Resurrection Voices

Lake Country Cares Cab (LCCC) is a non-profit transportation service that operates out of our church. LCCC provides car transportation for the elderly and special needs/disabled residents in our Lake Country community to destinations that they otherwise could not get to. The Cab averages 195 rides per week, is 80 percent run by volunteers, and uses more than 20 drivers per week.

I got involved through a conversation with some friends who drive for LCCC. They mentioned that once I retired, I should consider driving a shift (morning or afternoon) or two each week.  They found it quite fulfilling. I gave it a try over a year ago and they were so right! I was hooked!

A short story … there was an older woman who had recently moved in with one of her daughters and her family. She was always late, she needed to use a walker, and was always a bit grumpy.  Not my favorite ride. One day, I was waiting for her at the pick-up destination and getting more agitated by the minute as she was late and getting later. I called her cell, but no answer. I finally looked at my ride schedule again and, to my great horror, realized that I was in the wrong place!  It was all my fault and I sped to where I was supposed to pick her up. Of course, now I was really late and apologized profusely. She could have unloaded on me, but instead, looked me right in the eye and said (smiling!), “Why don’t we just start over?” I was humbled and dumb-struck at the grace and kindness that she had offered me. I sincerely thanked her for her understanding and kindness, and we had a very enjoyable ride back to where she now lived.  Continuing the story, her health improved as did her attitude. I now intently listened to her story and began to understand why she was so “grumpy” early on. I realized that I probably would have been intolerable had I been in the same situation. What a lesson in humility! What a wonderful messenger of God’s grace and love that He sent to teach me!

There are other similar experiences as well. Driving for Cares Cab has allowed me to witness God’s grace in action. It has allowed me to live out my faith by helping others who can’t help themselves, and to try to share love and kindness with others less fortunate. It helps me try to do God’s will as I understand it.

In the past, I have invited you to volunteer at Church of the Resurrection. I now also invite you to consider driving for Lake Country Cares Cab. As was promised me, I promise you that you will find it very enjoyable and so rewarding!

- Will Perrigo

Our Faith Community

Flower Chart for 2019
The Flower Chart for 2019 is posted in the Narthex. If you have a special occasion to celebrate or wish to honor the memory of a loved one, please sign up for the weekend that you would like to provide flowers for the altar. The bouquets are $25 each.

Sunday, February 10th at 10:15 a.m.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The week of January 18-25 is celebrated each year in the northern hemisphere ecumenically with the whole church.  Congregations and parishes all over the world exchange preachers or arrange special ecumenical celebrations and prayer services. The theme this year is "Justice"  from Deuteronomy 16:18-20 - "Justice and only justice you shall pursue"

Join us for Wednesday Worship on Jan. 23 at 6:30 for a prayer service led by FYI, with scripture, prayer and contemplative music. Prayer Stations included in the service are a large floor map of the world for praying, a labyrinth for meditation and other participatory activities.  All are welcome.

El Salvador Visit
On Sunday February 3 the El Salvador Ministry team will share their photos and stories from their
November visit. All are welcome to come and enjoy the colorful photos from this beautiful country and
hear about the rich relationships growing with our sister parish, Jesus es Amor. Quesadilla Salvadorena
(a sweet breakfast cake) and Salvadoran Hot Chocolate will be served during Fellowship.
All are welcome.

Join us in the Fellowship Hall for an Adult Education opportunity that you won’t want to miss.

Our own Dr. Dan Schroeder will be leading us in exploring CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS, a tool created to help people communicate in helpful and productive ways when conflict arises. Useful at home, at work, at church… “wherever two or more are gathered.”

The right to criticize must be earned, even if the counsel/feedback is constructive in nature.  Before you are entitled to tinker with another person’s self-esteem, you are obligated first to demonstrate your respect for him/her as a person.  When a relationship of confidence has been carefully constructed, you will have earned the right to discuss a potentially threatening topic.  Your motives will have been clarified.  Then, the subsequent “crucial conversation” or “tough talk” is positioned to go well.  Techniques and methods for doing so will be the focus of this three-part series during the adult forum after the Sunday worship services on January 13, 20, and 27.
About the Facilitator
Dan Schroeder, a longstanding member of COR, will facilitate these discussions.  In his professional life, Dan leads a consulting practice (Organization Development Consultants, Inc.—ODC) based in Brookfield and teaches graduate, adult, and professional courses in the School of Business at Edgewood College in Madison.  A former Featured Columnist for Biz Times Milwaukee, he is the current Chair of the Psychology Examining Board in Wisconsin.  Dan and his wife, Sue, have four children: Liz, Reed, Jack, and Luke.
Join us in the Fellowship Hall for CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS Part III on January 27.

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 opening 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.  

Following is the link to sign up for Lay Ministry slots in February 2019.

City Tins Fundraiser

FYI is selling City Tins to kick off fundraising efforts for our 2019 mission trip. Each tin contains 20 coaster gift cards worth $10 off your tab at the venue. The value of the tin is $200, and you can purchase one for just $30! We have Lake Country, Milwaukee Heritage, and Milwaukee Restaurant tins for sale. These make fantastic gifts! Pick up one (or a few) on Sunday morning or connect with Tiffany Kollmeyer. You can learn more about the City Tins here:


The “Souper” Bowl of Caring is a pan-denominational gathering of gifts to share with those who are in need.  It began nearly three decades ago when a church youth group in Texas prayed,
Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us to be mindful of those who don’t even have a bowl of soup to eat.

Since then, more than $143 million dollars have been raised for local charities around the country through “Souper Bowl” of caring. It has become a powerful movement to transform the big game into the nation’s largest celebration of giving and serving.

On Super Bowl Sunday, February 3, COR will be collecting your gifts of money and non-perishable food items in a special Souper Bowl event. Please be a part sharing God’s love with those in need—give generously on Super/Souper Bowl Sunday.

How do I participate?
-Bring cans of soup.
– Write a check to the church for Souper Bowl Sunday with “Souper Bowl” on the memo line.
– Bring some dollar bills with you that Sunday for the offering at the door.

Save the Date for Vacation Bible School 2019!
This summer, we will be traveling "To Mars and Beyond" with VBS. Mark your calendar for Monday through Thursday, June 24-27, 5:30-7:30 pm. VBS is for children ages 3 through 5th grade (yes, 5th-graders, we've changed our age range so you can still be part of the fun!). Stay tuned for more information in March.

Pledge Card Update:

 2016:  127 pledge cards totaling $383,800.
 2017:  102 pledge cards totaling $314,230.
 2018:    92 pledge cards totaling $277,758.
2019:   81 pledge cards totaling $253,808
Thank you to the many members who presented their Estimate of Giving cards during our Consecration Sunday service.  Thinking about and making a financial commitment before the end of the year helps both you and the church plan for 2019.  The Finance Team is actively developing a budget for the new year to meet the needs of the church and to assure that we can pursue our missions.   
If you haven’t turned in your card yet, we hope you will do so very soon.   How can you do that?
•         Turn in your card this week at either the Wednesday or Sunday worship service (blank cards are available on the welcome table in the narthex), or
•         Mail your card to Church of the Resurrection, W287 N3700 North Shore Drive, Pewaukee, WI 53072-3136, or
•         Email your commitment response to
We are grateful for your commitment of time, talent and resources!
Stewardship Team

Help serve breakfast at the Hope Center on January 26
Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to serve others? Whether you answered “yes” or “no,” the Human Concerns Team invites you to donate food and/or help serve breakfast to Hope Center guests on Jan. 26 at 9 am. The Hope Center is located at 502 N East Ave., Waukesha (near Carroll University).
Here’s how you can help:
  • Prepare an egg bake
  • Provide pastries, muffins, bagels and cream cheese, fruit, milk and/or juice
  • Serve the meal (meal prep begins at 7:30 a.m.)
To volunteer (food or time), please contact JoDee Sattler ( or 414-587-5839) or put your name on the sign-up sheet located at the Welcome Desk in the narthex. Thank you!
The Hope Center is a non-profit organization that has been serving the basic needs of financial assistance, food and clothing in Waukesha County for more than 30 years.


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

Prayer for your Week
Lord God, source of every blessing, you showed forth your glory and led many to faith by the works of your Son, who brought gladness and salvation to his people. Transform us by the Spirit of his love, that we may find our life together in him, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Sunday, January 20:    Isaiah 62:1-5      1 Corinthians 12:1-11     John 2:1-11
Turning water into wine was the first ‘sign’ or miracle performed by Jesus. John tells us that witnessing this sign caused his disciples to believe in him. Why might they have followed Jesus before they ever saw his glory or witnessed a sign. Would you have done the same?
Monday, January 21:     Psalm 145         Isaiah 54:1-8         Romans 12:9-21
This passage from the Apostle Paul describes the marks of a true follower of Jesus. Which of these ‘marks’ do you think are most difficult to live out in real life? How do you try to apply them every day?
Tuesday, January 22:    Psalm 145      Song of Solomon 4:1-8        1 Corinthians 1:3-17
How do you handle divisions, disagreements or controversies in the church? How does the Apostle Paul suggest that Christians live and work together?
Wednesday, January 23:     Psalm 145      Song of Solomon 4:9-5:1   Luke 5:33-39
These beautiful words of David are a song praising God for his greatness and goodness. Which of the many deeds or attributes listed by David are the most meaningful to you?  Why?    
Thursday, January 24:     Psalm 19      Isaiah 61:1-7             Romans 7:1-6
David praises God’s glory by praising creation and God’s law. How do creation and the law show God’s glory to YOU? Explain.
Friday, January 25:     Psalm 19       Nehemiah 2:1-10           Romans 12:1-8
How can you live a life transformed by the Holy Spirit instead of a life conformed to this world? What does it mean for you to present yourself as a “living sacrifice?”
Saturday, January 26:    Psalm 19           Nehemiah 5:1-13          Luke 2:39-52
Luke tells the story of Jesus ‘getting lost’ on his way home from the Passover celebration in Jerusalem. What did Jesus mean when he asked Mary and Joseph, “Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?”  What do you suppose Mary and Joseph thought about Jesus’ strange words. Explain.

Family Directory
Our Church of the Resurrection Family Directory is available for viewing or printing at:
(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:

In addition, John Tompsett or Lynn Meyer will be available to take your directory picture after any Sunday church services in December.
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

Tuesday, January 22
7:00 pm  Dart Ball - Away

Wednesday, January 23
5:00 pm Joyful Voices Singers (grades 1-8)
5:30 pm Joyful Praise Handbells (grades 4-8)
6:30 pm Christian Unity Prayer Service - No Communion
7:15 pm Confirmation

Thursday, January 24
6:30 pm Resurrection Ringers Handbells
7:20 pm Sanctuary Choir

Saturday, January 26
9:00 am Hope Center Breakfast

Sunday, January 27
9:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
Sunday School
10:15 am Adult Education
5:00 pm Serenity Inns Meal - 6th Grade Confirmation
We Pray For:
Prayers for our country, those serving in the armed forces, and our leaders

- 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
- Michael Wojtkunski
- 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
- Bob Patrick
- Cory Richardson, son of Kay Richardson

Prayers Loss of Loved One:
Hildegard Eickstedt, mother of Judy Sandgren
Barbara Palovcsik, mother of Mike Palovcsik
Tyler Hendrickson, nephew of Pastors Lindsay and Kimberly Jordan
Birthdays This Week:

Groenewold, Dave
Motley, Zachary

Brandel, Michelle
Warner, Kristin

Vifquain, Samuel

Chladil, Peter
Heinrich, Emma

Lambert, Daniel
Schroeder, Elizabeth
Warner, Jack

Fenske, Ethan
Nelson, Elaina
Pastoral Emergency?  
Church office (Mon-Thur 9 am - 4 pm) 
(Fridays 9 am - 2 pm)


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


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