Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
14722 Morris Ave
Allen Park, Michigan 48101
Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church was founded on January 20, 2006.
We came together to form a congregation based on Holy Scripture.
After much discussion and prayer we held our first official service on Sunday February 5, 2006.
We believe that the church is the assembly of all believers among who the Gospel is preached in its truth and purity and that the sacraments are administered according to the Gospel.
(Augsburg Confession-Article VII.)
Christ Our Redeemer is a congregation who truly cares for each other. A congregation where we confess, worship, believe and live the faith of Christ who is our Redeemer! Our congregation is small and growing. We are a "family" who care about each other. Individuals who all have special gifts that God has given us to use. We encourage one another to share those gifts to glorify God. We invite you to join us
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Christ Our Redeemer is a true Lutheran Church.
We accept and acknowledge that all the Canonical books of the Old and New Testament as the inspired and revealed word of God
We believe that all of the writings contained in the Book of Concord of 1580 are a true and sound
representation of Christian doctrine, taken from and in agreement with Holy Scripture
The Apostle's Creed, Nicene Creed, and Athanasian Creed ( a creed is simply a statement of what we believe) The unaltered Augsburg ConfessionThe Apology of the Augsburg Confession The Smalcald ArticlesLuther's Large CatechismLuther's Small Catechism The Formula of Concord
In simple terms, we base all that we teach on the Holy Bible, in word and sacraments.
Obtaining a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Theological Seminary in 1995, Reverend Mark Raitz began to fulfill his dream. Mark's parents raised him according to their strong faith in the Lutheran religion. He attended Lutheran schools his entire young life eventually attending Concordia College studying music and theology. He taught in elementary and high school education until deciding to enter into the ministry. At his ordination in June of 1995, he made an oath to God that he would remain true to the Lutheran Confession of faith and not veer from God's true word. Newly ordained he found his calling challenging and decided that he needed to search his soul and find his place in ministry. After several years of indecision God led him back to his true calling. Thus, Christ Our Redeemer was formed and began in a living room with only a few people. His passion is in teaching the pure gospel of Christ and his vow was to share the wisdom of the cross to all who would listen. By doing that he would be able to live his ministry every day
February 5th 2016 Pastor Raitz, along with his congregation, celebrated 10 years of praising God and sharing the TRUE faith. We began with God, and a few people in a living room and the knowledge that:
"For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” Matt.18:20
Christ Our Redeemer has grown and moved into a beautiful church that God has seen fit to provide for all to worship in. Pastor Mark has been blessed with a gift and he uses that gift to please God every single day. His enthusiasm for God's word is contagious!
Our "family" atmosphere is our most important goal.
We want to be close to one another, giving love and support to every member.
Teaching the Gospel in its truth and purity. In today's society we want to live in the Gospel but we can not forget that God also gave us the Law.
Supporting our Community and Neighbors.
Being a good neighbor to people who are in need and giving them a place where they can experience the peace that only God can give.
Reasons not to go to church
I believe in God, why do I have to go to church
It doesn't say in the bible I have to go to church
I work six days a week, I need a day to sleep
I'm too busy to go to church
The only thing a church wants is money
The sermons are dull, music is boring, people are hypocrites.
Why you should attend Church
Because you believe in God!
Learning- the word is being taught in it's purity How to
read Gods word and how to understand it.
Strength- we grow in strength as we study God's word
Peace- knowing God is ALWAYS there no matter what.
Love- you learn to love the way God loves
Forgiveness- you learn to forgive yourself as well as others
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another --------and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
We believe that the Bible is the TRUE word of God and is not open for human interpretation. Pastor Raitz has a Masters Degree in Divinity and has studied the Greek as well as Hebrew, We examine God's word with its original meanings and do not put our own twist on it.
18 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written