Outreach

John 17:23 (NIV)
I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

Lord of Love’s Mission Statement:
Created by God’s gracious love, we are called, as a community of faith, to be witnesses and servants of Jesus to the world.

We are fortunate to have members who have a passion to serve others and to energize our congregation in support of mission.  Through our outreach activities we seek to use the gifts that God has provided to us to aid those in need and to Christ to other’s.

Our Mission Possible team meets regularly to identify needs within our community and beyond.  They look for ways that we can use God’s gifts to best serve those in need and select a focus for our mission funds and activities.

At this time, our significant outreach and mission activities are:

Bob Kasworm – a member serving in Tanzania with Alegent Health Systems

Habitat for Humanity – ongoing participation in the Ecumenical Labor Force Coalition

Focus on Shelter – including Houses for Health in Tanzania and Habitat for Humanity

More details on the mission activities of our congregation are provided in the sub-pages of this section.

Sons and Daughters of our Congregation

Lord of Love has proudly supported members who have chosen to enter the seminary to become ordained pastors.  We have provided financial support, encouragement, and a strong basis for the faith of these leaders of the church who have responded to a call to server others as ministers of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Christian Meier is currently serving at St. John’s Lutheran Church in LeMars, IA.  He previously served at Grace Lutheran Church in West Point, NE and other parishes in Minnesota.

Paula Lawhead is currently serving on the program team of Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries based at Carol Joy Holling camp in Ashland, NE.  She previously served at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Pilger, NE and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Stanton, NE. Paul received here Masters of Divinity from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN.

Rebecca Lund Sheridan is currently splitting two full-time positions with her husband, Pastor Richard Sheridan.  They are pastors at Bethel Lutheran Church in Omaha and Directors of Evangelical Mission for the Nebraska Synod of the ELCA.  Previously, Rebecca served as pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church in Swede Home, NE and Zion Lutheran in Benedict, NE.  Rebecca earned her Masters of Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, IL.