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


Thursday, October 27 • 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Saratoga School Volunteers are needed to make this a special event for the children of Saratoga. Bring your decorated car trunk and candy. Sign up at Southwood Central!



Families are welcome to participate in the Trunk-r-Treat! Pizza Fundraiser will be in the school cafeteria for new playground equipment. $2.50 for two pieces of pizza!

TRANSFORMED Emotional Transformation

QPR Training

Emotional health is a key component to our overall health. There are many things that contribute to our emotional health, and it’s important to discover and recognize what makes each of us emotionally healthy. Here are a few tips that help me.

ff Sun., Nov. 6 • 12–2:30 p.m. ff Tue., Nov. 15 • 6–8:30 p.m.


Attitude-be positive and look for the best in others-you get what you aim for.


Focus on other’s needs and not your own; in serving, we are served and emotionally strengthened. I find God’s rewards to be great when we serve others, and even more rewarding when we serve with our family or friends.


Find someone with whom you can laugh and with whom you can cry. Humor is great medicine for the soul. Any of you that know my husband, Larry, know that we have had many laughs together in our 32 years of marriage. We are also able to cry together, over joys and losses, mission trips and faith journeys. I am also surrounded by amazing faith mentors and friends who share my laughter and tears. It’s important to have these people in your life.

Mourning Hope

Volunteer to provide snacks for group meetings. • Mondays, September 12–November 21 Items can be delivered to Southwood by noon on Sunday, or to Mourning Hope between 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. on Monday. • Tuesdays, October 18–December 20 Items can be delivered to Southwood by 5pm on Mondays or 1:00–5:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Mourning Hope. Sign-up at Southwood Central or online at southwoodlutheran.


Recognize how you process your feelings. I, like most women, process by words. I recognize that my partner processes differently. When I know I will be too wordy for Larry, I process my feelings with one of my girlfriends. Find that person in your life to help you process.


Find a hobby that brings you peace and de-stresses you. As Michelle Smith said last week, mine is being outdoors. I can be mowing my lawn, working in my garden, or even shoveling snow, and my mind always turns to God and his beauty. It is important to get away from the clutter of communication and spend time with God in His great outdoors.

Food Box Program

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 [email protected] to be added to the schedule.

Ongoing Community Missions

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—October 25 • Neighborhood Food Distribution—October 4 • Piecemakers—October 20 • Southwood Food Distribution in Palmyra—October 8

October 9, 2016


Pray. I have conversations with God all day long. Some more formal prayers or devotions, but most of it just conversation with my very best friend. Pray, pray, pray.

Emotional Health is a constant learning process. With different events, new skills are needed. But, surrounded by the right people in your life, learning how to “do life” together brings great joy.

—Lori Buchmann

Question–Persuade–Refer What You Do Could Save a Life!

The QPR Institute has developed a three step process for helping a person who displays warning signs of suicide. Recognizing warning signs and being ready to respond is crucial. QPR, like CPR, saves lives. Attend this QPR session to learn the process. You never know when you might need these skills! Register at • Events

Healing Prayer Service Wednesday, October 19 • 7:30 p.m. This service is for those who desire special prayers for healing physically, emotionally, or relationally, and those who are grieving or those who are praying for others. This service will offer a time of music, prayer, reflection and hope. Time will be provided to invite those who desire, to come up for anointing. If your loved one is unable to attend, you are welcome to offer prayers for them.

Jazz Sunday • October 23 Invite a friend and join us for Jazz Worship at 8:30, 9:45 and 11:00 a.m. services featuring John Helgen and the Jazz Band from Roseville, Minnesota. 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]

Contact: Jo Sheets • [email protected]

Music Opportunities

Understanding Your Grief

Southwood Seniors

This series provides an opportunity for a small group of people to share their experiences, learn healthy ways to cope, and feel the support of others who are also grieving. Discussion will be based on the book, “Understanding Your Grief—Ten Essential Touchstones for finding Hope and Healing Your Heart.” Group runs from 6:30–8:00 p.m. for six weeks. Contact Pam Dinneen • [email protected] for details.

Join Southwood

 Children’s Christmas CD Project All 3rd–5th graders are welcome to participate in rehearsals and recording of the 2016 Southwood Christmas CD. »» Rehearsal: today at 11:00 a.m. Recording #1: today 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.  Children’s Music Workshop For ages 4–6, led by Deb White. »» Monday, October 17 • 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Register at or at Southwood Central. Contact: Denise Makinson, Director of Music Ministry [email protected] or 402.423.5511

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 continue our study on Transformed and focus on Mental Health. Meal provided. Bring a friend!

Mondays, November 7–December 12 • 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Ongoing Care Ministries

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

Caring 3 Tips for Everyday


Emotional Transformation Feelings aren’t right or wrong, they just are and they are all normal. God gave us many different emotions to experience this life to the fullest. Use these tips to support the emotional health of those around you: ff Share funny things that happen in the day during family meal time and laugh together! ff Companion someone going through a difficult time by listening and allowing them to express all emotions without judgement. ff Teach labels for feelings. Young children express their emotions through their behaviors. Teach words for feelings and help them learn things to do when they are overwhelmed that are helpful and safe.

October 12 • 12:00–2:00 p.m. • Program: Music is one of the most beautiful ways we worship God. It soothes the soul and touches us like nothing else. Understanding Southwood’s music ministry enriches our worship experience even more. Denise Makinson. • Lunch: Sub sandwiches and fruit, bring dessert to share • Bible Study with Pastor Karl-John Register at

How do you become a member of Southwood? What is the difference between attending Sunday worship and actually being a member? Join us for these two workshops required for membership.

1. Discover Southwood Sunday, November 6 • 8:30 a.m. Led by Senior Pastor Greg Olson, you will hear our values and beliefs as a church and meet other people who are visiting Southwood.

2. Connect at Southwood Sunday, December 4 • 8:30 a.m.

(or by appointment, for individual guidance) Register at or at Southwood Central.

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.

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

Visit for a complete listing of events and registrations.