Resurrection E-News: Sunday, October 6, 2019

Call Committee Update

Our committee has now finished tabulating the survey results as follows:

Top Five Ministry Tasks

  • Administration
  • Pastoral Care and Visitation
  • Preaching/Worship Self Care/Family Life
  • Spiritual Formation/Direction
  • Ministry in Daily Life

Top Five Gifts for Ministry

  • Be an Effective Communicator
  • Help people develop their spiritual life
  • Build a sense of community among people with whom he/she works
  • Be able to share leadership and work in a team
  • Be an effective administrator

If anyone has a suggestion for a candidate for a senior pastor, there are forms at the welcome center to complete. Please place the completed form in a sealed envelope and turn in to the LCR office by Wednesday, October 23rd. These will all be sent together to the Bishop’s office for their consideration.


Habitat Thankfulness Calendar – In celebration of World Habitat Day in October, would you collect your loose change to make a difference for those in need of simple, decent, and affordable housing? Pick up a copy of the Calendar at the welcome center and do this fun mindfulness exercise with your family each day to remind yourself of all you have to be thankful for. At the end of the month, bring your donation in to the office and we’ll forward it to Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity because everyone deserves a decent place to live!

Services of Healing will be held on Sunday & Wednesday, October 13 & 16, celebrating God’s gifts of strength, comfort, wholeness, and peace through prayer, the laying on of hands, and anointing.

Our sympathies to the Lang family on the death of their mother & grand-mother, Lola Lang, on September 29. A funeral was held here on October 4.

New Member Lunch –  learn more about Lutheran Church of the Resurrection on Sunday, October 27 at 11:30 am. We’ll gather for lunch, get to know each other, and answer as many questions you might have. If this sparks an interest in becoming members of LCR, we will be receiving new members at all services on the Nov. 3 & 6.

EWALU Volunteer Work Days will be Saturday, October 19. Go as individuals or as a group to help clean up after the summer camp season. Free lunch & dinner for all who participate; RSVP at 563-933-4700 or Thank you!

Resurrection Knitters & Crocheters – On Saturday, November 9 our group will be tying scarves around trees in downtown Marion so that those in need – regardless of income – can help themselves. If you are interested in helping with this project by making a scarf yourself, you can connect with the Knitters on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm in the lounge. If you’d rather work on your own, you can donate completed scarves to the project any time before 11/9. Contact Pam Kacena with any questions or to get involved: 319-360-5165.

Churches of Marion Food Pantry needs volunteers for several important tasks: Produce pick-up in Hiawatha on Mon & Wed afternoons; Bread pick-up Tue mornings at 7 am; Grocery shoppers – various times, at least once each month. NOTE: these jobs are better suited to two-person teams, as they involve significant lifting and moving. We also need individuals to work with pantry clients putting their food donations together on Tue and/or Thu from 1 to 3 pm. This task involves some light lifting. Contact Cari Redondo if you can help. Thank you!

Please Feed the Candy Monster in the gathering space!! LCR Confirmation kids are putting on a ‘Trunk or Treat’ event on Wednesday, October 30 and need bags of (store-bought) candy to hand out to costumed children. Your support is appreciated. Resurrection kids, 10 and under, are encouraged to attend our gathering, as are people’s grandkids, etc.

Check out the calendar for information about other events happening this fall!

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