News and Events

Letter to congregation about ongoing worship plans in time of pandemic

St. John’s Lutheran Church
821 Denver St. • Schuyler, NE 68661
stjohnslutheranschuyler.wordpress.com
402-352-3550

May 30, 2020

My dear siblings in Christ,

Peace be with you in these strange and uncertain times.  I miss seeing your faces and gathering together in one place with you all.  I am sure you all have been longing for an end to this time of exile, and I am right there with you.  However, with our case numbers skyrocketing and the pandemic at our very doorstep, I’m sure you know as well as I do that it will likely be some time before we are safely able to gather physically again.

Although conflicting messages abound and it’s hard to know whom to trust in all the confusion, our highest mandate as Christians is always clear: to love God and to love our neighbor.  Council and I are doing our best to make decisions in line with this commandment, and at our May meeting, we decided to join with a group of other congregations in our Fremont area cluster in adopting a set of guidelines that follow the guidance we have received from ELCA Churchwide, the Nebraska Synod, and federal and state health authorities.  These guidelines are as follows:

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News and Events

Joint Pentecost Celebration!

A collaborative Pentecost service broadcast live from St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Fremont, NE, on May 31, 2020

Worship leaders:

  • Pastor Shari Schwedhelm, Salem Lutheran Church and St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Fremont, NE
  • Deacon Timothy Siburg, Nebraska Synod staff and Salem Lutheran Church, Fontanelle, NE
  • Pastor Heidi Wallace, Bethany Lutheran Church and First Presbyterian Church, Lyons, NE
  • Pastor Day Hefner, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Schuyler, NE
  • Pastor Allison Siburg, Salem Lutheran Church, Fontanelle, NE
  • Pastor Scott Johnson, Campus Ministry at Midland University, Fremont, NE
  • Pastor Al Duminy, Sinai Lutheran Church, Fremont, NE
  • Pastor Inba Inbarasu, outgoing pastor of Faith Ambassadors and Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hooper, NE

Watch the Facebook Live video of this service below, and/or follow along in the digital bulletin.

News and Events

Synod-wide Baccalaureate Service!

On Sunday, May 17th, at 3pm, the Nebraska Synod will be leading a synod-wide baccalaureate service for all graduating seniors to celebrate. Information about how to tune in to the service will go up on this page on the Synod’s website as the date gets closer. Let’s all celebrate our seniors and the work that they have put in to graduate, and send them off to their next adventures surrounded and uplifted by prayer.


Update: If you didn’t get a chance to see it live, but would still like to watch the service, it is available here on the Synod’s YouTube channel.

News and Events, Special services

Easter Sunday 2020

Joint service led by:

  • Deacon Timothy Siburg, Nebraska Synod staff and Salem Lutheran Church, Fontanelle, NE
  • Pastor Allison Siburg, Salem Lutheran Church, Fontanelle, NE
  • Pastor Shari Schwedhelm, Salem Lutheran Church and St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Fremont, NE
  • Pastor Heidi Wallace, Bethany Lutheran Church and First Presbyterian Church, Lyons, NE
  • Pastor Day Hefner, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Schuyler, NE

Broadcast from Salem Lutheran Church in Fontanelle, NE, on April 12, 2020

Watch the Facebook Live video of this service below, and/or follow along in the digital bulletin. You can also read a copy of the four mini-sermons here.

Part 1

Part 2