English Speaking Congregation

Rev. Dr. Angela Zimmann

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The English-speaking Congregation of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and a vital part of the work of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL). We are a diverse congregation with a variety of expressions of the Christian faith: groups, nationalities, and backgrounds, leading and participating in our gathered community.

In this land twenty centuries ago, the Church was born. God filled the newborn Church with God’s Spirit and with an abundance of gifts to carry out its mission to proclaim the Kingdom of God to all the world.

That mission continues at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Like the early apostles, we witness to God’s presence, grace, and love for all people in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ. Our worship together recreates the life of Jesus and the vitality of his community. We follow the rhythm of the church year, commencing with Advent in December, which leads into the sharing of Christmas in the land of our Lord’s birth. The long period of preparation for Easter culminates in remembrance of Jesus’ death and then a joyous celebration of Easter only meters from where his Resurrection took place.

St. John’s Chapel
light-over-crossThe chapel in which we worship was built in the early 12th century as part of a large pilgrim hostel and convent named St. Mary Latine Minor and was one of many structures erected in Jerusalem by the Crusader Knights of St. John. The chapel and courtyard were restored again in 1995 to reflect their 12th century character.
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Where to Find Us
Join us for worship! You are most welcome, whether you are a recent arrival in Jerusalem, a long-term resident, or a guest or visitor to the Holy Land. The English-speaking Congregation of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer invites you to worship on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in St. John’s Chapel.

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is located in the Old City of Jerusalem, in the Christian Quarter, about 50 meters from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The white stone tower of Redeemer, which may help to orient you, is one of Jerusalem’s tallest landmarks. The English-speaking Congregation meets in St. John’s Chapel, part of the Redeemer Church complex.
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Meet Our Pastors

Angela and Martin Zimmann serve as co-pastors of the English-speaking congregation at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem and they also serve as special assistant to the Bishop of the ELCJHL, Bishop Munib Younan. They live in East Jerusalem with their children Seth (13) and Chelsea (9). Angela and Martin were licensed foster parents for 4 years in Ohio. Martin was the chair of the companion synod task force in the SE MI Synod to the ELCJHL for 5 years. Angela was twice-elected to the county-wide school board in Toledo, Ohio, recently ran for US Congress in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District. Prior to moving to Jerusalem, Martin taught at Siena Heights University and served part-time at St. Luke’s Lutheran in Temperance, Michigan. Angela was a faculty member at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and the pastor at Trinity Lutheran in Riga, Michigan for nearly nine years. Both have Ph.D degrees from Bowling Green.
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Service Times
Sunday: 9:00 a.m.
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Contact Information
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
English Speaking Congregation
P.O.Box 14076
Jerusalem 91140 (via Israel)

Office: 972-(0)2-626-6800
Direct: 972-(0)2-626-6860
Fax: 972-(0)2-628-5764
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