May 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!







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
Spring to Life

While I love every season, there is something about spring that is special. Trees, flowers, and plants of all kinds come back to life. The birds return from their winter vacation homes down south, just like some of our members. Animals of all kinds are having new families. Some of you have seen the beautiful fox cubs I have had the pleasure to photograph. It brings me such joy to watch them learn and play and interact with each other. There is something amazing about growth a nd new life that is like nothing else.  
 
The same is true in our lives. We too have seasons. Seasons where we are struggling just to get by. Seasons of pain and discouragement. Seasons of just going through the motions. But we also should have seasons of growth and new life. While these seasons may come on their own through an event or situation that our life enters, it is also something that we can very intentionally plan and work on.

I was excited for this year's series of going deeper and for the amazing cooperation of all who contributed to our book. What I didn't expect was how good it would be for me. Each week as I go through the process of thinking about the questions, personal reflection, and forming in my mind a commitment of how I will grow; I am humbled and excited about the insight and growth I see God doing in my life.
I pray you are finding this to be true for you as well. Just reflecting on the last few weeks are you finding yourself more attentive to being more loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, and gentle? Or at least have a vision and plan of how you will be more of those things? 
 
Just as in the natural world new growth requires certain things; sunlight, water, nourishment, a safe environment. So too in our new growth. We must be attentive to the things that will help us grow. For our growth it includes things such as regular prayer, reading of God's Word, and Worship. Our new growth requires commitment, attention, and accountability. Our new growth requires a desire and willingness to change and grow.

I encourage everyone to make this spring a new season in your life. To be excited and focused on the new things God wants to do in your life. May we be challenged, stretched, and encouraged in the new life that is growing in each of us. And in this new growth may our families, friends, coworkers, and all who encounter us be impacted in positive ways by our presence in their life. May God empower you in this journey, may Jesus teach you and inspire you, and may the Holy Spirit lead you each step of the way.

Blessings in Christ,
 
Pastor Philip
 
                         
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR A NIGHT OF
FUN FILLED FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT
 
Tickets are on sale now for the Friday, May 4th
"Women of the Word and Wayne" show. Full of  comedy and music for us all to enjoy. See Pat  Roske, Sondra Inman or Jill Hansen for your  tickets, all are welcome.

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 April we collected
$
663 
for Youth Scholarships
  
May Love Offering
ChristAid is serving Christ by aiding impoverished children and elderly women in Uganda. LCC is considering a mission trip to Uganda this year - is God calling you to there?  


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, May 3 - 6:30 am
Thursday, May 17 - 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!
5/02      Hunt Kilough
5/06      Linda Mohrmann
5/06      Bill Weisenborn
5/12      K√§ren Soper
5/16      Jane Von Thun
5/18      Eric Esau
5/18      Eric Jensen
5/18      Gary Jensen
5/18      Gary Jensen
5/19      Skip Olson
5/19      Tammy Theisen
5/19      Donna Wortman
5/23      Dale Powers
5/24      Angie Kilough
5/24      Bob Inman
5/26      Sam Masco

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Happy Anniversary!
5/10  Kyle & Mary Stults
5/28  Richard & Karen Miller

May Service Helpers
Suzanne Pecoraro
 

Christian Day Camp

July 30
th to August 2
nd
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.  
Graduates Reception

We will be recognizing anyone graduating on Sunday, May 20th.  
Please let the church office know about any one that will be graduating.
New Church Directory

It is time for a new picture directory! Please complete the attached survey to update your information for the LCC database and directory!   A big thank you to Eric Esau who will be taking  pictures for the directory on  Mother's Day, Sunday, 
May 13th  between services.  Please wear your Sunday best - your smile - for your portrait! 
  
Please update information  here.
New Member Class and Reception
 
For those interested in being received into membership, there will be an orientation class Sunday, May 20 following the 10:30 worship hour. We are happy you have been worshipping with us and partnering with us. If you are unable to attend, please contact Pastor Philip and other arrangements can be made.

New Members will be received at the service of your choice on Sunday, May 27. There will be a reception in your honor. 
If you have any questions call the church office at 303-674-4130.

LCC Library
Linda Mohrmann

World-famous evangelist Billy Graham went to his eternal rest on February 21, 2018. "Get an Inside view of the Heart of Billy Graham on Family, Politics, Faith, and More." If you like to get to know Billy Graham a little better, check out Personal Thoughts of a Public Man: 30 years of conversations with David Frost by David Frost.
As always, you are appreciated for your donations to the LCC library and for taking advantage of all it has to offer.
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.

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 still  need volunteers  to lead the  LCC Basketball Tournament
If you have a heart for this or have an idea for something new, please contact Eunice Bollinger at eunice.b@comcast.net
 
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

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.