Welcome to the website for Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church and Preschool in Brecksville, Ohio! A member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), our congregation's mission is to engage people in the ministries of worship, learning, witness and service that the Word of God in Jesus Christ may transform their lives. CRLC is a congregation that draws people to the transforming love of Christ through opportunities for diverse worship and learning, spiritual growth, personal stewardship and service to the community and the world.



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5:00 p.m. Saturdays
8:00 a.m.
   9:15-11:30a.m. Our Children's Room is open during Sunday School &  the 10:30am service.
  9:15 a.m.

Sunday School for All Ages


Holy Communion is available to those who are homebound, ill, or otherwise unable to attend regular worship services. Available by contacting the church office to schedule. 440-526-2303 or office@crlcbrecksville.org



This year we are going to hold our Advent midweek services on Wednesday at 7PM in the evening. Plan now to make this a part of your December worship to God. This year we will be highlighting Christ’s arrival with the theme: The Circle of Light:


Wednesday, December 3rd: The Circle of Hope

Wednesday, December 10th: The Circle of Comfort

Wednesday, December 17th: The Circle of Joy


Messiah Sing-a-Long at Trinity Cathedral - Wed. Dec 17 at noon -CRLC carpool


Carol Sing-a-Long - Sunday Dec 21 at 10:30 AM at CRLC



5:30pm –  Children’s Service

7:30pm -   Holy Communion Christmas Service

11:00pm – Holy Communion Christmas Service


 Christmas Celebration - Sunday Dec 28 at 9:30 AM

(there will be one service in place of 8am & 10:30am services)

Flier to other churches

Martin Luther & Prayer

Adult Sunday School Class

Sundays, November 9, 16, 23

9:15am in Chapelview Room

Pat McRoberts will lead this discussion. 

 Advent & Christmas Discussion

Adult Sunday School Class

Sundays, December 7 & 21

Pastor Randy will lead these two session dealing with Advent and Chistmas.  We will look at things such as the story of the Chirstmas Carol and the hymn Silent Night, as well as some Advent and Christmas trivia. 


 All Saints treeAll Saint's Day

Naming the saints in your life

              On November 1-2 we honored the saints of our faith by inscribing their names on leaves and placing them on a tree "planted" on the wall in the narthex. You are invited to take a leaf (or several) and write the name of a significant person on each leaf who has died in the faith and place it on the tree.   This will be a visual reminder to the whole congregation of the saints of CRLC.


Northeastern Ohio Synod
Fall Bishop’s Gathering

Caring for Body, Spirit, and Mind

Sunday, November 23rd from 3pm-5:45pm
A light supper will be served.
Event Cost: $7person– please pay at the door

Workshops offered:
Please choose only two:
Killing Sacred Cows: How Budgets Relate to Mission:
This will help participants raise appropriate questions when congregations consider trimming or eliminating budget lines. Rev. David Anderson or Pat Hardwick
Parish Nursing Opportunities: 

Parish nurses or health teams can direct a wide variety of activities that support the physical, mental and spiritual health of those in your community.

Learn more with parish nurse, Jill Koubal
Emergency Preparedness:

For congregations this means that certain actions need to have taken place BEFORE the emergency happens. Is your congregation prepared? Find out more with Barb Woodard or Pat Carlisle, a Lutheran Disaster Relief Volunteer and NEOS LDR Task Force Coordinator.
Lutheran Youth Gathering 2015: Detroit

Learn more about attending this significant event for the youth in your congregation. NE Ohio Coordinators – Darlene Waugh or the Rev. Kathy Kluck
Non-traditional VBS:

The old 1960s model not working for you? Hear from sister congregations and be encouraged to try VBS with a different format.
Personal Finances: 

This interactive workshop is for people who want to manage their money in a way that aligns with their values, including practical topics such as setting goals, balanced spending, finding money to save for your goals and how credit and debt impact your financial well-being. This is a ‘sampler session.’ Thrivent associates are willing to lead a full four session class in your congregation.
The Gathering will feature a presentation by
Bishop Abraham Allende.
There will also be a “Get acquainted”
with the Bishop opportunity for congregations.


To Register:
Contact Kathy Lender: klender@neos-elca.org or 330-929-9022.  In the subject of the email place the date for which you are registering. Include your congregation and town as well as the names of all who will be attending. The deadline for registering is November 15th.




Kaley                           Congratulations Kaley!

Kaley O'Donnell, Pastor Randy's daughter, was recently accepted into the YAGM (Young Adults in Global Mission) program of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). She has been placed to serve in the United Kingdom in Streatham, a suburb of London.  She will leave on August 13th and serve in the mission field for one year.  (Marikka Pretz-Anderson and Jackie Schuhle also participated in this ministry.)  For those who would like to support Kaley and the YAGM program, you can mark an envelope as"YAGM-Kaley" and it will be credited to her.  Checks can be made to CRLC. You can follow Kaley on her blog at http://teacupsandtestament.blogspot.com/

Thank you for your support.   Click here to read Kaley's newsletter.                                                            

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