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We are a dual parish of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. In this dual parish we share in the one ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ to share the Gospel in our two unique communities. If you are visiting or passing through the Tecumseh, NE area or the Sterling, NE area, we hope that you will stop by and visit. If you have newly moved or about to move to our area, we would love it if you would consider joining us as your new church home.


Week of July 14, 2024

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Joint Announcements

Johnson County Survey & Town Hall Meeting (July 17th, 6 pm Tecumseh Fire Hall) see the flyers on the bulletin board & narthex for more information.


Immanuel’s Announcements

The 150th Anniversary committee is requesting some candid photos to include in the booklet and asking for your help. If you have any photos of recent (within the last couple of years) church activities, including Easter breakfast, Sunday School, Christmas, county fair/float, confirmation, soup supper/lunches, VBS, trunk/treat, any work activities, etc. These can be emailed to Also, we are providing an opportunity for individuals/families or groups to sponsor a page in memory of loved ones as has been offered with past pictorial directories for $100.00. Due to our “go to print” deadline, we are needing the photos and sponsorship request completed by Monday, July 15th. For any questions, please reach out to Patty Harms or Deb Buehler.

Immanuel VBS will be July 15 - 17 with a "Scuba - diving into friendship with God" Theme. The time is 5:30 - 7:30 each evening. Volunteers needed to be leaders of each rotation as well as to be a helper to the leaders. Sign-up sheet is in the back of the church. Questions? See any Board of Ed member.

Women of Immanuel has a tote in the annex for their annual school supply collection to be shared with the Sterling & Freeman schools. Please bring your supplies by August 4th.

Voter's meeting will be today after the service. Please make plans to attend.

Women of Immanuel will meet after church, Sunday, July 28th. Shirley Bartels is hostess.


St. John’s Announcements

Voter’s Meeting has been moved to today after the service, as things are progressing with the parking lot and need to be discussed. Please make note of this and plan to attend.

Welcome to Natalie Elsie Borcher who was baptized into God’s family July 13th. We pray the Lord’s blessings upon her and her parents John & Sheila Borcher.

SENCA is gathering school supplies for kids in need in Johnson County. See the insert or the flyer in the narthex. We will be collecting the supplies at St. John’s (table in the narthex for this) from now through July 26, 2024.

Meals on Wheels sign-up sheet is in the back for August. Please consider helping by delivering meals.

Chicken breasts, mini wings, & legs are downstairs for the taking. Thank you to Tecumseh Poultry for the meat!

New address for Pastor Don Cooper- Parkview Haven Nursing Home 1203 4th St. Deshler, NE 68340.

Thank you I would like to thank our St. John’s Lutheran Church Friends for all the support given to Sharon and me during my cancer journey. Your prayers, well wishes, and for including me on the Urgent Prayer List are greatly appreciated. Thanks to God’s Will, power of prayer, and gifted doctors and staff I can now say that I’m a cancer survivor. ~Bill Hitzeman


Upcoming Events

  July 2024  



VBS @ Immanuel (Sterling)
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM


9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
VBS @ Immanuel (Sterling)
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM


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Immanuel Lutheran Church

60798 Hwy 41, Sterling, NE 68443
(402) 866-6601

St. John's Lutheran Church

1260 Webster St., Tecumseh, NE 68450
(402) 335-3816