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.
Farewell celebrations with Pastor Miranda will happen next Sunday, July 28 following both services on Sunday and following the service on Wednesday evening July 31. Wish Pastor Miranda and her family well as they move into the next chapter of their life together!
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!
Welcome back our youth mission trip who return Sunday from serving in North Carolina!
Kay & Charlie Clauss 70th Wedding Anniversary. Charlie & Kay are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, July 30th. They will be having an open house on Sunday, July 28th at their residence at 3120 24th Avenue in Marion, from 1:30pm to 4:00pm. Please stop by and say hello. Cake and drinks will be served. No gifts please.
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).
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 “Where’s The Justice?”
As we gear up for fall and the start of new adult faith classes we have opportunities for new facilitators! We’re particularly looking for folks who want to facilitate a class in one of these areas:
-Doubters (folks with questions about faith – why? how? who?
-How do I….pray, study the bible, learn a new spiritual practice
-What does the Bible say about…money, health, relationships,
parenting, dying, etc.
Contact Donna Dennis or Dan Tegtmeier if you’re even a little bit interested in serving this way.