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Resurrection Notes-August 2016

Resurrection Notes

August 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…………………………………………………………..lutheran church of the resurrection

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

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A Short Note, Dear Friends…
…..to say that, in recent months, we have each been shocked and disheartened by violence. Each are signs of a broken world. We pray for those who have lost parents, spouses, loved ones and friends. We have work to do as a nation and as a church.
God’s response to hatred and violence is the grace and love and mercy in the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. We, too, are called to the ministry of reconciliation. St. Paul pictures us as the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12) and declares, “If one member suffers, all suffer together.”
We have to work on the “together” part as we share the healing and reconciling love and grace of God in our lives and our communities.
…..This fall we are using the Narrative Lectionary, put together by professors Rolf Jacobson and Craig Koester at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.
After almost 30 years of the Revised Common Lectionary, the Narrative Lectionary is a breath of fresh air. In each of four years, the Narrative Lectionary tells the biblical story from start to finish – starting in Genesis each September, sweeping its way through the Old Testament until Christmas, then working through one of the Gospels and the New Testament writings in the spring.
The Narrative Lectionary presents a unique teaching opportunity. When we dip in and out of the scriptures – the prophets one week, a parable the next – it is sometimes hard to keep track of where and how a passage fits into the larger story. The Narrative Lectionary gives us a chance to put these stories in context.
We also have Sunday School materials to match the Narrative Lectionary stories each week and a home piece that provides daily readings to connect the stories from week to week and provide family devotional opportunities.
The Narrative Lectionary tells God’s story chronologically. And it is our story, too, – a theme you can’t miss when you work through these stories in order.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
In Sunday’s sermon, “Dealing With Giants,” I mentioned six questions that can be helpful and provide guidance as we move through life. Some have requested copies of the questions. Here they are:

1. If you had to bet everything on whether or not there is a God, which side would get your money and why? How far are you willing to go with your answer?
2. When you look at your face in the mirror, do you see a child of God? When you look into the face of others, at folks you are not naturally inclined toward, do you see a child of God, too?
3. If you had one last message to leave to people, what would it be, in twenty-five words or less?
4. Of all the things you have done in your life, which is the one you would most like to undo? Which is the one that makes you happiest to remember?
5. If the circumstances called for it, is there any person in the world, or any cause for which you would be willing to die?
6. If you could accomplish one more significant thing in your life, what would it be? If you can answer that question, why not do it?

There you have them. Try them out, wrestle with them for a while, and see where they lead!

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

Your pastor and friend,


Joy and Pain in the Resurrection Family

Congratulations to Jenny Wilcher and Burton Dahlen who were married June 5th

Congregational love and sympathy are extended to Angie Attaway and family, upon the death of her father, Bobby, June 5th.

Congregational love and sympathy are extended to Monica and Steve Proctor and family, upon the death of Monica’s uncle, Frank Roop, July 19th.



Thought of the Month

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. — Albus Dumbledore

 


Your Help is Appreciated

We are looking for a couple of people who would be willing to take flowers to our shut ins/hopitalized/sick on the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Sundays of the month. If this is a ministry you are interested in and would like to help, please contact the church office.

 


Rally Day and pancake breakfast!

Join us at 9:45 a.m on Sunday, September 11th, for the kick-off of the new Sunday School year. Fourth graders
Ben Lindler and Aiyanna Gonzalez will be receiving their bibles on this day.

This is a wonderful way to get back in the Sunday School habit, so mark your calendars and plan to attend!!

 


Sunday School Needs you

We have a wonderful opportunity to teach our children and high school classes.

Our classes for the fall will begin Rally Day, September 11th.

Please contact the church office or the chairman of the Christian Education committee, Jimmy Buchanan, to express your interest to teach!


Mark your calendars for our Annual Christmas in August dinner!

Wednesday, August 10th at 6:00 p.m.
Many years ago as part of our commitment to minister to the downtown area, we began collecting school supplies at this annual event for the children of Craig-Houghton Elementary School. Craig-Houghton is located in an area where many of the student’s families are not able to furnish all the school supplies needed and that’s where we come in. We are blessed to be able to help the children in this small way. So come and enjoy a great supper and fellowship and help the children of Craig-Houghton by donating school supplies.


WELCA NEWS

The WELCA board met Friday, July 15, 2016, for the quarterly meeting. Monica Proctor was voted in as the newest member to replace Lee Burnett, who has recently moved. Monica will be coordinating the Lutheran World Relief projects.

No circle meetings this month. Love Circle will resume on Sept. 14th at 6:30 pm and the Joy Circle will meet on Mon. Sept. 19th at 10:30 am.

The 29th Annual Convention of the Southeastern Synod Women of the ELCA will be Sept. 16th – Sept. 18th at The Hilton Hotel, Peachtree Corners, GA. Our ladies will be assisting with registration, Katie’s Table, Reference & Council Committee, and the Claims Committee during the convention. Each year at our SES Women of the ELCA convention, we have a “Katie’s Table.” WE SELL ITEMS TO RAISE MONEY FOR KATIE’S FUND. KATHARINA VON BORA LUTHER WAS MARTIN LUTHER’S WIFE.

KATIE’S FUND PROVIDES A LINK BETWEEN CURRENT AND FURURE GENERATIONS. GIFTS TO “KATIE’S FUND” GO TO THE ENDOWMENT, GENERATING INTEREST EACH YEAR TO SUPPORT MINISTRY. EACH YEAR, ONLY THE INTEREST ON THE INVESTMENT GOES TOWARD MINISTIRIS AND PROJECTS IN THREE KEY AREAS: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT GLOBAL SHARING AND LIVING THEOLOGY. MEANWHILE, THE ENDOWMENT PRINCIPLE (NOW AT OVER $1 MILLION) CONTINUES TO GROW FOR GENERATIONS TO COME. “KATIE’S FUND CURRENTLY,” SUPPORTS CURRENT MINISTRY PROJECTS. For more information visit: http://www.womenoftheelca.org/katie-s-fund-pages-115.php

In addition to the popular costume jewelry sale, we will have other items to sell. We are asking you to donate INSPIRATINAL BOOKS for us to sell. These can be NEW OR VERY GENTLY USED. We can accept PRAYER BOOKS, BIBLE STUDY BOOKS, AND CHRISTIAN FICTION. Take a look on your book shelves at home to see if there are any you might be willing to donate. Please leave the books on the table beneath the WELCA bulletin board.

Lutheran World Relief: Do you ever wonder how your quilts and kits get to their recipients? It’s a journey that takes time and careful preparation. Throughout the year we come together to make Quilts and assemble Kits of Care. The kits are packed, labeled and loaded into trucks to make their way to the LWR warehouse in Maryland. Once the items reach the warehouse, they are sorted and packed by staff and volunteers, both to prevent damage, but also to ensure efficient and cost effective packing. It takes about a month from the time the quilts and kits arrive at the warehouse to when they are processed, repacked, and ready for shipment. In the meantime, LWR staff work with partners overseas to determine where and what items are most needed. LWR then notifies the warehouse to prepare the necessary materials for shipment. This process takes 1-2 months. Once the quilts & kits are prepared for shipment, materials travel by ocean freight to their receiving partner in countries around the world. This can take another 1-2 months. From there, the items get cleared through customs, transferred to storage, and are safely held until they can be distributed according to local needs. The time and care put into each step of this journey are meant to ensure that your gifts of love arrive safely, in good condition, and are distributed in a manner that promotes the dignity of the recipient. Keep those Quilts & Kits coming! Our collection this year is August 26 and 27.

Lutheran World Relief: Bars of Soap: 880, our goal is 1000. Personal Care Kits: 79, our goal is 100. Quilts: 14, so far.
Greeting Cards: Save any and all greeting cards as we recycle them to a children’s hospital to be used for craft projects.
Campbell Soup Labels: Campbell Soup has DISCONTINUED the soup label program, but we will take what labels you have so far and we thank you for your help with this worthwhile project.
Hotel Soap and Toiletries: We donate these to the Ronald McDonald House and Safe Homes.
Wee Care: Makes caps, gowns, and blankets for the NICU infants. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Jackie Mertins or Kathie Hunter.


 


Resurrection’s Music Ministry

There are many opportunities for all ages and levels of experience to serve the Lord through music at Resurrection. Listed below are musical opportunities. If you have any questions, or if you are still not certain whether you (and your family members) might want to serve, please contact Sandra Prichard, our Music Director.

Early Service Choir
This choir helps to lead the music at the 8:30 a.m. worship service. We meet year round on Sunday mornings at 8:10 a.m. to rehearse the liturgy, hymns, and psalm.

Service Choir
This choir leads the music for the 11:00 a.m. worship service. We meet weekly (September-May) on Wednesday evenings at 6:45 p.m. and on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Some musical training or experience is a plus but not required to be a part of this choir.

Resurrection Ringers
This adult hand bell choir supports worship by providing music for festival Sundays and other special worship services. The Ringers meet on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. If you are interested, please contact Sandra Prichard or Cindy Folger.

Youth Choir and Hand bells
Designed for grades 6-12, this program offers opportunities for musical growth and fellowship. The Youth Choir is led by Sandra Prichard and meets on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-5:30 p.m. Youth Bells are led by Cindy Folger and meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Luther Choir and Hand bells
For grades 2-5, this program prepares the children for the Youth choir and Youth Bells. They meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-6:00 p.m. and are led by Sandra Prichard and Cindy Folger.

Genesis Choir
For children 3 through 1st grade. This choir introduces children to basic music skills, rhythm, and motion games. They meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:00 p.m. and are taught by Angie Chandler and Cyndi Warren.

Choir begins Wednesday, September 7th!


August Volunteer Schedule

Acolytes

8/7 (8:30) Sarah Dhom (11:00) Julie Leopard and Banks Strickland
8/14 (8:30) Andrew Rauscher (11:00) Jackson Beavers and Noah Lindler
8/21 (8:30) Evan Shaffer (11:00) Macey Hughes and Shelby Folger
8/28 (8:30) Hadden Peel (11:00) Sarah Ellen Strickland and Scarlett Oetting

Altar Guild
July 26-August 8 | Team 1
Naomi Monge, Irene Frei, Allison Buchanan, Tina Dunn
August 9-August 22 | Team 2
Frank Chandler, Becky Buchanan, Anne Spray and Monica Proctor
August 23-Sept. 5 | Team 3
Elvie Walling, Pat Ward, Rachel Rhodes-Dyar, Brandi Green, Edna Anguilla


 

Lay Assistants

8:30 11 AM Readers 11 AM Assistant
8/7 Lindsay Chandler Cindy Folger Kate Gary
8/14 Pam Lien Barbara Green Debbie Metts
8/21 Boyd Lien Dennis Sodomka Brenda Lackman
8/28 Bill Rauscher Anne Spray Leigh Thouvenot

Ushers

Head Usher: Brandi Green
8/7 Jim Klein, Harrison Warren, Kyle Shipp
8/14 Lisa Steinberg, Dennis Sodomka, Tom Momeiter
8/21 Matt Mertins, Charles Holley, Debbie Metts
8/28 Barbara Green, Ken Dyar, Rachel Rhodes-Dyar

 

Other Sunday Volunteers

St. Johns Tower Pick-up Greeters Mini-Breakfast
8/7 Bryan Hunter Charles and Kirby Holley Fran Shipp and Cyndi Warren
8/14 Jim Thouvenot Linda Slack Pam Lien and KIm Beavers
8/21 Dennis Sodomka Vic and Sheri Scarborough Anne Spray and Tara Spray
8/28 John Leibach Anne Spray Jackie Frey and Jennifer Dohm

 


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
Dorothy Clarkson
1227 West Wheeler Rd.
Room 134
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
1551 Johnson Ferry Road
Room 104
Marietta, Ga. 30062
Dorothy Wilson
515 The Pass
Room 501
Martinez, Ga. 30907
Linda Lorick
429 Dover Court
Augusta, Ga. 30909
President Ken Dyar | 706-592-6670
Vice President Kirby Holley
Treasurer Frank Chandler | 706-733-6564
Secretary Pending
Financial Secretaries Irene Frei, Pat Ward
Worship Frank Chandler; Kirby Holley; Joe Holley
Christian Education Jimmy Buchanan
Nursery Tara Spray
Youth Kate Gary
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 Lindler;
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