About Us


Welcome to Memorial Lutheran

When We Meet
Memorial Lutheran Steeple above church building

At the Center of Our Life Together: Worship!

At Memorial Lutheran worship is not a spectator sport. Together we sing and pray, tell where we have seen God at work, and offer one another God's peace. You will see children passing out worship folders and seniors reading the scripture aloud. (And yes, some folks worship God quietly from a corner pew.)

Everyone is welcome at the Lord's Table. Holy Communion is offered at every worship service. The order of worship is a traditional Lutheran liturgy in contemporary musical settings.

Our Worship Schedule Each Weekend...

5:00 Saturday Evening Worship
An evening service with Holy Communion is offered every Saturday at 5 pm throughout the year.

9:00 Sunday Morning Worship
A morning service with Holy Communion is offered every Sunday at 9 am throughout the year.

From September through May we invite you to All Ages Fellowship at 10:15 am on Sunday mornings.

Sunday School meets at 10:30 am to 11:30 am in alternating blocks with our Wednesay Faith Time program.

P.S. Children are welcome at worship here!

Other Worship Opportunities

Wednesday Faith Time

Faith Time is a worship and learning experience for all ages that begins around the dinner table. Faith Time is in four week blocks alternating with Sunday School and begins at 6:00 pm and ends at 7:30 pm. Check out the Faith Formation page for the calendar.

Living Tables

Midday on the Wednesdays of Lent and a few other times during the year a Living Table worship is held in fellowship hall. These worship services occur around the lunch table. Households are also invited to invite Pastor Myron for an in-home Living Table at any time.


Our Beliefs


Our Values


Our Purpose

What We Believe

A welcome place for children, youth, and adults to experience and share the grace of God.


  1. God loves us all, showing no partiality, through the sacrificing love of Jesus Christ. We trust in the undeserved grace of God.
  2. God speaks to all people through the Holy Word:
    • Jesus, the Word made flesh
    • the Word made alive in our speaking guided by the Holy Spirit;
    • the Word written in the Bible and inspired by the Holy Spirit.
  3. God calls and gathers us to be the body of Christ in the world today. This gathering, the Church, is God’s gift to you, to us and to the world.
  4. The first purpose of the Church (the people gathered by God) is to announce the peaceful reign of God in Christ Jesus, and to share God’s Holy Word and Sacraments with all people of every nation and race.
  5. God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit and that the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, Luther’s Small Catechism, and the Lutheran Confessions are trustworthy summaries of the Christian faith.
  6. The Lutheran church is catholic and reforming, uniting and renewing the ecumenical Church.
  7. In the peaceful reign of God, there is a new creation. God calls all of us to serve as partners – to work, pray, dream, suffer and even die for the sake of the Gospel.


  1. Loving one another as Jesus loves us.
  2. Praying in our daily lives, including all the activities of our congregation.
  3. Reaching spirit led decisions by consensus through discernment in listening, patience and prayer.
  4. Speaking out for justice and mercy, and reaching out with mercy and generosity to all, especially the downtrodden.
  5. Christian hospitality – welcoming the stranger and one another as if we were welcoming Christ Himself.
  6. Fulfilling our life’s purpose by using our Godgiven gifts with integrity, humility and quiet joy.
  7. Modeling the Christian life for one another, particularly our children.
  8. Learning Biblical and theological wisdom and the habits of faith.
  9. Supporting one another in faith by cherishing Christian fellowship and fun.
  10. Sharing God’s gifts within our congregation:
    Energy for service
    Attention to worship and study
    Money for God’s work in the world


  1. to call, gather, nurture and equip girls & boys, women & men for the life’s ministry to which they have been gifted;
  2.  to build up the Christian home, the primary place of faith formation;
  3.  to keep sacred the Christian assembly, the place of Word and Sacraments;
  4. and to invite the world into the household of faith through Jesus Christ, the Lord.

Our Staff

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Duane Miller

Interim Pastor

Jodi Schuman

Minister of Administration

Lois Theesfield

Director of Music Ministry

Fred Alderson




Larry Parker


Kenzie Alderson

Vice President

Carol Golden


Sandy Christian

Council Member

Phyllis Fevold

Council Member

Jeanie Gibson

Council Member

Kathy Lynn Johnson

Council Member

Carl Link

Council Member

Jerome Rewerts

Council Member

Dan Stieler

Council Member

Building Use

The Girl Scouts and Nevada Golden K Kiwanis, as well as other groups, meet regularly in our building. We also host other groups including family events.

If you would like to schedule an event at Memorial, please call the church office at 515-382-6509 during business hours or contact by email to memluth@midiowa.net

Giving Options

Offering not only supports the mission and ministry of the church, it is an act of worship. We invite households to make a regular proportional offering through the use of envelopes, enrolling in our automatic payment mechanism or using text-to-give. The Church Council adopted the following Spending Plan for 2021.

Text-to-Give can be one time or recurring. Use your Smart Phone and Credit or Debit Card as way to support the General Fund. The number to text to is:515-808-5325. Simply place a dollar sign ($) and an amount in the body of the text to get started.