Redeemer Lutheran Church
202 West Rudisill Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46807-2498
The Reverend David H. Petersen, Pastor
Redeemer Lutheran Church is a Confessional congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod observing the Historic Liturgy in the heart of the city. We are a Church that transcends ethnic, linguistic, and class barriers and unites all in the saving Blood of Jesus Christ.
Since the Summer of 2000 Redeemer has been served by Pastor David H. Petersen. He is a dynamic preacher and teacher whose love for the Word of God is clear to all who hear him and explore the Scriptures with him. He is also a student of the Church, striving to maintain the rich Liturgical and Doctrinal heritage of Redeemer.
The Rev'd Dr. Daniel Reuning has served us as Kantor since 1987. He is an expert on Lutheran liturgy and music with a specialization in Bach. He leads the Service from the organ and as the choir director. As has historically been the case Redeemer continues to offer the very best in music, liturgy, and preaching on Sunday mornings. Dr. Reuning is the artistic director of the Bach Collegium--Fort Wayne.
We are located on the North side of Rudisill, two blocks West of Clinton St., between Harrison and Webster Streets. Parking is on the West side of the building. Handicap accessible.
Sunday Divine Service at 8 am & 10:30 am.
Sunday School at 9:15 am.
Wednesday Divine Service 10:30 am.
Thursday Divine Service 7:00 pm.
Confessions are heard from 6:15-6:45 pm am every Thursday or byappointment anytime.
Daily Eucharist: September through May, Monday through Thursday HolyCommunion at 7:10 am. During Advent, Christmastide, Lent, and Easter,the Holy Communion is also offered on Mondays at 7:10 am and onSaturdays at 10:30 am.
Feast days as announced.
We are located on the corner of Rudisill and Harrison, just two miles South of the Courthouse and are committed to this neighborhood and city.
Who we are and how we came to be
Redeemer Lutheran Church was founded as an English speaking congregation in 1892. At the time the predominant language of Lutheran Churches in Fort Wayne was German. Redeemer's members wanted to hold to the doctrinal heritage of their fathers, but be fully American in culture and language as well as welcome people who were not of German ancestry.
Originally Redeemer was located in downtown Fort Wayne near what is now the "elevated" railroad. By the early 1900's the Congregation outgrew its rented facilities. The parcel of land on the corner of Harrison and Rudisill was purchased and a building built. While still within the city, the congregation now had room to grow and a neighborhood around it. Over the years the building was expanded, neighboring lots purchased, and other improvements made.
In addition to the eternal welfare of souls, we are also concerned with social justice and aid to the needy. We currently support the Associated Churches Food Banks, clothing banks, and are generous with monetary assistance for helping those in need. Our building and parking lot are filled to capacity with weekly AA and AlAnon meetings. Finally, we provide many educational opportunities for the community. Our members receive scholarships for Lutheran education at local day schools, Concordia High School, and Lutheran colleges. We also provide many social functions and activities for our members and community.
From the Constitution...
Redeemer is a member congregation of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, belonging to the English District. It exists to serve and glorify God; to spread His kingdom by the preaching of His Word and administration of His Sacraments; to demonstrate God's love and compassion to the needy and downtrodden with physical and spiritual help; to build one another up in faith and love; and to provide religious instruction concerning the Evangelical Lutheran Church.