The Senior Pastor Call Committee is completing the Ministry Site Profile, which is a way for the congregation to give us input on the direction of LCR in the future. This information also enables us to present ourselves to prospective candidates. You can still complete a survey to share your thoughts with the call committee by following this link.
Looking ahead – Stephen Ministry will be held up in worship on September 15. 6th graders (and those new to Confirmation) will receive their bibles in worship on September 15 & 18.
Sunday Schedule Change – We are now having Contemporary Worship at 10:30 am and First Light Worship at 8:00 am. (Evening Song Worship continues at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays.) Beginning September 15, Sunday School & Adult Faith classes will be at 9:15 am.
Adult Faith – beginning September 15, and running for seven weeks, our classes for adults on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am are:
- Doubters: Open exclusively to new confirmands and high school freshmen this class will follow Rob Bell’s NOOMA video series. Jesus lived with the awareness that God is doing something, right here, right now, and anybody can be a part of it. He encouraged his listeners to search, to question, to wrestle with the implications of what he was saying and doing. He inspired, challenged, provoked, comforted, and invited people to be open to God’s work in this world. Wherever he went, whatever he did, Jesus started discussions about what matters most, because, for Jesus, God is always inviting us to open our eyes and join in. NOOMA is a series of short films that explore our world from a perspective of Jesus. NOOMA is an invitation to search, question, and join the discussion.
- Discipled: Don’t miss out on joining the Chronological Bible study as they begin in approx. 435 BC. Study some Nehemiah, Ezra, and Malachi before heading into the Gospels. Reading all of the Gospels simultaneously, we’ll be able to see the similarities and differences from a variety of perspectives.
- Doers: Study how to love our children as God loves us, his children through Sacred Parenting. (Donna Dennis says, “I studied this when my children were teenagers. It changed my perspective! I wish I would’ve studied it when they were toddlers.”)
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55+ Group Game Day will be held on Sunday, September 29 from 2-5 pm in the fellowship hall. We’ll be playing a dominoes game called Mexican Train. We’ll demonstrate how to play and then the action will begin! No special skills are needed. Please sign up by September 20th so we can plan refreshments. Call Jim Dettbarn (319-826-8100) with any questions.
Register online – Sunday School, Wednesday Night Live, and Confirmation forms are now available on our website (www.lcrmarion.org). You can also pick up print copies of the registration forms in the gathering space today. Sunday School begins September 15 for students; remember that our new times are 9:15 to 10:15 am. Wednesday Night Live begins on September 11 at 6 pm. First Confirmation gathering is Wednesday, September 11 at 7 pm. This is an orientation for students AND parents.
Sunday School teachers will have a training meeting on Sunday, September 8 at 9:15 am.
Confirmation Guide Orientation & Potluck will be on Sunday, September 8 from 4-6 pm. Meats, drinks, and table service will be provided; please bring a dish to share. Let us know if you are unable to attend, as there are supplies you will need to pick up: email@example.com. Call Amy Moenk (929.2735) with questions.
Check out our calendar to make sure you aren’t missing out on any upcoming events!