Update on COVID-19 and Divine Shepherd

DSLC and LLPC are closely monitoring the developments surrounding the coronavirus also known as COVID-19.

We are encouraging staff, the DSLC congregation and LPCC families to follow the recommendations posted on the websites of the CDC, NE Dept of Health & Human Services and Nebraska Medicine.

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In keeping with the directive to limit public gatherings to 10 or less, starting with our Midweek Lenten service this Wednesday, March 18, we will be going "online only" for our worship services.  We will be live-streaming the 4:00pm service on Wednesday and then posting it on our website right after the service for anyone to view as they wish. Beginning this weekend, we will livestream the worship service at 9:30am and post it on the website immediately following.

Just click Watch Live on our website, dsomaha.org


A Message From Pastor Hannemann

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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This is the day the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24
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Dear Members and Friends of Divine Shepherd,

Things have been changing rapidly in these last days. With the CDC now recommending no public gatherings of more than ten people, we are compelled to discontinue gathering for worship services at this time.  No one could have imagined it coming to this, yet this is our current reality and we, by the grace of God, are going to make the best of it and do all we can to share the love of Christ with a world that needs hope in the face of challenging times.

Beginning with tomorrow's Lenten services, we will be having online services only.

Online Worship Schedule—

  • Lenten service Wednesday, March 18 at 4:00pm at www.dsomaha.org and click “Watch Live”
  • Our Sunday livestream services will begin at 9:30am starting this Sunday, March 22
  • These services will be archived on the website right after broadcast for your viewing at any time

Bible studies, our Midweek Program, rehearsals, other activities, events, meetings and gatherings at church have been cancelled until further notice. We are working on how to take some Bible studies online. Be watching for more information.

Right now our Little Lamb Preschool & Childcare is still operating as they are able to manage the numbers in their classrooms according to State requirements with the decreased attendance we are experiencing.

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In the midst of a lot of uncertainty, one thing is certain, our heavenly Father loves us with and everlasting love which he demonstrated in sending his one and only Son, Jesus into this broken world to be our Savior, our Lord, and our shelter in the storm.  His death and resurrection mean life and peace for all who trust in him.  He will never leave us nor forsake us.

If you have any questions or need help in these days from your pastors, staff, elders or church family, please get in touch with us at the church number, 402-895-1500.  The office is open Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 and your staff is on duty to serve you.

What can you do?

  • Pray. Pray to the Lord for mercy, protection, guidance, preservation, peace, patience, endurance, wisdom, healing, comfort, joy…
  • Continue to support the work of the Lord with your faithful tithes and offerings:
    • Mail in your offering or drop it by the office
    • Give online at www.dsomaha.org, click “Give
    • Set up automatic giving through your bank
    • Text your gift to 402-316-7945
  • Share the love of Jesus with others in word and deed

Be watching for more information and emerging developments.

Grace and peace,
Pastor Mark Hannemann


Informational Links

CDC | NDHHS | Nebraska Medicine

From the LCMS Office