4/2/2020 10:00 a.m.


For the Foreseeable future there will be NO in Person services at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ. There will be online only events only such as Tuesday Night Bible Study which is live and Worship Services which are being prerecorded.  All members are being sent a weekly bible study mailing to participate in.  If you would like to receive a copy and are not please let the Church Office know.

The weekly services are available online on the website and will be airing on KTLX 91.3 FM.

Preschool sessions are being recorded twice a week and broadcast to our Rainbow Preschool family.

We are being guided by East Central Health District in how to proceed. The church office will be closed to the public, until further notice. We will be in communication with the congregation as the situation changes. Announcements will be made via Facebook, Email and the Church Website and you can always call the church answering machine for the most up to date information.

We appreciate all your patience as we navigate through this very difficult time for our community.

3/14/2020 2:00p.m.

Upon the request of the Local Health Authorities, we are suspending services, effective immediately and until further notice, to get ahead of the coronavirus.”

Please call the Church Answering machine at 402-564-8862 or Check the Church Website for the most up to date information.



St. Luke’s COVID-19 Plan 3/13/2020

The coronavirus outbreak, both in Nebraska and nationally, is being closely monitored by the Council, Staff, and Preschool Board concerning how it affects the operation of St. Luke’s Rainbow Preschool and  St. Luke’s United Church of Christ.

Our prime resources for decision making during the time concerning the COVID-19 virus is the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with the local health department.

St. Luke’s United Church of Christ and Rainbow Preschool will follow proven procedures to limit the spread of illnesses and prepare for contingencies.

The following precautionary measures are being used at this time to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 :


The Preschool’s closure will be based upon the status of the Columbus Public Schools as well as the Lakeview Public school District.  If your child does not feel well, you are encouraged to keep them home and monitor the situation.  An emphasis on Hand Hygiene will be part of the programming, additional precautionary measures are pending at this time, which may include the monitoring of a child’s temperature when they arrive in the morning.   


Church Services and Fellowship:

  • Greeters are asked not to shake hands or have contact with those they greet.
  • During the “Passing of the Peace,” please share some non-physical greeting, such as saying hello or a smile.
  • The Offering Plate will be placed at the back of the Church, and you are requested to put your offering in it as it will not be passed during worship.
  • Social Distancing will be encouraged.
  • During the fellowship hour, only disposable items are to be used.
  • Hand-Sanitizer is available and all are encouraged to use it upon entering church.


The following additional actions have taken place:

  • The Community Lenten Lunches are canceled.
  • Messy Church has been canceled for March; we will reevaluate for April if the risk has decreased.
  • Pastor Adam’s Ordination has been Postponed.