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A Busy Spring at Resurrection

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



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


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

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

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

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



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


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

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


Holy Week @ Resurrection

Hallelujah, He is Alive!

Palm Sunday w/EDGE Band
April 9 – 9:45 & 11:00 am

Maundy Thursday w/Communion
April 13 @ 7:00 pm

Good Friday
April 14 @ 7:00 pm

Easter Sunday w/Communion
April 16 @ 8:15, 9:45, 11:00 am

Sunday School will take Easter Sunday off so that families can worship our risen Lord together.

Easter Breakfast
Sunday, 7:30-11:00 am

Our high school youth are raising funds for their mission trip to Washington DC this July. They will be serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, and fruit.

January 15 & 18: Seeing the Light


Today’s gospel from John 1:29-42 begins with John the Baptist pointing not to himself but to Jesus as “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”  In a world where people often point to themselves through various social media, the gospel calls us to point to Jesus, the light of the world. This Sunday also reminds us of our own epiphanies, our own moments of “seeing the light.” Sometimes it is sudden, like Andrew and Simon as Jesus calls them to be his disciples. Often it is a slow, gradual process over a lifetime. Preacher: Pastor Dennis


Christianity’s Family Tree: What Other Christians Believe and Why – Our video course continues today at 9:45 with a look at Pentecostalism.

Sunday School – Preschool through 5th graders meet in the education wing at 9:45 and learn about God’s love!


Biblical Fellowship meets at 2 pm in the fellowship hall. Come experience bible study “done classic.” Charlie Clauss is our most excellent leader.


Wednesday Night Live is for students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Join us in the fellowship hall at 6 pm to learn, serve, and hang with your friends.

Confirmation is for students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Large group will meet in the worship room at 7 pm.

EDGE Youth Group is for high school students. We meet in the YAC from 7:30-9:00 pm.


Brown Bag Bible Study continues on Thursdays at 11:30 in the café. Bring your lunch and join us as we look at Matthew 4:12-23 – the call of the disciples.


Pathways Small Groups meet on different times and days throughout every week. Check the Pathways display in the gathering space and find a subject that calls to you. Groups always welcome new members!

weather update Wed, Dec. 14

As of 3 pm, all Wednesday events (Dec. 14) are going ahead as scheduled. Sorry to those who have tried to call the office. Mediacom incoming phone lines have been down today.

Camp Chisomo Film Premiere & Dinner

Sunday, October 2 & 5:  Increase our Faith  – Pastor Miranda preaches.

Do you ever wonder if you have enough faith? Do you ever wonder, “Can I/we really do this?” The disciples say to Jesus, “Increase our faith.”  We, too, can feel inadequate in faith, discouraged in our ability to make a difference, or wonder if we have what is needed to make it through. In our reading for today, Jesus encourages the disciples (and us) with truths about faith and about putting faith into action.


Although we won’t be getting on a plane, all of us will get the chance to experience life in Malawi through dinner and a short film that documents the progress and development of Camp Chisomo. Join us in the worship room at 5:oo pm for the film, then come to the fellowship hall for a traditional Malawian meal. Any free-will offerings you may be moved to give will go towards an agricultural project promoting sustainability in Camp Chisomo’s village in Malawi.

Further information: Chisomo Pa Chisomo

Camp Chisomo Film Premier & Dinner


OCTOBER 2nd, 2016 at 5:00 pm at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection


Although we won’t be getting on a plane, all of us will get the chance to experience life in Malawi through dinner and a short film that documents the progress and development of Camp Chisomo. Following the film, a traditional Malawian meal will be served. All proceeds will go towards an agricultural project promoting sustainability in our village.

Camp Chisomo is a place for kids to be kids; where they learn about God’s grace and the power it gives to live with dignity in the present and hope for the future.

Adult & Youth Discipleship at Resurrection

Adult Faith Development programs start this weekend!

Sunday Morning Bible Study -Sundays, 9:45 am, conference room, Jim & Linda Cornally, begins 9/18

Growing Older – 4 Sundays, 9:45 am, fellowship hall, begins 9/18

Guest speakers will cover topics like financial concerns, wills & legal issues (power of attorney), staying in your home or moving to assisted living facilities, how to stay healthy, and other concerns of aging.

Brown Bag Bible Study -Thursdays, 11:30–12:30, fellowship hall, Pastor Dennis

Bring your lunch for conversation and Bible or book studies, previewing the gospel text for the upcoming Sunday. We’ll use a fun format by Serendipity House for our study of Luke’s gospel.

Rebecca Mary Martha Circle – first Wednesdays, 1:00 pm, fellowship hall, Harriet Van Gilder

JAM Women’s Bible Study – second Mondays, 1:00 pm, church lounge, Marcie Vogel

Small Group Studies:

Cathy Soppe – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 1:30 pm, LCR/Winslow House, topic TBD

Linda Schminke – 2nd & 4th Wed’s, 1:00 pm, LCR, “Making Sense of the Bible”

Dan Tegtmeier – 1st Monday evenings, homes, “Stepping Into Faith”

Linda Hayward – 3rd Sunday evenings, homes, topic TBD

Lyn A’Hearn – one Sunday a month, 6:00 pm, home, “Unglued” (decision making)

Wayne Brandt – 2nd Sunday evenings, homes, Book of Faith studies: Hebrews

Donna Dennis – every other Thursday, 7:00 pm, LCR, Minor Prophets

Rick Siefken – 1st & 3rd Sundays, 3:00 pm, LCR, “Connecting With God”

Charlie Clauss – 3rd Tuesdays, 2:00 pm, LCR, “Book of Esther”

Linda/Bob Erlandson – 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:00 pm, home, “Couples of the Old Testament”


Youth Programs Have Begun!

Sunday School

Preschool-5th Grade / Sundays 9:45-10:45 am / Sunday School Registration form is here and consent/release form here.

Wednesday Night Live

3rd-5th Grade / Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 pm / WNL Registration form and consent/release form is here.


6th, 7th, 8th Grades / Wednesdays 7:00-8:15 pm / Confirmation Registration form is here and consent/release form is here.

EDGE – High School Youth Group

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


Worship @ LCR – August 7th and 14th

Sunday, August 7, we welcome Jeff Capps, Executive Director of Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity, who will share about the important work of Habitat in our local area and worldwide. More than 130 homes have been built since 1988 in Linn and Benton Counties by thousands of volunteers, partner families, and organizations like LCR. Come and hear the story of Habitat and how you can help families build homes, community, and hope.

Sunday, August 14, Katie Kascel and our EDGE youth & adults will share stories and video from their recent mission trip to New Orleans. With much of the relief and recovery work from Hurricane Katrina complete in New Orleans, Youth Works, who sets up the experience for our youth, has largely turned its attention to caring for the people of the city. A big part of this includes partnering with children’s programs in the community as well as serving seniors and adults with special needs.

Mission Trip 2016

Easter Breakfast

Easter Breakfast

Sunday, March 27

7:30-11:00 am

supports Youth Mission Trip in July

Students from the Seats

In addition to our Kids Against Hunger packaging event this Sunday, January 31, we begin a new 3 week series called “Students from the Seats.” Each week an EDGE youth will share their testimony of how Jesus is at work in their life. This Sunday we will hear from Ally Edwards. Pastor Dennis will share some additional thoughts  on “When the Good News Sounds Bad.” Let’s all come together this Sunday to hear Ally and  reflect on the themes of rejection and acceptance in our daily lives.