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Week of Sunday, November 1:
Worship & Announcements
MISSION STATEMENT: Celebrating and sharing God’s love in a welcoming community of faith, while serving others.
What's New
Annual Meeting - Sunday, November 15 - 11:30am - Zoom
Like so many things, we are going virtual with our annual meeting this year. At this meeting we review and approve the 2021 Annual Budget and elect council members to 2- year terms. Materials for the meeting, including the finalized budget, budget comments, and slate of council candidates, will be mailed to each member household prior to the meeting. The meeting will be over Zoom. You will be able to use your device to connect with video or call in to the meeting. We will use Zoom polling features as a voting mechanism. Look for the meeting connection information in the monthly Love Letter and the weekly e-News. We need to have a quorum of 45 members (15% of our voting/confirmed membership) to hold this meeting. Failure to reach a quorum will require us to reschedule. Thank you for planning to attend this important meeting.
Pastor Becky will be on vacation this upcoming week, November 2 thru November 9.
If you have a need for pastoral care during this time, please contact the church office.
Thanksgiving Boxes for Holy Cross Food Pantry
Our friends at Holy Cross Lutheran Church plan on distributing Thanksgiving bags/boxes at their Food Pantry on the evening of November 19. In 2019 a record number of 125 families received a box. With the effects of the global pandemic, the needs are greater this year so Holy Cross plans to distribute 150 boxes. Each family receives groceries for a Thanksgiving meal; a five-pound bag of potatoes, cans of vegetables, a box of stuffing mix, a jar of gravy mix, rolls and most importantly, a frozen turkey. Each bag/box costs approximately $20. Please consider helping a neighbor with a donation for a bag or part of a bag. Write a check for your donation (with Turkey box in the memo line) and put it in the offering plate or mail to the church office. Or use the Giving + app and donate using the special appeal option. The deadline to contribute is November 10th
Interested in helping pack or distribute the Turkey boxes at Holy Cross? Box packing: Sunday November 15, 12-2pm and Wednesday November 18, 6-7:30pm. Distribute boxes Thursday November 19, 4:45-7:15pm.
In order to be safe and CDC compliant, volunteers have to sign up at:  
Women's Gather Bible Study, Wednesday, November 4 at 6 pm via Zoom
All Women are invited to particicpate in the monthly Gather Bible study on Wednesdsay, November 4th from 6-7 pm. Shawn Lorenzne is hosting the Zoom Bible study:
Join Zoom Meeting 
 Meeting ID: 712 478 0392
500 food items to be matched with $500 from Thrivent for the Holy Cross Food Pantry
We could not pass up the chance to “feed my sheep” at Holy Cross Lutheran by collecting 500 items of non-perishable food items from November 1-November 30 to earn $500 from Thrivent Financial in support of the Holy Cross Pantry. Please bring any non-perishable food item to Lord of Love and place on the table in the Narthex! If you are unable to get items to Lord of Love, but would like to contribute, financial gifts may be donated to Lord of Love (checks payable to Lord of Love), but please indicate clearly on check memo or envelopeFood Pantry.
Holy Cross greatly appreciates all our efforts in support of their food outreach!
Women of ELCA
Lord of Love women always find a way to send a little caring and seasonal fun to members who need it – but this year, as with many other things, it looks different. We will gather December 12 at 9am, not to fill cookie tins but tie fleece blankets. We will also write notes to send some Christmas cheer to others. A Thrivent grant has enabled us to buy fleece for our project to make blankets for Project Linus and local needs. We will take care to spread out but still work together, beginning at 9 am on Dec. 12. If gathering makes you nervous, Jackie Combes has volunteered to deliver some fleece to you so you can work at home. Let’s see how many blankets we can produce this year to give away to warm people’s hearts and bodies.
Sunday School
We are excited to announce that we are holding Virtual Sunday School this Fall at 10:30am. If you are interested in participating in virtual Sunday Scholl please contact Miss Heather at and she will share the link with you.
Calling all musicians!
We are requesting Christmas special music contributions. We realize it’s only November, but since the music will be pre-recorded, we need to plan ahead. Sign up by Sunday, November 15, Recordings are due by Saturday, December 12. 
Contact Chris or Renae Rich with questions.
  • In-person worship every Sunday at 9 am
  • Pre-Register Here for each week to reserve your spot and help create a list of those in attendance, if we need to do contact tracing.
  • We have a limit of 50 people.
  • If you are at-risk, have a fever, or are otherwise not feeling the best, we encourage you to stay home and watch the livestream or recording.
All Saints Sunday- November 1, 2020, 9 a.m.
Sunday worship livestream link:
The liturgical color of the day is White.
Access past worship videos from one of these locations:
Serving Today:
Liturgist – Tom Olson
Ushers – Rex Quadhamer, Brian and Deb Lund, Ken Garder, Jesse Brewer
Organist/Pianist – Carol Novak
Technical Director – Chris Rich
Thanksgiving Service and Pie - Sunday, November 22 - 7pm
Please join us in this special time of giving thanks to God on Sunday evening, November 22 at 7 pm, in-person or via livestream. Instead of gathering together after the service for pie, we’ll have Pie-To-Go. If you are willing to make a pie, we invite you to sign-up via a link to come (or email Deb Lund.). You may pick up individual slice containers at church any time in November for you to package your pie and place on a table before the Thanksgiving worship; OR bring your whole pie to church no later than 10 am that morning of November 22nd, and we’ll package it for you. Those who attend the service are invited to pick out a slice of pie to take home AND take another slice to share with a neighbor or friend. There will also be a place for you to donate for our Thanksgiving special offering for the Lutheran Disaster Response, and the Foodbank for the Heartland
Weekly Readings:
Mon. – 1 Samuel 2:27-36
Tues. – Ezekiel 13:1-16
Wed. – Matthew 23: 13-28
Thurs. – Malachi 1:6—2:9
Fri.- 1 Thessalonians 2:13-20
Sat. – Psalm 5
Virtual Coffee Hour
New Time: 10:30 a.m.
Connect with your church family at a virtual coffee hour on Sunday mornings, hosted by Dave Lueders.
All members are welcome to join, say hello, and share:
  • updates on your family and corona virus experiences
  • any special concerns
or CALL 301-715- 8592 and enter Meeting ID: 920 1921 8772
It's easy to participate, just click on the link above. All are welcome.
Hope to see many of you there!
Last Week’s Ongoing Offering: $6727.00
This amount is a combination of Electronic Simply Giving, GivePlus+ and Sunday donations  (Weekly offering of $6,927 needed to meet budgeted expenses)
You can give either through the GivePlus+ Mobile app on your smartphone or by visiting our website at
When using the GivePlus+ app, be sure to select Lord of Love Lutheran Omaha.
Find out more of the ways you can continue to give while we are not able to gather together in worship by visiting the giving page of our website.
We want to hear from you! If you have announcements for the congregation, such as events, send them to Deadline: 9 a.m. on Thursday of each week (for inclusion in the weekend bulletin/e-news) Love Letter deadline for December is Friday, November 20th. Please submit to:
Donuts on your doorstep
Has gotten off to a great start! Thank you to our delivery drivers for serving!
If you want to help make deliveries or if you have any questions, contact Charise Adams or Matt Willard.
Fellowship and Community
Birthdays and Anniversaries
A birthday and anniversary list is included below. Did we miss someone? Please email
God Sightings
Email Pastor Becky or to share your God Sightings with others.
This Week at Lord of Love
9:00 am - Worship
10:30-11:00 am - Sunday School Online
10:30-11:15 am - Fellowship Hour /Confirmation Online
8:00 pm - AA & Al Anon
8:00 am-8pm - Election Day Polling Site
6:30 pm - Group 1 Bell Choir
and Lord of Love Brass
6:45-7:45 pm - Confirmation Online
7:30 pm - Group 2 Bell Choir
9:00 am - Zoom Coffee Fellowship
9:30 am - Al Anon Mtg.
7:30 pm - AA
7:00 am - Zoom Men’s Ministry Breakfast
9:00 am - orship
10:30-11:00 am - Sunday School Online
10:30-11:15 am - Fellowship Hour /Confirmation Online

In Our Prayers
Cheryl Matthews, Stephanie Johnston & family (daughter of Joyce Madsen); Brandi Brewer (daughter-in-law of Pat & Jesse Brewer); Roland & Carol Bronstad (friends of Judy Egr); Mike Morgan (son of Jim & Jeri Morgan); Ed Guthrie; Jason Combes; Cindy & James Thompson (daughter & son-in-law of Lynda McGraw); Sarge Schuchard; Axton Myers (3 yr old w/cancer – friend of the Lueders); Brian Palmer (grandson of Nancy Shinrock); Verna Kragnes (sister of Amy Kragnes); Daniel Strand (nephew of Judy Egr); Sheila Larson; Phil Nickisch (friend of Dave Lueders); Chuck Flansburg (friend of Judy Egr); Donald Egr (uncle of David Egr); Betty Thompson (mother of Beth Olson); Janet Jensen (mother of Dawn Burton); Cindy Moos (friend of Tom and Beth Olson); Vern Nemitz (uncle of Paula Foster); Lucy Klos (sister-in-law of Mike & Christie Klos); Ron & Brenda Thom; Kathy Campina (cousin of Rose Roberts); Stephanie Ulrich (relative of Paula Foster); Roslynn Thom (sister of Ron Thom); Ken Lineweaver (step-dad of Gwen Edwards); Babette Garder (mother of Kenn Garder); Eileen Nagle (mother-in-law of Tara Novak); Olivia Griffin (daughter of Scott and Dana Griffin); Steve Wiitala, (friend of Karen Mullen); Connie Bennett (cousin of Karen Armitage); Don Lueders, Lisa Lueders ((brother of Dave Lueders & sister-in-law of Dave Lueders); Caregivers and those who suffer with addictions and depression, those seeking employment, those dealing with infertility or seeking to adopt, for behind the scenes health care workers as well as front line health care workers, those living with food insecurity and financial hardship, all of those working from home and homeschooling their children, children who are missing their teachers, friends and school routine.

Those Who Mourn
The family and friends of Douglas J. Siemer (father of Ruthie Christensen)

Those Who Are Deployed
Jeremy Dolder, family member of the Lueders
Abel Avalos, son of Miguel & Rosie Avalos
Tanner Torosian, grandson of Lorraine Mohrlock
  • Prayers for behind the scenes and front line health care workers.
  • Those living with food insecurity and financial hardship.
  • All of those working from home and homeschooling their children.
  • Children who are missing their teachers, friends and school routine.
Adding Names to the Bulletin Prayer List
Please contact Mary Lou in the church office (402 493 2946) or We need your help to keep our prayer list current. To update or delete names from the prayer list, please notify the Church office.
November Birthdays
02 Peg Murphy
04 Charise Adams
05 Harry Naasz
06 Jeri Morgan
11 Lisa Meyer
12 Kay Keiser
13 Laura Gehringer
13 Don Rowen
14 Aaron Edwards
17 Doris Schroeder
19 Addilyn McConnell
22 Allison Workman
24 Brandon Hansen
24 Sheldon Meyer
27 Juanita Jarmin
28 Barb Haskins
29 Dale Finck
30 Carissa Combes
30 Marshall Lueders
November Anniversaries
05 Paul & Julie Concannon
07 Joe & Jackie Combes
24 Ron & Brenda Thom
Office Phone: 402.493.2946
Fax: 402.493.3087

The Rev. Rebecca Sells

Office Administrator, Prayer Chain, and Financial Secretary
Mary Lou Gustafson

Director of Faith Formation
Heather Christensen
2020 Church Council
Vision and Coordination:
Brian Lund, President;
Paul Murphy, Vice-President;
Renae Rich, Secretary;
Rett Messerschmidt, Treasurer
Nurture: Rosie Avalos
and Joan Witt
Outreach: Charise Adams
and Matt Willard
Resources: Brandon Zalesky
and Paul Christenson
Worship: Rex Quadhamer
and Shawn Lorenzen