CommUNITY in COVID-19

God’s Presence–the Certainty We Can Count On

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Through this time of COVID-19, we can have certainty that God is present during this healthcare crisis.  I see His presence every day in my daily work.  Currently, I work in Bryan Health’s COVID-19 Drive Thru & Mobile Testing Unit.  Many people who present to our...

How a Pandemic Was a Catalyst for Serving

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Moving to Lincoln for graduate school three years ago to study statistics, I church hopped for a semester before stumbling upon Southwood Lutheran on Google Maps. I became a regular at morning worship services after visiting one Sunday. A few months later, I began my slow progression...

2020 High School Senior Reflection 

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By Bridger Smith Southwood Lutheran has played a very important role in my life. I have been a member as long as I can remember, and I plan on staying a member after I graduate, whenever that may officially happen.  There is a lot of uncertainty in the world now, and it is...

Peace Be with You

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Dear friend,  I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ who is risen from the dead. That is our hope as he risen with victory we are living with him. It is the complicated experience now with this pandemic COVID-19. Having this social distance, lock down issues, schools being...

Not Separated From the Love of God

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By Drew Jagadich, Youth Ministry Director At the center of youth ministry and the church are relationships—our relationship with God and our relationship with others. With physical distancing, we have adapted to new ways of maintaining relationships. I can't tell you the amount of Zoom...

Choosing to Stand in Hope

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The last time I had six weeks away from the working world was in the 7th grade. Even my maternity leaves clocked in at just 5 weeks each. So when COVID-19 required me to close the doors to my salon, my livelihood, for 6 weeks, INSANE entered my mind! I thought about crying, even forced a few...

Feeding my Faith and Not My Fears

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by Janine Franzen When Jo said the church was starting an online series of stories similar to those on the back of our blue bulletin inserts, I thought, “Oh, how I wish I could read one of those little blue inserts and just be able to be back in the church!” There have been so...