From the Pastor, September

Welcome People of God! It is a gift and blessing to gather at LCR for conversation, worship, to grow in our faith, change lives, to be fed and nourished with grace, lift one another up in prayer and be sent back into our community and the world to serve in Jesus’ name. Intern John and I know that this summer was busy for all of us with vacations, life, and fun. We were blessed at LCR to host our first neighborhood camp with up to 50 campers, 12 staff, plus many volunteers. It certainly could not have happened without the many generous gifts that were given by the congregation in many ways and we want to thank you.  It was also a gift to share with the Siebert Foundation a verbal report of our camp at a luncheon last week. I thanked them for sharing their gifts with us and the blessing this camp is to our Racine community. We are also excited to start up all our fall programming for Sunday School, Confirmation, Youth Group, Adult Bible Studies, Adult Forums on Sunday Morning and so much more. Please keep up with the information in THE CROSS about all the faith learning opportunities that can help you grow in your relationship with Jesus and with one another. It’s amazing how it can transform your life, and prepare you to transform other people’s lives with ways you never can imagine with the gift of love, grace and forgiveness. In the next few weeks LCR looks forward to hearing ministry moments from a handful of our congregation members who will be telling their stories of faith and how they have shared or experienced the Resurrection of Jesus recently in their lives. This will be part of our stewardship series as we celebrate the incredible ministry LCR has committed to, plus reaching out to the Racine community and beyond. We will also explore how God continues to call us to be cheerful gives of our time, talents and financial gifts. Grace & Peace – Pastor Karen & Intern John

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