Kountze Memorial Lutheran

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MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

The Good News is the official newsletter of Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church. It is published monthly and available electronically and by mail.
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In this Issue...

A Summer of Service
American Church in Berlin
Baptism Reunion
Blessing of Backpacks
Book Group
Cards with Friends
Class of 2024
Connect with Pr. Lucy
Justice Ministries
Men’s Lunch
Neighborhood Gathering
New Member Classes
News from Tanzania
School Supply Drive
Silent Retreat
Summer Breakfast Info
Synod Assembly Worship
Table Grace The Musical
Transition Team
Vacation Bible School
Youth Beignet Breakfast

In this Issue...

Affirmation of Faith
American Church in Berlin Newsletter
Ascension Day Liturgy
Baptismal Reunion
Blindness Prevention Month
Breakfast Ministry
Cards with Friends
Cinco de Mayo Taco Bar & Bingo
CJH Summer Ministry Team Help
CJH Work Day
Fire, Hotdogs, & S’mores
Go and… Be Church
High School Graduates
Homelessness in Omaha
KMLC Book Group
Men’s Lunch
Omaha Lutheran Young Adults
Silent Retreat
Spiritual Direction
Summer Youth Trip – Beignets (Yum!)
Vacation Bible School

In this Issue...

7 Areas of Ministry
Book Group
Cards with Friends
CJH Annual Heart of Camp Gala
CJH Explore! Day Retreat
CJH Summer Camp & Quilt Auction
Confirmation Classes
Confirmation Sunday
Congratulations Graduates!
Dress Up Mystery Dinner
Easter Book Group
High School Quilt Blessing
Men’s Lunch
New Member Classes
SHAREOmaha Do Good Days
Summer Youth Trip Special Events
VBS

In this Issue...

In this issue…

  • Camp Firelight VBS
  • Cards with Friends
  • Drive-in Movie
  • Easter Breakfast
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Explore! Day Retreat
  • First Communion Classes
  • Graduate Recognition
  • Heart of Camp Gala
  • High School Graduate Quilt Blessing
  • High School Night at the Movies
  • Holy Week & Easter Schedule
  • Love Thy Neighbor Food Drive
  • Men’s Lunch
  • MS & HS Lock-ins
  • New Member Classes
  • Seven Areas of Ministry
  • Summer Camp

In this Issue...

In this issue…

• Ash Wednesday
• Cards with Friends Unfinished Objects Retreat
• CJH 36th Annual Quilt Auction
• Created for Community
• First Communion Classes
• Go And… Have the Conversation
• Heart of Camp Gala
• Lenten Schedule
• Lenten Word Search
• Pantry Love Thy Neighbor Food Drive
• Recovery Celebration Service
• Scholarships
• Women’s Lenten Retreat
• Young Adult Gathering

In this Issue...

In this issue…

  • 2024 Stewardship/Contribution Notes
  • Annual Reports/Annual Meeting
  • Confirmation Program/Photos
  • Dinners for Eight
  • Epiphany Home Blessing
  • Go and… Rest
  • High School Retreat & Lock-In
  • KCCOC – A Year to Serve with Cheer
  • Kountze Family Service Project
  • Men’s Lunch
  • Middle School Gathering
  • New Member Classes
  • Summer Bible Camp at CJH
  • Sunday Breakfast Volunteers
  • Women’s Pre-Lenten Retreat

In this Issue...

  • Advent at Kountze
  • Alternative Gifts
  • Candlelight Carol Service
  • Children’s Book Collection
  • Children’s Christmas Program
  • Go and… Be Present
  • High School Retreat
  • Merry Tuba Christmas Concert
  • Message of Gratitude
  • New Member Classes
  • Norma’s Nursery
  • Poinsettias
  • Progressive Dinner & White Elephant Gift Exchange (grades 7-12)

In this Issue...

  • Advent & Christmas Calendar
  • Advent Meals
  • Advent Wreath & Christmas Tree Blessing
  • Book Group
  • Candlelight Carol Service
  • Cards with Friends
  • Go and Be…Kountze
  • Grief Seminar
  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
  • KCCOC Executive Director
  • KMLC Pantry
  • Men’s Lunch
  • Missionary Update
  • New Members
  • Project Everlast
  • Thanksgiving Bags
  • Thanksgiving Dinner with St. Peter’s
  • Tuba Christmas
  • Wittenberg Center Coordinator
  • Youth Events

In this Issue...

  • Blessing of the Animals
  • Cards With Friends
  • Explore! Day Retreat
  • First Communion Classes
  • Grief Seminar
  • KMLC Book Group
  • LYON Assembly
  • Men’s Lunch
  • Middle School Retreat
  • New Member Classes
  • Reformation Weekend
  • Rev. Lucy Potluck/Installation
  • Peacemaker Service
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Prep
  • Window Celebration Thank You’s
  • Women and Gender in Luke-Acts
  • Women’s Fall Gathering

In this Issue...

  • Adult & Children’s Choirs
  • Campus Ministry
  • Cards with Friends
  • Church Picnic
  • Confirmation Night Out (gr 7 & 8)
  • Confirmation Program
  • Dinners for Eight
  • KMLC Book Group
  • Kountze Common Community Outreach Center (KCCOC)
  • Men’s Lunch
  • New Member Classes
  • Orbit Bus Trip (gr 4-6)
  • Refugee Family Update
  • Stained-Glass Window Rededication Celebration
  • Sunday School
  • Tri-Faith 2nd Annual United We Walk

In this Issue...

  • Affirmation of Faith
  • BBQ Party – Lutheran Center
  • Blessing of Backpacks
  • Book Group
  • Camp Week Photos
  • Cards with Friends
  • Children’s Choir
  • Choir Members Needed
  • Coming in September
  • Confirmation Orientation
  • Congregational Meeting
  • Faith Formation Leaders Needed
  • Go and… Share Your Story
  • Men’s Lunch
  • OSJ Training
  • Pantry Garden – Archives
  • Rally Day
  • School Supplies Needed
  • Serving in Mission
  • Stained Glass Window Update
  • VBS Photos
  • Youth Trip Sharing

In this Issue...

  • 2023/24 Confirmation
  • Archives
  • Book Group
  • Call Committee Update
  • Camp Week
  • Cards with Friends
  • Class of 2023
  • CPR/First Aid Training
  • House Painting
  • Men’s Lunch
  • New Members
  • Note from Vicar Gretchen
  • Sewing Group
  • South Window Update
  • Summer Confirmation
  • Sunday Morning Parking
  • Vacation Bible School

Inside this Issue

In this issue…

  • A Day Without Shoes
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Archives
  • Ascension Day
  • Blindness Prevention Month
  • Call Process Checklist
  • Camp Week
  • Cards with Friends
  • Carol Joy Holling Camp Work Day
  • Christian Spirituality Retreats
  • Compline
  • Confirmation 2023/24
  • CPR/First Aid Training
  • Farewell to Vicar Gretchen
  • Graduation Sunday
  • House Painting
  • Lutheran Women of Omaha
  • Men’s Lunch
  • NeLCM Golf Scramble
  • Summer Confirmation
  • Sunday School Service Project
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Youth Sunday Evening Gatherings

Inside this Issue

In this issue…

  • A Day Without Shoes
  • April Service Project
  • Bowari Family Update
  • Cards with Friends
  • Compline
  • Confirmation Day
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Explore! Day Retreat
  • God. Tacos. Legos
  • Graduate Recognition
  • Holy Week at Kountze
  • Book Group
  • KMLC Camp Week
  • Quilters and Others
  • Men’s Lunch
  • New Member Class
  • Omaha Young Adults Ministry
  • Summer Confirmation Program
  • The Call Process Checklist
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Youth Trip Sponsorships

Inside this Issue

In this issue…

  • Archives
  • Call Process Checklist
  • Carol Joy Holling Camp Events
  • Daylight Saving Time
  • ELCA Youth Gathering
  • First Communion Classes
  • Heart of Camp Gala
  • Lent
  • March Service Project
  • Middle School Lock-in
  • No Parking
  • Sunday School Good Gifts
  • Worship Assistants Needed
  • Young Adult Gathering

Inside this Issue

In this issue…

  • Archives
  • Ash Wednesday
  • CJH Heart of Camp Gala
  • Congregational Meeting
  • Elementary, Middle & High School and Young Adults Events
  • February Service Project
  • KMLC Scholarship Program
  • Kountze Café
  • Lenten Meals
  • Men’s Lunch
  • Nursery Volunteers Needed
  • Pantry
  • Pantry “Souper” Bowl
  • Women’s Pre-Lenten Retreat

Inside this Issue

In this issue…

  • Archives
  • Bible Study
  • Book Group
  • Children, Youth, & Family
  • Epiphany Home Blessing
  • Holden village, 2023
  • Kountze Café
  • Men’s Lunch
  • New Member Class
  • Nursery Volunteers
  • Service Project
  • Young Adults Table Theology

Inside this Issue

In this issue…

  • Alternative Gifts
  • Archives
  • Bible Study
  • Blessing of the Advent Wreath & Christmas Tree
  • Christmas Worship Schedule
  • CJH High School Retreat
  • Eucharistic Ministers
  • High School Lock-in
  • Holden Village
  • Holy Darkness – Advent
  • Journey to Denver Youth Trip
  • KMLC Young Adults
  • Merry Tuba Christmas
  • Middle School Gathering
  • New Nursery Attendant
  • Pantry

Inside this Issue

In this issue…

  • Baptism Seminar
  • Bible Studies
  • Blessing of the Animals
  • Book Group
  • Call Committee Update
  • Exploring Grief
  • From the Archives
  • Holden Village, 2023
  • Kountze Café
  • Meet the Bowari Family
  • Men’s Lunch
  • Mental Health Hotline
  • Omaha Campus Ministry
  • Sunday School & Youth Activities
  • Visit from Bishop Scott Johnson
  • Women’s “Lutherfest” Luncheon

Inside this Issue

In this issue…

  • Bible Study
  • Blessing of the Animals
  • Call Committee Update
  • Evensong & Chili Cookoff
  • Choir – Adult & Children
  • Church Picnic
  • Confirmation
  • God’s Work, Our Hands
  • Holden Village, 2023
  • Men’s Lunch
  • New Council Members
  • New Member Class
  • Rally Sunday
  • Serving in Mission
  • Sunday Breakfast
  • Welcome Vicar Gretchen
  • Youth Events

Inside this Issue

In this issue…

  • Back to School Backpack Blessing & Celebrations
  • Confirmation 2022/2023
  • Bible Studies
  • Carol Joy Holling Retreats & Events
  • Congregational Meeting
  • God’s Work, Our Hands
  • Men’s Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gathering Photos
  • New Member Class
  • Night Manager Wanted
  • Scholarships
  • Sons & Daughters of KMLC
  • Stained Glass Window Update
  • Sunday School Teachers Needed
  • Sunday School Registration
  • Welcome Vicar Gretchen

Inside this Issue

In this issue…

  • Archives
  • Camp Week
  • CJH Quilt Auction
  • deFreese Manor 40th Anniversary
  • Endowment Fund Acknowledgements
  • Growing Young Book Study/Planning
  • High School Graduates
  • KMLC Book Group
  • KMLC Community Garden
  • Nebraska Synod Assembly
  • New Member Class
  • Order of St. John
  • Pentecost – Wear Red
  • Poem/Prayer After a Mass Shooting
  • Vacation Bible Study
  • Worship Assistants Needed
  • Youth Service Project
  • Youth Summer Trip

Inside this Issue

In this issue…

  • 2024 Youth Gathering – New Orleans!
  • Affirmation of Faith
  • Archives – Immigrant Families
  • Blindness Prevention Month
  • Camp Sunday
  • Carol Joy Holling Camp Work Day
  • Celebrating Our Graduates
  • Growing Young Book Study/Planning Sessions
  • Hawa Family Update
  • KMLC to Host Seminary Student for Part-time Internship
  • KMLC Youth Service Project
  • Men’s Lunch
  • New Member Class
  • Storm Chasers Faith & Family Night
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Volunteer Thank You
  • Youth Summer Trip

Inside this Issue

In this issue…

  • 2022 Stewardship Drive Update
  • 7 Reasons We Believe the Church Can Change the World
  • Archives
  • Celebrating our Graduates
  • First Communion 2024 Youth Gathering
  • It’s a Boy! & Diaper Drive
  • Lenten Meals Continue
  • Nebraska Synod Sister Congregations
  • Refugee Resettlement Update
  • Service Project for KMLC Youth
  • Spring Spruce-Up
  • Vacation Bible School

Inside this Issue

In this issue…

  • Baptism Seminar
  • Book Group
  • Congregational Meeting
  • February Fun
  • February Service Project for Youth
  • Lakota Lutheran Center & Chapel
  • Lent
  • Men’s Lunch
  • New Members Received
  • Refugee Resettlement Task Force Update
  • Summer Youth Gathering Update
  • Worship Assistants Needed

Inside this Issue

In this issue…

  • Baptism Seminar
  • Book Group
  • Congregational Meeting
  • February Fun
  • February Service Project for Youth
  • Lakota Lutheran Center & Chapel
  • Lent
  • Men’s Lunch
  • New Members Received
  • Refugee Resettlement Task Force Update
  • Summer Youth Gathering Update
  • Worship Assistants Needed

Inside this Issue

In this issue…

  • 2022 Stewardship Campaign
  • Adult Forum
  • Archives – Senior and Associate Pastors
  • Congregational Meeting
  • Epiphany Home Blessing
  • Epiphany Tree – Refugee Resettlement
  • Give Back Food Shelf Challenge
  • Men’s Lunch
  • New Member Class
  • Welcome Transition Senior Pastor Rev. Stephen Griffith