February 16, 2020 

Today’s Altar Flowers are provided by

Marcia & Greg in celebration of February Birthday’s

May God add His bountiful blessings to all

Sanctuary Renovations have begun.

Due to the work that will be going on, please be aware:

  • We are asking that everyone use the main doors into the Church Lobby to enter the building. The doors to the Sanctuary are not to be used during the week; they will be available for entry and exit on Sunday mornings for those people parking on the side lot.
  • During the week, visitors are required to sign in and wear a visitor’s badge unless they are participating in a sanctioned activity and are expected (e.g., Tuesday morning’s Bible study).
  • Any Saturday activity taking place in the Fellowship Hall must conclude by 3:00 pm to give people time to set up for church the next morning.
  • All groups need to coordinate building usage through the Church Secretary before events since the spaces available will be greatly reduced during the renovations.

Worship Set Up and Fellowship Hosts Needed

Help is needed for setting up the Fellowship Hall on Saturday afternoons for Sunday Worship during our renovations. Set up only takes 30-40 minutes using 4 volunteers to set up chairs and tables. Picture instructions are provided. Great opportunity for a family service project. Fellowship Hosts are also needed. Sign up to make coffee, bring  simple snacks and clean up.  Sign up on Sunday mornings or call the church office (757) 596-5808

CRASE Training—Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response        options, medical issues and considerations for conducting drills. This two hour class is being taught by CRASE trained Newport News Police Department  instructors and will be available to us on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

This training is open to all members and friends of Resurrection. All Leadership are invited to attend if possible, and those who assist with opening and closing the facility on Sunday mornings.

Support LYFR Fundraising (Lutheran Youth Fellowship of Resurrection)

Purchase gift cards for gas, groceries, restaurants, movies, iTunes,, etc. for full face value and LYFR can earn up to 15% on each purchase.  February orders need to be submitted by  February 16th. Contact Mary or a LYFR to place an order. Visit the church website and search scrip for more information.   THANK YOU!

Senior Moments! Calling all who are “young at heart!”  Please join us at Resurrection’s monthly social gathering for seniors Dining out is the theme for February 16th, and all seniors (and near-seniors!) are invited to join us for dinner at Angelo’s Steak and Pancake House, on 755 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News.  We will meet at 3:00pm.  (Any questions, please contact Phil). All members are welcome!

Supporting Your Church is Easy! By visiting Resurrection’s website – – you can arrange your contributions to be debited automatically from your checking or savings account. Our new electronic giving program offers convenience for you and much needed donation consistency for our congregation. If you are  currently giving on a weekly basis, you will no longer be obligated to write out 52 checks a year or prepare 52 envelopes. And when    travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending  services, this program will allow your weekly offerings to continue on an uninterrupted basis.

Peninsula Rescue Mission  (a partner, parachurch ministry)

PRM continues to share hope and make a difference in people’s lives. Resurrection supports PRM through periodic donations of non-perishable food and household supplies. In February, they are specifically requesting  donations of blankets and XL Twin sheets . Place your donations in the PRM bin the Lobby.

Help is Needed!! We are Going to P.O.R.T. (People Offering Resources Together)!!  We will be going to Trinity Lutheran Newport News to feed those in need of a hot dinner and help staff a warm, safe place to sleep on Sunday, March 15th, followed by a hot breakfast on Monday, March 16th. Help is especially needed for overnight and breakfast; sign up sheet will be available soon. Contact Ann or Doreen   if you have any questions.

Salvation Army Red Kettle Update

A HUGE Thank YOU to Yorktown Food Lion, their customers and our bell ringers. The customers were friendly and generous and we are happy to claim that as our new  permanent ringing site. Total collected for the 2 days was $795.16!!! That’s a new high for us. Great job!  See you December 11 &12, 2020. Joan

The Preschool and Child Development Center would like to share some exciting news! As of February 12 our preschool classes are fully enrolled at capacity.  We will be starting a waitlist while we consider opening another classroom. The infant room already has a waiting list of 6 babies. Our goal is to serve these families and show them the love of Jesus during their time at the Center. God is bringing these children to us and we are thankful to honor him in this way. Please continue to pray for the Center and the staff.

Blood Drive at Resurrection

Tuesday, March 10th, 2-7 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall.  We’re asking only for your blood – but, blood or no blood, you can give us a hand, too!  Come join the fun team of faithful    helpers and donors.  Sign up today! Your help is needed in set-up, take-down and other   areas. Questions?  Contact Joan, Lenore or Doris.  Donation Questions? Contact the American Red Cross @

WIGS Ladies Bunco Night

Friday, March 13th at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.  All ladies of the congregation are welcome and bring your friends.  Cost will be $5(PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO MITES.) Refreshments will be provided along with prizes! Bunco is a dice game with no skill needed, just lots of luck!  Please RSVP to Ann, so we have a good idea of how many people will be joining.  Hope to see you there!

Lenten Worship Schedule

Wednesdays in Lent are fast approaching!  The format is somewhat different since our sanctuary is undergoing renovations.

Ash Wednesday at 7:00 pm on February 26 

Traditional Worship with the Imposition of Ashes, held in the Fellowship Hall.

Midweek Lenten Gatherings

6:15 pm Wednesdays in the Fellowship Hall

March 04, 11, 18, 25 and April 01

Worship and Word study combined with simple suppers of soup and/or sub     sandwiches. Please sign up or RSVP to the church office for food planning.

Theme: Eyes on Jesus

Fix your eyes on Jesus. When the people in the Passion narrative looked at   Jesus, what did they see? Eyes on Jesus asks us to look at Jesus through    various Biblical characters’ viewpoints, learning how they saw Jesus. Did they misunderstand Him? Did they recognize Him as the Son of God? Using      Scripture passages from the Gospel of Mark, challenge yourself to consider what you see when you look at  Jesus.