1927 Survey of Wauwatosa area conducted to validate need for a LCMS congregation.
1928 A small mission church began in a portable frame chapel with 18 children attending the first Sunday School.
May 26, 1930 this mission church organized into a congregation called “The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer of Wauwatosa & Vicinity” which included a Day School.
1931 Sixteen students attended the first day of school on September 9th in a portable chapel on North Avenue.
1932 The cornerstone was laid on the chapel-school building at 88th & Meinecke; January 3rd the building was dedicated.
1944 Wauwatosa’s resident pastor, Reverend George Brueggemann was installed.
1949 This one room school grew to three classrooms when it consolidated with Elm Grove, Covenant and Beautiful Savior Lutheran Churches.
1950 Due to continued growth and population expansion in the Wauwatosa area, a new house of worship was constructed and dedicated on December 10th, located on the corner of North Avenue and Swan Blvd.
1959 Land was purchased for the location of a new church and school campus at North Avenue and 100th Street.
1966 Ground was broken at North Avenue and 100th Street.
1968 Dedication of the new complex, which included a sanctuary for seating for 650, 13 classrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a fellowship hall with stage, a gymnasium, a parking lot and specific rooms for lunch, choir, library and accounting.
1987 Ground is broken for a $1.1million dollar addition to the existing building to increase worship and education facilities to make room for many more.
1995 Our Redeemer becomes accredited by NLSA after completing a comprehensive, year-long self-study process.
2002 ORLS becomes re-accredited by the NLSA Commission using the School Improvement Goals model. School enrollment surpasses 400 students for the first time.
2005 Jubilee 75th celebration year, “Building on the R.O.C.K.”
2010 Our Redeemer’s educational excellence is acknowledged with receipt of “National Exemplary School” by the National Accreditation of Lutheran Schools.
2011 Our Redeemer celebrates 80th anniversary.
2013 Our Redeemer’s educational excellence is acknowledged with a “National Blue Ribbon School” award by the United States Department of Education.