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Week of Sunday, October 11:
Worship & Announcements
MISSION STATEMENT: Celebrating and sharing God’s love in a welcoming community of faith, while serving others.
What's New
Fall Clean-Up Day, Saturday October 17th - 9am
All hands willing to help are welcome. If you have a hedge trimmer, please bring it. Rakes and other fall tools are also needed. Thank you.
Congregation Budget Forum - October 18th - 11:15AM
The Council has prepared a preliminary 2021 Budget which was mailed out to each member. We will be reviewing the budget to gather input to help the Council prepare a final budget at a congregation forum on Sunday, October 18 at 11:15AM via ZOOM. If you do not have a computer or internet, you can still participate via your phone for audio only . ZOOM Call information will be provided closer to this forum.
Please send your ideas, questions, and concerns to by Oct 15 so we can better prepare for the forum. The executive committee and pastor will receive the information you provide to this email address.
REVERSE Trunk of Treat!
REVERSE Trunk or Treat will be on Sunday, Oct. 18th at 4pm. Families with children/grandchildren are encouraged to decorate their trunks and dress up in their Halloween costumes. Please sign up if you are at Lord of Love for worship on Oct 11th or contact Miss Heather at, if you are bringing children or grandchildren to receive treats at your trunk (decorating is optional). There will be a prize for the best decorated trunk.

NOTE: Due to COVID this is not a community event like last year but smaller for the congregational children & grandchildren.

Adults from the congregation are encouraged to come between 4pm-5pm to vote on best trunk, and leave treats for each participating child. If you plan on bringing treats, participate, or contribute in any way, please email Heather Christensen,, or call or email Mary Lou, 402-493-2946, before Thursday morning to let us know, so we can know how many to plan for and let you know how many kids to have goodies for.

*If we are in need of a rain date, we will be looking at Sunday, Oct. 25th, with the same time and plan.
Women of ELCA
Thankoffering and Blessing of Quilts, Oct 18
The quilters have been busy this summer putting together at least 30 quilts which will be displayed on the altar railing on Sunday, October 18. A Thankoffering will also be collected to support ongoing ministries of the churchwide (nationally) women's organization which include justice and advocacy work, i.e. human trafficking , training/development for elected leaders throughout the women’s organization, constant work in support of congregational and Synodical women’s organizations, triennial convention, and so much more. There will be a basket labeled Thankoffering next to regular offering plate at back of church for your contributions. Unable to attend on October 18th? Check donations written to " Women of ELCA" can be mailed to Gwen Edwards at her home address listed in church directory. 
Women's Virtual Autumn Renewal, Saturday, October 24th - 9:30 am-Noon
This Zoom event will include Bible Study, Spiritual Direction, Message from Bishop Brian Maas and WELCA President Lisa Plorin, and the NSWO Reports, and FUN!! A Zoom link will be mailed closer to the date. Or request the Zoom link by emailing 
More details to come for these events:
1.  Jackie Combes has applied for a Thrivent Grant to continue making fleece blankets in December. If you would like to help, please contact her or Amy Kragnes. There will be no cookie tins assembled at church this year, but other ideas are being explored.
2.  The Women’s Team annual planning meeting has been moved from November to April 2021.
3. The Spring Gathering will be held March 6, at First Lutheran in Blair.
4. The Triennial Gathering has been rescheduled for August 3-5, 2021 in Phoenix, AZ. One scholarship is still available for this event. Any questions regarding the 2021 Triennial Gathering or scholarships, please contact Gwen Edwards.
Thanks to everyone for your continued support. Questions-Rose Roberts
Loads of Love - October 3rd Event Summary
The third 2020 Loads of Love event was held October 3, 2020. Prior to the actual event, flyers had been distributed to several senior living sites, some low income housing sites, and the Holy Cross food pantry. In addition, the event had also been posted on Facebook. 125 bags were filled with laundry soap, toilet paper, paper towels, toothpaste and toothbrushes, a soap sac, shampoo/conditioner and deodorant. Diapers and feminine hygiene products were also available to be distributed while supplies lasted.  

We distributed 122 bags within 90 minutes  for use by 573 individuals. These bags were given to families from 18 different Omaha zip codes.
The top three zip codes: 68104 (45%), 68134 (18%), 68152 (10.5%)
An overwhelming amount heard about the event from friends or family (62%), while others noted Facebook (21%) or Holy Cross pantry (9%).

This ministry could not be successful without the support of so many at Lord of Love. We want to thank everyone who has donated money or supplies for needy families in our community. A very special appreciation to those who came to help us on a chilly October morning: Pat Wineinger, Jeri Morgan, Dave Lueders, Jesse Brewer, Rex Quadhamer, Gary Ramsay, Bill Morris, Shawn Lorenzen, Evan Van Arsdale, Avah Van Arsdale, Joan Witt, Rose Roberts, and Laura Gehringer and friend. We were definitely blessed by your presence!
Submitted by Paula Foster and Kathy Christiansen
Sunday School
We are excited to announce that we are holding Virtual Sunday School each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

We have separate virtual classrooms for pre-school, K-3, 4-6, and 7 & 8. The pre-school and elementary classes focus on faith formation and developing relationships with others in your faith community. Students may need a co-participant to assist with the technology platform or keep on task. 

Interested in participating in virtual Sunday School? Contact: Miss Heather at
  • In-person worship is now every Sunday at 9 a.m.
  • 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.
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost - October 11, 2020, 9 a.m.
Serving Today:
Liturgist – Paul Christenson
Ushers – Rex Quadhamer, Brian Lind, Deb Lund
Organist – Amy Kragnes
Technical Director – Chris Rich
Weekly Readings:
Mon. – Exodus 19:7-20
Tues. – Amos 9:5-15
Wed. – John 6:25-35

Thurs. – Song of Solomon 7:10-8:4
Fri.- Philippians 3:13-4:1
Sat. – Psalm 34
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: $5496
This amount is a combination of Electronic Simply Giving, GivePlus+ and Sunday donations (Weekly offering of $6,927 needed to meet budgeted expenses)

Thank You! Your gifts allow us to continue to pay our staff, support our mission activities, and meet our many other obligations (utilities, services, equipment leases, staff benefits).
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.
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
An birthday and anniversary list is included below. Did we miss someone? Please email
God Sightings
Email Pastor Becky or with them 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
10:30-11:30 am - Fellowship Hour Online 
10:30-11:30 am - Confirmation Online
8:00 pm - AA & Al Anon
7:00 pm - Sunnyslope
6:00 pm - Mission Possible Team
6:45 & 7:45 pm - Confirmation Online
6:30-8:00 pm-Building an Inclusive Church    
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 & Quilt Blessing
10:30 – 11:00 am - Sunday School Online
10:30-11:30 am - Fellowship Hour Online
10:30-11:30 am - Confirmation Online
11:15 - Congregation Budget Forum
4:00 pm - Reverse Trunk or Treat

Prayer Updates
In Our Prayers Today:
Brandi Brewer (daughter-in-law of Pat & Jesse Brewer);Roland & Carol Bronstad (friends of Judy Egr); Doug Siemer (father of Ruthie Christensen); Susan Senff: Mike Morgan (son of Jim & Jeri Morgan); Nadine Salak; Ed Guthrie; Jason Combes; Jackie 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); Katie (niece of Mary Lou Gustafson); 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 Don Badt (cousin of Kathy Christiansen)

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.
October Birthdays
1 Del Gust
3 Ann Kroll
4 Maddie Becher
4 Christopher Boarts
4 Marjorie Keiser
7 Diana Haye
10 Mitchell Griffin
11 Laura Armitage
11 Ed Keiser
11 Lisa Willard
13 Traci Cadwallader
14 Janna Armbruster
14 Brenda Thom
17 Laurie Heavey
23 Jason Combes
24 Paul Kroll
25 Lorraine Mohrlock
25 Delilah Reinhardt
26 Eric Manuel
28 Charlotte Lueders
29 Marcia Roads
31 Bill Pickens
October Anniversaries
1 Steve & Susan Liston
6 Darrel & Pat Wineinger
6 Travis & Charise Adams
7 Jeff & Ashley Hamik
10 Dave & Susan Lueders
12 Dave & Lisa Rieff
14 Sarge & Shirley Schuchard
19 Pat & Jesse Brewer
20 Morgan & Myra Manuel (25 years)
23 Todd & Lisa Meyer
24 Doug & Cathy Aden (50 years)
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 the weekend bulletin/e-news) 

If you have a longer article, story and/or photos, send those to Deadline for the Love Letter (bi-monthly-ish newsletter): the 20th of each month. While this has been on hiatus due to the pandemic, we hope to bring it back in November (making Oct. 20 the next deadline). Send photos any time and we might put them on Facebook or in videos.
If you’re not sure, send to both email addresses! These centralized resources help ensure that the most updated information is available to the staff and congregation. Thank you.
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