Join us for Lenten Worship. All of the worship opportunities are streamed and available from our Worship Videos page.

Ash Wednesday, February 14, 7pm
Ash Wednesday Worship with imposition of ashes and communion

At Ash Wednesday worship, all are invited to come up for the imposition of ashes, and to contemplate your mortality with the words, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. ” We think upon the many ways we are encouraged to draw ever nearer to God and spend time loving God and our neighbors.

For the next 5 weeks of Lent, we have midweek services on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Our Lenten theme is “Lent in Plain Sight.”

Midweek Lent Worship
Wednesdays, February 14 thru March 20 – 7pm – Lent in Plain Sight

Each week we will focus on one object through which God’s presence is being made known to us in scripture and daily life. We will be encouraged to be open to recognizing God’s presence with us in both the extraordinary and the mundane. As we uncover God in the ordinary, we will contemplate our calling to not only know and see God with us, but be able to proclaim to others that the kingdom of God is not only near, but present all around us.

All Wednesday worship services will begin with a free-will supper from 5:30-6:30pm

Wednesday, February 21: Bread

Wednesday, February 28: Cross

Wednesday, March 6: Coins

Wednesday, March 13: Shoes

Wednesday, March 20: Oil

Holy Week and Easter

Palm Sunday, March 24th at 9am, with Holy Communion and palms available for all
Maundy Thursday, March 28th at 7pm with Holy Communion
Good Friday, March 29th at 7pm
Easter Prayer Vigil, March 29, 8pm thru March 30, 9am – Read more about this.
Easter, March 31st at 9am with Holy Communion
*A Free-will Youth Continental Breakfast will be provided on Easter
before worship from 8:15-8:50am, and after worship from about 10ish-10:30am

For more details, see the Holy Week and Easter page.

Lent/Easter Special Offerings

The Mission Possible team has selected this year’s Lenten offerings to be split between:
Food Bank for the Heartland – For 40 years and counting, Food Bank for the Heartland has played a pivotal role in uniting communities across Nebraska and western Iowa in the fight against food insecurity.
Lutheran Disaster Response
– for their work responding to crises in the US and around the world.

Lenten Materials

Read and Ponder – book “Lent in Plain Sight”

We encourage you to read along during Lent the book/devotional, Lent in Plain Sight,” by Jill J Duffield. Pastor Becky has a few of these books available for $10 each if you’d like to get one from the narthex.
Adult forums each Sunday will be a time to ponder/reflect together about the object(s) we have been reading about each week.

Lenten Prayer Stations

During Lent, you are invited to spend some time in prayer stations around the church to connect with God during the week. You may call the church office at 402-492-2946 to make sure the church is open.
Labyrinth/Walking Path is the green taped path inside the main doors. On a small table near the front doors you will find instruction and a focus object /question for the week. As you walk the path you contemplate and pray on the focus item. Walk to the center, pause, turn around, and walk back out of the labyrinth.
Candlelight Station in the glassed in room off the Narthex. You are invited to light a candle and focus and pray while being bathed in the light of candles. Please extinguish any lit candles when you are finished!
Coloring Station in the corner of the South wing of the sanctuary. Sit and color a reflective sheet. Or feel free to take them home to do your coloring.

More Devotion Options

Luther Seminary invites you to use their 2024 Lenten devotional, “Lord Jesus, You Shall Be My Song“.  The devotions are written by faculty members and alumni of the seminary.

ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving

You are invited you to study, pray, reflect and give with us during ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving  for our families, our neighbors and communities around the world.
Download the 40 Days of Giving study guide.

Luther Seminary – God Pause devotions

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