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Details and sign-up forms are available at Southwood Central. • Clinic with a Heart—October 18 & 20 • Gathering Place—October 10 & 20 • Chapter 25 (formerly Kids Against Hunger)—October 15 • Matt Talbot—September 27 & 30 • Neighborhood Food Distribution—October 4 • Piecemakers—October 6 & 20 • Southwood Food Distribution in Palmyra—October 8

What really resonated with me in this week’s study was the thought that we should take care of our bodies so we can serve God better in this world. I had never thought about it before, but yes, when I am feeling well physically, I am able to get much more done. Plus, my attitude is better, and I’m more likely to serve others instead of thinking about myself. So, on those mornings when I feel like skipping my workout and sleeping in, what a great motivator to think that I will be able to better serve God if I do my workout! So—off to boot camp!

—Lori Changstrom

Southwood Serves Saturday, October 8

Join people and families from Southwood by serving throughout the community of Lincoln. Registration for serving opportunities is open at or stop by the café today.

 Register by September 30


Ongoing Community Missions

The Physical Health section of Transformed has given me a whole new way to look at what I do to take care of my body. Yes, I had heard that “your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit” and that we should “honor God with our body.” But it was one of those things that I never really thought about.


Saturday, October 8 • 9:15–11:15 a.m. On the second Saturday of each month, Southwood volunteers deliver food boxes to Meals on Wheels clients. Delivery begins at 9:15 a.m. and takes less than 2 hours. Volunteers are scheduled once every 2 months. Interested? Contact Malissa at mpauling@ to be added to the schedule.

For me, being a numbers person, this was the perfect tool. I lost the desired weight and have kept it off. I love my early morning workouts, and I have much better portion control when I eat. (But hey— everything in moderation, right? I still enjoy pizza, beer, and sweets!)

The next session of Listen, Learn, Pray will be a time to review the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s statement on the Death Penalty. As Nebraskans prepare to vote on this issue, members have asked what the church believes. Join Dan Klaus, Attorney at Law, as well as President of Southwood’s Church Council on Monday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.


Deliver Food Boxes

Shortly after our trip, Becca (our daughter) showed me an app she had recently downloaded—MyFitnessPal. You can track everything you eat, and your exercise, and set goals for how much weight you want to lose each week, and what your desired weight is.

In an effort to grow in our understanding of some of the issues of our day, Southwood is hosting sessions called: Listen, Learn, Pray. These special sessions feature community leaders speaking about issues confronting our culture, city, country and the world. It will be a time to Listen, to Learn, and to Pray as we grow in our understanding of the complexities and injustices many face in this world.


Volunteers will go door-to-door collecting monetary donations. Walk as a pair or as a team on Sunday, October 9 between 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (must be completed by 4:30pm). Each person will be assigned a collection area. Flexible start time. Approximate time commitment is 2 hours. Register on the Southwood Serves sign-up page at

A few years ago, a picture that Don took of me on vacation showed me that I was really overweight. What an eye-opener! I had always exercised, but always ate too much.

Monday, October 3 • 7:00 p.m. • Fellowship Hall



Friendship Home: Safe Quarters Walk

I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit. 3 John 1:2 (nlt)




Registration for serving opportunities is open at or stop by the café today.  Register by September 30


Saturday, October 8


Southwood Serves


On the 4th Thursday of each month, Southwood will be helping to staff the Food Market from 2:30–4:30 p.m. Our next serving date is October 27. Sign-up at Southwood Central or online at

Listen, Learn, Pray


Physical Transformation

NEW! Northeast High School Food Market

September 25, 2016


Contact: Nicole • [email protected] To see a full listing of volunteer opportunities, visit

402.423.5511 • [email protected] Mailing: p.o. box 22767 • Lincoln, ne 68542 Physical: 4301 Wilderness Hills Blvd. Lincoln, ne 68516

Contact: Faye Koehn • [email protected]

Contact: Pam Dinneen • [email protected]

Faith Stepping Stone: Baptism Class


TODAY • 11:00 a.m. in the Meeting Room

Unwrap God’s gift of Holy Baptism at the Faith Stepping Stone Baptism Class. At Southwood, we ask that all parents who are having children baptized attend one of these classes.

Children’s Christmas CD Project All 3rd–5th graders are welcome to participate in rehearsals and recording of the 2016 Southwood Christmas CD. »» Rehearsals: Sundays, October 2 & 9 at 11:00 a.m. Recording #1: Sunday, October 9 at 12:15 p.m. »» Rehearsals: Sundays, October 23 & 30 at 11:00 a.m. Recording #2: Sunday, October 30 at 12:15 p.m. Register at or at Southwood Central. Contact: Denise • [email protected]

Contact: Drew Jagadich • [email protected]

DELVE (Confirmation) • 6th–8th grade • 6th & 7th Grade: in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45 and 11:00 a.m. today and Sundays, October 2, 9, 16 & 23 • 8 Grade: in the Fellowship Hall at 6:15–7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, September 28 and October 5, 12, 19 & 26 th

 Life and Lattes: School Schedule Tuesdays • 3:00–5:00 p.m. at Southwood. Come enjoy a coffee beverage, games, and fun!  Youth Group tonight • 6:00–8:00 p.m. We will begin our study on Transformed and focus on the topic of Spiritual Health. Meal provided. Bring a friend.

Sunday, October 2 • 11:00 a.m. in the Group Room

Do you have questions about your grief: Is this normal? Are you hurting? Exhausted? Overwhelmed? Do you wonder how you can possibly go on? Maybe you feel this way, but you pretend you’re okay. Be assured these are common responses to grief. Attend this GriefShare session to discuss what typical grief is and how turning to God will help, even when you wonder if God is really here. All are welcome!

Serve through Your Prayers!

The Prayer Chain is a vital part of Southwood’s Care Ministry and a significant way to serve through your prayers. Prayer requests are emailed to Prayer Chain members by 5:00 p.m. each day. Contact Mary at [email protected] or call the office at 402.423.5511, to receive a training packet to complete at home

Ongoing Care Ministries

Held in the Group Room next to the Nursery `` GriefShare—October 2 • 11:00 a.m. `` Prayer Shawl Ministry October 5 & 19 • 6:30 p.m. | October 13 • 10:00 a.m. `` Renewed Hope— October 16 • 11:00 a.m.

Caring 3 Tips for Everyday


Physical Transformation God wants us to take care of our bodies because He lives in us and has important work to do through us. Often, our goals are achieved more easily when they are worked on together. Try these tips to support yourself and someone else in their physical transformation. ff Form a walking group at work and walk during your lunch break. ff Be someone’s encourager as they strive to meet their physical transformation goals. ff Share recipes of your favorite foods that you’ve transformed into an even healthier version.

NOTE: CareNotes will change out weekly to correspond with the Transformed topic of the week. Check them out!

Contact: Jo Sheets • [email protected]

TRANSFORMED Transformed by Rick Warren—a churchwide campaign to get healthy together!

It’s not too late!

The following six onsite times have started, but there’s room to join in and be transformed! `` Sundays at 8:30 am—nursery & donut holes available `` Wednesdays at noon with a pastor—bring a sack lunch `` Thursdays at 6:00 am—Men’s Group `` Thursdays at 6:30 am—Women’s Group `` Thursdays at 6:00 pm—with a meal and childcare `` Saturdays at 7:30 am—Men’s Breakfast  Workbooks available at Southwood Central for $15.

Women’s Chorus

»» Rehearse Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. »» Sing for Worship Sunday, October 2 at 8:30, 9:45 & 11:00 a.m. Denise Makinson, Director of Worship/Music [email protected]

Volunteer/Serving Opportunities Explore our NEW interactive serving opportunities finder. Visit and click on SERVE to get connected.  Currently in need of Ushers and Café Hosts at 9:45 and 11:00 a.m. Contact Michelle Smith at [email protected] for more details.

Visit for a complete listing of events and registrations.