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Summer Worship Hours
9AM – Worship with Communion
10AM – Summer Breakfast and Fellowship time (following worship)
These alternate hours continue through Labor Day weekend.
We will return to our normal Sunday worship and faith formation schedule on September 8. 2019 (8AM and 10:30AM Worship – 9:15AM Faith Formation and Fellowship hour)
Proceeds from this weekly meal/fellowship time go towards our summer mission project, ELCA Lutheran Disaster Response.
Our members volunteer to serve breakfast each Sunday. This is a great opportunity to partner with another member to server your fellow members. Please consider serving on any of the available remaining dates.
“Loads of Love” Collection
There are many ways to help those in need and one is by providing things that aren’t typically stocked in the area food pantries. Our idea, collect laundry supplies and other essential items for those in need. These items will be distributed to the community on Tuesday, July 9 from 4PM to 6:30PM as long as supplies last.
We are still collecting these items:
personal hygiene (soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine products, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, etc.),
paper products (diapers, paper towels, toilet paper)
laundry supplies (laundry baskets, laundry soap)
Thanks to all for all being generous in our service to those in need.
God’s Daughters Tea – Saturday, July 20, 9:30AM
Women and girls of all ages are invited to share tea and a light meal at the God’s Daughters’ fellowship at Lord of Love in our Fellowship Hall. Bring your daughters, granddaughters, nieces and friends to enjoy this time of fun and fellowship, including a brief program. Dust off your hats or create your own at this event! Her Royal Majesty will be in attendance and you will have the opportunity to be photographed with her. There also will be some other surprises!
Tickets available after worship on July 7 and 14 ($5 adults; $2.50 girls under ten). If you are unable to pick your tickets at church, please call Deb Christenson (402-214-5691) or Ruth Manning (402-451-0221) by 5PM on Sunday, July 14.
Pool Night – Saturday, July 20, 5-7PM
All are invited to swim at Escalante Hills pool, 11020 Saratoga Plaza. We will grill burgers, hot dogs, and brats. There will also be sand volleyball. Come for free family-friendly fun!
Habitat for Humanity Help Needed!
Lord of Love’s next host date is Saturday, August 24.
We have two houses next to each other at 3605 and 3609 North 19th Street that we are working on this year. One is a rehab and the other is a complete build.
The Evangelical Labor Force (ELF) Coalition needs even more volunteers this year to finish both 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
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.
We encourage you to bring your suggestions, short descriptions about books for us to consider, and a friend.
In July, please join us to discuss our next book.
Please contact Jane Gehringer for more information and help getting each month’s book.
Aged to Perfection, 2nd Wednesday of each month, noon
This isn’t a luncheon just for retirees. If you can make it, you are welcome to attend. Please sign up in the narthex each month so we know how many to cook for.
Occasionally there is a guest speaker. We are currently working to coordinate having someone from Do Space, a non-profit tech library at 72nd and Dodge. Do you have other ideas? Please don’t hesitate to share them.
Luncheon Dates for 2019: July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11
Rosemalers Group – Wednesdays in July, 1-3PM
A group of Rosemalers who meet on Wednesdays in the preschool room to paint. Rosemaling is a unique decorative style of painting from Norway that is also done by many Americans.
Anyone who has done decorative painting is welcome to join. We don’t have a rosemaling teacher, but we have lots of ideas, patterns and such. We will be painting on July 17, 24 and 31. Bring your own painting supplies, and join us for a couple of hours!
Questions? Call Karen Mullen, at 402-553-7433 or 402-312-6067.
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.
Men’s Bible Study every Saturday, 7AM
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.
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 monthly 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.
Simply Giving Program.
Need a convenient way to make recurring contributions? Check out electronic giving through Simply Giving.
It is easy to set up a recurring giving schedule. Just 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!
A paper form is available through this link: Thrivent Simply Giving Form
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.