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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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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Malaria Nets and Hurricane Relief – September Missions

  Malaria is a potentially fatal infection of the blood caused by a parasite that is carried by mosquitoes.   Nearly everyone living in tropical Africa has a malaria episode at least once a year.   Martin Luther Church members participated in a “Bite Back Against...

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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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