Resurrection E-news: Sunday, February 24, 2019

On Sunday, February 24th, we  will begin a two-week sermon series called Jesus on the Mountain. My message will be from the Sermon on the Mount, focusing  on Jesus’ call to love one’s enemies and forgive as we have been forgiven. The Resurrection Choir will share an anthem at 8:00, and holy communion will be served at 10:00.

On Wednesday the 27th  at 6 pm worship, Pastor Miranda will preach on the Time & Talent Sunday text from February 20 (last Wednesday’s worship was cancelled due to the snowstorm).  2019 Time & Talent Sheets will be distributed in worship as we highlight how we can use our gifts and talents for the wider world. They are also available on our website.

Pastor Miranda and family will be gone this weekend to attend the funeral of her grandmother, Helena Osterbur, of Royal, IL, who died on 2/19.

There are other unique events and opportunities that we want to alert you to through this weekly e-note. Our website ( provide more details on each topic.

Blessings to you,

Pastor Dennis


Sunday School meets Sunday at 9:05.  Confirmation, Wednesday Night Live, and EDGE meet at their usual times on Wednesday night.

EWALU Early bird discount deadline is February 28th. Be sure to sign up online or have registrations postmarked by the deadline to get a discount on camp fees. Please let Jill know if your child has registered for camp, so they can get on our scholarship list –

Biderman Scholarship applications & instructions can be found on the bulletin board across from the church office or at Completed applications should be turned in to the Trust Fund Committee by March 15. If you have any questions about the scholarship, please contact Joan Meyer (319-393-6972).

EDGE Service Crew can help you by moving things in your house, shoveling snow, or something else you need done. Call on our high school students to help as they work to raise money for their summer mission trip. Contact Katie if you need help –


Lenten Dramas – During Lent we will have short skits to help deepen and enrich your Lenten experience.  We are looking for men and women to help with our skits.  If you are interested, please contact Laurie Stock, 361-1979 or

Helpers at Lenten services.:  We need Communion servers at 6:00 and 7:00 on Ash Wednesday, March 6. For the 7:00 Lenten services we need ushers, greeters, readers and worship slide operators.

Contemporary Worship – We are in the process of making changes to our 10 AM service. As we make those changes it is important to the staff and team working on the project to hear from all of you who worship with us. You are invited to fill out the form on our website ( with your feedback.


You are welcome to join any of these groups on Sundays at 9:05 am:

  • Reading Biblical Literature: The Old Testament (fellowship hall) – Experience how Prof. Craig Koester’s stimulating video presentations on the Old Testament can help increase your understanding and faith. Led by Bob Erlandson. Sunday’s topic: Violence and Kindness in the Promised Land (Joshua, Judges, Ruth).
  • Secrets of the Vine (library) Looking for purpose & direction in your life? Join us as we learn from Jesus’ final instructions to his disciples.
  • One Year Chronological Bible Study (fellowship hall) A fascinating way to read through the Bible in one year – in only fifteen minutes per day! Now you can gain a better understanding of the order of biblical events and the historical context in which they unfolded. Led by Dan Tegtmeier.
  • Genesis (conference room) – weekly Bible study led by Jim & Linda Cornally.


Lifetree Café gathers on Friday noon for an hour of coffee, light refreshments, and conversation around relevant issues. We will meet on March 1  to discuss “Why, God? When personal tragedy doesn’t make sense.”  


2019 Time & Talent Sheets are available at the ushers stand. You can also fill out your form online at

Personal Care Kits – During January & February, Rebecca Mary-Martha Circle will be accepting donations for our annual collection to prepare Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief. Lightweight bath towels, bars of soap, and toothbrushes can be placed in the tub near the gathering space display. Soaps & toothbrushes should be in original store packaging, please. For more information contact Lareen Gull at 373-3304.

Catherine McAuley Center Tutors – Help an adult learner improve basic academic skills, learn English, or study for the U.S. citizenship exam. Tutors are needed at several locations. See entryway bulletin board for more information.


Fellowship hour  come early each Sunday for coffee and a Dunkin’ Donut or scone from Wit’s End,  or stay after either service to have some refreshments and conversation.


January/February Mission Envelopes are designated for FLY (Feeding Lunches to Youth). When kids are out of school, several of the churches in the Marion area work together to fill ‘the lunchtime gap’ by serving five days a week during the summer. Volunteers prepare the lunch and/or drive to the sites and hand out the meals to the kids.

In addition to offering envelopes, other ways of supporting LCR include: Simply Giving – join over 90 LCR families who give regularly through automatic drafts from their checking or savings accounts. You can elect to give weekly, monthly, or quarterly. Enrollment forms are in your Enough packets. PayPal – there is a Donate button you can click on our website for giving. Our Giving Kiosk by the library will receive your credit card gifts.  Give+ Mobile Phone App can be downloaded from Google Play or iTunes.

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