©2020 BY RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH.

To include others as God has included us.

RESURRECTION

LUTHERAN CHURCH

WELCOMES YOU

Sunday Worship Service: 8:30A

Livestreamed on Facebook

Receive Communion via Drive-thru:
9:45-10:30A every Sunday

Resurrection Lutheran Church

is a congregation of the ELCA

March 29, 2020 Worship Service bulletin can be viewed HERE

LETTER FROM PASTOR SMITH

March 19, 2020

To my sisters and brothers in Christ,

 

Listening to the direction of the CDC and the Indiana Kentucky Synod, Resurrection will be suspending its public gatherings for worship until at least the end of March.  Worship will be:

 

  • Livestreamed on Resurrection’s Facebook page at 8:30 on Sunday mornings.  The service will then be available as a recording on the page for later viewing.

  • Fully staffed. John Westrem, Dave Exner, and Kay Humbert have volunteered to gather with me and to lend their gifts to make our virtual gatherings as personable as possible.  John will continue to play the organ as before, and Dave and Kay will lead the congregation signing the hymns and reciting the congregation’s portions of the liturgy.

  • Bulletins.  We will email the bulletin to you each week (this Sunday’s bulletin is attached to this email) so that you can follow along with the livestream service.  If you prefer a hard copy, there are copies in a bin outside the front door of the church – feel free to drive up and grab a copy.

  • Communion will be available by drive thru from 9:45 until 10:30.  (This time will be extended depending on need.  Sanitary steps will be taken in preparation and in serving each car.)

  • Offerings A time of offering will be observed during worship, and your offering can be given during the Communion drive thru time.  However, given our current conditions we are encouraging everyone to consider using a form of automated giving.  Please think about:

    • Mailing in your offering.  Office hours will be irregular since we will be doing whatever work we can remotely during the week.  We are also discouraging people from making unnecessary trips, even to church, but the postal service continues to run.  

    • Using Bill Pay  If you make use of online banking or another form of automated payment for your bills through your bank, you can use that same platform for scheduling checks to be sent automatically to the church at no cost to you or Resurrection.

    • Using Venmo  You can now use Venmo to give your offering to Resurrection or schedule automatic giving at no cost to you or the church.  From the app search for us: @Resurrection-Lutheran

    • Using the GivePlus app  This app makes it possible for guests to quickly give using a card, and makes it possible for us to give electronically to special offering requests and fundraisers. It is also helpful for members who want to give directly from their bank account and want to be able to easily manage that giving over time.  There are fees associated with this service—less for using a debit card and even less for using your bank account—however, the cost is less than that of providing traditional giving envelopes and there is an option to add the church’s fee to your amount.

    • If you need assistance setting up Bill Pay, Venmo, or GivePlus, please email the office and we will put you in touch with someone who can help you.

 

  • Your continued giving has been amazing, and it is making it possible for your ministry teams, council, staff, Barb, and Pastor to carry the life and ministry of Resurrection forward to meet each of us and our neighbors where we are today.  We want you to be a part of Resurrection’s powerful work of showing up, being with, and loving even in the uncertainty of tomorrow.  Some of us may find that events will require us to give less, while our need to stay home may make it possible for some of us to give more.  We need you to know that it is okay to give less when changes in circumstances require it.  But, for all of us, this is an opportune moment to contemplate our giving—what we can give and remain whole so that we can feel good about our giving as well as the difference we are making in the world through it.

Coming Up at Resurrection

Easter Candy - We are still hoping to have some kind of Easter Egg Hunt for the community.  Please consider donating candy.  Call the church before you drop off your candy to make sure someone is there.


Green Eggs & Ham update:  Well, we can’t hand you green eggs to fill, but St. Matt’s Food Bank needs your help now more than ever!  Please consider including a donation to the food bank with your offering.  Make sure to note the amount on your check.

 

We are also looking for donations of Easter Baskets and goodies for our homebound members.  Please sign up here.

HOLY WEEK

All services livestreamed on Facebook

4/5  Palm Sunday, 8:30A

4/9  Maundy Thursday, 7:00P

4/10 Good Friday,  8:00P

4/12  EASTER!  8:30A

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