Lenten Season 2021

Join us for Lenten Worship. All of the worship opportunities will be available from our Worship Videos page.

Ash Wednesday, February 17, 11am and 7pm
Ash Wednesday Worship with imposition of ashes and communion

The 7pm worship will be live streamed. for those who feel safer at home.
At worship, all are invited to come up for the imposition of ashes, and to contemplate your mortality with the words, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” We think upon the many ways we are encouraged to draw ever nearer to God and spend time loving God and our neighbors.
If you plan to attend in-person, we ask that you please pre-register online  or call the office to make your reservation.  There is a maximum capacity of 50 persons per service.

Wednesdays, February 24 thru March 24

Our Lenten theme, “The Gifts of Discipleship,” is an offering that comes to us from the Nebraska Synod. Each week, we will explore a line from the public affirmation of faith that a baptized Child of God makes in claiming the faith in which they were baptized as their own (we often call this confirmation).  Confirmands are asked to affirm these intentions of discipleship:
Do you intend to continue in the covenant God made with you in holy baptism:
 – to live among God’s faithful people,
 – to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper,
 – to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed,
 – to serve all people, following the example of Jesus,
 – and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth?
RESPONSE: I do, and I ask God to help and guide me. (Evangelical Lutheran Worship, p. 236)
Each Wednesday, we hear a different voice from around the Nebraska Synod expanding on each of these five gifts of discipleship. These messages will be pre-recorded video sermons that we will put into our Evening Prayer (Compline) Service.

Our Lent/Easter mission project is supported by special offerings.  This year’s project:  Lutheran Disaster Response and The Foodbank for the Heartland. Through these offerings, we make a difference in the lives of many affected by disaster and food insecurities throughout the world and in our community.

Lent in a Bag
This year we offer “Lent in a Bag” for our members. Each bag contains printed devotions from Luther Seminary, a Lenten journey game plan offering up a different give/pray/fast option to participate in each day, a Bible book mark with a passage to look up each day, and a paper chain option focused on a word of the day to contemplate along with a couple of questions to ponder (to be posted on our Lord of Love Facebook page for people to interact with). Since we won’t be able to have our normal soup suppers this year, so you will also find someone’s favorite soup recipe to try for each week, along with a little story about this recipe and/or a shared memory from church.
The Men’s Ministry is contacting folks and asking if you’d like communion kits for your family for use on Ash Wednesday and all the Sundays leading up to Holy Week, and/or the offering of the Lent in a Bag.  You can also receive a hard copy of the Annual Report, if you would like one. They will be scheduling these orders with households to either be picked up from church on Saturday, Feb. 13th from 10-Noon, or making arrangements to have these delivered/picked up at a different time from the proposed Sunday time.

Lenten Devotions

from Luther Seminary –
“Awesome Mystery” Lenten Devotions

Luther Seminary invites you to use their 2021 Lenten devotional, “Awesome Mystery“.  The devotions are written by faculty members and alumns of the seminary.

ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving

You are invited you to study, pray, reflect and give with us during ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving — for our families, our neighbors and communities around the world.

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