Operation Christmas Child – Good News! Great Joy!

Martin Luther Church has been very busy with one mission project after another this fall.   Operation Christmas Child was our focus for October 9 to November 13. Operation Christmas Child was started over 20 years ago by Samaritan’s Purse – a nondenominational...

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Fall Mission Projects

On November 6, the labors of love made by the Sewing Group were displayed on the sanctuary pews for the worship service. Pastor Richard Reumann, our visiting pastor for the day, gave a prayer and blessing for the entire fall mission items made or collected. The Sewing...

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Water For Life Mission Project

The Mission Project for the month of September for Martin Luther Church was a brand new experience for this church. Earlier this year, the Mission Team researched ways MLC could help in countries where fresh, clean water was not available. Compassion International, a...

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Church Triumphant – Leola C. A. (Fintel) Heuke

Leola C. A. (Fintel) Heuke entered the Church Triumphant on October 4, 2016.  Pastor Ken Tubbesing presided at the 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 8th memorial service at Martin Luther Church.  Inurnment is in the Martin Luther Church Cemetery. The MLC church family...

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Singing Hymns at Long’s Creek

On September 12th, MLC members sang hymns with the residents of Long’s Creek Assisted Living in Auburn. The residents always surprise us with the number of hymns they know by heart! We were especially happy to sing with MLC member, Arlene Schuette, who has been a...

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Pastors Patter

"Lord, may my words be tender and sweet for tomorrow I might have to eat them." This pithy prayer was etched on a plastic sign, which had been given to me by a hunting buddy from Cleveland. I kept it on a shelf in my office for several years and I often wondered what...

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One Fun Event – Two Mission Projects!

After worship service on Sunday, August 28th, the MLC members enjoyed fellowship, lunch and mission projects. After lunch, participants could bid for homemade ice cream and pies to take home at an auction. Lunch and auction proceeds were all designated to the BackPack...

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Pastor’s Patter

Pastor’s Patter Leadership.  Some people are leaders; Some are followers; Most of us seek leaders whom we can trust. Keshavan Nair wrote a book titled, A Higher Standard of Leadership: Lessons from the Life of Gandhi. The author identifies three principles of...

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Church Triumphant – Alvin J. Holthus

Alvin J. Holthus entered the Church Triumphant on July 18, 2016. Pastor Ken Tubbesing presided at the July 30 memorial service at the Johnson Legion Hall. Alvin was a farmer and cattleman as well as being active in the day care services that his wife, Angela had...

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Fruehling Family Visits MLC

Rev. William Fruehling served Martin Luther Church for 49 years from July, 1911 to July, 1960. While here at MLC Pastor Fruehling and his wife, Rosa, lived in the church’s parsonage raising six children. On Friday, July 29th two of the remaining sons, Pastor Richard...

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Evelyn Bea Rippe – Baptism

Evelyn Bea Rippe was received into the family of God through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on Sunday, July 17, 2016.  Evelyn is the daughter of Blake and Ashley Rippe and was baptized at Martin Luther Church by Pastor Ken Tubbesing. The Rippe family, Blake and Ashley...

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“Undie Sunday” Mission a Success!

During the month of June, Martin Luther Church worked through Orphan Grain Train and sponsored “Undie Sunday” as a congregational mission.   New socks and underwear for men, women and children were donated by MLC members throughout the month and an impressive number...

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Pastor’s Patter

Pastor’s Patter Most people think joy and happiness are the same thing. They’re not. Happiness is external and temporary. When something happens to you, e.g. winning a ball game or receiving a promotion at work, you’re happy. Some external force has acted upon you to...

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Riley Jo Eggers – Baptism

Riley Jo Eggers was received into the family of God through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on Sunday, June 26, 2016.  Riley, the daughter of Dustin and Cortney Eggers was baptized at Martin Luther Church by Pastor Ken Tubbesing. The Eggers family, Dustin & Cortney,...

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Johnson Community Bible School

The Johnson Community Vacation Bible School for 2016 was held at Martin Luther Church from May 23 – 27th. Ninety-five children registered for the event that carried the theme of “Cave Quest”.   The kids had fun concentrating on the daily themes: Day One Bible Point:...

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Pastor’s Patter

The element of surprise was essential as George Washington led his troops toward British-occupied Trenton, New Jersey. That surprise was jeopardized when a farmer, loyal to the British cause, detected the revolutionaries' advance. The farmer rushed to warn Colonel...

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MLC Sanctuary Updated

Martin Luther Church has updated the worship area recently.  We are very excited to be able to use screens to enhance our services and events! In early April, the sanctuary was buzzing with activity as the screens were installed at the front of the church and in the...

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Three Findeis’ Baptisms

Three children were received into the family of God through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on Sunday, April 3, 2016.  Heaven rejoiced as Costa Robert Findeis and Tate Vincent Findeis, sons of Nathan and Hannah (Riley) Findeis of Plano, Texas; and Sydney Gene Findeis,...

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2016 Consignment Sale

At dawn, Saturday, March 5, 2016 the sun rose on trucks, harvest equipment, planting equipment, hay, hedge posts and a wide assortment of other machinery, parts and supplies related to agriculture all taken in as consignments for the 15th Annual Martin Luther Church...

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