About Our Church
The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) has more than 2 ½ million members in over 6,000 congregations in the U.S. with mission fields in almost 60 countries. Through the Lutheran heritage our roots go back to Europe and Martin Luther in the early 1500’s. The LCMS also has a large education system in the U.S. ranging from pre-K, to grade school, high school, colleges and seminaries.
For over 40 years Redeemer Lutheran Church has been a vital Christian presence in the Greater Portland area. Originally meeting in South Portland, the congregation’s first worship service was held in 1962. In 1965, Redeemer purchased the site for its first church home on Spurwink Avenue in Cape Elizabeth. Groundbreaking was in 1967, and the new church building was dedicated one year later. In April of 2005, our Lord placed Reedemer in its current location at 410 Main Street in Gorham.
While we’ve labeled this section “Our Church,” our home in Gorham is not “our” church. Instead, it is a place where God gathers His people together in His presence and serves them with His gifts of His Word and Sacraments. God’s people respond to these blessings with worship, prayer, and service to others.
Our congregation is comprised of people from many area communities who gather together for Christian worship, prayer, fellowship and service.