Worship Every Sunday at 9AM
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.
Benefit for Alexis Hronek, Sat Nov 11, 3-7PM
A Benefit for Alexis Hronek, daughter of Nick Hronek and Allison Vandeventer and granddaughter of Lori and Brian Vandeventer, was held on Saturday, November 11th at Lord of Love. Over $16,000 was raised! Thanks to all who helped with the success of this event by providing auction items, coming to enjoy the meal and provide your financial assistance, for the many people who helped in som many different ways.
Thank you for keeping Alexis and her family in your prayers and for the love, concern, and encouragement you provide to them!
Thanksgiving Worship and Piefest, Sunday, Nov 19
All are welcome to the annual Thanksgiving and Piefest on Sunday, November 19 at 7:00 pm. Pies and help with serving pie are both needed, so please sign-up on the Piefest page, or talk to Deb Lund. It is good to express our thanks, and such fun to enjoy fellowship and some pie while doing so!
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.
Holy Cross Food Pantry Ingathering!
We had over 200 containers of frosting donated to Holy Cross Food Pantry for their Thanksgiving Boxes.
Many more non-perishable food items are needed for their regular food bags. LOL has the opportunity to earn $500 from Thrivent for the Holy Cross Food Pantry. All we need to do is meet our 500 food item goal. We have over 300 items as of November 10. The food drive is supplemented with a Generosity Multiplier Gift, courtesy of the Thrivent Member Network – Nebraska Region.
Thank you so much for being the hands of Christ for our neighbors!
“Loads of Love” Laundry and Paper Goods Ministry
Our latest Loads of Love distribution event was Saturday November 4.
We served 189 families representing 916 individuals! Thanks to the 25 people who volunteered and all those who donated to make for another successful event. Please see our Loads of Love page for more information and to volunteer.
November: Paper Towel month. Bring any brand of paper towels any time in November.
The Loads of Love donation box is in the narthex.
Or simply donate to Loads of Love and we’ll purchase the needed products for you. Just designate Loads of Love in the memo line of your check or select Loads of Love in the mobile giving app. Financial gifts in support of the Loads of Love mission program are always appreciated. Thank you to all who generously give items or financial support of this much needed ministry!
October: Diaper month. Diapers are always a very popular item. Sizes 4,5, and 6 are most requested.
September: Laundry Soap month.
August: Bar Soap month.
July: Shampoo/Conditioner month. Any brand of shampoo, conditioner or shampoo/conditioner mix.
June: Deodorant month. Any brand of deodorant is accepted.
May: Toothbrush/Toothpaste month. Any brand of toothpaste is needed.
April: Toilet Paper month. Please provide any brand of toilet paper.
March: Paper Towel month. Any brand of paper towels is needed.
February: Diaper month. Any brand of diapers (sizes 4 & 5 especially) are requested.
Note that you can give any of these items anytime throughout the year.
Women’s Gather Bible Studies
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 held the first Monday at 6PM at Rose Robert’s.
Wednesday Studies are the first Wednesday at 5:30PM at Lord of Love.
Women’s Friday Coffee – 9:30AM
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 9:30 am 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
MONTHLY BOOK CLUB continues to meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 1PM. ALL are welcome to attend. Bring a friend.
The book for October is “Wait Till Next Year” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. This book will be discussed on October 24 at 1PM at Lord of Love. Books can be checked out in church office. Contact Jane Gehringer for more information.
Stewardship Ministry Moments
Read the perspectives of our members about Lord of Love and our ministry together on the Ministry Moments page of our website.
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.
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.