Resurrection E-news: July 23, 2017

Dear members and friends of LCR,

This Sunday, July 23, we will continue our video/sermon series on Moses with “Lessons from the Wilderness.” Our video by Adam Hamilton will focus on the Israelites’ forty-year journey through the Sinai desert and how Moses learned a valuable leadership lesson about delegation. We’ll also consider how our physical structures, like the tabernacle, shape our worship life. Facing criticism and not giving up is another lesson from this story. Pastor Miranda will preach through this story on Sunday.

 A Farewell Reception for Lyn A’Hearn  will be held on Sunday at 9:15 am in the gathering space and fellowship hall. Your cards of appreciation and support are welcome. Come and give thanks to God for Lyn’s impact on our congregation and wish her well as she moves to be closer to family. She will  be a Chaplain Resident at Advocate Healthcare in Bloomington, IL.

There are other upcoming events and opportunities that we want to alert you to through this weekly e-note. Our website ( provide more details on each topic.

See you on Sunday,

Pastor Dennis


Alyssa Weaver, our Luther seminary intern, will arrive this week and will be welcomed next Sunday, July 30th, at both services. A big thanks to Mike & Nancy Almasi for donating furniture for the rental home; and to DuWayne Schminke, Craig Horak, Mike Almasi, and Luke Johnson for moving in the furniture.

Nursery Help needed – We need to hire three adults for the nursery on Sunday mornings. This is a paid position ($17/hour). If you are interested, please contact Evelyn Beck ( and she will give you more information.


High School Mission Trip- a large group of youth and adults will return on Sunday from their mission trip to Washington, D.C. They will share about their experiences on Sunday, August 13th.  Keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they return home.

EWALU Bible Camp – this week’s campers include:  Maren Loftsgard (Mini-Camp 6A); Parker Schutz (Explorers); Rylie Schutz (Native Americans); Rachel Adamson, Alaina Beck, Parker Nicks (Pioneers); Alexandra Miller, Paiden Nicks (Advanced Ranch Camp). Keep them in your prayers, along with these staff from LCR:  Associate director– Jesse Klosterboer; Staff– Max Versteegh (Houseboat Coordinator), Will Versteegh (Night Camp Coordinator & Adventure Specialist), Jared Almandinger; Leaders In Training: Amanda Williams.


Golf Outing & Fundraiser The Mission of Hope Golf Fundraiser is this Sunday, July 23, at 1:00 pm at Hunters Ridge Golf Course. There are over 80 golfers involved. Thanks to Bill Stein and Donna Feigenbaum who organized the tournament and asked area businesses to provide prizes. If you have any last minute questions, call Bill at 447-1189.

Canoeing & Cookout on Sunday, July 29- Join in on the fun at Flying Squirrel Shelter in Pinicon Ridge Park in Central City. Please register in advance at the gathering space table (or office  Last day to reserve canoes is July 24. Those going on the canoe trip will have to arrive at noon but everyone else can come anytime during the afternoon for snacks, horseshoes, games, hiking, sand volleyball, playground for the kids, etc. Cook-out will start about 2:30 pm. The Fellowship Team will provide hot dogs, chicken breasts, buns, condiments, lemonade, and water. Please bring a dish to share with others and table service for yourself. Paddle boats and canoes may be rented by the hour OR you can just sit in the shade and enjoy the fellowship!

Saturday, July 29th is the Marion Cares “Uplift Uptown” from 3-6 pm in Marion Square Park. This will be a “friend-raiser” with church bands, food, and testimonials from kids, parents, and staff on the ministry of Marion Cares. Our own With Faith and EDGE bands will play, starting at 4:15.  We received a $250 Thrivent grant to provide hot dogs, buns, and condiments for the event.


Marion Cares Back-to-School Backpacks – Thanks to all who picked up backpacks to fill with school supplies. Please return them by July 30th. They will be distributed at Marion Village, Squaw Creek, and Azure Apartments from August 4-7.

Blood Drive will be held here at Resurrection on Tuesday, August 1 from 2:30-6:30 pm. You can register on the entryway bulletin board.  Last date to have given previously is June 6th.

FLY (Feeding Lunches to Youth) is looking for a few items to help offset costs for our meals this year. If you are able, please pick up some peanut butter, juice boxes, and/or sandwich bags and place them in the marked bin in the gathering space. Thanks for helping local kids have a good lunch each weekday this summer


Mission Envelope Gifts for July & August are going to the Catherine McAuley Center in Cedar Rapids. The Center provides one-on-one tutoring for adult learners and a transitional housing program specifically designed for women and their unique needs in overcoming poverty and homelessness.

As summer continues, our support for youth ministry goes way up for EWALU camper scholarships, day camp expenses, and the high school mission trip. Your financial support over these months is critical in helping transform young lives through these experiences. As you head out on vacation, remember to support your church with your prayers and your offerings. Thanks to those who use Simply Giving to help us keep an steady cash flow through the summer months.

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