A City-wide Church with a World-wide Ministry

Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church is a vibrant, historic faith community of nearly 2,000 members that welcomes all and provides ministries for all ages and all walks of life. We are the birthplace of Lutheranism in Nebraska. We are a “City-wide Church with a World-wide Ministry” and have been worshipping, growing, and serving in the heart of Downtown Omaha for over 150 years! 

While Kountze is among the largest ELCA churches in Nebraska, it maintains a family-like atmosphere. Our members come from all over the city and surrounding communities. Whether you are a member of long-standing, looking for a new church home, or visiting family and friends, Kountze provides a welcoming community to everyone.

Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church is a congregation in the Nebraska Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA).



Sunday, February 26 | 12 PM | Office Conference Room

All those anticipating a baptism in the next few months should plan to attend this session led by a pastor.



2017 Lenten Theme: We Are Church

Our Lenten theme centers around the Nicene Creed and utilizes resources from the Nebraska Synod, ELCA.

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Celebrate the Resurrection at Kountze

A variety of worship opportunities are celebrated throughout the week beginning with Palm Sunday and continuing through Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday.

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We give thanks to God for our 22 new members who will be received into our congregation next Sunday! ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us today for worship (9AM and 11AM) and our annual Congregational meeting at 10AM in the Fellowship Hall. We will review the past year of ministry and approve the budget for 2017. All are welcome! ... See MoreSee Less

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Due to inclement weather, Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church will be closed on Tuesday, January 17 in keeping with our policy to close when OPS cancels. However, the building committee and church council will still meet as planned. Stay safe! ... See MoreSee Less

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Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church shared Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Today is Epiphany. 🌟 On this day we celebrate that a brilliant, shining star led the magi to the Christ child, which then revealed Christ to all nations. Epiphany sends us into the world to witness...

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