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Week of Sunday, December 6:
Worship & Announcements
MISSION STATEMENT: Celebrating and sharing God’s love in a welcoming community of faith, while serving others.
What's New
In-Person Worship Cancelled

Our last in-person worship was November 15. We will continue to provide online worship, which is available via livestream and recording on our Worship Video page, Facebook page, and YouTube channel. We do not anticipate returning to in-person worship until early 2021, depending on significant reductions in the virus test positivity rate and number of new COVID cases.
Virtual Coffee Hour: NEW TIME 10 A.M.
Please enjoy the opportunity to join in the Zoom call and chat with your other members.

New Time: 10 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 coronavirus 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!
Project Linus: Zoom Prayer Link
A Thrivent Action Team grant allowed us to purchase enough fleece to make 16 blankets for Project Linus. Unfortunately, we will not be meeting in person to do this. All the kits for making baskets at home have been picked up. If you have taken a kit home to complete, please remember to bring it back by the end of the year.
Even if we’re not together when we tie the blankets, we can be together in prayer. There will be a short Zoom prayer for the blankets at 9 a.m. on December 12, the original date of our blanket tying party. Please join us as we bless our work and give thanks for the warmth of blankets to give away.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 796 0068 2199
Passcode: 2KVe7C
500 food items to be matched with $500 from Thrivent for the Holy Cross Food Pantry
Thanks so very much and bravo to all of you who provided donations of food or money to provide well more than the required 500 food items for the Holy Cross Food Pantry. Prior to several more boxes of food coming in on the 1st, we had 517 items as of November 30 and $700 to donate toward food. This will be matched with $500 from Thrivent Financial to the Holy Cross Pantry. Thanks be to God for your part in Feeding God’s Sheep
Sunday School
Virtual Sunday School is held each Sunday at 10:30am. If you are interested in participating in virtual Sunday School, please contact Miss Heather at and she will share the link with you.
Second Sunday of Advent - December 6, 2020
Sunday worship livestream (9 a.m.) link:

Access past worship videos from one of these locations:
Serving Today:
Liturgist – Heather Hansen
Organist/Pianist – Carol Novak 
Technical Director – Chris Rich
Weekly Readings:
Mon. – Isaiah 26:7-15
Tues. – Isaiah 4:2-6
Wed. – Mark 11:27-33

Thurs. – Malachi 2:10-3:1
Fri. – Acts 11:1-18
Sat. – Psalm 27
Virtual Music Project
Hello, Jon Novak here again.
Thanks for your response on the first project for the Psalmody for our Advent worship.
I am inviting everyone from the congregation to participate in our next project - We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Recordings are due by Sunday, December 13 so that all the required editing can be completed. Everything you need to participate is on the Virtual Music Project page of the Lord of Love website. Thanks for your help in making this a joyous Christmas season.

Review the instruction sheet, print the sheet music, and listen to the Learning/Timing Accompaniment track. Jon's instructions provide you with all the information you need to make your own recording.
Sheet music – print this music and sing-a-long
Sing-a-long Track – listen to this music as you sing-a-long on your video

We Transfer is a free file transfer program that provides an easy way to send your recorded music/video to Jon.
Open up a browser on your device and go to We Transfer (
If it is the first time using We Transfer on the device, agree to their use of cookies.
Next type in your email address, Jon’s email (, an optional message, and attach your audio/video file.
Then click the Send button. You will receive an email with a verification code that you use to respond to the We Transfer prompt. That does it. Your file will be on its way to Jon to be included in the Virtual Music Project.

Have any questions? Contact Jon Novak.
Phone: (402) 572-0105
Giving Status
Last Week’s Ongoing Offering: $5482.00
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.
Feed My Sheep
John 21:15-17: When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.”  A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.”  He said to him the third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.  
One of the ways you can help Lord of Love Lutheran Church "Feed My Sheep" is to give back what you can financially to God by supporting the Mission of Lord of Love Lutheran Church. We encourage you to consider increasing your financial gift this year as you can help meet the projected needs of all that we do to be the church in today's world. 

This financial commitment is between you and God, but does help in planning for offering receipts. Intent of Giving forms will be included with the November 2020 financial statements. You may also submit commitment cards digitally via the google form:  

We ask that you complete and return your financial commitment card—digitally or using the paper card no later than December 13, 2020, please.
Fellowship and Community
I am so appreciative of the goodie bag, cards and visit that I received. It was so thoughtful of the Lord of Love W/ELCA, choir, youth and all others involved to put together this package. What a lovely surprise. Thank you,
-Cheyrle Badtke

My deepest Thank You for all the prayers, calls, cards, meals, rides & other expressions of care after my knee replacement surgery. Yes, it has been awhile since it took place, and it has been a very long road of recovery.
I apologize for having taken this long to convey my appreciation. Between doing therapy at the facility and at home, it's more than a part-time job! I especially thank Pastor Becky for her visits, walks, and yes impromptu backyard mowing! 
Your encouragement and support meant the world to me. I could definitely feel the prayers surrounding me. 
Thank you all so very very much. I love my Lord of Love family!
-Susan Senff
Call for Christmas Greetings
We are asking for video Christmas greetings to include in a special project. Send a short video of you and your family with a holiday message to Lord of Love members. Clips should be no longer than 15 seconds and wide format is preferred. Click this link for examples:

Please email videos to Chris Rich at by December 13 with “Christmas Video” in the subject line, and include the names of those in the video.
Kid Artists: We want your Christmas pictures!
We need Christmas scene drawings from our Lord of Love kids to use in upcoming videos. Some ideas to get you started: city of Bethlehem, stable with animals, Mary and Joseph by the manger, baby Jesus, angels in the field with the shepherds, grumpy King Herod, wise men following the North star, gifts from the wise men. Be creative! Landscape format preferred. Include your name on the picture, if wanted.

Please drop off completed pictures to the church office by December 13 or email Heather Christensen to arrange pick up (
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 Online
10:30 – 11:00 am Sunday School Online
10:30-11:15 am Fellowship Hour/Confirmation Online
1:00 pm – 8:00 pm Summerall Recitals
8:00 pm AA & Al Anon
6:45 pm Confirmation Advent Watch Party Online
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 Worship Online
10:30 – 11:00 am Sunday School Online
10:30-11:30 am Fellowship Hour/Confirmation Online
In Our Prayers
Mary Meyer, mother of Ruthie Christensen; Allison Vandeventer, Nick Hronek; Charlotte Ritonya; Stephanie Johnston (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; Sarge Schuchard; Axton Myers (3 yr old w/cancer – friend of the Lueders); Brian Palmer (grandson of Nancy Shinrock); 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

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.
December Birthdays
01 Sarge Schuchard
02 Eric Quadhamer
05 Shirley Schuchard
09 Barbara Ross
10 Dennis Hindemith
11 Rett Messserschmidt
15 Avah & Evan VanArsdale
16 Gwen Edwards
19 Caitlyn Ulferts
23 Judy Egr
31 Woody Fiske
December Anniversaries
13 Don & Shari Becher
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