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).

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CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM 

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.

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CANDLELIGHT CAROL SING

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.

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CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP

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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Join us for Advent worship today at 12:15pm or Holden Evening Prayer at 7PM. Dinner will be served from 6-7PM in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children, and $12.50 for a family of 3 or more. Nursery care provided during evening worship. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today is the first Sunday of Advent. In the days of Advent, Christians prepare to celebrate the presence of God’s Word among us in our own day. One of the best-known customs for the season is the Advent wreath. The four candles mark the progress of the four weeks of Advent and the growth of light as the birth of Christ approaches. (Adapted from Bread for the Day 2016, p. 367- 368, from the ELCA) ... See MoreSee Less

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