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Resurrection Notes September 2015

Resurrection Notes

September 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, in his 8th chapter, the prophet Zechariah writes, “Thus says the Lord: I will return to Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem…old men and women shall again sit in the streets of Jerusalem…and the…. city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets.”

Zechariah’s world was a frightening place. King Cyrus of Persia had ended the Babylonian captivity. The prophet, Ezra, Nehemiah, and some others had returned to Jerusalem. She was not the homeland they had left. Her walls were demolished, homes were vacated and destroyed, the temple was in ruins.

The once lively city was no more. Her people were scattered God knows where; it was unfriendly, isolated, deserted. It seemed as if God, himself, had forsaken his city.

The people were facing seemingly insurmountable difficulties – but God was bringing a new order of things. The Lord said, “I will return to Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. Old men and old women shall again sit in the streets of Jerusalem…and the….city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets.”

Those words speak to us just now because we have again experienced great sadness, three little boys have died at birth and we feel great hurt and sorrow – for them, for Ann Summerall and Caleb, Kirby and Charles and the whole family.

I didn’t want to make the announcement Sunday. When we spoke to each other after, we hardly knew what to say and yet we knew each other’s thoughts – we could read each other’s hearts – we were hurting for the families and for ourselves.

My first reaction is to say that it’s unfair – unfair to Ann Summerall and Caleb, to their families, to those little boys and even to us. Is it alright to feel this way? Shouldn’t we Christians be stronger somehow? No. We are not immune to the hurt and anger and confusion that happens when we deal with the hard bottom line of life – the death of people dear to us.

We too have become vulnerable. And we cry out, “My God, my God, what’s left?” And God speaks to our hearts, “You have my Son, Jesus Christ, and my people and my grace.” Jesus Christ, God’s own son, entered our world as a new born baby, was nailed to an executioners cross on Calvary, and laid in a tomb from which he decisively defeated death by life and opened forever the doors to God’s eternal kingdom, the New Jerusalem where God promises to make all things new; where we shall sit in safely in the streets of this New Jerusalem, and “the….city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets.” And, three little boys, healthy and strong, shall be there too!

Shalom,
Pastor


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

9/6 (8:30) Madison Walling (11:00) Kristopher Shipp and Jackson Beavers
9/13 (8:30) Andrew Rauscher (11:00) Victoria Arrington and Macy Hughes
9/20 (8:30) Madison Walling (11:00) Jack Dyer and Banks Strickland
9/27 (8:30) Nora Rauscher (11:00) Sarah Ellen Strickland and Hadden Peel

 
Altar Guild
September 8-21 | Team 3
Edna Anguilla, Rachel Rhodes-Dyar, Elvie Walling, Pat Ward, Brandi Green

September 22 – October 5 | Team 4
Ulrike Arntz, Margaretha Lotz, Bobbie Nurnberger, Paul and Robyn Walling


 

Lay Assistants

8:30 11 AM Readers 11 AM Assistant
9/6 Angie Chandler Lee Burnett Ken Dyar
9/13 Frank Chandler Rachel Rhodes-Dyar Keith Dyer
9/20 Lindsay Chandler Kate Gary Brenda Lack
9/27 Bill Rauscher Cindy Folger Debbie Metts

Ushers

Head Usher: Matt Lindler
9/6 Donnie Hooks, Harrison Warren, Lisa Steinberg
9/13 Bryan Hunter, Tina Dunn, Brian McKinney
9/20 Monica Proctor, Steve Proctor, Bill Buchanan
9/27 Allen Strickland, George Nelson, Chip Warren

 

Other Sunday Volunteers

St. Johns Tower Pick-up Greeters Mini-Breakfast
9/6 Ted Dart Ken Dyar and Rachel Rhodes-Dyar Jean & Allen Strickland
9/13 Charles Holley Cindy Folger Rally Day
9/20 Paulwyn Boliek Dennis and Lynne Gabriel Anne Pund & Elvie Walling
9/27 Bob Spears Barbara Green Leigh Thouvenot

 


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 Jimmyu 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

Congratulations to Allison and Jimmy Buchanan upon the birth of their son, Hunter James Buchanan, on August 9th.

Congratulations to KatieBeth and Will Jennings upon the birth of their son, Hayes Henry Jennings, on August 13th.

Congregational love and sympathy are extended to the family of Carolyn Garner, upon her death, August 14th.

Congregational love and sympathy are extended the family of Dolores Gentry, upon her death, August 16th.

Congregational love and sympathy are extended to Ann Summerall and Caleb Phillips, as well as the Holley and Hogg families, during this time of loss.


 


 


 


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
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

– Adult Trip

Next up is Adult Group Lunch on Sept. 17th, at South Bound Smokehouse. Please sign up on the bulletin board outside the office if you would like to go. There is a menu so you can see what South Bound serves. Due to limited parking, we will meet at the church at 11:30am and car pool to the restaurant.



– Thought for the month

I changed my password everywhere to “incorrect.” That way when I gorget it, it always reminds me, “Your password is incorrect.”


Choir rehearsals begin Wednesday, September 9!

Resurrection’s Music Ministry offers opportunities for all ages and levels of experience to serve the Lord through music. 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-June) on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Some musical training or experience is a plus but not required to be part of this choir.

Resurrection Ringers: This adult handbell choir supports worship by providing music for festival Sundays and other special worship services. The Ringers welcome beginners, as well as those who have previous handbell experience. They meet on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. If you are interested please contact Cindy Folger or Sandra Prichard.

Youth Choir and Handbells: 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 from 5:—5:30 p.m. Youth Bells are led by Cindy Folger and meet on Wednesday from 5:30-6:15 p.m.

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

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


WELCA NEWS

LUTHERAN WORLD REFIEF REPORT (LWR): WE DID IT! We have exceeded all of our goals for this year! As of 8/15/15, we have made 24 Quilts, collected 130 Personal Care Kits and 116 School Kits, and collected 1,103 bars of soap. We couldn’t have done it without you! Thanks be to God for all your generosity and giving of your time, materials and monetary contributions. This helped purchase the materials and items needed to complete the quilts and kits. We hope to be able to track these items, by barcode, to give us a better idea of where the items are going to end up.

KROGER SHOPPING CARDS: Just a reminder to renew your cards this month. Kroger pays a percentage based on your purchases. This enables WELCA to continue to supporting our local charities. If you need help or wish to join contact Tara Spray.

ANNUAL CONVENTION: September 17th – 20th four of Resurrection women will travel to Epworth by the Sea on St. Simon Island for the 28th annual Women of the ELCA Southeastern Synod Convention. If you would like to attend, please contact Anne Spray or Miriam Lang. Our cluster is host for the convention this year. More information on the convention will come later.

SAVE THE DATE:

Saturday, September 26, 2015: At 12:00 noon, in Reiser Hall will be the ANNUAL FALL LUNCHEON for the Women of Resurrection. ALL WOMEN are invited and encouraged to bring a friend, relative, or neighbor. Meat and drinks will be provided. Please bring a covered dish or dessert.

Sunday, November 15, 2015: will be WELCA BAKE SALE. There will be more information to come.

Saturday, December 12, 2015: ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON. We will meet at the French Market Grill in Surry Center at 11:30 am. Please join us. Contact Anne Spray or Miriam Lang. No business just food and fun!


Downtown Historical Tour of Churches Sunday, Oct. 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 folks tour the sanctuary. If you are interested in helping by being a greeter, a guide etc., please contact Carolyn in the church office (706-724-8792)