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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Good Friday - April 19
12:00-3:00 PM - Three-hour ecumenical service with choirs, string instrumentalists, and guest preachers

7:00 PM - Candlelit service of readings and Veneration of the Cross
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Maundy Thursday Worship 12:15 PM & 7:00 PM
Individual Absolution, First Communion, and Stripping of the Altar
Join us for lunch at 11 AM or for dinner at 5:45 PM
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