Welcome to Lord of Love
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Find out about our educational programs for all ages.
Find out ways that you can financially support the ministries and mission of Lord of Love.
All worship services and building activities remain suspended due to the coronavirus. Although restrictions are gradually being eased we are choosing to defer resumption of in-person worship for the time being.
During May we are re-evaluating based on changed guidelines to determine when and how we can resume gathering for worship. We need to identify changes to our prior practices to ensure the health and well-being of our members. Look for further updates later in the month of May.
In the meantime, we continue to provide ministry to our community through recorded worship videos and ongoing electronic communications.
“Loads of Love”
Our latest Loads of Love distribution day was Saturday, April 4.
Instead of inviting the community into our building and letting them choose their needed items, we asked them to drive through out parking lot. Each car received a bag with shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, a bar of soap in a soap sack, a roll of paper towels, four rolls of toilet paper, and a bottle of laundry detergent. We handed out 61 pre-packaged bags during this morning event. Those 61 bags represented 238 individuals served.
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 continues to encourage reading and is working out ways to discuss the books remotely.
Our plan, read and discuss books with the potential to inspire, give us hope,and live grace-filled lives.
Please contact Jane Gehringer for more information and help getting the book of the month.
Men’s Bible Study
These gatherings are being held virtually each Saturday morning.
Contact Dave Lueders to get the virtual meeting invite.
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.
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.