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August 2012 Crosstalk & Calendar

August means that it is time to start thinking about the many school-year activities and programs here at LCR. In this month’s edition of the Crosstalk find information adult faith formation opportunities in adition to Sunday School, Wednesday Night Live and Confirmation registration . There’s still time to get involved with Day Camp August 6-10 as well as news from EWALU about the new Executive Director starting on September 1. There is also a special letter to the congregation from Carter Moore, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries in regard to accepting a new call in Cedar Falls.

Click on the links below to download a printable version of the August newsletter and calendar from Resurrection.

August 2012 Crosstalk Newsletter

August 2012 Calendar of Church Events

July 2012 Crosstalk

In the July issue of the Crosstalk find information about the special congregational meeting on Sunday, July 1, at 9:30 to call pastor Blair to a half-time, open-ended position. A special insert  is included with the results of the Vision Goals that will be presented later this month. Find out how you can participate in the annual Golf Outing and help Crossroads Mission at the same time. Get caught up with the many summer youth activities with pictures from Preschool VBS, a list of kids going to EWALU this month, registration information for Day Camp and an update on the High School Mission Trip. All this plus the Calendar of events for July are just waiting for you.

You can download a printable PDF version of the Crosstalk, the July Calendar and the special Vision Goals insert by clicking on the links below:

July 2012 Crosstalk newsletter

July 2012 Calender of church events

Vision Goals insert 

Ewalu Middle School Overnight Retreat!

On Saturday, April 28th we will head to Ewalu Bible Camp to stay in the new Walnut Lodge for an overnight retreat.  We will use this time to build new relationships and strengthen others and to grow in our understanding of who God is through his creation.  Activities will include: Use of the high/low ropes courses, hayrack ride, outdoor activities with some of the high school student leaders, campfire worship with s’mores, and more!  The cost per person will be $80 and will include lodging, dinner on Saturday night and breakfast on Sunday morning, snacks, and all activities.  NO CELL PHONES OR iPOD/iPAD/MP3 PLAYERS OR ANY OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES WILL BE ALLOWED!  Please email to register.  Friends are welcome to come.  If you do not have an LCR release form filled out here is a link to print one off (just print page 2)  You must have this filled out and be paid in full before leaving on Saturday.

We will meet at the church at 12:45pm on Saturday and will return to the church for pickup by 11:30am on Sunday morning.  We are in need of adult drivers/leaders for the retreat.  If you would be able to drive but would not prefer to spend the night that is fine.  Please email if you can help out.

Invitation to Prayer Day 9

Monday, November 14, 2011

Today we invite your prayers for EWALU Bible Camp. EWALU is an outdoor ministry that serves the ELCA congregations of Eastern Iowa and more. Every summer Resurrection sends more than 75 young people to experience Bible camping programs. At other times of the year EWALU hosts retreats for the confirmation students and young adults.

Please pray for the staff of EWALU as well as for the newly formed call committee as they work toward calling a new Camp Director by the fall of 2012.

Ewalu Giving Tree


If you are interested in supporting the Ewalu campers this summer we have a “giving tree” in the middle of the gathering space with numbered envelopes on the the branches.  The envelopes are numbered 1-50 and you can take an envelope and make a tax-deductible donation for the number that is on the envelope.  For example: if you take and envelope with the number 50, you would put $50 in the envelope!  You are certainly welcome to donate more if you feel called to.  There are also instructions in each envelope.  When you are finished, just return the envelope in the blue backpack by the tree or turn them in to the office to Jill Hansen.  The tree will be up until April 17th and the donations will be divided amongst the campers that are going to Ewalu this summer.  Thank you for your continued support!

EWALU Breakfast & Camper Jam

Sunday, February 14, 9:00-11:00am
A special Valentine’s Day breakfast buffet will be served in the Fellowship Hall by summer campers and their families. Proceeds from the breakfast will help reduce the cost of attending a camp this summer at EWALU.  Campers and families that want to help should contact Shelly Beaver.

EWALU Camper Jam 2010
will be held on Sunday, February 14 from 3-6 pm here at Resurrection. Summer staff from EWALU will be present to lead songs, games, a bible study, and share about the upcoming summer theme. LCR campers are encouraged to attend and to bring a friend. There will be pizza! If you want to learn more about going to summer camp at EWALU this is the place to be!

New Construction at EWALU

Construction on the new lodge and the existing Walnut cabins has been underway at EWALU this fall. Whenever you donate to the Building Fund at Resurrection a tithe (10%) is shared with other ministries. One of those ministries is the building project going on at EWALU. The photo above shows the new lodge that will be part of the Walnut complex. This lodge is designed to be a self contained unit for retreat groups that will include sleeping rooms, bathrooms, a kitchenette and a meeting room.


Walnut Lodge finally becomes a real “lodge” as foundations are added for two bunk rooms and two adult lodging spaces (similar to those in Hickory Lodge). The central meeting area upstairs will be remodeled, with an improved kitchenette. Shower rooms in the basement will have an indoor stairway from the bed/bunk rooms. All this will make Walnut Lodge self-contained and perfect for groups of any age all year long.


Walnut 1, is shown above with the old windows and interior removed (10-16-09). Each cabin will soon have a new enlarged roof to cover the restroom and porch. During construction, we are staying as “green” as possible by reusing and recycling, in addition to focusing on big improvements in energy efficiency. For example, rafters from some of the old cabin roofs were saved and will be reused to complete a picnic shelter in the Ewalu Family Campground.


The whole Walnut complex – including the brand new lodge – will be heated by geothermal power, installed earlier this year. Here, the new foundation at the “Walnut 3” cabin shows the new porch and restroom. picture taken 10-28-09