Service Times and Information
Schedule of Divine Services and Bible Studies
|Day||Time||Service and Bible Studies|
|Divine Service with Holy Communion (Carroll, NE)|
Children’s Instruction (Sunday School) in the Parish Hall (Winside, NE)
Divine Service with Holy Communion (Winside, NE)
Children’s Instruction (Sunday School) in the Parish Hall (Carroll, NE)
|Wednesday||6:30 PM||Divine Service with Holy Communion (Winside, NE) – Epistle Sermon Series|
|Thursday||6:30 PM||Fruits of the Vine Women’s Bible Study (Winside, NE) – First and Third Weeks|
Theology on Tap Men’s Bible Study (Winside, NE) – Second and Fourth Weeks
Combined Men’s/Women’s Bible Study – Fifth Week (if applicable)
Our congregations practice closed communion. Members of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) from other congregations are welcome at our altar, but are asked to speak with the pastor prior to the service. If the pastor is unavailable, you may speak to an elder.
Those who have been baptized and are not members of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) are welcome to come to the altar during the Service of the Sacrament in order to receive a blessing. If you would like to join our fellowship and commune with us at our altar, our pastor can give you further instruction and would be happy to have a conversation with you about membership.
Our Communion Statement as currently printed in our bulletins is as follows:
The Lord’s Supper is celebrated at this congregation in the confession and glad confidence that, as He says (Matthew 26:26–28; Mark 14:22–24; Luke 22:19–20), our Lord gives into our mouths not only bread and wine but His true body and blood (John 6:55) to eat and to drink for the forgiveness of sins (Matthew 26:28) and to strengthen our union with Him and with one another (1 Corinthians 10:17). Our Lord invites to His table those who trust and believe His words, repent of all sin (Luke 5:32), and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as He forgives and loves us (Matthew 6:12, 14–15), that they may show forth his death until he comes (1 Corinthians 11:26).
Because those who eat and drink our Lord’s body and blood unworthily do so to their great harm (1 Corinthians 11:27–30) and because Holy Communion is a confession of the faith which is confessed at this altar (1 Corinthians 10:14–23), and because pastors are called to be servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God (1 Corinthians 4:1) and to give an account for the souls entrusted to their care (Hebrews 13:17), any who are not members of the congregation are to speak with the pastor prior to the service.
Private Confession & Absolution
Private Confession and Absolution may be scheduled with the pastor by phone call or through email. Pastor is flexible with hours (day or night).
Office hours vary from week to week. If you need to contact the church secretary or would like to schedule a meeting with our pastor, please feel free to call the Church’s landline, (402)–286–4929. In cases of emergency when there is no one in the office, the landline forwards to our pastor’s cellphone.