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Week of Sunday, August 2: Worship & Announcements
MISSION STATEMENT : Celebrating and sharing God’s love in a welcoming community of faith, while serving others.
What's New
COVID-19 Update - July
The church council decided to move forward on planning for in-person worship. We continue to be concerned for the safety and health of our staff, members, and guests due to recent increases in infection rates.
  • The council remains committed to providing online worship services, even as in-person worship becomes an option. We recognize that not all members will be prepared to return to in-person worship and other activities.
  • Plans are progressing for an outdoor worship service at 9am on Sunday, August 23. Look for more details f as this date approaches.
  • Inside worship is planned to resume on Sunday, September 13. Currently planning for 2 worship services (8am and 10:30am) each Sunday. The hope is to live-stream the 8am service using recently purchased video streaming equipment.
  • Faith formation program activities remain under study and development. More information should be available around mid-August
  • The resources committee identified an add-on to our HVAC system that reduces airborne particulates (dust, dander, pollen, mold spores) and kills up to 99% of bacteria, mold and viruses. The council approved installation of this newer technology in the sanctuary. This system does not completely eliminate any risk, but it does reduce the amount of virus exposure that may occur.
  • Our previous approved guidelines will continue to be in place for in-person activities within the church building.  Read the guidelines for worship.
  • Council approved the continued use of the building and church grounds for smaller groups of people (members and non-member organizations). Read the guidelines for groups.

Congregational Survey Results
Seventy six (76) responses were submitted to the survey. We are sharing the survey results we are using in our continuing deliberations and decision making. Thank you for the comments and concerns that were added to help us discern further action.
Note that these Survey Summaries are also available on the Lord of Love Survey page.
Table Grace Food Truck Social

Thanks to all those that came out and supported Table Grace and the evening air!
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!
Worship
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost - August 2, 2020
Our Sunday Worship
Access worship videos from one of these locations:
Weekly Readings:
Mon. – Deuteronomy 8:1-10
Tues. – Deuteronomy 26:1-15
Wed. – Matthew 15:32-39

Thurs. – Exodus 16:2-15, 31-35
Fri. – Acts 2:37-47
Sat. – Psalm 78:1-8, 17-29
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.
Men's Softball
Men's Softball
Lord of Love's men’s softball team consists of church members and some nonmembers. They play in a city softball league on Monday nights at Kelley Fields, 125th and Fort. Fields 3 and 4 are in the north end of the complex. This summer we cannot recommend that anyone come to watch.
If you are interested in playing on the team, contact Don Rowen at 402-965-8977 or drowen@unomaha.edu.

Team Schedule
June 29 - 9:30PM - Kelley 3
July 6 -8:30PM - Kelley 3
July 13 - 9:30PM - Kelley 3
July 20 - 9:30PM - Kelley 4
July 27 - 8:30PM - Kelley 4
Aug 3 - 9:30PM - Kelley 3
Aug 10 - 9:30PM - Kelley 3
Stewardship
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: $2794.00
This amount is a combination of Electronic Simply Giving, GivePlus+ and Sunday donations. Weekly offering of $6,927 needed to meet budgeted expenses.
Giving Status for June 2020
 General Fund summary
    Actual Income - $18,534.00
Actual Expense - $27,896.58

Weekly offerings needed: $6,500
Weekly offering average: $4,653

Year-to-Date as of June 30, 2020
 Actual Income - $164,708.45
    Actual Expense - 167,835.05

Available cash balance: $19,348.15
This reflects credited PPP Loan funds based on allowed May 2020 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 $21,249.00
GivePlus+
You can give either through the GivePlus+ Mobile app on your smartphone or by visiting our website at https://lord-of-love.org/giving
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.
Community
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 marylou@lord-of-love.org
Share your God Sightings
Have you seen or experienced God's presence recently that you would like to share? Please send a note to Mary Lou or Pastor Becky so we can tell others.

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

Ed & Janet Guthrie; Jason Combes; Jackie Combes; Janet Baker; 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); 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); Otto Piehl (father of Deb Lund); 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 Callie Rich, grandmother of Chris Rich
The family & friends of Michael Manfroi, 28 year old son of friends of Jan & Dayla Miller
The family & friends of Gary Frerichs, uncle of Lisa Meyer
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 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.
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: marylou@lord-of-love.org
Special reports, 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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