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November 2017-Resurrection Notes

Resurrection Notes

November 2017

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 for your wonderful, willing, dedicated, determined and faithful participation and hard work during our month of celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. From worship to fellowship, your dedication and your engaging and inviting spirit was beautiful and inspiring. Thank you.

We began “Reformation 500 Month” on the 1st at St. Paul’s as our community gathered for communitive worship. It was a joyful evening. Dinner on the Grounds, our “Marty Party” (the 500 years seemed to have worn Marty down, a bit); Oktoberfest Red Door Café, and Trunk-or-Treat (also a 10/31 event) were all joyful and spirited times of fellowship.

On Reformation Day, our morning worship and the evening CSRA Joint Worship were truly an inspiring culmination of our “Reformation 500” celebration. I want to thank everyone who worked diligently and dutifully to make this possible and a special thank you to everyone in our Music Ministries of all ages, for lifting our spirits as we worshiped together. Thank you.

November will be watery (several baptisms) as well as creative and crafty (Advent Night 11/29) and thankful (Thanksgiving Day).

This year, as you gather for your Thanksgiving celebrations, might I suggest that you dust off your Small Catechism and read Luther’s explanation of the first article of the Creed for your devotion or prayer of blessing. Here’s why: It’s easy to forget that Thanksgiving Day was adapted as a federal holiday and annual event during the Civil War. During that “lamentable civil strife,” Abraham Lincoln called for an annual day – the last Thursday in November – to be set apart to give thanks to Almighty God for all the blessings of the previous year.

It may have been that even in the midst of the present difficulties, Lincoln wanted to remind the nation not to overlook their bountiful harvests and their many blessings. Or perhaps, he believed that in turning to God, the nation might find healing for their many wounds and the confidence and humility to move toward peace.

Whatever the reason the day was set aside for thanksgiving to God. And it’s the preposition “to” that attracts my attention this year. We are always thankful “for” many things but thanksgiving, giving thanks, makes little sense if that sense of gratitude is not directed outward, toward someone else.

Which brings me back to Luther. In explaining what it means to say, “I believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth,” Luther reminds us of all the things God has given us, and by extension, all the reasons we have to be thankful. Not simply thankful in general (is that possible?) but thankful to God.

In the midst of your thanksgiving celebrations, please take a moment to thank God for the many blessings – including people – that surround us. Not because God needs our expressions of thanks, but because in acknowledging that we are blessed, and giving thanks for those blessings, we are blessed yet again. Happy Thanksgiving.

Please keep us in your prayers, and remember that I love you.

Your pastor and friend,

David Hunter


Joy and Pain in the Resurrection Family

Congregational love and sympathy are extended to the family of Menard Ihnen, upon his death, October 26th.



Thought of the Month

Thanksgiving Blessings

Lord, as we bow our heads to pray,
We celebrate Thanksgiving day
Help us have the right attitude,
As we turn to you in gratitude.
Thank you, Lord, for this good food;
Thank you for our festive mood.
Thanks for blessings great and small;
Thank you, thank you for it all.

 


Celebrating New Members in the Church Triumphant — Sunday, November 5, 2017

Theodosia M. Belvin – February 5, 2017
Charles Summerall Holley – March 1, 2017
Donald Ray Finch – March 24, 2017
Emily Hamlin Hyatt –April 4, 2017
David Arthur Dunn, Jr. – May 13, 2017
Matthew Thomas Reilly – May 15, 2017
George Albert Roesel – May 22, 2017
Gertrude “Frankie” Mertins Philpot – June 25, 2017
Jilene H. Weber – August 15, 2017
Connie King Pund – August 24, 2017
Menard Ihnen – October 26, 2017


Advent Family Night – Wednesday, November 29th

Our traditional Advent Night activities being the Season of Advent in our hearts and in our homes. This is the event that reminds us to get ready, the Christ Child is on His way!

Following supper, on November 29th, we will make decorations to adorn our homes in preparation of the Christmas season. A variety of crafts for children and adults will be available. Watch for sign-up sheets in the gathering area!


 

Children and Youth Christmas Program — December 17th

Bethlehem! Nothing Ever Happens Here!

Our Children and Youth Christmas Program is set for December 17th. There are many parts for children and youth of ALL ages. If your child is interested in being a part of this year’s program, or you would like to help in some way, please contact Cyndi Warren or Sandra Prichard

Rehearsals begin soon!


 

News from Wee Care

The Wee Care Committee invites you to join us on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. as we fulfill an important and meaningful mission of our church. If you know how to smock, knit, crochet, use a sewing machine or pleater or can just cut out fabric (or want to learn how to do any of these things), the group meets in the Pacesetters classroom on the first floor across from the parlor. This grief ministry provides gowns, blankets and caps to local hospitals for stillborn babies and babies who die at birth. The Augusta Chronicle attended our October meeting and there will be an article in the newspaper on November 11. Be on the lookout for it.

For more information and if you interested in helping, please contact Sue Nelson or Kirby Holley.


 

WELCA NEWS

THANK YOU!!!!! To all who contributed to our quilt, soap, personal care kit and school kit drive for Lutheran World Relief. We delivered 13 quilts, 1220 bars of soap, 99 personal care kits and 122 school kits (a total of 899 pounds) to Rincon, GA on August 26, 2017 to be shipped to the LWR storage facilities for future distribution to those in need of these items. We have a map on a bulletin board between the workroom and the stairs leading to the second floor which pin points the locations where Lutheran Work Relief sends these items when they are needed. In 2016, some of the items we contributed were sent to Mali, Haiti and El Salvador. Please take a minute to check the map so you can see the many different countries where your contributions are making a difference.

Here is an article from the October addition of the Southeastern Synod Women of the ELCA The Southeastern Weaver)

Our 30th Annual Convention truly presented the opportunity to “Reform, Renew, and Rejoice”! There were 150 attendees meeting at the Inn at Opryland, Nashville, Tennessee. Highlights included the Keynote Address by Patti Austin where she shared her faith journey. Bishop Gordy gave his State of the Synod Address and also preached the sermon for Sunday’s worship service. Pastor Katherine Museus led us as Chaplin. Pastor Patti Axel presented the Bible Study. Workshops were presented by Pastor Beverly Shaw, Jennie Mae Smith, Camille Trott, Lois Bylund, Kathleen Wendelken, and Beverly Pilgrim. Dana Lee Smith shared her musical gifts.

Over fifteen hundred dollars in gift cards was collected for the In-Kind Gifts for the women of Christ Kiswahili Congregation. Days for Girls received many donations of flannel, underwear, soap, and baggies. The Love offering for the SE Synod Disaster and Response was nearly $4400. Katie’s Table had special plaques available commemorating the 30th Anniversary in addition to other sale items and multiple CDs and DVDs donated by attendees.

Tara Spray was elected Vice President, Margery Kellar was re-elected Secretary. Beth Drane, Jayne Young, and Linda Few were elected to the Synodical Board.

The food was delicious throughout the week-end. The banquet was held in the Opryland Grill with a trivia game, live music, food and dancing, and the opportunity to have pictures taken with Katie and Martin Luther.


 

Acolytes

11/5 (8:30) Sarah Dhom (11:00) Jackson Beavers and Banks Strickland
11/12 (8:30) Hadden Peel (11:00) Tyler Hughes and Scarlett Oetting
11/19 (8:30) Jadon Mace (11:00) Sarah Ellen Strickland and Madison Sperry
11/26 (8:30) Madison Walling (11:00) Shelby Folger and Noah Lindler

 
Altar Guild
October 24-November 6 | Team 1
KatieBeth Jennings, Irene Frei, Allison Buchanan, Tina Dunn
November 7- November 20 | Team 2
Becky Buchanan, Frank Chandler, Anne Spray, Monica Proctor
November 21-December 4 | Team 3
Mandy Bryson, Pat Ward, Rachel Rhodes-Dyar, Brandi Green, Edna Anguilla


 

Lay Assistants

8:30 11 AM Readers 11 AM Assistant
11/5 Frank Chandler Barbara Green Anne Spray
11/12 Lindsay Chandler Dennis Sodomka Chip Warren
11/19 David Harbeson Barbara Green Chip Warren
11/26 Boyd Lien Brenda Lackman Rachel Rhodes-Dyar

Ushers

Head Usher: Brandi Green
11/5 Joe Holley, Bryan Hunter, Tina Dunn
11/12 Dennis Sodomka, Michael Sodomka, Vic Scarborough
11/19 Debbie Metts, Bill Buchanan, Frank Lackman
11/26 Chip Warren, Tom Momeier, Allen Strickland

 

Other Sunday Volunteers

St. Johns Tower Pick-up Greeters Mini-Breakfast
11/5 Keith Dyer Donnie & Caroline Hooks Miriam Lang, Mike Priebe & Carol Page
11/12 Ted DeHart Kirby Holley Janie Jones
11/19 Linda Slack
11/26 Paulwyn Boliek Vic & Sheri Scarborough

 


 

President Ken Dyar
Vice President Kirby Holley
Treasurer Frank Chandler | 706-733-6564
Secretary John Leibach
Financial Secretaries Irene Frei; Pat Ward
Worship Frank Chandler; Kirby Holley
Christian Education Jimmy Buchanan; Christine Rauscher, Mary Meghan Olmo
Nursery Tara Spray
Youth Lynda Anguilla, Cheryl Lindler, Brandi Green
Witness Monica Proctor, Andrea Proctor
Service Bowe Strickland
Stewardship
Building and Property Rett Harbeson; Vic Scarborough, Keith Dyer; Jim Thouvenot
Congregational Fellowship Keith Dyer, Leigh Thouvenot
Communications Dan Doughtie
Staff Support Ken Dyar
LutherLegends Vic Scarborough, Sheri Scarborough; Elvie Walling

Sub-Committee Coordinators

Lay Assistants – Barbara Green

Mini-Breakfast – Maude Walker

Activity Bags – Kirby Holley

Lutheran Men – Jim Thouvenot

WELCA – Anne Spray

Wee Care

Prayer Chain – Kathryn Spears

Facebook – Sheri Scarborough

Website – Dan Doughtie

 

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
4212 Fairfield Circle
Evans, Ga. 30809
Siggie Hensley
3949 Evans to Lock Road
Apt. 1009
Evans, Ga. 30809
Margeret Holley
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
724 Oberton Road
Augusta, Ga. 30909