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December Resurrection Notes

Resurrection Notes

December 2018

Church Office………………………………..…………………………………………706-724-8792

Prayer Chain……………………………………………………………………………706-814-7525

Fax Number………………………………………..……………………………………706-722-3671

Pastor Hunter………………………………………………………………………….706-495-5565

Emergency Number………………………………….……………………………..706-495-5565

CHURCH STAFF

The Rev. David B. Hunter, Sr…………………………………………………………Pastor, 204

Sandra Prichard……………………………………………………………Director of Music, 207

Cyndi Warren………………………………………………………….Secretary/Youth Dir., 201

Carolyn K. Gary………………………………………………..……………………..Secretary, 202

(Numbers indicate telephone extension.)

e-mail…………………………………………………………………………….lcotr@bellsouth.net

website………………………………………………….……………churchwiththereddoors.org

facebook………………………………………………………………..lutheran church of the resurrection

Instagram………………………………………………………………..resurrection_church_augusta

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A Short Note, Dear Friends …
. . .. to say Thank You to each of you. I trust each of you had a joyful Thanksgiving. We surely have a great deal for which to be thankful. I’m thankful for the little things like that first cup of coffee that starts any day and all those other things that I take for granted.

I’m grateful for family and church family. I have been fortunate to spend most of my life with family and church family. It’s a nice way to be. Thank you to each of you.

Advent Night was wonderfully enjoyable for lots of folk. I trust that our Advent Season, which begins Sunday, will be likewise. We will most certainly be busy this month. The Children’s Christmas Program begins rehearsal this week. We will Hang the Greens, decorate the church on the 12111, and the Luther Legends Christmas Luncheon is the following day. And, of course, our Advent and Christmas worship.

Our Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Service and the wonderful pre-service is surely the most wonderful night of the year.

We also have several opportunities to help folks in great need. The food bags for Action Ministries, the ELCA Good Gift tags (for folks around the world), the Salvation Army Bell ringing (12/1) and the Mitten Tree and Coat Barrel.

I also today thank all of you who have made your pledges, your faith promises for 2019. We are off to a good start, but a start does not a finish make. It is my hope that those who have not yet made their faith promises (pledges) will do so and promptly. I have several heart felt wishes as we make our promises of financial:

1. I want everyone to experience great joy in what you are giving and what you planio give. You have every reason to experience joy in what we are doing as a church for God and for good. Our church is making a difference in the lives of people every day. I want you to experience the joy of giving.

2. I wish that everyone would follow through now and do it promptly. It will mean that we can get on with other necessary things.

3. Last, but by no means least, continue to pray for your church and its work and witness. Remember the staff in your prayers. God is doing something great with all of us as we serve together. Ask God to make us responsive to all of the needs and opportunities around us and beyond us.
Holy Child, whom shepherds and kings and animals adored, be born again into our world. Wherever there is pain, wherever there is loneliness, wherever there is no hope, come with healing in thy wings.

Wherever there is boredom, wherever there is fear, wherever there is temptation too strong to resist, wherever there is bitterness of heart, come with healing in thy wings.

Come Lord Jesus to each of us who know thy name and to each who have forgotten thy name. Come quickly.

Please keep us in your prayers and remember that I love you and with blessings and prayers, I am

Your pastor and friend,

David B Hunter, Sr.


Joy and Pain in the Resurrection Family

Congregational love and sympathy are extended to the family of Margaret Holly, upon her death on November 1.


Thought of the Month

Two things upon this changing earth can neither change nor end: the splendor of Christ’s humble birth, the Love of friend for friend. ~Unknown.
 


The Joy of Christmas

Much of the joy of Christmas can be foudn in sharing with those in need. This Christmas Season we have many opportunities to do just that.

1. ELCA Good Gifts. These gifts inspire lidership, ourish the hungry, heal the sick and responds to the needs around the world. This supports the mission and ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, Hanging tags are on the Chrismtas tree that include honey bees, goats or the gift of clean water. Check out more at www.elca.org/goodgifts.

2. Mitten Tree. This is our tradtional Mitten Tree where we place mittens, gloves, scarves and hats to be distributed through the soup kitchen and the Salvation Army.

3. The Coat Barrel is back to collect gently used coats, jackets, and heavy sweaters for those who need warm clothing in our community.

4. Blessing Bags for Action Ministries. Tags can be found on the tree in the Gathering Area with items needed to fill the bag.
 


Advent Night was Wonderful

We had a tremendous turnout for our annual holiday fun “craft” night. Front painting, edible mangers and much more, everyone had a grand time! This fun filled night could not have been possible without the helping hands working at the various tables. If you were unable to make it this year, make sure to attend this fun filled night for children and adults next year. Hope your Advent Season is a blessed one. ~The Christian Education Committee.

 


Merry Christmas

During the coming Christmas season, may your be blessed with the Spirit of the Season, which is peace, the gladness of the season, which is hope and the heart of the season, which is love.

Merry Christmas from the staff… Pastor Hunter, Sandra Pritchard, Carolyn Gary, Cyndi Warren, Rosa Williams and Annette Shells.

 


Christmas Eve Services

10:00 a.m. Worship Service
5:00 p.m. Family Christmas Worship
10:30 p.m. Special Music
11:00 p.m. Candlelight Worship

 


Poinsettias for Christmas Eve Services

Forms are available to purchase Poinsettias for worhship services on Christmas Eve. They are $12 each and can be given in memory or honor of someone you know and love. Forms must be completed and returned by December 16th. You can click here “ChristmasPoinsettiasForm” and download the form and bring it in with you.
 


New Building Project Update

On November 14th, church council approved R.D. Brown as the general contractor for the Reiser Hall renovation project. In order to keep the congregation up to date on the upcoming changes, immediately following the 11:00 a.m worship service on December 2nd, the Building Committee and Transition Team will hold a renovation project update and Q&A session in Reiser Hall. Please note a new rendering of the plan was posted on November 14th in the hallway (outside of the workroom) for your review.


Offering Envelopes

The 2019 Offering Envelopes are now available to be picked up in the hallway of Reiser Hall.


Hanging of the Greens

Mark your calendars and come help with the Hanging of the Greens. December 12th, at 6:30 after Wednesday night supper.


The Children and Youth of Resurrection present “Journey to Bethlehem”

Our annual Children Christmas play will be Sunday, December 16th at 6:45.


Adult Christmas Lunch

This is a wonderful way to welcome the season of Christmas. Lots of laughs, singing and great family and friends! Remember to bring an unwrapped child’s gift to be donated to Toys For Tots and a side dish or dessert to share. Hope to see you there in Reiser Hall.


WELCA NEWS

WELCA still has stylus pens for sale at $200 each. They make great stocking stuffers for Christmas. If you are interested, please see any WELCA board member at either of the services. Those who attend early service are Miriam Lang, Pam Lien, Michelle Mock and Sue Nelson. Those who attend late service are Kathie Hunter, Miriam Lang, Monica Proctor, Anne Spray and Tara Spray.

WELCA is collecting soap year round. If you wish to contribute, please place your contributions in the basket marked SOAP for WELCA in the workroom.

All ladies are invited to the WELCA Christmas Luncheon on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 11:30 at Cheddar’s in Augusta.


In The Lord’s Service

Acolytes

12/2 (8:30) Jadon Mace (11:00) Noah Lindler and Ben Doughtie
12/9 (8:30) Ben Olmo Nord (11:00) Jackson Beavers and Genny Beavers
12/16 (8:30) Noah Stuckart (11:00) Macey Hughes and Tyler Hughes
12/23 (8:30) Madison Walling (11:00) Sarah Ellen Strickland and Mercer Hogg
12/24-Xmas Eve (8:30) Ben Olmo Nord (11:00) Shelby Folger and Noah Lindler

 
Altar Guild
December 4-17 | Team 2
Becky Buchanan, Frank Chandler, Anne Spray, Monica Proctor
December 18-31 | Team 3
Mandy Bryson, Pat Ward, Rachel Rhodes-Dyar, Brandi Green, Edna Anguilla


 

Lay Assistants

8:30 11 AM Readers 11 AM Assistant
12/2 Paul Walling Rachel Rhodes-Dyar Kate Gary
12/9 Angie Chandler Ken Dyar Brenda Lackman
12/16 Frank Chandler Barbara Green Brenda Lackman
12/23 David Harbeson Anne Spray Bowe Strickland
12/30 Pam Lien Dennis Sodomka Harrison Warren

Ushers

Head Usher: Unassigned
12/2 Tara Spray, George Nelson, Lisa Steinberg
12/9 Jim Thouvenot, Leigh Thouvenot, Keith Dyer
12/16 Steve Proctor, Monica Proctor, Jim Klein
12/23 Joe Holley, Ken Dyar, Rachel Rhodes-Dyar
12/30 Dennis Sodomka, Allen Strickland, George Nelson

 

Other Sunday Volunteers

St. Johns Tower Pick-up Greeters Mini-Breakfast
12/2 Vic & Shari Scarborough Mandy Bryson
12/9 Anne Spray Mary Meghan Olmo and Sandra Prichard
12/16 Tara Spray
12/23 Kelly Knitter
12/30 Bill & Becky Buchanan

 



Church Council and Committee Chairs

President Vic Scarborough
Vice President Bowe Strickland
Treasurer Frank Chandler | 706-733-6564
Secretary John Leibach
Financial Secretaries Irene Frei, Pat Ward
Worship Frank Chandler, Bowe Strickland
Christian Education Christine Rauscher, Mary Meghan Olmo
Nursery Tara Spray
Youth Lynda Anguilla, Cheryl Lindler, Brandi Green
Witness Andrea Stuckart
Service Mandy Bryson, David Moretz
Stewardship Kevin Knitter
Building and Property John Leibach, Kevin Knitter, Keith Dyer; Jim Thouvenot
Congregational Fellowship Anne Spray, Keith Dyer, Leigh Thouvenot, Lynda Anguilla
Communications Heather Doughtie
Staff Support
LutherLegends Vic Scarborough, Elvie Walling

Sub-Committee Coordinators

Lay Assistants – Barbara Green

Mini-Breakfast – Kim Beavers

Activity Bags – Kirby Holley

Lutheran Men – Jim Thouvenot

WELCA – Anne Spray

Wee Care – Kirby Holley

Prayer Chain – Kathryn Spears

Website – Dan Doughtie

 

Building Committee

Co-Chair – Kelly Knitter

Co-Chair – John Leibach

– Joe Holley

– Leigh Thouvenot

 

Transition Committee

Chair – Kevn Knitter

– Buford Beavers

– Jim Klein

– Matt Lindler

– Monica Proctor

– Dennis Sodomka

– Jean Strickland

– Harrison Warren

 

Call Committee

Chair – Allison Buchanan

– Frank Chandler

– Heather Doughtie

– Ken Dyar

– Cindy Fogler

– Dora Hogg

 

prayerrequests

Let us remember those who are, at this time, confined

to a nursing home or to their own home.

A visit or a card would mean so much.

 
 

Alda Boyd
2628 Blueberry Circle
Augusta, Ga. 30906-3638
Hildegard Hicks
2811 Mt. Vernon Drive
Augusta, Ga. 30906
Charity Stelling
2208 Walden Drive
Augusta, Ga. 30904
Mae Mertins
Waverly Gardners
550 Gibbs Road
Evans, Ga. 30809
Tom Garman
Elmcroft of Martinez
515 The Pass
Martinez, Ga. 30907
Robert Mincy
32 Juniper Road
Debary, Fla. 32713-4343
Laura DuTeau
St. John’s Towers
724 Greene St., Apt. 1103
Augusta, Ga. 30901
Siggie Hensley
3949 Evans to Lock Road
Apt. 1009
Evans, Ga. 30809
Jane Ellen Lackman
511 Winchester Drive
Augusta, Ga. 30906
Betty Sigg
National Healthcare
350 Austin Graybill Road
North Augusta, SC 29860
Mary Jo Holley
Loving Hands Personal Care
3510 Baldwin Road
Augusta, Ga. 30906
Ken Walz
Kentwood
1227 W. Wheeler Pkwy
Augusta, Ga. 30909
Rev. Fred & Anita Fiedler
1940 Warren Street
Augusta, Ga. 30904
Jean Shute
The Place at Martinez-Rm A22
409 Pleasant Home Road
Augusta, Ga. 30907