Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

"Saving lives and inspiring hope in our community through the transforming power of God's love."

The Power of God's Love


A congregation on the edge of Sanford, Redeemer is located across from the Dairy Queen on S. Oak Avenue, just one block south of S.R. 46.  Gathering to worship and proclaim our Risen Lord, Jesus Christ, through the ministry of Word and Sacrament, we trust in the power of God’s love that transforms hearts and lives.

We believe that each and every person is a child of God, and strive to warmly welcome all people.  Committed to ministry that reaches out with compassion and welcomes all people in the name of Christ, your presence enriches us greatly.

Join us in worshiping God, growing with us in the love of Christ Jesus and working with us to do God’s will.  Sunday worship services are at 10:30 am, preceded by a time of conversation and fellowship at 10 am.

Saving Lives


Life at Redeemer is marked by activities that foster growth in faith and relationships. By intentionally spending time together as a family of believers, our lives are saturated with the saving grace that is ours through Christ. We thoughtfully focus on learning and immersing ourselves in God’s Word through:

Children’s Christian Education:  Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at Redeemer offer a spiritual home for children of all ages that fills them with a deeper knowledge and love of God.

Adult Christian Education and Small Groups: Bible Study and gatherings at Redeemer offer opportunities for Christian formation by pursuing knowledge and fellowship in which truth and love permeate conversations and discussions.

Youth Ministry:  Youth events at Redeemer offer young people a chance to develop intellectually (mind), physically (body) and spiritually (faith) with the goal of maturing into a faith that serves the Kingdom of God.


Motivated by the Spirit, Redeemer’s congregation is sensitive to the concerns of the community and embraces a social responsibility that glorifies the Creator.  By adopting a multi-faceted presence in the community, Redeemer visibility is established and maintained as a transforming presence and beacon of hope through:

Safe Oasis at Redeemer (SOAR): An after-school program that provides a safe respite and mentoring to local elementary students on Wednesday afternoons.

Sanford Police Department:  Involvement in the chaplaincy program that allows the Redeemer staff insight and involvement in the community that is up- close and personal.

Sanford Parade: Entry in the annual holiday parade that brings an awareness to the crowds lining Sanford’s streets of Redeemer’s longstanding presence and impact in the community.

Inspiring Hope

The members of Redeemer are committed to planning for a future guided by the Holy Spirit that we hope will bring about:

The use of the Gospel to change hearts and form new communities of believers united in serving with the love and hope of Christ.

New members who receive Christian education and loving support to integrate their faith and vocation. 

Affordable care for vulnerable families to encourage them to stay in the area long term

Neighborhoods in the city welcoming and embracing the presence of Christian churches.

Long term community development in Sanford that transforms and prospers the neighborhood.

Service Times

Adult & Children Sunday School

Begins at 9:00 a.m.


10:00 a.m.

Sunday Worship

Begins at 10:30 a.m.



Church is located at 2525 S. Oak Avenue in Sanford.

From I-4:  Take EXIT 101A  (Rt.46A). Go east on Rt. 46A  (which becomes 25th Street) into Sanford. Continue on Rt. 46A across Rt. 17-92 (French Avenue) for four blocks to Oak Avenue. At Oak Avenue, turn right. The church is one block, on your left, across the street from the Dairy Queen.

From Orlando: (south) on Rt. 17-92, turn right at 25th Street, go four blocks and turn right onto Oak Avenue. The church is across the street from the Dairy Queen.

From DeBary/Deltona: (north) on Rt. 17-92, turn left at 25th Street, go four blocks and turn right at Oak Avenue. The church is across the street from the Dairy Queen.

From the Florida East Coast: (Cape Canaveral area) continue on Rt. 46 to one block beyond the traffic light at Park Avenue and turn left at Oak Avenue. The church is across the street from the Dairy Queen.

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