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Community Easter Extravaganza!

A "Drive-In Theater" Worship Experience at the Gage County Fairgrounds
Sunday, April 12th at 9 AM
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Facebook LIVE will be available HERE!

The entire community is invited to gather on Easter Sunday for an exciting, life giving, high energy worship experience that conforms to social distancing guidelines. Worshippers will drive onto the Gage County Fairgrounds - 1000 West Scott Street, Beatrice, Nebraska - park in clearly marked rows and tune in their car radios to the short range FM radio station we will identify.  For those staying at home you will be able to tune in to KWBE 1450AM to also hear the service live. Facebook LIVE will be available at 8:50 AM.


The service will consist of Easter acclamations, scripture, songs, preaching, and horn honking.  There will be high energy music to celebrate this most important day. The service is intended to cross all denominational lines.  All are welcome!


“In the midst of tragedy, fear, illness and despair, we as a community of faith are called to gather and to proclaim the promise of hope given to us at Easter.  Now is the time we must come together and be community,” says Pastor Ernesto Medina from St John Lutheran Church in Beatrice.

Important Additional Notes:


  • Since we will be unable to provide restrooms during the event, please use those services before leaving your home.
  • Given the current Nebraska Health Directives, all guests are asked to stay in their vehicle while on fairground property.
  • Directions will be posted and available via a short range FM radio as guests arrive at the Fairgrounds.

Presider:  Pastor Kathee Forrest, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Beatrice, Nebraska

Preacher:  Pastor Ernesto Medina, St. John Lutheran Church, Beatrice, Nebraska

Music provided by: St. John Sanctuary Band, led by Jean Spilker


Read the full press release HERE.


Contact Information:

Pastor Ernesto Medina | St. John Lutheran Church, ELCA | 701 North 6th Street Beatrice, Nebraska  68310 | cell: 402.541.9454 |

  • Matthew Bible Study/Adult Forum

    Join us on Monday evenings at 7:00 via Zoom (an online meeting service) for a study of the book of Matthew. This will be a continuation from Adult Forum, but all are welcome. Sign up HERE to get the meeting invite.

  • Ding-Dong Delivery Ministry

    Would you like a Cranberry ELW Hymnal at your house to aid in online or broadcast worship? Call or email the church office to request a hymnal. Deliveries will be on Tuesday or Wednesday each week. Just listen for your doorbell! 😊

  • Church Directory Photos

    Photos for the directory have been postponed until October 2020.

  • VBS 2020

    St. John Vacation Bible School has been postponed. Please stay tuned for updates on rescheduling.

    Contact Heidi Price with questions.

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