Welcome to Lord of Love

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Worship Hours
All public worship services are cancelled based on government restrictions.  The timeframe for when we will resume these services is dependent upon the progression of the coronavirus and the easing of current restrictions.  We continue to provide ministry to our community through recorded worship and ongoing electronic communications.

Recorded Worship
This is a new feature to help us minister to our faith community during this time when we are unable to gather together in worship and fellowship.
Access them on our Worship and Music > Worship Videos page.
You can also find audio recordings of portions of our prior worship services in this section.

Congregation Messages About COVID-19
E-announcement  – March 14, 2020
Lord of Love Update – March 18, 2020
News and Events

Lenten Worship – Wednesdays, March 4 thru April 1
Worship  – evening worship has been cancelled.  You can continue to participate in our recorded Worship Videos.
Our Lent midweek services use the Night Prayer/Compline Service.
This year we praise God with music as we listen to members tell us about their favorite hymns and why they are so meaningful to them.
For more information and Lenten Devotion resources, see our Lenten Worship page.
Our Lent/Easter mission project is supported by offerings and free will donation for soup suppers.  This year’s project:  ELCA Lutheran Disaster Response. Lutheran Disaster Response is usually the first on the scene of natural disasters throughout the U.S. and throughout the world, and the last to leave.

Fellowship, Inspiration, Story and Hope (FISH)
Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in FISH. We gather inter-generationally to share and grow our faith together.  This year we are offer FISH one time per month as part of the Sunday School Hour.
First Sunday of each Month – 9:15AM to 10:10AM
We move coffee and donuts to the fellowship hall to allow everyone to join in sharing and growing our faith together.
Nursery services will be available during the education hour for younger children, if needed.

Confirmation 
Regular classes meet every Wednesday from 6PM to 7PM, beginning September 4 with Pastor Becky.
Confirmation topics will also be covered during the Sunday Faith Formation time between 9:15AM and 10:10AM with Brian and Deb Lund.
Confirmation students participate in the FISH sessions each month as well.
This year the confirmation students are studying the Ten Commandments, Lords Prayer, Apostles’ Creed, Baptism, and Communion.
Third Wednesday of each Month
Meal from 5:15PM to 6:15PM and time for confirmands and their mentors to meet and help develop their personal and faith relationships.

“Loads of Love”
Our next Loads of Love distribution day is Saturday, April 4, starting at 10:30 a.m.   This will be a drive through event. Check our Facebook page for details.
Through Loads of Love we help others by providing items not typically stocked in the area food pantries.  We collect and purchase laundry supplies, paper products, and other essential items to people in need within our local community.
In November 2019, we served over 100 families!  Our goal was for each family to receive:
• Laundry basket, detergent
• Paper towels or toilet paper
• Diapers (limited sizes) or hygiene products (such as soap, deodorant, feminine products)
We continue to collect these items for our next distributed date:
– personal hygiene (soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine products, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, etc.),
– paper products (diapers, paper towels, toilet paper)
– laundry supplies (laundry baskets, laundry soap) – Please select unscented items when possible.
Thanks to all who are being generous in our service to others in our community by contributing to this ministry.

Tai Chi is here!
Tai Chi for Balance classes are currently cancelled.  Check back for updates once current restrictions are removed.
Interested? We’ll let you know when we resume.
Why try Tai Chi?
1. Learn to relax naturally.
2. Improve balance, flexibility and strength.
3. Increase focus and feeling of well-being.
4. Connect with friends, meet new people.

Monthly Book Club – 4th Tuesday 1PM
MONTHLY BOOK CLUB meets at 1PM on 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.
Tuesday, March 24, 1PM  –  “God of Small Things” by Roy
We encourage you to bring your suggestions, short descriptions about books for us to consider, and a friend.
Please contact Jane Gehringer for more information and help getting the book of the month.

Men’s Bible Study 
These gatherings are on hold for the moment.  They will resume as soon as restrictions are lifted.
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.

Aged to Perfection, 2nd Wednesday of each month, noon
It’s not a luncheon just for retirees.  Anyone who can make it is welcome to attend. Please sign up in the Narthex each month so we know how many to cook for.
Luncheon dates for 2020:  January 8, February 12, March 11, April 8, May 13  (more dates to be identified later)
Please be sure to sign-up in the Narthex to aid in planning the meal.

Habitat for Humanity – Help Needed!
Currently we are between build activities.
The Evangelical Labor Force (ELF) Coalition will be back in 2020 to rehab one or more homes!  Feel free to sign up for any work day.  Use your skills, time, and talents to help others get into an affordable home.
Advance Registration is required of all workers.
See the Habitat page for the registration link and more information

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.

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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.

The Love Letter is available online!
Our 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.

Giving Plus+ and Simply Giving 
These are two easy and simple ways to set-up and manage your one-time or  recurring financial contributions to Lord of Love.
Check out electronic giving the Giving Plus+ smartphone app.
It is easy to set up your account, make one-time gifts, or set-up a recurring giving schedule.
For Simply Giving, 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!

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.

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