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Our worship this Sunday, May 22 
In-house worship at 8:15 and 10:45am, 5:00 pm
Live Stream worship at 8:15 am

Please plan to attend the May 22 semi-annual congregational meeting:

Resurrection Lutheran will have its May congregational meeting at 9:30am on May 22. Please read the following information carefully to be prepared for the meeting.

There will be an online attendance option. To participate online, you will need to have a device that will allow you to log into Zoom with your camera turned on. The link for the Zoom meeting is . 

Whether you are attending in person or online, please arrive at RLC or on Zoom promptly so that Council can ascertain a quorum. As a reminder, the RLC constitution defines voting members as those who are confirmed, and who have communed and made a contribution of record in support of RLC in the current or preceding calendar year. If you have any question about your membership, please contact Pastor Beth.

The meeting materials, including agenda, reports, and nominees for elected positions, are attached to this email. There will be paper copies available at the meeting at RLC. Please take time to read through the reports and nominations in advance of the meeting to make the most of our time together. Congregational input is vital as we move forward together.  

Click here for the Congregational Meeting Packet. 

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.

Due to Covid the following church activities for this week have been cancelled:
Pub Theology is cancelled for Thursday, May 19 and will resume in June. 
Book club is cancelled for Thursday, May 19 and will resume in the fall. If you would like you can send your ratings for the May book to Joan Keifer at

Please join us for the following graduation open house parties:
Rachel Barton, Saturday, May 21, 1:00-4:00 pm,    2977 NW 66th Avenue, Des Moines
Nicole Bellis, Sunday, June 5, 1:00 pm– 4:00 p.m. 3134 SW Woodfield Lane, Ankeny
Dara Cleveland, Saturday, May 21, 11:00 am—2:00 pm, 2234 NW Ashland Parkway, Ankeny,
Julianne Stevens, Sunday, May 22, 1:00-4:00 pm at RLC
Katie Wilde, Saturday, June 4, 5:00-8:00 pm, 4112 NW Abilene Road, Ankeny

Mikala, Bryan, and big sister, Keli, welcomed Jay into their family on Wednesday, April 27. The first few weeks of having a newborn is exciting and challenging, so let's help out the Springer family with some meals. You can prepare and drop off a meal or order take out from a restaurant and deliver it to the house.

You are invited to a Pentecost Picnic Luncheon on June 5 following the 9:00 am worship service. A brief social time will be held until 10:30, at which time a catered box lunch meal will be served. Lunch will be followed by outdoor games and activities until noon.  Bring your lawn chairs, and come join the fun!
Please select your family’s sandwich preferences from the following choices, (club, ham and swiss, turkey and cheddar, vegetarian, please note if you need gluten-free.) The box lunches will each feature a sandwich and four sides. You may sign-up at   or call the church office. All reservations need to be in by Sunday, May 29.

Registration is now open for Vacation Bible School. 
Our Food Truck Party will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on June 26-30. VBS is open to children from age 3 through finishing fifth grade and includes snacks, crafts, science, games, songs, Bible stories, and more.
New this year, a light meal will be served each evening from 5:20-5:45. Children will stay with their parents/guardians until they have checked into their assigned group (between 5:50 and 6:00).
Register as a participant or a volunteer at

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

Sunday, 8:15 am May 22
Ushers - John Strand
Greeter - Open
Acolyte - Jay Miller
Reader - Carolyn Darnielle
Communion Assistant - Joan Strand

Sunday, 10:45 am– May 22
Ushers - Jerry Tonneson
Greeter - Diane Simonson
Acolyte - Sam Califf
Reader - Cindy Tonneson
Communion Assistant - Kevin Petersburg
Counters - Nancy Carlson & Ben Muehr

Mowing Schedule
May 16 - Gerri McCurdy
May 23 - Lee Patten
May 30 - Sean Presnall

Are you missing a green lawn chair? It is in the WELCA room if you would like to pick it up.

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: Angela Allen, Anita (sister of Cyndy Sardeson), Carol Bruehahn (mother of Chris Yancy), Gerald Fieser, Gary (brother-in-law of Diane Rauser), Joan Hurd, Steve Hilleson, Jerry Kirstein, Heather Klien (sister of Angelina Nelton), Nate (friend of Ben Christy), 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, Trisha Tangman (mother of Claire Tangman) Pastor Jim & Carolyn Tonneson (brother and sister-in-law of Jerry & Cindy Tonneson).
     Please share any prayer concerns or updates with Kathy Storch
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