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Resurrection E-news: 8/20/17

Dear members and friends of LCR,

This Sunday, August 20, is Lutheran Services in Iowa Sunday. Jason Lee, Vice-President of Church Relations for LSI, will be our guest preacher. Jason will hold an adult forum at 9:30 am in the fellowship hall for those who would like further information about LSI’s mission and services.

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

STAFF NEWS

Aaron Schutte, our new contemporary worship director, will begin his music ministry on Sunday, August 27th. Aaron is a 2009 graduate of Wartburg College, where he led worship for three years. He served as an ELCA missionary in Tanzania for three years and also worked at EWALU Bible Camp for two summers. Aaron lives in Independence with his wife and two children.

Tyler Hagy was interviewed for the Resurrection Choir director position and was approved at the Council meeting on August 15. Tyler is a 2013 Luther College graduate in Music and Theatre/Dance and sang in the Nordic Choir at Luther. He has advanced degrees from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Tyler is a new vocal music teacher at Linn-Mar High School. The first choir rehearsal will be on Wednesday, September 13 at 7:15 pm.

Amy Lovseth, Abby Harkin, Jennifer McGowan, and Camella Oellrich were approved by the Council to be our new nursery staff.

YOUTH NEWS

Confirmation begins Wednesday, August 30, with the Fall Confirmation Orientation Night for all parents, students, and guides. This orientation will be from 7:00-8:15 in the worship room. Confirmation Ministry includes discipleship training, prayer, fun, and friendship for 6th-8th graders on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:15.

CONNECT

Fellowship Time is held in the café on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 am. The menu includes Dunkin’ Donuts, Kettel House pastries, juice, and coffee. Come and connect with your Resurrection family this Sunday before or after worship.

Rally Sunday will be on September 10th. There will be a noon potluck meal served with hot dogs and pulled pork provided. Watch for more information as the date draws closer.

SERVE

Sunday School Teachers Needed – Sunday School starts in less than a month! As we prepare for an exciting year of discipleship and fellowship with our students, we are looking for volunteers to be Sunday School teachers. All the materials are provided for you, we just need a familiar face ready to help the students engage with the bible on a weekly basis. Contact Jessi Heidelbauer (jessi@lcrmarion.org) with questions or to sign up.

Take Away Hunger packaging event will be held on Sunday, August 27 at 9:15, 10:15, and 11:15 am. You can sign up at the gathering space table today or online anytime – http://signup.com/go/QVsjeWb (Take Away Hunger Event August 2017). We are encouraging people to invite friends and family to participate, and can 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 jill@lcrmarion.org.

GIVE

Mission Envelope Gifts for July & August are going to the Catherine McAuley Center in Cedar Rapids. The Center provides one-on-one tutoring for adult learners and a transitional housing program specifically designed for women and their unique needs in overcoming poverty and homelessness.

Resurrection E-news: August 13, 2017

Dear members and friends of LCR,

This Sunday, August 13, is Mission Trip Sunday. Our EDGE youth and adults will share about their experiences on their mission trip to Washington, D.C. in July. An added treat will be the EDGE Band as they lead us in songs at 10:15. At the 8:15 service, there will be spirited duets on piano and organ by Cheryl Irland and Ruth Armstrong.

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


STAFF NEWS

Alyssa Weaver, our Luther seminary intern, began her ministry with us on August 1. She will lead worship at both services on Sunday. Our Internship Committee is complete. Thanks to Nora Read, Carrie Klein, John Hanson, Julie Jensen, Rick Ironside, and Linda Erlandson for agreeing to serve.

Our sympathies to Nicole & Andy McRoberts and family and Marcia Adix on the death of Pastor Jim Adix on August 4th. Pastor Jim served as an interim pastor here at LCR in 2014-2015. There will be a visitation at Our Saviors Lutheran in Cedar Rapids on Friday, August 18 from 4 – 7 pm. The funeral will be in Strawberry Point at Emmanuel Lutheran on Saturday, August 19 at 11 am.

Aaron Schutte, our new contemporary worship director, will begin his music ministry on Sunday, August 27th. Aaron is a 2009 graduate of Wartburg College, where he led worship for three years. He served as an ELCA missionary in Tanzania for three years and also worked at EWALU Bible Camp for two summers. Aaron lives in Independence with his wife and two children.

Tyler Hagy has accepted the position of Choir Director at Resurrection. Tyler is a new vocal music teacher at Linn-Mar High School. He is a 2013 Luther College graduate in Music and Theatre/Dance, and sang in Luther’s Nordic Choir. He has advanced degrees from the University of Cambridge, UK and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Choir practice will begin on Wednesday, September 13.

YOUTH NEWS

Confirmation begins Wednesday, August 30, with the Fall Confirmation Orientation Night for all parents, students, and guides. This orientation will be from 7:00-8:15 in the worship room. Confirmation Ministry includes discipleship training, prayer, fun, and friendship for 6th-8th graders on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:15.

Youth Discipleship Program registration forms for Sunday School, Wednesday Night Live, and Confirmation are in the gathering space now. Fill them out thoroughly and return as soon as you can. Many are available online at this site. Others will be posted shortly.

CONNECT

Fellowship Time is held in the café on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 am. The menu includes Dunkin’ Donuts, Kettel House pastries, juice, and coffee. Come and connect with your Resurrection family this Sunday before or after worship.

SERVE

Take Away Hunger packaging event will be held on Sunday, August 27 at 9:15, 10:15, and 11:15 am. You can sign up at the gathering space table today or online anytime – http://signup.com/go/QVsjeWb (Take Away Hunger Event August 2017). We are encouraging people to invite friends and family to participate, and can 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 jill@lcrmarion.org.

Stephen Ministry Class to Begin – In October, our Stephen Leader Team will begin training some of the members of our congregation to serve as Stephen Ministers. Applications for the class are available now. Do you feel a calling to care for others who are hurting? Do you desire the personal joy that comes from sharing Christ’s love with people? If you want to find out more about how you can be involved in this one-to-one caregiving ministry, mark your welcome card or contact Pastor Miranda at miranda@lcrmarion.org.

Operation Christmas Child Event will be held at Resurrection 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 is a tub in the Gathering Space near the registration table for the items. Thank you!

GIVE

Mission Envelope Gifts for July & August are going to the Catherine McAuley Center in Cedar Rapids. The Center provides one-on-one tutoring for adult learners and a transitional housing program specifically designed for women and their unique needs in overcoming poverty and homelessness.

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 http://signup.com/go/QVsjeWb (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 jill@lcrmarion.org.


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.

Youth Discipleship Programming begins soon!

You can now register your children for the 2017/2018 school year at the table in the church gathering space.

Further information and registration forms can be found at the links below.


Sunday Schoolbegins Sunday, September 10th

Preschool-5th Grades / Sundays 9:45-10:45 am

Sunday School – 9:45 am

Wednesday Night Live begins Wednesday, September 13th

3rd, 4th, 5th Grades / Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 pm

Wednesday Night Live

Confirmation – Orientation is on Wednesday, August 30th for Parents & Youth & Guides

6th, 7th, 8th Grades / Wednesdays 7:00-8:15 pm

Confirmation

EDGE – High School Youth Groupbegins Wed, August 30th

9th-12th Grades / Wednesdays 7:30-9:00

E.D.G.E. – High School

Canoe Trip & Cookout CANCELLED

This weekend’s fellowship event at Pinicon Ridge Park has been cancelled due to high water in the Wapsipinicon. Those who have already paid the rental fee for a canoe will have their check returned.

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

Resurrection E-news: July 23, 2017

Dear members and friends of LCR,

This Sunday, July 23, we will continue our video/sermon series on Moses with “Lessons from the Wilderness.” Our video by Adam Hamilton will focus on the Israelites’ forty-year journey through the Sinai desert and how Moses learned a valuable leadership lesson about delegation. We’ll also consider how our physical structures, like the tabernacle, shape our worship life. Facing criticism and not giving up is another lesson from this story. Pastor Miranda will preach through this story on Sunday.

 A Farewell Reception for Lyn A’Hearn  will be held on Sunday at 9:15 am in the gathering space and fellowship hall. Your cards of appreciation and support are welcome. Come and give thanks to God for Lyn’s impact on our congregation and wish her well as she moves to be closer to family. She will  be a Chaplain Resident at Advocate Healthcare in Bloomington, IL.

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

STAFF NEWS

Alyssa Weaver, our Luther seminary intern, will arrive this week and will be welcomed next Sunday, July 30th, at both services. A big thanks to Mike & Nancy Almasi for donating furniture for the rental home; and to DuWayne Schminke, Craig Horak, Mike Almasi, and Luke Johnson for moving in the furniture.

Nursery Help needed – We need to hire three adults for the nursery on Sunday mornings. This is a paid position ($17/hour). If you are interested, please contact Evelyn Beck (evelyn@lcrmarion.org) and she will give you more information.

YOUTH NEWS

High School Mission Trip- a large group of youth and adults will return on Sunday from their mission trip to Washington, D.C. They will share about their experiences on Sunday, August 13th.  Keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they return home.

EWALU Bible Camp – this week’s campers include:  Maren Loftsgard (Mini-Camp 6A); Parker Schutz (Explorers); Rylie Schutz (Native Americans); Rachel Adamson, Alaina Beck, Parker Nicks (Pioneers); Alexandra Miller, Paiden Nicks (Advanced Ranch Camp). Keep them in your prayers, along with these staff from LCR:  Associate director– Jesse Klosterboer; Staff– Max Versteegh (Houseboat Coordinator), Will Versteegh (Night Camp Coordinator & Adventure Specialist), Jared Almandinger; Leaders In Training: Amanda Williams.

CONNECT

Golf Outing & Fundraiser The Mission of Hope Golf Fundraiser is this Sunday, July 23, at 1:00 pm at Hunters Ridge Golf Course. There are over 80 golfers involved. Thanks to Bill Stein and Donna Feigenbaum who organized the tournament and asked area businesses to provide prizes. If you have any last minute questions, call Bill at 447-1189.

Canoeing & Cookout on Sunday, July 29- Join in on the fun at Flying Squirrel Shelter in Pinicon Ridge Park in Central City. Please register in advance at the gathering space table (or office @lcrmarion.org).  Last day to reserve canoes is July 24. Those going on the canoe trip will have to arrive at noon but everyone else can come anytime during the afternoon for snacks, horseshoes, games, hiking, sand volleyball, playground for the kids, etc. Cook-out will start about 2:30 pm. The Fellowship Team will provide hot dogs, chicken breasts, buns, condiments, lemonade, and water. Please bring a dish to share with others and table service for yourself. Paddle boats and canoes may be rented by the hour OR you can just sit in the shade and enjoy the fellowship!

Saturday, July 29th is 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. Our own With Faith and EDGE bands will play, starting at 4:15.  We received a $250 Thrivent grant to provide hot dogs, buns, and condiments for the event.

SERVE

Marion Cares Back-to-School Backpacks – Thanks to all who picked up backpacks to fill with school supplies. Please return them by July 30th. They will be distributed at Marion Village, Squaw Creek, and Azure Apartments from August 4-7.

Blood Drive will be held here at Resurrection on Tuesday, August 1 from 2:30-6:30 pm. You can register on the entryway bulletin board.  Last date to have given previously is June 6th.

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. Thanks for helping local kids have a good lunch each weekday this summer

GIVE

Mission Envelope Gifts for July & August are going to the Catherine McAuley Center in Cedar Rapids. The Center provides one-on-one tutoring for adult learners and a transitional housing program specifically designed for women and their unique needs in overcoming poverty and homelessness.

As summer continues, 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.

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.

Fellowship Canoe Trip & Cookout 7/29/17

Join in on the fun at Flying Squirrel Shelter in Pinicon Ridge Park on Saturday afternoon, July 29. Please register in advance at the gathering space table so we know how much to buy for the picnic. The last day you can reserve canoes will be July 24th.

Please note that Flying Squirrel is NOT where we met in years past. Flying Squirrel Shelter is on the EAST SIDE of the Wapsi River. Enter the park at the north entrance (Valley Farm Rd.).

Fellowship: You can come anytime during the afternoon for snacks, horseshoes, games, hiking, sand volleyball, playground for the kids, etc. Paddle boats and canoes may be rented in the park for $10/ hour plus $1 for life jackets ~ OR ~ you can just sit in the shade and enjoy the fellowship!

2:30 pm – Cookout: The Fellowship Team will provide hot dogs, chicken breasts, buns, condiments, lemonade, and water. Please bring a dish to share with others and table service for yourself.

Noon – Canoe Pick-up: Those taking the canoe trip must meet at rental office for paperwork and safety instruction. Canoe rental is $25/day, including life jackets. A shuttle will take canoe renters to the river. If you have your own canoe or kayak, you may park at Paris Bridge and put your boat in. If there is no parking, you may drive back to the shelter and park there. There will be a shuttle available to take you to the launch site. (Ages 16 and up may rent canoes themselves; those under 16 must have a parent sign a waiver at the rental office.)

1:00-3:00 pm – Canoe Trip: Canoers should bring a ziploc bag for your phone & keys, life vests, and a water bottle.

Other items you might want to bring: Lawn chairs, sunscreen, lawn games and/or volleyballs.

Canoe Trip & Cookout are both alcohol-free events.

 

Resurrection E-news: July 16, 2017

Dear members and friends of LCR,

This Sunday, July 16, we will resume our two service schedule (8:15 traditional, 10:15 contemporary). Our Moses-the Reluctant Prophet video will focus on Mt. Sinai and the giving of the 10 Commandments. I’ll share some thoughts on how God provided for Israel’s needs and does the same for us; what  this powerful encounter did for Israel; and how the 10 Commandments are a gift for us and a ‘circle of safety’ that cannot save us, but point us to One who does, Jesus Christ. At both services we will show a day camp video and hear a brief message from Paula Land, Executive Director of the Catherine McAuley Center in Cedar Rapids (our mission envelope recipient for July-August).

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

STAFF NEWS

Lyn A’Hearn Farewell Reception will be held on Sunday, July 23 at 9:15 am in the gathering space and fellowship hall. Your cards of appreciation and support are welcome. Come and give thanks to God for Lyn’s impact on our congregation and wish her well as she moves to be closer to family. She will  be a Chaplain Resident at Advocate Healthcare in Bloomington, IL.

Alyssa Weaver, our Luther Seminary intern, will move to Marion the week of July 23-29. We will need some help on Tuesday, July 25 to move furniture and boxes into her rental home (2225 Country Club Drive). Email the office if you could help out (office@lcrmarion.org).

Nursery Help needed – We need to hire three adults for the nursery on Sunday mornings. This is a paid position ($17/hour). If you are interested, please contact Evelyn Beck (evelyn@lcrmarion.org) and she will give you more information.

Jessi Heidelbauer, our new Children’s Ministry  Co-Director, coordinated our day camp with Tammy Evans and our EWALU counselors this past week. Jessi is a long time member of LCR, has been on several Malawi mission trips, and will graduate from Iowa State in December. She will be able to complete her remaining coursework online from home while working at LCR.

Aaron Schutte  accepted our offer to be the contemporary worship (With Faith) director. He is a 2009 graduate of Wartburg College, where he led weekly worship for three years and guided music service trips for a 14-member contemporary Christian band. He served as an EWALU counselor for two summers; was a 5th grade teacher for three years in Waterloo; and was an ELCA missionary in Tanzania from 2009-2012. He is skilled in guitar, keyboard, and vocals. Aaron will begin on staff in late August after his wife Allison completes her Masters’ degree coursework in music education. Aaron will commute from Independence; Allison teaches music in Waterloo. They have a 3 ½ year old daughter and a 15 month old son. His first Sunday will be on August 27.

YOUTH NEWS

High School Mission Trip- a large group of youth and adults will leave on Saturday, July 15 for their mission trip to Washington, D.C. Our EDGE Youth will partner with local organizations to meet ongoing needs in this community. Students will serve at a food pantry, clothing distribution center, soup kitchen, children’s program, or at elderly care facilities. Here’s the group: STUDENTS Ally Edwards, Delaney Akiens, Selena Aschbrenner, Sam Smith, Nora Read, Caitlyn Nuehring, Emmie Buse, Zoë DeKruif, Laura Noehren, McKenna Fishel, Ryan Hall, Max Molander, Ben Duhn, Alex Campbell, Braeden Green, Jared Feigenbaum, Zach Vana, Matthew Mather, Ben Steinbach, Ethan Schmidt, Jon Wisner, Tyler Green, Kyle Schrader, Luke Sloterdyk, Alex Stadtmueller, Zaidin Boehmke, Connor McSperrin, Natalie Shepherd. ADULTSRyan Phillips, Marissa Phillips, Katie Kascel, Kayleigh Akiens, Jessi Heidelbauer, Adam Lau, Katie Thul, & Claire Phillips! They will share about their experiences on Sunday, August 13th.  Keep them in your thoughts and prayers throughout their trip.

Bible Camp – We have no campers at EWALU this week, but please keep these staff in your prayers: 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. Jared was one of the Day Camp staff at LCR this past week.

CONNECT

LCR Book Club – Our new evening group will meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm here at the church. Our first book will be The Girls from Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow. Copies can be found at the Marion Library in the nonfiction section under 305.409 ZASLOW. Our first meeting is on  Tuesday, July 18. As you are reading, jot down notes on things that stand out to you. Call Sherrill Morrison with any questions: 319-329-0114. Please join us!

Golf Outing & Fundraiser – You can take part in the Mission of Hope/Crossroads Golf Fundraiser on Sunday, July 23, starting at 1:00 pm. Further information and the sign-up sheet are on the entryway bulletin board. Sign-up deadline is 7/20. Questions? Call Bill Stein at 447-1189.

Canoeing & Cookout on Sunday, July 29- Join in on the fun at Flying Squirrel Shelter in Pinicon Ridge Park in Central City. Please register in advance at the gathering space table (or office @lcrmarion.org).  Last day to reserve canoes is July 21. Those going on the canoe trip will have to arrive at noon but everyone else can come anytime during the afternoon for snacks, horseshoes, games, hiking, sand volleyball, playground for the kids, etc. Cook-out will start about 2:30 pm. The Fellowship Team will provide hot dogs, chicken breasts, buns, condiments, lemonade, and water. Please bring a dish to share with others and table service for yourself. Paddle boats and canoes may be rented by the hour OR you can just sit in the shade and enjoy the fellowship!

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. Thanks for helping local kids have a good lunch each weekday this summer.

Saturday, July 29th is 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. Our own With Faith band will provide several songs during the event. We received a $250 Thrivent grant to provide hot dogs, buns, and pop for the event.

GIVE

Mission Envelope Gifts for July & August are going to the Catherine McAuley Center in Cedar Rapids. The Center provides one-on-one tutoring for adult learners and a transitional housing program specifically designed for women and their unique needs in overcoming poverty and homelessness.

As summer continues, 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.