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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 carterm@lcrmarion.org 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) https://lcrmarion.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/2011-12-Registration-Forms.pdf.  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 carterm@lcrmarion.org if you can help out.

Bloomsbury Farms: Middle School Event Sunday, Oct. 9th

We will meet at the church at 12:45pm and return around 5:30pm.  Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the entryway or you can email candhprall@msn.com to sign up.  Cost will be $5 or less depending on how many people come.  We are also in need of adult drivers so please let us know if you can help with that!  There will be a ton of things to do: hayrack rides, corn maze, pig races, tire maze, pumpkin cannon, pedal carts and more!

2011 High School Mission Trip

Here is a short video recap from our mission trip to Minneapolis, MN this summer.  Thanks again for all of your generous support.  We are very blessed and thankful.

2011 LCR MINNESOTA MISSION TRIP VIDEO

The Jesus Mosaic

In January we move into a season of the church year called Epiphany. The focus of this liturgical season is having our eyes, minds and hearts awaken to who Jesus really is. Each week we’ll look at Jesus from different perspectives, through different eyes, and from different contexts, giving us a Jesus mosaic for reflection, inspiration, and transformation.


January 02 & 03:  The Jesus Mosaic – Our Life
After a month of preparation, parties, concerts and family gatherings, you might be wondering what just happened. Through it all, we managed to celebrate the amazing birth of a child named Jesus. Now we ask these questions: “Who is this Jesus? What does his birth and life mean for us?”

January 09 & 10:  The Jesus Mosaic – Our Lord
After Jesus’ birth he grew up and experienced joys and pains in the same way we do. He had to learn about life by trial and error the same way we do. And because he did this Jesus knows what we need and has the power and authority to fulfill those needs.

January 16 & 17: The Jesus Mosaic – Our Example
Sometimes as Christians it’s hard to know exactly what God wants us to do. That’s why God gives us Jesus. Jesus lived a God-filled life so that we could see and understand what that means. We can learn from his example what it means to live a servant lifestyle.

January 23 & 24: The Jesus Mosaic – Our Leader
Jesus is indeed our leader, and, like all great leaders, Jesus leads by example. He didn’t just tell us to serve, he served. He didn’t just tell us to sacrifice, he made the ultimate sacrifice. He didn’t just tell us to love, he loved us unconditionally. Far more than a teacher, Jesus both models a new way of living and empowers us, shaping us through the work of the Holy Spirit for a new way of living by giving us new life.

January 30 & 31:  The Jesus Mosaic – Our Faith
Faith is so much more than intellectual assent. Faith is lived out in the day to day decisions and actions that reflect our trust in God for our well-being in this life and forever. Our faith in Jesus is faith in the loving, gracious and forgiving Father of Jesus.