Pastor’s Patter

It was battered and scarred and the auctioneer thought it scarcely worth his while, to waste his time on the old violin, but he held it up with a smile. “What am I bid, good people,” he cried, “Who starts the bidding for me? One dollar? One dollar. Do I hear two? Two...

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Cash Matthew Meyer and Landry Rae Meyer – Baptisms

Cash Matthew Meyer and Landry Rae Meyer were received into the family of God through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on Sunday, March 11, 2018.  Pastor Ken Tubbesing was the officiant of the joint baptisms which took place during the worship service at Martin Luther...

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17th Annual Martin Luther Church Consignment Sale

The 17th Annual Consignment Sale of Martin Luther Church was held on Saturday, March 3, 2018.  It was a windy day but the warm temperatures brought many people to the church grounds ready to purchase or just enjoy the atmosphere of the day.  MLC volunteers manned the...

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Church Triumphant – Sharon S. Dieckhoff

Sharon Sue (Myers) Dieckhoff entered the Church Triumphant on February 24, 2018.  Pastor Ken Tubbesing presided at the 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 1, 2018 funeral service at Martin Luther Church.  Interment is in the Martin Luther Church Cemetery. The MLC church...

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Bexleigh Anna Marie Roberts – Baptism

Bexleigh Anna Marie was received into the family of God through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on Sunday, February 25, 2018.    Bexleigh is the daughter of Mitch and Delaney Roberts.  Pastor Ken Tubbesing was the officiant of the baptism which took place during the...

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MLC Welcomes New Members

Martin Luther Church welcomed new members on Sunday, February 25, 2018.   Joining the church family by Affirmation of Baptism held during the worship service were Lloyd "Rusty" Welch and Mitch Roberts.   Joining by transfer of membership from other Lutheran churches...

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Pastor’s Patter

Some people go to the dump and return home with more stuff than they took in the first place. The following happened to one of those people. The incident occurred near Ichon, South Korea in July, 1953. An American soldier heard a noise in a pile of trash. Curious, he...

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Church Triumphant – Ellen L. Oestmann

Ellen Lola (Kuper) Oestmann entered the Church Triumphant on January 29, 2018.  Pastor Ken Tubbesing presided at the 2:00 p.m Thursday, February 2nd funeral service at Martin Luther Church.  Interment is in the Martin Luther Church Cemetery. The MLC church family...

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MLC Sunday School Kids Work Through Heifer International

What do bunnies, chickens, ducks, pigs, geese, llamas, goats, sheep, alpacas, heifers, animal health systems kit, irrigation pump, and a clean water system all have in common?  These are the items that the Sunday School Children at Martin Luther Church decided to buy...

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Pastor’s Patter

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28 ESV) Some people carry burdens they don’t have to. If you are walking from the parking garage toward the airport terminal and a traveling companion offers to carry one of your...

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Christmas Eve at Martin Luther Church

Christmas Eve at Martin Luther Church began with a prelude of Christmas Carols played by young piano students followed by the MLC Choir singing "Silent Was the Night" and "Away in the Manger".  Pastor Ken Tubbesing welcomed all to the 5:00 p.m. service.  As the pews...

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Share the Warmth – December Mission Project

Martin Luther Church members collected new and gently used coats, gloves, hats, and scarves in December to "Share the Warmth".   A large amount of donated items were taken to People's City Mission and also distributed through the Johnson County Schools with the help...

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Pastor’s Patter

Student to math teacher: That isn’t right! Teacher: What’s not right? Student: You said that X equals 4. Teacher: Yes, I did. So? Student: Well, yesterday you said that X equals 3. Somethings just don’t make sense. Here’s one that may not make sense to you. An angel...

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Food Pantries Benefit from Advent Dinner

Martin Luther Church Women hosted the annual Advent Dinner on Sunday, December 3.  Baked potatoes and toppings as well as a wide variety of desserts were enjoyed.  Sweet rewards were offered to winners of the “Name that (Christmas) Tune” that was held shortly before...

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Operation Christmas Child – Good News! Great Joy!

Martin Luther Church participated in Operation Christmas Child for the third year.  This Mission Project was our focus for October 8 to November 12. Operation Christmas Child was started over 20 years ago by Samaritan’s Purse – a nondenominational evangelical...

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2017 Grateful Giving Sunday

Each year the Martin Luther Church Women sponsor Grateful Giving Sunday.  The women of MLC encourage everyone to remember God's faithfulness and steadfast love to all of us.  We are especially grateful for the opportunities to be of the Lord's service with all of this...

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Sadie Rose Gossman – Baptism

Sadie Rose Gossman was received into the family of God through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on Sunday, November 5, 2017.  Sadie is the daughter of Dan and Tara (Meyer) Gossman.  Pastor Ken Tubbesing was the officiant of the baptism which took place during the worship...

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Pastor’s Patter

“Ossie Davis was a big man, and kind; he taught Sunday School; he was gentle with children and courteous to strangers.” * The world remembers him best as an actor, and he was a fine actor. He was also a playwright, who wrote and acted in Purlie Victorious. That’s how...

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