Service of Installation

We are pleased to extend an invitation to attend the installation service for Pastor Dennis Hilken on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. We hope you will join us in person, or online via live stream to celebrate this special moment in the ministry of Pastor Hilken and Redeemer by the Sea Lutheran Church. Reception immediately to follow in the Fellowship Hall. Please RSVP to our Council President, Kim. We are so grateful to God for His provision and look forward to celebrating with you!

Feed My Starving Children

Volunteers are desperately needed for the meal packing event this weekend, May 20-21. Please click HERE for a time slot.  The location is Faith Lutheran Church, 700 E. Bobier Dr. in Vista. Collectively we are raising $25,000 to cover the cost of those meals. Click HERE to make a donation as part of Redeemer’s Fundraising efforts. Redeemer will be matching up to $1,000! Thank you for your support. 

Graduate Info Requested

Parents of students graduating high school or college this year, we wish to celebrate their accomplishment with you! Please provide a digital picture and information on the degree/certification, institution and future plans. Send the information to Rachelle by Sunday, June 19th.

LWML June Luncheon and Speaker

On Tuesday, June 14th at 1pm in the Fellowship Hall, LWML invites our ladies to a June Luncheon featuring salads and desserts. Local author, Christine Vogelsang will present: “Growing Where You are Planted.” Cost is $15. Sign-up is in the lobby. Payment should go to Mary Ann by June 7th. It should be a special day and a perfect time to invite a friend.

Registration is open for VBS

VBS will be held this year the week of June 27th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. At VBS, kids will explore God’s awesomeness, form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead. Cost is $100 per child and space is limited so reserve early. Click the VBS webpage to register kids ages 4-9.  
VBS requires many hands to make it a great week. If you are interested in serving, please sign up on the VBS webpage. All who attend will celebrate God’s greatness and that is always MONUMENTAL! 
THRIVENT MEMBERSThrivent dollars can help fund VBS. It takes 10 minutes to log-on to Thrivent and apply. 
DONATIONS: A giving tree to help support VBS has been set up in the lobby. Choose an item, purchase and return it to church by June 12th. Thank you for your support.
Contact:  Rhonda, our VBS director with any questions.
Contact: Kerry for registration questions. 

Confirmation Family Projects

Our 7th/8th grade Confirmation Students worked with their families to present some aspect of their learning about Christian Doctrine.  Check out their work HERE

Sunday Audio/Visual Team

It takes audio and video technology for both our in-person and online services in order to share the Gospel message of Jesus. 

Please consider helping in one of these areas of our A/V Team:

  • PowerPoint operators – this involves advancing the slides that are projected both in the sanctuary and online.
  • Camera operators – this involves moving the camera around where the action is and switching between which camera is shown to our online viewers.
  • Soundboard operator – adjusting audio levels on our Yamaha QL5 console. 

Contact Kay to schedule a date to shadow or find out how to get involved in this ministry opportunity. 

RightNow Media for Kids

Redeemer by the Sea offers RightNow Media not only for adult use, but it also has many resources for families and children. It includes kid shows, sing along’s, animated classic bible stories, etc. This resource is free and easy to use. Register for an account HERE or contact Kay in the office with any questions. 

Childcare Available During Contemporary Worship

Childcare is available for infants and toddlers during the 10:45am Contemporary Worship Service. The nursery is located on the lower level of the building. Check-in will start at 10:30am. For more information contact Kerry

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. The dates for 2022 have been added. Cost is $25 for one and $50 for both. Contact Kay if you have any questions or would like to join the flower team.  

Amazon Smile

Thank you for choosing to make Redeemer 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! We have received almost $800 to date!

Portals of Prayer

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

Worship On Campus

Service times are:
8:30am Traditional and
10:45am Contemporary with Sunday School and Nursery
Refreshments are served on the patio after each service.
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!


We are a church that believes in praying. Click HERE to send a prayer request to our prayer team. 

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