Join us as we observe Three Sundays in Advent

and celebrate Five Sundays in Christmas!

1 in Advent - Nov 15 2 in Advent - Nov 22 3 in Advent - Nov 29

1 in Christmas

Dec 6

2 in Christmas

Dec 13

3 in Christmas

Dec 20

Holy Innocents Day

Dec 27

5 in Christmas

Jan 5





Welcome to the Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church website. We hope this site will help you learn more about us. It won’t take you long to discover that this is truly a unique community, rich in the relationships that matter most. Growing together, we worship, we serve, we laugh, we cry, we learn, and we reach out to our world with life-transforming truth. We reach out to you, as well. Our doors are open; Our hearts are open, too. If you have been thinking, praying, searching and hoping for a place to belong, we say again: Welcome to Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church!



Please join us for worship

1948 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126
Office: 408 296-4040




Meet Pastor FreesemannPastor JohnOur Pastor, John L. Freesemann, has led Holy Redeemer since 1990. During his tenure we have moved from being a constitutionally driven congregation (with the required committees and road blocks which that type of institution entails) to a progressive, permission giving community (with the freedom needed to engage in any ministry in which a member is interested). Pastor John has challenged us to look beyond the walls of our church to the needs of the community around us -- in both his preaching and his actions -- holding before us sound biblical stewardship principles and the latest discoveries in biblical theology, as well as demonstrating what it means to live out your faith within the world stage of politics, workers' rights and caring for the disenfranchised.


November 29, 2015


Celebration & Communion



Meditation & Communion



Thank You


Thrivent of Santa Clara County


Their Generous Support


The Closet at HRLC,

The HRLC Food Pantry,

The HRLC Christmas Gift Ministry


Other HRLC Ministries!




Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church

is a

Reconciling in Christ Congregation



About Holy Redeemer:

Meet Pastor Freesemann, and visit the About Us section to learn about our pastor and about our congregation!


Join Us!

If you're curious about an Openly Progressive, Permission Giving Community, Looking to the 21st Century with Vision and Hope, then you should come to the Join Us section to learn more. We hope you will join us.



Amazon Smile for web

Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church is now a registered amazon smile charity.


Go to, sign up with Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church (San Jose) as your charity of choice and a portion of every Amazon purchase you make on amazon smile will come back to the church — at no cost to you!

What could be easier!

Thank you!


Do you have any old electronics you’d like to get rid of? Don’t throw them away! Donate them to Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church for recycling!


We take CPUs, monitors. televisions, radios, cd players, and anything that has an electric cord on it.  Simply bring your old electronics by the church any time the office is open or on Sunday morning and we will help you put it in the eWaste storage closet.


Or, click on the EWASTE 4 GOOD logo above to learn how to participate by donating directly to them and have them pick up your items at your home.


Click here to donate now -- remember to type in Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church as the beneficiary.




Help us fund our outreach ministries by donating your old phone or tablet through Glyde Donate.

Click on the logo above to go directly to our donation page--opens in a new window.

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Christmas Eve

Join us on Christmas Eve at 10:00pm for "The Lost Christmas Eve" (based upon the work of The Transsiberian Orchestra)
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