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Music & Munchies for Malaria


Come and join the fight against the spread of malaria by listening to some great music and relaxing with some refreshments and good company.

On Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7:00pm LCR’s choral music groups will put on a concert to benefit the ELCA Malaria campaign. Following the concert refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall. A free will offering will be taken and all proceeds will go the ELCA Malaria initiative.

The goal of the ELCA Malaria Campaign is to stop the spread of malaria by 2015. The ELCA is working in partnership with African churches and relief organizations to provide medication, education and treated mosquito nets to people in affected areas. The Music and Munchies for Malaria concert is the second event hosted by Resurrection members in support of this campaign. In March the 8th grade Confirmation class hosted a Lenten pancake supper and raised over $500.



Choir Concert

On Saturday, May 22, Resurrection’s vocal music groups will hold a special concert at 7:00pm.  The concert is a Pentecost celebration of the way the Holy Spirit has blessed and inspires the congregation through music. Each Sunday during the school year First Light Worship (8:15) includes a vocal selection by one or more of the vocal ensembles.

The concert on Saturday will include pieces by the Galileans (women’s chorus) The Older Hymns (men’s chorus) BLeSD (men’s quartet) and the Resurrection Choir. Following the concert there will be refreshments served in the Fellowship Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Resurrection Choir

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Celebration Iowa Concert

A special benefit concert will be held outdoors at the church on Friday, May 14th at 7:30 pm. Classic rock, blues, and funk music will be performed by some of the With Faith band members. The concert will be a double benefit. A free will offering will support Colin Loynachan who will be touring with Celebration Iowa (a jazz band and vocal choir of high school students) this summer. Joining Colin will be Matt Evans, Tim Loynachan and Dave Bruce. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Additionally there will be High School Youth selling snacks and drinks. All proceeds from concession sales will be going to the charity: water well project.

Well Project Update

We are half-way through our 90 day campaign to raise $5000 to provide clean drinking water for a village somewhere in the world. At this point over $2,800 has been given to our well project. $230 has been given to the website which includes money raised through the vending machine in the YAC. Over $2,500 has been raised through donations, a Lenten supper, Sunday School offerings and a special gift from the High School Youth Group.

Funds turned in to the church are eligible for a special matching-funds grant from Thrivent Financial. For every $3 we raise by the end of May, Thrivent will donate $1 to the project up to $1,600.

You Can Help!
In addition to making a donation (use the special Second Quarter Mission Envelope or simply put your donation in an envelope and write charity: water on the front) we invite you to participate in some of the fund-raising activities that groups and individuals are sponsoring this month.

Quilts for auction can be viewed near the Welcome Center

Comforting Hands Quilt Auction
Several beautiful quilts and wall hangings are on display in the Gathering Space near the Welcome Center. You can place a silent bid on any of the items on display. Bidding ends May 23, and winners will be notified by phone.

Colin Loynachan in concert 7:30 May 14th

Celebration Iowa Concert
Colin Loynachan, a high school student who plays drums and bass in the With Faith praise band at the Hope4All and New Song Worship services, has been selected to play in the Celebration Iowa Jazz Band that will be on tour this summer. To raise money for this tour Colin will be performing a special concert on Friday, May 14 at 7:30 in the church parking lot. The High School Youth Group will be selling concessions (drinks and snacks) at the concert. A free-will offering will be taken to support Colin and all proceeds from concession sales will go to the charity:water well project.

High School Youth are collecting cans for charity: water

Iowa Drink Can Refunds
Donate your empty soft-drink cans to the cause. You can bring empty cans and leave them in the Youth Activity Center (YAC). Or contact Carter Moore and he will arrange for someone in the youth group to stop and pick them up if you absolutely can’t get them to the church.

Tell Us Your Story
What have you been doing to change your habits or to raise awareness of this issue? Several members of the congregation are sharing their stories of how they have gotten involved with this project. If you are interested in sharing your story contact Pastor Kevin or Carter Moore.

Older Hymns Anniversary Concert

For 20 years the Older Hymns have been singing God’s praise in worship. The men’s chorus from Resurrection shares the joy of the Lord through their love of singing. The group sings a variety of styles of music but favor old gospel tunes. In addition to singing in worship the Older Hymns can often be heard singing at care facilities and assisted living apartments in the community as well as in the homes of those recovering from illness or surgery.

On Sunday, April 25, 2010 the Older Hymns will present a concert “Through the Season, Through the Years – Singing God’s Praise for Two Decades” at 7:00pm in the Resurrection Worship Room.

They will sing group favorites like “In the Garden,” “Dry Bones,” and “Patriotic Salute” which incorporates the service hymns from each branch of the military. A special arrangement made just for the Older Hymns of “One Faith, One Hope, One Lord” by Robert Gull (son of Older Hymns member Clark Gull) will be performed with the arranger accompanying on organ. The concert will also include guest performances by a variety of musicians.

Everyone is invited to attend this special performance and then to stay for a pie and ice cream social in the Fellowship Hall afterwards.

Anniversary Dinner & Concert

The fall celebration of Resurrection’s 50th anniversary took place on Sunday evening, October 11. Exactly 50 years earlier the new congregation gathered to break ground for their first building that was erected on the corner of 19th Ave and 27th Street in Marion.

This event was marked by a catered meal at 5:00pm followed by a jazz concert by the Eddie Picard Quartet at 6:30.