Van Appeal

Dear Members and Friends of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection:


Our fund drive for the 15 passenger van is drawing to a close this weekend. To date we have received one-fourth the donations needed to cover the cost of the van. We thank you if you have supported this effort and would ask if you have not yet given to consider a gift.

Since having purchased a 15 passenger van this year, LCR has been blessed with many opportunities in which our youth have been able to participate. Here are a few uses this summer:

Youth Mission Trip – This summer our van was one of four that took 49 youth and  youth leaders to the Adirondack Mountains in New York for service work.

Marion Cares – Pastor Dennis used the van this summer on three occasions to shuttle children in the Marion Cares program on various field trips in Marion and Cedar Rapids.

Future uses of the van include providing transportation to/from events such as:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Ewalu
  • Shopping for food donations
  • Adult fellowship or serving opportunities
  • EDGE trips to visit campus ministry sites in Ames, Cedar Falls, and other places

The cost of the van was approximately $20,000. What we would ask of you is to review the funding diagram below and determine at what level you are comfortable giving. Based upon the structure, we could fund this van with fewer than 200 donations:

10 donors @ $500 = $5000

20 donors @ $250 = $5000

40 donors @ $125 = $5000

100 donors @ $50 = $5000

This, of course, is only a suggestion. We would ask that you prayerfully consider your response. An envelope is enclosed for  your gift. Please make your check out to LCR and put “van fund” on the memo line.

Thank you in advance for your support of the ministry of LCR and surrounding community. Your generosity ensures the continuation of programs that help develop the next generation of leaders in the global church.

Yours in Christ,

Dennis Johnson, Senior Pastor

David Stadtmueller, Council President

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