Life Notes

“Taste that the Lord is Good” – 1 Peter 2:3
Do you have a favorite restaurant? What about a favorite meal? Do you have a memory of dining and the company was perfect and the taste of the food was unmatched. Peter uses taste and food to bring a picture of contentment and delight in having Christ in our heart.

Peter goes back to David’s words, “Taste and see that the Lord is good,” Psalm 34:8, and adds since you know that wonderful taste, continue to dine on the food that gives life. Eating food for the soul, life giving spiritual food, gives growth in the most miraculous way. Are you ready to dine?

Question of the week: What remains of the Temple in Jerusalem where Jesus, Peter and the other disciples worshiped?

Answer: The only remaining part of the temple is the foundational wall that is now referred to as the “Wailing Wall.” The largest stone is 45’ long, 12’ high and 14’ wide. The stone is part of the foundation, found underground but accessible and visible from a tunnel.

Update on our LifeCenter
Word of Life held a congregation meeting on March 16 and approved a motion to begin construction of the LifeCenter, the new church facility. The motion directed the Lay Leadership Board to complete the financial and construction agreements under the guidelines given.

We pray and trust and know that God has led us and will continue to lead us as we go, serving Him. Our LifeCenter for Christ and Community Campaign Co-Leaders are R.O. Ouellette and Jason and Lynette Windhorst, Mike McHargue and Tom Hoegemeyer. Contact me, Pastor Larry at 402-641-3692 or for information on our prayer team and the vision we have in serving Him.

Easter Morning Prayer, Praise and Ground Breaking Service
Word of Life will celebrate Easter this year with an early morning, 8:30 a.m., Easter Prayer, Praise and Ground Breaking on April 20. A reception will be held at 9:45 a.m. at our present location. Our regular service will begin at 10:30 a.m. There will be no Sunday School or LifeGroups that day.

Excitement Rules at Word of Life
Word of Life Lutheran Church, based in northwest Lincoln, has approved construction of its first church building. The congregation will break ground for the new facility on Easter Sunday, April 20, at the wooded site north of Fletcher and 1st Street in northwest Lincoln. The new building is scheduled for completion in December 2014.

“We are excited and thankful,” said Rev. Larry Oetting, pastor of Word of Life. “This is a blessing that will help us share God’s love with all in our community.”

An auction fundraising event is planned for April 6. Details about this and other events can be found on the church’s website at