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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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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