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
The 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.
Worship with 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.
Meet Our Interim Pastor
Born and raised in Nebraska, Reverend Adam Miller-Stubbendick received his B.A. in religion from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota in 2004. He received a Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in Chicago, Illinois in 2008 and was ordained on August 3rd of the same year. Pastor Adam spent his internship year of seminary in Cairo, Egypt.
Pastor Adam has served congregations in Nebraska, and western New York, and was the Assistant Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life at Elon University.
Pastor Adam and his wife Jordan, also an ELCA pastor, have two sons, Julian and Ari. Reverends Adam and Jordan have been called to serve as ELCA YAGM country coordinators here in Jerusalem and the West Bank.