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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.

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!



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!

New Church Photo Directory

Those who have received emails about your free 8×10’s can pick them up at the welcome center window. If you have other questions, contact Mary Jo Carlson at 319-721-3775 or A big thanks to Mary Jo & Roger Carlson, along with the Directory Team, for their leadership in this effort.

Our last church directory was assembled in 2012. Our new directory will be a smaller “Community Connect” format than earlier directories, with a mobile web-based option for phones or tablet computers, and free updates when 15-18 additional families are ready to be photographed.


June VBS video

Our preschool & kindergarten kids had all kinds of fun while learning about God’s love at Resurrection’s “Hero Central” vacation bible school.

VBS video from June

EWALU Day Camp Registration begins!

Every summer Resurrection hosts a week of Summer Day Camp here at the church for kids entering  1st-6th grades. Day camp is led by trained, college-age counselors from EWALU Bible Camp. These counselors are wonderful Christian role models who teach the gospel in a camp style that the kids love. This is the next best thing to camp itself! A field trip to Camp EWALU near Strawberry Point is included on Wednesday. Contact Jessi Heidelbauer at the church if you have questions:

Join us July 9–13, 2018 

+ Family Program Thursday, July 12th (time TBA)

MON, TUE, THU 9:00-3:00 / WED 8:45-3:00 / FRI 9:00-12:00


Please fill out this form completely and return it to the church as soon as possible: Registration Form

Resurrection Elementary Day Camp is open to all – please encourage your child’s friends and neighbors to take part, too.

Preschool/Kindergarten Vacation Bible School 2018

This exciting event takes place one week in June. It is a very fun-filled week with a mini-version of the rotation model of Sunday School. The children rotate (i.e. storytelling, imagination station, snacks, crafts, and games) throughout the morning. They experience the story of the day at each station with a different learning mode. This is an awesome time for children to experience God’s love and to meet many new friends.

2018 Preschool/Kindergarten Vacation Bible School will be

June 12 – 15 (Tuesday – Friday), 2018

9:00 – 11:30 am each day

The kids will present a program of their new songs on Friday evening at 6:30 pm.

Three-year-olds (potty trained) to six-year-olds are welcome! There will be a large group gathering and closing with small groups rotating from station to station to be involved in learning the Bible story of the day. The fee is $10 per child and scholarships are available. Please fill out the following forms and return them to the church office by June 4, 2018:

2018 VBS Registration

Emergency Contact form

There is always a need for volunteers, so please join us for the fun! Contact Jill Hansen: 1-319-377-4689 or email


Easter Breakfast

Easter Breakfast

Sunday, April 1

7:30-11:00 am

supports EDGE Youth mission trip this summer to Houston TX

First Communion Seminar RESCHEDULED

Dear 4th grade families,

The weather forecast for tonight through Saturday is a winter storm warning, with anywhere from 3-12 inches of heavy snow. Our snow removal company probably won’t come to do the parking lot until the storm is over late Saturday afternoon or evening, so that it’s cleared off for Sunday morning. It may be impossible to get into the lot tomorrow morning before they get here with their equipment. As a result, we’ve decided to move our first communion seminar from tomorrow morning to Sunday afternoon, March 25, from 2-5 pm. Hopefully most of you can make that time. If not, we have a workbook that you can do at home to learn the basics of what we’ll cover in the seminar.

See you on Sunday afternoon,

Pastor Dennis and Alyssa Weaver, Pastoral Intern

Intergenerational Mission Trips Summer 2018

Two options this summer:

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota – June 8-16; ages 14 & up

We will be going to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. We will work with the Pine Ridge Retreat Center, which serves as a mission outpost of service, pastoral ministry, meeting basic needs, offering a Sanctuary for kids to come after school, offering a sandwich ministry at lunchtime, and organizing cultural learning and service in the community with groups that come to learn and serve. The Pine Ridge Retreat center is a Lutheran/Lakota Shared Ministry. I encourage you to pray about going yourself and/or about inviting a friend to join you. Consider joining this year’s team and see what God will do in and through you!

Cost will be $570 per person plus spending money and some travel meals. (Final costs may be lower, depending on the size of the team and travel decisions.) The maximum group size is 24, so sign up today. Sign up to join the team by completing the Pine Ridge Mission Trip RSVP form and attaching your initial down payment of $75 and turn in to the church office as soon as possible. If you are interested in more information, please contact Pastor Miranda at the church.

Northeast Iowa, with overnights at Camp EWALU – August 16-19; all ages

Plan to end your summer by serving together! We will serve with organizations in Northeast Iowa (including the Clayton County Food Shelf) with lodging at Camp Ewalu. Service experiences are an important factor in helping kids’ faith stick. This family mission trip is aimed at deepening faith and strengthening family relationships. The schedule will end earlier in the evening with optional night activities. We will seek out hands-on service opportunities that kids and adults can do side by side. Meals, campfire, pool, and team-building at Ewalu. Lodging will be in hotel-style rooms and bunk rooms. Camping and other options are available as well if interested. Possible accommodations of an adjusted schedule for younger families with children that still take afternoon naps.

If you are interested, please contact Pastor Miranda. Cost will be $155/Adult/Youth; $135/Child (4-11); ages 1-3 free. All lodging and meals are included. Individuals and families are responsible for their own transportation. Carpooling can be arranged. Register by completing the Family Mission Trip RSVP form and attaching your down payment of $40 per person.