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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 May 26, 2024

Special Voter's Meeting (St. John's)

There will be a special voter's meeting at St. John's after church on Sunday, May 26th to discuss the parking lot. Please make plans to attend. Thank you.


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Joint Announcements

Pastor & family will be on vacation: June 1-11. Please call an Elder or Pastor Bill Cornelius 402-335-2686 or Pastor Tim Llewellyn 785-342-3845 for emergencies.  Please feel free to pick spinach and lettuce in the garden behind the house while we are gone.

Thank you to both churches for the scripture blanket you gave me for my graduation~ Kyle Bartels

Nebraska Tornado disaster relief donations may be given through the Nebraska District. To give by check, please make your check out to “Nebraska District LCMS” and note “Care Fund – Disaster Relief” in the memo area. You can mail it to us at: Nebraska District LCMS PO Box 407 Seward, NE 68434.

Make a donation; Thrivent will boost it. Donate to support disaster relief efforts. For every $2 you donate through Thrivent’s online giving platform, Thrivent will add $1. Learn more at Thrivent’s disaster response website.

The Faith of Our Fathers: The congregation in Netawaka, Kansas is planning a conference that I hope will become an annual event focused on the History of the Church. This year we will be looking at the Battle for the Bible and the Walk Out. I wanted to invite your congregations to Join us on June 22nd. A flyer is in the narthex. If you want to attend, please let us know by the end of May to help us plan the meals. ~ Pastor Gerdes

Main Street Living KLKN Channel 8 (Lincoln) & WOWT Channel 6.2 (Omaha). For more information visit:

Willow Center in Beatrice is holding a family fun day on Saturday, June 1st from 11 am to 2 pm. Pulled pork sandwich meals, bounce house for kids and more. Free -Will offering to fund a new Ultrasound machine.


Immanuel’s Announcements

Sign-up sheet for mowing the church yard this summer is now at the church. It begins in May. Grab your month before it is taken! Thank you in advance for volunteering, Joyce and Rick


St. John’s Announcements

Dedication of New Altar Crucifix this morning will be prior to the Opening Hymn. We thank the Tony Lintz and Dave Holthus families whose memorials made this possible.

Internment for Arlo Miesbach will be on Friday, May 31st at 11:00am at the Syracuse Cemetery on the north end of town.

Special voters meeting to talk about parking lot will be Sunday, May 26th after the service.

St. John’s VBS will be held Tuesday, May 28th - Friday, May 31st from 9:30 am – 11:30 am.  All kids ages 3 years old–finishing 5th grade are welcome to join us! Register Online at or by calling the church at 402-335-3816, or scan the QR code for easy access. Kids can still register in person the week of VBS. 

VBS sign-up sheets are in the back to help. Your help is needed and appreciated.

Whole chickens are downstairs in the freezer for the taking. Thank you to Tecumseh Poultry for them.


Upcoming Events

  May 2024  



9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Vacation Bible School
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM


Vacation Bible School
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM


Vacation Bible School
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM


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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