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Week of Sunday, August 16: Worship & Announcements
MISSION STATEMENT: Celebrating and sharing God’s love in a welcoming community of faith, while serving others.
What's New
Janet Baker's Funeral Plans
Janet passed away early this morning (August 15th). Please keep her family and friends in your prayers. Her visitation will be at Westlawn/Hillcrest Mortuary (5701 Center St.) on Friday, August 21st from 4-8pm with family receiving visitors. Her memorial service will take place at WestlawnHillcrest on Saturday, August 22nd at 10 am. As long as there is room, all are welcome to attend, but if you prefer you could attend via the Livestream at the funeral home.
Thia Renae Shupp's Baptism
Today we welcomed Thia into God's Family, and also into our Lord of Love family. Thia's parents are Jason and Bailee Shupp. She was born on March 5th, right before COVID-19. Her baptism is recorded in today's worship service.
False Alarms!
Please make sure that you have a code to disarm the alarm if you unlock the church on the weekend. If you have a key, you should have a code. If you hear a high-pitched beeping when you enter the church, you will need to immediately disarm the alarm. There is a key pad by the kitchen door and another on the wall by the restrooms. We have had several false alarms on the weekends. If you don’t know your code, please contact the office to get a code before you use your key again.
Office number is 402-493-2946.

If you forget to turn off the alarm and it goes off, enter your code to shut off the alarm and please go to the phone in the kitchen and wait for the call center to call, give them your name and code and instruct them to not dispatch the police We will eventually be charged for the false alarms when the police are dispatched. Thanks!
Nebraska Synod News
In light of the cancellation of the 2020 NE Synod Assembly , Bishop Maas is sharing what it means to be the Nebraska Synod in a set of brief videos. Check out the NE Synod website for these videos that show how the synod is Growing Disciples, Walking Together, and Serving God's World. There is also information on how members can join the Bishop and Synod Staff in online discussions about What's Next at 7:30PM on either Wednesday, August 19 or Sunday, August 23.
Women's August Gather Bible Study
on Saturday, August 29th on Zoom only
from 9:30-10:30am
OR Call in at 1-346-248-7799, and enter Meeting ID: 890 2172 4971
After doing the July Bible Study on Zoom AND in-person, leadership decided that this month we would all get on Zoom and be able to see and hear each other better. So Women, even if you don't meet with us throughout the year, you are more than welcome to join us for this time of reading God's word together and think about what that means for us and what we see going on around us.
Sunday - Virtual Coffee Hour - 9:30AM
Connect with your church family at a virtual coffee hour 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!
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost - August 16, 2020
Our Sunday Worship
Access worship videos from one of these locations:
Weekly Readings:
Mon. – 2 Kings 5:1-14
Tues. – Isaiah 66:18-23
Wed. – Matthew 8:1-13

Thurs. – Acts 15:1-21
Fri. – Romans 11:13-29
Sat. – Psalm 87
Tai Chi Update and Online Resources
Paula and Joan are looking to plan some additional Tai Chi classes this summer.
Below are two online Tai Chi class links to aid your practice at home.
Chair Tai Chi

Tai Chi 8 forms/frontview/please lower your volume for this
Loads of Love
A BIG thank you to all those that have supported and continue to support this ministry! All 100 bags of paper, hygiene supplies, and laundry detergent were distributed on Saturday, June 27th. Look for more info on the next event planned for October 3.
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).
Last Week’s Ongoing Offering: $3634.00
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 for your faithful financial support of the ministries of Lord of Love.

The rest of July's Financial statistics are currently being compiled;
The total giving for July is $24,762.36
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.
Birthday and Anniversary Celebrations
A monthly birthday and anniversary list is included below from information provided on membership forms. Did we miss an announcement for a family member? Please email to
Share your God Sightings
*Thank you to everyone who was willing to step up and help fill in the gaps for Jim Gunter's funeral. (Jim used to be the custodian at Lord of Love.) It was really appreciated! -Pastor Becky

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 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.
In Our Prayers Today

Sarge Schuchard; Ed Guthrie; Jason Combes; Jackie Combes; Cindy & James Thompson (daughter & son-in-law of Lynda McGraw); Axton Myers (3 yr old w/cancer – friend of the Lueders); Brian Palmer (grandson of Nancy Shinrock); Verna Kragnes (sister of Amy Kragnes); Elizabeth & Arrielle Lieb (Grand & Great Granddaughters of the Schuchards): David Hernandez (friend of the Schuchards); Daniel Strand (nephew of Judy Egr); Lynda Renfroe (friend of Lynda McGraw); 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); 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); Bill Pickens; 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); 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 Janet Baker
The family and friends of Otto Piehl (father of Deb Lund)
The family and friends of Jim Gunter
The family and friends of Janet Guthrie
Those Who Are Deployed
Abel Avalos, son of Miguel & Rosie Avalos
Jeremy Dolder, family member of the Lueders
Tanner Torosian, grandson of Lorraine Mohrlock
How are you and your family doing?
This is a stressful time for everyone. Even as we are kept apart by this virus, 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.
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.
August Birthdays

3       Marilyn Thomsen
4       Kayla Harris
4       Jemma Meier
4       Abby Rieff
6       Mallory Meier
8       Paul Cadwallader
9       Joe Combes
9       Sean McConnell
10     Ron Thom
12     Connie Walther
14    Nathan Lamoureux
14    Ruth Manning
17    John Edwards
17    Lynnette Nore
20     Shari Becher
29    Kim Gust
29   Leah Klos
August Anniversaries
4     Woody & Mardi Fiske
14   Jon & Carol Novak
17   Mike & Christie Klos
24   Brian & Lori Vandeventer
26   Paul & Deb Christenson
26   Dennis & Agnes Hindemith
28   Brian & Deb Lund
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