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June 2018 CrossTalk & Calendar of Events

June 2018 CrossTalk

June 2018 Calendar

Feeding Lunches to Youth (FLY) 2018

Feeding Lunches to Youth (FLY)

FLY serves sack lunches to local students every weekday throughout the summer months. The lunches are prepared and delivered each day out of the First United Methodist by volunteers. In 2018, Resurrection will take part in the summer meal program on Mondays from June 4th to August 20th. Please sign up on or by emailing Individuals and families are welcome to serve through FLY.

Confirmation Worship – Sunday, MAY 20

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 11:00 am

We worship and celebrate alongside our 8th grade students on Sunday, May 20th at 11:00 am. At Confirmation Worship, students confess their faith, affirm their Baptism, encourage us with their Faith Statements and chosen Bible verses, and share their sense of call from Jesus through their Mission Statements.

Confirmation Worship

We worship and celebrate alongside our 8th grade students on Sunday, May 20th at 11:00 am. At Confirmation Worship, students confess their faith, affirm their Baptism, encourage us with their Faith Statements and chosen Bible verses, and share their sense of call from Jesus through their Mission Statements.


May 2018 CrossTalk & Calendar

May 2018 CrossTalk

May 2018 Calendar of Events


April 2018 CrossTalk & Calendar

April 2018 CrossTalk

April 2018 Calendar of Events

Holy Week & Easter Worship 2018

Our Holy Week observance will begin on Palm Sunday, March 25; move through the dramatic events of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday; and then culminate on Easter Sunday, April 1 with the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Maundy Thursday (March 29) and Good Friday (March 30) services are at 7 pm. Our 4th graders will celebrate their first communion at the Maundy Thursday service. Easter Sunday worship is at 8:15, 9:45, and 11 with holy communion at all services.

The EDGE high school youth will serve an Easter Breakfast from 7:30-11:00 am, with the proceeds going to support their summer mission trip to Houston, TX to help out those recovering from Hurricane Harvey.

Ash Wednesday & Lent Worship @ LCR

Ash WednesdayFebruary 14 at 6 & 7 pm. We will hear those familiar words as we kneel at the rail: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” The season of Lent begins with a solemn call to fasting and repentance from Jesus in Matthew 6 as we begin our journey toward the cross. The sign of ashes on our forehead suggests our human mortality. With the cross on our brow, we long for the spiritual renewal that flows from the Easter feast to come.

Lent Worship begins on Wednesday, February 21 at 6 & 7 pm. We will be using Holden Evening Prayer as our liturgy. Our worship theme will be “Members in Mission: Following Jesus into the World,” featuring stories from members who have found meaning and purpose in volunteering with our mission partners. Your purple Lenten envelope offerings will be given to mission partners such as: Matthew 25, Mission of Hope, and Lutheran Services in Iowa.

Lent Devotionals are now available online for both ADULTS and FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN. We will have print-outs at the church for those who do not have computer access.

Churches of Marion Food Pantry “Reverse Lent” Giving Project During Lent, you can pick up a Lent Reading Plan at the church with key verses and suggested food donations for the Pantry. Each day you will be able to read an inspiring verse of scripture, and then set aside (or purchase) a donation for the Pantry. Please bring your donations to the church and put them in the bin marked “Reverse Lent Project.” Contact Cari Redondo through the church office if you have questions about this giving project.

Lenten Suppers – Thanks to the following groups who will serve our Wednesday Lenten suppers from 5:15-6:30 pm:

February 14 – EDGE, potato bar

February 21 – Wednesday Night Live, taco bar

February 28 –  Confirmation small group, tba

March 7 – EDGE, tba

March 14 – staff, pizza

March 21- Wee Wisdom, meatball subs

Your freewill offerings at these suppers help support mission efforts by our groups, such as the EDGE mission trip  this summer to Houston, TX; Wednesday Night Live’s shopping trip to benefit the Crossroads Mission Food Pantry; and Wee Wisdom’s gift to Heifer International.

Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection will be held on Sunday, February 4 at 12:15 in the worship room. In addition to other items, the agenda includes:

  • Reports on LCR’s ministries
  • Elections for Council, Trust Fund, Auditing, and Nominating Committees
  • Approval of the 2018 budget

Copies of the annual report will be available for your review one week in advance on Sunday, January 28th. A budget preview forum will be held on the 28th at 9:45 in the office.

Serving in Marion 2018






Marion Cares has a number of great local volunteer opportunities to give of yourself in 2018 through Marion Cares. These kids need YOU – to listen, to play games, to support, to color with, to talk to, to read with, to spend time with.

We are currently providing opportunities for kids to have positive activities outside of school and home. This helps them engage in new relationships and be exposed to new experiences that can give them tools for a growth mindset. We have Team Time activities for everyone, and Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts for both the younger and the older children. We are at Marion Village on Mondays, Squaw Creek on Tuesdays, and at the Marion Library on Thursdays.

Will you give some of your time to the children of Marion Cares?

Please contact LCR representative Jen Christopherson at if you are willing to serve the children of our community. Volunteering as a family is welcome, too!







Churches of Marion Food Pantry, located near the downtown Marion Presbyterian Church, is looking for help. The pantry currently serves from 60-100+ local families every week and is completely staffed by volunteers, so many hands are needed to help our families in the community.

 Will you help at the Marion Food Pantry?

Training is provided for all tasks. If you are interested, please contact Cari Redondo at Please note that scheduling & coordination for these positions is done by e-mail.

Stocking shelves at the food pantry

– Tue and/or Thu mornings, approx. 9:00-10:30 am.

Checking in donations

– Tue and/or Thu mornings, approx. 9:00-10:30 am.

Vacuum & clean windows

– Weekly, 1 hour or less. Help keep the Pantry tidy.

Recycle cardboard

– Twice a week (Tue/Thu). Pick up cardboard for recycling.

 For the jobs below, you must be able to lift boxes/cases/crates of food, etc.

If you have vehicle that will hold large loads, that would be helpful, too.

Shop for food at Marion Aldi

– Once a month for 2 hours.

Shop for food at Sam’s Club

– Once a month for 2 hours.

Pick up supplies at Marion Hy-Vee

– Backup to our current weekly helpers; 1 hour or less.

Pick up supplies at Dollar Tree (NE Cedar Rapids)

– Once or twice a month for 1 hour or less.

Transport food boxes from storage to the Pantry

– As needed. Bring boxes of food from the Carnegie library building to the food pantry (2 blocks).