Our Savior Lutheran Church of the Deaf is an LCMS congregation that has been worshipping at Redeemer since the fall of 2002. Redeemer has kindly provided The Deaf Church with office and worship space, secretarial help and much more. At different times and in different ways, Redeemer members have taken part in the ministry of the Deaf congregation in its midst.
Our Savior is one of two Deaf Lutheran congregations in Michigan, served by missionary pastor, Thomas Dunseth. It has the distinction of being one of the oldest congregations in Michigan, having its roots in the late 1800s with the advent of the Lutheran School for the Deaf in Detroit.
Services signed in American Sign Language are held weekly in Redeemer’s chapel at 11am. On the 1st Sunday of each month, Deaf members join Redeemer’s 10:30 service with the aid of a sign language interpreter.
The Michigan District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod established Ephphatha Lutheran Mission Society as an outreach ministry to the Deaf and hard of hearing. See their web site at www.elms-deaf.org