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May 3, 2020 Weekly Announcements
MISSION STATEMENT : Celebrating and sharing God’s love in a welcoming community of faith, while serving others.
What's New
COVID-19 Update
We are NOT returning to in-person worship yet.
We are prepared for recorded online worship through the end of May. We continue to prayerfully consider the guidance that seems to change daily.
During May we will be evaluating and planning when and how to return to in-person worship and other activities. 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 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.
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!
Sunday School and Bible Study Opportunities
This Sunday, all teachers and students are invited to join us for a get-together time! I hope you are excited about this time and Daniel seems to be! Looking forward to seeing you at 9:15am, just simply click on the link below: (If you haven't used Zoom before, see above directions at the coffee hour) PS. We happen to be meeting on Lorelei's birthday!
Meeting ID: 868 8047 9562 Password: 028236
Looking for Sunday School ideas for your kids?
Here are 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. It 's designed for younger kids too! And, best of all, it is FREE! Check it out and get your kids into God's word.
Special thanks goes to Renae Rich for suggesting this great resource!

Worksheets are available here for you to print and use with your kids.
A special thanks to the Rundman Family and Sparkhouse for providing this great resource.
Women's Gather Bible Study, Wednesday, May 6 from 6-7 pm
All women are welcome to attend the May session of the Gather Bible Study. We'll have an online version available, so no materials necessary!
Join by phone: 301 715 8592 - Meeting ID: 987 2766 0882
Adult Study - Wednesday, May 6 - 7PM
Zoom Discussion- Animate:Practices on Community
This week's video is by Doug Pagitt on Community-An Unexpected Family . The entire Animate video will be viewed at the Zoom Discussion on WEDNESDAY, May 6.
There is a preview of his 9 minute talk: Click for Wednesday's video preview
Zoom Discussion begins at 7pm on Wednesday, May 6
Meeting ID: 853 3425 6923 Password: 019208

Feel free to review the Animate Journal for the questions to be discussed ahead of time:

The following texts help us contemplate:
  • the calling to community
  • how new people bring and change who we are
  • how God's Holy Spirit guides and directs us in new callings and expands our ability to reach out and explore new ways to be the community of Christ together
Scriptures to ponder:
  1. Acts 10
  2. Acts 2
  3. Romans 12:1-8
Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed! Alleluia!
Sunday Worship
Fourth 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.
Weekly Readings:
Monday – Ezekiel 34:1-16
Tuesday – Ezekiel 34:23-31
Wednesday. – Matthew 20:17-28

Thursday – Jeremiah 23:1-8
Friday- 1 Peter 2:9-17
Saturday – Psalm 23
We thank our members for their faithful stewardship in support of our congregation and its mission within our community!
Week of Sunday, April 26
Weekly Offering: $2,619
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.
Table Grace Ministries Video Message of Thanks Update: Click here
This past week, Matt and Simone Weber have created and sent us a YouTube video thanking us for our past support and reporting on how things are going in the midst of COVID-19. This video includes a duet and a prayer at the end. I hope you'll tune in.
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 birthday information for them. Please send an email to with the info. Look for these celebration announcements to include anniversaries too.
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
Sheila Larson; 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 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 Bailee Shupp
18 Kenn Garder
19 Haley Martinez, Pam Todd
20 Nadine Rowen
21 Kailey Meyer
22 Matt Willard
23 Heather Christensen, Jason Shupp
25 Sam 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