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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.

Resurrection E-News July 30, 2017

Dear members and friends of LCR,

 

This Sunday, July 30, we will conclude our video/sermon series on Moses with “Don’t Forget… Pass It On.” Our video by Adam Hamilton will focus on how Israel was to teach their children about trusting in God- lessons that still ring true today. At the 8:15 service, we will have a “double feature”, showing both “Lessons from the Wilderness” and “Don’t Forget..” Last Sunday we had technical problems at 8:15 and didn’t see the “Lessons” video, so we will watch it this Sunday.

 

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, arrived on Tuesday and will begin her ministry with us on August 1. We will welcome her on Sunday, August 6 (not July 30) at all services. Our Internship Committee is complete. Thanks to Nora Read, Carrie Klein, John Hanson, Julie Jensen, Rick Ironside, and Linda Erlandson for agreeing to serve.

 

YOUTH NEWS

High School Mission Trip- a large group of youth and adults will returned last Sunday from their mission trip to Washington, D.C. They will share about their experiences on Sunday, August 13th

 

EWALU Bible Camp– this week’s campers include:  Malena Koehn, Elle Kehl (Ranch Mini-Camp 7A); Emrie Johnson, Megan Schachtlie (Trailblazers); Josephine McRoberts (Native Americans); Ava Kehl (Pioneers); Ray Redondo (Night Camp); Hannah Cahill, Kristie Varner, Hannah Velasquez (Houseboating); Amelia McRoberts (Boundary Waters). Keep them in your prayers, along with these staff from LCR:  Assistant director– Jesse Klosterboer; Staff– Max Versteegh (Houseboat Coordinator), Will Versteegh (Night Camp Coordinator & Adventure Specialist), Jared Almandinger; Leaders In Training: Amanda Williams.

 

CONNECT

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 play, starting at 4:15.  We received a $250 Thrivent grant to provide hot dogs, buns, and condiments for the event.

 

Canoeing & Cookout on the 29th was cancelled due to flooding concerns.

 

Rebecca Mary Martha Circle will gather at Olive Garden for our annual luncheon on Wednesday, August 2nd at 11:30 am. Call Donna Morrissey (377-2177) if you need to arrange a ride or have any questions.                       

 

SERVE

Last Sunday’s Golf Outing & Fundraiser was an outstanding time on the links, plus $1,190 was raised for Mission of Hope/Crossroads! Bill Stein & Donna Feigenbaum spent hours arranging everything, with the help of Laurie Stock and Steve, Heather, and Allison Feigenbaum. Thanks to them for their ‘golf ministry.’

 

Marion Cares Back-to-School Backpacks – 45 backpacks have been returned with school supplies. If you have one still at home, please bring it in by Monday, July 31. They will be distributed later this week at Squaw Creek, Marion Village, and Azure Apartments.

 

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.

 

Mission of Hope Lunch Program  is Thursday, August 3 (not Aug. 1 as was mentioned on p. 1 of the Crosstalk). If you would like to be on the serving line or contribute bars or cookies, note this on the back of your welcome card during worship or email Sharon Hill (sehillmv@q.com) or Linda Schminke (dlschminke@q.com).

 

Landscapers Work Day is Saturday, August 5, starting at 8:30 am. There will be a mid-morning break for treats; our target is to be finished by noon. These work days are a big help to the landscapers, who work  hard to keep the grounds looking their best. Please let Marcia know if you are able to come.  (marcia@lcrmarion.org) or talk to the Landscaping Team Leaders (Andy & Marilyn Carter, Julie & Denny Gilds, & Linda Hayward)

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

Resurrection E-news: July 9, 2017

Dear members and friends of LCR,

This Sunday, July 9, we will have one combined service outdoors at 10:15, with a potluck to follow. It will be led by the With Faith & Evening Song worship teams, with anthems from the Galileans and EDGE Band. Bring your lawn chairs and a non-perishable food item for Mission of Hope. For the potluck, bring a main dish, side dish, salad, or dessert to share. There will be seating in the fellowship hall for those who prefer to listen indoors. If it’s raining, we’ll move the service inside. Come early and enjoy some donuts and coffee in the café and fellowship hall from 9:15-10:15. We will have several pop-up tents to provide shade; come early to help set them up, along with extra chairs and staging/risers for the musicians.

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

Jessi Heidelbauer accepted our offer to be our new Children’s Ministry  Co-Director in charge of Sunday School and day camp. She began her ministry 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 mid-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.

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 during that week to move furniture and boxes into a rental home on Country Club Drive. Put a note on your welcome card if you would like to help.

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

YOUTH NEWS

Day Camp begins this week, July 10-14 – This annual highlight of the summer for 1st-5th graders will again be led by EWALU Counselors. You can  register at the gathering space table or at www.lcrmarion.org. This year’s theme is “The Water of Life.”

Bible Camp – Please keep these campers and staff in your prayers this week: Alexa Clymer, Keanna Williams, Tori Sletteland (Explorers); Briana Clymer, Jordan Thompson (Native Americans); Karli Sletteland (Ranch Camp); Jessica Dolezal, Emma Schminke (Night Camp); Emmie Buse, Zoe DeKruif, Laura Noehren (Houseboating); 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, Amanda Williams.

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. Keep them in your prayers. They will share about their experiences on Sunday, August 6th (not the 13th as was printed in the August Crosstalk).

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 a squeeze bottle of mayo and/or ziploc sandwich bags (no zippers) 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.

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.

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..

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 fellowship event on Saturday, July 29 at Pinicon Ridge Park in Central City. You can sign up in the gathering space today; those who want to reserve a canoe must sign up and pay rental fee by July 21.

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.  A speaker from the Center will be with us next Sunday, July 16 to share at both services about their ministry.

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.

Resurrection E-news: July 2, 2017

Dear members and friends of LCR,

This Sunday, July 2 at both services,  the Malawi Mission Trip group will share stories and video of their recent trip to Africa and the gospel ministry carried out through Camp Chisomo. If you’re gone this Sunday for the holiday weekend, you can hear their stories at our 6:00 Wednesday night service on July 5th.

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.

See you on Sunday,

Pastor Dennis

WORSHIP

Outdoor Worship – A Combined Outdoor Worship Service will be held next Sunday, July 9 at 10:15 am. It will be led by the With Faith & Evening Song worship teams, with anthems from the Galileans, Older Hymns, and EDGE Band. Bring your lawn chairs and a non-perishable food item for Mission of Hope. A potluck will follow, so please come with a main dish, side dish, salad, or dessert to share. There will be seating in the fellowship hall for those who prefer to listen indoors. If it’s raining, we’ll move the service inside. Come early and enjoy some donuts and coffee in the café and fellowship hall from 9:15-10:15. We will have several pop-up tents to provide shade; come early to help set them up, along with extra chairs.

STAFF NEWS

Jessi Heidelbauer has accepted our offer to be our new Children’s Ministry  Co-Director in charge of Sunday School and day camp. She will begin her ministry this 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.

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

GROW

Bible Camp– EWALU will be on staff break this week, providing a time of renewal for our LCR members serving on staff this summer:  Assoiate 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.

 Day Camp on July 10-14- an annual highlight of the summer for 1st-5th graders is Day Camp, led by EWALU Counselors. You can  register at the gathering space table or at www.lcrmarion.org. This year’s theme is “The Water of Life.”

SERVE

Matthew 25- A group from LCR provided and served lunches for 60 workers on Wednesday, June 28. Thanks to all those who made and brought in desserts, and to those who prepared and/or served the meal: Glenn Jensen, Darlene McGovern, Donna Walton, Kaitlyn Quade, Mary Hajek, & Lyn A’Hearn.

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. Our own With Faith band will provide several songs during the event.

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 fellowship event on Saturday, July 29 at Pinicon Ridge Park in Central City. You can sign up in the gathering space today; those who want to reserve a canoe must sign up and pay rental fee by July 14.

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.  A speaker from the Center will be with us on Sunday, July 16 to share at both services about their ministry.

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.

July 2017 CrossTalk & Calendar

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

July 2017 CrossTalk

July 2017 Calendar of Events

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.