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December 5 & 6


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More Than A Tradition

Living with identity, value and purpose


Loving Christ, Loving Each Other

Committed to Caring for One Another

Making disciples of

Jesus Christ

for the transformation of the world

Each person is a unique creation of God and, through grace, is a child of God. The people of First Lutheran Church welcome all because God welcomes all, without regard for race or culture, sexual orientation, gender identity or relationship status, physical or mental challenges, imprisonment, addictions, socio-economic circumstances, or anything else that too often divides us. First Lutheran Church is a spiritual community that celebrates the gifts of God that can empower us to engage in the struggles of life, to care for each other, and to serve Christ where we work and live. Our unity is in Christ.

An Important Message from Pastor Steve on November 6, 2020

“If anyone asks me why I became a member at First Lutheran I will always answer, "Because Jesus wanted me to." He knew I belonged to him and sent amazing people to lead me into a church I truly believe in - a church that really spreads Jesus' word, a church that became home and helps me become a better disciple every day.”

Fabianne Gondim

At First Lutheran, we believe we are called to a life of

discipleship that is fueled by

worship and prayer, learning and serving.


We desire to grow in our understanding of what it means to be disciples of Christ and ambassadors of his love and grace.

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We feel called to care for all of God’s children and creation congregationally, locally and globally.

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We are committed to spiritual growth and growing in our knowledge and understanding of the sacred texts.

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Recent Posts

November 27, 2020 in Hunger & Clothing, News, Serve

500 Can Challenge for Food Pantry Met and Exceeded

The Nebraska Thrivent Chapter held a "500 Can Challenge” during November. If First Lutheran could collect 500 food items for the Lincoln Food Pantry, Thrivent would give an additional $500 to the Pantry.…
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November 25, 2020 in News, Serve

2020 Gifts of Hope Interactive Digital Catalog Now Available for Browsing

The annual Gifts of Hope Market offered at First Lutheran Church began in 2008. Its name back then - Shoulder to Shoulder Market - came from a Ugandan saying about how communities best…
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November 24, 2020 in News

First Member, Dr. Rauner, Providing Worldwide Expertise During Pandemic

First Lutheran member, Dr. Bob Rauner, is one of the leading experts in the health field, especially regarding coronavirus. His weekly YouTube videos offer updates and insights on the status of the virus…
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November 23, 2020 in Events, News

60 Minutes of Generosity at Advent Drive Through

The generosity, love and care on display by those who attended yesterday’s Advent Drive Through and those who carried out the event made any pandemic blues disappear. The steady stream of cars driving…
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