A Message from our Pastor

 Summer is here! The Fourth of July is next week, and the warm, even hot, weather has arrived.

With summer come thoughts of travel, vacations, and here in Brule and Ogallala, days spent at Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala. We know that that also means tourists are coming to our communities, and those of us who live here will enjoy these wonderful lakes as well.

I was driving back from North Platte not long ago, and noticed the sign telling us on Interstate 80 that the best way to get to Chimney Rock from I-80 is to get off at the Ogallala exit and head north. I was reminded that tourists do come through Ogallala, not only to get to the lakes, or to see the amazing structure that is Kingsley Dam; but also to travel to Chimney Rock, the Scotts Bluff National Monument, and other sites.

We invite you, as you visit the lakes, or are on your way to other sites, to stop in and worship with us. We welcome you to both of the congregations that form the Brule Ogallala Parish. If you’re hoping to worship fairly early, and have the rest of your day to spend on the lake, or to get on the road, you may enjoy worshiping with us at the United Church of Christ, Congregational in Brule. We meet at 9:00 am, typically for about 45 minutes. Our church is located at 500 N. Olive St. in Brule, just a few blocks from US Highway 30, and less than a mile north of Interstate 80. You’ll find a warm welcome here in Brule, at a friendly and loving congregation. We’d love to meet you!

If, like me, you’re one for sleeping in on weekends and vacations, you might enjoy worshiping with us at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Ogallala .Our worship services begin at 10:45 am, and usually last about an hour.  We are located at 302 N. Spruce St., three blocks from US Highway 30, less than a mile north of Interstate 80, in downtown Ogallala.  We have Children’s Church for children during worship most Sundays; and Adult Sunday School at 9:15, followed by a time of coffee and fellowship before worship.

Both of our congregations celebrate communion, welcoming everyone to an open communion table, on the first Sunday of the month. Elsewhere on this website, you will find information about other events, such as Fellowship Dinners in Ogallala; and Coffee Fellowship times following worship and Sunday Evening Supper Club starting in the Fall in Brule. You are welcome to all of these events.

We in Keith County are very fortunate to share with visitors wonderful tourist sites. We in the Brule Ogallala Parish are fortunate to gather every Sunday to celebrate our Risen Savior. We invite you to join us in enjoying Lake McConaughy and the other things which make Western Nebraska such a great place to visit. We also hope you will take some time to enjoy worship of the God who created these beautiful sites on Sunday mornings. I know you will feel welcome, and that worship with us will add depth to your vacation. Join us!

 

Peace,

Pastor Lisa

 

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