Redeemer Burlington NC

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What do we do? Easy. Come here to get your sins forgiven, to learn about God, to learn how to pray, to learn how to love and serve your God and your neighbor. 
  1. Q
    What are your services like?
    Our services are "liturgical," which means that we follow the order of services that the church has followed since the early years. While there's a formality, it's not stuffy, and our service book is easy to follow along, and if you get lost, someone nearby will be glad to help you.
  2. Q
    If I attend, do I have to stand up and introduce myself?
    In a word, no. While we welcome visitors and those hoping to join us, no one is forced to do anything. We won't single you out. We are a small congregation, so it's likely we'll know you're a guest, but that only means we welcome you in our midst.
  3. Q
    If I attend, do I have to commune?
    Certainly not. In communion, we believe in the scriptural testimony that in the bread and wine, we are receiving Christ's real Body for our salvation, and while we welcome all to our services, if you wish to commune, and are unfamiliar with this teaching, we ask you to not commune until you've had the chance to speak with our pastor or a church elder.
  4. Q
    If I want to join, how do I do that?
    It kind of depends on where you are in your spiritual life. If you're new to the Christian faith, we'd invite you first to be in the services as much as you're able, and get a feel for the faith and God's word. When you're ready, we'll provide you with instruction about the faith and encourage you to be baptized. If your background is from another church body, we'll likewise provide instruction and study. If you're a member of another congregation of the LCMS, we'll arrange for a transfer of membership. Start by speaking with our pastor or a church elder, and we'll get the process started.
  5. Q
    How can you believe that Christ's Body and Blood are in the Lord's Supper? Isn't it just a symbol?
    St. Paul (I Corinthians 10:16 says, "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?" In other words, we believe that we receive both bread and Christ's body, both wine and Christ's blood. This is clearly miraculous, and is not something we or anyone else can explain. But we also believe that it's important to simply trust what God has said, and this is what God's word says about His Supper.
  6. Q
    Will I be forced to do stuff?
    No, that's not the way we operate. We encourage you to use any gifts and talents that God has given you, but we certainly would never force any service on someone.
  7. Q
    What do you believe about Baptism?
    Martin Luther in his Small Catechism wrote: "Baptism works forgiveness of sins, rescues from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God declare." (see Mark 16:16). When asked how could water do such great things, he responds: Certainly not just water, but the word of God in and with the water does these things, along with the faith which trusts this word of God in the water. For without God’s word the water is plain water and no Baptism. But with the word of God it is a Baptism, that is, a life-giving water, rich in grace, and a washing of the new birth in the Holy Spirit, as St. Paul says in Titus, chapter three: “He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by His grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy saying.” (Titus 3:5–8)"
  8. Q
    I have another question ...
    Then please ask! We welcome your questions. Our pastor is Chuck Spomer, and his phone is 314-704-1732. Our elder is Jim Huffman, and his phone is 336-260-2370.