Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

Location and Service Times

Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church
750 Moss Ave (at Hawthorne)
Chico, California 95926
(530) 342-6085

Rev. Donald Jordan, Pastor

9:00 Sunday School (ages 3 and up)
9:00 Adult Bible Class
10:00 Divine Service of Holy Communion

Holy Communion

The Sacrament of the Altar is administered in accordance with the Holy Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions.  It is celebrated in the joyous confidence that the bread and wine is Christ's true Body and Blood for the forgiveness of our sins.

Besides receiving Christ's Body and Blood in this Sacrament, all who commune at this altar also make a confession of the faith that is confessed in the congregations of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, witnessing to our doctrinal unity in the Christian faith.  Therefore, those who have not been instructed in the Lutheran faith, or who hold membership/commune in another fellowship, are asked to refrain from receiving communion at this time. Speak to Pastor about classes that will prepare you to receive communion according to God's Word.

Visiting members of Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregations who wish to commune, please contact Pastor Jordan at 530.342.6085 or .net in order to announce for Holy Communion.

Communicants: Examine your life and faith (1 Corinthians 11:27) as you come to receive the true body and blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of sins. Use "Christian Questions and Answers" p. 329 (Lutheran Service Book) for self-examination.

Individual confession and absolution by appointment

Redeemer Lutheran Church is a community of believers saved by God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ. As a people enabled by the Spirit, we are committed to regular worship and the use of the sacraments, studying and teaching the Bible, praying, using our gifts and talents in God's service, for the caring and nurturing of others and sharing the message of God's salvation so that God is glorified and all people may know Jesus as their Savior and Lord.

We are a Confessional Lutheran congregation that receives the gifts of Christ in Word and Sacrament in the historic liturgies of the Christian church. We have pledged ourselves to the doctrine of the Bible, both law and gospel and to the correct confession of scripture as contained in the Book of Concord, our Lutheran Confessions of faith. Our congregation uses Lutheran Service Book in its services.

Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church and our synod, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant word of God. This means that we believe that the Bible, as it was written in its original languages, is without error.

Based on this understanding of the Bible, we believe what it clearly teaches regarding creation, salvation and sanctification.

We believe that Genesis chapters one and two are factual accounts of creation and we therefore reject the false teaching of evolution which has no scientific basis, but is simply another of Satan's schemes to lead people away from the truth.

We believe that we are saved by the grace of God, through faith in Jesus Christ and not by any of our own works. When Jesus died on the cross, He paid for the sins of all mankind. His resurrection from the dead guarantees our resurrection to life in the new heavens and new earth. All who believe in Him will be saved. All who do not believe in Him will be lost in hell forever. Our Lord gives us the treasures of salvation in the means of grace; baptism, holy communion, holy absolution, the preaching of the gospel, and in our conversations with one another.

We believe that those who are saved will do the good works that God wants them to do, not in order to be saved, but because they are saved. We call these acts "Sanctification" as we live our vocations each day, glorifying God and serving our neighbor in love.

We welcome you to the Lord's church and desire that you come to be part of the body of Christ at Redeemer.

Coming Events Adult Bible Class - Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Lenten Evening Prayer, March 4, 11, 18, 7:00 p.m. with Soup Suppers, 6:00 p.m.
Palm Sunday, March 29, Divine Service, 10:00 a.m.
Maundy Thursday, April 2, Divine Service, 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday, April 3, Chief Service, 12:00 p.m., Tenebrae Service, 7:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday, April 4, Easter Vigil, 7:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 5, Divine Service, 10:00 a.m.
Resurrection of Our Lord - Easter Day, April 5, Divine Service, 10:00 a.m. with Easter Breakfast and Flowering of the Cross, 8:00 a.m.

Campus Ministry Lutheran Student Fellowship/Christ on Campus is an official student organization at Chico State and we welcome all students to participate, as well as Butte College students.  Young adults and college students meet monthly at the church for dinner fellowship, activities, and devotions.  Periodic retreats are held with other campus ministries and we attend the Higher Things conferences.  Contact Pastor Jordan for more information or if you wish to be added to our e-mail list for notices of activities. Youth Group The youth group is composed of Junior High and High School youth who meet for activities and service projects.  We participate in Higher Things youth conferences.

Sunday School Sundays, 9:00 - 9:45, classes for Kindergarten - Adult are held in three classes;  elementary, junior high/high school, and adults.  "Our Life in Christ" is the curriculum used for the children. 

Thursday Bible Class Each Thursday, 9:30-11:00, in the Fireside Room, we study God's Word with topical, book, and doctrinal studies of God's Word.  Pastor Jordan is the teacher.

Transportation A handicapped accessible van with wheelchair lift is used each Sunday morning to transport those who need a ride to the Divine Service.  For information or to reserve a ride, call the church office.

Church is Fully Accessible for Those with Needs

Our church is fully accessible to those with mobility and other needs.  There are no steps on the premises and ease of entry is evident.  We have a fully-accessible restroom which is unisex or allows for an attendant, and a changing table for infants is provided.  There are pew cut-outs to permit worshippers using wheelchairs or walkers, and holy communion is distributed on the floor level to all.  A large-print bulletin is provided to assist those with sight impairment.

Lutheran Women's Missionary League - Mary/Martha "Serving The Lord With Gladness," Mary Martha Society is Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church's local branch of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League. Meetings are generally the second Saturday of the month. See the calendar for actual dates and times. MusicSunday morning services are enhanced by the sound of our new Ahlborn-Galanti 2300 organ played by Rev. David Bunting.

Bell Choir led by Sharon Schaffert meets for practice Thursdays at 6:00 pm September - May

Quilters Our Quilters sew and distribute thousands of quilts to several organizations in our community, such as Drug Endangerment, Esplanade House, Enloe Hospital Nursery, Glen County Hospital, Torres community Shelter, Touchtone, V.E.C.T.O.R., The Well Ministry, Women's Resource Clinic, Sarah House, Sabbath Home, The Jesus Center, the homeless and homebound members. Quilters meets Tuesday from 9:00am to noon.

ResourcesRedeemer History
Lutherans have long Chico history - Chico Enterprise Record by Larry Mitchell
Old bell still rings over Redeemer church - Chico Enterprise Record by Larry Mitchell
Three Crosses: Redeemer, Faith Lutheran churches diverge on unity - Chico Enterprise Record by Larry Mitchell
Here is what some other old-timers recall about the old Redeemer Lutheran Church on 16th Street: - Chico Enterprise Record by Larry Mitchell
Criticism doesn't surprise Redeemer Pastor - Chico Enterprise Record by Larry Mitchell
Don't Confuse All Lutherans
Elder Assignments
Funeral Plans
Grief Booklet
Help for the Dying
Lutheran Liturgical Service
Marriage Manual
Narrative Communion Service
Parish Hall Use Application
Commentary - Reconsidering Cremation by Ralph G. Tausz

Member Forms Baptism Application
Biography Form

Membership Information Form
Time/Talent Survey
Constitution and ByLaws
Job Descriptions

Related LinksHigher Things
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California-Nevada-Hawaii District LCMS
Lutheran Women's Missionary League
California-Nevada-Hawaii LWML
The Book of Concord
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Lutheran Liturgical Churches
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Issues, ETC
Concordia Publishing House
Lutheran Heritage Foundation

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Redeemer maintains a modest food bank, administered by the Board of Elders, for use of needy members and local sojourners. The food bank is restocked as required, via the donations of Redeemer members.

Any and all donations are welcomed but the following guideline of most valued items may be useful to food donors:

  • Any nourishing, high calorie foods
  • Foods sized for individual servings
  • Frozen meals; breakfast, lunch or dinner
  • Soups, canned or dried
  • Canned beans or chili
  • Condiments (small containers are best)
KRCR T.V. Interview with Pastor Jordan in Response to Supreme Court's Rulings on Homosexual Marriage

March 1, 2015 Second Sunday in Lent | Bulletin
February 22, 2015 First Sunday in Lent | Bulletin
February 18, 2015 Ash Wednesday | Bulletin
February 15, 2015 The Transfiguration of Our Lord
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February 8, 2015 Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
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February 1, 2015 Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
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January 25, 2015 Third Sunday after Epiphany
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January 18, 2015 Second Sunday after Epiphany
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January 11, 2015 Baptism of Our Lord
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January 6,2015 Epiphany of Our Lord
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January 4, 2015 Second Sunday of Christmas | Bulletin

Redeemer Stained Glass Windows

The Nativity - Sanctuary
The Little Children - Sanctuary
The Last Supper - Sanctuary
The Annunciation - Sanctuary
The Cross - Sanctuary
The Resurrection - Sanctuary
Baptism - Narthex
Ministry - Narthex
Resurrection - Narthex
Redemption - Narthex
The Luther Rose - Choir Loft


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Sermons from Redeemer on Radio
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 p.m.

KKXX, FM 104.5, AM 930, Streaming broadcast: 

If you wish to sponsor the radio broadcasts, contact the office.

Podcasts of Pastor Jordan on KKXX, "Live, Local Talk with Jerry Olenyn"

A Response to Atheists
January 9, 2015

Martin Luther and the Reformation
October 24, 2014

Suffering, Part 2
August 21, 2014

Suffering, Part 1
August 20, 2014

End Times
August 9, 2014

Arizona Religious Freedom Bill
Ash Wednesday/Lent
March 28, 2014

Abortion and the Forgiven of Sin
January 17, 2014

"The Nation of Israel and the Church"
July 10, 2013

"Reign of the Watchers" - Merry Lervold - Part 2
June 11, 2013

"4 Kenya's Kids" - Pastor Dennis Meeker
June 6, 2013

"Preparing for Death"
May 31, 2013

"Reign of the Watchers" - Merry Lervold
May 30, 2013

"Life of a Pastor"
May 22, 2013

Maundy Thursday
March 28, 2013

Ash Wednesday, Lent, and St. Valentine
February 13, 2013

Lutherans For Life
January 22, 2013



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