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Regular Worship Hours
8AM – Worship with Communion
9:15AM – Christian Education and Fellowship
10:30AM – Worship with Communion
Habitat for Humanity Help Needed!
Lord of Love’s first host date is Saturday May 18.
We have two houses next to each other at 3605 and 3609
North 19th Street that we are working on this year.
So we need even more volunteers this year to finish both homes!
Advance Registration is required of all workers.
For registration and additional information see the Habitat page.
Blood Drive – Sunday, June 2 – 9AM to 1:30PM
Lord of Love is hosting the Red Cross “BloodMobile”
on June 2 from 9AM to 1:30PM. The need for blood is constant. Find out more information on how to register.
Youth Garage Sale, Saturday, June 8 from 8:30AM to Noon
Donations may be dropped at the church fellowship hall beginning June 2. All sale proceeds will go towards our youth July mission trip to Chicago.
Thanks for contributing your gently used items to this event.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL- June 10-14 at Northwest Hills (9334 Fort St)
5:30pm – Family Meal
6-8pm – VBS Programming
At 5:30pm, all families are invited to come for free-will family meal.
From 6-8pm, 4 yr. olds thru 5th graders participate in the Mega Sport Camp adventure. Younger kids will get a taste of everything, but 1st-5th graders get to mark preferences for their group time from these options: basketball, cheer leading, soccer, or Spirit Team (arts and crafts). Registration forms are available from download (PDF or WORD) or in paper form at the church office. To help with planning, please return the completed forms (one per family) to the church office in advance. This will help with planning. Forms will be accepted, even on the last day.
Monthly Book Club
MONTHLY BOOK CLUB meets the fourth 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.
In May, please join us to discuss the best seller, “Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics” by Daniel James Brown.
Please contact Jane Gehringer for more information and help getting each month’s book.
Aged to Perfection, 2nd Wednesday of each month, noon
This isn’t a luncheon just for retirees. If you can make it, you are welcome to attend. Please sign up in the narthex each month so we know how many to cook for.
Occasionally there is a guest speaker. We are currently working to coordinate having someone from Do Space, a non-profit tech library at 72nd and Dodge. Do you have other ideas? Please don’t hesitate to share them.
Luncheon Dates for 2019: June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11
Walk to Jerusalem
This imaginary walk encouraged members of all ages to increase their physical activity, spiritual growth and cultural awareness through a virtual tour to Jerusalem. The walk coincided with the 15 week season of Lent. Our 40 participants walked a combined total of 8407 miles, exceeding the original walk goal of 3750 miles.
Find out more information on the Walk to Jerusalem page.
Endowment Fund Grants
The Lord of Love Endowment Fund provides an ongoing source of funding for Mission related projects.
Funds are distributed annually at the end of the calendar year 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.
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.
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.