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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 February 25, 2024

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Joint Announcements

Immanuel Soup Luncheon will be Today 11:00-1:00 pm. The free will offering will be used for restroom function upgrade and local missions.

The Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne Kantorei will lead music for the season of Lent in a special service at St. Paul Lutheran Church Council Bluffs, IA on Thursday, March 7th, 7:00 pm. For more information, visit

Main Street Living is a liturgical worship service broadcasting a different local pastor each Sunday morning. It airs along with the classic Lutheran Hour program, “This is the Life”. Both can be viewed on KLKN Channel 8 (Lincoln) & WOWT Channel 6.2 (Omaha). Visit to view current and past episodes. February 25, 2024 10:00am - “Who will tell Lauria?” - A family struggles with what to do after their daughter loses her sight in an accident. 10:30 AM - Rev. Michael Awe, pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, NE, presents a message titled ”Just in the Nick of Time!”. This sermon is based on Romans 5:1-11. This program is interpreted and closed captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing. Visit for more information.

Eligible Thrivent clients be sure to direct 2023 Thrivent Choice Dollars® before 3/29. Please keep our churches in mind – we are so thankful for your support. For more info or to direct Choice Dollars®, call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice.” Or

Lutheran Hour Devotions for Lent are available in the back of church, or online at


Immanuel’s Announcements

Greetings in the name of our Lord! My name is Barb Reek, wife of the Rev. Dr. J. Dirk Reek who served as an interim minister at Immanuel, Sterling, NE. following the death of Rev. Elmer Smith. March 24, 2024, marks the 50th anniversary of my husband's ordination into the ministry. Our family would like to invite those who are interested to participate in a "card" shower to help honor him on this occasion. Cards may be mailed to the following address: 5552 Blackpool Road, Lincoln. NE. 68516-4924. Our most fervent prayers are with you during this Lenten season. Blessed Easter! Prayerfully, Barb Reek; Barbie and Clete Morehead (daughter and son-in-law); Rebecca and AJ Ristow (daughter and son-in-law); Nathaniel and Anna Hoier (grandchildren).


St. John’s Announcements

Welcome: We welcome Ashlynn Webb through the Rite of Holy Baptism, which was on February 21st , into our church family. We pray the Lord’s blessing upon her as she joins our family of faith!

PERMANENT CHANGE FOR SERVICE TIME at the voter’s meeting it was decided to permanently change the church service time to 10:00 am (instead of 10:30 am), STARTING MARCH 3rd, 2024.

BIBLE STUDY starting March 3rd, will be at 11:15 am on Sunday mornings after church instead of 9:30 am.

Thank you to Janet Lueders for the flowers in front this morning in memory of Herb.

Sign-up sheet for The Lutheran Witness is on the back table. Please sign up if you would like to receive it, even if you already have been. The cost is $20.65.

Reminder We are still collecting Orphanage funds for Togliatti 5 in Russia. Any questions talk to Pastor.

Upcoming Events

  February 2024  



9:00 AM to 3:00 PM




Pastor at Circuit Meeting
9:00 AM to 1:00 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