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Week of Sunday, June 28: Worship & Announcements
MISSION STATEMENT : Celebrating and sharing God’s love in a welcoming community of faith, while serving others.
What's New
June COVID-19 Update
The church council continues to discern plans for re-opening. Our overriding concern is for the safety and health of our staff, members, and guests. No plans for in-person worship yet, but the council approved initial guidelines for when we do. You can read the guidelines.
One overwhelming driver of a delay to return to in-person worship is the recommended restriction on singing and group recitation of liturgy and prayers. These are core aspects of Lutheran worship that remain a significant part of our currently streamed worship. In-person worship would be very different without these worship components.
The council is committed to providing online worship services, even when attending in-person worship becomes an option.
We are looking at options to gather together in safe, social distancing ways on church grounds in the near future.
The council approved the use of the building and church grounds for smaller groups of people (members and non-member organizations). Read the guidelines for small groups.
Congregation Survey
The church council has developed a set of guidelines for when we can begin returning to in-person worship at Lord of Love. We are looking for feedback and further input to move forward with our decision making process.
All congregation members are asked to review the guidelines and complete a brief survey by Monday, July 6th.
The survey and supporting information can be accessed from the survey page on the Lord of Love website.
A link to the survey page is also available on Lord of Love's homepage.
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!
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost - June 21,2020
Our Sunday Worship
Access worship videos from one of these locations:
Weekly Readings:
Mon. – 1 Kings 21:1-16
Tues. – 1 Kings 21:17-29
Wed. – Matthew 11:16-24

Thurs. – Jeremiah 18:1-11
Fri.-- 1 John 4:1-6
Sat. – Psalm 119:161-168
Book Club on June 30th at 10 am
Book Club on Tues., June 30th at 10 am
Meeting outside Lord of Love (in the shade)
*You are encouraged to bring a water bottle and a lawn chair with you*
June's book that we will discuss: "The Glass Castle," by Jeannette Walls. If you had a previous book club book that you had borrowed, please bring it with you, so the books can be returned. Ther are some Glass Castle books in the church Library, if you wanted to pick one up during office hours to read before Tuesday.
July's book will be "Braving the Wilderness" by Brene Brown. Jane Gehringer has a few extra copies in the church library that could be picked up for a $10 donation, if you don't have the book, but would like to get a copy of it. July's plans will be decided at Tuesday's Book Club.
Gather Summer Plan for July/August Bible Studies
Plans are being set to have the July/August bible study discussion on Saturday, July 18th from 9:30-11:30am. For now, the plan is to have a Zoom study. So please write down the date and time and stay tuned to more details to come soon!
Tai Chi Update and Online Resources
Outdoor Tai Chi Class was held outside at Lord of Love - Wed., June 24th

Your Tai Chi instructors, Paula Foster & Joan Witt led an outdoor Tai Chi class this past Wednesday. Thanks for all those that came!

Until Tai Chi happens again, below are two links to online Tai Chi classes, which you could practice at home with these video clips, if you'd like:
Tai chi outside 1
Tai Chi outside 2
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.

On June 27th over 100 bags of paper, hygiene supplies and laundry detergent were given out.
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: $2981.00
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 May 2020
 General Fund summary
    Actual Income - $26,690.00
    Actual Expense - $31,526.70

Weekly offerings needed: $6,500
Weekly offering average: $5,338

End of May
Year-To-Date Finances
    Actual Income - $141,073.45
    Actual Expense - $142,525.57

Cash balance - $3,926.44
Thank you for your continued financial support of the ministries of Lord of Love.
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 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 Today
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); 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 Baldemar Moreno (Rosie Avalos' Father)
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 (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.
June Birthdays
3       Sheila Larson
4       Joshua Lund
4       Craig Pennell
5       Deb Lund
6       Paula Foster
7       Jim Morgan
9       Karen Armitage
9       Susan Lueders
12     Gary Krause
15      Amber Huggenberger
15      Christie Klos
15      Josie Rieff
19      Jessica Yarger
21      Benjamin Cadwallader
21      David Egr
23      Dayla Miller
28      Henry Bougger
29      Cathy Aden
June Anniversaries
5       Jim & Jeri Morgan
6       Robert & Rebecca Workman
8       Jan & Dayla Miller
11      Bob & Linda Christensen
12      James & Becky Sells
15      Joshua & Shelby Lund
16      Doug & Karen Armitage
16      Ed & Marjorie Keiser
30      Don & Claudia Rowen
July Birthdays
4       Kathy Christiansen
4       Adam Lueders
5       Margo Bougger
6       Kevin Krause
7       Doug Rowen
9       Don Becher
9       Ulric Finaglason
10      Zac Egr
15     Ashley Figgins
15      Stephen Lamoureux
16      Ed Guthrie
16      Brandon Zalesky
17     Deb Christenson
17     Leo Knudsen
17     Claudia Rowen
18      Julie Hoogestraat
19      Brock Fingalson
19      David Hild
22      Brian Lund
22      Paul Murphy
22      Courtney Pennell
24      Jeff Hamik
26      Amy Kragnes
27      Becky Sells
28      Darrell Wineinger
29      Paul Christenson
29      Shawn Lorenzen
29      Susan Sneff
30      Dawn Burton
30      Alexis Hronek
July Anniversaries
3       Chris & Renae Rich
5      Jason & Bailee Shupp
10      Paul & Peg Murphy
17      Brandon & Heather Hanson
17      David & Jill Hild
17    Roger & Angie Meyer
21      Craig & Peg Pennell
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