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May 31, 2020 Weekly Announcements
MISSION STATEMENT : Celebrating and sharing God’s love in a welcoming community of faith, while serving others.
What's New
You're invited to participate in our
Pentecost Pantry Packing Party!
Sunday, May 31st, 10-Noon

May 31st is Pentecost, the day the Holy Spirit showed up in a mighty way after Jesus ascended into heaven, and the Christian Church started to proclaim this good news to all people. So in the same Spirit, we're having a Pentecost Pantry Packing Party on Sunday, May 31st from 10-Noon. We invite you to participate by driving through between 10-Noon to drop off items we can donate to the Holy Cross Food Pantry and also items needed for our next Loads of Love event. You can just put these items in your trunk, stop in front of a masked and gloved person, pop your trunk and they will get the goods from your trunk. (There will also be a large donation bucket, if you wish to make a cash/check donation to purchase the goods needed instead of bringing supplies.) Pastor Becky and others will be onsite to greet you as you stop by. May the Spirit blow mightily as we respond to those in need.

Supplies for Holy Cross Pantry : Canned Fruit, Cookies, Juice, Pasta, Ketchup, Jelly, Salad Dressing, Cereal, and Household Cleaners
Supplies for Loads of Love : Paper Towels, Shampoo and Conditioner, bar soap, and Laundry Soap (also toilet paper, toothpaste and toothbrushes, but have a healthy supply of these this time around)
COVID-19 Update
We are NOT returning to in-person worship yet. The council has decided that we will not return to worship until we have reached "Phase 2", which mean the following have to be in place before we will even consider re-opening for worship:
-We must see a decline in new cases for at least 14 days.
-There is rapid diagnostic testing capacity is sufficient to test people
-Health care system is able to safely care for all patients & has enough PPE for health
care workers.
        -There is sufficient public health capacity to conduct contact tracing for all new cases
and their close contacts.
         -CDC guidelines, approve of gatherings of at least up to 50 people
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.
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
All are welcome. Hope to see many of you there!
Worship
Today we celebrate Pentecost!
The coming of the Holy Spirit, 50 days after the resurrection.
The color of the day is RED!

Our Sunday Worship
Day of Pentecost: https://youtu.be/8IbjMX9m3kY
Access worship videos from one of these locations:

Bonus Sermon for Pentecost
By Nebraska Synod's Bishop, Brian Maas.
(Please note, this was recorded over a week ago, with you in mind): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHpFW-Z2vVE
Weekly Readings:
Mon. – Joel 2:18-29
Tues. – Ezekiel 39:7-8, 21-29
Wed. – John 7:37-39

Thurs. – Numbers 11:24-30
Fri. – Romans 8:14-27
Sat. – Psalm 104:1-9, 24-35
Sunday School and Bible Study Opportunities
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!

A special thanks to the Rundman Family and Sparkhouse for providing this resource.
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 : $2401.00
This amount is a combination of Electronic Simply Giving, GivePlus+ and Sunday donations (Weekly offering of $6,927 needed to meet budgeted expenses)
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 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
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); 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 coronavirus.
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 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.
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
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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