Pastor's Message

ON SERVICE

Yesterday’s sermon message was based on the S in our PoWeRSuRGe acronym—which stands for SERVICE. As disciples of Jesus, we are called to follow his example and imitate him by becoming aware of the needs around us, and then stepping up to help in any way we can.

Jesus served others through truly miraculous deeds like healing the sick, the blind, and the lame. He cast demons from those whose lives were under their control. He even raised people from the dead! While we may not be able to accomplish such miracles with just a word or a touch, Jesus calls us to use our God-given gifts, skills and resources to serve those in any kind of need.

For those who are ill, we can visit and listen, provide meals, run errands, provide transportation to appointments, provide child care, run the vacuum cleaner or fold a load of towels. We can pray for healing and recovery—from anywhere and at any time of the day. All of these things and more can help contribute to the wholeness of someone who is suffering.

For those who grieve, the gifts of time and presence are invaluable. You may feel awkward or uncomfortable, but you don’t have to say anything. You don’t have to fix anything. Simply be there to listen or look through photo albums or pass the tissue box. As time passes, continue to remember the grieving person—life goes on all around, but after the loss of a loved one, time may seem to stop. There’s no correct timetable for grief. Continue to pray for and be present in the life of someone whose world has been changed forever.

For those in need, there are many local opportunities to help service agencies/programs which provide food, clothing, shelter and transportation. Your financial gifts are so helpful, as is your hands-on work and participation. COR currently serves Serenity Inns, Bread of Life, the Hartland Food Pantry, Lutheran Social Services, and other organizations which exist to help others.

Maybe your gifts lie in the category of the arts. Offer to share your gifts during worship. Offer to teach others what you know. Visit our homebound and nursing home residents and sing, play, dance. Do what brings you joy.

Perhaps you can fix things. Perhaps you can build things. Perhaps technology doesn’t intimidate you. There are always projects here at church and at the homes of COR friends. Plus, working with others provides a great opportunity for fellowship.

Have you seen someone standing on the fringes of a gathering—at church or elsewhere? Introduce yourself. Invite the person to engage, to join in. Get acquainted and involve others in the conversation.0

I’ve barely scratched the surface of all the possibilities and service opportunities available to us at COR and beyond. How we can serve is limited only by our imaginations.

Jesus’ eyes were always open to notice the needs around him. He was aware of his surroundings and the people near him. He was always ready to serve. Let’s learn to keep our own eyes (hearts and minds, too!) open and aware of the needs that we may be able to meet through our acts of service in Christ’s name.

In Christ’s service,

Our Faith Community

Scholarship Applications
Now Available Online!

 
The Education Team is happy to announce that the scholarship application has been posted to the COR website for any interested applicants.
Applicants must be attending a Lutheran University or College. Scholarships will be given for the 2019/2020 school year.

See the Application for more information and deadlines.
www.churchoftheresurrection.org
Dinner at the Melting Pot in Brookfield
Monday, March 11, 6 pm

Do you love fondue? Meet your fellow COR members at the Melting Pot, 19850 W. Bluemound Road in Brookfield, on Monday, March 11 at 6 pm.

Call Pat Faherty at (262) 337-0977 to let her know you are coming by March 10, or sign up at church.

LAY MINISTRY SIGNUP
 
It’s that time again—time to sign up for lay ministry! Any openings that are not filled are still assigned as in the past. If you know you have a conflict for particular dates, let the office know so you are not scheduled: office@churchoftheresurrection.org

Following is the link to sign up for Lay Ministry slots in March 2019:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0948afaf2caaf58-layministry8

Fellowship at Soul Fire Art Studio
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2 pm

Are you interested in trying your hand at glass fusing, glass painting, or panting your own pottery? Meet your fellow COR members at Soul Fire Art Studio, 2850 Heritage Drive in Delafield, on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 2 pm. The store is located at Hwy 83 and I-94 next to Office Max.

Call Pat Faherty at (262) 337-0977 to let her know you are coming, or sign up at church. There are no age guidelines listed on the website. Let’s be artistic together!

The Safe Babies Healthy Families program's mission is to support families to ensure safe and healthy children through education, support and resources — ultimately ending destructive cycles that can last for generations. We offer prenatal services, childbirth education, parenting programs and play groups. Individualized case management is provided through home visits until the child is kindergarten-ready.
To achieve this, we use a compassionate, holistic approach to mentor and assist at-risk families to create health, social and financial supports. These supports are critical to a safe and stable future. We match parents with a caring professional who acts as a life coach to help them build skills and embrace opportunities that will create lasting, positive change. Ideally, we start working with clients during pregnancy — a critical time to address concerns and needs before the baby arrives to a period of crisis.
Our families remain in our program voluntarily until their child is kindergarten-ready. By partnering with parents who have endured hardships, we celebrate their success as they change the future of their children.

We strive to:
•    prevent child abuse and neglect
•    provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues
•    increase parent knowledge of early child development and improve parenting practices
•    increase children’s school readiness and success.

The Word for Your Week…
The reflections/questions relate to the highlighted passage for the day.

Prayer for your Week  Living God, in Christ you make all things new. Transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your glory, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen.

Sunday, February 17:  Jeremiah 17:1-5    I Corinthians 15:12-20        Luke 6:17-26
When you read Jesus’ ‘blessings and woes,’ which category do you think fits you/your life more accurately? Explain.

Monday, February 18:   Psalm 120          2 Kings 24:18-25:21          1 Corinthians 15:20-34
In this passage, Paul is persuading his readers about the truth of the resurrection. Vs. 26 gets to the heart of this teaching: the last enemy to be destroyed is death. How does this truth affect your faith? Explain.

Tuesday, February 19:     Psalm 120             Ezra 1:1-11              2 Corinthians 1:12-19
Have you ever felt like the psalmist—surrounded by those who are against you? During such times, how do you call upon God for help?

Wednesday, February 20:     Psalm 120            Jeremiah 22:11-17        Luke 11:37-52
In this passage, Jesus denounces the Pharisees and lawyers. According to Jesus, what is the most important way to show devotion to God? How does (or doesn’t) your life reflect what is important to Jesus? Explain.

Thursday, February 21:     Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40     Genesis 43:16-34     Romans 8:1-11
The first verse of this passage ‘says it all.’ How does this verse make you feel about God and God’s love for you?

Friday, February 22:      Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40         Genesis 44:1-17           1 John 2:12-17
The writer of this letter gives advice to believers of all ages. How do you keep focused on loving God rather than loving the world?

Saturday, February 23:    Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40     Genesis 44:18-34        Luke 12:57-59
The psalmist expresses deep faith and trust in God—even in the most difficult of circumstances. Do you have such deep faith? If not, how might you grow in faith?
Family Directory
 
Our Church of the Resurrection Family Directory is available for viewing or printing at:

http://directory.instantchurchdirectory.com/74042772/booklet.pdf

(If you don't know the password please contact the church office.)

If your picture is missing or your family information isn’t correct, please contact the directory team at: directory@churchoftheresurrection.org.

If your picture needs updating or you would like your picture included in the directory, Lynn Meyer or John Tompsett would be happy to help. They are usually available after Sunday service, or they can be contacted via email or phone.
E-Giving
 
If you want to make a special contribution or just simplify your life, there is an on-line giving option for you.  Just click HERE
This Week's Events

Monday, February 18
6:30 pm Council Meeting

Tuesday, February 19
7:00 pm Dart Ball - Home

Wednesday, February 20
5:00 pm Joyful Voices Singers (grades 1-8)
5:30 pm Joyful Praise Handbells (grades 4-8)
6:30 pm Worship with Holy Communion
7:15 pm Confirmation
FYI

Thursday, February 21
6:30 am Bible Class at This Great Coffee Place
6:30 pm Resurrection Ringers Handbells
7:20 pm Sanctuary Choir

Saturday, February 23
Adult Mission Trip to Newport, NC  Departs

Sunday, February 24
9:00 am FYI Worship with Holy Communion
Group Sunday School - Music
10:15 am Scholarship Brunch - Flippin’ for Funds
5:00 pm Serenity Inns Meal - 8th Grade Confirmation
We Pray For:
 
Prayers for our country, those serving in the armed forces, and our leaders

Concerns
- Jeanne Kunath,
- Cindy Evinrude
- JR, Beth Berger's cousin
- Tom Stone, friend of the Perrigo's
- Lauren, Bob Kunath's granddaughter
- Jim & Jill Ardis, friends of Salstrom's
- Shirley, mother of Gail Wojtkunski
- Benny Thielitz
- Kathy Klockow
- Zachary, Barb Mayer's great grandson
- Amber Ove
- Art & Nancy Mitchel, friends of the Perrigo's
- Lisa (Mihas) Nelson-Sauer
- Quinn
-  Michael, Sue Hader's grandson
- Jean
- Jeff, cousin of Diane Kollmeyer
- Jim & Jim, friends of Sue Hader
- Michelle Thalacker
- Eli Hansen, student of Katie Rumohr
- Gloria Mayra, mother of Lyn Owsiak
- Mary
- Vivienne, mother of Sarah Bergman
- Ruth Bergman, mother of Mark Bergman
- Dan Laatsch, brother of Christa Thalacker
- Luella Laske, grandmother of Chris & Michelle Thalacker
- Linda Niemuth, friend of Zells
- Phil, nephew of Pat Faherty
- Eileen Walker, friend of Shawn Motley
- Gus Frank, friend of the Donkel's
- Dave Hicks and Mike Sadler, friends of Larry Donkle
- John Kornely
- Josh, nephew of Pat Faherty  
- Dick Manke
- Karen Witte, friend of the Salstrom's
- Kelly Schlegel
- Joe & Deanna Jordan, in-laws of Pastor Kim
- Levie
- Jenny
- Cory Richardson, son of Kay Richardson
- Ethan Chapman, fiance' of a friend of Shawn Motley
- Jay Lloyd, uncle of Christine Piper
 
Prayers Loss of Loved One:
- Jim Hoffmann, nephew of Bob Kunath
- Gloria Mayra, mother of Lyn Owsiak
- Shirley Anderson, former member
Birthdays This Week:

2/21
Hergott, Theo

2/22
Earnest, Mark
Pastoral Emergency?  
Days:
Church office (Mon-Thur 9 am - 4 pm) 
(Fridays 9 am - 2 pm)
262-691-7700

Evenings:

Pastor Kimberly Jordan : 262-825-0723 (Cell)
Church of the Resurrection
Pewaukee WI

     


 
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