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Be sure to check out our bulletins board for updates in the coming weeks for volunteering opportunities.

St. Josephs Catholic Church in Lyons, NE is having a salad luncheon and basket raffle on Friday, September 21st from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

CHOIR HAS RESUMED.  If you would like to be part of our musical ministry, choir practice is every Sunday at 8:30 am. (before church)

FRIDAY NIGHT PUB.  We have started Luther’s Pub again.  The dates will be September 21st, October 12th, October 19th.  The Pub will be for all home games.  We are looking for volunteers to help us chaperone.  Please contact Connie Larson (402)380-5101 or Tess Johnson (402)380-5660.


Sunday School has started again.    Our first day of Sunday School in the classroom will be September 16th. All families are welcome!!!  The children will sing on the second Sunday of each month during the Praise Service starting October 14th.


CONFIRMATION BEGINS – Confirmation has begun. We meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday evening.  A letter has been sent to confirmands and their families regarding confirmation.

YOUTH GROUP is meeting every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m..  A meal will be provided.  It is open to all current Junior and Senior High students in the community. There is a sign-up sheet in the multipurpose room for anyone who wishes to donate for the meals.

Men’s Bible Study is on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Growing Together – Small Group meets after church at 11:00 a.m. – Please contact Nancy Johnson (402) 620-5324 if you have questions.


  • CLOTHING donations have ceased for the summer. We will let you know when fall and winter starts.

  • FOOD BANK DONATIONS – We continue to collect non-perishable products but did you know if you would prefer to give a monetary donation it is as simple as leaving a check at our local bank.

  • Also, the Heartland District Women of the Word Annual Retreat will be Saturday, September 22 in Beatrice from 9 am – 3:30 om at the Cornerstone Lutheran Church. The Theme for the day is “I Once Was Lost, But Now Am Found.”  Presenters are: Bonnie Lacy – author from Osceola and Pastor Tom LoVan – Lutheran Asian Ministries, Sioux City. (He spoke to our WOW brunch in July, but will have a different topic.) The cost is $18 and can be paid at the door. If you can attend, please contact Joan Magnusson by September 11th. Joan is planning on driving and will register those who wish to attend.


As you may already know, most of the kitchen renovation has been completed and there are now new instructions in the kitchen for the coffee servers on Sunday mornings.  It is now easier to do than ever before!  With the push of a button in 5 minutes you can have 3 gallons of coffee, which you can choose in half gallon increments.  We now have a new push cart to take the coffee containers to the back of church.  There are two windows to place the trays of goodies and coffee containers with warmers in so the congregation will make a single line going down the middle of the annex and branch off to each side.  This should allow the line to flow faster. 


Please be aware although confirmation has been completed, it is still a requirement for the confirmand to acolyte and run video through-out the remainder of the summer season.  In September, when the new confirmands start, they will be trained for their duties and will start preforming them the first Sunday of October.

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First Lutheran Church is blessed to be part of the wonderful community of Oakland, Nebraska. We worship on Saturday evenings at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m.  We have both contemporary and traditional services. Sunday School is held at 10:30 a.m. Our youth meet on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Confirmation is also held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Vacation Bible School is held in late May every year.  We also have many other ministries and activities throughout the year.  We would love to have you be part of our family of faith. If you have any questions please contact us. God bless!

Address: 201 N. Davis Avenue
Oakland, NE 68045

Phone: +1 402-685-5764

Open Hours: 8a-6:30p M-F, 9a-2p S-S