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Summer Worship
Summer schedule runs from Sunday, May 29 thru Sunday, September 4
Worship with Holy Communion  at 9AM
Summer fellowship breakfast at 10AM
All are welcome!

Habitat for Humanity
Lord of Love is participating in the ELF coalition again this summer.
Our Habitat work site is at 3901 N 17th Street.
Lord of Love is the host church on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
Work starts at 8:30AM, but workers are encouraged to come anytime and to work as long as they are able.
Sign-up online at www.habitatomaha.org.  Use the reservation code “elf”.
All skill levels are need and there are plenty of opportunities to gain some new skills.

Mission Possible Update
Thanks to all who supported the special offerings during Lent and Easter. Over $3200 was given in support of Food Bank for the Heartland and hunger ministries supported by the 2016 ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving.
Summer breakfast monies will be given to the ELCA Lutheran Disaster Response, to support the many people who suffer from spring and summer storms.

VBS – Super Heros of the Bible – June 9 thru 11
New format this year!
Thursday and Friday evening meal at 5:30PM, with VBS following from 6PM to 8PM.
Saturday 9AM to Noon – lunch at Noon.
Volunteers needed.  Contact Heather Christensen.

Lord of Love Endowment Fund
In December 2015 the Endowment Fund awarded a grant of $1,000 to the Machame Hospital, an orthopedic  hospital  in Tanzania.  See how the grant provides help for Majidi, a young needy patient, and others with serious orthopedic problems and depleted resources.

Senior High Mission Event – Rise Up Omaha! Called to Serve – June 12-17
Senior high youth will spend a week together in service in Omaha from Sunday, June 12 through Friday, June 17, 2016.
The majority of each day will be spent in the community serving various organizations.
Afternoons they will explore the city and learn about different organizations and how they serve various populations.
There will be time for teambuilding, fellowship, devotion, and faith formation activities too.
We invite congregation members to help with evening meals, snack lunches, snacks and devotions.
Contact Heather Christensen for more information or if you wish to support this event with your gifts/talents.

2016 Tour of Luther’s Germany, July 17-30, 2016
Join Pastor Brad and Heidi Meyer from Rejoice! Lutheran Church on a two week trip through Germany, escorted by Diane Wulf and Karen Mullen.
Interested?  Check out additional details on 2016 Tour of Luther’s Germany

Men’s Bible Study every Saturday, 7AM
Lord of Love’s men’s group and Bible study meets each Saturday in the Fellowship Hall. A 7 a.m. breakfast is followed by Christian study and fellowship until 8 a.m. Plenty of food and seating is always available. All men are invited to come join us for food fellowship.

Prayer allows us to have conversation with God and to feel God’s presence surround us.
Prayer gives us moments in our day to share with God our praise, our frustrations, and our concerns. Frequent prayer helps us to keep connected with God as the focus of our lives. The prayer chain at Lord of Love is a service to all of our members. Please contact Mary Lou (402-493-2946) with your prayer requests or to become a member of the prayer chain.

The Love Letter is available online!
Our monthly congregation newsletter, the Love Letter, is posted online at the beginning of each month and allows you to stay informed on the ministries, programs, and activities of our congregation.  See the News and Events section of our site for each monthly issue.

Saved Through Faith
Martin Luther struggled with the church’s teaching that he earned his forgiveness of sin and justification before God through his works as a monk. Instead, he found a greater and deeper understanding that God’s grace is what justifies us. In celebration of and in response to the gift of grace, we are then called to live lives of love and perform acts of service.

Thrivent Simply Giving Program.  If you need a convenient way to make recurring contributions we encourage you to check out our electronic giving option through Thrivent. To set up a recurring giving schedule, please complete a paper authorization form and return it to the church office. Thank you for your generosity and ongoing financial support of the ministries of Lord of Love!
A paper form may be downloaded through this link: Thrivent Simply Giving Form

The ELCA Mission Investment Fund provides loans and supporting services to congregations and ELCA-supporting ministries while providing investment opportunities to ELCA members,  congregations, and ministries.  For more information, visit the Mission Investment Fund’s web site at ELCA.org and click on Mission Investment Fund at the bottom of the page or call 877.886.3522 and request a packet of with information about MIF investments.

 Outreach to our immediate community and beyond– Your financial gifts through special offerings help supplement our normal mission involvement.  Loose offering from the first Sunday of the month goes to the Deacon’s Fund and Together, Inc. to help local needs.
Donation of time and monetary gifts can help with a number of programs of the Nebraska Synod’s Mission Field Nebraska ministry.