Archive for Invite to Prayer

Invitation to Prayer Commitment Sunday

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Today we join together in prayer asking for the Holy Spirit’s guidance and faith to be showered on the people of Resurrection as they complete their commitment cards and we give our prayers of thanksgiving to God for the many ways our congregation has been blessed through the years and continues to be blessed today and into the future.

Invitation to Prayer Day 14

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Today we invite you to pray for our mission partners who serve outside of the United States. We pray for the congregation of San Lucas in Eagle Pass, Texas, their ministry across the border into Piedras Negras, Mexico and their pastor Paul Bailie.  We also pray for Pastor Dirk and Sara Stadtlander, ELCA missionaries in Senegal.

Invitation to Prayer Day 13

Friday, November 18, 2011

We are blessed at Resurrection to have so many people who are passionate about good music. Today we invite your prayers for the numerous vocal and instrumental choirs, groups and individuals at Resurrection and their leaders.

Invitation to Prayer Day 12

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Today we invite you to pray for IGNITE, the young adult ministry at Resurrection led by Carter Moore, our Director of Youth and Young Adult ministries. Additionally, we invite our prayers for the Lutheran Campus Ministries at the University of Iowa, Iowa Sate and the University of Northern Iowa. The ministry partners serve our young adults and more while they are away at college in ways that we are unable to provide.

Invitation to Prayer Day 11

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Today we invite your prayers for the Confirmation ministry at Resurrection. This middle school ministry teaches the six Marks of Discipleship over a three year curriculum. Currently this ministry serves 104 students in grades 6, 7 and 8. Twenty-nine adult “Guides” lead small groups of 3 to 6 students. Your prayers are requested for Pastor Kevin, the adult Guides and all of the students.

Invitation to Prayer Day 10

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Today we invite you to lift up the LCR Church Council, the Pastors and all committee and team meetings. The Council meets monthly to oversee the work of committees, set congregational policy and tend to the business side of the congregation. Committees and Teams meet at various other times during the year and give attention to programmatic details.

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.

Invitation to Prayer Day 8

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Over 170 children are registered in the two Sunday School programs here at Resurrection.

SS Discipleship serves over 110 children from 9:45 – 10:45am during the school year. Praise Island meets from 11:00 – noon and has over 60 kids registered. Each program has a unique way of connecting with the children who come. Please pray for our Sunday School Coordinators Tammy Evans and Jill Hansen, the many middle school and high school assistants and adult volunteers who make these programs possible as well as praying for the children who come to learn about God’s love for them and the whole creation.

Invitation to Prayer Day 7

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Today we invite you to pray for one of our local ministry partners, Crossroads Mission in Cedar Rapids. Crossroads Mission is a non-profit ecumenical ministry that serves people in need of food, clothing and spiritual guidance from Cedar Rapids, Marion and surrounding communities. Please pray for the ministry of Crossroads, the staff, the many volunteers and the individuals and families that are served through this mission.

Invitation to Prayer Day 6

Friday, November 11, 2011

Today as a nation we pause to remember the many men and women who have served the cause of freedom by serving in the armed forces. On this Veterans Day we invite you to pray for those servicemen and women, not only from our congregation, but for all who serve and for their families who also sacrifice so much.