WORSHIP: Sunday, April 17 – Pastor Dennis will preach “The Road to Recovery.” The gift of new life, resurrection life, is given by the risen Christ in many ways. We hear from Acts 9 the story of Dorcas, a faithful woman in the city of Joppa. When she becomes ill and dies, Peter comes with resurrection power and raises her back to life. We will hear a story of recovery from Jody Ochs, who survived two brain surgeries and now has that gift of new life from Jesus.
PRAYER: On April 14th, a powerful earthquake hit Kumamoto in Japan, where our ELCA missionaries, Patrick & Jackie Bencke, live. (photo above is from their neighborhood) They will be here at Resurrection on August 21st to share their story with us, but what they need most now is our thoughts and prayers. You can read Jackie’s report on this event: earthquake
SERVING: Here are three great ways to serve in the months ahead at LCR….
TRANSFORM 2016 – Our Adult Service Project this summer will be through Matthew 25 right here in Cedar Rapids. TRANSFORM 2016 is a week devoted to working with other volunteers to rehab homes and do various construction projects in the Taylor neighborhood. More information is available at http://www.hub25.org/take_action/volunteer/mission-camps/ and will be posted in the May CrossTalk.
Stephen Ministry Workshop – Would you like to help the pastors in caring for people as a trained Stephen Minister? If so, come to a free workshop at First Lutheran on Saturday, April 23 from 9 am-1 pm to learn more and gain some practical skills. Contact the church office if you would like to go.
EWALU Volunteer Work Weekend – Are you looking for a way to become more involved at Camp EWALU? Join us May 6-8 for a fun day helping us get the camp ready for summer. Come for the whole weekend, or just a few hours. Come by yourself or bring your family, friends, or church group. All are welcome! Contact us for more information and to register – 563-933-4700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIVING: The Camp EWALU Giving Tree is in the gathering space for this one last weekend. Please help our youth and their friends go to camp! Amounts from $1-$50 can be donated for “camperships,” so that no child who wants to attend will be turned away.