JOIN US FOR WORSHIP!  SERVICES ARE HELD IN OUR SANCTUARY AND CAN BE VIEWED ON FACEBOOK LIVE.                                                                                                BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE AVAILABLE BELOW.


Sunday School – 9:00 A.M.

Adult Bible Study Class – Led by Pastor Ken Tubbesing in the Parsonage

Children’s Sunday School – Ages 3 thru High School

Worship Service – 10:00 A.M.

Holy Communion the 1st Sunday of Each Month

Contemporary Music Service the 1st and 3rd Sunday of Each Month



JOIN US FOR WORSHIP  –  You may worship with us in our sanctuary or watch on Facebook Live. Recordings of our services are also available on our website above.

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER –  Scripture readings are Acts 1:12-26, Psalm 68:1-10, and 1 Peter 4:12-19, 5:6-11. The Gospel reading is John 17:1-11.

PRAYER LIST – Renae Ernesti, Connor Doeden, Shawn Othmer, Kathy Mertes, Rusty Welch, Angela Holthus, Mary Glathar, Brooke McPherrin, Marcille Bohling, Phyllis Rippe, Lynda Blessing, Richard Stephens, Terry Buethe, Shirley McPherrin and Monique Grotrian.

PRAYER MEETING – Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the lower level of our church building to pray for the world, the church, and persons in need of healing, comfort and encouragement. Please join us if your schedule allows. 

MAY MISSION PROJECTS – Martin Luther Church’s mission project for May-mid June will be to fill duffle bags with hygiene items for foster children. See the Mission Projects page on our website for more information.

We are also collecting donations for medical bills, leave of absence, travel, etc. for Renae Ernesti during the month of May. Basket is on the table at the entrance to the sanctuary.

COMMUNITY VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – Will be at St. Matthew’s in Johnson this year May 30-June 2 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. Anyone that would like to help please contact Tracie Beethe or Amber Grotrian. To register your child, use this link:

CANCER BENEFIT TO SUPPORT Renae Ernesti and Family – at 1C – The Sanctuary, 2200 28th Ave, Columbus, NE on Tuesday, May 23, from 4:00-7:30. There will be great food, fun prize raffles, silent auction, and light Jazz music. There will be a free-will donation.

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – Pastor Ken Tubbesing’s 50-year ordination anniversary is May 27. On June 11 we will celebrate this occasion to recognize Pastor’s service with a dinner following worship and an open house from 1-3:00 p.m. The dinner will be catered for all congregation members planning to attend. Please RSVP ahead of time to council member Jenn Pelchat (402-525-2530) by May 28.

SEWING GROUP REQUEST – Keep the Sewing Group in mind this spring and summer as you clean house, attend garage sales or estate sales. We take (in any condition) sheets, blankets, mattress pads, curtains, tablecloths, excess fabric, sewing thread and crochet thread. Our sewing year just wrapped up, and we have completed 130 blankets. Thank you for all your donations this past year to enable us to reach that number!

BACKPACK PROGRAM – If you are interested in helping on Thursdays at 5:00 at the Johnson Grocery, contact Betty Meyer.

Continual Year-Long Mission Opportunity – The MLC Mission Team has chosen TWO different areas of missions which you may give to throughout the year in the general offering. (Please designate on the memo line of your check or giving envelope). As the Spirit moves, you may choose either (1) Lutheran Bible Translators which works with 70+ language communities in Bible translation programs or (2) Compassion International Water Projects which works with partner churches in 26 countries to provide water filters or dig community wells where clean water is needed. What’s YOUR passion? One or both? We will collect all year long and send the total of the collected amounts to LBT and Compassion at the end of 2023.

MAILBOX REMINDER – Don’t forget to check your mailbox for monthly calendars, reports and other important items.

OFFERINGS – Your tithing may be mailed to MLC, PO. Box 176, Johnson, NE 68378.

MLC FACEBOOK – You can also follow MLC on Facebook. Just “Like” our page and invite your friends to follow us!


Pastor's Patter

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth. (Psalm 8:1)

                God, we stand in awe of Your creation – singing birds, sparkling stars, artful webs spun by spiders, flowers bursting from buds to blossoms, trees changing colors and shedding their leaves, the moon – predictable yet ever-changing, sunrises, sunsets, and double rainbows. We marvel at babies that coo, the vitality of youth, the wisdom of the aged, the love of families, the concern of communities, the warmth of our church, the promise of our faith, the sacrifice of Christ, the power of the Holy Spirit, Your Grace.

                O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth. Amen.