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Week of Sunday, August 9: Worship & Announcements
MISSION STATEMENT: Celebrating and sharing God’s love in a welcoming community of faith, while serving others.
What's New
Janet Guthrie's Arrangements
Janet passed away on August 5th. Her visitation will be at Roeder Mortuary, on 108th, on Sunday, August 9th from 3-5 with family receiving friends, and request everyone wears a mas and keep the appropriate social distance for everyone's safety. Her private burial will take place at Hillcrest, followed by a private in-person service for her family. However, you are more than welcome to attend the live-stream service at 11am on Monday, August 10th. It will be streamed at the following link on the Lord of Love Omaha YouTube Channel. Click here to get to the link:
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!

Check the monthly birthday and anniversary lists at the end of these announcements. The list is likely missing some names. Some folks did not include these dates on their original membership forms and thus the dates are missing from the church data base. Please email this information if you would like to be added.
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.
Table Grace Food Truck Social

Thank you to everyone (more than 50 people) who attended and participated in the Table Grace Food Truck parking lot summer fest at Lord of Love. It was a beautiful evening, the food was delicious and best of all, the live conversation and smiles with community spirit was wonderful to hear and see! A special thank you to Claudia Rowen and her friend for providing live music.
Also, thanks to Mary Lou for using her Thrivent account to obtain the initial funds required to schedule the truck and to Brian Lund for setting up the microphone and speakers and taped music. Matt Weber of Table Grace Ministries was very appreciate of the generosity of everyone as he indicated about $1200.00 in donations.
See some Pictures @ Lord of Love's Facebook Page:
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!
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost - August 9, 2020
Our Sunday Worship
Access worship videos from one of these locations:
Weekly Readings:
Mon. – Genesis 7:11—8:5
Tues. – Genesis 19:15-29
Wed. – Matthew 8:23-27

Thurs. – Job 36:24-33; 37:14-24
Fri. – Romans 9:14-29
Sat. – Psalm 18:1-19
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

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
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: $8421.00
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
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

Jim Gunter; Ed 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 Janet Guthrie
The family and friends of Dan Hagerty, friend of Paula Foster
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