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Resurrection E-news: Sunday, May 20, 2018

Dear members and friends of LCR,

This Sunday, May 20th, is Pentecost Sunday, with the reception of new members and anthems by the Resurrection Choir at 8:15 & 9:45, and the confirmation service for our 26 8th graders at 11:00. On Pentecost Sunday, we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the ways in which the Holy Spirit continues to move in and through the church as the Holy Spirit calls us to faith and unites us in community with one another. Remember to wear something red in celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit!

Summer Worship Times – Starting next Sunday, May 27 and running through Sunday, September 2, Sunday worship will be held at 8:15 and 9:45. Note the time for Summer Song contemporary worship, as in prior years it was at 10:15. Evening Song worship on Wednesdays will be held at 6 pm as usual.

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.

Blessings to you,

Pastor Dennis

YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP

Sunday School concludes this Sunday at 9:45.  8th grade confirmands will affirm their faith at 11:00. EDGE has their senior night at 7:30 pm.

2018 Graduates – Please email the names of your high school and/or college graduates to the church office (office@lcrmarion.org) so we can recognize everyone in the June CrossTalk.  Include your student’s high school and college major if known.

VBS and Day Camp – Preschool/Kindergarten Vacation Bible School will be held June 12-15 and Elementary Day Camp will be July 9-13. Registration forms are available in the gathering space. Share these dates with your friends!

WORSHIP

A new red Pentecost banner will be seen in worship today, given in memory of Marjorie Chappell by her daughter, Judy Conrad, and family.

Evening Song Worship with holy communion is this Wednesday, May 16, at 6 pm.

CONNECT 

New Members will be welcomed this Sunday, May 20th at the 8:15 and 9:45 services. A “meet and greet” time will be during the coffee hour that day. These 11 families or individuals are joining LCR on Sunday: Melissa Bradley, Chase (10), Cruz (6), and London (1); Carol Crawford; Christopher & Jennifer DeLarm, Alexander (6) and Amelia (1);  Ethan & Shasta Ehrisman and Weston (8 months);  Jenny Flieder; Barry & Anna Miglia, Zachary (12) and Lily (9);  Erik & Erin Nelson and Violet (1); Bradley & Alyssa Phillips and Owen (1 month); Sara Provolt; Symon Sanborn, Henry (14) and Myles (12);  and Tyler & Michele Swartz, Anna (12) and Lindsey (10).  Their photos, contact information, and bios will appear in the June Crosstalk.

LifeTree Café continues this Friday, May 25th at noon, with a short film and discussion on “God and Gays.Lifetree is an hour-long experience packed with interesting stories, fascinating people, and lively conversation that will feed your soul. Check out our new Facebook page for Lifetree: facebook.com/LifetreeCafe.Marion.

The LCR/ Mission of Hope Best Shot Golf Outing will be on Sunday, June 24th at Hunters Ridge, starting at 1 pm. The cost is $45 which includes a cart, range balls, dinner, and door prizes. Non-golfers are welcome to come to the clubhouse to join in the dinner for $10. The menu includes pulled pork sandwiches, party potatoes, cole slaw, and fresh fruit salad. The deadline for signing up was May 15; contact Bill Stein (563-271-2954) or Donna Feigenbaum (805-908-6744) with any questions. A $250 Thrivent Financial grant will help defray the expenses for this fundraiser for Mission of Hope.

GROW

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: His life and writings concludes this  Sunday  at 9:45 in fellowship hall. The topic will be the story of  Bonhoeffer’s final years in prison during World War II. John: The Gospel of Light and Life,  led by Jim & Linda Cornally, also concludes this Sunday at 9:45 in the conference room.

Sacred ParentingJoin Donna Dennis to find out how God uses children to change their parents! This study meets on  Sundays at 9:45 am in the church lounge.  

Have you tried Rightnow Media? Rightnow Media allows members of the congregation to access bible studies and faith based videos and books for both adults and youth. If you would like to check out Rightnow Meda, send an email to office@lcrmarion.org and we will get you signed up.  Trending on Rightnow Media includes: Lead Like a Shepherd by Larry Osbourne; I Peter: Where Does Hope Come From by Phil Vischer; and Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God by Mark Batterson.

SERVE

This photo is of a new well that was dug last week at Camp Chisomo in Malawi. Your 2017 Christmas Eve offering helped pay for the well which will be enjoyed by children and adults on the property of Camp Chisomo. A team of 15 young adults will leave for Malawi on June 2 to lead Camp Chisomo. Each will receive a $350 scholarship from the Growth & Outreach Fund to help lower the cost of their trip.

Marion Food Pantry needs people to shop at Aldi’s or to pick up produce at HACAP (in Hiawatha). Contact Cari Redondo if you’re interested or have questions – cariredondo@gmail.com.

Pine Ridge Mission Trip – Nine adults & youth will be traveling to South Dakota this June 8th-16th to serve at the Pine Ridge Reservation. There are several ways you can help our team: Join the Prayer Team; or Donate items such as : Diapers (any size) and Baby Wipes; Personal Care/Hygiene Kits (adult size toothbrush, toothpaste, bar of soap, shampoo, and comb all wrapped in a new towel and tied with a ribbon); New Quilts and Blankets; or Monetary donations are being accepted to help pay the team’s transportation costs or to buy needed items for donation when we arrive and support their local economy.

2018 Intergenerational Mission Trip to Northeast Iowa will be held on August 16-19, for all ages & all stages. Registration forms are in the gathering space; contact Pastor Miranda (miranda@lcrmarion.org) for further information.

GIVE

General Fund gifts support our local ministries and programs along with our mission partners locally and around the world. Through April, we received 103% of what was needed for General Fund ministries through April! Thanks for your generous, faithful support! As we head into the summer months, your support will be needed more than ever for our ministries like preschool VBS, day camp, and scholarships for campers going to EWALU. If you will be absent from worship this summer, note the ways you can give electronically listed below.

Giving through VANCO – You can give electronically to LCR through: the giving kiosk by the library or the Give+ mobile app, available from Google Play or iTunes. Once your information has been entered on the app, you can give to LCR anytime, anywhere. Another option is to send a text message to the number (319) 320-1628 from your mobile phone. You will receive a one-time registration link to enter credit or debit card payment information. After that, you can simply text the amount you want to give and it will process automatically.

Simply Giving – You can elect to have a weekly or monthly gift withdrawn from your checking or savings account. Enrollment forms are in the info rack by the Welcome Center. Over a third of our General Fund offerings come from Simply Giving families.

Your gifts to the Growth & Outreach Fund in May will provide salary, benefits, and housing for our seminary intern, Alyssa Weaver; facility maintenance and repair; and  support of Marion Cares after-school programming and the home we partnered in building with Habitat for Humanity. So far in 2018 we have given over $3400 each to Marion Cares and Habitat for Humanity; our goal for 2018 is $10,000 for Marion Cares and $15,000 for Habitat.

May-June mission envelopes are designated for the Community Health Free Clinic in Cedar Rapids. The Clinic provides medical, dental, vision, and prescription services for under-served people in our community. LCR members and friends gave $761 in March & April for the ELCA’s “40 Days of Giving” project, to support those in need in Malawi. Thanks for your generosity!

Resurrection E-news: Sunday, May 13, 2018

Dear members and friends of LCR,

On this Mother’s Day, May 13, I will share a message about Jesus’ prayer for unity among his disciples, then and now. With two bookend video clips illustrating the challenges of motherhood and daily life for women today, we’ll consider what unity looks like today through the lens of Jesus’ prayer from John 17 and real life stories of people working together. The video clips will touch your hearts as we give thanks for our mothers, past and present.

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.

Blessings to you,

Pastor Dennis

YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP

Sunday School continues this Sunday at 9:45.  8th grade confirmands have their rehearsal, class photo, and reception at 7 pm.  Wednesday Night Live has their year-end party, and  EDGE meets at 7:30 pm.

Wednesday Night Live – 20 WNL kids went shopping this week to buy $500 of food for Crossroads Mission. The kids used money they had raised from their Lenten Meal. Thanks to a dozen adults who helped the kids with their shopping.

EWALU Giving Tree Fundraiser –  Thanks to your generosity, our campers received $2,635 from the Giving Tree fundraiser! Each full week camper will receive $70, and each mini-camper $35.

2018 Graduates – Please email the names of your high school and/or college graduates to the church office (office@lcrmarion.org) so we can recognize everyone in the June CrossTalk.  Include your student’s high school and college major if known.

VBS and Day Camp – Preschool/Kindergarten Vacation Bible School will be held June 12-15 and Elementary Day Camp will be July 9-13. Registration forms are available in the gathering space. Share these dates with your friends!

WORSHIP

Evening Song Worship is this Wednesday, May 16, at 6 pm.

Next Sunday, May 20th, is Pentecost Sunday, with the reception of new members and anthems by the Resurrection Choir at 8:15 & 9:45, and the confirmation service for our 26 8th graders at 11:00. Remember to wear something red in celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit!

Summer Worship Times – Starting on Sunday, May 27 and running through Sunday, September 2, Sunday worship will be held at 8:15 and 9:45. Note the time for Summer Song contemporary worship, as in prior years it was at 10:15. Evening Song worship on Wednesdays will be held at 6 pm as usual.

CONNECT

The LCR/ Mission of Hope Best-Shot Golf Outing will be on Sunday, June 24th at Hunters Ridge, starting at 1 pm. The cost is $45 which includes a cart, range balls, dinner, and door prizes. The deadline for signing up is May 15; make your check payable to Mission of Hope to reserve your spot.

LifeTree Café continues this Friday, May 18th at noon, with a short film and discussion on “In the News: Students & Gun Control.Lifetree is an hour-long experience packed with interesting stories, fascinating people, and lively conversation that will feed your soul. Check out our new Facebook page for Lifetree: facebook.com/LifetreeCafe.Marion.

New Members will be welcomed on Sunday, May 20th at the 8:15 and 9:45 services. A “meet and greet” time will be during the coffee hour that day. There are 10 families planning to join LCR that day.

Stephen Ministers Available to Offer Care –  There are times when every one of us experiences difficulties. In times of trouble, we look to caring Christian friends to listen to us while we work through our feelings. A Stephen Minister can be such a friend either to you or to someone you know. If you or someone you know could benefit from the trained, caring presence and listening ear of a Stephen Minister, contact Pastor Miranda Klosterboer (Stephen Leader) at 815-291-5793 or email miranda@lcarmarion.org.

GROW

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: His life and writings continues on  Sunday  at 9:45 in fellowship hall. The topic will be “Religionless Christianity” with the story of  Bonhoeffer’s involvement in the plot against Hitler and his writings about true discipleship. John: The Gospel of Light and Life,  led by Jim & Linda Cornally, meets this Sunday at 9:45 in the conference room.

Sacred Parenting Join Donna Dennis to find out how God uses children to change their parents! This study meets on  Sundays at 9:45 am in the church lounge  or on Wednesdays at 7 pm in the café.  

Have you tried Rightnow Media? Rightnow Media allows members of the congregation to access bible studies and faith based videos and books for both adults and youth. If you would like to check out Rightnow Meda, send an email to office@lcrmarion.org and we will get you signed up.  Trending on Rightnow Media includes: Lead Like a Shepherd by Larry Osbourne; I Peter: Where Does Hope Come From by Phil Vischer; and Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God by Mark Batterson.

SERVE

Marion Food Pantry needs people to shop at Aldi’s or to pick up produce at HACAP (in Hiawatha). Contact Cari Redondo if you’re interested or have questions – cariredondo@gmail.com.

2018 Intergenerational Mission Trip to Northeast Iowa will be held on August 16-19, for all ages & all stages. Registration forms are in the gathering space; contact Pastor Miranda (miranda@lcrmarion.org) for further information.

GIVE

Habitat home dedication – This photo is from the dedication ceremony this past Wednesday of the Marion home that LCR helped to build through your gifts to the Growth & Outreach fund this year. Several gifts were given to John Bosco and Suzana Ndayisenga and their five children, including several quilts, bikes for the kids, and other items. LCR was recognized with a beautiful framed certificate for our support. 

May-June mission envelopes are designated for the Community Health Free Clinic in Cedar Rapids. The Clinic provides medical, dental, vision, and prescription services for under-served people in our community. LCR members and friends gave $761 in March & April for the ELCA’s “40 Days of Giving” project, to support those in need in Malawi. Thanks for your generosity!

Your gifts to the Growth & Outreach Fund in May will provide salary, benefits, and housing for our seminary intern, Alyssa Weaver; facility maintenance and repair; and  support of Marion Cares after-school programming and the Marion Habitat home described above.

General Fund gifts support our local ministries and programs led by our staff and carried out by our members and friends. Your General Fund gifts also support our mission partners locally and around the world. Through April 29th, we received 101% of what was needed for General Fund ministries through April! Thanks for your generous, faithful support so far in 2018!

Giving through VANCO – You can give electronically to LCR through: the giving kiosk by the library or the Give+ mobile app, available from Google Play or iTunes. Once your information has been entered on the app, you can give to LCR anytime, anywhere. Another option is to send a text message to the number (319) 320-1628 from your mobile phone. You will receive a one-time registration link to enter credit or debit card payment information. After that, you can simply text the amount you want to give and it will process automatically.

Simply Giving – You can elect to have a weekly or monthly gift withdrawn from your checking or savings account. Enrollment forms are in the info rack by the Welcome Center. Over a third of our General Fund offerings come from Simply Giving families.

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.

 

Resurrection E-news: Sunday, May 6, 2018

Dear members and friends of LCR,

This Sunday, May 6, our intern Alyssa Weaver will preach on “The Source of Joy” from John 15, especially verse 11- I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. We wonder how Jesus could share these words of love and joy on the night of his arrest, the day before his crucifixion. What is this joy that Jesus is talking about, how do we get it or find it, and how in the midst of suffering can he/we even talk about joy? We will have an anthem by the Galileans and communion at the 8:15 service, with the baptism of Ava Nelson at 11:00.

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.

Blessings to you,

Pastor Dennis

YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP

Sunday School continues this Sunday at 9:45.  Confirmation has a year-end party at 7 pm. Wednesday Night Live will go shopping at Walmart for food to stock the shelves at Crossroads Mission, using the $600 they earned at their Lenten supper.  EDGE meets at 7:30 pm.

EWALU Giving Tree Fundraiser –  Thanks to your generosity, our campers received $2,635 from the Giving Tree fundraiser! Each full week camper will receive $70, and each mini-camper $35.

2018 Graduates – Please email the names of your high school and/or college graduates to the church office (office@lcrmarion.org) so we can recognize everyone in the June CrossTalk.  Include your student’s high school and college major if known.

Register for Camp EWALU !  We have 46 campers signed up so far; in addition, 7 LCR youth will be counselors, program directors, and Leaders in Training at EWALU this summer. LCR will again provide scholarships for students and camp buddies. $150 will be given for full week overnight camps. $75 will be given for those attending Mini camps and Ranch Day Camps. A letter detailing the information about scholarships can be found at the Welcome Window.  Please let Jill Hansen know (jill@lcrmarion.org) if you would like to have your student on the scholarship list. Include student name, program attending and week the student is attending camp.

VBS and Day Camp – Preschool/Kindergarten Vacation Bible School will be held June 12-15 and Elementary Day Camp will be July 9-13. Registration forms are available in the gathering space. Share these dates with your friends!

WORSHIP

Evening Song Worship is this Wednesday, May 9, at 6 pm with Holy Communion.

Summer Worship Times – Starting on Sunday, May 27 and running through Sunday, September 2, Sunday worship will be held at 8:15 and 9:45. Note the time for Summer Song contemporary worship, as in prior years it was at 10:15. Evening Song worship on Wednesdays will be held at 6 pm as usual.

CONNECT

Brewing Up the Bible will be held this Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 pm at Louie’s Scoreboard in Marion. This group is faith talk and fellowship in a casual setting for LCR attenders and anyone else you want to invite!

LifeTree Café continues this Friday, May 11th at noon, with a short film and discussion on “Where Is God When Life Turns Tough?” Lifetree is an hour-long experience packed with interesting stories, fascinating people, and lively conversation that will feed your soul. Check out our new Facebook page for Lifetree: facebook.com/LifetreeCafe.Marion.

The LCR/ Mission of Hope Best Shot Golf Outing will be on Sunday, June 24th at Hunters Ridge, starting at 1 pm. The cost is $45 which includes a cart, range balls, dinner, and door prizes. The deadline for signing up is May 15; make your check payable to Mission of Hope and turn it in on the 15th also.

New Members will be welcomed on Sunday, May 20th at the 8:15 and 9:45 services. A “meet and greet” time will be during the coffee hour that day. There are 10 families planning to join LCR that day.

Stephen Ministers Available to Offer Care –  There are times when every one of us experiences difficulties. In times of trouble, we look to caring Christian friends to listen to us while we work through our feelings. A Stephen Minister can be such a friend either to you or to someone you know. If you or someone you know could benefit from the trained, caring presence and listening ear of a Stephen Minister, contact Pastor Miranda Klosterboer (Stephen Leader) at 815-291-5793 or email miranda@lcarmarion.org.

GROW

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: His life and writings continues on  Sunday  at 9:45 in fellowship hall. Todays’ topic is “Living in Christian Community,” with the story of Finkenwald, an illegal seminary of the Confessing Church.  John: The Gospel of Light and Life,  led by Jim & Linda Cornally, meets this Sunday at 9:45 in the conference room.

Sacred ParentingJoin Donna Dennis to find out how God uses children to change their parents! This study meets on  Sundays at 9:45 am in the church lounge  or on Wednesdays at 7 pm in the café.  

Have you tried Rightnow Media? Rightnow Media allows members of the congregation to access bible studies and faith based videos and books for both adults and youth. If you would like to check out Rightnow Meda, send an email to office@lcrmarion.org and we will get you signed up.  Trending on Rightnow Media includes: Lead Like a Shepherd by Larry Osbourne; I Peter: Where Does Hope Come From by Phil Vischer; and Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God by Mark Batterson.

SERVE

Habitat for Humanity/LCR  landscaping day  has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 8 at 8:30 am. Workers are needed to help lay sod, plant a tree, spread mulch and plant flowers. If you are interested in helping, please sign up with the following link: https://cvhabitat.volunteerhub.com/lp/lcrmarion/.  This is the home in Marion (282 – 22nd St) that LCR is sponsoring with a $15,000 pledge from our Gift & Outreach Fund. The dedication ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9 at 5 pm.

Churches of Marion Food Pantry has two new serving opportunities that require a vehicle and lifting. Become part of a rotating team for: Food Pantry Purchasing (shop at Aldi’s between Thursday aft. and Monday eve) or HACAP Produce Pick-up (Monday and/or Wednesday afternoon at main facility in Hiawatha). Details are on the entryway bulletin board or you can talk to Cari Redondo for more information.

Spring Landscaping Clean-up will be held on Saturday, May 12 from 8:30 am to 12 noon. Remember to bring gloves and any tools you like to use. Contact people for the landscaping group are Andy & Marilynn Carter, Denny & Julie Gilds, and Linda Hayward.

GIVE

May-June mission envelopes are designated for the Community Health Free Clinic in Cedar Rapids. The Clinic provides medical, dental, vision, and prescription services for underserved people in our community. LCR members and friends gave $761 in March & April for the ELCA’s “40 Days of Giving” project, to support those in need in Malawi. Thanks for your generosity!

Your gifts to the Growth & Outreach Fund in May will provide salary, benefits, and housing for our seminary intern, Alyssa Weaver; facility maintenance and repair; and  support of Marion Cares after-school programming and the Marion Habitat home described above.

General Fund gifts support our local ministries and programs led by our staff and carried out by our members and friends. Your General Fund gifts also support our mission partners locally and around the world. Through April 29th, we received 101% of what was needed for General Fund ministries through April! Thanks for your generous, faithful support so far in 2018!

Giving through VANCO – You can give electronically to LCR through: the giving kiosk by the library or  the Give+ mobile app, available from Google Play or iTunes. Once your information has been entered on the app, you can give to LCR anytime, anywhere. Another option is to send a text message to the number (319) 320-1628 from your mobile phone. You will receive a one-time registration link to enter credit or debit card payment information. After that, you can simply text the amount you want to give and it will process automatically.

Simply Giving – You can elect to have a weekly or monthly gift withdrawn from your checking or savings account. Enrollment forms are in the info rack by the Welcome Center. Over a third of our General Fund offerings come from Simply Giving families.

Resurrection E-news: Sunday, April 29, 2018

Dear members and friends of LCR,

This Sunday, April 29, Pastor Erika Uthe will be our guest preacher. Pastor Uthe is an assistant to the Bishop of our Southeastern Iowa Synod, with a focus on Evangelical Mission. We will have communion at all three services, with the King’s Men sharing an anthem at 8:15, second grade bibles presented at the 9:45 service, and the baptism of Claire Hajek at 11:00.

A Care Ministers meeting will be held at 9:45 in the fellowship hall, led by Pastor Miranda. If you have been a care minister in the past, or if you would like to learn more about this ministry, come to hear about this unique ministry. A care minister is linked up with one of our older members who live in nursing homes, other care facilities, or at home to provide friendship and support.

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.

Blessings to you,

Pastor Dennis

WORSHIP

Evening Song Worship is this Wednesday, April 25, at 6 pm.

Summer Worship Times – Starting on Sunday, May 27 and running through Sunday, September 2, Sunday worship will be held at 8:15 and 9:45. Note the time for Summer Song contemporary worship, as in prior years it was at 10:15. Evening Song worship on Wednesdays will be held at 6 pm as usual.

With Faith Praise Band is looking for a drummer and a pianist. Please contact Aaron Schutte or the church office if you or someone you know is interested.

YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP

Sunday School continues this Sunday at 9:45.  Confirmation has large group and a guide huddle this Wednesday at 7 pm. Wednesday Night Live meets on Wednesday at 6 pm and EDGE meets at 7:30 pm.

EWALU Giving Tree Fundraiser –  This Sunday is the final day for this annual fundraiser that helps make camp  more affordable for our kids and the friends they invite. If you, or someone you know, is willing to contribute to the camp experience in a financial way, here is how you can help: 1. Take a tag off the Giving Tree with the $ amount you wish to give. 2. Write a check to LCR or put cash in the envelope along with the left half of the contribution card. (The right half is for your records.) 3. Place the envelope in the backpack by the Giving Tree. Thanks for your generous support of our campers!

Wee Wisdom Garage & Bake Sale will be this Friday, May 4th from 4-7 pm and Saturday, May 5th from 8am-noon. Donations will be accepted beginning this Sunday, April 29, at noon and continuing all week. Baked goods can be donated on Friday, May 4th by noon. Proceeds will go to Wee Wisdom for playground upkeep and classroom upgrades.

Register for Camp EWALU !  We have 46 campers signed up so far; in addition, 7 LCR youth will be counselors, program directors, and Leaders in Training at EWALU this summer. LCR will again provide scholarships for students and camp buddies. $150 will be given for full week overnight camps. $75 will be given for those attending Mini camps and Ranch Day Camps. A letter detailing the information about scholarships can be found at the Welcome Window.  Please let Jill Hansen know (jill@lcrmarion.org) if you would like to have your student on the scholarship list. Include student name, program attending and week the student is attending camp.

VBS and Day Camp – Preschool/Kindergarten Vacation Bible School will be held June 12-15 and Elementary Day Camp will be July 9-13. Registration forms are available in the gathering space. Share these dates with your friends!

CONNECT 

LifeTree Café continues this Friday, May 4th at noon, with a short film and discussion on “Emergency- Make Room for God.” Lifetree is an hour-long experience packed with interesting stories, fascinating people, and lively conversation that will feed your soul. Check out our new Facebook page for Lifetree: facebook.com/LifetreeCafe.Marion.

The LCR/ Mission of Hope Best Shot Golf Outing will be on Sunday, June 24th at Hunters Ridge, starting at 1 pm. The cost is $45 which includes a cart, range balls, dinner, and door prizes. The deadline for signing up is May 15; make your check payable to Mission of Hope to reserve your spot.

Stephen Ministers Available to Offer Care-  There are times when every one of us experiences difficulties. In times of trouble, we look to caring Christian friends to listen to us while we work through our feelings. A Stephen Minister can be such a friend either to you or to someone you know. If you or someone you know could benefit from the trained, caring presence and listening ear of a Stephen Minister, contact Pastor Miranda Klosterboer (Stephen Leader) at 815-291-5793 or email miranda@lcarmarion.org.

GROW

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: His life and writings begins Sunday  at 9:45 in fellowship hall. John: The Gospel of Light and Life,  led by Jim & Linda Cornally, meets this Sunday at 9:45 in the conference room.

Sacred ParentingJoin Donna Dennis to find out how God uses children to change their parents! This study meets on  Sundays at 9:45 am in the church lounge  or on Wednesdays at 7 pm in the café.  

Have you tried Rightnow Media? Rightnow Media allows members of the congregation to access bible studies and faith based videos and books for both adults and youth. If you would like to check out Rightnow Meda, send an email to office@lcrmarion.org and we will get you signed up.  Trending on Rightnow Media includes: Lead Like a Shepherd by Larry Osbourne; I Peter: Where Does Hope Come From by Phil Vischer; and Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God by Mark Batterson.

SERVE   

Habitat for Humanity/LCR  landscaping day  is next Saturday, May 5th from 8 am-4 pm. Workers are needed to help lay sod, plant a tree, spread mulch and plant flowers. If you are interested in helping, please sign up with the following link: https://cvhabitat.volunteerhub.com/lp/lcrmarion/.  This is the home in Marion (282 22nd St) that LCR is sponsoring with a $15,000 pledge from our Gift & Outreach Fund. The dedication ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9.

Quilts & Personal Care Kits – A special thanks to the Comforting Hands quilters and the Rebecca Mary Martha Circle for helping with our Lutheran World Relief mission. 49 quilts and 51 personal care kits will be delivered to Trinity Lutheran in Cedar Rapids by the Wikert family to be shipped abroad. 

Spring Landscaping Clean-up will be held on Saturday, May 12 from 8:30 am to 12 noon. Remember to bring gloves and any tools you like to use. Contact people for the landscaping group are Andy & Marilynn Carter, Denny & Julie Gilds, and Linda Hayward.

GIVE

March-April mission envelopes are designated for the ELCA “40 Days of Giving” emphasis. Malawi health & wellness projects and education & vocational training needs will be supported through this emphasis.

Your gifts to the Growth & Outreach Fund in April will provide salary, benefits, and housing for our seminary intern, Alyssa Weaver; facility maintenance and repair; and  support of Marion Cares after-school programming and the Marion Habitat home described above.

General Fund gifts support our local ministries and programs led by our staff and carried out by our members and friends. Your General Fund gifts also support our mission partners locally and around the world. Through April 22nd, we had received 97% of what was needed for General Fund ministries through April. Thanks for your generous, faithful support so far in 2018!

Giving through VANCO – You can give electronically to LCR through: the giving kiosk by the library or the Give+mobile app, available from Google Play or iTunes. Once your information has been entered on the app, you can give to LCR anytime, anywhere. Another option is to send a text message to the number (319) 320-1628 from your mobile phone. You will receive a one-time registration link to enter credit or debit card payment information. After that, you can simply text the amount you want to give and it will process automatically.

Simply Giving – You can elect to have a weekly or monthly gift withdrawn from your checking or savings account. Enrollment forms are in the info rack by the Welcome Center. Over a third of our General Fund offerings come from Simply Giving families.

Resurrection E-news: Sunday, April 22, 2018

Dear members and friends of LCR,

This Sunday, April 22, is “Good Shepherd” Sunday throughout the church, with songs and Scriptures like Psalm 23 that speak of the Lord as our shepherd, and John 10 where Jesus says of himself, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” Pastor Miranda will preach on these texts and themes of belonging to Jesus as his sheep. The Resurrection Ringers will share anthems at 8:15 and 9:45, and at 11:00 we will witness baptisms of four members of the same family. Holy communion will be served at the 9:45 and 11:00 services.

New Member ‘Coffee with the Pastors’ will be held this Sunday, April 22 at 2 pm. All those wishing to join Resurrection are invited that day for conversation and refreshments.

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.

Blessings to you,

Pastor Dennis

WORSHIP

Evening Song Worship with holy communion is this Wednesday, April 25, at 6 pm. Next Sunday, April 29th, Pastor Erika Uthe of our SE Iowa Synod staff will be our preacher. Pastor Uthe is Director of Evangelical Mission for our synod. Second grade bibles will be distributed at the 9:45 service on the 29th.

YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP

Sunday School continues this Sunday at 9:45.  Wednesday Night Live meets on Wednesday at 6 pm. EDGE resumes this Wednesday at 7:30 pm.

Registration for Camp EWALU is underway! LCR will again provide scholarships for students and camp buddies. $150 will be given for full week overnight camps. $75 will be given for those attending Mini camps and Ranch Day Camps. A letter detailing the information about scholarships can be found at the Welcome Window.  Please let Jill Hansen know (jill@lcrmarion.org) if you would like to have your student on the scholarship list. Include student name, program attending and week the student is attending camp. There are 46 campers signed up so far; in addition, 7 LCR youth will be counselors, program directors, and Leaders in Training at EWALU this summer.

EWALU Giving Tree Fundraiser –  This once-a-year fundraiser helps make camp possible or more affordable for our kids and the friends they invite. If you, or someone you know, is willing to contribute to the camp experience in a financial way, here is how you can help: 1. Take a tag off the Giving Tree with the $ amount you wish to give. 2. Write a check to LCR or put cash in the envelope along with the left half of the contribution card. (The right half is for your records.) 3. Place the envelope in the backpack by the Giving Tree.

CONNECT 

LifeTree Café continues this Friday, April 27 at noon, with a short film and discussion on “Pass or Fail? The State of Education.” Lifetree is an hour-long experience packed with interesting stories, fascinating people, and lively conversation that will feed your soul. Check out our new Facebook page for Lifetree: facebook.com/LifetreeCafe.Marion.

The LCR/ Mission of Hope Best Shot Golf Outing will be on Sunday, June 24th at Hunters Ridge, starting at 1 pm. The cost is $45 which includes a cart, range balls, dinner, and door prizes. The deadline for signing up is May 15; make your check payable to Mission of Hope to reserve your spot.

Stephen Ministers Available to Offer Care – There are times when every one of us experiences difficulties. In times of trouble, we look to caring Christian friends to listen to us while we work through our feelings. A Stephen Minister can be such a friend either to you or to someone you know. Our Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who have received 50 hours of training to minister to people experiencing a crisis or going through a difficult time in life. These Stephen Ministers are committed to providing Christian care for others experiencing many different needs. If you or someone you know could benefit from the trained, caring presence and listening ear of a Stephen Minister, contact Pastor Miranda Klosterboer (Stephen Leader) at 815-291-5793 or email miranda@lcarmarion.org.

GROW

Why? Making Sense of God’s Will, featuring a book and DVD by Adam Hamilton, concludes this Sunday, April 22 in the far end of fellowship hall. Sunday’s topic is “Why God’s Love Prevails.”  John: The Gospel of Light and Life,  led by Jim & Linda Cornally, meets this Sunday at 9:45 in the conference room.

Sacred Parenting Join Donna Dennis to find out how God uses children to change their parents! This study meets on  Sundays at 9:45 am in the church lounge  or on Wednesdays at 7 pm in the café.  

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: His life and writings begins next Sunday, April 29th, at 9:45 in fellowship hall. 

Have you tried Rightnow Media? Rightnow Media allows members of the congregation to access bible studies and faith based videos and books for both adults and youth. If you would like to check out Rightnow Meda, send an email to office@lcrmarion.org and we will get you signed up.  Trending on Rightnow Media for March 2018: Crazy Love by Francis Chan, Philippians: To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain by Matt Chandler, Life, Money, Hope by Dave Ramsey, and All the Places to Go….How Will You Know? by John Ortberg.

SERVE

EWALU Volunteer Work Weekend is April 27-28. Join other volunteers for outdoor activities, fun fellowship, and service projects to prepare camp for the summer season. Lodging and meals provided free of charge. Please RSVP to camp@ewalu.org or call 563-933-4700. Thank you for your support!

Habitat for Humanity/LCR  landscaping day has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 5th due to inclement weather. The driveway needs to be poured and needs warmer weather before that occurs. This is the home in Marion (282 – 22nd St) that LCR is sponsoring with a $15,000 pledge from our Gift & Outreach Fund. The dedication ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, May 9.

Marion Cares – Help us by preparing and serving a meal to our Marion Cares kids this winter/spring. Dinners will be needed at Marion Village on Mondays: May 7; and sack lunches for Thursday, May 10. The meals can be quite simple – recipes for Walking Tacos and BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are posted on the entryway bulletin board – or you can use one of your own favorites. This is a project you can do with your family, co-workers, friends, or small group – anyone who wants to make a positive impact on local children’s lives! Sign up  by contacting Jen at jen.christopherson79@gmail.com

GIVE

March-April mission envelopes are designated for the ELCA “40 Days of Giving” emphasis. Malawi health & wellness projects and education & vocational training needs will be supported through this emphasis.

Your gifts to the Growth & Outreach Fund in April will provide salary, benefits, and housing for our seminary intern, Alyssa Weaver; facility maintenance and repair; and  support of Marion Cares and the Marion Habitat home described above. In March we met our $5,000 goal for Camp Chisomo scholarships. 14 LCR teens and adults will travel to Malawi in June to host Camp Chisomo for the orphans of the village. Each participant will receive a $350 scholarship from your gifts to the Growth & Outreach Fund in February-March.

General Fund gifts support our local ministries and programs led by our staff and carried out by our members and friends. Your General Fund gifts also support our mission partners locally and around the world. Our monthly need will be about $57,800 for an annual budget of $693,350. Thanks for your generous, faithful support so far in 2018! At the end of March, we had received 99% of what was needed for General Fund ministries through the first quarter.

Giving through VANCO – You can give electronically to LCR through: the giving kiosk by the library or the Give+ mobile app, available from Google Play or iTunes. Once your information has been entered on the app, you can give to LCR anytime, anywhere. Another option is to send a text message to the number (319) 320-1628 from your mobile phone. You will receive a one-time registration link to enter credit or debit card payment information. After that, you can simply text the amount you want to give and it will process automatically.

Simply Giving – You can elect to have a weekly or monthly gift withdrawn from your checking or savings account. Enrollment forms are in the info rack by the Welcome Center. Over a third of our General Fund offerings come from Simply Giving families.

All Events CANCELLED This Evening 4/18/18

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection is CANCELLING all evening activities tonight, Wednesday April 18th. Please share this information with your friends. Everyone stay safe!

This includes:
Fellowship Time
Evening Song Worship
Wednesday Night Live
Galileans rehearsal
King’s Men rehearsal
Confirmation – large group
Sacred Parenting class
EDGE Youth Group

Resurrection E-news: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Dear members and friends of LCR,

On this Sunday, April 15, we will continue our celebration of the Resurrection with the story of Christ’s appearance to his disciples from Luke 24. My message will try to bring it home to you by sharing how the resurrected Lord comes to his disciples, then and now, with his peace, presence, purpose and power.

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.

Blessings to you,

Pastor Dennis

WORSHIP

Evening Song Worship is this Wednesday, April 18, at 6 pm.

YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP

Sunday School continues this Sunday at 9:45.  Wednesday Night Live meets on Wednesday, April 18 at 6 pm. EDGE resumes this Wednesday after taking a week off.

Registration for Camp EWALU is underway!  LCR will again provide scholarships for students and camp buddies. $150 will be given for full week overnight camps. $75 will be given for those attending Mini camps and Ranch Day Camps. A letter detailing the information about scholarships can be found at the Welcome Window.  Please let Jill Hansen know (jill@lcrmarion.org) if you would like to have your student on the scholarship list. Include student name, program attending and week the student is attending camp.

EWALU Giving Tree Fundraiser-  This once-a-year fundraiser helps make camp possible or more affordable for our kids and the friends they invite. If you, or someone you know, is willing to contribute to the camp experience in a financial way, here is how you can help: 1. Take a tag off the Giving Tree with the $ amount you wish to give. 2. Write a check to LCR or put cash in the envelope along with the left half of the contribution card. (The right half is for your records.) 3. Place the envelope in the backpack by the Giving Tree.

CONNECT 

LifeTree Café continues this Friday, April 20 at noon, with a short film and discussion on “How to Live Before You Die: Embracing Life to the Fullest. Lifetree is an hour-long experience packed with interesting stories, fascinating people, and lively conversation that will feed your soul. Check out our new Facebook page for Lifetree: facebook.com/LifetreeCafe.Marion.

New Member ‘Coffee with the Pastors’ will be held on Sunday, April 22 at 2 pm. All those wishing to join Resurrection are invited that day for conversation and refreshments.

Resurrection Scrapbookers will gather on Saturday, April 21 from 9 am to 9 pm. Bring your photos, albums, and tools and stay for as long as you like. Contact Donna Dennis at odonna@netins.net for further information. Non-members are always welcome, so invite a friend!

Stephen Ministers Available to Offer Care-  There are times when every one of us experiences difficulties. In times of trouble, we look to caring Christian friends to listen to us while we work through our feelings. A Stephen Minister can be such a friend either to you or to someone you know. Our Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who have received 50 hours of training to minister to people experiencing a crisis or going through a difficult time in life. These Stephen Ministers are committed to providing Christian care for others experiencing many different needs. If you or someone you know could benefit from the trained, caring presence and listening ear of a Stephen Minister, contact Pastor Miranda Klosterboer (Stephen Leader) at 815-291-5793 or email miranda@lcarmarion.org.

GROW

Why? Making Sense of God’s Will, featuring a book and DVD by Adam Hamilton, continues this Sunday, April 15 in the far end of fellowship hall. Sunday’s topic is “Why Can’t I See God’s Will for My Life?”  John: The Gospel of Light and Life,  led by Jim & Linda Cornally, meets this Sunday at 9:45 in the conference room.

Sacred ParentingJoin Donna Dennis to find out how God uses children to change their parents! This study meets on  Sundays at 9:45 am in the church lounge  or on Wednesdays at 7 pm in the café.  

Have you tried Rightnow Media? Rightnow Media allows members of the congregation to access bible studies and faith based videos and books for both adults and youth. If you would like to check out Rightnow Meda, send an email to office@lcrmarion.org and we will get you signed up.  Trending on Rightnow Media for March 2018: Crazy Love by Francis Chan, Philippians: To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain by Matt Chandler, Life, Money, Hope by Dave Ramsey, and All the Places to Go….How Will You Know? by John Ortberg.

SERVE  

Habitat for Humanity/LCR  landscaping day  has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 5th due to inclement weather. The driveway needs to be poured and needs warmer weather before that occurs. This is the home in Marion (282 22nd St) that LCR is sponsoring with a $15,000 pledge from our Gift & Outreach Fund. We will let you know when the landscaping day is scheduled, along with the dedication event.

Marion Cares – Help us by preparing and serving a meal to our Marion Cares kids this winter/spring. Dinners will be needed at Marion Village on Mondays: April 9 or May 7; and sack lunches for Thursday, May 10. The meals can be quite simple – recipes for Walking Tacos and BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are posted on the entryway bulletin board – or you can use one of your own favorites. This is a project you can do with your family, co-workers, friends, or small group – anyone who wants to make a positive impact on local children’s lives! Sign up  by contacting Jen at jen.christopherson79@gmail.com

GIVE

March-April mission envelopes are designated for the ELCA “40 Days of Giving” emphasis. Malawi health & wellness projects and education & vocational training needs will be supported through this emphasis.

Your gifts to the Growth & Outreach Fund in April will provide salary, benefits, and housing for our seminary intern, Alyssa Weaver; facility maintenance and repair; and  support of Marion Cares and the Marion Habitat home described above. In March  we met our $5000 goal for Camp Chisomo scholarships. 14 LCR teens and adults will travel to Malawi in June to host Camp Chisomo for the orphans of the village. Each participant will receive a $350 scholarship from your gifts to the Growth & Outreach Fund in February-March.

General Fund gifts support our local ministries and programs led by our staff and carried out by our members and friends. Your General Fund gifts also support our mission partners locally and around the world. Our monthly need will be about $57,800 for an annual budget of $693,350. Thanks for your generous, faithful support so far in 2018! At the end of March, we had received 99% of what was needed for General Fund ministries through the first quarter.

Giving through VANCO – You can give electronically to LCR through: the giving kiosk by the library or the Give+ mobile app, available from Google Play or iTunes. Once your information has been entered on the app, you can give to LCR anytime, anywhere. Another option is to send a text message to the number (319) 320-1628 from your mobile phone. You will receive a one-time registration link to enter credit or debit card payment information. After that, you can simply text the amount you want to give and it will process automatically.

Simply Giving – You can elect to have a weekly or monthly gift withdrawn from your checking or savings account. Enrollment forms are in the info rack by the Welcome Center. Over a third of our General Fund offerings come from Simply Giving families.

Resurrection E-news: Sunday, April 8, 2018

Dear members and friends of LCR,

On this coming Sunday, April 8, we will celebrate Bright Sunday in style. Wear your brightest clothing in celebration of the “joke God played on the devil- raising Jesus from the dead.” There will be fun songs in worship, other light-hearted moments, and a sermon by our intern Alyssa on the familiar Gospel story of Jesus appearing to his disciples on Easter evening (John 20:19-31).

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.

Blessings to you,

Pastor Dennis

WORSHIP

Evening Song Worship is this Wednesday, April 11, at 6 pm. If you’ll be out of town this weekend, come join us for worship on Wednesday, with Alyssa preaching her sermon from Bright Sunday.

YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP

Sunday School resumes on April 8 at 9:45.  Wednesday Night Live meets on Wednesday, April 11 at 6 pm. EDGE will not meet this week as our youth director, Katie Kascel, will be out of town at a continuing education conference in Kentucky.

Registration for Camp EWALU is underway! LCR will again provide scholarships for students and camp buddies. $150 will be given for full week overnight camps. $75 will be given for those attending Mini camps and Ranch Day Camps. A letter detailing the information about scholarships can be found at the Welcome Window.  Please let Jill Hansen know (jill@lcrmarion.org) if you would like to have your student on the scholarship list. Include student name, program attending and week the student is attending camp.

CONNECT

LifeTree Café continues this Friday, April 13 at noon, with a short film and discussion on In the News: Illegal Immigration.” Lifetree is an hour-long experience packed with interesting stories, fascinating people, and lively conversation that will feed your soul. Check out our new Facebook page for Lifetree: facebook.com/LifetreeCafe.Marion.

New Member ‘Coffee with the Pastors’ will be held on Sunday, April 22 at 2 pm. All those wishing to join Resurrection are invited that day for conversation and refreshments.

Resurrection Scrapbookers will gather on Saturday, April 21 from 9 am to 9 pm. Bring your photos, albums, and tools and stay for as long as you like. Contact Donna Dennis at odonna@netins.net for further information. Non-members are always welcome, so invite a friend!

Stephen Ministers Available to Offer Care-  There are times when every one of us experiences difficulties. In times of trouble, we look to caring Christian friends to listen to us while we work through our feelings. A Stephen Minister can be such a friend either to you or to someone you know. Our Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who have received 50 hours of training to minister to people experiencing a crisis or going through a difficult time in life. These Stephen Ministers are committed to providing Christian care for others experiencing many different needs. If you or someone you know could benefit from the trained, caring presence and listening ear of a Stephen Minister, contact Pastor Miranda Klosterboer (Stephen Leader) at 815-291-5793 or email miranda@lcarmarion.org.

GROW

Why? Making Sense of God’s Will, featuring a book and DVD by Adam Hamilton, resumes this Sunday, April 8, in the far end of fellowship hall. Sunday’s topic is “Why Do My Prayers Go Unanswered?”  John: The Gospel of Light and Life,  led by Jim & Linda Cornally,  resumes on April 8.

Sacred Parenting Join Donna Dennis to find out how God uses children to change their parents! This study meets on  Sundays at 9:45 am in the church lounge, beginning on April 8, or on Wednesdays at 7 pm in the café.  

Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace will be presented on Tuesday, April 10 at 7:00 pm. This film about Lutheran author, pastor, and Nazi resistance supporter Dietrich Bonhoeffer will inspire you and strengthen your faith. After the film we’ll gather for refreshments and conversation in the café.

Have you tried Rightnow Media? Rightnow Media allows members of the congregation to access bible studies and faith based videos and books for both adults and youth. If you would like to check out Rightnow Meda, send an email to office@lcrmarion.org and we will get you signed up.  Trending on Rightnow Media for March 2018: Crazy Love by Francis Chan, Philippians: To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain by Matt Chandler, Life, Money, Hope by Dave Ramsey, and All the Places to Go….How Will You Know? by John Ortberg.

SERVE

Habitat for Humanity/LCR  landscaping day  has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. The driveway needs to be poured and needs warmer weather before that occurs. This is the home in Marion (282 22nd St) that LCR is sponsoring with a $15,000 pledge from our Gift & Outreach Fund. We will let you know when the landscaping day is scheduled, along with the dedication event.

Marion Cares – Help us by preparing and serving a meal to our Marion Cares kids this winter/spring. Dinners will be needed at Marion Village on Mondays: April 9 or May 7; and sack lunches for Thursday, May 10. The meals can be quite simple – recipes for Walking Tacos and BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are posted on the entryway bulletin board – or you can use one of your own favorites. This is a project you can do with your family, co-workers, friends, or small group – anyone who wants to make a positive impact on local children’s lives! Sign up  by contacting Jen at jen.christopherson79@gmail.com

“Reverse Lent” Giving Project –  thanks to all who have given so generously to the Marion Food Pantry through our Giving Project in Lent. Over $1400 in food was received.

GIVE

March-April mission envelopes are designated for the ELCA “40 Days of Giving” emphasis. Malawi health & wellness projects and education & vocational training needs will be supported through this emphasis.

Your gifts to the Growth & Outreach Fund in April will provide salary, benefits, and housing for our seminary intern, Alyssa Weaver; facility maintenance and repair; and  support of Marion Cares and the Marion Habitat home described above. In March  we met our $5000 goal for Camp Chisomo scholarships. 14 LCR teens and adults will travel to Malawi in June to host Camp Chisomo for the orphans of the village. Each participant will receive a $350 scholarship from your gifts to the Growth & Outreach Fund in February-March.

General Fund gifts support our local ministries and programs led by our staff and carried out by our members and friends. Your General Fund gifts also support our mission partners locally and around the world. Our monthly need will be about $57,800 for an annual budget of $693,350. Thanks for your generous, faithful support so far in 2018! At the end of March, we had received 99% of what was needed for General Fund ministries through the first quarter.

Giving through VANCO – You can give electronically to LCR through: the giving kiosk by the library or the Give+ mobile app, available from Google Play or iTunes. Once your information has been entered on the app, you can give to LCR anytime, anywhere. Another option is to send a text message to the number (319) 320-1628 from your mobile phone. You will receive a one-time registration link to enter credit or debit card payment information. After that, you can simply text the amount you want to give and it will process automatically.

Simply Giving – You can elect to have a weekly or monthly gift withdrawn from your checking or savings account. Enrollment forms are in the info rack by the Welcome Center. Over a third of our General Fund offerings come from Simply Giving families.