June 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 May we collected $469.00 for ChristAid International!
June Love Offering
EChO provides assistance to
residents of the Evergreen mountain communities who are unemployed, under-employed, dealing with a long term illness, or experiencing other forms of personal crisis.
Council Message
Message from Council President

A God Moment

How do you know when God is speaking to you? How do you know when God is directing you? I have contemplated these questions throughout my life and know that God has placed many opportunities in front of me and created circumstances where the decisions or choices to be made are obvious. Often, they are answered prayers. I have decided a God moment is the point of realization that everything has fallen into place in a way that serves Him.
Many of you may have heard some rumblings about a preschool being interested in renting space from LCC. These are not just rumblings.  Evergreen Academy is a Christian infant care/toddler/preschool that has been serving the child care needs for Conifer/Evergreen area since 1989. The owner, Victoria Lierheimer, has expressed her desire to work with LCC to make our facility the school's new home. The school has an excellent reputation and one of two Christian day care options in our community. Most importantly, our values and beliefs are aligned with each other.
Obviously there are many questions and details that need to be addressed in order to bring a preschool into our facility and church family. First, and foremost, be assured that the desired outcome is a win-win for all, including little to no impact on the many wonderful ministries that LCC offers to its members and the community. Can we  co-habitate? Yes, it is possible. Council and elders have had meetings to address the issues, pros and cons, and the terms of the lease agreement. I would like to invite everyone to an informational meeting after 2nd service on Sunday,  June 11th where we will have FAQ's and discussion. 
I ask you to consider the following questions before the meeting. Is there a better way to bring 50 young families into our facility every week? Is there a better way to generate significant revenue for our church? Is there a better way to serve the young families in our community? Doesn't God call us to teach the children about his love for them and the importance of living a Christian life? Lastly, is this a God moment? 
I look forward to seeing everyone on June 11th!

Nonie Willisch

Christian Day Camp: Get ready for some fun & games with Jesus as your coach! LCC Christian Day camp for 2017 is  July 17 to 20 
. The theme is: Chosen Champions for Jesus. 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 need help in several areas:
1. Teachers (pre-school thru Middle school)
2. Youth Leaders for each grade, games, crafts
3. Food:
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
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, June 1st - 6:30 am
Thursday, June 15th - 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.
Happy Birthday!
06/01      Lauren Lofing
06/02      Gea Amundson
06/06      Stephen Tullberg
06/10      Rebecca Giles
06/12      Jerry Brinker
06/14      Alissa Harms
06/14      NiCole Walters
06/20      Madeleine Giles
06/22      Gillie Houston
06/24      Roger Hassell
06/24      Lachlan Stults 
06/28      Arron Harms
06/28      Roger Masco
06/29      Sally Faust
06/30      Ian Porada

Happy Anniversary!

06/04    Chris & Tammy Theisen

06/05    Tom & Nonie Willisch

06/08    Donald & Elinore Quander

06/10    John & Hope Bergren

06/10    Bill & Deanna Weisenborn

06/25    Ross & Shelley Willson

06/30    Chris & Maggie Blake

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 Pastor's Facebook page, Mybigyear

Be sure and 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 Sunday service.
June 10th Ice Cream Social and Performances by the Legendary Ladies  LCC Women of the Word want to thank you for your support in buying their pies. 
Excitement over this Ice Cream Social has been so great that we are starting earlier  than originally planned, and moved the performance into the Sanctuary. Bring your  $3.00 ticket (kids are free) and arrive at LCC around 1:30-1:45 pm for ice cream. We  will stop serving ice cream around 2:15, and people will be directed to the Sanctuary  to enjoy the performances of six of the Legendary Ladies. Their performance begins  at 2:30. This should be a fun experience for the whole family. For more information,  talk to one of our WOW Event Committee members, Pat Roske, Sondra Inman, 
Jane Von Thun or Jill Hansen. 
Women of the Word - PIES!
Fruit Donations Needed for WOW Pie Making
If you have rhubarb, or any other fruit to donate, the WOW pie makers would love to have your donations. We will start creating pies again in June. We are also looking  for more people that would like to participate in pie making with us. Contact
Pat Roske, Sondra Inman or Jill Hansen for more information.

Church Mailboxes
Reminder to check your church mailboxes on a regular basis as items are placed there and they my be overflowing. 
June Service Helpers
Changes: June 4 10:30 Worship Leader: Mark Selman
June 18 8:00 Reader: Deanna Weisenborn
Prayer Partners
June 4: Mark Selman & Chris Theisen
June 11: Tom Willisch & Warren Roske
June 18: Marcee Martin & Claire O'Brien
June 25: Skip Olson & Mike Lofing

Children's Church/Believe Chapter
June 4:  Mike & Carole Lofing
June 11: Chris & Tammy Theisen
June 18: Jackie Mohr & Claire O'Brien
June 25: TBD

Sunday Bible Fun - 9:30 am
June 4: Chari Pashman
June 11: Suzanne Pecoraro
June 18: Jackie Mohr 
June 25: Art Martin

Youth Mission Trip to Cortez, Colorado!
Watch for the Prayer Board, soon to come!

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.