Special Interest Groups

There are several different opportunities for people to share in activities of interest to themselves.  Contact for help in connecting with any of the following groups:

Adult Bible Study

Two studies are offered at Our Redeemer Lutheran.  One is on Sunday morning at 10:45 following coffee and refreshments.  A second study is offered on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00.  Both are taught by the Pastor.  

Lutherische Kantorei

Lutherische Kantorei is the name of our male choral ensemble dedicated to singing several parts of our Sunday liturgy and occasionally even singing a special anthem or two.

Saturday Breakfast Bunch

Saturday Breakfast Bunch is a group of members and friends who gather at Kahala Zippy’s on Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast and conversation about anything and everything.  Never boring!

Until Zippy’s reopens, we are temporarily meeting at Denny’s on Kapahulu in Waikiki.


Benchwarmers attend various sports events at the University of Hawaii.

Nimrod Society

Nimrod Society is a group of gun owners who like to go to local firing ranges for target practice.


Past Activities/Events:

Reverse Advent Calendar:

All of the boxes of items collected from our Reverse Advent Calendar were delivered to River of Life just in time to be handed out to those in need.  On average, River of Life gives out donated items to over 600 people per month.  Thanks to all those who donated items as suggested in the table below but all the other donations as well.  Thanks to Nelda and Jerry for taking the items down to River of Life.

Dec. 1 – Box of Cereal

Dec. 2 – Peanut Butter

Dec. 3 – Stuffing Mix

Dec. 4 – Boxed Potatoes

Dec. 5 – Macaroni & Cheese

Dec. 6 – Canned Fruit

Dec. 7 – Canned Tomatoes

Dec. 8 – Canned Tuna

Dec. 9 – Dessert Mix

Dec. 10 – Jar of Applesauce

Dec. 11 – Canned Sweet Potatoes

Dec. 12 – Cranberry Sauce

Dec. 13 – Canned Beans

Dec. 14 – Box of Crackers

Dec. 15 – Package of Rice

Dec. 16 – Package of Oatmeal

Dec. 17 – Package of Pasta

Dec. 18 – Spaghetti Sauce

Dec. 19 – Chicken Noodle Soup

Dec. 20 – Tomato Soup

Dec. 21 – Canned Corn

Dec. 22 – Canned Mix Vegetables

Dec. 23 – Canned Carrots

Dec. 24 – Canned Green Beans

2nd Sunday in Advent–Christmas Dinner

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

December 8 at 10:30 am

Some 30 members stayed for the catered Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings, including some special treats provided by some of the members.  As you can see, the serving tables were filled, with enough food for almost everyone to take something home as well.  Afterwards we played Christmas Bingo, thanks Ruth for being so creative and to Phil for calling.  Thank you Board of Community Life for a arranging  and to all for attending and the fellowship.

Easter Sunday

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

April 21, 2019 at 9:00 am

Approximately 85 people attended our Easter Service with all the pomp and circumstance necessary for the church holiday.  Karl again provided great music to lead us in the worship service as well as introduce the service and provide for classical recessional.  Following the service about 60 people stayed for the excellent pot-luck Easter brunch.  Five tables were filled with wonderful dishes and colorful fruit and scrumptious desserts.  No one went home hungry!!

Palm Sunday Brunch at the Hale Koa

Hale Koa Hotel – Banyan Tree Showroom

April 14, 2019 at 11:45 am

Approximately 30 people attended the Champagne Brunch at the Hale Koa Hotel.  Lots good times, food, and a glass of Champagne or Mimosas were enjoyed by all.  No one left hungry and all looking forward to next year.

Fifth Sunday Special Event

10 people stayed to enjoy Subway sandwiches provided by the Board of Community Life and desserts and snacks provided by those attending.  After the lunch the group decided to play “Apples to Apples”.  Lorine Pelletier and Max Hardoby were the winners, each collecting nine of the comparisons of Apples to Apples, but many seemed like “Apples to Oranges”!!

Walk to the Manger

December 23, 2018 

In addition to the Nativity Set that has been on display on University Avenue in front of the church since the first Sunday in Advent, as has been done for more than a dozen years, several members put on display in the back of the church their own personal Nativity sets.  Each with their own story.  Join us on Sunday to view these special sets.

Installation of Pastor Christian Rasmussen

October 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm

After several months of anticipation, at a grand celebration service, Pastor Christian was installed as the latest shepherd of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.  Following the service a Luau was served to all the guests in attendance.