June 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
Living Fruity Lives

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22,23

I have always loved this text on the fruit of the Spirit, but it hit me new and fresh as we have studied it the last 2 months. I would encourage everyone to go and read the whole chapter and really think about what it has to share with us. The chapter begins by reminding us about the freedom we have in Christ, but not allowing that freedom to be permission to sin. It then reminds us of all that can be tempting in our lives. The fruit of the Spirit is a gift from the Holy Spirit which empowers us to be not only be victorious over the temptations of the flesh but be a human which is a Joy to be in relationship with. Who doesn't want to be friends with someone who is truly loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and has self-control!

It was interesting with fresh eyes to look at each Characteristic given to us by the Spirit. To first see how much God has caused that gift to grow in my life. Second, to with a deeper Biblical understanding realize the immensity of this gift in my life. And finally, to dream and commit to how I would cooperate with the Spirit in allowing each gift to grow even more in my life.

There is great value in being reminded that you can be fully loving, fully filled with joy, fully peaceful, fully patient, fully kind, fully good, fully faithful, fully gentle, and able to resist any sin and be in control of our lives. I invite you to think about which characteristic you struggle with allowing to shine in you the most and ask the spirit how it might be released in you. Maybe you are very kind but have trouble being patient. Or maybe you are gentle but have trouble being at peace. If I am honest I can see areas that are naturally stronger for me, areas that have grown considerably over the years in my Christian journey, and yes, areas that still need work.

We would do well to pray a fruity prayer every day. Something like: Spirit, I invite your fruit to grow in me. Help me to love as Jesus loved, help me to have joy that overflows to all around me, give me peace even in the midst of my most difficult challenges, help me to be patient in the situations that normally bring me frustration, help me to be kind always even if I think someone doesn't deserve my kindness, God make me good as you are good, remind me that a little faith is all I need to do great things, may I always approach people with gentleness, and may my wants be your wants and have control over the things that temp me most.

When we live fruity lives, the world will be drawn to Jesus. The world will want to know where this supernatural character comes from and we can tell them about the God who loves us and empowers us and who also loves them and desires to gift them in the same way. Go bear much fruit!

Have a great summer,
Pastor Philip

Hiking Opportunities
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. 

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 May we collected
for ChristAid
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. http://evergreenchristianoutreach.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, June 7 - 6:30 am
Thursday, June 21 - 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 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!
6/01      Lauren Lofing
6/02      Gea Amundson
6/06      Stephen Tullberg
6/10      Rebecca Giles
6/10      Benjy Whelan
6/12      Jerry Brinker
6/14      Alissa Harms
6/14      NiCole Walters
6/20      Madeleine Giles
6/22      Gillie Houston
6/24      Roger Hassell
6/24      Lachlan Stults
6/28      Arron Harms
6/28      Roger Masco
6/29      Sally Faust
6/30      Ian Porada

Happy Anniversary!
6/4      Chris & Tammy Theisen
6/5      Tom & Nonie Willisch
6/8      Elinore & Donald Quander
6/10    John & Hope Bergren
6/10    Bill & Deanna Weisenborn
6/13    Jeanne & Steve Cannon
6/25    Ross & Shelley Willson
6/30    Chris & Maggie Blake
Don't forget to return your filled baby bottles on Father's Day, June 17th! 

June 6: 
Elitch Gardens
June 11-14: 
Backpacking Trip
July 16-20: 
Discipleship Training Trip
July 27: 
Water World

June Service Helpers
Suzanne Pecoraro

Christian Day Camp

July 30
th to August 2
from 9 am to 2 pm.  Anchor your Life
with God & Get Hooked on Jesus!

We are in need of teachers and helpers!! Please contact Suzanne Pecoraro or Chari Pashman as soon as possible if you can help.  

We're Making Sandwiches for EChO
Jill Hansen

Are you available to help make sandwiches for EChO on one or two days during June, July and August? Women of the Word are organizing a committee to create sandwiches to be served to people in need and
to the volunteers at the EChO Food Bank. If you can help make or deliver the sandwiches, please see the dates planned for this project on the board located outside of the sanctuary, and sign up. Men and women
are welcome to join in the fun. Direct questions to Pat Roske, Sondra Inman, or Jill Hansen.

Evergreen Rodeo Parade
" Honoring the Military & Our First Responders " is the theme for the
June 16
th parade. Anyone interested in participating in the float or serving hot dogs and lemonade to our community, please let Nonie or Marcee know or sign up on the sheet just outside of the sanctuary.

LCC Library
Linda Mohrmann

" R oll out those hazy, crazy, lazy days of summer....." With the sun shining, bi rds singing, and perhaps the waves lapping at the shore, this is a perfe ct  setting for settling down with a cold drink and a  good book. God: Stories e dited by C. Michael Curtis is a collection of 25 short st ories by a variety of eminent writers. These stories, "deal with th e issue of faith--both its presence and its absence. God: Sto ries brings the exp loration of spirit to life and lofty questions within our reach."
H ap p y  summer and happy reading!

A always, you are appreciated for your donations to the LC library and for taking advantage of all it has to offe r.
Prayer Warriors
Cheryl Touryan

If you pray to God regularly, irregular things will happen on a regular basis. The Prayer Team has seen this over the past two years. God's answers have been surprising and amazing. We are blessed and encouraged. Everyone is welcome to join us on Wednesday afternoons, 2:30 - 3:30 pm. Come and be blessed.

Rummage Sale
The Youth Rummage Sale will be July 27-28! So, start collecting your  lightly used goods that you would like to donate for the youth and get rea dy to  rummage!  Contact Elizabeth for more information. 
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.