Rejoice Lutheran Church
Omaha NE

68144-2497



Who we are

What is Rejoice! Lutheran Church?

Rejoice! Lutheran Church is much more than a set of numbers on a parochial report, but the numbers do attest to successful efforts at being the church in this time and this place. God has blessed the congregation with good leaders, good stewardship, and effective worship. Located in suburban Omaha, Nebraska, Rejoice! sits on 3.7 acres of land with good access to traffic and a great reputation in the community.

Our People

As is the case everywhere this congregation is more than a pretty and functional building, it is a dedicated group of individuals seeking to do corporately what they cannot do individually. While membership spans the full spectrum of ages, Rejoice! members are on average a decade younger than its counterparts in other Lutheran congregations. In keeping with that statistic, Rejoice! has a youth and family ministry that is a model for others. There are numerous opportunities for worship, service, education, and fellowship.

Rejoice! members are more likely to have come from other denominations than your typical Lutheran congregation. This rich diversity helps make Rejoice! a welcoming place.

Our Worship

Rejoice! worship services might best be described as "blended." The typical worship service fits somewhere on the spectrum between "traditional" and "praise." There are numerous vocal and instrumental groups that add to the richness of the experience. Sermons are carefully timed due to the back to back schedule. The Eucharist is celebrated each week at every service.

Our Staff

Rejoice! has two ordained pastors on staff, Brad Meyer, Senior Pastor and Darrell Anderson, Pastor of Faith Formation. Our pastors give guidance to the many and various ministries of the congregation.

Sue Halvorson, is Director of Children's Ministry and Christian Education and Andrew Karmmann is the Director of Youth and Family Ministry.

About Stewardship

Rejoice! is a generous congregation. In addition to meeting its annual benevolence commitment, Rejoice! separately funds benevolent activities at the local, state, national, and international levels. Members feed hundreds of families Thanksgiving meals, actively participate in Habitat for Humanity, work camps for youth and adults, Christmas gifts for the less fortunate, labor for meal services at homeless shelters, clothing and quilts for those in need. The list goes on and on.

Our Vision

Rejoice! began as a transplanted "mission congregation" and continues to value the need to be a congregation in mission. Rejoice! is seeking to expand the mission of the church by helping to develop the West Omaha ministry site of Living Grace Lutheran Church. The congregation seeks to honor its tradition while innovatively addressing the needs of the present and of the future.



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Rejoice Lutheran Church
2556 South 138th Street
Omaha, NE 68144-2497
United States
Phone: 402-334-1999
Fax: 402-334-3381
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Church Pastor

Brad Meyer
Brad Meyer
Senior Pastor
2556 South 138th Street
Omaha, NE 68144-2497
United States
Phone: 402-334-1999
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Proverbs 10:8

The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

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Pastor Brad returned to Rejoice! as Senior Pastor in February 2015. He's a graduate of both California Lutheran University and Trinity Lutheran Seminary and has served in the Nebraska Synod since 1991.

Pastor Brad is a certified Spiritual Director through "Seeking the Spirit Within," and enjoys walking alongside individuals on their spiritual journey. He enjoys reading and anything "Tigger."

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Saturday Evening – 5:00 pm
Sunday Morning – 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am

Each service includes a combination of traditional hymns and contemporary songs, and many services also include adult and children's choirs and other special music.
Holy Communion is celebrated at all four worship services.

Those who are baptized and believe Christ is present in the sacrament of Holy Communion are welcome to commune. In this sacrament Christ offers himself to us in love for the forgiveness of sin and frees us to live a new life in him.
Sunday Church School – 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am

Sunday School is offered for children 3 years old through 12th grade September through May. For more information and specific schedules, see Sunday School.
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Nursery care for children under 3 is provided at all three Sunday services. For more information, see Nursery.

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History of the church

Rejoice! Lutheran Church was founded as First English Lutheran Church in 1907 in the Benson area of Omaha. We moved to our present location in 1970, and changed our name to Rejoice! Lutheran Church in 1971. Senior Pastor Brad Meyer came to Rejoice! in 2015 and Pastor Darrell Anderson, Pastor of Faith Formation, came to Rejoice! in 2013. Currently there are nearly 3,000 baptized members.   Edit


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