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Come for an evening of Prayer and Praise 12/16/2017

Come for an evening of Prayer and Praise.

Music will be led by the Jurgen family band with Vicar Lark as the worship leader.

Contemporary music combined with Christmas carols will be played and sung throughout the evening.

All are welcome to attend. Bring your friends and neighbors.

We will have hot cider and cookies available after worship.

Saturday December 16th 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Mission Central News

Mission Central News

Consider taking a group from your congregation out to visit Mission Central in Mapleton, Iowato hear from these missionaries:

September 27, 1:00— Johanna Heidorn, Asia
October 28, 1:00—
Sarah Kanoy, East Africa

February 17, 2018, 1:00 —Rev. Joe and Deaconess Jennie Asher, Germany
March 17, 2018, 1:00— 
Rev. Mark and Sue Moss, Sierra Leone
April 21, 2018, 1:00—
Deaconess Caitlin WordenRev. Eddie Hosch and family, Peru

National Lutherans for Life Conference in Lincoln

National Lutherans for Life Conference in Lincoln

The National Lutherans for Life Regional Conference will be held Saturday, October 21 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lincoln.

Speakers will be:

  • Rev. Michael Salemink – “Standing Out in the Field” – How to be a life-minded congregation and
  • community
  • Laura Davis – “Defusing the Tension: Revealing the Heart of the Abortion Debate”
  • David Zach of acoustic band “Remedy Drive” with a pre-conference concert at St. John Lutheran Church
  • gymnasium 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, and speaking on human trafficking Oct. 21
  • Brian Young on Creation
  • Greg Baker – “Christian Witness in the Public Square”

Adult registration $50 and student registration $25 for all workshops and meals. Children 12 & under are free, but you will need to reserve a meal. To register and for more information from National LFL, go online here  or e-mail Virginia Flo at

The Nebraska LFL Federation will reimburse attendees for the full registration amounts. After registering, contact Treasurer Kirk Goertzen at or (402) 725-3592. Late registrations will be accepted at at the start of the event on October 21, with late registrants signing in at 8:30. Conference events will be held from 9-4. A special LFL rate of $89 for Friday or Saturday night will be given at LaQuinta Motel, 4433 N. 27th Street in Lincoln (402-476-2222.)

Still Time to Get Tickets for the 500th Reformation Dinner at Concordia University, Nebraska

Still Time to Get Tickets for the 500th Reformation Dinner at Concordia University, Nebraska

Concordia University, Nebraska invites you to a Germanfest dinner at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday,October 29, complete with entertainment. The menu includes German potato salad, beef roulades, chicken schnitzel, bratwurst with fresh saurkraut, pretzel breads, cheese blintzes and German chocolate cake! (Kid-friendly options will also be available.) The dinner follows the Reformation Worship Service at 3:30 p.m. Please join us for an afternoon of worship and fellowship! Click here for tickets to the meal. Space is limited! Find more information on CUNE 500 events on their website.

Click here to download a bulletin insert to use with your congregation.

Concordia, Nebraska Presents Hymn Festival September 17, 2017

Concordia, Nebraska Presents Hymn Festival

Concordia University’s music department will present “Redeemed by His Grace: A Hymn Festival Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation” at 3 p.m.September 17, 2017 in St. John Lutheran Church.

Dr. Jeffrey Blersch, professor of music and University organist at Concordia University, Nebraska, will accompany the event. Senior Assistant to the President of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, Rev. Dr. Jon Vieker, will act as commentator and give historical and spiritual background to the hymns.

Concordia’s A Cappella Choir conducted by Dr. Kurt von Kampen, Cantumus Women’s Chorus conducted by Dr. Blersch, and the Male Chorus conducted by Paul Soulek will all perform along with Professor Andy Schultz on trumpet and Dr. Wendy Schultz on trombone.

The festival will include traditional reformation hymns such as “A Mighty Fortress” with a special arrangement by Blersch commissioned by Concordia Publishing House for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Other arrangements by Dr. Blersch, Dr. von Kampen, Paul Soulek and Professor Emeritus Dr. Charles Ore are included in the program. Dr. Blersch is especially excited to introduce, “a new hymn that was the winner of the LCMS’s Reformation hymn writing competition.

The festival is free and open to the public.

Easter Egg Hunt

Word of Life’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is being held on site on April 8 beginning with a welcoming at 10:00 am. Younger children will start their hunt first after the welcoming. Bring your children, grandchildren, neighbors, friends and baskets and have fun.

March and April updates

Lenten Services

Our Lenten services are held every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm.
Join us for a light supper provided by the Youth from 5:30-6:30 and support them with a free will offering for the Youth to help with the cost of the six who will attend the Youth Gathering in New Orleans this summer.

Easter Egg Hunt

Our first Easter Egg Hunt at our new site will be March 19th at 10:00 Am. Bring the kids and let your neighborhood know. Carla McKinney, 402-817-9716, is our team leader hosting the event.

Applebee’s Youth Breakfast

Save the date and your appetite. Applebee’s is sponsoring a breakfast for our Youth fund raising effort for the Youth Gathering on April 9th from 8 to 10 am. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event for $8. Five dollars for each ticket goes to our Youth.

LifeGroups at Word of Life

A LifeGroup recently started that meets at 7:00 pm on the first and third Friday of each month. Singles, couples are invited to join. The LifeGroup activities will combine concerts, Bible Study, movie night, etc. on Friday evenings. Contact Philip Dani, Ruth and Dan Walla, Jason and Lynette Windhorst or Deb and Grant Schmidt for more information. Other LifeGroups include two on Sunday morning at 9:15 am, a 6:00 am Wed. morning men’s group and a 7:00 pm Wed. group led by Tom Hoegemeyer.


March 16- Lenten Service 7:00 pm
“Remember Me!” Luke 23:42-43
March 20 Sunday School and LifeGroups 9:15
“The Passover Lamb.” Luke 22:7-12 10:30
March 25- Good Friday Service 7:00 pm
“Truly This Man Was the Son of God!” Mark 15:38
March 27 Easter Sunday
(No Sunday School and LifeGroups)
“Peace Be With You!” John 20:19 10:30

Lenten Services

Our Lenten services are held every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm.

Join us for a light supper provided by the Youth from 5:30-6:30 and support them with a free will offering for the Youth to help with the cost of the six who will attend the Youth Gathering in New Orleans this summer.

Bible Study LifeGroup for women starting Feb 10 2016

Kitty is facilitating a six week new Bible Study LifeGroup for women starting Wed. Feb. 10th at 1:00 pm

Sound interesting? Consider joining the group and bringing a friend a friend. If possible let Kitty know by Sunday so your book can be ordered.

Here are the details:

A LifeGroup Bible study for women focusing on prayer — our heart connection with God.

Our plan is to follow a book and study guide written by the Christian author,

Max Lucado titled “before amen” The Power of a Simple Prayer

Who: women of all ages

When: Wednesdays at 1pm – 2:30pm starting on February 10 for a total of six weeks.

Where: Word Of Life-200 Fletcher   

Facilitator:  Kitty Oetting

Want to join us? Please let Kitty know by email at or call/text 402-641-5343– if possible by Sunday

Lincoln Walk For Life & Pre-Walk Lutheran Gathering

Join other Lutherans from across Nebraska on Saturday, January 30th at 8:45AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lincoln (12th&H Street Downtown).  We will meet for refreshments, a welcome and some short remarks, followed by a brief worship service, and then proceed 2 blocks to the capitol for the Lincoln Walk For Life with 6000+ other Nebraskans.  Please dress according to the weather and park in Trinity’s parking lot (behind the church along G Street).  Enter from the back of the church.  Entrances will be marked. Walk with Him!