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, December 11 at 9 AM and 11AM

Join us for worship on Sunday, December 11 as the children of Kountze Memorial celebrate the traditional telling of the Christmas Story with scripture readings and sacred music.



Saturday, December 17 | 5 PM | Prelude: 4:40 PM

Journey to the manger through beautiful scripture readings, sacred poetry, congregational singing and special musical offerings from the Kountze choirs, handbells, brass, woodwinds, strings, harp and more. Reception to follow. Free-will offering. Nursery care provided.



Saturday, December 24 | 4, 7, & 11 PM

4 p.m.:  Festive Eucharist with carols, a special emphasis on children, and music from our choirs and brass, woodwind, string, and handbell ensembles.

7 p.m. and 11 p.m.:  Festive Eucharist with carols and candle lighting and music from our choirs and brass, woodwind, string, and handbell ensembles.

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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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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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Ever wondered, "Is it still Christmas?" The Christmas Season is the twelve-day period celebrating the incarnation of Christ, beginning on December 24 (Christmas Eve) and ending January 5 (the eve of ...

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Worship with us this Christmas!

Christmas Eve Worship Saturday, December 24
4:00PM | Festive Eucharist with special music & a children’s message.

7:00PM and 11:00PM | Festive Eucharist with carols and candle lighting. 7PM service televised live on Cox Channel 13 and streamed on our website.

Nursery care provided at all three services | Free parking in church lots. Handicap Accessible.

Christmas Day Worship Sunday, December 25 | 10AM
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