Author Archive for Allyn Glenn-Angell

Finding Solid Ground-Women & Divorce

Finding Solid Ground-Women & Divorce is a unique event designed to bless and encourage divorced or divorcing women. On Sunday, February 24 from 1:30-5:30 p.m., popular women’s speaker Mandy Sullivan will use Scripture, stories, humor, music, and fun to deliver a message of hope and inspiration. A panel of experts will address pivotal issues, and vendors will provide resources. Your $25 ticket includes beverage, gift bag, hors-d’oeuvres, dessert and pampering in the lovely setting of The Hotel at Kirkwood Center ballroom and atrium. Tickets are available online or in person at Thrivent Financial, 3343 Southgate Ct. SW, Suite 104, Cedar Rapids. This event is sponsored by Thrivent Community-Mississippi Valley. No Thrivent products will be sold. For information call 319-366-2991.

January 2019 Cross Talk

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New Small Groups – January 6th!

A new year means new small group opportunities! There are three new groups that will meet during the 9 AM hour on Sunday mornings.


This is a video series class in the lounge on Sundays at 9:05 am  January 6th thru Feb. 3rd.

They are simple phrases. They sound Christian, like something you might find in the Bible. Let’s explore these phrases.

  • Everything Happens for a Reason
  • God Helps Those Who Help Themselves
  • And other simple phrases
One Year Chronological Bible Study:

A fascinating way to read through the Bible in one year—in only fifteen minutes per day!

Now you can gain a better understanding of the order of biblical events and the historical context in which they unfolded. The One Year Chronological Bible arranges the entire Bible text—books, chapters, and even verses—in the order the events actually happened.

Sundays beginning January 6th in the center of the Fellowship Hall at 9:05 am.

Contact Dan Tegtmeier to order your copy (approx. cost $18.00) 319-240-8348 or

Holy Spirit: An Introduction:

Who is the Holy Spirit? We say it every Sunday—I believe in the Holy Spirit—and yet what does that mean? How can we believe in something or rather, someone that we don’t even know? Beginning on January 6th, Dorothy Rinderknecht will guide us on a personal discovery of the most ignored and misunderstood Person in the Church— the Holy Spirit. Sunday mornings at 9:05 am in the library.

Our new Facebook group

There are 168 hours in a week and most of us only spend 1 of those in worship. We know that this community of people called Lutheran Church of the Resurrection is so much more than just a place to worship on Sunday/Wednesday and our hope is that this Facebook group will be one of the ways we can connect with you during the other 167 hours a week.

Each church council meeting begins with members sharing their alleluias and mercies from the last month because they know how important it is to care for one another even in the midst of the work they do as a council. We want this group to be a place that we can all share our alleluias and mercies, so we can celebrate together, pray together, and grieve together.

This will also be the place where we share announcements about upcoming events, opportunities for you to serve in and beyond the church, and important updates.

You can join the group here

A New Year, A New Spiritual Discipline

As we move through December and the anticipation of Advent that leads to Christmas, many of us start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. The beginning of a new year symbolically marks a chance to start fresh, to do things differently than we have before. As you start thinking about the ways that you want to change your life next year we want to invite you to think about adding a new spiritual discipline to your life.

Did you know that more than 50% of American adults wish they read the Bible more? If you are one of those folks we want to offer you help. Reading the Bible can be intimidating. Maybe you’ve never opened a Bible before, or you do but close it quickly because you’re overwhelmed. There are a lot of great tools that can help overcome that.

As a member at Resurrection, you have access to the full library of Bible studies, video devotionals, and speakers at RightNow Media. Now is a great time to check out one of those resources to help you start the new year with the new spiritual discipline of reading the Bible.

Rooted in the Word: A Tool for Studying the Bible offers you a chance to learn how to read your Bible with new or deeper understanding. Each day for 5 weeks there is a short 3-4 minutes video and a passage from the Bible to read and practice with.

If you need access to the RightNow Media library, please let us know!



December Crosstalk

December Calendar

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New Members

Comfort & Joy Concert


Enjoy an evening of music featuring a variety of talented musicians from the Resurrection community. From classic Christmas hymns to contemporary favorites, we have it all!

You are invited to bring winter mittens, gloves, or hats and place them on the snowy trees in the Gathering Space. These will be donated to those in need at Mission of Hope in Cedar Rapids. The envelopes can be used for cash or checks as our Christmas gift to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, which was visited by a Resurrection mission group last summer. Thank you!

November CrossTalk




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