June 28, 2020

Holy Communion will be served at worship on the first Sunday of the month for the time being. You will be able to participate in-person and through remote worship.

June 24, 2020

First Lutheran will not be providing worship on Wednesday night for July and August. We will be spending our time on in-person worship and plannning for the fall.

June 14, 2020

Dear First Lutheran Family,

We can’t wait to be back together again. The council and staff have been working with area churches and Three Rivers Health Department to develop a plan to keep our church family as safe as possible as we open our building again.

On Monday, June 8, we took the first step to reopen and offered prayer time in the Worship Center.

On Sunday, June 21, we will open our doors for in-person worship again! Services will be at 8 and 10:30 am. Both services will be livestreamed on our website and Facebook and available on-demand afterward.

Wednesday evening worship at 6 pm will continue to be offered, but only on the website and on Facebook.

With the reopening, there will be many guidelines in place. Please read the enclosed details for entering, seating, exiting and more.

Using CDC and Three Rivers Health Department guidelines, those who are sick or at risk are encouraged to stay home and continue to participate with us in virtual worship.

On Monday, June 22, the church office will be open 8 am – 5 pm. We ask that you practice social distancing guidelines when doing business at the church during the week.

We look forward to worshiping with you in person and/or online. Please pray for continued guidance as we continue to raise up disciples and transform lives through Christ.

Blessings, First Lutheran Church Council and Staff

June 7, 2020 – Phased Reopening Begins

We’d like to update you on our plans for reopening our building. Our Staff and Council leadership have been working hard to formulate a phased reopening plan that we feel will be the safest for all of us.

Monday, June 8, we will begin a “soft opening” of our building. The Worship Center will be open on weekdays from 10am – 1pm and Wednesday evenings from 5-7pm for individual prayer time with social distancing guidelines and interventions to lessen health risks. You are welcome to come pray in the Worship Center during this time.

When you arrive at church, please park in the East parking lot. This is the lot where our church bus is parked.

You will enter the Worship Center through the North door. This is the Worship Center door closest to the kitchen. Look for signs to direct you to the correct door.

Hand sanitizer will be available at the door. We encourage you to wear a mask, but we leave this to your discretion.

For ease of cleaning, seating in the Worship Center will be limited to the center sections. Instructions for seating will be available at the door.

The Worship Center will be disinfected at the end of each prayer time.

Please note that you will not have access to the restrooms, the church office, the kitchen, or other parts of the building during this time.

During this first step of reopening, we will continue to offer Sunday and Wednesday Worship online only on our website and Facebook page. All other activities and events in the building are still suspended.

The church office will be open by appointment only. Please call the church office to make an appointment.

At this time no date has been set to begin worshiping in our building. We will update you on future steps to re-opening when we have that information ready to share.

We are looking forward to seeing you! If you have questions, please call the church office. Our staff will be happy to visit with you and answer your questions.

In the meantime, please know that we continue to pray for all of you; for peace and good health.

May 6, 2020

Dear Friends in Christ,

Our leadership team at FLC continues to work through a plan to resume in-house worship and has not set a date for this to happen.

We do not take this decision lightly. We need to have caring, yet protective measures, in place before we can be together again in the Worship Center.

We want to remind you of the daily prayer and devotions provided on Facebook and our website along with our worship services online, on the radio and on our local cable tv.

Please keep leadership in your prayers as they navigate through this process.

Visit the FLC Goes Viral pages to see the videos and other resources we are using to keep people connnected.


April 28, 2020

Governor Pete Ricketts has announced the easing of certain restrictions related to the COVID-19 situation. This easing of restrictions did include places of worship in Nebraska. We wanted to share that the Staff and the Executive Team of the Church Council are currently evaluating these restriction changes and what a potential re-open of FLC would look like. Further guidance on these matters will be shared when appropriate. The team at FLC is monitoring these developments on a weekly basis.

Visit the FLC Goes Viral pages to see the videos and other resources we are using to keep people connnected.


April 8, 2020

Holy Week Worship services will be posted on Facebook and our website

  • at 7 pm on Maundy Thursday, April 9
  • at 7 pm on Good Friday, April 10
  • at 10 am on Easter, April 12

CLICK HERE to view your invitation.

Visit the FLC Goes Viral pages to see the videos and other resources we are using to keep people connnected.


March 27, 2020

CLICK HERE to view a video message from Nebraska Synod Bishop Brian Maas.


March 25, 2020

Christ in Our Home devotionals (April – June) will be available at the circle drive doors.

Visit the FLC Goes Viral pages to see the videos and other resources we are using to keep people connnected.


March 20, 2020

Dear friends in Christ,

We are writing to keep you informed about the changes First Lutheran is making in response to the need for the separation for protection from the COVID-19 virus.

First Lutheran has made the decision to close our church offices to walk-in traffic beginning 4 pm today, Friday March 20. Please know that this decision was not made without prayerful consideration.

  • There are several critical reasons for taking this action:
  • Your safety and well-being.
  • The safety and well-being of our staff.
  • The safety and well-being of children and staff in our Early Learning Center.

We continue to be the church and accomplish God’s work as the hands and feet of Jesus.

First Lutheran’s phones will continue to be answered from 9-4 Monday through Friday. In case of an emergency after hours, your phone call will be forwarded to whomever is on call just as it has been.

Our church website www.flcfremont.org will have updates and other worship, study and devotional resources. We will also update on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as appropriate.

We will be broadcast worship services on Facebook and our FLC website Sunday mornings at 10 am and Wednesday evening at 6:15 pm.

We will produce an hour for the radio broadcast. First will be an abbreviated worship service and the second half will be devotional music. You can listen at 11:00 am on KHUB 1340 AM and Big Dog 98.9 FM. You can use the internet to listen at 11:00 by going to www.thebestmix1055.com and click on Big Dog Listen Live in the upper right hand corner.

At this point we cannot produce current worship videos for Spectrum cable viewers. We will continue to offer recent worship broadcasts through Spectrum.

As always, we appreciate your generous giving to the church. We have had several people ask how to continue their giving to the church during this time of separation. You are welcome to send your donations in the mail, talk to your bank about setting up bill pay, or visit the Giving page of our website to read more about giving options.

As a church family it is our privilege and a blessing to care for each other. Take advantage of this opportunity to be in conversation with your friends and family always with appropriate distancing. But most of all, take time to talk with God. As you all know, we are sailing on unchartered waters. We also know that God will see us through this storm.

Pastor Lowell Hennigs along with the council and staff at First Lutheran

March 19, 2020

It is with sadness and caution for everyone’s health, that we have made the decision to close the doors of the church building to members and visitors. The ELC will remain open on the Mission Center side of the building.

The phones will be answered 9-4. In case of an emergency after hours, the phone will be forwarded to whomever is on call.

We have suspended drive-thru communion. We served 10 people today!

The Banquet will serve pick-up-meals-to-go through the circle drive today.

We will be pre-recording a worship service which will be broadcast on Facebook Sunday morning at 10 am. Please understand that the worship services are going to be different than you are used to. It will be available for viewing on our website at 10 am also.

We will produce an hour for the radio broadcast, but it will begin and end with music to fill the time slot. You can listen at 11:00 am on KHUB 1340 AM and Big Dog 98.9 FM. You can use the internet to listen at 11:00 by going to www.thebestmix1055.com and click on Big Dog Listen Live in the upper right hand corner.

This week, we will not be producing a current worship video for Spectrum cable viewers. We will continue working to offer alternative worship experiences through Spectrum.


March 18, 2020

New Options

First Lutheran will offer drive-thru Holy Communion.
Thursdays Noon – 1 pm beginning March 19.
Tuesdays 5 – 6 pm beginning March 24.

March 19 – The Banquet will serve pick up meals to go through the circle drive.

The staff is working on ways to keep the congregation connected.


March 17, 2020

Dear friends in Christ,

Following the established guidelines, First Lutheran has made the difficult decision to suspend all activities at First Lutheran Church. After discussion with Three Rivers Health Department, the Early Learning Center will remain open at this time to serve families. The church office will also remain open and the team is working on additional platforms to assist the congregation and community in continued worship, outreach, and mission opportunities.

We need one another as members of the Body of Christ so we will do our best to be with you at home in a variety of virtual ways. We will be sending out more information on the congregation’s plan so please watch your email, our website, and social media for announcements and updates. Let us hold one another up in prayer during this time.

Psalm 121:7-8
The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and for evermore.

Pastor Lowell Hennigs
FLC Council and Staff


March 8, 2020

Dear friends in Christ,

Considering the local news regarding a possible coronavirus exposure at the Fremont YMCA on February 29, please note the following. Members and friends of FLC are urged to hold the Fremont community, the ill and possibly ill, healthcare workers, and community leaders in prayer today and in the coming days.

First Lutheran Church will hold our regularly scheduled activities on Sunday, March 8. This includes Sunday School. Our ELC will remain open next week as scheduled. This will be monitored on an ongoing basis. Members and friends of First Lutheran Church are urged to exercise appropriate and regular handwashing and cough disciplines at church and at all other times.

Members and friends with any health concerns or anxieties are encouraged to remain at home and to exercise appropriate self-care. You can listen to the service on Sunday morning at 11:00 on KHUB 1340 AM and and 98.9 FM. The Sunday sermon will be available online at www.flcfremont.org and through the Fremont cable access channel according to our usual practice:

Spectrum Cable Channel 1304
Monday at 10:30 am and 6:00 pm
Tuesday at 2:00 pm
Thursday at 2:00 pm
Friday at 2:00 pm.

Online giving options for general fund and special gifts are available at www.flcfremont.org under the “Giving” tab at the bottom of that page. Click Here to give now.

Please monitor the FLC Facebook page, web page, email, and local media outlets for updates regarding weekday events and classes, midweek worship on March 11 and Sunday worship on March 15.