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Regular Worship Hours
8AM – Worship with Communion
9:15AM – Christian Education and Fellowship
10:30AM – Worship with Communion
Semi-Annual Meeting – Sunday, Feb 17, 2019
Following 10:30AM worship.
Review 2018 ministries and finances, elect Nominating and Endowment Committee members, and elect delegates to NE Synod Assembly.
Visioning lunch follows. Bring a side-dish and/or dessert to share.
Red Cross Blood Drive – Sunday, Feb 24, 2019
Time: 9AM to 1:30PM. Sign-up online or contact Paul Christenson.
Find out more: Red Cross Blood Donation Day
The need for blood is constant. Please consider giving, if you are able.
Bowling for Jesus – Sunday, Mar 3, 2019
Time: Noon to 2PM. Where: Maplewood Lanes, 3030 N 101st St
Cost: $15 per bowler for 2 lines of bowling and lots of fun!
Sign-up in the Narthex. Pre-payment to Beth Olson.
Walk to Jerusalem
This is an imaginary walk of 3750 miles that encourages members of all ages to increase their physical activity, spiritual growth and cultural awareness through a virtual tour to Jerusalem.
Beginning in Omaha we walk to New York City’s JFK Airport where we “board a plane” to cross the Atlantic Ocean to Morocco. From there we journey across northern Africa to Jerusalem.
Don’t be intimidated by the total mileage. We are traveling as a group and all participant miles are aggregated and tracked weekly to help us reach our destination.
Find out more information on the Walk to Jerusalem page.
Submit your weekly mileage using the Walk to Jerusalem online form.
Church Nursery Attendant – now accepting applications
Lord of Love is accepting applications for a part-time positions as Nursery Attendant.
We are looking for someone to staff our church’s nursery on Sunday mornings who loves Jesus and little children.
This position is for Sunday mornings from 7:45am-11:45am during the school year.
If you would like to apply with a friend to share the position and tag-team the Sundays, we would like to do a joint interview.
Compensation for this position is $12 per hour.
Position Job Descriptions:
Position Application Form
Drop the application off in person, email to Pastor Becky Sells, or mail to:
Lord of Love Lutheran Church 10405 Fort St., Omaha, NE 68134
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Each Wednesday we gather inter-generationally to share our faith together in Fellowship, Inspiration, Story and Hope (FISH).
Every Wednesday from 5:30-6:15PM there is a meal (free will offering) to share followed by an interactive program to feed our spiritual selves from 6:15–7PM.
Everyone is encouraged to come and FISH!
Please also consider helping with the FISH ministry by preparing and serving the Wednesday evening meal.
Sign-up in the Narthex or contact the church office or Joan Witt for answers to your questions and to volunteer.
Middle School Gathering
January 19 & 20, Kearney, NE
The Middle School Gathering is a highly interactive experience for youth in 6th through 8th grades and their adult leaders. Each year, the MSG lasts only about 24 hours, but the memories last a lifetime.
Registration forms were due in to Lynette by December 12.
Monthly Book Club
MONTHLY BOOK CLUB meets the third Tuesday of each month at Lord of Love.
Our plan, read and discuss books with the potential to inspire, give us hope,and live grace-filled lives.
We encourage you to bring your suggestions, short descriptions about books for us to consider, and a friend.
Our next meeting will be January 22 at 1 p.m. to discuss All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
Please contact Pastor Becky or Jane Gehringer if you need help getting the book.
Endowment Fund Grants
The Lord of Love Endowment Fund provides an ongoing source of funding for Mission related projects.
Funds are distributed annually to local, regional, and global mission projects based on a Grant Request application process.
After a review of the requests received this year, the following grants for a total of $5,100 were awarded:
$500 – Faith Partners Substance Abuse – This is a new program designed to help congregations deal with substance abuse.
$500 – Followers of Christ Prison Ministries – Followers of Christ is a worshiping community established within the walls of the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln.
Machame Lutheran Hospital
• $1,000 – Scholarship Fund – This fund provides scholarships for nursing students in Tanzania.
• $300 – Poor Persons Orthopedic fund – This fund provides funds for individuals that cannot pay for their surgery.
• $250 – DeWalt rechargeable drill – A much-needed tool for the hospital.
$500 – Lutheran Campus Ministry – This grant provides ministry to college-aged students in the Omaha area.
$500 – Lutheran Service Corps – This grant provides support for five full time volunteers for a year of service in the Omaha area.
$400 – ESL Students – This grant provides snacks for ESL students in their after-school classes.
$1,150 – Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries – This grant to NLOM provides support for camp counselors at Camp Carol Joy Holling.
See the Endowment Fund page for more details.
Habitat for Humanity
As an ELF Coalition partner, Lord of Love participates in renovating a house each year. We will learn in April where our next home will be located and when our specific work dates will be for 2019.
Volunteers are still needed as the project continues to completion.
To sign up for a shift or two go to: tinyurl.com/elfcoalition2018. The reservation code is elf2018.
Habitat Omaha does not allow youth under age 16 to be on the job site.
Read more about Lord of Love and Habitat for Humanity.
This past Epiphany season we explored how we individually are called to shine with the light of Christ.
See the Stewardship Event page for more information.
Men’s Bible Study every Saturday, 7AM
Lord of Love’s men’s group and Bible study meets each Saturday in the Fellowship Hall at 7 a.m. Breakfast is followed by Christian study and fellowship until 8 a.m. Plenty of food and seating is always available. We invite all men 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 published at the beginning of each month. This newsletter enables 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 and response to the gift of grace, God invites us to live lives of love and perform acts of service.
Simply Giving Program.
Need a convenient way to make recurring contributions? Check out electronic giving through Simply Giving.
It is easy to set up a recurring giving schedule. Just complete the 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 is available through this link: Thrivent Simply Giving Form
The ELCA Mission Investment Fund provides investment opportunities to ELCA members, congregations, and ministries. The fund, in turn, provides loans and supporting services to congregations and ELCA-supporting ministries that help further the work of the church. For more information, visit the Mission Investment Fund’s web site at ELCA.org. Click on Mission Investment Fund link 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.
The Deacon’s Fund helps with additional, short-term local needs.
Please submit your offering using a Deacon Fund offering envelope that you can find in the Narthex.
Donation of time and monetary gifts also help with a number of programs of the Nebraska Synod’s Mission Field Nebraska ministry.