Robert Keefer joined PCM on June 1, 2013.  "Pastor Bob" received his BA degree from Dartmouth College on June 10, 1979, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.  His major course of study was Spanish Language and Literature.  He received his Master of Divinity on June 2, 1982 from Princeton Theological Seminary, and his PhD from Union Ins...titute and University on July 31, 2006.  Bob enjoys singing, acting, and running as some of his main recreational activities. More
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Prayer Requests Henceforth

Thank you for letting me know that you receive prayer requests from these posts. You can continue to do so, but will need to sign up again. Please go to www.pcmomaha.org and click "Member Home Page" on the right just under the header photo. Then scroll to the bottom of the page to "Prayer Request Notification Sign-up." You will then receive notific...
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Request to those who pray

This is not a prayer request, but a request to you. All who use this means to learn our "Prayer Line" requests for the week, please let me know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are putting up a new website soon, and I want to know if we need to continue this feature. Thank you. 
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Nancy Perry

Our sister Nancy Perry died Wednesday night. Visitation will be here at the Church on Wednesday, September 4 at 10:00 am and the service of Witness to the Resurrection will follow at 11:00. Lunch after worship. Remember in prayer daughters Caron and Tania and all of us who were touched by her joyful presence. 
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Sermon from August 25: Wonderful Things

Wonderful Things Pentecost XI (O. T. 21); August 25, 2019 Luke 13:10-17 Last week I read to you about Jesus calling some folks hypocrites; now he's doing it again. And the hypocrisy Jesus points to is very like what we talked about two weeks ago: when the actions of religious people don't match our words. Let's be clear what's going on here. It is ...
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Sermon for August 18: The Present Time

The Present Time Pentecost X (O. T. 20); August 18, 2019 Luke 12:49-56 I think all the stories and songs that portray Jesus as a sweet, mild-mannered, quiet guy ignore this story. Well, they ignore a lot of stories, but this one is particularly tough. And it goes to the heart of a deep pain we have in the Church and in American society. When I was ...
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Sermon from August 11: Seek Justice

Seek Justice Pentecost IX (O. T. 19); August 11, 2019 Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 I'm going to elaborate briefly, and will try to be simple, clear, and measured, but the summary of today's message is this: anyone who says that politics does not belong in Church is denying the Bible. I would love to get down-and-dirty with this harsh, beautiful, and stirring ...
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Blessing of the Backpacks


​Parents: Have your children bring their backpacks (or whatever they will use to carry books and supplies between home and school) to church on Sunday, August 11 (9:30) and Pastor Bob will bless them.
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Sermon for August 4: God to Us Fools

​I made my commentary about the mass shootings over the weekend during our prayer request time, and so that is not included in this sermon. God to Us Fools Pentecost VIII (O. T. 18) August 4, 2019 Hosea 11:1-11 Hebrew prophets were strange. They would not fit comfortably into our nice, suburban, middle class environment. We love to read their poetr...
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Barbara Oertell

Service of Witness to the Resurrection for Barbara Oertell will be Sunday, August 4 at 1:00 pm at the Church. Refreshments for visiting and expressing condolences will follow in Fellowship Hall. 
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Sermon for July 28: Let Me Hear God

Let Me Hear God Pentecost VII (O. T. 17) July 28, 2019 Psalm 85 This is a beautiful poem in which the poet cries out to God: Restore us! Revive us again! It made me wonder what was going on to prompt it. Well, let's recap a bit. First the poet reminds God that God has been forgiving in the past. Remember, Lord, how you forgave us before? When you w...
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Sermon for July 7: Our Names are Written

Our Names are Written Pentecost IV (O. T. 14); July 7, 2019 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 When I'm putting together our worship for the Lord's Day, I look for psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs that go well with the Scripture for the day. Our hymnal has an index that gives guidance in doing that, so it's often easy to find things we can sing that echo the me...
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Prayers from July 7

We have many requests for prayer from this past Sunday... - Delora Devine asks us to pray for her and her family; her sister Diane Church passed away on Friday. - Cleve Evans asks us to continue to pray for his mother, Leona, as she is in rehabilitation after hip surgery - Janis Keim asks us to pray for Juanita, her friend and friend to Dee & V...
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Sermon for June 30: Do or Do Not


  Do or Do Not Pentecost III (O. T. 13) June 30, 2019 Luke 9:51-62 Two weeks ago we got to witness the baptism of R. A. F. [1] . Kathleen, my Aunt Esther, and niece Patty worshiped at the First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head, as has become our Sunday custom when vacationing there. And the service included a baptism. As strangers, we didn't...
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Children & Youth Music

We are seeking a leader for children & youth music ministry. Qualified applicants may combine this position with DCE. Contact Pastor Bob Keefer with questions or interest. Position: Children and Youth Music Director Accountable (Reports) To: Pastor/Head of Staff Purpose: Develop and administer a comprehensive program of music education and perf...
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Director of Christian Education

We are seeking a Director of Christian Education; please see this job description below. Contact Pastor Bob Keefer with questions and interest. Accountable (Reports) To: Pastor/Head of Staff Purpose: Develop and administer a comprehensive children and youth Christian Education program that promotes the Reformed Theology Education/Experience Require...
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Air Conditioning!

It's hot... so you'll be glad to know the air conditioning in the Sanctuary is fully functional! Thanks to the Building & Grounds Committee for getting a good job done promptly.
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Jan Blimling

​Memorial Service for Jan Blimling will be Tuesday, July 2 at 11:00 am at the Church. Visitation with her family on Monday evening, July 1, 5:00 to 7:00, also at the Church.
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Sermon for Pentecost: The Spirit Is Here

  The Spirit Is Here The Day of Pentecost; June 9, 2019 Acts 2:1-21 and John 14:8-17 Well, that was exciting: tongues of fire, the sound of the rush of a violent wind, people speaking in unknown languages. People can get really hyped on things that are flashy and give that sort of adrenaline rush. We Christians pretty regularly pray, "Come, Ho...
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Sermon for Ascension: Meanwhile

Meanwhile Ascension Sunday; June 2, 2019 Acts 1:1-11 You and I spend a lot of our lives waiting for something to happen. And sometimes what we wait for we would prefer to hold off as long as possible; I'm thinking about mortality this week. Two of our folks are in hospice care, and our sister Ruth died on Friday. And we had another mass shooting in...
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Sermon for Easter V

"When they heard this…" Easter V; May 19, 2019 Presbyterian Heritage Sunday Acts 11:1-18 This today isn't going to be a sermon, properly speaking. Instead, I'm going to talk about a few things prompted by receiving a new member today and by today being Presbyterian Heritage Sunday. I'll touch on today's Scriptures for each of them, but I won't dign...
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