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Congratulations to Pastor Frese!

Pastor Frese, war Veteran and purple heart recipient, besides serving as our pastor, also serves as the Wing Chaplain for the 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne, Indiana in the Indiana Air National Guard. He was named yesterday, out of approximately 300 chaplains nationwide, as the 2015 Outstanding Air National Guard (ANG) Chaplain (Samuel Stone Award).

Good Friday Tre Ore

Tre Ore means “Three Hours”

From 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. we will have three consecutive, separate services that can be attended straight through or individually, as you have time for.

The first hour (12:00 p.m.) is the Liturgy of the Catechumens with the sung Passion from St. John’s Gospel, Sermon, and Bidding Prayer.

The second hour (1:15 p.m.) is the Liturgy of the Holy Communion with the Adoration of the Cross, the Reproaches, and the Pange Lingua Glroioso (Hymn: Sing my Tongue).

The third hour (2:15 p.m.) is the Order of Vespers with sermon.

Those serving include:
The Reverend Douglas Punke, Zion Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne (Passion and Reproaches)
The Reverend David Petersen, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne (Preacher and Vespers Liturgist)
The Reverend Michael Frese, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne (Celebrant and Vespers Preacher)
The Reverend Doctor Daniel Reuning, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne (Kantor)
The Reverend Professor Robert Roethemeyer, Concordian Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (Deacon)
The Redeemer Parish Choir (Passion)

St. Luke’s passion

Check out St. Luke’s passion read alternating between the congregation (crowd, disciples, etc.), Pastor Petersen (Christ), and Pastor Frese (Narrator) here.

Can’t watch live?

Please visit our service archives at search for “Redeemer Fort Wayne” and you will see 30 days of recordings.

Redeemer’s Coat of Arms hanging in place

Our Coat of Arms was featured in an art show at Concordia Theological Seminary. Now it’s hanging back in place on our balcony front. This is what congregants see as they are exiting the Nave. What a blessing it is to have fine, liturgical art in our Nave.

Coat of arms in place

Solemn Vespers for the First Sunday after Easter

Join us for a Solemn Vespers at Redeemer Sunday afternoon, April 3, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Music will be provided by the Indiana Wesleyan University Early Music Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Jason L. Thompson.

Music by Thomas Tallis, Claudio Monteverdi, Johann Walter, Johann Hermann Schein, Giovanni Legrenzi, Biagio Marini, and Dario Castello, along with plenty of Plainchant.

Rev. David H. Petersen, preacher
Dr. Daniel G. Reuning, organist

Join us for Stations of the Cross

Every Friday in Lent, we will offer a self-paced, personal devotion in our Nave. This gives the parishioner a chance to meditate upon Christ’s love for us as He marched toward the cross. We provide a detailed bulletin with instructions, the space, and have an elder on duty to let people in from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Call the church office if you have any questions. 260-744-2585.