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Resurrection Notes-Sept. 2016

Resurrection Notes

September 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

Published Monthly

Joy and Pain in the Resurrection Family

Congratulations to Annie and Travis Sperry on the birth of their son Ethan.

Congregational love and sympathy are extended to the family of Bob Wrenn upon his death, July 23rd.



Thought of the Month

The purpose of life is not to be happy.
It is to be useful,
to be honorable,
to be compassionate,
to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 


Reformation Study

Beginning September 18th, the “Pacesetters” and “Grace Works” adult Sunday School classes will combine for a 12 week study of the protestant reformation. All adults are welcome to join us as we prepare for the 500th anniversary in October 2017. The classes will each feature video presentations and discussions led by Paulwyn Boliek. This is a special occasion especially for Lutherans and a good opportunity for us to review our Lutheran Heritage as well as that of other protestant denominations.

 


Race Unity Service: “A Time to Heal”

Sponsored by
Mt. Zion CME Church
The Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
Trinity CME and Paine College

Special guest choirs and community leaders

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Hosted by Church of the Resurrection

 


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 Sschool 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.

 


Gulf Coast flooding

In the aftermath of unprecedented flooding in Louisiana, disaster response efforts have begun. Through congregations, synods and our disaster-affiliated organizations, Lutheran Disaster Response is assisting those who have been affected by the flood waters. The road to recovery will be long. Prayers and support are needed to bring God’s hope, healing, and renewal to those who have been affected by the flood waters. If you would like to contribute and help, please make checks payable to LCR and mark “Gulf Coast Flooding” in the memo line.

 


Wednesday Night Supper

Our Wednesday night suppers return on Sept. 7th at 6PM. You can contact the church to be put on the permanent reservation list for the year or call and make reservations. $5 for Adults and $2 for kids.
 


Adult Trip

We will meet at Cracker Barrel (Washington Road and Belair Road) on Tueday, Septermber 13, 2016 at 11:15. This is a great time for fun and fellowship.
 


Youth Progressive Dinner

All Youth 6th-12th grade are invited to join us as we kick-off the new year!. This is a great way to get to know the other youth in the church as well as the adults hosting the meal. Here’s how it works… we will meet at the church at 5PM on Saturday, September 10th and take the bus to our 5 meal stops until our dinner is complete. If you would like to host one of hte meal stops, please contact Cyndi Warren for details


 

…..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,

 


Acolytes

9/4 (8:30) Madison Walling (11:00) Clark Oetting and Emelia Leopard
9/11 (8:30) Jadon Mace (11:00) Kristopher Shipp and Tyler Hughes
9/18 (8:30) Sarah Dhom (11:00) Jack Dyer and Anna Catherine Jones
9/25 (8:30) Nora Rauscher (11:00) Ben Klein and Danny Klein

 
Altar Guild
August 23-Sept. 5 | Team 3
Elvie Walling, Pat Ward, Rachel Rhodes-Dyar, Brandi Green, Edna Anguilla
Sept. 6- Sept. 19 | Team 4
Margaretha Lotz, Ulrike Arntz, Paul and Robyn Walling, Bobbie Nurnberger
Sept. 20-October 3 | Team 1
Allison Buchanan, Tina Dunn and Irene Frei

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Lay Assistants

8:30 11 AM Readers 11 AM Assistant
9/4 Angie Chandler Barbara Green Cindy Folger
9/11 Frank Chandler Ken Dyar Kate Gary
9/18 Lindsay Chandler Rachel Rhodes-Dyar Keith Dyer
9/25 Boyd Lien Brenda Lackman Carolyn Ritchie

Ushers

Head Usher: Dan Doughtie
9/4 Donnie Hooks, Harrison Warren, Lisa Steinberg
9/11 Bryan Hunter, Tina Dunn, Brian McKinney
9/18 Monica Proctor, Steve Proctor, Bill Buchanan
9/25 Allen Strickland, George Nelson, Chip Warren

 

Other Sunday Volunteers

St. Johns Tower Pick-up Greeters Mini-Breakfast
9/4 Bryan Hunter Tara Spray Leigh Thouvenot and Lynn Mertins
9/11 Jim Thouvenot Steve and Monica Proctor Rally Day
9/18 Dennis Sodomka Bill and Becky Buchanan Elvie and Robyn Walling
9/25 John Leibach Ken Dyar and Rachel Rhodes-Dyar Michelle Mock and Sandra Prichard

 



President Keith Dyer | 803-279-1022
Vice President Kirby Holley
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
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

 

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
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

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.