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Contact: Nicole • [email protected] To see a full listing of volunteer opportunities, visit southwoodlutheran.org/give-back/mission

Prayers for Honduras and Youth Mission Teams

Strengthen and encourage the mission trip volunteers traveling to Honduras and Houton, Texas this summer through your prayers. Stop by Southwood Central to pick up a prayer card.

F Street Rec Center

Saturday, July 21 • 12:15–1:30pm Help serve a meal to children and youth at the F Street Rec Center. A great family activity! Sign up at Southwood Central or online at southwoodlutheran.ivolunteer.com

Matt Talbot Tuesday, July 24

Volunteers are needed to: ¾¾ Serve the evening meal at Matt Talbot (2121 N. 27th Street) ¾¾ Provide cookies or cleaned, wrapped potatoes for the meal Sign up at Southwood Central or online at southwoodlutheran.ivolunteer.com

Garden Harvesting

Picking lettuce, radishes and cauliflower from the Southwood Garden for the Food Bank of Lincoln. • Tuesdays at 7am • Thursdays at 7pm • Sundays at 12pm Please sign up at southwoodlutheran.ivolunteer.com or at the Mission Kiosk at Southwood Central.

Southwood Serves 10th Anniversary Saturday, October 6 • 8:30am

Join us for a morning of serving! Volunteer opportunities available to serve at Southwood and in the community of Lincoln! ``

Sign up will start on Wednesday, September 12


Southwood is embarking on a journey based on Deidra Riggs’ book, ONE–Unity in a Divided World. Books are available now and this fall, we’ll launch into a movement that challenges each of us to open our hearts. This is how change begins.

I am so excited for Southwood to begin this study! I pray our hearts will be open to honest conversation and the author’s challenge to us as the body of Christ.” —Denise Meyer, Ministry Advisory Board Chair Southwood staff recently held their own Small Group study on ONE. Here’s what some had to say:

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The One study was challenging. It motivated me to put myself into the shoes of another person who is different than me in an effort to better understand why they think and feel the way they do.” —Pastor Greg Here’s a learning from the book, One, that spoke to me: ‘When we let ourselves be manipulated by rhetoric that encourages us to keep our guard up and treat others with suspicion and fear…We diminish our ability to follow the teachings of Jesus, who called us to love even our enemies.’” —Pastor Michael

The author showed us how every person is valuable and created in God’s image, and how the Holy Spirit leads us to unity by opening us to our differences and teaching us to be for one another even when we disagree. It all starts with listening—to God and to one another.” —Pastor Karl-John

This is a great start to being the change we want to see in the world! The study prompted beautiful conversation and made me think differently.” —Jo Sheets, Director of Ministries

July 15, 2018

Healing Prayer Service Wednesday, July 25 • 7:30pm

Experience the comfort of music, prayer, reflection and hope. Come if you desire special prayers for healing physically, emotionally or relationally, or if you are grieving after a loss. Or, come to offer prayers for loved ones or for those unable to attend. Time will be provided to invite those who desire, to come up for anointing.

Sunday School and DELVE Registration Opens Online on Saturday, August 4 at 8am See inside Children panel for more details.

Christmas in July

A tank of gas or a few bags of groceries can make a big difference to a family struggling to make ends meet. Gift Tags are available on the tree in the narthex. Grab a tag and return it with a gift card in any amount. Donations will be distributed by Matt Talbot, Saratoga School, and Southwood’s Good Samaritian Fund. A box for returned tags and cards will be at Southwood Central through July 31.


southwoodlutheran.org Address: 4301 Wilderness Hills Blvd., Lincoln, NE 68516

Contact: Faye Koehn • [email protected]

Parent/Child Summer Workshops Faith Stepping Stones Acquire resources to help you raise your child in a Christ-centered home. Attend an age-specific workshop with your child this summer to keep faith alive. Childcare provided for siblings. Grandparents welcome! Please register for the student’s grade in the 2018–2019 school year. 3rd Grade

Bible: Old & New Testaments today & July 22 at 9:45am


Baptism Class

July 22 at 11am

Ten Commandments

July 29 at 9:45am


July 29 • 11am–1:30pm


August 5 at 9:45am

Lord’s Prayer

August 12 at 9:45am

My Church

August 12 at 11:00am

Family Devotions

August 26 at 9:45am

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1st Grade & Up 1 Grade st


4/5 Year Olds 3 Year Olds

The complete summer Faith Stepping Stones schedule and registration for all classes is online at southwoodlutheran.org/fss or at the Southwood Central Kiosks.

Sunday School and DELVE Registration Opens Online on Saturday, August 4 at 8am Registration exists to help keep class sizes small and learning enjoyable. To be as fair as possible, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis at southwoodlutheran.org.

Sunday School Registration is required. • 3 years old through 5th Grade: Classes begin Sunday, September 9 Class times are at 8:30, 9:45 or 11am

DELVE Registration is required. • 6th & 7th Grade: Classes begin Sunday, September 16 Class times are at 8:30, 9:45 or 11am • 8th Grade: Class begins Wednesday, September 12 6:15–6:45pm supper and 6:45–7:45pm class time

Contact: Pam Dinneen • [email protected]

Contact: Jo Sheets • [email protected]

Renewed Hope

Men’s Summer Choir

TODAY • 11am in the Group Room It can be an extremely difficult time as you are now facing a future that your spouse won’t be a part of. How can you begin again in a healthy way? Come prepared to share how you have taken baby steps toward finding that future.

QPR Training

What You Do Could Save a Life! Wednesday, October 10 • 6:15pm or Sunday, October 14 • 6pm Learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide and be ready to respond. QPR, like CPR, saves lives. You never know when you might need these skills! Register at southwoodlutheran.org/events

Ongoing Care Ministries

Held in the Group Room next to the Nursery `` Renewed Hope—today • 11am `` Prayer Shawl Blessing—July 25 • 6:30pm `` Prayer Shawl Ministry—August 1 & 15 • 6:30pm | August 9 • 10am

Caring 3 Tips for Everyday Summer Care Tips—Highlighting Our Library Resources Stop in the Group Room (next to the Nursery) to find additional resources available on these topics!


We all have disappointments in life that bring us down. Depression affects more than mood. Helping someone with depression can be a challenge, leaving you wondering what to do. Start with these tips: ff Listen—don’t try to talk them into ‘feeling better’; it’s not that simple. ff Believe what they say—Be someone they can trust without feeling judged. ff Encourage treatment—all too often people feel they should ‘get over it’ and don’t get help. Stay alert for warning signs of suicide and know how to respond if you see them. Source: https://mayocl.in/2L5eF9r

All men are invited to sing for this one-rehearsal summer choir. Rehearse July 18 • 8:30pm then sing for worship Sunday, July 22. Contact Denise at [email protected].

Sing & Serve Music Ministry Kick-off Event

Wednesday, August 22 • 6–8pm • Fellowship Hall Come celebrate how music connects us to our mission to be Christ in the world! We will gather to sing songs about feeding the hungry and then pack food for Chapter 25—a ministry that shares food with the hungry around the world. We will close with a time of fellowship. Families including children of all ages are welcome! Register at southwoodlutheran.ivolunteer.com/choirch25 Contact: Denise • [email protected].

Summer Reading: ONE

This fall, Southwood is excited to take you on a journey through ONE—Unity in a Divided World by Deidra Riggs. This is not just a Small Group study— it’s a movement that changes how we think, how we act and how we love others well. `` Pick up a ONE book to read over the summer. Cost $10 available at Southwood Central `` Mark September 16 on your calendar as we kick off this lifechanging journey. Hear Deidra preach on Sunday morning and gather at the ONE Festival from 5–7pm for a meal and fun family activities!

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Serving Opportunity

1st & 3rd Wednesdays, beginning September 5 • 8:45–11:15am Help nurture a child while moms spend time nurturing themselves. Serve just a couple of hours, twice a month, providing childcare during MOPS meetings. Contact Jessica at [email protected].

Visit southwoodlutheran.org for a complete listing of events and registrations.