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Lutheran Church of the Resurrection E-news: June 25, 2017

Dear members and friends of LCR,

This Sunday, June 25, we will continue our  sermon series on Moses: the Reluctant Prophet. We’ll go on a video trip with Adam Hamilton to Egypt and visit the sites and stories of the showdown between Moses and Pharaoh, the ten plagues, the Passover, and the flight through the Reed Sea to freedom in the wilderness. Pastor Miranda will preach on this amazing story and look for connections to our daily lives.

Mark your calendars for the first two Sundays in July. On July 2 & 5, the Malawi Mission Trip group will share stories and video of their recent trip to Africa and how Camp Chisomo went this year. On July 9, we will have one service outdoors at 10:15, with a potluck to follow. More details can be found below.

There are other upcoming events and opportunities that we want to alert you to through this weekly e-note. Our website (www.lcrmarion.org) provide more details on each topic.

Pastor Dennis

WORSHIP

Our Pre-School / Kindergarten VBS was a great time of growing in faith! We’ll show a video of the kids and adults this Sunday in worship.

Our Malawi Mission Trip group left on June 3 and returned safely on June 22. Come and hear their stories on Sunday, July 2nd at both services (or on Wednesday, July 5 at 6 pm).

Outdoor Worship on July 9 This event will be held on Sunday, July 9 at 10:15 am, led by the With Faith & Evening Song worship teams, with additional music from the Galileans. If it’s raining, we will move it indoors. Bring your own lawn chairs, or you can sit in the fellowship hall and listen through the open windows. A potluck picnic will follow; bring a main dish, side dish, salad, or dessert to share, along with a non-perishable food item for Mission of Hope.

 GROW

Bible Campthe following campers who will be at EWALU this week: Brynn Larson (Mini Camp 3A); Ellenor Fredin, Aidan Johnson, Ainsley Johnson, Carie Johnson, Wes Lovseth, Grace Meier, Toby Soenen, Deklan Thoms (Mini Camp 3B); Owen Soenen (Trailblazers); Ellah Kolden (Native Americans); Emily Fredin, Ashlyn Hastings (Pioneers); Anika Loftsgard (Ranch Camp)

We give thanks and remember in our prayers our LCR members who are serving on staff at EWALU: Associate director – Jesse Klosterboer; Staff – Max Versteegh (Houseboat Coordinator), Will Versteegh (Night Camp Coordinator & Adventure Specialist), Jared Almandinger; Leaders In Training – Sophie Reider, Hal Versteegh, Delaney Akiens.

SERVE

Matthew 25 will host their Transform Week from  June 26 – 30. LCR has been asked by Matthew 25 to provide lunches for 60 workers on Wednesday, June 28. If you would be able to provide a dessert, bring it to the kitchen by 10 am on Wednesday. We will purchase sandwiches and other items for the workers. If you would like to help prepare and/or serve the meal, come to the kitchen at 10 to make sandwiches or meet us at the Matthew 25 offices (201 3rd Ave SW in Cedar Rapids) around 11:30.

FLY (Feeding Lunches to Youth) is looking for a few items to help offset costs for our meals this year. If you are able, please pick up some squeeze bottles of yellow mustard, mayo, and/or grape jelly and place them in the marked bin in the gathering space. Thank you for helping local kids have a good lunch each weekday this summer.

Summer Sidekicks will be needed for Marion Cares Summer program beginning June 12th. Adult and high school volunteers are welcome to help us Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays from 11 am to 1 pm. Contact information to sign up is on the entryway bulletin board, or email laura@marioncares.org. Save the date of Saturday, July 29th for the Marion Cares “Uplift Uptown” from 3-6 pm in Marion Square Park. This will be a “friend-raiser” with church bands, food, and testimonials from kids, parents, and staff on the ministry of Marion Cares.

CONNECT

Thrivent Night at the Ballpark will be held on Tuesday, June 27 at 6:35 pm. Discounted Kernels tickets are available for purchase here at the church for $6 each. Contact Wayne Mase at 377-3955. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Special Olympics to benefit our local athletes.

GIVE

Mission Envelope Gifts for May and June are going to the Community Free Health Clinic in Cedar Rapids. The medical clinic serves uninsured and underserved patients on a first-come, first-served basis, free of charge – no appointment needed. They also serve dental needs, eye care, and help with prescriptions. Their website – www.communityhfc.org – has wonderful ministry stories of how the Clinic makes a difference in the lives of people in need.

As summer begins, our support for youth ministry goes way up for EWALU camper scholarships, day camp expenses, and the high school mission trip. Your financial support over these months is critical in helping transform young lives through these experiences. As you head out on vacation, remember to support your church with your prayers and your offerings. Thanks to those who use Simply Giving to help us keep an steady cash flow through the summer months.

Resurrection E-news: June 18, 2017

Dear members and friends of LCR,

This Sunday, June 18, we will continue a six-week sermon series on Moses: the Reluctant Prophet. A highlight this week will be a video trip to Egypt and Mt. Sinai, narrated by Adam Hamilton. I will share some thoughts in the sermon on God’s call to Moses from the burning bush to lead his people out of slavery to freedom. Connections will be made to our lives through four questions: How do you deal with injustice in our day? What happens when the bottom falls out and you end up in a wilderness like Moses? Where is your holy ground? How can you respond to God’s call to do difficult things for this world?

A reminder that our summer worship schedule is Sundays at 8:15 & 10:15, and Wednesday nights at 6.

There are other upcoming events and opportunities that we want to alert you to through this weekly e-note. Our website (www.lcrmarion.org) provide more details on each topic.

See you on Sunday!

Pastor Dennis

 GROW

Pre-School / Kindergarten VBS was held this week at LCR. Thanks to Jill Hansen and all the adult volunteers who made it possible for the kids to grow in their faith!

EWALU Bible Camp begins their summer schedule this Sunday. We give thanks and remember in our prayers the following LCR members who are serving on staff at EWALU: Assistant director – Jesse Klosterboer; Staff – Max Versteegh (Houseboat Coordinator), Will Versteegh (Night Camp Coordinator & Adventure Specialist), Jared Almandinger; Leaders In Training: Sophie Reider, Hal Versteegh, Delaney Akiens. We also give thanks for the following campers who will be at EWALU this week: Evie Horn, Maddy Blandford (Ranch Mini-Camp 2A); Daxton MacTaggart, Story Smith (Junior Ranch Day Camp)

SERVE

Our Malawi Mission Trip group left on Saturday, June 3 and returns on June 20. They are serving in the village of Mpyupyu in Malawi. They are leading Camp Chisomo, where this team has been working since 2010. Camp Chisomo is a place where kids can be kids, where they can learn about God’s grace and the power it gives to live with dignity in the present and with hope for the future. The team is teaching biblical curriculum to local children, running group activities, and building continued relationships with members of the community. Please keep these young servants in your prayers: Jessi Heidelbauer, Adam Lau, Ally Edwards, Kayleigh Akiens, Aletheia Burritt, Melanie Phelan, Sydney Smith, Nora Read, Luke Sloterdyk, Ethan Schmidt, Jon Wisner, and Katie Kascel.

Matthew 25 will host their Transform Week from  June 26 – 30. LCR will provide lunches for 50 workers on Wednesday, June 28. If you would be able to help serve the meal, call the church office (377-4689) or email Marcia Edwards (marcia@lcrmarion.org). We will purchase sandwiches, chips, and drinks to go along with and donated desserts.

FLY (Feeding Lunches to Youth) is looking for a few items to help offset costs for our meals this year. If you are able, please pick up squeeze bottles of yellow mustard, mayo, and/or grape jelly and place them in the marked bin in the gathering space. Thank you for helping local kids have a good lunch each weekday this summer.

Summer Sidekicks are needed for Marion Cares Summer kids’ program. Adult and high school volunteers are welcome to help us Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays from 11 am to 1 pm. Contact information to sign up is on the entryway bulletin board, or email laura@marioncares.org. Save the date of Saturday, July 29th for the Marion Cares “Uplift Uptown” from 3-6 pm in Marion Square Park. This will be a “friend-raiser” with church bands, food, and testimonials from kids, parents, and staff on the ministry of Marion Cares.

CONNECT

Thrivent Night at the Ballpark will be held on Tuesday, June 27 at 6:35 pm. Discounted Kernels tickets are available for purchase here at the church for $6 each. Contact Wayne Mase at 377-3955. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Special Olympics to benefit our local athletes.

GIVE

Mission Envelope Gifts for May and June are going to the Community Free Health Clinic in Cedar Rapids. The medical clinic serves uninsured and underserved patients on a first-come, first-served basis, free of charge – no appointment needed. They also serve dental needs, eye care, and help with prescriptions. Their website – www.communityhfc.org – has wonderful ministry stories of how the Clinic makes a difference in the lives of people in need.

As summer begins, our support for youth ministry goes way up for EWALU camper scholarships, day camp expenses, and the high school mission trip. Your financial support over these months is critical in helping transform young lives through these experiences. As you head out on vacation, remember to support your church with your prayers and your offerings. Thanks to those who use Simply Giving to help us keep an steady cash flow through the summer months.

Outdoor Worship at LCR

Combined Outdoor Worship Service will be held on Sunday, July 9 at 10:15 am. Resurrection is holding a special festival of music, followed by a potluck. Worship will be led by the With Faith & Evening Song worship teams, with additional music from the Galileans. Bring your own lawn chairs; those who prefer not to sit outside are still welcome to listen from seats in the fellowship hall. For the potluck, please bring a main dish, side dish, salad, or dessert to share AND a non-perishable food item for Mission of Hope. Fellowship Time will be held at 9:15 as usual for those who wish to come and visit ahead of the outdoor service.

Ways you can help Outdoor Worship on July 9th: bring pop-up tents to provide shaded seating areas for the service; come about 8 am to help set up for the service. Mark on your welcome card if you can assist in either way, or contact the church office at 377-4689. Thank you!

First Light Worship will not be held on July 9th. It will resume at 8:15 am on July 16.

Resurrection E-news: June 11, 2017

Dear members and friends of LCR,

This Sunday, June 11, we will begin a six-week sermon series on Moses: the Reluctant Prophet. A highlight of each week will be a video trip to Egypt or Mt. Sinai, narrated by Adam Hamilton. Pastor Miranda will share some thoughts on the birth of Moses and the roles four courageous women played in the story.

Another big part of this Sunday’s worship and fellowship time is our recognition of Matt and Tammy Evans for their many years of service and leadership in worship and children’s ministry. We will recognize them at both services, and have a reception during the fellowship hour.

A reminder that our summer worship schedule is Sundays at 8:15 & 10:15, and Wednesday nights at 6.

There are other upcoming events and opportunities that we want to alert you to through this weekly e-note. Our website (www.lcrmarion.org) provide more details on each topic.

See you on Sunday!

Pastor Dennis

GROW

Pre-School / Kindergarten VBS will be held this week at LCR. We are looking for toilet paper or paper towel tubes, large metal coffee cans or juice cans, soup/fruit/vegetable metal cans, miscellaneous plastic lids and caps (milk caps, butter lids, cool whip lids, etc.) Please place items in the milk crate on the registration table in the Gathering Space.

EWALU Bible Camp begins their summer schedule this Sunday. We give thanks and remember in our prayers the following LCR members who are serving on staff at EWALU: Assistant director– Jesse Klosterboer; Staff– Max Versteegh (Houseboat Coordinator), Will Versteegh (Night Camp Coordinator & Adventure Specialist), Jared Almandinger; Leaders In Training: Sophie Reider, Hal Versteegh, Delaney Akiens. We also give thanks for the following campers who will be at EWALU this week:  Vedder MacTaggart, Emerson Fleming, Carter Fleming (Ranch Day Camp)

SERVE

Our Malawi Mission Trip group left on Saturday, June 3 and returns on June 22. They will  serve in the village of Mpyupyu in Malawi. They will lead Camp Chisomo, where this team has been working since 2010. Camp Chisomo is a place where kids can be kids, where they can learn about God’s grace and the power it gives to live with dignity in the present and with hope for the future. The team will be teaching biblical curriculum to local children, running group activities, and building continued relationships with members of the community.  Please keep these young servants in your prayers: Jessi Heidelbauer, Adam Lau, Ally Edwards, Kayleigh Akiens, Aletheia Burritt, Melanie Phelan, Sydney Smith, Nora Read, Luke Sloterdyk, Ethan Schmidt, Jon Wisner, and Katie Kascel

Matthew 25 will host their Transform Week from  June 26 – 30. LCR has been asked by Matthew 25 to provide lunches for 50 workers on Wednesday, June 28. If you would be able to provide a dessert or help serve the meal, call the church office (377-4689) or email Marcia Edwards (marcia@lcrmarion.org). We will purchase sandwiches and chips to go along with the desserts and drinks.

FLY (Feeding Lunches to Youth) is looking for a few items to help offset costs for our meals this year. If you are able, please pick up some peanut butter, juice boxes, and/or sandwich bags and place them in the marked bin in the gathering space. Thank you for helping local kids have a good lunch each weekday this summer.

Summer Sidekicks will be needed for Marion Cares Summer program beginning June 12th. Adult and high school volunteers are welcome to help us Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays from 11 am to 1 pm. Contact information to sign up is on the entryway bulletin board, or email laura@marioncares.org. Save the date of Saturday, July 29th for the Marion Cares “Uplift Uptown” from 3-6 pm in Marion Square Park. This will be a “friend-raiser” with church bands, food, and testimonials from kids, parents, and staff on the ministry of Marion Cares.

CONNECT

Thrivent Night at the Ballpark will be held on Tuesday, June 27 at 6:35 pm. Discounted Kernels tickets are available for purchase here at the church for $6 each. Contact Wayne Mase at 377-3955. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Special Olympics to benefit our local athletes.

GIVE

Mission Envelope Gifts for May and June are going to the Community Free Health Clinic in Cedar Rapids. The medical clinic serves uninsured and underserved patients on a first-come, first-served basis, free of charge – no appointment needed. They also serve dental needs, eye care, and help with prescriptions. Their website – https://www.communityhfc.org/ – has wonderful ministry stories of how the Clinic makes a difference in the lives of people in need.

As summer begins, our support for youth ministry goes way up for EWALU camper scholarships, day camp expenses, and the high school mission trip. Your financial support over these months is critical in helping transform young lives through these experiences. As you head out on vacation, remember to support your church with your prayers and your offerings. Thanks to those who use Simply Giving to help us keep an steady cash flow through the summer months.

Serving Recognition this Sunday

Matt & Tammy Evans will be recognized in worship this Sunday, June 11th for their many years of service in children’s ministry and worship at Resurrection. Services are at 8:15 and 10:15 am.

A reception will be held for them from 9:15-10:15 am in the fellowship hall. Did their ministries make a difference in your family’s faith life? Here’s your chance to let them know!

Resurrection E-news: June 4, 2017

Dear members and friends of LCR,

This Sunday we will celebrate Pentecost Sunday with a “Come, Holy Spirit” cantata by our Resurrection Choir at 8:15 & 10:15 worship. In addition to several Spirit-filled anthems, we will hear nine “Spirit Stories” contributed by LCR members about times they felt the Holy Spirit active in their lives. Special thanks to Lyn A’Hearn, Ruth Armstrong, and Cheryl Wilms for crafting this unique service.

Our summer schedule began last  Sunday with worship at 8:15, 10:15, and Wednesday nights at 6.

There are other upcoming events and opportunities that we want to alert you to through this weekly e-note. The June Crosstalk went out yesterday with many stories and pictures of our life together, including photos of our 8th grade confirmands and our EDGE high school graduates. Our website (www.lcrmarion.org) provide more details on each topic.

See you on Sunday!

Pastor Dennis

WORSHIP

A new 6-week sermon series will begin next Sunday, June 11 – “Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet.” We will travel each week with Adam Hamilton to Egypt and the Sinai to dig deeper into the stories of the Exodus.

SERVE

Our Malawi Mission Trip group leaves on Saturday, June 3 and returns on June 22. They will  serve in the village of Mpyupyu in Malawi. They will lead Camp Chisomo, where this team has been working since 2010. Camp Chisomo is a place where kids can be kids, where they can learn about God’s grace and the power it gives to live with dignity in the present and with hope for the future. The team will be teaching biblical curriculum to local children, running group activities, and building continued relationships with members of the community.  Please keep these young servants in your prayers: Jessi Heidelbauer, Adam Lau, Ally Edwards, Kayleigh Akiens, Aletheia Burritt, Melanie Phelan, Sydney Smith, Nora Read, Luke Sloterdyk, Ethan Schmidt, Jon Wisner, and Katie Kascel.

Thanks to Matt & Tammy Evans for their many years of faithful service as our contemporary worship leader and children’s ministry director.  We will have a reception on Sunday, June 11 from 9:15-10:15 to honor them for their dedication and impact on our congregation.

Matthew 25 will host their Transform Week from  June 26 – 30. LCR has been asked by Matthew 25 to provide lunches for 50 workers on Wednesday, June 28. If you would be able to provide a dessert or help serve the meal, leave a note on your welcome card. We will purchase sandwiches and chips to go along with the desserts and drinks.

FLY (Feeding Lunches to Youth) is looking for a few items to help offset costs for our meals this year. If you are able, please pick up some peanut butter, juice boxes, and/or sandwich bags and place them in the marked bin in the gathering space. Thank you for helping local kids have a good lunch each weekday this summer.

Summer Sidekicks will be needed for Marion Cares Summer program beginning June 12th. Adult and high school volunteers are welcome to help us Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays from 11 am to 1 pm. Contact information to sign up is on the entryway bulletin board, or email laura@marioncares.org. Save the date of Saturday, July 29th for the Marion Cares “Uplift Uptown” from 3-6 pm in Marion Square Park. This will be a “friend-raiser” with church bands, food, and testimonials from kids, parents, and staff on the ministry of Marion Cares.

GROW

Pre-School / Kindergarten VBS will be held the week of June 13-16 here at LCR. We are looking for toilet paper or paper towel tubes, large metal coffee cans or juice cans, soup/fruit/vegetable metal cans, miscellaneous plastic lids and caps (milk caps, butter lids, cool whip lids, etc.) Please place items in the milk crate on the registration table in the Gathering Space.

CONNECT

Thrivent Night at the Ballpark will be held on Tuesday, June 27 at 6:35 pm. Discounted Kernels tickets are available for purchase here at the church for $6 each. Contact Wayne Mase at 377-3955. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Special Olympics to benefit our local athletes.

GIVE

Mission Envelope Gifts for May and June are going to the Community Free Health Clinic in Cedar Rapids. The medical clinic serves uninsured and underserved patients on a first-come, first-served basis, free of charge – no appointment needed. They also serve dental needs, eye care, and help with prescriptions. Their website (here) has wonderful ministry stories of how the Clinic makes a difference in the lives of people in need.

As summer begins, our support for youth ministry goes way up for EWALU camper scholarships, day camp expenses, and the high school mission trip. Your financial support over these months is critical in helping transform young lives through these experiences. As you head out on vacation, remember to support your church with your prayers and your offerings. Thanks to those who use Simply Giving to help us keep an steady cash flow through the summer months.

June 2017 CrossTalk and Calendar of Events

Our June newsletter is PACKED with summer opportunities in ministry and fellowship, news about Resurrection people coming & going, and photos of our wonderful 2017 confirmands and graduates.

June 2017 CrossTalk

June 2017 Calendar of Events

Resurrection E-News: April 28, 2017

LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION e-news

Dear members and friends of LCR,

This Sunday we will conclude our five week sermon series on “The Power of Purpose” with a look at the purpose of fellowship. I will share some thoughts on the value of small groups and other ways to have fellowship together. Our summer schedule begins this Sunday with worship at 8:15, 10:15, and Wednesday nights at 6.

There are other upcoming events and opportunities that we want to alert you to through this weekly e-note. The monthly Crosstalk and our website provide more details on each topic.

See you on Sunday!

Pastor Dennis

WORSHIP

Spirit Stories – Pentecost is a celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit – and we are looking for brief stories of how YOU have experienced the Holy Spirit in your life. They do not need to be long or detailed. The stories will be part of the choir presentation on Sunday, June 4.  All stories will be confidential. Please email any stories to Cheryl Wilms (ehcheryl@aol.com) or leave in the church office. Let’s be witnesses – share your story, give God the Glory!

SERVE

Congratulations to all our Resurrection high school and college graduates! Many of these graduates have served as Sunday School helpers, on mission trips, and in other ways.

Thanks to Matt & Tammy Evans for their many years of faithful service as our contemporary worship leader and children’s ministry director.  We will have a reception on Sunday, June 11 from 9:15-10:15 to honor them for their dedication and impact on our congregation.

Our Malawi Mission Trip group leaves on Saturday, June 3 and returns on June 22. They will continue their work with Camp Chisomo and the AIDS orphans in Malawi. Please keep them in your prayers as they travel.

FLY (Feeding Lunches to Youth) is looking for a few items to help offset costs for our meals this year. If you are able, please pick up some peanut butter, juice boxes, and/or sandwich bags and place them in the marked bin in the gathering space. Thank you for helping local kids have a good lunch each weekday this summer.

Summer Sidekicks will be needed for Marion Cares Summer program beginning June 12th. Adult and high school volunteers are welcome to help us Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays from 11 am to 1 pm. Contact information to sign up is on the entryway bulletin board, or email laura@marioncares.org. Save the date of Saturday, July 29th for the Marion Cares “Uplift Uptown” from 3-6 pm in Marion Square Park. This will be a “friend-raiser” with church bands, food, and testimonials from kids, parents, and staff on the ministry of Marion Cares.

Matthew 25’s Transform Week is coming on June 26-30. You can volunteer for one day or a whole week alongside friends, family, co-workers, or make new friends while you serve. 12 neighborhood projects are planned on the SW side of Cedar Rapids. LCR will provide lunches for around 50 workers on one of those days. Watch for more information in future e-news blasts.

GIVE

Mission Envelope Gifts for May and June are going to the Community Free Health Clinic in Cedar Rapids. The medical clinic serves uninsured and underserved patients on a first-come, first-served basis, free of charge – no appointment needed. They also serve dental needs, eye care, and help with prescriptions. Their website- www.communityhfc.org- has wonderful ministry stories of how the Clinic makes a difference in the lives of people in need.

As summer begins, our support for youth ministry goes way up for EWALU camper scholarships, day camp expenses, and the high school mission trip. Your financial support over these months is critical in helping transform young lives through these experiences. As you head out on vacation, remember to support your church with your prayers and your offerings. Thanks to those who use Simply Giving to help us keep an steady cash flow through the summer months.

Get Excited About SUMMER WORSHIP at Resurrection!

Starting this Sunday, May 28th, Resurrection will offer two services on Sunday morning: First Light traditional service at 8:15 am and Summer Song contemporary service at 10:15 am.

If you miss worship on Sunday, feel free to attend our Evening Song blended service on Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm.

Resurrection E-News: May 21, 2017

LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION e-news

Dear members and friends of LCR,

This Sunday we will continue our five week sermon series on “The Power of Purpose” with a look at the purpose of discipleship. Pastor Miranda will preach on our call to be Jesus’ disciples at all three services. At 11:00, 18 8th graders will affirm their baptismal vows in our annual confirmation service. At the 8:15 & 9:45 services, our Malawi mission trip team of high school youth and adults will be commissioned for their upcoming trip to Africa in June. At 9:30 in the fellowship hall, we will show a new one hour video by Rick Steves, the PBS travel guide, on the story of Martin Luther and the Reformation.

There are other upcoming events and opportunities that we want to alert you to through this weekly e-note. The monthly Crosstalk and our website provide more details on each topic.

See you on Sunday!

Pastor Dennis

WORSHIP

Thanks to Matt & Tammy Evans for their many years of faithful service as our contemporary worship leader and children’s ministry director. This Sunday will be their last Sunday in those roles. We will have a reception on Sunday, June 11 from 9:15-10:15 to honor them for their dedication and impact on our congregation.

Summer Worship Schedule begins on Sunday, May 28 with traditional First Light worship at 8:15, Summer Song contemporary worship at 10:15, and Evening Song worship on Wednesdays at 6 pm.

 Spirit Stories – Pentecost is a celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit – and we are looking for brief stories of how YOU have experienced the Holy Spirit in your life. They do not need to be long or detailed. The stories will be part of the choir presentation on Sunday, June 4. All stories will be confidential. Please email any stories to Cheryl Wilms (ehcheryl@aol.com) or leave in the church office. Let’s be witnesses – share your story, give God the Glory!

GROW

Sunday School wraps up another year this Sunday morning. Along with Tammy Evans, we thank all the teachers, helpers, and students for a great year of growing in Christ.

 Adult Bible Study concludes their study of Samuel and David this Sunday at 9:45. Special thanks to Jim & Linda Cornally for leading the group this past year.

SERVE

FLY (Feeding Lunches to Youth) is looking for a few items to help offset costs for our meals this year. If you are able, please pick up some peanut butter, juice boxes, and/or sandwich bags and place them in the marked bin in the gathering space. Thank you for helping local kids have a good lunch each weekday this summer.

Summer Sidekicks will be needed for Marion Cares Summer program beginning June 12th. Adult and high school volunteers are welcome to help us Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays from 11 am to 1 pm. Contact information to sign up is on the entryway bulletin board, or email laura@marioncares.org. Save the date of Saturday, July 29th for the Marion Cares “Uplift Uptown” from 3-6 pm in Marion Square Park. This will be a “friend-raiser” with church bands, food, and testimonials from kids, parents, and staff on the ministry of Marion Cares.

 Matthew 25’s Transform Week is coming on June 26-30. You can volunteer for one day or a whole week alongside friends, family, co-workers, or make new friends while you serve. 12 neighborhood projects are planned on the SW side of Cedar Rapids. LCR will provide lunches for around 50 workers on one of those days. Watch for more information in future e-news blasts.

GIVE

Mission Envelope Gifts for May and June are going to the Community Free Health Clinic in Cedar Rapids. The medical clinic serves uninsured and underserved patients on a first-come, first-served basis, free of charge – no appointment needed. They also serve dental needs, eye care, and help with prescriptions. Their website- www.communityhfc.org – has wonderful ministry stories of how the Clinic makes a difference in the lives of people in need.