Pastor's Message

 
On Ash Wednesday, you will hear me issue what is called An Invitation to Lent. The words come from the liturgy which marks the beginning of this 40-day season of remembering Jesus’ suffering and death. Lent is a season which also calls us to acknowledge our need to repent of our sin, and to seek God’s gracious mercy.

This part of the Ash Wednesday service will also include an invitation and encouragement to practice the disciplines of Lent, which will sound familiar to all who have heard recent sermons and/or are reading the disciple-making book, PoWeRSuRGe. PoWeRSuRGE calls these disciplines "marks of discipleship" or "faith practices." Regardless of what you call them—disciplines, marks or practicesthey’re all about strengthening and enriching your faith as well as becoming more intentional in your life of discipleship.

On the five Wednesdays following Ash Wednesday, each service will focus on a discipline of Lent. Woven into our theme is the opportunity to share of your financial resources through the ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving. This is a special project that you can take on yourself or as a family project. We will provide you with resources to help you set aside a small gift each day of Lent, and will collect your contributions at the season’s end.

Please plan to attend these Wednesday Lenten worship services and Holy Week services:

March 6 at 1:00 & 6:30 p.m.     Ash Wednesday worship with Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion

March 13 at 6:30 p.m.        Lenten Worship with Holy Communion     Repentance

March 20 at 6:30 p.m.       Lenten Worship with Holy Communion      Prayer

March 27 at 6:30 p.m.        Lenten Worship with Holy Communion      Fasting

April 3 at 6:30 p.m.            Lenten Worship with Holy Communion       Sacrificial Giving

April 10 at 6:30 p.m.          Lenten Worship with Holy Communion       Works of Love

April 18 at 6:30 p.m.          Maundy Thursday Choir Cantata with Holy Communion

April 19 at 1:00 & 6:30 p.m.    Good Friday Contemplative Worship

In Christ’s service,

Our Faith Community

Safe Babies, Healthy Families Appeal
 
Please take an empty baby bottle from the basket in the narthex, fill it with coins, cash, or checks and return to the basket.  These donations will help support Safe Babies, Healthy Families in its mission to end destructive cycles that last for generations.
Ash Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner

Join us Wednesday, March 6, 5:30 p.m. for our annual spaghetti dinner prior to the Ash Wednesday worship service. Come with family and friends, enjoy a delicious meal, and then worship with us at 6:30 p.m.

Free will donations will support the FYI mission trip to the Adirondack Mountains in New York.
Financial Update for January 2019

January 2019:

Budgeted Income    $ 61,086
Actual Income          $ 60,945
Actual Expenses       $ 37,539
Profit                           $ 23,406
Miss the Annual Meeting? 

Pick up an Annual Report on the welcome table in the narthex and learn what we discussed. Want to talk about it? Contact Council President Jeni McCullough or Pastor Kim.
Save The Date: FYI Dinner on Saturday, April 6

Mark your calendars!  Our annual FYI Dinner will be at Church of the Resurrection on Saturday, April 6 at 6:00 p.m. Stay tuned for more event details and ticket sales within the next couple weeks. You won't want to miss it! Proceeds will support the FYI mission trip to the Adirondack Mountains in New York.

Dinner at the MELTING POT fondue restaurant - located  in Brookfield
 
Monday, March 25 at 6:00 p.m.  One of the ways in which we can share the love and joy of being part of a Christian community of faith is to spend time together—having FUN!!

Dinner is a perfect opportunity to have FUN! Please sign up in the narthex or let Pat Faherty know by Sunday, March 24

LAY MINISTRY SIGNUP
 
The SignUpGenius self-sign up for Lay Ministry is working great.  Most of the assignments are being filled this way and it results in far fewer schedule conflicts.  Any openings that are not selected 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
BOARD AND BRUSH in Hartland    Saturday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m.

Paint a decorative board at this Cocktails & Crafts event. Cost is $65
Sign up at boardandbrush.com
If you have questions call Pat Faherty at (262) 337-0977

Shouldn’t I Try to Influence those Decisions?
Act on your Faith Values
Help Create a Beloved Community

 
'Many congregations support strong and vibrant community ministry programs like food pantries and meal programs.  Countless lives have no doubt been transformed through direct service ministries.  Yet there is a second step in our call to minister to people often left out and suffering.  That is the call of public policy advocacy.  It is the call to “go up river,” to find out what is causing people to lose their job, their families, their capacity to put food on the table for their children.  As people of faith, we have a unique role to play in public policy debates. The biblical vision of right relationship in human community and wholeness of creation transcends any political party, ideology or platform. 

Lifting your voice on important policy issues of the day can make a difference.  And it is part and parcel of our many ministries of outreach and compassion.  As we seek to pull people “out of the river” through our ministries of direct service, we are left with this question – If a single decision in the legislature can either enhance or undo literally millions of individual acts of Christian caring, shouldn’t I try to influence those decisions?’
      
Madison Action Day -
sponsored by SOPHIA/WISDOM  

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
8:00 AM-3:00 PM

Madison Action Day is a chance to affect change at the state level – to influence decisions.
More than 1,000 WISDOM leaders and friends from all parts of Wisconsin will gather at the State Capitol to advocate for "The Beloved Community," focusing on themes of Radical Inclusion, Reconciliation, and Living for the Seventh Generation.
We will rally together to advocate and educate representatives about related issues in the proposed state budget. Specific issues include criminal justice reform, increases to public transit, and driver cards for those without documentation.
 
A bus is available from Goerke’s Corners or Nagawaukee Park & Ride on Hwy 83.
For registration information visit:
https://sites.google.com/view/sophia-waukesha/madison-action-day-2019 to register online.    
 
Please join us -- prior experience and special skills are not required.
You won’t be asked to be the spokesperson with your legislator – just your presence is powerful!
~ Betty Groenewold

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

Prayer for Your Week     
Holy God, mighty and immortal, you are beyond our knowing, yet we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ. Transform us into the likeness of your Son, who renewed our humanity so that we may share in his divinity, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
 
Sunday, March 3:     Psalm 99           II Corinthians 3:12-4:2              Luke 9:28-36
We often read the phrase “fear the Lord” or hear someone described as being “God fearing.” Do you think this means that we are to be afraid of God? Explain. How does this psalm help you understand the “fear of the Lord?”
 
Monday, March 4:     Psalm 35:11-28            Exodus 35:1-29               Acts 10:9-23a
After Moses gave God’s command to keep the Sabbath, he invites the people to bring a free will offering for the purpose of building the tabernacle. How does the description of the peoples’ giving connect with God’s call to you to share your time, talents and treasure? Do you think of the gifts you share as a free will offering? Explain.
 
Tuesday, March 5:     Psalm 35:11-28    Ezekiel 1:1; 2:1        Acts 10:23b-33
In this passage, Peter corrects Cornelius when he falls down to worship him, saying, “I am only a mortal.” There are many mortals who are worshiped in ways reserved only for God. Why do you suppose people are drawn to ‘human gods’ more than to the one true God? Do any ‘human gods’ tempt you from devotion to God?
 
Wednesday, March 6:  Psalm 51:1-17    II Corinthians 5:20b-6:10       Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-21
This psalm serves as a classic lament over one’s own sins. In confessing his sin, the psalmist asks for not only forgiveness, but for a “clean heart.” What does that phrase mean to you? How would your heart be different if it had been thoroughly cleansed by God?
 
Thursday, March 7:     Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16        Exodus 5:10-23              Acts 7:30-34
This is a retelling of Moses’ experience at the burning bush, told in the book of Exodus. He is told to remove his sandals because he is standing on holy ground. What makes something   holy? Have you ever stood on ‘holy ground?’ How did the experience affect you? Explain.

Friday, March 8:     Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16         Exodus 6:1-13                  Acts 7:35-42
This psalm is the basis for the popular song “On Eagle’s Wings.” Does this psalm bring you comfort? Have you ever felt God’s presence and help in a time when you needed to be rescued? Explain.
 
Saturday, March 9:     Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16         Ecclesiastes 3:1-8          John 12:27-36
This is a very familiar passage, even made famous in the 1960s by The Byrds in their song “Turn, Turn, Turn.” In a sense, the words are comforting, as we are told that there are seasons and times in life—purportedly determined by God. How do you manage, though, when you are experiencing a time of difficulty? Do you believe that God has made this time/season on purpose? Explain.
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, March 4
7:00 pm SOPHIA Core Meeting

Tuesday, March 5
7:00 pm Dart Ball - Away
 
Wednesday, March 6
1:00 pm Ash Wednesday Worship with Holy Communion
5:30 pm Ash Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner
6:30 pm Ash Wednesday Worship with Holy Communion
FYI
 
Thursday, March 7
6:30 am Bible Class @ This Great Coffee Place
 
Sunday, March 10
9:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
Sunday School
10:15 am Adult Education
11:15 am Worship & Music Meeting
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
- 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
- Gail Thalacker, cousin of Chris and Michelle Thalacker
- Wayne Higgins, father of Ann-Marie Bergman
 
Prayers Loss of Loved One:
- Gloria Mayra, mother of Lyn Owsiak
- Shirley Anderson, former member
- Shirley Moreen, mother of Gail Wojtkunski, grandmother of Erin Gould
- Daniel Coogan II, son-in-law of Dennis & Cindy Evinrude
Birthdays This Week:

3/4
Susitti, CJ

3/5
Chladil, Beth
Nelson, Benjamin

3/7
Brandel, Brian

3/8
Fenske, Tricia
Kelly, Timothy
Niederbaumer, Jesse

3/9
Schmidt, Caleb
Wesolowski, Ashley

3/10
Reusch, Canton
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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