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July 3, 2016

Healing Prayer Service

Southwood Food Distribution in Palmyra

Saturday, July 9 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Help distribute food at the Palmyra Activity Center to people in the surrounding rural communities. Sign up at Southwood Central or online at

Kids Against Hunger

Monday, July 18 • 6:00–8:00 p.m. at Kids Against Hunger Great activity for the whole family! Assemble packages of food to feed hungry families around the world. Sign up at Southwood Central or

Gathering Place Summer Meals

Southwood is providing special BBQ meals for the Gathering Place this summer. Volunteer to help serve on Saturday, July 16 at 4:45 p.m. Sign up at Southwood Central or online at

Southwood Garden Harvesting beginning July 12 • Tuesdays at 7:00 a.m. • Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. • Sundays at 12:00 p.m. Please sign-up at Southwood Central or online at:

Ongoing Community Missions

Details and sign-up forms are available at Southwood Central. • Clinic with a Heart—July 19 & 21 • Gathering Place—July 11, 16 & 21 • Kids Against Hunger—July 18 • Matt Talbot—July 26 & 29 • Neighborhood Food Distribution—July 5 • Piecemakers—July 7, 14, 21 & 28 • Southwood Food Distribution in Palmyra—July 9

Above: Southwood-LaCeibita June Mission Team

Honduras Partnership Update Southwood’s Dental/Medical Honduras mission team in June, was the road test for new agreements in our partnership with LaCeibita. I am so happy to report that everything far exceeded expectations. Pastor Manolo and the leaders of his church have worked very hard to assure that visiting teams will be well supported. Renovations were made to an existing home to create a comfortable bunk house. Exceptional people prepared meals, translated, provided transportation and security and housekeeping. Leaders are learning English and spent all week with the team learning ways to facilitate teams of Americans and Hondurans working together. Partnerships are being developed with surrounding villages and churches so that the ministry of LaCeibita can be duplicated. God has done wonderful things in LaCeibita. It is exciting to think of what the future holds for the people of LaCeibita and Southwood as we continue our partnership.

—Malissa Pauling


for Tanzania & Honduras Mission Teams

Prayer Cards are available at Southwood Central for anyone who would like to pray for our teams traveling to Tanzania and Honduras this month. Take a card and pray for all the team members as they visit our sister churches.

Wednesday, July 20 • 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.

TRANSFORMED SAVE THE DATE Sunday, September 18 evening Details coming soon.

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]

Bring Faith into Your Home

If I Could Tell You One Last Thing

Young Adults Summer Book Study

Faith Stepping Stones classes provide parents useful tools to carry out their role as primary faith mentors to their children. Each class is carefully created to target specific ages. Parents attend with their children (childcare is provided for siblings). Please register for the student's grade in the 2016– 2017 school year. Registration for all classes is online at or at Southwood Central. 4th Grade PreK/K 1st Grade & Up Parents 2nd Grade 4/5 Year Olds 1st Grade 3 Year Olds Kindergarten 3rd Grade

Money Matters Communion Communion

July 10 at 9:45 a.m. July 17 at 9:45 a.m. July 24 from 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Baptism Class July 24 at 11:00 a.m. Ten Commandments July 31 at 9:45 a.m. My Church August 7 at 9:45 a.m. Serving August 7 at 11:00 a.m. Family Devotions August 14 at 9:45 a.m. Lord's Prayer August 14 at 11:00 a.m. Bible: Old Testament August 21 at 9:45 a.m. and New Testament August 28 at 9:45 a.m.

Contact: Drew Jagadich • [email protected]

High School Youth Life and Lattes

Summer Schedule Tuesdays 1:00–4:00 p.m. • July 12, 26 & August 2 in Drew and Grace’s office. Enjoy a coffee beverage, games, or share life with others.

Being able to express those words and share what is in your heart is very healing. As a community awareness project, Southwood, along with other churches, businesses and schools, have partnered with Mourning Hope Grief Center to fill these message boards. If you haven’t written your message yet, please stop by the group room today to do so.

Our board will join the other eleven community boards at the Rocketship Gallery on 10th & O Street. The exhibit opens on July 15th from 6:00–8:30 p.m. and will remain up until July 28. All are welcome!

Ongoing Care Ministries

Held in the Group Room next to the Nursery `` Grief Share—will not meet July–September. Resumes October 2 `` Prayer Shawl Ministry—July 6 & 20 • 6:30 p.m. | July 14 • 10:00 a.m. `` Second Sunday Support—July 10 • 9:30 a.m. `` Renewed Hope— July 17 • 11:00 a.m.

Caring 3 Tips for Every Day

PARENTING Part 1 of 5

Our lives are busy! Busyness can take over our lives and shove our values and beliefs into tiny spaces in our days and weeks. Here are some tips on how to develop family times around God’s word. ff Take time each day to pray together as a family. Encourage your children to make up their own prayers, helping them realize they are just having a conversation with God. Take turns, so all family members—including parents—gain comfort in praying aloud. ff Instead of reading a book before bedtime, retell one of your favorite Bible stories and share with them why it has been a favorite of yours over your lifetime. If you have a free night, as a fun activity make it into a skit and have your family act it out with props! ff Find a way to serve as a family that works for the ages of your children. Whether it’s a weekly or monthly opportunity, it is a way for you to model and serve together. Source: Ann Hibbard. Family Celebrations. (Wolgemuth & Hyatt Publishers, Inc., Brentwood, Tennessee, 1988)

Sundays this Summer • 12:00 p.m. Do you wish the Bible just made more sense? Young adults are invited to figure it out together this summer. Pastor Beth Ann will meet you in the downstairs café. Copies of Making Sense of Scripture and lunch will be provided. Join us when you can, and read when you can’t!

NEW! Book Study on Christian Theology

Tuesdays through August 23 • 7:00–8:00 p.m. Southwood Library In the valley of the dry bones, God asks Ezekiel, “Can these bones live?” God gives the answer, raising Jesus from death. A small, slender book—A Theology in Outline: Can These Bones Live?—journeys from question to answer, sharing basic Christian theology explained by the Rev. Dr. Robert W. Jenson, one of Lutheranism’s most consequential theologians. A group will gather, read this book aloud, and discuss it. Contact David Frye, the group’s leader, at 402.450.2072 or [email protected], with questions and to sign up.

Summer Evening Women’s Study

Thursdays through July 28 • 6:30–8:00 p.m. Sacred Secrets—a six-week Beth Moore study. Jesus wants to spend secret time with you in a relationship that’s unique to just you two. Join us on this journey, whether you can attend a few sessions or all. Register at events or at Southwood Central. Cost: $15

Mixed Summer Choirs

All are invited to sing for this one-rehearsal summer choir. Invite a friend! Rehearse July 13 • 7:30 p.m. then sing for worship July 17 at 8:30, 9:45 & 11:00 a.m. services. Have questions? Contact Denise at [email protected]

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