KEARNEY — The community is invited to an inclusive worship service adapted to meet the needs of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 24th Street and Second Avenue is hosting the monthly Rejoicing Spirits worship service at 3 p.m. Sunday and will plan to host the services for several months.

Rejoicing Spirits encourages people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to become part of a welcoming faith community. To better serve this population, the worship service captures the attention and interest of these individuals along with their families, friends and the local supportive community.

“There are so many reasons for local residents to join in this faith and fellowship experience,” said the Rev. John Gosswein, Rejoicing Spirits ministry coordinator, in a news release. “There is music and joyous singing; brief, concrete and meaningful messages; plenty of opportunities to participate, serve and lead. The ‘no shushing policy’ gives attendees the freedom to worship as God has intended for them in an accepting, loving environment.”

Rejoicing Spirits takes place at 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month. For more information, contact Gosswein at or call 308-236-7704.

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