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March 2016 Resurrection Notes

Resurrection Notes

March 2016

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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A Short Note, Dear Friends…

….to say “thank you” for your active participation in our worship and our many ministries. If you ask any group of confirmands when they are most aware of God they say quickly, “at church.” It’s true. It is our active worship of our God that drives the church. See you Sunday.

By all accounts, our Youth Sunday was the highlight of this past month. We have great young people in our congregation and special folk who work very hard with them and give them very good guidance. A blessing, indeed.

One of the ministries that is very close to our hearts and one in which we play and have played a major role is the Downtown Cooperative Church Ministries, D.C.C.M. for short. Briefly, D.C.C.M. provides grocery orders for families in the downtown, Olde Town, fairgrounds, and back toward 9th Street areas. We do this every Monday through Friday. I expect you may have seen folks lined up on 8th Street if you’ve been by there on a weekday morning.

In 2015, D.C.C.M. provided 250,000 pounds of groceries to folks for just under $50,000.00 or .204 per pound. The ministry is founded by local churches, grants, and donations of food and lots of volunteer labor. And we are always looking for volunteers. If you would like to know more/help with this ministry just ask Dennis Sodomka.

Also, in keeping with the spirit of the month of Valentine’s Day, we had a marriage (Jennifer and Robert Dhom) and the blessing of a marriage (Jennifer and John Leibach). Congratulations.

As I write, we are well into the Lenten Season. Our Wednesday Lenten Service is “What God Wants to Know,” focusing on questions asked by God in scripture. In fact, we are so well on our way already that Holy Week and Easter are this month, which is a bit earlier than usual. This will be a busy month indeed.

Now that you’re well into your Lenten fast, perhaps you’re wondering about something to “take up” to go with what you’ve given up. Right after His baptism, Jesus went off into the wilderness for forty days to fast and think about questions like what it meant to be Jesus. One of the ideas of Lent is that we Christians might ask ourselves one way or another what it means to be ourselves.

If you had to bet everything you have on whether there is a God or whether there isn’t, which side would get your money and why?

Is there any person(s) in the world, or any cause, that, if the situation arose, you would be willing to die for?

If you had only one last message to leave to the people most important to you, what would it be in twenty-five words or less?

To hear yourself answer these questions is to listen to yourself clearly and deeply. It could be pretty serious business, especially at the start. And here’s the thing, there’s a good chance that something like Easter will be at the end.

Please keep us in your prayer and remember that we love you.

Your pastor and friend


Thought of the month

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

 


Lilies Will Adorn the Altar Easter Sunday

You can help beautify the sanctuary on Easter Sunday by giving a lily in memory of in honor of a loved one. There are forms available at the church that you can complete and place in the offering plate or leave at the church office. The cost of each lily is $11.50. Checks should be made out to Resurrection Church marked “Easter Lily.” Deadline to order is March 20th, Palm Sunday.

 


 

Purses for Homeless Women

We will be collecting purse for homeless women over the next few weeks. Look in your closet and find a purse that you no longer us (still in good condition). In it place the following items….

¬ Small package of tissue
¬ Nail clippers and nail file
¬ Hand lotion
¬ Lip balm
¬ A pair of gloves and socks
¬ Scarf
¬ Change purse with change in it

There will be a box in the gathering area to collect the purses. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Hodge or the church office.


 

Joy and Pain in the Resurrection Family

Congratulations to John and Jennifer Leibach on their recent marriage.

Congregational love and sympathy are extended to the Brian and Sandy McKinney family on the death of his mother, ALlison McKinney on February 15th.

 


 

Thank You

Members of Resurrection,

Thank you for yoru care, your concenrs, and your comforting condolences. Rose Marie loved this church adn would ask each time we got in the car, “Are we going to church?” Her strong faith in God was the center of her life adn the essences of her character. Thank you for remembering her.

Bon Brauer
 


 

Acolytes

3/6 (8:30) Nora Rauscher (11:00) Clark Oetting and Noah Lindler
3/13 (8:30) Jadon Mace (11:00) Jackson Beavers and Josey Dyer
3/20 (8:30) Sarah Dhom (11:00) Julie Leopard and Emelia Leopard
3/27 (8:30) Madison Walling (11:00) Kristopher Shipp, Nora Rauscher
Nora Rauscher, Macey Hughes
Andrew Rauscher, Sarah Ellen Strickland
Jadon Mace, Banks Strickland

 
Altar Guild
March 8 – 21 | Team 4
Margaretha Lotz, Ulrike Arntz, Paul and Robyn Walling, Bobbie Nurnberger
March 22 – April 4 | Team 1
Naomi Monge, Irene Frei, Allison Buchanan, Chip Warren


 

Lay Assistants

8:30 11 AM Readers 11 AM Assistant
3/6 Lindsay Chandler Leigh Thouvenot Chip Warren
3/13 Pam Lien Keith Dyer Lee Burnett
3/20 Bill Rauscher Ken Dyar Brenda Lackman
3/27 Boyd Lien Kate Gary Rachel Rhodes-Dyar

Ushers

Head Usher: Kirby Holley
3/6 Donnie Hooks, Harrison Warren, Lisa Steinberg
3/13 Bryan Hunter, Tina Dunn, Brian McKinney
3/20 Monica and Steve Proctor, Bill Buchanan
3/27 Allen Strickland, George Nelson, Chip Warren

 

Other Sunday Volunteers

St. Johns Tower Pick-up Greeters Mini-Breakfast
3/6 Dennis Sodomka Charles & Kirby Holley Carolyn Gary & Kirby Holley
3/13 John Leibach Donnie & Caroline Hooks Jean and Allen Stricklan
3/20 Keith Dyer Linda Sack Anne Pund & Elvie Walling
3/27 Ted DeHart Vic & Sheri Scarborough Easter Breakfast

 


Holy Week Schedule

March 23 Wednesday – Service of Healing –12:10 and 7PM
March 24 Maudy Thursday – 7PM
March 25 Good Friday – 7PM
March 27 Easter Sunday- Sunrise Service at Jessye Norman Amphitheater- 7AM
March 27 Easter Sunday-Service of Holy Communion- 8:30 and 11AM

 


Easter Egg Hunt March 19th

Coming your way….
for kids of ALL sizes!
Saturday, March 19th
As always we need your help collecting individually wrapped candy and plastic eggs for the hunt. You can leave the eggs/candy in the workroom or bring them by the church office.
Watch for more details!!


Upcoming Adult Group Trips

Our Adult Group has several events coming up. Mark your calendars and make plans to attend. Watch the bulletin for more information to come!

Thursday, March 31st – Mighty 8th Museum of the Air Force, Savannah, Ga.
Thursday, April 28th – Yoder’s Dutch Oven Restaurant, Abbeville, SC
Thursday, May 19th – Josephine’s Restaurant, carriage tour and shopping, Charleston, SC


WELCA NEWS

Have you ever thought about what it would be like if when you got up in the morning, there was no soap, no toothbrush, no towel for you to use. The need for these basic necessities of life grows exponentially every day. That’s where the Personal Care Kits come in. These kits collected by individual congregations and distributed by Lutheran World Relief, are a bit of normal life in a traumatic situation. The kits contain:

One [1] Lightweight Bath Size Towel, max 52 in by 27 in. Dark color recommended
Two [2] Bath size bars of soap – any brand in original wrapping
One [1] Sturdy Comb – remove wrapping
One [1] Metal Nail Clipper – remove wrapping
One [1] Adult Sized Toothbrush – original wrapping

Multipack toothbrushes can be used by sealing individual toothbrushes in a business sized envelope. No plastic bags or plastic wrap, please. Wrap all contents in the towel. Tie securely with ribbon or string. Please do not omit or add any items. We are asked to strictly abide by this list.

Should you prefer to make donations that can be applied to purchase these items, please contact Lee Burnett or Monica Proctor.

Any extra bars of soap you may have after filling a Personal care Kit can also go to help others. There is a soap drive that goes on continuously. A bar of soap can be the difference in life and death in developing areas. the ability to wash hands can keep diseases in check and keep them from turning into an epidemic. Baskets for soap are available in the Gathering Area and Sunday School rooms.

Please join us after the Midday Lenten Services for lunch! Each week during Lent, we will have soup and sandwiches made by members in the congregation. If you would like to help provide part of the lunch on Wednesday, please look for the sign-up sheet in the hallway or contact Pam Lien to see what is still open. The cost of the lunch is $4.00.


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
Linda Lorick
Room 321
Austin Graybill Road
North Augusta, SC 29860
Bobby Attaway
Golden Living
1600 Anthony Road
Augusta, GA 30904

Church Council and Committees

President Keith Dyer | 803-279-1022
Vice President Ken Dyar
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

Lutheran Men – Jim Thouvenot

WELCA – Anne Spray

Wee Care – Jackie Mertins

Prayer Chain – Kathryn Spears