Luther Memorial Church was established in 1915, when a group of people severed their ties with First Lutheran ( a German speaking church) to form an English speaking Lutheran church. One year later, the congregation built their first church on the corner of 7th and Thorne Streets in Syracuse, Nebraska. The church was officially named “Luther Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Syracuse, Nebraska.”
By 1948, the congregation had outgrown the original church building. To accommodate its rapidly growing membership, a new church was built at a different location where an entire block of space was purchased. In 1951, the new Luther Memorial Church building was completed at its current location- the corner of 11th and Mohawk Streets in Syracuse.
The church building has undergone many “face-lifts” since its original construction. In 1971, an additional wing was added to the north side of the building to accommodate Sunday School classes.
Today, the church membership continues to grow. Luther Memorial is very fortunate to have such a vibrant congregation and close-knit church family. Luther Memorial believe it’s important for our church to continually change to ensure that the needs of its long-time and new members are being met.
Luther Memorial’s goal is to present Lutheran teachings in a way that members can relate to and apply in their daily lives. The spirit of the Luther Memorial congregation is expressed in the way we worship together, study the word together, make music together, have fun together, and volunteer together in our church and community. Luther Memorial’s members are constantly looking for innovate ways to strengthen ties with each other, as well as people in the surrounding community.