May 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 April we collected $794.00 for Youth Scholarships!
  
ChristAid International is serving Christ by aiding impoverished children and elderly women in Uganda. This year we are trying to raise $7,000.00 to build a home for a grandmother raising 10 grandchildren. She is sponsored by a family at our   church.  http://christaidinc.org
Council Message
Message from Council President


Greetings!

As spring approaches, I hope you all take a moment to enjoy a moment to reflect on the amazing beauty God created in Evergreen and the amazing Church family we have at LCC. We are truly blessed to have each other! Also, we have sadly said goodbye to a couple of our family members, Evan Owens and Martha Merrill. We pray for their families to have peace in knowing they both loved Jesus with all their hearts. I encourage all of you to take a stroll through the prayer walk so lovingly created by Gloria and Evan Owens and remember Evan's dedication to making it a place for all to enjoy and connect with God.

Also, I wanted to give you a quick recap on the remodel project which is nearly complete. The total project cost was $129,000 completely funded by the $100,000 created by refinancing the mortgage on the building and $29,000 generously contributed and designated to the project by congregation members. We now have a beautiful and inviting facility that we can all be proud to share with others in our community. Thank you all for your patience during the process and your encouragement along the way!

Now that we have a beautiful facility on the inside and outside, it's time to make sure the Evergreen community is aware of the jewel that is LCC. We have several community events planned for this summer including the Youth Rummage Sale, the Ice Cream Social, the Rodeo Parade, Christian Day Camp, and our outdoor worship service. These events are all opportunities to show off our amazing grounds and updated facility, so I encourage all of you to participate, enjoy, and invite friends to experience the love at LCC.

Lastly, thank you to our wonderful staff and all those who volunteer to make things happen at LCC!

Blessings to All
Nonie

  

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 (NEW DATE) . 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
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, April 6th - 6:30 am
Thursday, April 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.
Happy Birthday!
05/02    Hunt Kilough
05/06    Linda Mohrmann
05/06    Bill Weisenborn
05/12    K√§ren Soper
05/16    Jane Von Thun
05/18    Eric Esau
05/18    Erik Jensen
05/18    Gary Jensen
05/19    Skip Olson
05/19    Tammy Theisen
05/19    Donna Wortman
05/23    Dale Powers
05/24    Angie Killough
05/24    Bob Inman
05/26    Sam Masco

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Happy Anniversary!

05/10    Kyle & Mary Stults

05/28    Richard & Karen Miller

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


Annual Rummage Sale


The annual Rummage Sale will be May 12 & 13 from 8:00 am -2:00 pm with proceeds to help with fees for our Youth Mission Trip to Cortez, CO in July. Start saving all of your nice stuff (no stains & only working items, please). Donations may be left in the front coat closet.

A "Bag Sale" will start at Noon on Saturday! 
We need plastic grocery store bags donated, please, for our bag sale!!

Please contact Elizabeth (303-995-1895) if you have larger items to donate.

SAVE THE DATE - JUNE 10TH
You are invited to an Ice Cream Social featuring  "The Legendary Ladies". Turn back the clock and enjoy some ice cream as you listen to some historical stories of 6 women who made unique contributions to the West between the 1800's and mid 1900's. 
Women of the Word - PIES!
The WOW - Pie Ladies are back in action! Basically we create an assembly line, and put several pies together, put them in the freezer, and sell them to the congregation after the Sunday services.
Please write this on your calendar so you remember to come and join us for as long as you're available. Those that want to continue the social time will be going out to lunch once we have everything cleaned up. All are welcome, we hope to see you there. (Donations of fruit appreciated)
Church Mailboxes
Reminder to check your church mailboxes on a regular basis as items are placed there and they my be overflowing. 
May Service Helpers
                          
Prayer Partners
May 7: Tom Willisch & Skip Olson
May 14: Mike Lofing & Warren Roske
May 21: Mark Selman & Chris Theisen
May 28: Marcee Martin & Claire O'Brien


Children's Church/Believe Chapter
May 7: Liz Reimers & Peter Reimers
May 14: Jackie Mohr & Suzanne Pecoraro
May 21: Art & Marcee Martin
May 28: Larry Von Thun & Brad


Sunday Bible Fun - 9:30 am
May 7: Jackie Mohr
May 14: Suzanne Pecoraro
May 21: Jackie Mohr 
May 28: Art Martin


Youth Mission Trip to Cortez, Colorado!
$300 
July 23-28

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.