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An ELCA Church serving the Augusta, Georgia area

December Resurrection Notes

Resurrection Notes

December 2015

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During the coming Christmas season, may you 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 Prichard, Carolyn Gary,
Cyndi Warren, Mary Stokes, Tasha Harris, Rosa Williams and Annette Shells


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………………………………………………………………..facebook.com/LCRAugusta

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Mini-Breakfast

I would like to thank all of the people in our congregation who have, over the years, helped with the mini breakfast. Some people don’t even come to the breakfast, some are not able to fix for the breakfast, but yet they contribute money for the breakfast and I am able to purchase the items in their name. I truly appreciate everything anyone has done to help out. I have always looked at the mini breakfast as a type of ministry since it is a way to get to talk with both friends and newcomers. Sharing each other’s joys and sorrows, I think, is a great fellowship time on Sunday morning. Yet like any other ministry, if only a faithful few share the burden to make it happen, eventually it goes away. If I have not asked you to help with the breakfast, it is because we haven’t met yet or there had been sickness in your family and I didn’t think it would be a good time to ask. If you would like to help me in any way, you can contact me at my number in the church directory or call the church office. I will be putting together a new schedule in January and I try not to schedule anyone more than once every six months.

Thank you again,
Maude Walker
 


Poinsettias for Christmas

Forms are available in the church office and in the Sunday Bulletins to order Poinsettias for Christmas. The plants you order will be used to decorate the church. You can dedicate your purchase to someone you want to remember or honor. After the Christmas Eve service you are free to take your Poinsettia with you or you can indicate on the form that they be sent to a member who was unable to attend. Each are $11.50. The deadline to submit your form is Dec. 20th.
 


 

A Short Note, Dear Friends…

….to say, “thank you” for your active presence at worship. The worship of our God is the most important thing we do as Christians. Everything else we do as Christians flows out of the worship of our God. After all, it is in the first commandment. It is also the time when we gather together, when we share in each other’s lives. Worship energizes our faith. It is good to see each other in worship. Thank you.

In November we celebrated All Saints’ Day, the time we set aside to honor and remember our members who have entered the Church Triumphant in the past year. They now live with God, in His heavenly forever. Thanks be to God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

We also enjoyed the fun and fellowship and Christmas crafts of Advent Night. And, of course, our hymn singing interlude. It’s just a lovely time. Many thanks to all who work so tirelessly each year so we can enjoy this time together.

I came across an exercise devised by Charles Schultz, the creator of Peanuts, before he died. You might want to grab a pen and paper and try writing this down:
1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America Pageant
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize
5. Name the last six Academy Award winners for best actor or actress

How’d you do? These folk are the best in their fields, they are high achievers. Schultz’s point is that the applause dies, awards, accolades and achievements are forgotten. Here’s another quiz. See how you do on this one.
1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school
2. Name five friends who have helped you through a difficult time
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile
4. Thank of a few people who have made you feel appreciated
5. Think of five people who you enjoy spending time with

Easier? I probably could have added “or more” to each item. Here’s the point: the people who are the most important in your life, who make a difference in your life are not the most famous or the ones with the most credentials. They are the ones that care. The ones that help you. The people who love you.

This week, our national celebration of Thanksgiving might be a good time to try this little exercise. When you get to the ‘why you are thankful’ moment, I’m sure you’ll overflow with joy and thanksgiving.

Thank you for being God’s special people at Resurrection Church and for the privilege of being your pastor.
Please keep us in your prayers and remember that I love you.

Your Pastor and friend,


 

Christmas Eve Services

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


 

Hanging of the Greens

Mark your calendars and come help!!
December 9th at 6:30 p.m.

 


 

Adult Christmas Luncheon

Thursday, December 10 at12:00 p.m. This is a wonderful way to welcome the season of Christmas …lots of laughs and singing and great family and friends! Remember to bring an unwrapped child’s gift to be donated to “Toys for Tot’s” and a side dish or dessert to share. Hope to see you there!

 


 

A Night in Bethlehem

Rehearsal have already begun in preparation of our annual Children and Youth Christmas Program. There is still time for your child to be a part of the program. Please contact Cyndi Warren or Sandra Prichard if interested.


Youth News

Our Youth will be ringing the Salvation Army Bell on Saturday, December 12th from
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. If you are interested and can join us in ringing the bell, please contact
Cyndi or Cindy for details!

Mark your calendar for these upcoming January Event and watch for more details to come…..
Red Door Café and You’ve Been Snowed(On) – We will have lunch and go and deliver some goodies to several of our church members.


WELCA News

OUR PRAYERS ARE ANSWERED!
Monica Procter has volunteered to help with our Lutheran World Relief (LWR). Thank you, Monica.
Thanks to those who turned on their ovens and baked their wonderful goodies. We had some really tasty cookies, brownies, plus a huge variety of goodies donated to the Bake Sale (ladies and men too). We also had treats for your doggies. Thank you!

Our next event is our Annual Combined Christmas Lunch at the French Market Grille, Surrey Center. Saturday, December 12, 2015, 11:30 am. We need to know if you are joining us. There will be a sign-up sheet on the WELCA bulletin board.

DATES TO REMEMBER
January 8, 2016: WELCA Board Meeting: 1:00 pm
January 16, 2016: WELCA Epiphany Lunch: 12:00 pm
February 10, 2016: Ash Wednesday – Lenten Lunches begin

Wishing you and your loved ones a Blessed Christmas,
The WELCA Board
Anne Spray, President
Miriam Lang, Vice President
Sue Nelson, Secretary/Treasurer
Tara Spray, Luncheons
Pam Lien, Lenten Lunches
Lee Burnett, Lutheran World Relief
Bobbie Nurnberger, Phone
Kathie Hunter, Nominating
Debbie Ferrone, Projects
Billie Smith, Hospitality


Advent Night

ADVENT NIGHT was wonderful!!
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with crafts for our annual Advent Night celebration. Special thanks to Sandra and Kathleen for sharing their musical and culinary talents with us all!!

~The Christian Education Committee


The Joy of Christmas

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

Our Angel Tree is filled with tags that have the name, age, sex, and a Christmas wish list for children in need in our community.

You can also find tags on the tree with a list of food items to be purchased and boxed to feed the hungry in our community.

There is also our traditional Mitten Tree where we place mittens, gloves, scarves and hats to be distributed thought the soup kitchen and the Salvation Army.

And lastly, the Coat Barrel is back to collect gently used coats, jackets, and heavy sweaters for those who need warm clothing.


Joy and Pain in the Resurrection Family

Congregational love and sympathy are extended to the family of Fred Key, upon his death, November 18th.


Acolytes

12/6 (8:30) Andrew Rauscher (11:00) Shelby Folger and Jackson Beavers
12/13 (8:30) Jadon Mace (11:00) Kristopher Shipp and Tyler Hughes
12/20 (8:30) Madison Walling (11:00) Clark Oetting and Sarah Ellen Strickland
12/25 (5:00PM) Kristopher Shipp (11:00PM) Madison Walling, Shelby Folger
Sarah Ellen Strickland, Banks Strickland
12/27 (8:30) Sarah Dohm (11:00) Julie Leopard and Emila Leopard

 
Altar Guild
November 24-December 7 | Team 4
Margaretha Lotz, Ulrike Arntz, Paul and Robyn Walling, Bobby Nurnberger
December 8-22 | Team 1
Allison Buchanan, Tina Dunn, Irene Frei, Naomi Monge
December 23-31 | Team 2
Becky Buchanan, Frank Chandler, Anne Spray


 

Lay Assistants

8:30 11 AM Readers 11 AM Assistant
12/6 Bill Rauscher Carolyn Ritchie Bowe Strickland
12/13 Paul Walling Anne Spray Harrison Warren
12/20 Angie Chandler Rachel Rhodes-Dyar Leigh Thouvenot
12/27 Frank Chandler Barbara Green Cindy Folger

Ushers

Head Usher: Tara Spray
12/6 Kyle Shipp, George Nelson, Lisa Steinberg
12/13 Jim Thouvenot, Leigh Thouvenot, Jim Klein
12/20 Monica Proctor, Steve Proctor, Charles Holley
12/27 Fred Leibach, Ken Dyar, Rachel Rhodes-Dyar

 

Other Sunday Volunteers

St. Johns Tower Pick-up Greeters Mini-Breakfast
12/6 Fred Leibach Dennis Gabriel Lynne Gabriel
12/13 Keith Dyer Barbara Green
12/20 Ted DeHart Charles Holley Kirby Holley
12/27 Charles Holley Donnie Hooks Caroline Hooks

 


President Keith Dyer | 803-279-1022
Vice President Dennis Gabriel | 706-364-8399
Treasurer Frank Chandler | 706-733-6564
Secretary Tara Spray
Financial Secretaries Irene Frei, Pat Ward
Worship Frank Chandler; Kirby Holley; Joe Holley
Christian Education Jimmy Buchanan
Nursery Tara Spray
Youth Kate Gary, Matt Lindler
Witness Monica Proctor
Service Ken Dyar
Stewardship Dennis Sodomka
Building and Property Buford Beaver; Rett Harbeson; Keith Dyer; Jim Thouvenot
Congregational Fellowship Keith Dyer; Leigh Thouvenot; Kate Gary
Communications Sheri Scarborough; Dan Doughtie; Matt Linder;
Staff Support Joe Holley
LutherLegends Sheri Scarborough

 


 

Sub-Committee Coordinators

Lay Assistants – Barbara Green

Mini-Breakfast – Maude Walker

Activity Bags – Kirby Holley

CD Ministry – Ann Pendarvis

Lutheran Men – Jim Thouvenot

WELCA – Anne Spray

Wee Care – Jackie Mertins

Prayer Chain – Kathryn Spears


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
Tom Garman
Elmcroft of Martinez
515 The Pass
Martinez, Ga. 30907
Dorothy Clarkson
1227 West Wheeler Rd.
Room 148, Bed 1
Augusta, Ga. 30909
Robert Mincy
32 Juniper Road
Debary, Fla. 32713-4343
Laura DuTeau
4212 Fairfield Circle
Evans, Ga. 30809
Frankie Philpot
Westwood Nursing Home
561 University Dr.
Room 424/Bed 1
Evans, GA 30809
Menard Ihnen
Sunrise of East Cobb
Room 104
Marietta, Ga. 30062
Dorothy Wilson
515 The Pass
Room 501
1551 Johnson Ferry Road
Martinez, Ga. 30907