We’re glad you stopped by! Whether you’re looking for a new church home or a place to worship for one Sunday, we at Lord of Love want to welcome you. We hope that the information below will answer some of your questions. If you have additional questions, feel free to browse the rest of our website or contact us.
Who We Are
Lord of Love Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Our mission statement is:
Celebrating and sharing God’s Love in a welcoming community of faith, while serving others.
Lord of Love Lutheran Church was founded in June 1972 by the members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (30th and Izard Streets). They chose a site “way out west” Omaha to build a new church.
At 105th and Fort Streets, Lord of Love is no longer “way out west”, but it is still striving to be a beacon on the hill, bringing the light of Christ to our neighbors in the northwest part of Omaha.
Lively worship and fellowship, a good sense of humor, and gratitude for God’s grace are hallmarks of Lord of Love Lutheran Church.
When We Worship
Like many churches, we changed to adapt to the realities of COVID-19.
We stream Sunday worship on the Lord of Love YouTube channel each week.
Beginning September 13, 2020 we are resuming in-person worship a 9:00 a. m. If you plan to attend, please register for worship earlier in the week. Youth and adult faith formation opportunities, including Bible study, forums, and discussion groups, are offered after worship. These will be virtual for the time being. Please check our home page for details.
Traditionally, during the summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day) we have one service at 9:00 a.m. with breakfast/brunch and study opportunities immediately following.
Mid-week and other special services are held during the seasons of Advent and Lent, typically at 7:00 p.m.
Where We’re Located
Lord of Love Lutheran Church is located on the south side of Fort Street just off of 105th Street in northwest Omaha.
What To Expect
At Lord of Love, we follow the basic pattern of Lutheran worship: we gather, we hear God’s word, we share a meal at the Lord ‘s Table, and we are sent into the world to be Christ to others. Worship is a time for us to listen, pray, confess, receive forgiveness, and praise God.
Our worship services are traditional, and communion is offered every Sunday. Music is an important part of worship at Lord of Love. We use a variety of liturgies and hymns to enhance worship, and on most Sundays, our chancel choir, handbell choir, or brass ensemble shares their gift of music during the service.
The atmosphere at Lord of Love is fairly casual. We do not have a dress code. You can put on your “Sunday best” or come as you are. Everyone is welcome in worship, including babies and young children. However, we do have a nursery where you can sit with your child and still hear the worship service in the sanctuary. We also have large-print bulletins available upon request from an usher.
What We Believe
Jesus is God’s son, sent by God to become human, like us. In his life and being, he broke through the prison of sinfulness and thus restored the relationship of love and trust that God intended to exist between him and his children. Though he is eternal, with God at the beginning of time, he was born on earth of a virgin, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus was at once truly God and truly human.
The man, Jesus of Nazareth, lived and died in Palestine during the governorship of the Roman administrator Pontius Pilate; we believe him to be the Messiah chosen by God to show his love for the world. He is God, yet with all the limitations of being human. His relationship to God, however, was not one of sin but rather of perfect obedience to the Father’s will.
For the sake of a sinful world, Jesus was condemned to death on the cross. But death could not contain him. On the third day after his execution, the day Christians observe as Easter, Jesus appeared among his followers as the risen, living Lord. By this great victory God has declared the Good News of reconciliation. The gap between all that separates us from our Creator has been bridged. Thus, Christ lives today wherever there are people who faithfully believe in him and wherever the Good News of reconciliation is preached and the Sacraments administered.