Welcome to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
For nearly 20 years our mission statement read: "We are all God's children, working together to make Christ known." Inside our walls and, hopefully also among those outside who know us, just how fiercely we hold this to be true has been known. However, to proactively proclaim this, we proudly now stand certified as a Reconciling in Christ congregation, empowered by our belief in the equal right of ALL God's children to enter/stand/sit/pray/serve here, accepted as such. This we believe and practice:
We are all one in the body of Christ. None of us is greater or lesser in the eyes of God. You are welcome, whoever you are: queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and straight; rich and poor; transgender and cisgender; young and old; those with physical limitations and those without; mainstream and marginalized; black, white, and all the colors in between; live-long Lutheran and first-time attendee.
We welcome you to Our Redeemer, as fellow members of the body of Christ.
We are the ELCA...radicals by grace!
This is Christ’s church. There is a place for you here. We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person — questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world. [from the ELCA home page: www.elca.org]
In these days of political and social turmoil we take courage and comfort in the words of Indiana-Kentucky Synod Bishop Bill Gafjken’s further reminder that we do not, and need not, agree about everything to still respect each and every person as one of God’s own. “To do so is to offer the radical welcome of Jesus to each other."
That's what we're about.
Located at the heart of the Mapleton Fall Creek neighborhood, Our Redeemer's mission in Indianapolis began in 1920 as the first English-speaking Lutheran congregation. Our heritage continues to propel our ministry into new realms, serving the city and loving our neighbors to the glory of God.