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In-Person Worship Every Sunday at 9AM
Worship services are live streamed or recorded and posted later.
Everyone is invited to participate in worship. if you are still uncomfortable attending worship  in-person, see our Worship videos page to watch our streamed worship services.

Isaiah Bible Study following worship

We will meet in the fellowship hall following the worship service. All are welcome. Feel free to bring your own bible, or one can be provided. We are studying Isaiah II.

Game Night for All Ages – Sat, Jan 28, 7-9PM

We gather in the fellowship hall for a lot of fun together! Come and bring your favorite game or a new Christmas game that you haven’t had a chance to play yet and a snack to share. This is sure to be a great time/ Friends are also welcome.

Red Cross Blood Drive, Sunday, Feb 5 – 9AM to 2PM

Lord of Love will be hosting the American Red Cross for a community blood drive on Sunday, February 5th, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Tell your friends and family.   To schedule your appointment, go on line to redcrossblood.org.  Do not hesitate to contact Joan Witt if you have questions.

Mission Trip for current 8th-12th Graders – July 10-15

Take a Mission Trip to Denver, CO with other youth and congregations across the Nebraska Synod. To find out more details and to register see the NE Synod Journey to Denver page, the youth board in the Narthex or talk to Pastor Becky. The total cost is $525, if registered BEFORE Feb. 1st and $550 after that. You must register before Feb. 22nd.

“Loads of Love” Laundry and Paper Goods Ministry

January  is Laundry Detergent Month. Please bring any brand of laundry detergent any time in January.
February is Diaper month. Please bring any brand of diapers (sizes 4 & 5 especially) any time in February.
The Loads of Love donation box is in the narthex.
Or donate to Loads of Love and we’ll purchase some 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!
Our next Loads of Love distribution event will be in late March or early April, depending on the weather.
Thank you to over 20 volunteers who came to help distribute the Loads of Love items to the participants a cold November 5th morning! We provided items to 205 families which represented 976 individuals. Unfortunately the need continues to grow in our community and we had to turn away between 50-60 families. Facebook, family and friends continue to be the most common way families are hearing about Loads of Love. 

See our Loads of Love page for more information and to volunteer for future events. 

Tai Chi
Tai Chi is an art embracing the mind, body and spirit. Join Joan Witt for 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 Women’s Gather Bible Studies
The Gather Bible Studies resumed in September. The Wednesday meets at 6PM the first Wednesday of each month at the church. Call Deb Lund with questions. The Monday group meets at 6 PM at Rose Roberts’ house on first Mondays of each month. A light supper is served, so please RSVP to Rose.
The church now receives a copy of the Gather Magazine with the devotions, which is placed on the round library table at church for your reading pleasure.

Men’s Bible Study 
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.

Monthly Book Club
MONTHLY BOOK CLUB continues to meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 1 pm. Please refer to our weekly announcements or contact Jane Gehringer for more information and help getting the book of the month. We are reading Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Books are available in Mary Lou’s office.

Confirmation Sessions
Regular Wednesday classes are from 6:45-7:45PM. Sunday confirmation classes are from 10:05-11:05AM.

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.

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.  See the Endowment Fund page for more details.

COVID Update
Covid cases continue to be monitored by the council. Be on the lookout for the development of any cold-like symptoms which could be Covid and take appropriate measures for your safety and the safety of others. See information on quarantining and isolation for recommendations.

Lord of Love’s Community Garden

The gardening season is over for 2022.  It really was a year of bumper crops for the sweet corn, potatoes, cucumber and zucchini, peppers, and tomatoes.  All of these items were taken to Project Hope to share with people seeking nourishing food.
We wrapped up our harvesting this fall with lots of tomatoes and peppers being picked each week. 
The hard red winter wheat was hand cut and threshed in July, resulting in roughly 16 pounds of wheat berries. We shared about 4 pounds of the resulting flour with Table Grace ministries.  The congregation was blessed with some whole wheat communion bread.
We met regularly throughout the growing season on Mondays and Thursdays at 8:30AM.
Our gardeners are already talking and making plans for what to include in the garden in the coming growing season.  In 2023 they hope to start a pollinator garden in an empty island in our front parking area.
All are welcome to come, help, and enjoy the fellowship as many hands make for light work!

Rooted and Grounded in Love for 50 Years!

We had a great celebration for our 50th Anniversary!  It was a great gathering of current and former congregation members to share many remembrances of our ministry together at Lord of Love.  
NOW ON THE 50th Anniversary Page  – ROOTED AND GROUNDED in LOVE videos shown at the anniversary banquet.  And, more details of the anniversary offering, all-member volunteering /service, and more.
50th Anniversary Offering as of June 30, 2022 – $52,039.75!

 
NE Synod Assembly Report

A summary of the NE Synod Assembly and other links is now available in the News and Events section of our site.  Check out what is happening in your NE Synod on the 2022 Assembly Report page.

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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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