Altar Guild

Altar Guild is a volunteer group of the church whose ministry is to care for the preparation of Holy Communion, the altar, vestments, vessels, and altar linens of the church. Altar Guild members prepare the altar for services, and clean up afterwards. Altar Guild members frequently supervise the decoration of the sanctuary.

Altar Guild

Our Redeemer has multiple Bible Study opportunities:

  • Tuesdays at 10:00 am at Luther Manor (Currently not meeting)
  • 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 9:00 am in the Solarium ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† - Women in the Word . (Does not meet in the Summer months)
  • Thursdays at 9:00 am Women's Bible Study in the Solarium ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†currently studying "The Fire and the Staff"
  • Fridays at 6:30 am Men's Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†currently studying "The Fire and the Staff"

Bible Study

Charity Guild of the LWML 

The Charity Guild of Our Redeemer is open to all women of the church.  Our meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month (except June and July) at 6:30 pm in the Solarium.

We enjoy interesting programs with speakers, along with refreshments and a short business meeting.  We contribute with a mite offering at each meeting which supports the LWML, both in Iowa and nationally. 

The LWML is for LCMS women where each woman is welcomed and encouraged to use her unique God-given gifts as she supports global missions and serves the Lord with gladness.

Charity Guild

Confirmation and Crosstown

On Wednesday evenings beginning in late August through early May, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm,  Confirmation and Crosstown classes are held for ages 3 through 8th grade.

Crosstown is held in the 4-yr old Preschool room for children ages 3 - 3rd grade.  They share a Bible story with a corresponding craft or activity.

Pre-confirmation and Confirmation classes are held for 4th - 8th grades. 

Confirmation / Crosstown

Evangelism and Social Ministry

Our Redeemer Email Prayer Chain

"In these days he went out the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God."  Luke 6:12 ESV

If you have a prayer request, please send a message to  All prayer requestst are confidential.

Our Redeemer's email prayer chain always needs more prayer warriors!  Please send your email address to: or talk to Kathy Kramer to join us in prayer.

Transportation Ministry

Are you in need of a ride Sunday Service and Bible class?  Contact Kathy Kramer or Tom Greenawalt via the church office to make arrangements.  We will do our best to accomodate you!

Are you available to drive a fellow member in Christ to church?  Please consider volunteering for this important ministry!  Contact Kathy Kramer  via the church office to volunteer.  Your services are needed!

Welcome Center

The Welcome Committee is in need of friendly greeters who like to make visitors feel comfortable and make them aware of the ministry opportunities that Our Redeemer has to offer. Greeters will introduce visitors to the pastors and others and offer to take the visitors on a tour of our building.

Food Pantry

Please consider donating non - expired, non - perishable items including macaroni & cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, soup, canned veggies, baked beans, canned fruit, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, etc. We also accept household items such as soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, & paper goods. All donations can be left in the shopping cart in the hall. We appreciate your generosity! 

Evangelism and Social Ministry

Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) 

This group of women meet on the third Thursday of each month during the day. 

The mission of the LWML is to promote a greater awareness of Mission Service among the women at Our Redeemer Congregation and support of the National Lutheran Women's Missionary League.  Their focus is to spread the mission of the Church locally, nationally and internationally.

LWML Society

Our Redeemer Choirs

We have 3 choirs at Our Redeemer.  They practice and sing or play from September through May.   In addition if you, or a group would like to share your musical talent during church services, anytime but especially during the summer months when the choirs are on break we are always looking for volunteers.

Contact the church office or any of the choir directors listed below directly if you are interested in participating or have questions.

SENIOR CHOIR     Senior Choir is always open for new singers, High School age & up. We meet Wednesday at 6 pm, in the Sanctuary to practice, we sing twice per month at both services and also at special services.  Mark Stevens is Sr Choir Director.

JUNIOR CHOIR     Junior Choir is held every Wednesday evening from 5:25 - 5:55 pm, Sept - May. We sing one Sunday a month. We practice before early church at 7:35 am & for the 2nd service we sing the Call to Worship so that your child may leave without staying for 2 services. Children of reading age - 8th grade are encouraged to join us.  Alice Klinkhammer is Jr Choir Director.

TONE CHIMES CHOIR      Tone Chimes Choir practices on Monday, from 4:30 - 5:15 pm, just 45 minutes weekly. Being able to read music is not required to join.  We play one Sunday a month at both services.  Ann Scott is Tone Chimes Choir director.


Our Redeemer Preschool

Our Redeemer Preschool is dedicated to providing children with Early Childhood experiences to supplement those learned at home. Our Preschool offers young children (ages 3-5) a Christian setting in which to grow, to learn, and to develop physically, spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and socially.

Our Redeemer Preschool offers four sessions to best accommodate each individual child.  2-day programs for 3-yr-old preschoolers & 4-day programs for 4 or 5-yr-old preschoolers

Our Redeemer Preschool is a non-profit Christian preschool licensed by the State of Iowa. It complies with all the standards set forth by the Department of Human Services, Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards, and Iowa Quality Rating Scale (Level 4).  

Contact Pre-school director Amy Kruse at 563-588-1247 x 110, or check out our website

Our Redeemer Preschool

Sunday School is held every Sunday year round at Our Redeemer.  

We encourage everyone to attend!  

Opening is held in the Fellowship Hall at 9:15 am before children are dismissed to classrooms until 10:15 am.

  • PreK (as soon as they turn 3) - Held in 3 Year old Preschool room
  • Kindergarten - 1st Grade - Held in Classroom A¬†
  • 2nd - 3rd Grade - Held in Classroom C¬†
  • 4th - 5th Grade - Held in Classroom B
  • Middle school & High school - Held in Solarium ¬†
  • Adult Bible Study currently studying the Book of Revelation - Held in Fellowship Hall

Sunday School

Vacation Bible School

Each summer Our Redeemer holds a themed Vacation Bible School in July.  

Classes for students age 3 by January 1 of the current year through those completing 5th grade are held Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 11:30 pm 

Opening and closing service, a Bible story based class time with a new Bible story each day and matching crafts, snacks and skits every day.

There is no charge, all are welcome to attend.  We ask for volunteers and donations each year from our congregation.

Vacation     Bible School

Youth Group

Our Redeemer Youth Group is for students  6th grade - 12th grade. 

Our main focus is on Study, Service, and Fellowship. We try to meet once a month for an activity that relates to a Bible study, a service project, or student fellowship.  In September, high school students are chosen to be officers for the group.  As a group, all members suggest ideas for activities to be held throughout the year.  Such activities include, game nights, Wednesday night church meals, Easter breakfast, Christmas progressive dinner, Veterans dinner, bowling and more.  We also help with the peach sale fundraiser in August that supports the cost of our activities, as well as the Higher Things Conference held each summer.  Beth Schadel is the current youth group director.  Please contact the office, Beth or look for sign up boards if you are interested in attending the youth group activities. 

Youth Group