A Congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
5:00 pm Divine Service
Streamed on Facebook Live
9:00 am Divine Service
10:30am Radio Broadcast
KXPN - 1460 AM
Advent & Lent:
7:00pm Wednesday Vespers
If you do not wish to worship in person as of yet, our service is live streamed on Facebook Live on Saturday evenings at 5p.m. Or, you may listen to our broadcast anywhere in the world either on the radio or online at 10:30 on KXPN - 1460 AM. An audio recording of the service and sermon will be available, along with this week's bulletin and announcements, video and study guide for Bible Class. CLICK HERE.
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
is a Christ-centered, compassionate and confessional, loving and liturgical congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod located in the heart of Kearney, NE. Our Lord gathers us around His Holy Word and Sacraments in the Divine Service each Sunday at 9am, with Bible study and Sunday school to follow. Click here to learn more about the LC-MS in general and click here to learn more about our specific beliefs.
One way we care for our community is to operate and support an excellent and explicitly Christian school, which is a safe haven where God's children can learn and freely express the Christian faith. You can find out more about Lutheran and Classical Education here.
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Holy Week: Return to the Lord
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 7 pm
In the Book of Joel, the prophet paints a vivid picture of the coming judgment of God, the Day of the Lord. The imagery is bold and terrifying: hordes of locusts swarming over the land and decimating everything. Joel’s prophecy has teeth even today as wars rage, natural disasters threaten and destroy, and our culture seems to be unraveling. But right in the middle of this frightening portent, we find a tender invitation from the Lord: “Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and He relents over disaster” (Joel 2:13).
God’s invitation and promise finds its fullness in Jesus Christ, who personifies and accomplishes all that God declares. During this season of Lent, we will consider the theme “Return to the Lord” and examine how the call to return played out in practical ways for the people who walked alongside Christ as He demonstrated and carried out God’s grace and mercy on our behalf, taking God’s wrath upon Himself, setting the stage for God to “turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind Him” (Joel 2:14). Each sermon in this series focuses on a particular event in the Passion, with a special focus on the people involved in the event. This will help to connect the hearers with their own sinful nature, to emphasize how we have turned away from the Lord, and to reinforce and rejoice in God’s call for us to return to Him with all our heart.
Bring a friend and join us throughout this week!