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Fantastic Serving Opportunities available now

Take Away Hunger packaging event will be held on Sunday, August 27 at 9:15, 10:15, and 11:15 amYou can sign up at the gathering space table today or online anytime at (Take Away Hunger Event August 2017). We are encouraging people to invite friends and family to participate, and we’ll add more time slots if needed. We will be packing the rice & beans meal this time, which will be sent to the Crisis Center in Iowa City. If you have any questions, please contact Jill Hansen at

LCR will be holding a church-wide Operation Christmas Child Event in November. Please consider doing some Back-to-School shopping for children in need throughout the world. We include basic school supplies in our boxes and are asking for the following donations: Crayons, Colored Pencils, Regular Pencils, Pens, Pencil Sharpeners (always need lots of these), Solar-Powered Calculators, Small Notebooks, Coloring Books, Markers (narrow and broad tip), Metric Rulers, Small Drawstring Bags, Erasers, Pencil Cases (soft-sided or small plastic case), T-shirts (in all sizes – many are on clearance now). There will be a tub in the Gathering Space near the registration table for the items. Thank you!

Youth Volunteer Training Event – Sunday, September 17 at 3:00 pm

The Youth staff at LCR is holding a training event for all Sunday School, Wednesday Night Live, Confirmation, and EDGE volunteers along with our nursery staff. We will gather all together at the beginning of the afternoon for a time to “cast vision” for the important role that you have as volunteers as you share about the love of Jesus and come alongside our youth of all ages on the journey of discipleship.  We will discuss the five love languages of children in order to better connect with our children and youth as we serve. Then each group will break off for individual training specific to your volunteer area and will look ahead to the coming year. This event is for ALL volunteers working with youth and children. We look forward to teaming with you for the upcoming ministry year! If you are interested in learning more about love languages before the event, we recommend the book The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell, M.D.

August 2017 CrossTalk & Calendar

In this month’s CrossTalk you will find photos from the Youth Mission Trip, Elementary Day Camp, and the Golf Fundraiser for Mission of Hope. In addition, there is information about Resurrection’s new intern, Alyssa Weaver; our worship themes for August; Stephen Ministry (and other serving opportunities); and a peek ahead to our Sunday morning Adult Ed offerings in the year ahead.

August 2017 CrossTalk

August 2017 Calendar of Events

Marion Cares Back-to-School Backpack Drive

Would you like to help a Linn-Mar or Marion Independent student start the school year off right? You can do this by picking up a backpack and BLUE supply list at the church, purchasing the requested supplies, and returning the filled backpack to the church by Sunday, July 30th. Call or text Marion Cares at 319.377.5344 if you have any questions.

Nursery Staff needed 

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection is hiring adult staff to serve in the nursery on Sunday mornings. These are paid positions ($18.75 per hour). If you are interested or know of a caring and qualified person to recommend the position to, please contact Evelyn Beck, and she will give you more information:

July 2017 CrossTalk & Calendar

Resurrection has several exciting events you won’t want to miss in July: the Malawi Mission Trip Presentation, Outdoor Worship & Potluck, Elementary Day Camp, a Farewell Reception, our annual summer Golf Outing, and the Pinicon Ridge Canoe Trip & Cookout. Please take note of all the relevant dates and invite your neighbors and friends to one or more of these events!  In addition, there a many photos from Preschool/Kindergarten Vacation Bible School and Camp Chisomo in Malawi.

July 2017 CrossTalk

July 2017 Calendar of Events

Resurrection Golf Fundraiser for Mission of Hope/Crossroads

Sunday, July 23

2017 Resurrection Golf Fundraiser for Mission of Hope/Crossroads

Sponsored by Lutheran Church of the Resurrection 

Sunday, July 23, starting at 1:00 pm at Hunters Ridge Golf Course in Marion

The cost per player for this event is $45, which includes 18 Holes of Golf, Cart Rental, Range Balls, and the Burger & Awards Banquet afterwards.

In addition, there will be:

** Clubhouse Gift Certificates for flight winners

** Prizes for 6 Flag Events (sponsored by Marion Hy-Vee Meat Dept.)

** You can purchase $1 Mulligan tickets to enter for “Golf-Give-Away” prizes

You must sign up by Thursday July 20th

Sign-up sheet is on the church entryway bulletin board or you can call the church office

You can sign up as a team OR individually & we will put you in a foursome.

EWALU Day Camp

Elementary Day Camp 

for 1st-5th graders will be JULY 10-14, 2017

2017 Day Camp Registration – Please fill out thoroughly and return to the church office as soon as possible.

Water is something we use every day, but we often take it for granted. We need water to live. This summer, campers will explore water as one symbol of Christian spiritual life. Day camp kids will dive into Bible stories that shower them with awareness of God’s love for them – especially the life-giving grace God gives us through Jesus Christ. Campers at Ewalu experience and celebrate God’s grace in ways that have a lasting effect on character, empathy, and faith.

Daily Themes

Monday – From the Deep – Goodness and Gift
Tuesday – In the River – Birth and Belonging
Wednesday – At the Well – Enough for Everyone
Thursday – In the Pool – Seeing and Being the Light
Friday – By Still Waters – Resting in God

May 2017 CrossTalk & Calendar

In this month’s newsletter you will find a preview of our May sermon series, “The Power of Purpose.” In addition, there are highlights of the recent VRG surveys of our congregation and the community, dates for Confirmation Worship and Wednesday evening year-end parties, Easter Egg Hunt photos, and big news from Wee Wisdom!

May 2017 CrossTalk

May 2017 Calendar of Events

Bright Sunday

Sunday, April 23rd is BRIGHT SUNDAY. Wear your most vivid clothes – we are celebrating Jesus’ resurrection and God’s triumph of life over death!

Camp EWALU Volunteer Work Weekend

CAMP EWALU Volunteer Work Weekend

Friday, April 28 – Saturday, April 29 

You are invited to a FREE weekend of service, fun, food, and fellowship  at Camp Ewalu!

Join other volunteers, families, and church  groups to help us get ready for the summer camping season. The event runs from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon. Lodging and meals are provided free of charge. You are welcome to stay for all or part of the time.  All are welcome to join in the weekend: youth groups, church groups, families, and friends.

Volunteers are a big part of what keeps Camp Ewalu running and looking great. We are very thankful for all the people who faithfully come to this “place apart” to serve, share, and grow in faith in God. We hope to see you here!

Please RSVP by April 21 if interested so we can arrange lodging, meals, and projects.  

Phone: 563-933-4700 / Email: 

Volunteer  Work Weekend


6:00 pm Arrivals

7:00 pm Welcome, Games

8:00 pm  Campfire, Cookout Songs, & Skits


8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am Work Projects

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Work Projects

4:00 pm Games, snacks

5:30 pm  Dinner & Departure


  • Wood splitting
  • Firewood cutting
  • Chipping brush piles
  • Wood construction projects
  • Fire ring clean-up
  • Planting flower beds
  • Gardening at the farm
  • Preparing program areas for summer camp
  • Trail maintenance
  • Spreading mulch on Ropes Course trails
  • Washing windows
  • Cabin cleanup

We hope to see you at Camp Ewalu!