One hundred years ago, the desire to teach and preach in the “language of the country” caused a few Missouri Synod Lutherans to leave their church, buy a plot of land and establish a new congregation.

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Members of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk rolled up their sleeves on Sept. 8, to participate in “God’s work. Our hands.” The event is a service day in which nearly 9,100 Evangelical Lutheran Church of America congregations take part each year.

HOOPER — The seventh annual “God’s Work. Our Hands” Polka Sunday is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 8, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of rural Hooper. A combined worship service with Elim Lutheran Church-Swaburg will be held at St. Paul's beginning at 10 a.m. St. Paul's is located at 1843 County …

CLARKSON — Ss. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Clarkson will host its Fall Fest Dinner and Auction on Sunday, Sept. 29, at St. John Neumann Catholic School in Clarkson.

Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska recently announced grant opportunities for individuals and families affected by the March floods to help alleviate some of their unmet needs and expenses.

St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk is one of nearly 9,100 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America congregations participating in “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, Sept. 8.