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Worship-Coffee Hour-Announcements - April 19, 2020
MISSION STATEMENT : Celebrating and sharing God’s love in a welcoming community of faith, while serving others.
Worship
Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed! Alleluia!
Sunday Worship
Second Sunday of Easter worship: https://youtu.be/IyYukzkxsX8
Access worship videos from one of these locations:
The liturgical color for Sundays of Easter is white, suggesting the joy of the resurrection.
What's New
Sunday - Virtual Coffee Hour - 9:30AM
Connect with your church family at a virtual coffee hour using Zoom, hosted by Brian and Deb Lund. All members are welcome to join, say hello, and share:
  • updates on your family and corona virus experiences
  • any special concerns
Join Zoom Meeting - password: 960777
or CALL 301-715- 8592 and enter Meeting ID: 922 8508 8693
It's easy to participate, just click on the link above.
If it is your first time using Zoom -
  • you will need to download an app to your device (that should happen automatically). If not, follow the directions on the Zoom meeting page.
  • allow your device audio and video to be used by the app
  • join the meeting - NOTE that this meeting requires a password too
Hope to see many of you there!
Here's a link to Family Sunday School:
This week is about Doubting Thomas. There are worksheets available at the link below this video which you can print and use with your kids. A special thanks to the Rundman Family and Sparkhouse for providing this great resource! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmo5MOJXypM&feature=youtu.be
In need of a face mask? Please contact Becky Reinhardt. 
Becky has been busy making face masks and donating them where they are needed for essential workers and other businesses. But upon receiving a new supply of elastic, she is feeling more confident with the idea to offer to make masks for any members of Lord of Love who might have a need, and especially those whose health or occupations, put them in the high risk category. If you would like to take her up on her kind offer, please call her at 402-680-7221 or email her at   sewmuchlovebybecky@gmail.com   and she would be happy to help you out. (I know she does have kid masks available too, if needed.) Here's a picture of some of the masks she has done and ready to go when she receives a request. When those are out, she will make more, so print availability may vary.
Contemplation on the Sacraments
Adult Study, Animate:Practices-Zoom Discussion--Thursday 7pm
Before Holy Week, I had offered up some videos for contemplation and consideration, regarding ways people practice their faith. This week's video by the late, Phyllis Tickle is titled, "Sacraments| A Tapestry of Tradition." In this conversation, she talks about how these came to be and what they are. Here is the link to this video: https://vimeo.com/320834458
After you have watched this video, I invite you to consider the questions listed in the journal that we would have discussed, if we got to be together. There are also pages for you to journal on throughout the week if you would so choose.
We will start a discussion via Zoom Meeting on Thursday nights at 7pm:
Or Call in at: 1-346-248-7799 and enter Meeting ID 891 3049 8069 Password: 000500

Here is the link to the Animate Journal for you to look at ahead of time:

Texts to look up and contemplate concerning the sacraments each day:
  1. Matthew 28:16-20
  2. Romans 6:3-8
  3. John 13:3-20
  4. 1 John 1: 5-10
  5. Matthew 26:26-30
  6. Hebrews 4:14-16
  7. Romans 3:21-26
God Sightings
Mentor/Mentee Time Still Happened!
This past Wednesday was supposed to be Mentor Night. All of our mentors, when asked to do so on Wednesday morning, agreed to call their mentees and do a lesson that was sent to them on Wednesday afternoon. Thanks to all for their willingness to still make this happen, despite the social distancing! Here's a picture Brandon Zalesky took of his mini-Zoom meeting with Avah, Evan, and Shawn discussing the action words of the Lord's Prayer.
Easter Virtual Coffee Hour
It was great to see the faces of some of our members during Easter Sunday Coffee Hour.
We had over 12 connections for the last fellowship call.
All members are invited to join and share your joys and concerns with others.
Stewardship
We thank our members for their faithful stewardship in support of our congregation and its mission within our community!
Week of Sunday, April 12
Weekly Offering: $7,741
Easter Offering: $245
This amount is a combination of Electronic Simply Giving, GivePlus+, and mail-in donations. The amount above reflects donations received Friday thru Thursday.
Weekly offering needed to meet budget: $6,927
GivePlus+
Be sure to select Lord of Love Lutheran Omaha for your gifts.
The following accounts have been added to GivePlus+:
  • Lenten Offering
  • Easter Offering. 
You may give to these two additional offering options during this Lenten and Easter Season by using the GivePlus+ Mobile app on your smartphone.
Or visit our website at https://lord-of-love.org/giving
Find out more of the ways you can continue to give while we are not able to gather together in worship by visiting our website.
Worship
Weekly Readings:
Monday – Isaiah 65:17-25
Tuesday – Ezekiel 36:22-32
Wednesday. – John 8:1-11
Thursday – Numbers 21:4-9
Friday- Romans 4:6-13
Saturday – Psalm 128
Love Notes
Hospitalization: Please contact the church office if you or a family member are hospitalized and desire a pastoral visit.
If you have an emergency outside of office hours you may call Pastor Becky on her cell phone (see the church directory). 

Pastor Becky's day off is Monday.
Prayer Updates
Prayers are needed 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.
How are you and your family doing?
This is a stressful time for everyone. Even as we are kept apart by social distancing, it is important that we keep connecting with and praying for each other. We lift up all of our members and neighbors in prayer for safety and health. May God's peace be with us all.
In Our Prayers
Lisa Moffatt (neighbor of the Messerschmidt’s); April (friend of Deb Lund); Phil Nickisch (friend of Dave Lueders); Patty Adams (mother-in-law of Charise Adams); Stephanie Flansburg (friend of Judy Egr); Donald Egr (uncle of David Egr); Katie (niece of Mary Lou Gustafson); Ron Salak; 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); Mardi Fiske; Lucy Klos (sister-in-law of Mike & Christie Klos); Bill Todd (husband of Pam Todd); Kate Boarts (mother of David & grandmother of Chris Boarts); Ron & Brenda Thom; Kathy Campina (cousin of Rose Roberts); Stephanie Ulrich (relative of Paula Foster); Janet Baker; Bill Pickens; Roslynn Thom (sister of Ron Thom); Sarge Schuchard; Ken Lineweaver (step-dad of Gwen Edwards); Jason Combes; Ed & Janet Guthrie; Babette Garder (mother of Kenn Garder); Eileen Nagle (mother-in-law of Tara Novak); Pr. Joe Hernandez – Missionary in the Middle East (cousin of David & Chris Boarts); Nancy Shinrock; 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 Mourn
The family and friends of all those who have lost their lives to the corona virus.
Those Who Are Deployed
Abel Avalos, son of Miguel & Rosie Avalos
Tanner Torosian, grandson of Lorraine Mohrlock
Adding Names to the Bulletin Prayer List
Please contact Mary Lou in the church office (493 2946) or marylou@lord-of-love.org

We need your help to keep our prayer list current.
To update or delete names from the prayer list, please notify the Church office.
Feedback & Submissions
Submit notices for thes announcements by Wednesday of each week to the office at: marylou@lord-of-love.org
Thoughts, ideas, suggestions for these e- announcements?
Contacts
Office Phone: 402.493.2946
Fax: 402.493.3087
Website: lord-of-love.org

Pastor
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
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