Church Triumphant – Paul C. Grotrian

Paul Carl Grotrian entered the Church Triumphant on October 1, 2017.  Pastor Ken Tubbesing presided at the 10:00 a.m Thursday, October 5th funeral service at Martin Luther Church.  Interment is in the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Johnson, Nebraska. The MLC church...

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Walking in Faith 4 Christ

On Sunday, August 13th members of Martin Luther Church were happy to welcome the Walking in Faith 4 Christ Mission Team.  The team's sponsors and youth members joined us for that service so they could share with us their experiences while serving at a work camp in...

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Pastor’s Patter

“U.S. BANS TRAVEL AFTER DEATH” This statement was a headline on page A7 of the July 22 edition of the Lincoln Journal Star. It alarmed me! Did this recently instituted policy mean that people would have to be buried where they dropped? As I contemplated the...

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Mission Projects for May – Success!

During the month of May, members of Martin Luther Church were again in the “giving” frame of mind as the two mission projects were deemed another success. For the Undie Sunday mission project, we collected new socks and undies for all ages.  For the Putting Your Best...

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Something to think about on Memorial Day weekend: On April 15, 2002 near Kandahar, Afghanistan, a bomb was detonated by a terrorist. Four American soldiers were killed. Staff sergeant Jeff Pugmire was the sole survivor of the explosion. Six days later, he sent an...

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High School Graduates at MLC

At the beginning of the Sunday, April 30, 2017 worship service, Martin Luther Church presented two graduating high school seniors with blankets to take with them in their future endeavors.  The blankets were made by the Sewing Group and were chosen by each of the...

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Logan Charles Marshall – Baptism

Logan Charles Marshall became a child of God on April 15, 2017.  Pastor Ken Tubbesing was the officiant at the baptism which took place at the Methodist West Women’s Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.  Logan’s parents are Chris and Morgan (Moerer) Marshall.  Logan has an...

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Diapers & Donuts – Mission Project

Members of Martin Luther Church have been bringing in their donations of items for baby layettes that are being collected for shipment via Orphan Grain Train to persons in need.   Sunday, April 2nd, was dubbed "Donuts & Diapers" Sunday as members brought a...

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Pastor’s Patter

Fruits which are forbidden are, by nature, the most attractive.  Tobacco is one of those forbidden and appealing fruits, especially for young adolescent males. Fred and his companions, on the cusp of adulthood and desiring to exercise prerogatives pertaining to that...

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Singing and Visiting at Ridgeview & Belle Terrace

Members of Martin Luther Church enjoyed singing hymns with the residents of Ridgeview Assisted Living and Belle Terrace Care Home in Tecumseh on March 27th.  The celebrated resident of the evening at Ridgeview was our very own congregation member, Ellen Oestmann....

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Pastor’s Patter

Corrie lived in a house crowded with her mother, father, two aunts, her sister, and her brother.  The occupants filled the residence in Holland to and, perhaps, beyond capacity, and their faith saturated the home with gentleness and joy. One of Corrie’s aunts, Jans,...

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Pastor’s Patter

The following observations were offered by Nadiia Hundert: “Today, as a consequence of an atheistic upbringing, we are knee-deep in alcoholics, drug addicts, other chemically dependent individuals, loafers, bums, criminals, savages, cruel and frightening juveniles who...

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Sunday School Christmas Eve Program

Pastor Ken Tubbesing welcomed visitors and members to the 5:00 p.m., December 24, 2016 MLC Christmas Eve Program given by the children of the Sunday School. The program included a play entitled “A Tree Lot Christmas – Joining Jesus’ Family Tree”. The play included...

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Pastor’s Patter

There was nothing remarkable about our house.  It was a modest, three-bedroom bungalow. On the inside, it was furnished sparingly with 1960-era accoutrements. But after the Thanksgiving turkey had been reduced to a bony carcass and the last morsel of Mom’s homemade...

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Advent Dinner – The Spirit of Giving

The beginning of Advent on November 27th, found the members at Martin Luther Church enjoying a loaded baked potato bake and dessert bar after services that morning.  The church was decorated for the Advent and Christmas season after the dinner. Again, the members of...

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