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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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