Welcome to Lord of Love

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′Worship
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.
We continue to re-evaluate options for in-person worship and group activities.  This includes determining the when and how for resuming activities.  We are working to identify guidelines and the support necessary to ensure the health and well-being of our members and guests.
Continue to check back for further updates.
The church council has made a commitment to keep providing online worship services once in-person worship resumes.  This allows us to continue to serve those who may be unable or unwilling to immediately return to participate in worship.
Please join us for worship through recorded worship videos.

Congregation Survey
The church council has developed a set of guidelines for when we can begin returning to in-person worship at Lord of Love.  Congregation feedback and further input is needed for us to move forward with our decision making process.
Congregation members are asked to review the guidelines and complete a brief survey by Monday, July 6.  These items are available on the congregation survey page of this web site.

“Loads of Love”
Our latest Loads of Love distribution day was Saturday, June 27
We served members of our community at this drive-thru event. Each car received a bag containing 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 100 pre-packaged bags during this event.
Look for an update on our next event being planned for Fall 2020.
We continue to collect these items in support of this outreach ministry:
– 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 back!
An outdoor Tai Chi for Balance class was held on June 24th.  Additional classes for the summer are currently being planned. for anyone who previously participated in the Tai Chi classes at Lord of Love.
Interested? We’ll let you know when we resume for new participants.
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 – 
MONTHLY BOOK CLUB continues to meet. 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. For now, these luncheons are on hold, until we think it would be safe for us to meet again.

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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