August 2018 - 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
Volunteer Youth Director - Elizabeth Reimers
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 Thompson - Worship & Music
Open - Youth & Family

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

   Sign up to sponsor flowers on the chart posted in the Fellowship Hall or talk to Stephanie in the church office.  The cost is $30 for two bouquets and you get to take them home following the last service!  Thank you for helping make the sanctuary beautiful during our Sunday services.
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 all people who have helped support our life together as a community of faith!




Prayer Requests
Please remember to check the Prayer Request page on the back of the Sunday bulletin and contact the church office to update any prayer requests!
Pastor's Message
Labor Day of Love

Jesus called them together and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 26 
Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave- 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Matthew 20:25-28


While Labor Day is at the beginning of September I want to encourage everyone to have Labor Day of Love on your radar. There is much about this event that is very exciting. On Sunday September 2nd we will have one worship service at 9am. For those who were enthusiastic about having one service we will have that opportunity for united worship on that day.

Right after worship we will be joined by church members and hopefully some community members to go into the community and serve. The sites are currently being collected and organized. If you have a project idea or contact please let the church office know. In just a week or two we will have firmed up our work sites and have a sign-up sheet so we can have groups formed ahead of time so that people know what to come prepared to do. Projects will include things such as painting at some of our area schools, picking up trash, helping at EChO, Sr. Resource Center, splitting wood, home repairs, and others.

This will be a wonderful witness to Evergreen of unity between several of our Christian churches, and the heart of our churches to serve our community. We are living in a time when America is becoming increasingly secular and carrying negative attitudes toward organized religion. This is a great opportunity for our neighbors see our love in action.

This is also a unique opportunity to invite unchurched friends to serve with you. It might be just the type of event where they might say "yes", and then have the opportunity to see the heart of Christ as they work side by side with the body of Christ. Start thinking about who you might ask and plant the seed in their mind about participating in this event. 
 
I look forward to serving Evergreen with you as we "proclaim the love of Jesus Christ is all we do for the Glory of God."


Blessings,
 
Pastor Philip Reimers

                         
Christian Day Camp
                        
Th a n k you to everyone who has helped with the Christian Day Camp, 
Anchor your Life with  God & Get  Hooked on Jesus!  

A HUGE success!  A very big thank you, especially, to Suzanne Pecoraro and Chari Pashman
!  Thank you all, and also to Evergreen Academy for sharing in the adventure!  
Take and Bake Pies for Sale
 
The Pie Ladies have pies available for you to take  & bake. Get yours for $10 before they're all gone.  Proceeds go to fund mission work locally &  internationally. See Sondra, Pat or Jill for a pie  today. Thanks for your support .

Mission Trip to Uganda
Pastor Philip

Have you considered if God might be calling you to a short-term mission trip?  It is an experience like no other.  It opens your eyes to the greater needs of people less fortunate that ourselves.  It opens your eyes to the contentment, joy, and hopefulness of people who have far less.  It opens your eyes to brothers and sisters who may look different and have a far different culture but who share the same love for Jesus that we have.  There are several different times we could consider going.  Thanksgiving break November 19-30, Christmas break December 26-Jan 4, or early summer June 3-14.  These dates are all a general guess but planned around school calendar so you could attend with parents if that would be of interest.  The cost would vary depending on dates selected.  A pretty good estimate of cost for each time would be; November $2500, December $2900, and June $3100.  This would include all major hard expenses; flight, ground transportation, lodging, and food.  Please let pastor know if you would be interested in this trip and which possible times would work for you.  We need to determine if we have enough interest soon so we can begin to make plans.
Love Offering
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 July we collected
$
200 
for World Gospel Outreach (WGO)
  
August Love Offering
Pioneers- Shaun Boa and wife Sarah, Chinese Christian Missionaries to the business community of Beijing, receive donations through Pioneers. For more than 35 years, Pioneers' passion has been to see God glorified among those who are physically and spiritually isolated from the gospel. These donations help Shaun and Sarah reach those isolated people in China, a place where your life could be in danger for preaching and worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ. 
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, August 2 - 6:30 am
Thursday, August 16 - 6:30 am

Please join us in the church fellowship hall.
Women's Bible Study
Women's Bible Study is on summer vacation!  See you this Fall!  Contact Eunice Bollinger for more information -
Service Helpers Needed
We are always looking for helpers for Altar Guild, Sacrament Assistants, Ushers, Coffee Hour, Sunday School and Children's Church. If you'd like to share your gifts in any of these categories please speak to Suzanne Pecoraro.
Reloadable Grocery Cards
We have joined the Reward Programs with King Soopers AND Safeway! We have $5 reloadable grocery gift cards here at LCC! Just reload it and use it for all of your groceries! 5% of the sales at King Soopers and 4% at Safeway will be donated to LCC! We have already earned OVER $500 from King Soopers - just from buying our groceries!! So don't forget to reload your card! Contact Stephanie in the office for more information or to pick up your very own shopping card!
Happy Birthday!
8/01      Shelly Houston
8/04      Andrew Darrow
8/06      Brayden Jones
8/07      Michael Whelan
8/12      Makayla Giles
8/16      Marcee Martin
8/18      Andrew Esau
8/18      Ross Willson
8/19      Eunice Bollinger
8/21      Mary Ann Schmidt
8/27      Scott Pashman
8/30      Joe Pecoraro
8/30      George Wortman
8/31      Janet Huber


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Happy Anniversary!
8/3      Bob & Sondra Inman
8/5      Dale & Rita Powers
8/7      Orville & Rose Strain
8/17    Ken & Cheryl Touryan
8/18    Claire & John O'Brien
8/28    Jeff & Jill Hansen
8/31    Brent & Beth Murphy
Sunday September 2nd; "Labor Day of Love" ONE service at 9 AM -  meet  for prayer and instructions then scatter into the community to do service projects. Colorado Life Church and Ascent Church will also be participating in this event.


August 3: 
Water World
August 29:   
Youth Group 
Wild Wednesdays RETURNS



If you are interested in participating in occasional, moderately difficult, 3 - 6 mile hikes, please contact Jill Hansen at jeff-jill@msn.com to be put on the  email list. 


Come Support Your Holy Hitters
LAST GAME 
of the regular season
Thursday, August 2 at 7 pm 

Thank you for a great season!!
August Service Helpers
Suzanne Pecoraro
 

Annual LCC Summer BBQ

Help Needed for Games!
Bouncy House: 5 volunteers needed 
  • 1/2 hour shifts
  • Starts at 12:00 - last shift at 1:30
  • Keep older and younger kids separate
  • Each group gets equal time
Balloon Race: 2 volunteers needed
  •  start and finish line
Duck Snatch: 1 volunteer
  • supervise
Final EChO Summer Sandwich & Salad Making
Helpers Needed
Jill Hansen

We will be making 100 sandwiches for EChO on Sunday, August 12th after second service and making salad for 60 on Tuesday, August 14th at 9:30 AM. If you're available to help, please let Pat Roske or Jill Hansen know so that they can organize stations for prep work. This has been such a blessing to the community. Many thanks to all involved.  

Prayer Walk
Gloria Owens
 
The Evangelism Committee wishes to thank the Property Committee for their hard work with the prayer walk upgrade. It looks so good and we thank you for all you did. The Children of Day Camp enjoyed each day learning the Lords Prayer, talking about the burial ground and sharing their prayers and concerns. These precious children learned the Lords Prayer, ASK (Asking, Seeking, Knocking) and thanking God for their daily bread. These little ones are our future prayers. We Praise God for the little children!
LCC Library
Linda Mohrmann

Let's keep that summer feeling going through the month of August! This month's featured book is Great Stories For Kids Vol. 1 by Jerry D. Thomas. This book is "entertaining and teaches about self-esteem, dealing with fear, making choices, and many more issues that children face." These are ideal stories to read to children or have them read. Children's books are on the office shelves.
As always, you are appreciated for your donations to the LCC library and for taking advantage of all it has to offer. We need good teen
books to add to our library so if you have any that could be donated we would be most appreciative.
Happy summer and happy reading!

Featured Book found in the War Room on the fireplace.
Prayer Warriors
Cheryl Touryan

There will be a break in our weekly meetings until after Labor Day. However, there will not be a break in our prayers, so please let Gloria Owens or Cheryl Touryan know if you have prayer requests during this time.

Rummage Sale
 

Thank you to everyone who helped, shopped and supported t he Y outh Rummage Sale! The Youth Group raised over $2500 for their mission trips and retreats!  THANK YOU!!!  

 
Back Yard Concert
 
Please join us on Friday, August 10, at 7:00 pm for a back yard concert fundraiser for the Honduras mission trip. Bring your own lawn chair to listen to the unique melodies of the husband and wife duo, The Sparrow and The Fall at 9230 King Way in Westminster. Bring your questions, and anyone who might be interested in learning more about our upcoming trip, January 18-26, 2019. For further information, contact Kathy Hassell, Jackie Mohr, or Suzanne Pecoraro. 

BAND INFO: The Sparrow and the Fall are husband/wife duo Ryan and Patty McCarthy. Their alternative pop and folk music mixes unique  melodies and metaphors to express thoughts on life, death, redemption, driving habits, prayer, and questions we never ask each other.
 
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.