Elk Horn Lutheran church is a congregation of the Lutheran Churches in Mission for Christ (LCMC).
Our fundamental Christian mission is to bring the Gospel to ALL people, within and outside of the church.
"For he has made known to us in all wisdom and insight the mystery of his will, according to His purpose which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth." -Ephesians 1:9-10
This is accomplished through preaching, teaching, the administration of the sacraments, and by encouraging our members to be living examples of Christ's grace.
Our congregation accepts all the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired and revealed Word of God, and all the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, contained in the Book of Concord of the year 1580, as the correct presentation and true exposition of Christian Doctrine drawn from the Holy Scriptures.
Founded on April 25 as Danish Evangelical Lutheran Congregation
First Pastor called - O.L. Kirkeberg. Cemetery started. First communion, baptism, marriage, burial
Danish Folk High School begun
Church building constructed and dedicated
Elim Children's Home founded. First Sunday School classes held
First organ purchased
English church services required by the state
Elk Horn College closed
Voting rights given to women and confirmants
Salem Old People's Home founded by Rev. Anders Hansen
First non-immigrant pastor Clarence Jensen. Last regularly scheduled Danish service. Salem Nursing Home begun
New church dedicated
Parkijuli Church of Bbutan dedicated
Elim Children's Home closed
Salem Retirement Home built (Old Folk School building torn down)
Educational wing added to the church
New parsonage built. Pipe Organ Purchased
Lutheran Book of Worship adopted
Elk Horn Joins the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Contemporary service added
Baldwin Grand piano purchased. Sunday School classes began sponsorship of Andik Putro Sektiona, 6 yr. old boy from Indonesia
Called Associate in Ministry, Celeste Waymire
125th Anniversary celebrated
Became a founding member of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ
Called Rev. Keith Menter as Pastor
Program to help families in need over Thanksgiving and Christmas implemented
Joined Food for the Poor. "Person in Need" fund started to help the local needy
Elk Horn-Exira Food Pantry was established. Scaled up contributions to Open Door Mission