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Resurrection Notes October 2015

Resurrection Notes

October 2015

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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….to say thank you to everyone on Rally Day: those who prepared our breakfast; those who lead and teach in our Sunday School; and every one of you who participate. We have excellent learning opportunities for everyone in this church. I encourage everyone to share in that experience.

….thank you too for everyone who cooks – the mini-breakfast folks on Sunday morning, the Wednesday Nite Supper teams, and the Wednesday lunch folks. They are dedicated and a gift to each and every one of us. And that reminds me of an opportunity or two – our food preparers could use some help and it would be a great way to help hone ones culinary skills while serving others. If you can take a turn cooking or serving periodically on Sunday mornings or monthly on Wednesday evening, please let the office know and they will connect you to the right group.

This is the month of Reformation. As good Lutherans we will partake of Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 24th and celebrate our festival worship on Sunday.

This year’s CSRA Joint Reformation Service will be hosted by Lutheran Church by the Lake in McCormick at 4:00 p.m. that day (due to logistical concerns). This will be a first for them.

As I write, the Pope is visiting our nation’s capital and dominating the news. In fact, we Christians have been prominent in the news in recent weeks. Not all have been as grand as the Pope.

In his fourth chapter, John writes, “Many Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, ‘He told me everything I have ever done.’ So when the Samaritan came to him, they asked him to stay with them; and he stayed there for two days. And many more believed because of his word.” They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the Savior of the world.”

Wow! We can make a case for a Samaritan woman being the first evangelist of Jesus Christ. Yes, I know that Andrew went and told his brother back in the first chapter, but she told all sorts of folks, and they came to believe in Jesus because of her testimony.

Notice what she said, “He told me everything I have ever done.” Not, “He healed me,” or even, “He promised me living water,” which he actually did. Rather, Jesus saw her, He saw her as an equal-in-the-eyes-of God. Child of God. He considered her worthy of his attention, he accepted her as a person.

As folks say these days, how great is that? And because of her, others came to know and be known by Jesus.

How great is that? The simple act of valuing and accepting others as our God values and accepts us is a powerful thing indeed.

If we Christians can do this, really do this, who knows what can happen?

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

Your Pastor and friend.


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


Acolytes

10/4 (8:30) Madison Walling (11:00) Shelby Folger and Noah Lindler
10/11 (8:30) One Service (11:00) Julie Leopard and Emelia Leopard
10/18 (8:30) Evan Shaffer (11:00) Josey Dyer and Jackson Beavers
1/25 (8:30) Andrew Rauscher (11:00) Kristopher Shipp and Danny Klein; Benny Klein

 
Altar Guild
September 22-October 5 | Team 4
Ulrike Arntz, Margaretha Lotz, Bobby Nurnberger, Paul and Robyn Walling
October 6- October 26 | Team 1
Allison Buchanan, Tina Dunn, Irene Frei and Naomi Monge
October 27-November 9 | Team 2
Becky Buchanan, Frank Chandler, Anne Spray


 

Lay Assistants

8:30 11 AM Readers 11 AM Assistant
10/4 Paul Walling Barbara Green Carolyn Ritchie
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One Service Dennis Sodomka Harrison Warren
10/18 Pam Lien Bowe Strickland Anne Spray
1/25 Boyd Lien Cindy Folger Kate Gary

Ushers

Head Usher: Monica Proctor
10/4 Jim Thouvenot, Leigh Thouvenot, Barbara Green
10/11 Donnie Hook, Debbie Metts, Charles Holley
10/18 George Nelson, Steve Proctor, Jim Klein
1/25 Dennis Sodomka, Ken Dyar, Rachel Rhodes-Dyar

 

Other Sunday Volunteers

St. Johns Tower Pick-up Greeters Mini-Breakfast
10/4 Allen Strickland Donnie & Caroline Hooks Michelle Mock & Sandra Prichard
10/11 Bowe Strickland Charles & Kirby Holley Dinner on the Grounds
10/18 Bill Barton Linda Sack Barbara Stewart
1/25 Bill Buchanan Vic & Sheri Scarborough Peggy & Ted DeHart & Evelyn Petrea

 


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

 

Joy and Pain in the Resurrection Family


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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

Trip to Charleston, SC-Oct. 15 – Adult Trip

Join us Thursday, October 15th for a trip to historic Charleston, SC! We’ll depart the church at 7:45 a.m. and enjoy lunch at Jestine’s Kitchen, a carriage ride through the historic district, shopping and more! We should return to the church no later than 8:00 p.m. The cost for the carriage tour is $22 and includes a gratuity. Please bring exact cash for a quick transaction. Everyone will be responsible for their own meal and any snacks. Please call Sheri with questions at 803-514-2597.


Downtown Historical Tour of Churches Sunday, October 25, 2015

On Reformation Sunday, October 25, Resurrection Church will again participate in the tour of historical churches in downtown Augusta. The entire church will be open and our part of the tour will include a light reception, history of the church and our bell choir will ring as folk’s tour the sanctuary. If you are interested in helping by being a greater, a guide, etc. please contact Carolyn in the church office (706-724-8792)


OKTOBERFESTand RED DOOR

Oktoberfest and the Red Door Cafe will be held Friday, October 24th. from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Call the church office and make reservations now!


TRUNK-OR-TREAT

On Wednesday, October 28th, our parking lot will be transformed into a cavalcade of cars featuring decorated trunks for our children to go “Trunk-or-Treating.” In order for this to work we need your help or should we say “your trunk!” You can decorate your trunk however you wish…use your imagination. And you don’t have to have children to be involved….the more trunks the more fun it is.

There will be someone in the parking lot on that evening helping park the cars in two lines. You will need to have your trunks decorated and “ready for business” at 6:30 when we turn the children loose to “Trunk-or-Treat!!”

If you are planning to decorate your trunk and be a part of this fun, please call the church office or let Cyndi or Cindy know. This will give us some idea of how many trunks to plan for. If you have any questions please call the church office.

SEE YOU THERE!!!


The Joint Reformation Service

This year will be held at The Lutheran Church by the Lake in McCormick, SC. Sunday, October 25th. Watch the bulletin for more details to come.


WELCA NEWS

This past month four women, Kathie Hunter, Miriam Lang, Anne Spray, and Tara Spray, attended the 28th Annual Southeastern Synod Women of the ELCA convention. It was held on beautiful St. Simons Island, GA at Epworth by the Sea Christian Conference Center. We had heavy rain Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning but clear and sunny Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Our ladies helped to co-host the convention by providing registration assistance, drinks and snacks for the hospitality house, and table decorations for the banquet. We also were the ushers for the worship services. Over 250 women from Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi attended the convention. It was a busy, but fun filled days with the board members putting on a skit, line dancing at our banquet, workshops, and of course conducting our business at the meetings. At our last worship service on Sunday, one of the attendees was baptized. This was really amazing and followed our theme for the convention, “Redeeming Waters.”

The ANNUAL FALL LUNCHEON was held last month with great food and fellowship. The program consisted of convention highlights with a slide show of pictures taken at Epworth by the Sea.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Everyone enjoyed the Bake Sale last year, so we are going to have another one!
If you would like to help, please bring homemade baked items (unwrapped cookies, cakes, brownies, etc…) to the kitchen on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14TH between 10am and 12 noon. We will wrap them to sell on SUNDAY NOVEMBER 15TH during mini breakfast and after the late service. All monies go to support WELCA projects and charities.

With God all things are possible,
Anne Spray