April 2017 - In This Issue:
Worship Services
Sunday Worship
8:00 am Traditional
10:30 am Contemporary
9:15 am Adult Education
9:30 am Children's Sunday School

Holy Communion
Communion is served at both services every Sunday.
Lutheran Church of the Cross
28253 Meadow Drive
Evergreen, CO 80439
PO Box 2800
Evergreen, CO 80437-2800

P - 303-674-4130
F - 303-670-7987

Church Office Hours
Tues thru Fri - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Church e-mail

Church Website
Church Staff
Pastor - Philip Reimers
Ministers - All of our People
Youth Director - Open
Music Director - Patrick Stone
Choir Director - Elinore Quander
Office Manager - Stephanie Park
Council Members
Nonie Willisch - President
Mark Selman - Vice-President
Mike Lofing  - Treasurer
Sara Esau - Secretary
Open  - Business Manager
Claire O'Brien - Education
Gloria Owens - Evangelism
Open -  Activities
Eunice Bollinger-O utreach/Missions
Paul Mohrmann - Prop & Grounds
Open  - Stewardship
Vicki Morrison - Worship & Music
Open - Youth & Family
Welcome Visitors

We want to welcome last month's visitors. Thank you for worshiping with us!

Love Offerings
Each month we will highlight an outreach or special ministry. Loose cash offerings and designated offerings will be given directly to those ministry opportunities.
 
In March we collected $971.00 for Project Sparkle!
  
The April Love Offering is to Youth Scholarships, which is a LCC Helping Hands fund to help our youth attend youth activities. The purpose of this money will be to allow students to offer a "helping hand" to the church or any of its members in exchange for covering an event fee. 
Pastor's Message
We had an excellent Council retreat this last month.  We also had good member participation.  A couple of primary areas of conversation were what we do well, what we need to be working on, organizing and clarifying mission teams, and what we can do to be more visible and serving in our community.
 
Things we do well included: Adult Education, Small Groups, Friendliness, Love, how we do worship, outdoor services, focus on Bible, clear Christ centered, Hiking and other opportunities,
Inviting building, VBS, BB court/playground, International Connection / Missions.
 
Things we would like to give attention to in the coming year: (Highest priorities are starred*)
 
*Finish Prayer Path
*Marketing
*Outreach to Community
*Ministry Teams
Spiritual Formation / Look Inward (strength and weakness)
Summer Events - Worship Events (Band, movie)
Help lead members to life mission
Be a congregation of Prayer
Infant Care Program
Van/Bus
Facility Use
Events: basketball, need new signage
Internal Challenges: resistance to change / pigeon hole who we are
Worship
Position = Gift/People connector
Higher Ground
Curb Appeal
 
We evaluated what areas could use a Ministry Team or Coordinator.  Some already exist in some form and others we hope to develop.  Please consider if you would be willing to Chair or be on a team in any of the following areas.  I will highlight that the one area that we have had little or no focus that we must make a priority is marketing.  We really need a ministry team in this area.  With all Ministry Teams we will be developing at least a basic outline of objectives and responsibilities.
 
*Marketing
*Spiritual/discipleship Coordinator
*Youth
*Evangelism
 - Wednesday 
*Prayer Team
- Events
*Small Group
- Sunday Morning
- standing
- Confirmation
 - by topic
*Youth & Family Mentor
*Wednesday Meal Ministry
*Worship
*Security Team
 - scheduling
*Property Grounds
 - Advent/Caroling
*Care\Sonshine Team
 - Lent/Meals
*Children's Church
 - Music
*Summer - movie and conversation
 - Altar Guild
Gift Coordinator
*Food
Volunteer Coordinator
*Events

Finally, ideas for being more visible and serving in our community are : (additional ideas are still welcome!)
 
1. Infant Care - rent or our own (Marcee)
2. participate in parking for events 
3. adopt highway program (Linda M)
4. expand rodeo - offer hot dogs, popcorn, lemonade, playground, bouncy house, church float in parade (Art)
5. Art Exhibit
6. Softball - partnerships
7. Training Opportunities for community - ex. First Aid course (Paul M)
8. Shutin (Mark S)
9. Host event for girls (Cheryl)
 
Please pray about all the wonderful ideas presented and consider if God is leading you to help the health of LCC by serving in some area.
                         
Pastor Philip
Email:   pastorphilip@l-c-c.org
Men's Bible Study

Our Men's Bible Study is scheduled for the
first and  third Thursday 
of the month. 

Conta ct Mike Lofing with any questions - mllofing@gmail.com

Thursday, April 6th - 6:30 am
Thursday, April 20th - 6:30 am

Please join us in the church fellowship hall.
Women's Bible Study
Tuesdays at 9:15 am at LCC.

Women's Bible Study is in progress and is led by Eunice Bollinger.

All Christian women in the community are welcome to attend!

Please come join us and bring a friend.
Prayer Warriors

Every Wednesday at 2:00 pm we are inviting members to join Cheryl Touryan and Gloria Owens in the Prayer Room to pray for our church, our community and world issues. All are welcome.
Happy Birthday!
04/03    Peter Reimers
04/04    Avery Leinen
04/05    Kailyn Pashman
04/07    Kevin Nichols
04/08    Marcia Osteroos
04/09    Sondra Inman
04/10    Rose Strain
04/12    Matthew Hassell
04/17    Art Martin
04/19    Greta Downs
04/29    Daniel Hassell
04/29    Erik Porada
04/30    Kel sey Pashman

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Happy Anniversary!

04/02    Warren & Pat Roske

04/05    Roger & Kathy Hassell

04/14    Art & Marcee Martin

04/22    Brad & Rebecca Giles

04/25    Gary & Jane Jensen

Saints Alive!

"We have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all our saints..." Col. 1:4
 

We give thanks for the following people who have helped support our life together as a community of faith:

 

Sondra Inman & All of Our Parish Ministers for helping to make Evan Owens' memorial beautiful. 

 

For those that helped with the security system:

  • Paul Mohrmann
  • Roger Hassell
  • Orville Strain

Jill Hansen for training and covering the office while Stephanie traveled to visit her Dad in Atlanta.

 

Roger Hassell for helping with the phones and fax issues in the office.

Pastor's Sabbatical
Pastor Philip will be taking a three month sabbatical April 17 through July 17. Sabbaticals are a part of Pastor's contract and LCC's policy.  John Bergen will provide the primary leadership and many others will be supporting by providing sermons, leading worship, and other areas.  A meeting will be held in January to put together a schedule if you would like to help.

The theme of the sabbatical is Beaks, Peaks, and the Holy Spirit Speaks.  The sabbatical will include 2 months in the US and one month in Africa.  During that time Pastor will be spending time in God's creation bird watching, climbing peaks, and spending time in God's Word to be refreshed and inspired to a renewed passion for ministry.  Please pray for Pastor as preparations are made and as the renewal takes place.

EASTER BRUNCH AND EGG HUNT
Please sign up to bring a food item to share at 
our Easter Brunch that will be held in-between
services (9:00 AM - 10:15 AM) on Sunday April 16th.
Following the brunch there will be an Easter Egg
Hunt for the children to enjoy. All are welcome.


Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday
8:00 am Traditional
10:30 am Contemporary

Maundy Thursday
7:00 pm with Holy Communion

Good Friday
7:00 pm with Musical Drama Performance

Easter Sunday
8:00 am Traditional with Choir
9:15 am Easter Brunch
10:00 am Easter Egg Hunt
10:30 am Contemporary Service
SAVE THE DATE - JUNE 10TH
You are invited to an Ice Cream Social featuring  "The Legendary Ladies". Turn back the clock and enjoy some ice cream as you listen to some historical stories of 6 women who made unique contributions to the West between the 1800's and mid 1900's. 
Women of the Word - PIES!
The WOW - Pie Ladies are back in action starting Monday May 1st at 9:30 am in the LCC kitchen. Basically we create an assembly line, and put several pies together, put them in the freezer, and sell them to the congregation after the Sunday services.
Please write this on your calendar so you remember to come and join us for as long as you're available. Those that want to continue the social time will be going out to lunch once we have everything cleaned up. All are welcome, we hope to see you there. (Donations of fruit appreciated)
Church Mailboxes
Reminder to check your church mailboxes on a regular basis as items are placed there and they my be overflowing. 
April Service Helpers
                          
Prayer Partners
April 2: Mark Selman & Chris Theisen
April 9: Marcee Martin & Claire O'Brien
April 16: Marcee Martin & Claire O'Brien
April 23: Tom Willisch & Warren Roske
April 30: Skip Olson & Mike Lofing 

Children's Church/Believe Chapter
April 2: TBA
April 9 - 8:00 am: Chris & Tammy Theisen
April 9 - 10:30 am: Special Palm Sunday
April 16: Easter Sunday!
April 23 - 8:00 am:  Believe - Mike & Carole Lofing
April 30 - 8:00 am: Believe - Zach Breyers & Claire O'Brien


Sunday Bible Fun - 9:30 am
April 2: Suzanne Pecoraro
April 9: Chari Pashman
April 16: Easter Sunday! 
April 23: Art Martin
April 30: Chari Pashman

Youth Mission Trip to Cortez, Colorado!
$300 
July 23-28

Mission Statement:

As people of Church of the Cross, we proclaim the Love of Jesus Christ in all we do for the Glory of God.