Resurrection E-News: Sunday, July 7, 2019

We send our sympathies to following families who have lost loved ones this week:

* Karen Proffitt and family on the death of her mother, Freda Lovejoy, of Cedar Falls, on June 28th;

* Liz Zwanziger and family on the death of Otto Zwanziger, of Cedar Rapids, on July 1st/2nd. Pastor Otto served as senior pastor at Resurrection from 1972-1982;

* the family of Darlene Schrimper, of Cedar Rapids, on July 1st. Darlene was the secretary at Resurrection for many years;

* the family of Phyllis Melchert, of Cedar Rapids, on her death on July 1st. A memorial service for Phyllis will be held at Resurrection tomorrow, Saturday, July 6th at 10 AM.


Sunday, July 14 // Dr. Bill Withers, Executive Minister: Campus Network & Development at Lutheran Church of Hope, will give a message “It’s Not About You” at both services



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.


Marion Cares Backpack Drive // Give students the tools they need to succeed during the 2019-20 school year! Stop by the table in the Gathering Space to adopt a students supply list. Filled backpacks must be returned to the church by Sunday, July 28th.

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!


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). 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. 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 “When He Becomes She.” Lifetree Cafe will not meet on Friday, July 12!

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

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. Day Camp runs 9 AM-3 PM except for Friday when it runs 9 AM-noon.

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

Day Camp Family Program // Thursday, July 11, 6:30 PM // Celebrate the week of day camp by hearing from the kids and sharing ice cream!

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

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