February 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
Youth Director - Youth Council
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!

Pastor's Message
Deeper in Prayer: Draw the Circle

For our Lenten series starting on Ash Wednesday February 14 th we will be going Deeper in Prayer in line with our Deeper series for the year.  I will be using the resource book, "Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge" by Mark Batterson.  I encourage you to purchase the book to deepen your experience with this journey of Prayer.  I have made copies of questions that correspond to each day's theme which can be picked up at the service on Ash Wednesday. 
Like last year we will not have a supper on Ash Wednesday and will worship in the sanctuary at 7pm.  The following weeks we will have a supper at 6pm and worship at 7 in the fellowship hall.  There will be discussion questions provided for you to discuss at your tables during the meal and following the video message.
The following is the intro into Mark's book: The forty-day prayer challenge is going to change your life.  In fact, the next forty days have the potential to dramatically alter the rest of your life.  God is going to begin a good work in you, and He is going to carry it to completion.  Miracles that happen in your life decades from now will trace their origin back to this season of prayer.  Breakthroughs that happen during these forty days will become generational blessings that live on long after you die.
If you press into God's presence like never before, you will experience God like never before.  You'll look back on these forty days as the best forty days of your life.  They won't be the easiest forty days; in fact, they may be the hardest.  Don't be surprised if you experience spiritual opposition along the way.  But if you pray through, God will break through in new ways.  It's as inevitable as the tide coming in.
There is nothing magical about forty days, but there is something biblical about it.   That's the number of days Jesus spent in the wilderness fasting and praying.  It marked a critical chapter in His life - the transition from His earthly father's business to His Heavenly Father's business.  Jesus was tested like never before, but this experience set the stage for His greatest victories over the enemy.  The war against sin and Satan may have been won on Calvary's cross, but the key battle happened in the wilderness three years earlier.  When Jesus returned to Galilee, He wasn't the same person.  You won't be either.  You'll emerge from this forty-day prayer challenge, just like Jesus, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
If you want God to do something new in you, you cannot keep doing the same old thing.  You have to do something different.  And if you do, God will create new capacities within you.  There will be new gifts and new revelations.  But you've got to pray the price.  You'll get out of this what you put into it.
Please consider making this time of gathering for a great meal and fellowship, and a time of great prayer and growth; a priority.  Prayer is a gift from God that gives power, passion, and direction to our lives.  A deeper prayer life is certainly a part of our journey to spiritual maturity.  Please join your LCC family in 40 days of focused prayer during lent.

Blessings,
 
Pastor Philip
 
                         
Matters of the Heart
Gloria Owens

"Matters of the Heart"
Scripture: "For it is your heart that you believe and you are justified
And, it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved."
Romans 10:10
 
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Cost: $25  (each family will receive a prayer book)
 
There will be a special closing worship service AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS  based on Romans 8

Please sign up for potluck lunch; bring Bible; bring journal pad; bring a spirit of renewal
 
Invite a friend!


P lease stop by the Food Sign-Up board located outside the Sanctuary and select a food item you would be willing to supply for the Lenten Renewal scheduled for February 10th. 

Good Friday
Vicki Thompson
 
On Good Friday, we remember the day Jesus willingly suffered and died as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.  This had to happen in order for us to receive the joy of Easter.  The cross is where great suffering and God's forgiveness converge, and we are saved by His divine grace.  
 
Please join us as this story of tremendous love is told through beautiful music by our choir.  If there is enough interest, child care will be provided.  Please RSVP to Stephanie at  info@l-c-c.org  , so we can plan for staffing.  The Good Friday service is on March 30th at 7:00 p.m.
Prayer Warriors
Cheryl Touryan
 
During the exodus of the Jews from Egypt, a time came when they had to fight the Amalekites. While Joshua led the battle, Moses went to the top of a nearby hill to pray. He got so tired that he needed Aaron and Hur to hold up his hands while praying. As long as he was praying, Joshua was victorious. After winning the battle, Moses named the place "The Lord is my Banner, for hands were lifted up to the throne of the Lord."  (Ex. 17:15) Our prayer warriors welcome anyone who would like to "hold up the hands" of those bringing LCC, the community and the world before God's throne of grace.   Wednesdays  2:30 - 3:30.

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 January we collected
$540  for Strong Cross Ministries
  
February Love Offering
The Emergency Shelter Program is a local community initiative to provide emergency overnight shelter in local churches for the homeless in the Evergreen area. Volunteers are always needed to help! http://evergreenchristianoutreach.org/emergency-shelter-program-esp/

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, February 1 -
6:30 am
Thursday, February 15 -
6:30 am

Please join us in the church fellowship hall.
Women's Bible Study
Join the weekly Women's Bible Study on Tuesday morning at 9:15 AM in the Fellowship Hall for a discussion and DVD from the Beth Moore study "The Quest".  All are welcome.  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 Program with King Soopers!  We now have $5 reloadable grocery gift cards here at LCC!  Just reload it and use it for all of your groceries!  5% of the sales will be donated to LCC!  Contact Stephanie in the office for more information.
Happy Birthday!
2/03      Brent Murphy
2/09      Richard Miller
2/09      Nicholas Reimers
2/10      Elinore Quander
2/23      Philip Reimers
2/28      Gayle Veinberg

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Happy Anniversary!
2/26  Danny & Greta Downs 

 

February  Service   Helpers   
                 

Choir Practice  

Join us for choir practice at 6:30 on Wednesdays  and after the second service on Sundays.  Contact Elinore for more information! 
LCC Library
Linda Mohrmann

The Lenten Day of Renewal at LCC is right around the corner, February 10 th. The theme of the renewal is "Matters of the Heart." The featured book this month is God's Heart for You by Marie Chapian. "The meditations in ( this book) will touch your soul as you listen to God's Word in a fresh, intimate way-just as if He were speaking directly to you.

The alphabetized book lists in both the War Room and Office Libraries are now completed. Lists will be printed out and put into their respective binders, SOON. Remember, books have been shelved alphabetically by author but an alphabetized list by title will also be available. The next project will be a list of topics and in which library and on which shelves books can be found.

If anyone has any suggestions or questions about the library, please don't hesitate to ask. Address suggestions and questions to Linda Mohrmann.

As we speak of "matters of the heart", a heartfelt thank you to all who helped organize the library and to those who have donated books to share. You are all very much appreciated.
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!

Volunteers Needed to Lead Ministry Teams
for Outreach Projects
 
In our efforts to do more and be seen more in our community, we have a few  projects that we feel
would be a great way to get that started. We need volunteers 
to lead a Ministry Team in the following projects:

 

  • Ministry Team Leader needed: LCC Float for the Evergreen Rodeo Parade (the parade is held in June)
  • Ministry Team Leader needed: LCC Basketball Tournament
  • Women Of the Word members will lead the ECHO Summer Food Preparation and Drop Off - (1 week in June, July & August) watch for notifications on how you can be part of the team
If you have a heart for any of these projects, or have an idea for something new, please contact Eunice Bollinger at eunice.b@comcast.net. While Eunice is on her
mission trip during the first couple of weeks in February, you may contact Jill Hansen as her backup at
jeff-jill@msn.com.
 
For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10
Volunteers Needed for Emergency Shelter 
 

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.