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Join us for Worship

Connecting People to Jesus and One Another

First Lutheran Church in Kearney, Nebraska, is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). This is Christ’s Church. There is a place for you here. We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person — questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.

Regular Worship Times

SATURDAY  |  6:00pm 

SUNDAY  |  8:45 a.m.  & 10:30 a.m. (during summer)

All are welcome to worship at First Lutheran. We offer open communion at every service to those who believe.

Education Hour

SUNDAY  |  9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Sunday School for kids Pre-K through grade 12. We also have occasional adult Bible studies and forums. See the calendar for more.

Worship Online

First Lutheran offers livestream video of each Sunday morning service. Recordings of each service are also available at all times. Worship when it’s convenient for you!

We Are Church Together

Learn more about First Lutheran Ministries

Volunteer Opportunities

View opportunities to give back to God through service projects, committees, events, and more.


There’s a lot happening at First Lutheran. See our newsletter for a full list events and activities, plus important messages regarding each phase of ministry.

Faith + Family

No matter what stage of life you’re in, we have programming to help guide your faith journey. From Pre-K to age 99+ we are ALL children of God.

Electronic Giving

We are church together! Help First Lutheran change lives. Giving is meaningful, simple, and fast through our electronic options.

Our Co-Lead Pastors

Leading Ministry

Rev. Dr. Michelle Carlson and Rev. Dr. Rick Carlson

We are grateful to be called to serve First Lutheran Church and the Kearney community. We have a passion for preaching and teaching. Our goal is to be the Spirit’s conduit so that people can experience the fullness of God’s grace through Word and Sacrament, while being empowered to live out their baptismal vocation in daily life.

Contact the pastors at 308-237-5544 or fill out THIS FORM and someone will contact you:

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Phone Number


Church Location

3315 Avenue G
Kearney, NE  68847

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