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Resurrection Notes-August 2018

Resurrection Notes

August 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, “it’s summer time and the living is easy.” That was a popular song in my teenage years. It is clearly a song of the south but we knew all the words way up in Nova Scotia. Even though we had no ‘high cotton’ the livin’ was easy or one might say ‘unstructured’ which pretty much describes the month of July in recent years. And well, we all do need a break. So I want to say thank you for your presence in the “Unstructured” month and for taking the time for some rest and re-creation as Jesus, Himself, directed us in our gospel lesson a couple of weeks ago.

July was most notable as a busy month in the hospitals for our church family. And we lost a very dear member as Maude Walker moved on to the Church Triumphant to be with “her Ray” and her Lord. Maude was born, baptized, and lived all her years at Resurrection. She loved each one of us and we loved Maude. And, while we will surely miss her, we rejoice that she is with her Lord, forever.

August, in sharp contrast is “beginning with a bang!” The children from age 4 through the 5th grade will enjoy and experience “Shipwrecked” in the catacombs on each of the Sundays in August beginning at 9:45 during the Sunday School hour. What a grand way to get a weekly break from the back to school scramble.

Also in August, on Wednesday the 8th, we will celebrate “Christmas in August.” Briefly, we will gather for dinner and bring school supplies and/or financial contributions to help the students at Hornsby Elementary School. In the past we have helped the students at Craig-Houghton. However, they have been moved to Hornsby and so our service to them will move as well. The need is very real and your participation is very much needed and appreciated. Thank you in advance for your support.

And, in August, the Young Adult Class will also begin a sojourn as we explore the Christian faith guided by Martin Marty and his book, “Lutheran Questions, Lutheran Answers.” This will be a grand opportunity for folks new to our Lutheran Christian family or for anyone wishing to take a deeper look at our Christian faith and life. I hope to see you there.

Lastly, I want to pass on a brief update on our major future tasks.
¬ The building design phase is underway! A fuller report on the Building Committee from Kelly Knitter and John Leibach (our co-chairs) is included herein.
¬ Jim Thouvenot and Charles Folger will be guiding us through the Habitat house. They will be meeting with the CSRA Habitat for Humanity folk this month.
¬ A Transition Team is forming to anticipate and manage all of the logistical and operational adapting that the building construction will make necessary. Kevin Knitter has been appointed by the Church Council to chair this very necessary and challenging undertaking. They will most certainly need our help and understanding.
¬ On the call process front, Rev. Delmer Chilton in the Synod office is reviewing candidates and expects to provide us some candidates by early August.

And, Kathie and I will be vacationing in Nova Scotia this month. While we’re there, Kathie will be attending the 50th anniversary of her nursing class and I will be officiating at my nephew, Zach Frail and Anne Boutilier’s wedding on August 18th. And there’ll be some golf and lobster and fish ‘n’ chips mixed in before we return home.

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

Your pastor and friend,


Joy and Pain in the Resurrection Family

Congregational love and sympathy are extended to the Walker Family on the death of Maude, July 28th.

Congregational love and sympathy are extended to David and Nancy Young and family on the death of his father, Marvin Young, July 12th.

Congregational love and sympathy are extended to Dan, Leslie, and Kate Wells, on the death of their son and brother, Jack, July 12th.


Thought of the Month

Be confident. Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others & wishing to be something we aren’t. Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses, and it is only when you accept, everything you are & everything you aren’t that you will truly succeed in life. –Ritu Ghatourey

 


Congratulations

Congratulations to High School Graduate Elisabeth Harkins


Music Activities Will Resume Soon

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 the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:00 p.m. and are taught by Angie Chandler and Cyndi Warren.

Children’s Music practice starts Wednesday, September 5th.


Rally Day

Join us at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, September 9th, for the kick-off of the new Sunday School year. Fourth graders Charles Hogg, Jack Kennedy, Natalie Sperry, and Claire Stuckart 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. There will be a pancake breakfast.


We Need Sunday School Teachers

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

Our classes for the fall will begin Rally Day, September 9th.

Please contact the church office to express your interest to teach!

 


Reiser Hall Update

The Building Committee is pleased to report we are in the final stages of the contract selection process for architectural and engineering design services of the new Fellowship Hall. On June 19th, the committee submitted a Request for Proposal to (4ea) local architecture/engineer companies for contract bids. By July 11th, we received official replies from them all; in which (2ea) replied favorably by submitting Request for Qualification (RFQ) packets. The committee reviewed each RFQ, and voted unanimously for the #1 selection. We anticipate the selected company to complete their final acceptance contract NLT August 3rd. Once the committee receives the contract, we will announce the winner. With God’s help we are ahead of schedule with our planning process and eagerly await the architectural design phase of the project.

Godspeed,
John Leibach and Kelly Knitter
Building Committee Co-Chairs


Wee Care Ministry

Our Wee Care Ministry is in need of monetary donations so that the committee can purchase fabric, thread, and yarn to provide gowns, blankets, and caps to area hospitals for stillborn babies and those that die after birth. You may place your donations marked WEE CARE in the offering plate or mail to the church office. The committee is grateful for your help.


VBS and Music Camp

Come be SHIPWRECKED with us Sunday mornings in August for VBS and Music Camp. Who’s invited…..YOU ARE! Ages 4 – 5th grade. Sunday, beginning August 5th – August 26th during
Sunday School (9:45-10:45). We will be downstairs in the Catacombs for Bible lessons, music, crafts, etc.! Make plans to attend now!


Christmas in August

Join us on Wednesday August 8th at 6:00 p.m. for Supper and Christmas in August!

Bring school supplies of all kinds to help the children of Hornsby Elementary
School. For several years Resurrection members have been very generous in helping a downtown school with much needed school supplies. The need is
great and we are blessed to be able to help in this small way. Please call the church office for supper reservations (706-724-8792).


Young Adult Sunday School

Our class will be discussing the book “Lutheran Questions, Lutheran Answers (Exploring Christian Faith)” by Martin Marty. Our goal is to gain a better understanding of what it means to be a Lutheran, discuss differences in Christian faiths, and be better equipped to defend our faith. Pastor Hunter will be leading this series of discussions. We plan on starting Sunday August 5th at 9:45 and welcome anyone who is interested!


In The Lord’s Service

Acolytes

8/5 (8:30) Evan Shaffer (11:00) Mercer Hogg and Noah Lindler
         
8/12 (8:30) Jadon Mace (11:00) Emelia Leopard and Onna Lindsay
8/19 (8:30) Ben Olmo Nord (11:00) Madison Sperry and Shelby Folger
8/26 (8:30) Noah Stuckart (11:00) Tyler Hughes and Ben Doughtie

 
Altar Guild
July 31-August 13 | Team 1
KatieBeth Jennings, Irene Frei, Allison Buchanan, Tina Dunn
August 14-27 | Team 2
Becky Buchanan, Frank Chandler, Anne Spray, Monica Proctor
August 28-Sept. 10 | Team 3
Mandy Bryson, Pat Ward, Rachel Rhodes-Dyar, Brandi Green, Edna Anguilla


 

Lay Assistants

  8:30   11 AM Readers 11 AM Assistant
8/5 David Harbeson   Chip Warren Leigh Thouvenot  
8/12 Pam Lien   Dennis Sodomka Kate Gary
8/19 Boyd Lien   Keith Dyer Barbara Green
8/26 Bill Rauscher   Ken Dyar Cindy Folger

Ushers

 
Head Usher: Vic Scarborough
8/5 Frank Lackman, Bowe Strickland, Harrison Warren
8/12 Lisa Steinberg, Keith Dyer, Tom Momeier
8/19 Dennis Sodomka, Tara Spray, Debbie Metts
8/26 Barbara Green, Jim Klein, Rachel Rhodes-Dyar

 

Other Sunday Volunteers

  St. Johns Tower Pick-up Greeters Mini-Breakfast
8/5 Dennis Sodomka Kelly Knitter Kathie Hunter, Allison Buchanan, KatieBeth Jennings
8/12 John Leibach Bill & Becky Buchanan Jackie Frey, Jennifer Dhom
8/19 Keith Dyer Ken Dyar & Rachel Rhodes-Dyar Carolyn Ritchie, Kirby Holley
8/26 Ted DeHart Cindy Folger Jean & Allen Strickland

 


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

Activity Bags – Kirby Holley

Lutheran Men – Jim Thouvenot

WELCA – Anne Spray

Wee Care – Jackie Mertins

Prayer Chain – Kathryn Spears

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
St. John’s Towers
724 Greene St., Apt. 1103
Augusta, Ga. 30901
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
Kentwood
1227 W. Wheeler Pkwy
Augusta, Ga. 30909