Dear members and friends of LCR,
This Sunday, September 10 , is Rally Sunday. Traditional worship is at 8:15, with contemporary worship at 9:45 & 11:00. We welcome our youngest members back to Sunday School at 9:45. At noon, there will be a potluck with pulled pork sandwiches and hot dogs provided- please bring a side dish to share. Games and activities for kids on the back lawn will be available, including a bounce house, balloon animals, and face painting. On this kick-off Sunday, remember to wear your favorite team’s gear!
In worship, I’ll launch a new 5-week sermon series on Spiritual Gifts with a message from I Corinthians 12. In addition, there will be a “litany of beginning” for our intern, Alyssa Weaver at all services. At the 8:15 service, we will honor Ed and Sharon Hill for their 27 years of leadership with the Older Hymns. Your cards of welcome and appreciation for Alyssa and the Hills would be welcome. There will be a table in the gathering space with a “welcome cake” and baskets for cards.
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,
Resurrection Choir begins rehearsals this Wednesday, September 13, at 7:15 under the direction of Tyler Hagy. 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.
Wednesday Night Live is back! 3rd-5th graders are invited to come together in the fellowship hall from 6-7 pm each Wednesday night, starting September 13th.
Confirmation (6th-8th grades) will have large group this Wednesday, starting at 7 pm in the worship room.
Adult Faith Development classes will begin next Sunday, September 17, at 9:45. A DVD course on spiritual gifts– Serving From the Heart- will begin that day, as well as a study on the Parables of Jesus, led by Jim & Linda Cornally.
Martin Luther: An Idea That Changed the World will air on Iowa Public Television this Tuesday night, September 12, at 7 pm. It will be rebroadcast on Sunday, September 17 at 7 pm on PBS-World stations. This film is made possible through funding by Thrivent Financial.
Sunday School Teachers Needed – Sunday School starts THIS SUNDAY! As we prepare for an exciting year of discipleship and fellowship with our students, we are looking for a couple more volunteers in preschool and kindergarten. All the materials are provided for you. Contact Jessi Heidelbauer (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or to sign up.
Habitat for Humanity Marion Build will begin work on Friday, September 22 at 282 – 22nd St. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up on the entryway bulletin board. Your contact information will be given to Habitat and they will contact you when needed for those tasks. Jobs will usually be on Saturdays (8:30a – 4:00p), or on some weekdays. Half-days are also welcome. Tools and lunch are always provided. If you are unskilled in a task, on-site staff will teach you. Questions? Call Marlin Oeltjen (651-6159) or Sally Reck (350-8264).
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, and a Stephen Leader will contact you; visit our information table in the gathering space; learn more at www.stephenministries.org; or contact Pastor Miranda at email@example.com.
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.
EWALU Fall Festival & Quilt Auction is next Saturday, September 16. Take your lawn chairs and family, friends, neighbors, whoever! Schedule includes: 9:00 am – (all-day activities) Hayrides, Petting Zoo, Country Store, Live Music, Concession Stand, Quilt Review / 11:00 am – Devotional Service / 12:00 noon – Lunch / 1:00 pm – Quilt Auction begins. See www.ewalu.org for more details.
Monday Night Football returns on September 18th at 7 pm in the YAC. Come join the fun and enjoy some food and fellowship!
LifeTree Café, an exciting new outreach ministry, will have its first gathering on Friday noon, October 6, in our café. The target of this ministry will be our neighbors around LCR who are in need of Christian community. Lifetree is an hour-long experience packed with interesting stories, fascinating people, and lively conversation that will feed your soul. The first video topic will be “Making Life’s Toughest Decisions.” Check out the September Crosstalk for more information (p. 5) or join the conversation at LifetreeCafe.com.
Hurricane Relief- ELCA congregations have a wonderful way to express our love and concern for disaster victims like those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Your gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response- designated for Hurricane Relief- will be used 100% for this disaster. You can give online at ELCA.org/disaster or use the insert in this Sunday’s bulletin to send a check to ELCA Gift Processing Center; PO Box 1809; Merrifield, VA 21116-8009.
Mission Envelope Gifts for September-October will be sent to Willis Dady Homeless Services, a temporary shelter provider in downtown Cedar Rapids. Phoebe Trepp, the Executive Director of Willis Dady, will be with us in two weeks, on September 17, to share about their important ministry.