July 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 June we collected
$108.00 for
EChO!
  
July Love Offering
Teen Lunch Club is a Lunch Club for Evergreen High School students. They gather on Wednesdays at The Ascent Church Base Camp and have table fellowship and a home cooked lunch, prepared and served by faithful volunteers. TLC is student led, and teens are the weekly speakers giving a personal message about "trusting in Christ."

Council Message
Message from Council President

"Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me" Mark 9:37
 
DRUMROLL PLEASE.... I am pleased to announce that on Sunday June 25th at a special congregational meeting, an overwhelming majority vote approved entering into a lease agreement with Evergreen Academy Christian Preschool! We are very excited to have young families in our beautiful church every day and look forward to the opportunity to welcome the preschool community into our church family! Thank you all for your wisdom and discernment during the deliberation process as well your participation in the vote. 
 
I also want to thank WOW for hosting the ice cream social and the Legendary Ladies performance. It was a special event and fun to learn about the lives of those special Ladies!
 
Can anyone say HeeHaw??? The Rodeo Parade float was a huge success and great exposure for our wonderful band. While we didn't win the actual contest, we won in the eyes of God as Patrick, Todd, Elinore, Rory and Mark Selman played praise music on a moving flatbed! It was awesome to see the crowd come alive as our float passed by on the parade route. Also the free lemonade and hot dogs at the end of the route brought many people to our front doors who were very appreciative and grateful for the kindness of our congregation members serving. While Ken Touryan was not successful at baptizing anyone, he brought many smiles to those looking for a cold glass of lemonade!  Special thanks to Brian Holt, Mark Neely, and Hanna Holt for providing and pulling the flatbed, as well Marcee and Art Martin for coordinating all of the volunteers that helped make the day a fun experience for all! Thank you to all for your time and welcoming spirit! 
 
We have many events in July,  most importantly the return of Pastor Philip and the Reimers family! Join us for outdoor worship, Holy Hitters softball games, Christian Day Camp, and the Youth Mission Trip. These are all fun opportunities for fellowship and for the Light to shine through you.
 
Safe travels to those on vacation and have a fun, safe 4th of July!
 
Blessings,
Nonie
 

Christian Day Camp:C hosen Champions for Jesus 
Get ready for some fun & games with Jesus as your coach! 
Kids will see their potential in all walks of life with Jesus at their side. He will coach them to develop spiritual, emotional and physical goals to achieve success in their relationship with God and others.
We still need help in several areas:
1. Teachers (pre-school thru Middle school)
2. Youth Leaders for each grade, games, crafts
3. Food: Please clearly label for CDC and leave in kitchen!
a. Prepare snacks for campers
b. Prepare lunches for teachers and staff 
c. Food donations for snacks and lunches
4. Help with registration and check-in each day
5. Help with music
6. Help with crafts
7. Other areas yet to be identified

Talk to Suzanne Pecoraro  ( suzpecrd@comcast.net
303/674-7848), 
Claire O'Brien   (303/697-5237;  yovoy5@gmail.com   ) or 
Chari Pashman   (303/679-0139;  kcdawg@comcast.net ) for details.).

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

Please join us in the church fellowship hall.
Women's Bible Study
Women's Bible Study will meet again this Fall. Please contact Eunice Bollinger for more information.

All Christian women in the community are welcome to attend!


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.
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!


Happy Birthday!
07/03      Pete Hagen
07/03      Vivian Stults
07/08      Kathy Hassell
07/10      Logan Kilough
07/16      Alesia Hagen
07/16      Doug Jones
07/22      Jordan Hagen
07/22      Kaiden Walters
07/22      Tom DiBernardo
07/22      Warren Roske
07/26      Tom Willisch 
07/27      Brenda Jones
07/29      Danny Downs
07/29      Emma Theisen


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Happy Anniversary!

07/08    Tom & Sandy DiBernardo 

07/13    Matt & Brandy Erholtz

07/22     Sherman & Eunice Bollinger

07/22    Jeremy & NiCole Walters             

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!

 

 

 

Pastor's Sabbatical
Pastor Philip is on sabbatical through July 17. Sabbaticals are a part of Pastor's contract and LCC's policy.  John Bergen is providing the primary leadership and many others are supporting by providing sermons, leading worship, and other areas. .

The theme of the sabbatical is Beaks, Peaks, and the Holy Spirit Speaks.  The sabbatical includes 2 months in the US and one month in Africa.  During this 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 continue to pray for Pastor as the renewal takes place.

Pictures of his experiences can be found on our LCC Facebook page and on

Prayer Walk
The prayer walk is still in process. The sign placements have been made and will be installed soon. Men of the church working on completing this project are
Paul Mohrmman, Art Martin, Orville Strain and Bob Inman.


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Friends, family and church members gifted the Memorial Fund in memory of Evan Owens upon his passing March 22, 2017. 
The new benches for our summer outdoor worship service were enjoyed by all as we worshipped on Fathers Day.  The Owens family
Wishes to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers.


Volunteers and staff at Lutheran Church of the Cross:
 
When I took my three young girls to the rodeo Parade yesterday, I couldn't have predicted that the best part of the day would be visiting your church. While we are of the Catholic tradition, it felt as though we were a part of your church. You were incredibly welcoming, grounded, and kind. If I were to choose a church based on community alone - it would be yours.  And religion aside, I am grateful to have all of you in our Evergreen community.
 
Thank you,
 
Meg
Soul Hikers: Our moderate hikers have hit the trails. On most Wednesday mornings you will find us surrounded by the beautiful nature that Colorado has to offer. We usually hike 4-5 miles at a steady pace. Since we're hiking in the mountains, the hike contains a few hundred feet of elevation. Beginner hikers, or hikers with limitations, can contact the hike coordinator if you'd like to arrange a more casual hike with a slower pace and plenty of stops. The hiking coordinator is Jill Hansen - jeff-jill@msn.com  Happy Trails.
Women of the Word - PIES!
Pies for Sale
The WOW Pie Ladies are making their delicious pies again! Watch for notices of planned days for assembling pies; we would love your help! All are welcome to join in the fun. We all have pies ready for sale at $10.00 each. See  Pat Roske , Sondra Inman or Jill Hansen  if you'd like to purchase a pie or for more information.

July Service Helpers
                          Changes: Preaching on July 2: Stephen Tullberg

Prayer Partners
July 2: Warren Roske
July 9: Skip Olson & Mike Lofing
July 16: Marcee Martin & Claire O'Brien
July 23: Tom Willisch & Warren Roske
July 30: Mark Selman & Chris Theisen



Adult Bible Study 
July 2: John Bergren
July 9: Ken Touryan
July 16: Claire O'Brien
July 23:
July 30:
Youth Mission Trip to Cortez, Colorado!
  July 23-28
Check out the Mission Trip travel board to help support their travels!

Delightful Visit!
What a delightful surprise visit Sondra Inman experienced while substituting for Stephanie in the office on May 23, 2017! Pastor JOHN ADIX, who was our second pastor here at LCC (from 1966-1977), stopped with his wife, Mary, and oldest son, David. Pastor Adix is retired from his latest call which was in administration at PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY in Tacoma, Washington. He now lives in Maple Grove, MN; near his youngest son, John Mark. Son, David, lives in Tucson, son,Tom,  lives in Denver and son, Christopher, lives in Scottsdale, AZ. They were amazed at the beauty of our church since they have not been back to visit in many years. Pastor Adix's office in those years was situated where our nursery is now located! Bob & Sondra Inman knew Pastor Adix only briefly because they joined LCC in 1976, just a few months before he left to accept his call in WA. He was delighted to meet our current president, Nonie, when she also stopped in! Look for photos of him and his family on our entrance screen!


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.