50th Anniversary – June 2022

Rooted and Grounded in Love for 50 Years!

This year-long celebration began Sunday, June 13, 2021, and culminates with a banquet on the evening of Saturday, June 11, 2022, and festival worship on Sunday, June 12, 2022.
More information on each of these events will be shared closer to those dates.
These year-long activities commemorate this milestone:
Anniversary Offering
All-Member Volunteering/Service Hours
Lord of Love Photo Sharing

Key Dates
Bishop Brian Maas preaching on May 1, 2022, with a potluck following.
Celebration Banquet at St Elizabeth Ann Seton (114th and Fort), Saturday, June 11, 2022
Festival Worship on Sunday, June 12, 2022!

50th Anniversary Offering–$50,000 Goal

This special 50th Anniversary Offering has a goal of $50,000. It is a mighty goal, but also very reachable. As for past celebrations, these financial gifts are gathered for us to celebrate and share with others in service to our congregation and in mission to a world in need. This special offering will be split in 4 ways:
25% Food Bank of the Heartland
25% ELCA Funds for Leaders
25% a Mission Church in the Nebraska Synod
25% to Lord of Love Lutheran Church for a special project.
We will share more information about these recipients in the future.

50 Hours of Service/Volunteering for 2021-2022

We encourage everyone to show God’s love each week, by serving others, with a goal of 50 hours per person for the year. This can be something one does from home, such as clean out a closet or sort through a pantry to give clothing or food away; calling a friend in need; or physically spending time somewhere in service, such as working at a food pantry, working on a Habitat for Humanity House, or serving on a committee for Lord of Love. Any form of service to others can be counted towards your goal for this anniversary year. Our challenge to you is to invest in 50 hours of service throughout the year—from June 13, 2021 through June 12, 2022!

Track your hours using this form (print versioneditable version), or pick up a paper copy in the Narthex.
Report your weekly service hours yourself with this electronic form.
OR complete a paper form and put it in the Deb Lund’s church mailbox.
The total hours of volunteering as a congregation will be tracked and reported regularly.

50 Years of Photos

We need your help! (yes YOU! The person reading this!)
Please take some time as you are able in the coming months, to look through your photos, iCloud storage, old hard drives, and the box tucked back in your closet to see if you have any photos we can use for our slide show! Photos from any church events, gatherings, trips, services, even weddings, graduations, etc. at the church or involving our members can be considered!
All photos can be emailed to josh_carissa@cox.net, or placed in Carissa Combes’ mail box to be entered/scanned in. Please make sure any physical photos are clearly marked as yours if you would like to see them again!! Unmarked photos are not guaranteed to be returned.
Thank you in advance for all the wonderful photos you will be sending me! Many hands make light work!