Holy Hackers Golf

The Holy Hackers will be playing golf on December 18th at St. Mark Executive course in San Marcos. First tee time is at 9:32 a.m. Please contact Ralph for more details and to join in on this fun day of golf. 

Christmas Offering

Christmas is the time when we think of the “gifts” we give to our friends and loved ones. Shouldn’t this also be true that this is a time when we give “gift” to our Lord? This year the Christmas Offering will be used toward funding the 2022 National Youth Gathering (NYG) for Redeemer by the Sea youth which will be held in Houston, TX, July 9-13. These Youth Gatherings provide opportunities for our youth to boldly come together in the Name of Jesus Christ to proclaim, celebrate and witness their salvation through Him, rejoice in the fellowship of their Church and be encouraged and nurtured in their lives as God’s people through Word and Sacrament.  Previous participants have said what a wonderful and blessed time it was!  

The cost for the NYG is over $1,200 per participant for registration, airfare, hotel, meals and more. So your generous support is greatly appreciated. You can make a special Christmas offering any time in December using the Christmas offering envelope from your envelope set, the green envelopes in the pews, by designating Christmas Offering on any of our online giving platforms, or by clicking by clicking HERE to donate. Thank you. 

Staff Christmas Gift

We are greatly blessed by the dedication & talent of an outstanding staff at Redeemer. At this time of the year it’s customary for us to invite you to make a contribution toward a Christmas gift. If you’d like to do so, you may do so HERE any time through Monday, Dec.31st. Thank you in advance for your generosity! Kim, Congregation President.

Angel Tree

Through this project, Redeemer will be providing gifts to children of active-duty Marines for our 15th year. The Marines have requested $25 gift cards from Walmart or Target. You also may donate online HERE.  If you choose to buy your own cards, please give to Hilda on Sundays. We appreciate your support of our troops! Last day for collection is Sunday Dec. 19th. For questions contact the office.

Women in Mission Christmas Party

Ladies, it is December!!!! LWM’s “SWEET CHRISTMAS” party will be Tuesday Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. (please note the time change for this event). A fun time is to be had by all. There will a cookie exchange (each person is asked to bring a plate of 12 cookies covered with plastic wrap. Get very creative – you don’t have to bake just check out your local stores for ideas). The morning will also include Christmas party refreshments, a devotion, caroling and we will draw for 2022 Secret Prayer Sisters. You won’t want to miss this fun morning. Please RSVP by e-mailing Kay in the office. 
“and she brought forth her first born son…. 


Help decorate our Sanctuary for Christmas by donating a Poinsettia.  The cost is $8.25 each and can be purchased HERE. Thank you for your support! 

Advent Devotional

This year’s free Advent Devotion from Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) — “Child of Promise” are available in the church lobby or online.  Each year Christians reflect on the hope God offers the world at Christmas. Born unto us—God’s Son, our Savior—Jesus is the fulfillment of the Father’s promise to send a Redeemer. Announced beforehand by the prophets, in the Christ Child we have the forgiveness of our sins and the hope of life eternal. This God has given to us in His Child of Promise. These Advent devotions start Nov. 29, 2021 and continue through Jan. 6, 2022.

Thank you for the Shoeboxes

Thank you so much for the generous donations of shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. 56 boxes were delivered to the collection site this week. What an awesome way for Redeemer to participate in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with millions of boys and girls in more than 100 countries. 

Occasional Church Nursery Workers Needed

RBTS is ready to reopen the nursery during worship. We are looking for team leads who are 18+ years old for 2 hour shifts on occasional Sundays. Sign up monthly for the days you want to work. Pay is $15/hour.  Email Kerry for more information.

Portals of Prayer

January – March 2022 copies are available for pick up in the lobby, or to subscribe online:, or contact Rachelle to have one mailed to you.

Sunday Morning Youth Ministries

Our 5th through 12th Grade Youth Ministries meet on Sundays at 9:45am

Pre-Confirmation (5th & 6th Grades) taught by Jim Bennett, meets in room 2 and covers “100 Bible Stories” in two years.  This year they will be studying 50 stories from the Old Testament. 

Confirmation (7th & 8th Grades) taught by Jill Rutan, meets in room 3 and teaches Christian doctrine and a Bible overview over two years.  This year they will be studying the six chief parts of the Small Catechism. 

High School (9th through 12th grade) led by Pastor Augie and other leaders uses materials from RightNow Media and the “Live” High School curriculum.  Students discover the value of placing Jesus at the center of everything in their lives. 
New and returning students register HERE.

Sunday School – In Person

WE ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING IN-PERSON SUNDAY SCHOOL (PRE-K to 4TH) DURING THE 10:45AM SERVICE. Please check in your child in the lobby at the registration table before the service. Then take your child(ren) downstairs for Sunday School. You will pick them up at their classroom following the service. 

If you have not previously registered your child for Sunday School, you can register HERE


Altar Flowers

Each Sunday we adorn our altar with fresh flowers for our worship services. If you would like to provide the flowers for a future Sunday, you can sign up and pay online HERE. Cost is $25 for one and $50 for both. Contact Kay if you have any questions. 

Decorate Floats for Tournament of Roses Parade

RBTS will be sending a group to help decorate floats in Pasadena on Wed., Dec. 29th.  from 8am – 4pm. Minimum age to participate is 13.  A Petal Pushers t-shirt is mandatory. If you already own one, wear it.  If you need one, purchase one online HERE. Don’t miss out on this family friendly opportunity. Please RSVP by e-mailing Kerry if you are interested. 

Feeding San Diego Together Tour Logo

Feeding San Diego Together Tour

Feeding San Diego Together Tour Logo
Feeding San Diego is hosting free food distributions on the fourth Wednesday of the month through December at The Shoppes at Carlsbad, 2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008.
They are open to anyone in need. All attendees of the drive through distribution will receive approximately 50 pounds of food, including dry goods, produce and a frozen meat protein. To register, please visit
Wednesday, December 22, 10am to 12pm
To locate additional days and food distribution sites near you, visit

Amazon Smile

Thank you for choosing to make Redeemer by the Sea your charitable organization when you shop at Amazon! Just go to—select Redeemer by the Sea as your charitable organization and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to us! The last quarterly donation we just received was $59.02. Thank you!

Worship On Campus This Sunday

Service times are:

8:30am Traditional and
10:45am Contemporary with Sunday School

Following California Department of Public Health guidance (June 15th, September 1st update), face coverings/masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings (including places of worship), and are recommended for fully vaccinated individuals in indoor public settings across California.  You can read more detail from the CDPH HERE.  And you can read more about Redeemer’s COVID protocols HERE.  Thank you for helping to curb the spread of the virus and its emerging variants.
All our in-person services (8:30am and 10:45am) are live streamed at with chat features enabled. Services are also live-streamed and archived on our VimeoFacebook, and YouTube pages. Click HERE for recorded service links, sermon notes, and more. 

Contact the Office

We are blessed to have so many wonderful and talented staff members serving in our office.  This brief summary will help you know who to contact with your administrative requests:
  • Kay, connections coordinator – connections/assimilation into growth groups and service teams, Sunday worship folders, screens, printed announcements, and traditional worship music. Ext. 202  
  • Kerry, campus administrator – building access, facilities issues/repairs, room reservations, calendar and event planning. Ext. 204
  • Rachelle, business manager – publications/communications, website, eNews, social media, database/records, bookkeeping, check requests/budget, payroll/benefits and pastor’s calendar/appointments. Ext. 201 
  • General Office Email, 760-431-8990

Stewardship Minute

Whether you worship in-person or online, you can make your offerings via:

1. Online giving (credit card or bank)
2. One time or recurring electronic


Free Online Video Bible Studies

Don’t just watch Netflix! Why not give your family a time of Bible learning? Redeemer has partnered with RightNow Media, an online video library that allows you to access Bible studies – for small groups, families, and students, leadership development, kid’s shows and much more. It’s FREE for Redeemer’s members and guests. No matter what stage of life or faith you are in, there’s something for you! Set up an account by clicking HERE! Contact KAY with any questions!