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Resurrection E-News: Sunday, July 21, 2019

Pastoral Transition

Please continue to pray for the call committee as they begin their work to call a new senior pastor.

  • Elizabeth Buckeridge
  • Linda Hayward
  • Jon Lovseth
  • Greg Meier
  • Linda Schminke
  • Cheryl Wilms
  • Kären Wilson
  • Bob Wolter

Loving God, be with us and guide us during this time of discernment.  Fill our leaders with your wisdom.  Keep us mindful of the work you would have us do.  Lead us and guide us, O Lord, to be about the work of your kingdom even as the search for a new pastor continues.  Bless all who have taken on extra responsibility, and fill them with a sense of your love and presence.  We pray in your Son’s name, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Farewell celebrations with Pastor Miranda will happen next Sunday, July 28 following both services on Sunday and following the service on Wednesday evening July 31. Wish Pastor Miranda and her family well as they move into the next chapter of their life together!

Ministry

FLY (Feeding Lunches to Youth) // The Feeding Lunches to Youth (FLY) program prepares sack lunches in the summer to needy youth in the Marion & Linn Mar districts. LCR volunteers help pack lunches or deliver & serve at the designated sites on Mondays throughout the summer. Kids and teens are welcome to serve with an adult. Sign up today!

Churches of Marion Food Pantry // Summer is the time of year when food donations go DOWN, due to lack of food drives and fewer donations coming in from participating churches, and demand goes UP, as kids are not receiving school-based meals. Can you help us fill the gap this summer for local families? You can donate items directly (list on bulletin board), or help us fund our purchases. Food donations are accepted at the bins in the gathering space. Monetary donations may be sent to the Pantry (864 – 12th St. in Marion). THANKS SO MUCH for your continued support!

Welcome back our youth mission trip who return Sunday from serving in North Carolina!

Fellowship

Kay & Charlie Clauss 70th Wedding Anniversary.  Charlie & Kay are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, July 30th.  They will be having an open house on Sunday, July 28th at their residence at 3120 24th Avenue in Marion, from 1:30pm to 4:00pm. Please stop by and say hello.  Cake and drinks will be served.  No gifts please.

Knitting Group // Join this group each Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. They have needles and yarn for making hospice blankets. In addition, we’re looking for junior knitters/crocheters to spearhead a new project – scarves for the homeless. We’re very happy to teach people how to knit or crochet, so join us sometime! Call Pam Kacena with questions (360-5165).

Adult Discipleship

Lifetree Cafe // We are offering this popular program at 9:05 am each Sunday this summer. Grab your coffee and snacks, and join us in the fellowship hall. Feel free to invite outside friends as we have conversations about topics relevant to anyone. This week we will discuss “Where’s The Justice?”

 

As we gear up for fall and the start of new adult faith classes we have opportunities for new facilitators! We’re particularly looking for folks who want to facilitate a class in one of these areas:

-Doubters (folks with questions about faith – why? how? who?

-How do I….pray, study the bible, learn a new spiritual practice

-What does the Bible say about…money, health, relationships,
parenting, dying, etc.

Contact Donna Dennis or Dan Tegtmeier if you’re even a little bit interested in serving this way.

 

Resurrection E-News: Sunday, July 14, 2019

Dear Friends in Christ,

God has asked us to run a marathon. We are “in training” on this road of life. Pastor Denny spoke last Sunday of Jesus sending 72 disciples out to cities (more than just 12 disciples). Yes, Jesus asks us to also become disciples and to “Therefore, go and make disciples . . . teaching them. . . ” Matthew 28:19-20

As we read thru the bible, when God’s people were without a leader, they looked to God for guidance. We need guidance. Pray for it, right now, for our community.

Our Adult Faith Development needs a boost. We are developing classes for:

  • Doubters (believing people but those who still question who?, how?, and why?)
  • How do I?. . . pray, study the bible, use music for worshiping Him
  • What does the Bible say about . . . money, health, relationships, parenting, dying, really living, etc.

We need facilitators. Facilitating a class is a great way to learn alongside class participants. If you think you don’t have what it takes, remember: Moses (made excuses), David (others didn’t believe he had it in him), Jonah (thought he knew better than God), Nehemiah (was worried of what others thought), and Saul/Paul (did everything he could to stop discipleship). God has given you gifts. He has a better plan for you. Overlook your shortcomings and prayerfully ask Him if this is something you are to do.

We will be in touch.

Donna Dennis and Dan Tegtmeier

Adult Faith Development


Pastoral Transition

Please continue to pray for the call committee as they begin their work to call a new senior pastor.

  • Elizabeth Buckeridge
  • Linda Hayward
  • Jon Lovseth
  • Greg Meier
  • Linda Schminke
  • Cheryl Wilms
  • Kären Wilson
  • Bob Wolter

Loving God, be with us and guide us during this time of discernment.  Fill our leaders with your wisdom.  Keep us mindful of the work you would have us do.  Lead us and guide us, O Lord, to be about the work of your kingdom even as the search for a new pastor continues.  Bless all who have taken on extra responsibility, and fill them with a sense of your love and presence.  We pray in your Son’s name, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Ministry

FLY (Feeding Lunches to Youth) // The Feeding Lunches to Youth (FLY) program prepares sack lunches in the summer to needy youth in the Marion & Linn Mar districts. LCR volunteers help pack lunches or deliver & serve at the designated sites on Mondays throughout the summer. Kids and teens are welcome to serve with an adult. Sign up today!

Churches of Marion Food Pantry // Summer is the time of year when food donations go DOWN, due to lack of food drives and fewer donations coming in from participating churches, and demand goes UP, as kids are not receiving school-based meals. Can you help us fill the gap this summer for local families? You can donate items directly (list on bulletin board), or help us fund our purchases. Food donations are accepted at the bins in the gathering space. Monetary donations may be sent to the Pantry (864 – 12th St. in Marion). THANKS SO MUCH for your continued support!

Fellowship

Are you 55 or older? Would you like to get together with people and make new friends? Help us explore a 55+ group at Resurrection – a social group for men & women who are single, married, divorced, or widowed. Meet me in the fellowship hall on Sunday, July 14th at 9:30, and we’ll toss some ideas around. Hope to see you there! – Sharon Hill (319-895-8644)

Knitting Group // Join this group each Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. They have needles and yarn for making hospice blankets. In addition, we’re looking for junior knitters/crocheters to spearhead a new project – scarves for the homeless. We’re very happy to teach people how to knit or crochet, so join us sometime! Call Pam Kacena with questions (360-5165).

Adult Discipleship

Lifetree Cafe // We are offering this popular program at 9:05 am each Sunday this summer. Grab your coffee and snacks, and join us in the fellowship hall. Feel free to invite outside friends as we have conversations about topics relevant to anyone. This week we will discuss “Declutter Your Life”

 

Summer Novel Conversations // We’ve put together a great list of books for your summer reading. Each of these books can be borrowed at local libraries or purchased in a variety of formats. If you are one who enjoys talking over a good book after you’ve read it, we’ll have discussion sessions at 9:05 am each Sunday this summer in the church lounge. This week we’re talking about  The Shack.

 

 

 


Upcoming Events

55+ Fellowship Interest Meeting // Sunday, July 14, 9:30 AM // Meet in the center of the fellowship hall to talk about what a new 55+ fellowship ministry might look like

Comforting Hands Quilters // Monday, July 15, 9:00 AM // you don’t need to sew to help this group make quilts for Lutheran World Relief & other organizations

Lifetree Cafe // Friday, July 19, 12:00 PM // LCR Cafe // grow in a deeper relationship with Jesus, while also growing closer to each other. This week’s topic will focus on “Declutter Your Life”

July 2019 CrossTalk & Calendar of Events

July 2019 CrossTalk

July 2019 Calendar of Events

Resurrection E-New: June 30, 2019,

Worship

Wednesday, July 3 // No Evening Song worship!

Sunday, July 7 // Former choir director Lyn A’Hearn will give a sermon titled “At the Heart of Healing” based on Psalm 51 at the 8 AM service only. Pastor Denny will preach at the 10 AM service and on Wednesday, July 10.

Sunday, July 14 // Guest speaker Bill Withers from Lutheran Church of Hope will join us for both services.

Pastoral Transition

The Church Council is happy to announce the members of our Call Committee today:

  • Elizabeth Buckeridge
  • Joan Cochrane
  • Jon Lovseth
  • Greg Meier
  • Linda Schminke
  • Cheryl Wilms
  • Kären Wilson
  • Bob Wolter

This is a great team to map the direction of the church through the selection of its next leader.

Ministry

Ushers and Communion servers // Join us in the YAC on Sunday, June 30 from 9:10-9:50 am. We’ll discuss current procedures and answer questions about anything that has come up for you.

FLY (Feeding Lunches to Youth) // The Feeding Lunches to Youth (FLY) program prepares sack lunches in the summer to needy youth in the Marion & Linn Mar districts. LCR volunteers help pack lunches or deliver & serve at the designated sites on Mondays throughout the summer. Kids and teens are welcome to serve with an adult. Sign up today!

Churches of Marion Food Pantry // Summer is the time of year when food donations go DOWN, due to lack of food drives and fewer donations coming in from participating churches, and demand goes UP, as kids are not receiving school-based meals. Can you help us fill the gap this summer for local families? You can donate items directly (list on bulletin board), or help us fund our purchases. Food donations are accepted at the bins in the gathering space. Monetary donations may be sent to the Pantry (864 – 12th St. in Marion). THANKS SO MUCH for your continued support!

Fellowship

Knitting Group // Join this group each Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. They have needles and yarn for making hospice blankets. In addition, we’re looking for junior knitters/crocheters to spearhead a new project – scarves for the homeless. We’re very happy to teach people how to knit or crochet, so join us sometime! Call Pam Kacena with questions (360-5165). Also, there are some FREE specialty-type yarns – used for decorative scarves – in the corner of the choir room in a labeled sack. Take a skein or two if you like. Thanks to Linda Christiansen for her donations to our group.

Adult Discipleship

Lifetree Cafe // We are offering this popular program at 9:05 am each Sunday this summer in addition to the Friday gathering. Grab your coffee and snacks, and join us in the fellowship hall. Feel free to invite outside friends as we have conversations about topics relevant to anyone. This week we will discuss “Blowing the Whistle on Abuse”

Summer Novel Conversations // We’ve put together a great list of books for your summer reading. Each of these books can be borrowed at local libraries or purchased in a variety of formats. If you are one who enjoys talking over a good book after you’ve read it, we’ll have discussion sessions at 9:05 am each Sunday this summer in the church lounge. This week we’re talking about Lamb, the Gospel According to Biff by Christopher Moore before moving on to The Shack on July 7!

 

 


Upcoming Events

Comforting Hands Quilters // Monday, July 1, 9 AM // you don’t need to sew to help this group make quilts for Lutheran World Relief & other organizations

Office Closed // Thursday, July 4 

Lifetree Cafe // Friday, July 5, 12:00 PM // LCR Cafe // grow in a deeper relationship with Jesus, while also growing closer to each other. This week’s topic will focus on “Blowing the Whistle on Abuse”

JAM Bible Study // Monday, July 8, 1 PM // LCR Lounge // a discussion based bible study for “spirited” women with diverse ideas & opinions

Elementary Day Camp // July 8-12 // LCR & EWALU // Sign up online and contact Jessi Heidelbauer with questions

Brewing Up the Bible // Wednesday, July 10, 7:30 PM // Zio Johno’s (755 7th Ave. Marion) // a no-pressure, casual, and fun way to connect with God and your neighbors

Resurrection E-news: Sunday, June 23, 2019

We had lots of fun this week during Preschool & Kindergarten Vacation Bible School. We went to Mars and beyond to discover the wonders of God’s universe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worship

June 30th // Camp Chisomo mission trip team will share stories and video from their time in Malawi this month.

Wednesday, July 3 // No Evening Song worship!

July 7 // Lyn A’Hearn will provide music and give the sermon at the 8:00 AM worship

Pastoral Transition

The Church Council is in the final steps of selecting the call committee. We have been working with the synod office to guide us through this process. We were blessed with almost twenty volunteers to be on the LCR Call Committee. These volunteers answered a questionnaire as a part of the selection process. The council chose a diverse cross-section of members to represent the congregation. We will be announcing the call committee after review from the synod Bishop’s assistant. We believe we have a great team assembled to map the direction of the church through the selection of its next leader. May God bless you and keep you always! Questions or concerns – contact Jim or Dave or any council member.

Opportunities to Serve

FLY (Feeding Lunches to Youth) // The Feeding Lunches to Youth (FLY) program prepares sack lunches in the summer to needy youth in the Marion & Linn Mar districts. LCR volunteers help pack lunches or deliver & serve at the designated sites on Mondays throughout the summer. Kids and teens are welcome to serve with an adult. Sign up today!

Adult Discipleship

Lifetree Cafe // We are offering this popular program at 9:05 am each Sunday this summer in addition to the Friday gathering. Grab your coffee and snacks, and join us in the fellowship hall. Feel free to invite outside friends as we have conversations about topics relevant to anyone. This week we will discuss “Concussions: A Former NFL Player Speaks Out”

Summer Novel Conversations // We’ve put together a great list of books for your summer reading. Each of these books can be borrowed at local libraries or purchased in a variety of formats. If you are one who enjoys talking over a good book after you’ve read it, we’ll have discussion sessions at 9:05 am each Sunday this summer in the church lounge. Today we’re talking about “Lamb, the Gospel According to Biff” by Christopher Moore – please join us!

 

 


Upcoming Events

Mission of Hope Golf Outing // Sunday, June 23 // Hunters Ridge Golf Course

Comforting Hands Quilters // Monday, June 24 // you don’t need to sew to help this group make quilts for Lutheran World Relief & other organizations

Woodworking Group // Thursday, June 27, 6:30 PM // Art Room //if you’ve ever wanted to learn woodcarving or would enjoy some fellowship while you carve you are welcome with this group

Knitting Group // Thursday, June 27, 6:30 PM // LCR Lounge // work on your own project in a community of other knitters!

Lifetree Cafe // Friday, June 28, 12:00 PM // LCR Cafe // grow in a deeper relationship with Jesus, while also growing closer to each other. This week’s topic will focus on “Concussions: A Former NFL Player Speaks Out”

Cribbage Group // Friday, June 28, 1:15 PM // LCR Cafe // what could be better than Friday afternoon cribbage?

JAM Bible Study // Monday, July 8, 1 PM // LCR Lounge // a discussion based bible study for “spirited” women with diverse ideas & opinions

Elementary Day Camp // July 8-12 // LCR & EWALU // Sign up online and contact Jessi Heidelbauer with questions

Brewing Up the Bible // Wednesday, July 10, 7:30 PM // Zio Johno’s (755 7th Ave. Marion) // a no-pressure, casual, and fun way to connect with God and your neighbors


Please remember… Now that Pastor Dennis is retired, he will not be available to conduct or participate in funerals, weddings, hospital calls, emergency calls, or other functions normally carried out by a pastor of LCR. Please instead contact Pastor Denny at the church.

Resurrection E-News: Sunday, June 9

LCR Members & Friends,

Now that the school year has (finally) ended and summer is getting started we want to make sure you don’t miss out on all the great things happening at LCR. Pastor Denny Wright has officially begun as our interim senior pastor and will be preaching this Sunday, June 9th and Wednesday, June 12.  We’ve got lots of great guest speakers lined up this summer, too, so take a look at who is going to be with us in June and mark your calendars!

You can see all the other great things going on this month and into July right here. Don’t forget to follow the church on Facebook and Instagram to get even more info about what’s coming up!

Blessings,

Allyn Glenn-Angell
Director of Communications


Worship

June 23 // Laura Campbell of Marion Cares will speak to us about the SHINE after-school program that LCR supports.

June 30th // Camp Chisomo mission trip team will share stories and video from their time in Malawi this month.

Opportunities to Serve

FLY (Feeding Lunches to Youth) // The ‘Feeding Lunches to Youth’ program prepares sack lunches in the summer to needy youth in the Marion & Linn Mar districts. LCR volunteers help pack lunches or deliver & serve at the designated sites on Mondays throughout the summer. Kids and teens are welcome to serve with an adult. Sign up today!

Adult Discipleship

Lifetree Cafe // We are offering this popular program at 9:05 am each Sunday this summer in addition to the Friday gathering. Grab your coffee and snacks, and join us in the fellowship hall. Feel free to invite outside friends as we have conversations about topics relevant to anyone. This week we will discuss “A Father’s Power.”

Summer Novel Conversations // We’ve put together a great list of books for your summer reading. Each of these books can be borrowed at local libraries or purchased in a variety of formats. If you are one who enjoys talking over a good book after you’ve read it, we’ll have discussion sessions at 9:05 am each Sunday this summer. Our series begins on June 9th with “The Prayer Box” by Lisa Wingate – please join us!

 

 

 


Upcoming Events

Brewing Up the Bible // Wednesday, June 12, 7:30 PM // Zio Johno’s (755 7th Ave. Marion) // a no-pressure, casual, and fun way to connect with God and your neighbors

JAM Bible Study // Monday, June 10, 1 PM // LCR Lounge // a discussion based bible study for “spirited” women with diverse ideas & opinions

Blood Drive // Monday, June 17, 2-5 PM // LCR Fellowship Hall // Contact Bob Wolter 377-5126 to donate

PreK VBS // June 18-June 21, 9-11:30 AM // LCR // Contact Jill Hansen if you are willing to help! The family program will happen on Friday evening at 6:00 PM.

Mission of Hope Golf Outing // Sunday, June 23 // Hunters Ridge Golf Course // Sign up on the bulletin board across from the office by Sunday, June 9th.

Elementary Day Camp // July 8-12 // LCR & EWALU // Sign up online and contact Jessi Heidelbauer with questions


Please remember… Now that Pastor Dennis is retired, he will not be available to conduct or participate in funerals, weddings, hospital calls, emergency calls, or other functions normally carried out by a pastor of LCR. Please instead contact Pastor Denny at the church.

 

June 2019 CrossTalk & Calendar

June 2019 CrossTalk

June 2019 Calendar of Events

 

Day Camp Registration

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.

Join us July 8 – 12, 2019

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

Please contact Jessi with any questions.

May 2019 CrossTalk & Calendar of Events

May 2019 CrossTalk

May 2019 Calendar of Events

 

April 2019 CrossTalk & Calendar of Events

April 2019 CrossTalk

April 2019 Calendar of Events