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A Busy Spring at Resurrection

Bright Sunday will be celebrated next Sunday, April 23, with a Dixieland Band. Remember to wear your brightest clothing in celebration of Jesus’ resurrection.

 

 

Press Towards the Mark is a new study that will begin this Thursday, April 20 at 7 pm. It explores how the disciplines and strategies used in athletic training can be applied for spiritual growth, too. Everyone is welcome to join us on 2nd & 4th Thursdays at Linda Erlandson’s home. Come on – get off the bench!

 

Biderman Scholarships (for graduating high school seniors) and Morrissey Nursing Scholarships (for any age) applications  are now available on the entryway bulletin board. They are due May 1, 2017.

Summer will be here soon & plans are underway for the two big events of the season: Preschool VBS (3-5 year olds) will be June 13-16; Day Camp (1st-5th grades) will be July 10-14. Registration will begin next week.

EWALU registration – Around 50 LCR youth and friends have signed up for camp at EWALU this summer. Brochures and information sheets can be found at the welcome center window. If you have scholarship questions, please contact jill@lcrmarion.org.

Giving Tree for Camp EWALU scholarships will be in the gathering space from April 23rd-30th. Please help a kid go to Christian bible camp this summer. It is an experience they will never forget!

 

 

Landscaping Spring Work Day has been scheduled for Saturday, April 22, beginning at 9 am. Please bring your own rakes in case there are not enough to go around. Thank you for helping Resurrection look beautiful!

 

Scrapbooking Event will be held on Saturday, April 22 from 9 am to 9 pm. Contact Donna Dennis or the church office if you want to get in on the fun.

Calling all Singers – The choir is doing a special music offering on Pentecost, Sunday, June 4. Pentecost is all about the Holy Spirit, so we’ll be singing some uplifting songs! We are looking for some more voices to join us.  Even if you’ve never sung in choir before, come and help us make a joyful noise. We will practice on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 pm. Contact Lyn A’Hearn or the church office with questions.

 

Take Survey Today & Palm Sunday Worship

GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK!

As part of the long range planning process, we have surveyed our members to assess our needs, wants, and passions (Where are we now? Where do we want to go?). As Christians, we all share the mission to reach out to others to share the gospel. This reaching out can be done in many ways such as helping those around us with their spiritual, physical, mental and emotional needs, wants and desires. As part of our seeking, we are reaching out to our neighbors and the community of Marion to determine how our needs, wants, and passions align with those of our local community. This information will be of great value to our planning team in helping to determine our path and the strategy to put this plan into action (How do we get there?). The community survey is one method we can use to assess the needs of our community and the community panel is another way that those needs can be discussed and explored.

Over the last few weeks we have been working with the Vernon Research Group to develop a customized survey that will collect the congregation’s preferences around the areas of Worship, Engagement, and Outreach. So far, 227 of you have taken the survey! You should have received an email from eford@vernonresearch.com that includes your individual link into the survey.

Sunday, April 9th, is the last day you can take the survey. Paper copies and tablet computers will be available in the gathering space today. Again, your responses will help us determine the congregation’s collective preferences.  Thank you so much for your help!


Palm Sunday, April 9 – Straddling Two Worlds

On this Palm Sunday, we hear in Matthew’s gospel that “they brought a donkey and a colt, and put their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them” as he entered Jerusalem. (Matthew 21:7). As Jesus somehow straddles two animals on his ride, he also straddles two worlds or kingdoms. Following Jesus means doing the same – living with a foot in both kingdoms. Our EDGE youth will lead worship at the 9:45 and 11:00 services today. Preacher: Pastor Dennis

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: property@ewalu.org 

Volunteer  Work Weekend

Friday      

6:00 pm Arrivals

7:00 pm Welcome, Games

8:00 pm  Campfire, Cookout Songs, & Skits

Saturday 

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

Projects:

  • 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!

We Want Your Opinion! VRG Survey available now

As part of the long range planning process, we have surveyed our members to assess our needs, wants, and passions (Where are we now? Where do we want to go?). As Christians, we all share the mission to reach out to others to share the gospel. This reaching out can be done in many ways such as helping those around us with their spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional needs, wants, and desires. As part of our seeking, we are reaching out to our neighbors and the community of Marion to determine how our needs, wants, and passions align with those of our local community. This information will be of great value to our planning team in helping to determine our path and the strategy to put this plan into action (How do we get there?). The community survey is one method we can use to assess the needs of our community and the community panel is another way that those needs can be discussed and explored.

Over the last few weeks we have been working with the Vernon Research Group to develop a second, more customized survey that will collect the congregation’s preferences around the areas of Worship, Engagement, and Outreach. So far, 227 of you have taken the survey! You should have received an email from eford@vernonresearch.com that includes your individual link into the survey. Each person 16 or older in your household whom we have an email contact for should have received an invitation.

Paper copies and tablet computers will be available in the gathering space on April 2nd and 9th. You may also take the survey by phone: call 319-364-7278, enter extension 7127. Again, your responses will help us determine the congregation’s collective preferences.

The Long Range Planning Team – Tatum Buse (chair), Larry Edwards, Kristi Hicks, Katie Kascel, Laura Lovseth, Ryan Phillips,  Dave Stadtmueller, Bob Wolter, Pastor Dennis & Pastor Miranda


Sunday, April 2 – Come Out!                                                                                                        

Today is our final message in our “Stories of Life-Change” sermon series before we head into Holy Week. During this series, we have been looking at powerful stories of lives being changed when encountering Jesus. Today, we hear the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. We learn of Jesus’ power over death. Jesus encounters a grieving community with compassion, love, and the power to transform even death into life. Preacher: Pastor Miranda

If you would like to order Easter lilies to beautify the worship room for our Easter services, please do so THIS WEEKEND! Our order must be turned in first thing on Monday morning. You are free to take your lily plant/s home with you after Easter worship services are over.

Give Us Your Feedback – Survey online now

Over the last few weeks we have been working with the Vernon Research Group to develop a second, more customized survey that will collect the congregation’s preferences around the areas of Worship, Engagement and Outreach. You should have received an email from eford@vernonresearch.com that includes your individual link into the survey. Only you should use your link. Each person 16 or older in your household whom we have an email contact for should have received his or her own invitation.

If you should need to stop while taking the survey, you can reuse the link to return to the spot you left off. If we don’t have an email for you, you can request a paper copy from the church office. Tablet computers will be available at church on April 2nd and 9th but you will need to access your email to open the survey. If you have any questions or problems taking the survey online, please email eford@vernonresearch.com.

Again, your responses will help us determine the congregation’s collective preferences which, in turn, will help us develop our ministry in ways that better meet your needs and desires.

The Long Range Planning Team – Tatum Buse (chair), Larry Edwards, Kristi Hicks, Katie Kascel, Laura Lovseth, Ryan Phillips,  Dave Stadtmueller, Bob Wolter, Pastor Dennis & Pastor Miranda


Sunday, March 26 – Light of the World

Today’s gospel from John 9 tells of Jesus restoring a blind man’s sight so he can move toward clear eyed discipleship. We too can move from darkness into the light of faith as we say with the blind man, ”Lord, I believe.” Preacher: Pastor Dennis

Easter Egg Hunt help needed!

 

We look forward to inviting friends and neighbors to join our LCR families for this event on Saturday, April 8 from 3:00-4:30 pm.

Planning is well underway and the anticipation is growing!  If you’d like to help, we would appreciate donations of egg cartons and bags of candy/trinkets that can fit into plastic Easter eggs. Donations can be placed in the large Easter Basket in the Gathering Space. We will also have a sign up for grapes and apple slices for our “Snack Station.” Volunteers for that day are also welcome! Please contact Shelly Beaver at the church or make a note on your welcome card.

A Light of Love & Planning Survey

February 19 & 22: A Light of Love

Our attempts to love our friends and even our enemies fall short of what God desires for us. In Jesus, we see one who loved even those who persecuted and killed him. We are made holy in baptism, and forgiven at the table of God’s mercy. As a people made holy by God, we go in peace to love as we have been loved and to forgive as we have been forgiven.  We will celebrate the baptisms of Peyton Gorres, Quinton Johnson, and Cavan Kaspryk at services this morning. Preacher: Pastor Miranda

 

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Resurrection members & friends…..

LCR has contracted with a consulting and resource development firm called Kairos and Associates to lead us through a process that will help lead us into the future as a congregation, assuring LCR has a clear vision for ministry impact, numerical and spiritual growth, and financial stability long-term.

The first step is to conduct a congregational survey called the Missional Assessment Profile (MAP), an online survey that takes about 10 minutes to complete. Taking the survey gives you a chance to anonymously register your, thoughts, feelings and perceptions of the church and will help us to collect and understand the range of views that exist in the congregation. The survey can be taken in the following ways:

  • Click on the link below
  • Copy and paste the link below into your browser
  • Hard copies can be picked up and returned to the church office during business hours. (Please note: the survey must be fully completed or we will not be able to register any of your responses.)

Other Important Information:

  • Every member 16 and older can participate, as well as non-members who actively participate in worship and other activities.
  • You can use the same link for more than one person in your family.
  • Once you start taking the survey online you must answer every question and complete it in one sitting.
  • All survey responses are anonymous.

MAP Survey

We hope that participating in the assessment will get you thinking about God’s plan for the future of LCR and help you celebrate the good things going on in our church today. Thank you for your willingness to invest in this important work!

Long Range Planning Survey

Resurrection members…..

LCR has contracted with a consulting and resource development firm called Kairos and Associates to lead us through a process that will help lead us into the future as a congregation, assuring LCR has a clear vision for ministry impact, numerical and spiritual growth, and financial stability long-term.

The first step is to conduct a congregational survey called the Missional Assessment Profile (MAP), an online survey that takes about 10 minutes to complete. Taking the survey gives you a chance to anonymously register your, thoughts, feelings and perceptions of the church and will help us to collect and understand the range of views that exist in the congregation. The survey can be taken in the following ways:

  • Click on the link below
  • Copy and paste the link below into your browser
  • Hard copies can be picked up and returned to the church office during business hours. (Please note: the survey must be fully completed or we will not be able to register any of your responses.)

Other Important Information:

  • Every member 16 and older can participate, as well as non-members who actively participate in worship and other activities.
  • You can use the same link for more than one person in your family.
  • Once you start taking the survey online you must answer every question and complete it in one sitting.
  • All survey responses are anonymous.

MAP Survey

We hope that participating in the assessment will get you thinking about God’s plan for the future of LCR and help you celebrate the good things going on in our church today. Thank you for your willingness to invest in this important work!

2017 Time & Talents

This month we ask each of you to think about the gifts – the special abilities – you have been given by God. What do you like to do? What are your interests? What do your friends and family members feel you do well? What are your passions? Answers to these questions will help you identify your gifts and abilities. We are asked to share our gifts with others…..

“Each one, as a good manager of God’s different gifts, must use for the good of others the special gift he/she has received from God.” – 1 Peter 4:10

Please read through the serving options in this year’s Time & Talent booklet and fill out and print the response form (page 11). You can return it to the church office by February 26th. You may also fill out a form at the church – print copies are available on a gathering space table and in the office.

 

Living In the Light & Planning Survey

February 12 & 15: Living in the Light

As Jesus addressed the crowd in the Sermon on the Mount, his words reveal a pattern of behavior that honors both God and the neighbor, resulting in life and health for the whole community. One way to bring health to our community is through volunteerism. We will welcome Kayla Paulson and Sue Driscoll from United Way to share unique ways you can volunteer outside of LCR in many partner ministries. This is also LCR’s annual Time and Talent Sunday, an opportunity for you to hear about opportunities to serve in and outside LCR. Preacher: Pastor Dennis


Resurrection members…..

LCR has contracted with a consulting and resource development firm called Kairos and Associates to lead us through a process that will help lead us into the future as a congregation, assuring LCR has a clear vision for ministry impact, numerical and spiritual growth, and financial stability long-term.

The first step is to conduct a congregational survey called the Missional Assessment Profile (MAP), an online survey that takes about 10 minutes to complete. Taking the survey gives you a chance to anonymously register your, thoughts, feelings and perceptions of the church and will help us to collect and understand the range of views that exist in the congregation. The survey can be taken in the following ways:

  • Click on the link below
  • Copy and paste the link below into your browser
  • Hard copies can be picked up and returned to the church office during business hours. (Please note: the survey must be fully completed or we will not be able to register any of your responses.)

Other Important Information:

  • Every member 16 and older can participate, as well as non-members who actively participate in worship and other activities.
  • You can use the same link for more than one person in your family.
  • Once you start taking the survey online you must answer every question and complete it in one sitting.
  • All survey responses are anonymous.

MAP Survey

We hope that participating in the assessment will get you thinking about God’s plan for the future of LCR and help you celebrate the good things going on in our church today. Thank you for your willingness to invest in this important work!