United Redeemer Lutheran Church

A Lutheran (ELCA) church in Zumbrota, MN
United Redeemer Lutheran Church
United Redeemer Lutheran Church

Who We Are

We welcome all God’s children to worship at United Redeemer! Young children are essential to our worshiping community, and we support and encourage children’s participation from the earliest ages. Activity bags, supplied with age-appropriate activities, are available near the sanctuary entrances.
Here at United Redeemer we believe the gospel is God’s gift to all people, to be shared unconditionally, without regard to cultural or ethnic background; sexual orientation; gender identity; physical or mental abilities; socio-economic, marital, or family status; gender; or age. We welcome everyone to participate fully in the life and ministry of this congregation.

The United Lutheran Church congregation was formed in 1913 and located its church building on West Third Street. One block west, the evangelical Lutheran Church of The Redeemer had built its church building that same year. The two Lutheran congregations flourished for many years, each adding to its membership, programs, and service to the community of Zumbrota and also renovating and remodeling their buildings over the years.

In 1962, the United Lutheran Church Council invited the members of The Redeemer church to attend services during their church remodeling. This spirit of cooperation was a forerunner to an exchange of pastors for Lenten services in 1966 and pastors conducting services together in 1967 at each church. The two congregations were becoming one, and a vote to merge was approved in 1970.

After the merger, services and activities continued to be held in both church buildings, now referred to as the East Chapel and the West Chapel. As part of the unification process, the congregation chose the name United Redeemer Lutheran Church at its annual meeting in 1972. A year later, the congregation voted to hold services in only the West Chapel (the Redeemer church building). The United Lutheran building was torn down in 2005.

The growing congregation made many improvements to the building and properties in the subsequent years, including buying surrounding property to provide additional parking space. The most extensive project was the two-story addition of 10,500 square feet in 1986. The added space included Sunday School classrooms, staff offices, kitchen, and a fellowship hall.

Today, the congregation is a welcoming community continuing its faith journey through worship, music, education, programs for all ages, and outreach.

About Us

Casual, Traditional Liturgy, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Down to Earth, Multigenerational, Lots of kids, Friendly

Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Children's Ministry, Adult Education, Seniors Ministry, Community Service

Lutheran (ELCA)



Plan Your Visit



560 W 3rd St
Zumbrota, MN 55992-1036

(507) 732-7303


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Leadership View all

Tom "Ike Isaacson

Tom "Ike Isaacson

I began my ministry at United Redeemer on March 1, 2005 and it has been one of the most meaningful calls that I have experienced in my 25 years of ordained ministry. Previously I have served congregations in Lake Mills and Waterloo, Iowa and in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. Before that I taught school at the Middle School level for approximately 13 years with most of those years in Waseca, Minnesota. It was there that I felt the call to ministry after working in my home church of Grace Lutheran in many different capacities. The same passion I felt going into seminary has not diminished one bit over the years.?My wife, Dianne and I have been blessed with two children and six grandchildren. The two children were in 5th and 2nd grades when we entered seminary so they have been part of this journey for most of their lives. Currently, Mike and his family live in Denver, Iowa and Stevanna and her family are in Charlotte, North Carolina. ?The Bible verses that have been meaningful for me are found in Psalm 121; the “Psalm of the Sojourner”, and John 15:16 “You did not chose me, but I chose you and I appointed you to go and bear much fruit.”?I would like to invite you to join in the faith journey of United Redeemer Lutheran Church and be part of a?Very welcoming and blessed Christian community.

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