Worship Every Sunday at 9AM

See our Worship Videos page to watch the streamed worship service.

Everyone is invited to participate in worship. Worship services are in-person and either live streamed or recorded and posted later the same day.
Uncomfortable attending worship in-person? See our Worship videos page to watch our streamed worship services.
Nursery assistance is now available every Sunday.

Blessing of the Backpacks will take place during worship on August 11th.

Would you like to organize a group or your family to host a Summer Breakfast following Sunday worship?
The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex. Thanks for helping provide this opportunity for after worship fellowship.
On Sunday, July 21, the Youth are serving breakfast as a thank you to the congregation for their support for the ELCA Youth Gathering.
If no one signs up to host a summer breakfast, there is fellowship time following worship.

“Loads of Love” Laundry and Paper Goods Ministry

Our next Loads of Love distribution event is July 27, 2024 beginning at 8:30AM.
Please see our Loads of Love page for more information and to volunteer. 

July: Paper Towel month. Please consider bringing any brand of paper towels to church any Sunday in July.
The Loads of Love donation box is in the narthex.
Cash donations are welcome, then we purchase the needed products for you. Giving by check? Designate “Loads of Love” in the memo line.
Give via our online giving page or mobile app and select “Loads of Love”
Thank you to all who generously give items or financial support of this much needed ministry!
June: Diaper month. Diapers are some of the most appreciated items by young families that are given out at distribution.
May: Laundry Detergent month. Any brand or type of laundry detergent
April: Bar Soap month. Any brand or type of bar soap
March: Deodorant month. Any brand or type deodorant.
February: Shampoo/Conditioner month. Any brand or type of shampoo/conditioner.
January: Toothpaste month. Any brand or type of toothpaste.
December: Toilet Paper month.
November: Paper Towel month.
October: Diaper month. Diapers are always a very popular item. Sizes 4,5, and 6 are most requested.
September: Laundry Soap month.
Note that you can give any of these items anytime throughout the year.

With the help of over 21 volunteers we served 200 families the morning of April 13. This represents 912 individuals from a variety of zip codes in the metro area. The distribution went very smoothly. However, we had to turn away approximately 50 families because we had depleted our supplies. Most individuals continue to hear about the event from Facebook or friends and family. Thanks to everyone for your very generous support of this obviously needed ministry.

Carol Joy Holling Quilt Auction – Saturday, July 27 – 9AM to 5PM

Auction day is great fun, with live auction and silent auction going on throughout the day. Proceeds allow campers from all over the region to attend a week at this camp, where children grow in character, faith, and friendships. No camper is turned away for financial reasons. A delicious lunch is served from 11:30AM to 1:30PM. The camp pool is open from 12 to 2PM.
To find info about attending, how to do absentee bidding, and to look at the quilts that will be auctioned, go to the Camp Carol Joy Holling Quilt Auction page.

Women’s Gather Bible Study and Salad Luncheon: Aug. 10

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 10 for the Women’s Gather Bible Study-Mini Retreat and Salad Luncheon from 8:30 am-1 pm in the church’s fellowship hall. The retreat starts with freshly baked cinnamon and caramel rolls from 8:30-9 a.m. with each of the 3 summer Bible studies from 9 to noon. It will be followed by a potluck salad luncheon. A tangible offering will be collected to create cleaning kits for young adults transitioning out of foster care and living at Dana Village. The list of items needed are posted on the Women’s Board. Questions can be directed to Deb Lund or Rose Roberts. See you all there!

Gather Bible Studies are held monthly during the school year. You can check out the bible study materials using the church’s copy of the Gather Magazine. This is available on the round library table just outside the church office.
Monday Studies are generally held the first Monday at 6PM at Rose Robert’s. Please RSVP to Rose if you plan to attend
The monthly Wednesday evening Gather Bible study group is going to meet every other month on a Saturday morning to go over two Bible studies at a time this coming school year. The first session is Saturday, September 28, from 9-10:45 am in the Paul Conference Room, when we’ll go through both September and October Bible studies. All women are welcome!

Lutheran Family Service has purchased the former Dana College Campus to create a “village” to help transition 18-year-olds from foster care to the outside world. The program will provide safe housing and access to job training. To help these young adults to make their apartments a home, the Women’s Team is collecting cleaning items during the month of August to assemble cleaning kits. A tub has been set out in the narthex for the following items: trash can/bucket or handled caddy, Dawn dishwashing soap/Cascade dishwasher soap, Scotch-Brite sponge, disinfecting wipes, Ziplock bags, 13-gallon trash bags, dish cloth/dish towels, Bounty paper towels, and scrubbers. Questions may be directed to Amy Kragnes/Rose Roberts or please check the Women’s board for further details. Thanks for your help with this project.

Harvesting continues in the Lord of Love garden. We’re getting beets and beet greens, summer squash, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, and potatoes to Project Hope. We’ll soon have green beans and sweetcorn.  
The regular gardening times are 8:30-9:30 am on Mondays and Thursdays, but we start earlier when the temperatures are warmer. All are welcome to help!

The Friday Coffee Zoom is in person at 9:30AM every Friday at the Scooters on 7772 Cass St. (same place as the old Crane Coffee).
Can’t make it? Don’t worry, we will still have a Zoom going so you can join in from home.

Tai Chi – Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30AM

Tai Chi is an art embracing the mind, body and spirit.
Joan Witt leads the Tai Chi classes on Monday and Thursday mornings at 9:30AM in the fellowship hall.
The 45-minute classes include slow, gentle movements, deep breathing and meditation while sitting on chairs and/or standing. There are no pre or post assessments. Anyone can join anytime.
Questions? Please contact Joan Witt.

MONTHLY BOOK CLUB meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 1PM.
ALL are welcome to attend. Bring a friend.
The book for July the book is The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman. This book will be discussed on July 23rd at 1PM at Lord of Love. Books can be checked out in church office. Contact Jane Gehringer for more information. 

Men’s Bible Study – Saturdays – 7AM

Lord of Love’s men’s group and Bible study meets each Saturday in the Fellowship Hall at 7AM.
Breakfast is followed by Christian study and fellowship until 8AM. Plenty of food and seating is always available. We invite all men to come join us for food, study, and fellowship.

Endowment Fund: Enhancing our Mission

Lord of Love began an endowment fund in 1988. The purpose is to provide a means for receiving financial gifts, large and small; and to enhance the mission of Lord of Love apart from Lord of Love’s general operating budget. Once the fund reached $50,000, interest on the principal has been used to award grants totaling over $60,000 the last 15 years. The principal fluctuates with the market and is invested in the ELCA Endowment Fund Pooled Trust. The current value is over $120,000, so we anticipate that we can award grants totaling $6000 this year.
Grant Applications are accepted annually from September 1 until October 31st. Anyone can apply for a grant on behalf of an organization. Individuals may also encourage folks within an organization to apply for a grant. Find out more on the Endowment Fund page. Brochures with detailed information are also available on the information shelf in the Narthex.

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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.

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.

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.

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