History

church2Settlers Founded RELC
With the oversight of Papillion, Nebraska Pastor Ernest Walter, D.D., a small group of dedicated Gretna settlers of German origin organized Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1910.

historySettlers originally wrote the Constitution in their native tongue. Services were held in both English and German at an interim facility.

church3Church Grows
One year later, the congregation grew to 100 active members, allowing the Church to secure the purchase of an existing place of worship. This is the same location where RELC’s main sanctuary resides today, albeit with a new building, a reconstructed Modern Gothic-designed edifice that the Church officially dedicated in 1950. RELC’s expansion also included construction of a full basement with kitchen & Sunday School space.

church620th Century Growth
More members. More room sought. Fifteen years later in 1965, RELC growth allowed it to construct a new Sunday School building. In 2002, the Church proudly unveiled a magnificent Fellowship Hall for worship/dining/social events, a new kitchen, offices, classrooms, nursery and meeting areas. The Church installed state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment in 2013.

church421st Century Expansion
Since 2005, today’s Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church serves over 700 members under the direction of Pastor Ron Youngerman.  We are a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) , sharing roots with the Nebraska Synod and a philosophy of open communion to all.

 

 

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