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God's Work our Hands Day 9/8/13 with participation from Lutherans of the ELCA Worldwide.

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Mission Statement

We, the members of Redeemer, strive, above all else, to give glory to God through our faith in Jesus Christ and through service to our neighbor. We believe the all-powerful, dynamic Spirit of God propels us to be faithful witnesses by calling us to provide inspirational worship, sound biblical preaching and teaching, meaningful fellowship, and acts of compassion and commitment to our neighbor. We at Redeemer are gathered in Christ, growing in faith, and building on love.

About Us

What We Believe
We are a church who believes we are saved by the grace of God in Jesus Christ, through faith. Our beliefs and identity are centered on Jesus Christ. We confess that the Holy Scriptures are the Word of God and are the norm of its faith and life. We accept, teach, and confess the Apostles', the Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds and acknowledge the Lutheran Confessions as the true witness and faithful expositions of the Holy Scriptures. Our theology is rooted in the Lutheran Confessions, the history of the Apostolic witness, and are consistent with the traditional beliefs of the church Fathers. Through Word and Sacrament, we are enlightened and empowered to spread the good news of God's love, in Jesus Christ, and to serve others.

Mission Statement
We, the members of Redeemer, strive, above all else, to give glory to God through our faith in Jesus Christ and through service to our neighbor. We believe the all-powerful, dynamic Spirit of God propels us to be faithful witnesses by calling us to provide inspirational worship, sound biblical preaching and teaching, meaningful fellowship, and acts of compassion and commitment to our neighbor. We at Redeemer are gathered in Christ, growing in faith, and building on love.

History
The English Evangelical Lutheran Church of Redeemer, Monaca, Pennsylvania, is an offshoot of The United Evangelical Protestant Church of St. Peter's, Monaca, Pennsylvania. In 1832, a group of German settlers known as the Harmony Society (also known as Economists), broke away from their Ambridge community under the leadership of Count DeLeon. Monaca was called Phillipsburg. They built St. Peter's Lutheran Church in 1833, uniting several Lutheran background groups. The services were in German. 

As more ethnic European groups settled in the area and as the children grew up, a need arose for more use of the English language in the church and school, which had been started by St. Peter's in 1840. Around 1849, The Rev. Dr. William Passavant, a Lutheran and tireless missionary, came to America. With the help of Rev. Henry Reck, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, in Rochester, he tried to establish an English speaking Lutheran church here, in 1865. The English speaking church fell apart, but it was revived in 1879 by Rev. Passavant and in May, 1882, a temporary organization was made with 20 adult members.

On October 24, 1886, Rev. Passavant was called to be the first pastor. On July 1, 1887 a permanent organization was formed. That same year they were received into the Pittsburgh Synod. The next seven years, the members held their worship services in St. Peter's. Then, on February 16, 1888, members voted to build their own church. The cornerstone was laid September 2, 1888. For 21 years Redeemer was a mission church of the Pittsburgh Synod, but on July 1, 1909, now free from debt, it became a self-supporting congregation. The new parsonage was built and dedicated in 1959. The dedication of the new church building soon followed in 1966. Since then, Redeemer has had some changes to its building, but the church's understanding and passion for God's mission has never changed. Redeemer continues to be involved in the community and partners with other organizations to serve and love others.

Pastor
Pastor Robert Strobel is a resident of Pittsburgh.  Pastor Strobel is married and has three children and two grandchildren.  Pastor is serving Lutheran Church of the Redeeme on interium basis.  Pastor Strobel is devoted to serving and not only visits our shut-ins, but delivers sermons that are relative and TO THE POINT.

 

Sunday School

Sunday School is the same time as church service.  This will give the children time to learn at their level and assist the parents in hearing God's word as well.  We have a rotating group of wonderful Sunday School Teachers that we are extremely proud of. We have Courtney Mottes who has her teaching credentials and teaches in public schools.  We also have Marsha and John Menda whose children grew up with our Church. We have Bridget Robertson who is a teacher in public schools and has three children growing in our Church.  Last but not least we have Susan Pierce who is a nurse and has a great deal of experience with children. Lori Brown coordinates some of the activities and assists when needed. What a fantastic group or people we have  and they also have the backing of the entire congregation in their efforts with OUR KIDS.