Dear members and friends of LCR,
This Sunday, July 30, we will conclude our video/sermon series on Moses with “Don’t Forget… Pass It On.” Our video by Adam Hamilton will focus on how Israel was to teach their children about trusting in God- lessons that still ring true today. At the 8:15 service, we will have a “double feature”, showing both “Lessons from the Wilderness” and “Don’t Forget..” Last Sunday we had technical problems at 8:15 and didn’t see the “Lessons” video, so we will watch it this Sunday.
There are other upcoming events and opportunities that we want to alert you to through this weekly e-note. Our website (www.lcrmarion.org) provide more details on each topic.
See you on Sunday,
Alyssa Weaver, our Luther seminary intern, arrived on Tuesday and will begin her ministry with us on August 1. We will welcome her on Sunday, August 6 (not July 30) at all services. Our Internship Committee is complete. Thanks to Nora Read, Carrie Klein, John Hanson, Julie Jensen, Rick Ironside, and Linda Erlandson for agreeing to serve.
High School Mission Trip- a large group of youth and adults will returned last Sunday from their mission trip to Washington, D.C. They will share about their experiences on Sunday, August 13th.
EWALU Bible Camp– this week’s campers include: Malena Koehn, Elle Kehl (Ranch Mini-Camp 7A); Emrie Johnson, Megan Schachtlie (Trailblazers); Josephine McRoberts (Native Americans); Ava Kehl (Pioneers); Ray Redondo (Night Camp); Hannah Cahill, Kristie Varner, Hannah Velasquez (Houseboating); Amelia McRoberts (Boundary Waters). Keep them in your prayers, along with these staff from LCR: Assistant director– Jesse Klosterboer; Staff– Max Versteegh (Houseboat Coordinator), Will Versteegh (Night Camp Coordinator & Adventure Specialist), Jared Almandinger; Leaders In Training: Amanda Williams.
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 band will play, starting at 4:15. We received a $250 Thrivent grant to provide hot dogs, buns, and condiments for the event.
Canoeing & Cookout on the 29th was cancelled due to flooding concerns.
Rebecca Mary Martha Circle will gather at Olive Garden for our annual luncheon on Wednesday, August 2nd at 11:30 am. Call Donna Morrissey (377-2177) if you need to arrange a ride or have any questions.
Last Sunday’s Golf Outing & Fundraiser was an outstanding time on the links, plus $1,190 was raised for Mission of Hope/Crossroads! Bill Stein & Donna Feigenbaum spent hours arranging everything, with the help of Laurie Stock and Steve, Heather, and Allison Feigenbaum. Thanks to them for their ‘golf ministry.’
Marion Cares Back-to-School Backpacks – 45 backpacks have been returned with school supplies. If you have one still at home, please bring it in by Monday, July 31. They will be distributed later this week at Squaw Creek, Marion Village, and Azure Apartments.
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.
Mission of Hope Lunch Program is Thursday, August 3 (not Aug. 1 as was mentioned on p. 1 of the Crosstalk). If you would like to be on the serving line or contribute bars or cookies, note this on the back of your welcome card during worship or email Sharon Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Linda Schminke (email@example.com).
Landscapers Work Day is Saturday, August 5, starting at 8:30 am. There will be a mid-morning break for treats; our target is to be finished by noon. These work days are a big help to the landscapers, who work hard to keep the grounds looking their best. Please let Marcia know if you are able to come. (firstname.lastname@example.org) or talk to the Landscaping Team Leaders (Andy & Marilyn Carter, Julie & Denny Gilds, & Linda Hayward)
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.