Consider Resurrection as Your Resolution!
"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me."
– Psalm 51:10-11
Sunday School Begins on Sunday, January 5th at 10:45 am
Book Study @ RLC
The Gifts of Imperfection
By Brene" Brown. Available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
Thursday, January 9th, 6:30 pm
Thursday, January 16th, 6:30 pm
Thursday, January 23rd , 6:30 pm
Thursday, January 30th , 6:30 pm
Ladies That Lunch
The next luncheon will be held on Tuesday, January 14th, at 11:15 a.m. at Olive Garden Italian Restaurant on South 76th Street.
Please sign up on the kiosk if you’re able to join us or see Sally Chappell with any questions.
The Book Club will meet on Thursday, January 30th, at 7 p.m. We’ll be discussing “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See
We’ll be meeting at the home of Sara Nelson.
We hope you’ll be able to join us! able to join us!
Upcoming Bible Study Opportunities
Tuesday, January 7th, 9:15 am
Tuesday, January 14th, 9:15 am
Thursday, January 2nd , 10 am
Thursday, January 9th , 10 am
Thursday, January 16th, 10 am
Thursday, January 23rd , 10 am
Thursday, January 30th, 10 am
Worship Assistants Needed
If you’re able to help out with either being a Lector or Communion Assistant, please sign up on the kiosk in the narthex.
Thanks so much!
Pastor Mary’s message during Advent season has been about Repenting (a new direction) and Newness (focusing on what is positive).
As I reflect on 2019, in my first year, as your President of church council, I continue to see a loving, supportive community open to accepting people as they are. Our church’s mission is about Worship, Nurture, and Outreach. The positive is that we have a Pastor that lives out our mission in Christ on a daily basis at our church and on a personal level. I am inspired by her leadership, her sermons, and the way she interacts with everyone in our congregation. Christ’s promise is that we all have value and Pastor Mary has a way of making you feel valued regardless of your circumstances. Another positive is the music at our church through the leadership of Linda Jakubowski. The choir, the special music, and the congregational singing is such a passion for our church. I am truly blessed to be a part of this musical faith. Lastly, our Outreach and ability to serve others in need is a key focus of what we do. Sally Weiland, Sue Koloske, and Andy Toth lead the way in providing us opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally.
As I look at 2020 and beyond, our focus on worship, nurture, and outreach will not change. What will continue to change is how we make those things happen. When it comes to communicating with you, we will be working on leveraging our website more and adding “digital signage” to the Narthex. A special thank you to Ben Olson for his great work on the website and strategy. The goal is to keep you informed with current information, be more consistent, make it easier, and be less expensive. Also, in 2020 we will be adding five new council members and we will be hiring a new office assistant for 10 hours per week for all communication coordination. If you would like to volunteer for a council position or offer a recommendation for a council position, please contact Lisa Olson or Anita Marlin. If you are able to recommend someone for hiring an office assistant, please talk to someone on our church council.
Below are the council positions we need for 2020.
With some council positions, two people can serve on one council role to help break up the coordination even more. The church council role is one of coordination and organizing to have others carry out the responsibilities. If you want to learn more about these areas, please see Lisa Olson or Anita Marlin.
Please mark your calendars for 2/2/20 for our annual meeting just after church. We will be providing financial report information the previous Sunday of 1/26/20.
Let’s have a great 2020 at RLC!
President, Church Council
As part of our annual calendar year, the Annual Meeting of the Congregation is an important opportunity for the church council to share both their recaps of the previous year, but also to lay out plans for the upcoming year, including the proposed congregational budget.
The 2020 Annual Meeting will take place following worship service on Sunday, February 2nd at approx. 10:45 am. We'll adjourn from our service, grab a cup of coffee and return to the Sanctuary for the meeting. As in previous years, advance distribution of documents will make the meeting move quickly, culminating in approvals of the budget and the addition of new council members.
In advance of the meeting, on Sunday, January 26th, the proposed budget will be presented to the congregation following service, also at approx. 10:45 am. This is an opportunity to review the proposed budget and make comments and suggestions.
Member participation is so important at these meetings and we hope you will be able to join for both.
PRESENTATION OF THE BUDGET: January 26, 2020
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION: February 2, 2020
One of the ways we are reaching out locally is to provide support to LSS in Hales Corners.
We have been working with their administration to come up with ways we can help the teachers and students – anything from assisting in the classroom, decorating bulletin boards, making copies, preparing materials for class, etc. We have agreed to provide support on a monthly basis, and agreed on the third Thursday of each month from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
If anyone is interested in helping, please let me know so we have a general idea of how many folks will be there. You should meet in the school office a little before 1 p.m.
The address is 5425 S. 111th Street in Hales Corners.
Future Thursday dates are:
Any questions, talk with Sue Koloske 414-699-3033.
FAT SUNDAY POT LUCK LUNCHEON IS SUNDAY, 2/23
Join the RLC Family for the last celebration before the Lenten Season on Sunday, February 23rd, immediately following Sunday Service. Enjoy the flavors of the congregation served with delicious conversation and fellowship. Sign up in the Narthex to bring your favorite dish.