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Worship-Coffee Hour-Announcements - April 26, 2020
MISSION STATEMENT : Celebrating and sharing God’s love in a welcoming community of faith, while serving others.
Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed! Alleluia!
Sunday Worship
Third Sunday of Easter:
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
Council COVID-19 Update
The church council met on Tuesday, April 21. We discussed our continued response to COVID-19. The consensus was to continue to comply with guidelines provided by our state and local leaders. We are prepared and plan to continue with recorded online worship, most likely through the end of May. We will be re-evaluating our plans in the 2nd and 3rd week of May. We continue to prayerfully consider the guidance that seems to change daily. We remain committed to ensuring the safety of our staff and congregational members as we make decisions to move forward. Thank you for your continued prayers and acts of kindness as we all struggle with the uncertainty of this situation.
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
or CALL 301-715- 8592 and enter Meeting ID: 954 1836 3347
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!
Birthday Celebrations
We have added a monthly birthday list to these announcements from information provided on membership forms. Did we miss an announcement for a family member? We may not have that information. Please send an email to with the information. Look for these celebration announcements to include anniversaries too.
Missing Sunday School? Here's some great options to look into:
Bible App for Kids This looks to be a fun and engaging adventure for kids to work their way through many stories of the Bible, and it is designed for younger kids too! And it is FREE! I hope you will check it out and get your kids into God's word. Special thanks goes to Renae Rich for suggesting this great resource!

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.
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   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.
Adult Study Opportunity
Adult Study - Animate:Practices on Service-Zoom Discussion--Thursday 7pm
This week's video is by Enuma Okoro on Service| The Needs Around You. While I didn't find the whole video online to place here, there is a preview of it. The whole thing will be shown in its entirety at or Zoom Discussion on Thursday. Here is a preview of her 9 minute talk:

We will start a discussion via Zoom Discussion on Thursday night at 7pm:
Meeting ID: 853 3425 6923 Password: 019208
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Here is the link to the Animate Journal for you to look at ahead of time:

Texts to look up and contemplate on service each day:
  1. Micah 6:8
  2. Galatians 5:13-14
  3. Matthew 20:24-28
  4. 1 Peter 4:10-11
  5. Luke 10:25-37
  6. Acts 10:35
  7. Luke 22:27
We thank our members for their faithful stewardship in support of our congregation and its mission within our community!
Week of Sunday, April 19
Weekly Offering: $6,632
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
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.
Weekly Readings:
Monday – Genesis 24:1-27
Tuesday – Genesis 29:1-14
Wednesday. – John 7:14-31, 37-39
Thursday – Jeremiah 2:4-13
Friday- 2 John 1-13
Saturday – Psalm 81
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); 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 Darryl Foster (father-in-law of Paula Foster)
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

We need your help to keep our prayer list current.
To update or delete names from the prayer list, please notify the Church office.
May Birthdays
2 Pat Brewer, Carol Novak
3 Cheyrle Badtke, Lorelei Rich
4 Angel Todd
10 Kyle Christensen, Paul Concannon
12 Brian Walther
13 Doug Armitage, Olivia McConnell
14 Cole Cadwallader, Alexis Martinez
15 Bailey Shupp
18 Kenn Garder
19 Haley Martinez, Pam Todd
20 Nadine Rowen
21 Kailey Meyer
22 Matt Willard
23 Heather Christensen, Jason Shupp
25 Same Christensen
27 Kyle Knudsen
31 Kennedy Knudsen
Feedback & Submissions
Submit notices for thes announcements by Wednesday of each week to the office at:
Special reports, thoughts, ideas, suggestions for these e- announcements?
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