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Our worship this Sunday, April 10 
In-house worship at 8:15, 10:45 am and 5:00 pm
Live Stream worship at 8:15 am

Holy Week Worship Schedule
Palm Sunday: April 10, 8:15 & 10:45 am, 5:00 pm
Easter Egg Hunt at 9:30 am
Maundy Thursday:  April 14, 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday: April 15, 7:00 p.m.
Easter Vigil: April 16, 5:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday: April 17, 8:15 & 10:45 a.m., 5:00 pm
Easter Breakfast Served—9:15-10:30 am

Coveting, Part Two: Relationships
This week's devotion is written by Pastor Beth Wartick.

The Tenth Commandment

You shall not covet your neighbor’s spouse, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

What does this mean?

We are to fear and love God, so that we do not entice, force or steal away from our neighbors their spouses, household workers, or livestock, but instead urge them to stay and fulfill their responsibilities to our neighbors.


Last week, we read the command not to covet our neighbor’s house, and this week we’re back again with a prohibition against coveting everyone and everything that makes up a household. Before digging into this final commandment, it would help to say a few words about what coveting is and isn’t.

“Covet” isn’t a word we use much in our everyday lives. In fact, outside of church and Jane Austen films, I’m not sure I’ve ever heard it said aloud. Coveting is a particular kind of selfishness and greed rolled into one. To covet something isn’t to wish you had one just like it. It’s to want what your neighbor has at their loss. Think for a minute about your favorite pair of shoes. I’m guessing that you bought those shoes from a store that had dozens, if not hundreds of pairs of shoes just like that one. Anybody else who wanted a pair like yours could wander into the nearest store and buy one.

In the ancient world, mass production was not an option. Wishing to have your neighbor’s shoes meant wishing they lost that particular pair so you could have it instead. That’s what makes coveting so dangerous- coveting puts our needs first, to the detriment of our neighbors. Read the rest...

Do you like to use your gifts in meaningful ways? We need your help to make RLC go. Read the ways to help below, and reply to this email if you’re interested in learning more.

Sunday Morning Volunteer Opportunities:
Are you friendly and welcoming? You could be a greeter, saying hello to worshipers as they come in before worship.

Are you good with technology? You could join the stream team and help with the sound board or livestream during worship.

Are you comfortable speaking in front of people? You could be a reader– Pastor Beth will even help you pronounce the unfamiliar names.

Are you good at giving directions? You could be an usher and help visitors find a seat and let worshipers know when to receive communion.

Do you love little children? You could volunteer to supervise the nursery.

Do you like to set up and clean up behind the scenes? You could be part of the Altar Guild, our team that prepares and cleans up communion and changes the altar paraments.

Do you love offering hospitality? You could sign up to prepare and serve coffee and treats for fellowship time.

Do you want to help as a worship leader? You could be a communion assistant, distributing juice and wine to worshipers.

Reply to this email if you'd like to sign up or learn more-- and if you're not sure, we'll help you learn how to usher, serve communion, make coffee, or whatever you'd like to try.

We are looking for volunteers to help in the nursery at 10:45 worship. We need two people and one of them needs to be over 16. Please sign up at if you would like to help. If you have any questions please contact Grace.

April 7, 2022—Bible Study with Pastor Beth at RLC for all women and friends at 9:30 am fellowship hall

RLC Egg Drive—It’s spring time and egg time!  Please consider either hard boiling a dozen eggs or making an egg casserole for breakfasts at the Central Iowa Shelter. Please have your items to the church by 11:00 am on Sunday, April 10. A sign up sheet will be available at the church or you may sign up at If you have any questions please contact the church office or Sandy Barton 515-720-6411. Thank you!!

We are doing a fund-raising campaign to replace the projector in the sanctuary. This project will get the wires off of the floor, and “clean up” the organ side of the space to allow for more flexibility with communion and musical groups.
The project is expected to cost around $2,500, and we have already received some pledges toward raising these funds. If you would like to help, just put “projector” on the memo line of your check, envelope, or Tithely contribution.

WELCA is collecting items for Lutheran World Relief for personal care health kits and baby care kits until April 17. You may purchase any of the items included in the health kits, or you may purchase all the items to complete a whole health kit. There is a container located in the fellowship area.  Below is a list for the personal care health kits: One light weight bath size towel, 2-3 bath size soap—8-9 oz., One adult toothbrush, One metal nail clippers
Here is the list for the baby care kits: Short sleeved t-shirts in white or colors, short or long sleeved pj’s, long gowns, sleepers without feet, sweaters, light weight jackets, sweatshirts with hoods, if not need a cap, or stocking cap, gentle bath size soap totaling 8-9oz, hand towels, prefer dark colors. If you prefer you may make a donation for freight and shipping in the provided container in fellowship area.

After a two-year hiatus, let’s celebrate the risen Lord with fellowship and an egg casserole breakfast. The youth are hosting their Easter breakfast fundraiser featuring a variety of different egg casseroles, mini muffins, and fruit from 9:15-10:30 am. Easter morning, April 17. If you are planning on attending the breakfast or will be picking up ToGo, please click here to RSVP as it will help us with the planning. 

Saturday Bible Study. We are meeting at 8:30am on Saturdays. 
LIFT Ladies Group meets at 9 am on Tuesday mornings at Main Street Cafe - Ankeny
ROG Mens Group meets at 9 am on Wednesday mornings at Hy-Vee North - Ankeny

Ushers - Sunday, April 10
8:15 - Brennan & Dara Cleveland
10:45 - Bob Frazier
5:00 pm - Gerri McCurdy

Readers - Sunday, April 10
8:15 - TBD
10:45 - TBD
5:00 pm - Jane McCurdy

Snow Removal/Mowing Schedule
April 4—Matt Ahrens
April 11—Ken Carlson
April 18—Bob Frazier
April 25—Jerry Humpfer

Current needs at the Food Pantry include:
meals in a can (stew, chili, soup), tuna and canned meat, peanut butter, low-sugar cereals, 100% fruit juices, canned fruit packed in juice, canned vegetables (low salt), laundry detergent, deodorant, toilet paper, body wash and bar soap, dish soap, cleaning products, shampoo, conditioner, diapers and wipes, toothpaste, brushes and floss, tampons and pads, adult diapers, paper towels and disposable razors.
Please keep in your prayers: Kaitlyn Allbee, Rachel Barton, Carol Bruehahn (mother of Chris Yancy), Sean Califf, Gerald Fieser, Gary (brother-in-law of Diane Rauser), Greg (brother-in-law of Cyndy Sardeson), Joan Hurd, Steve Hilleson, Jerry Kirstein, Denny Klien (father of Taylor Honadel fiancé), Heather Klien (sister of Angelina Nelton), Nate Larson, Mary Lou (friend of John & Shirley Gilmore), Paul (friend of John & Shirley Gilmore), Dave Potter Sr. (father of Dave Potter), Levi Rundlett (great nephew of Joan Hurd), Jill Schafer (cousin of Shirley Gilmore), Darrell Scott (brother of Linda Baker), George and Clarlee Stevens and Trisha Tangman (mother of Claire Tangman).

   Please share any prayer concerns or updates with Kathy Storch
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