Ministries

The Covid-19 pandemic made it more difficult for congregation members to get together, but as much as possible, the work continued. Here are a few of the many ministries Resurrection serves.

Confirmation

Confirmation is a time of spiritual growth and biblical literacy for teenage Christians. They learn to pray and deepen their relationship with God; to know God, trust God, follow Jesus, and serve God and the world; some of basics about the Bible.
Our confirmation program is a two-year commitment for teenagers, generally in Grade 7 and 8. Classes run approximately twice each month, from September to April.

Social Justice

The Social Justice Committee has been involved with projects such as co-sponsoring a Syrian Refugee Family (with St. Anne’s Parish) and preparing Christmas hampers for families in need.

Vacation Bible School

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Resurrection ran a vibrant Vacation Bible School in early August. We hope to revive it again once it is safe to do so.

Quilting Group

The Quilters meet weekly at the church. They make quilts from their own and donated materials to give to various agencies in the city, as well as in response to individual needs and church fundraisers.

Men’s Breakfast

Stephen Ministers

Stephen Ministers are lay caregivers who have been equipped and empowered to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

Resurrection Lutheran Church currently has 8 Stephen Ministers (plus Pastor Ali), and 6 of them have care receivers. 

For more information about Stephen Ministry, visit the Stephen Ministries website.

Sunday School

Children at Resurrection Lutheran Church are invited to attend Sunday School that occurs during the regular worship service. In the past, children discussed scripture and then often followed it up with a hands-on activity such as making a craft related to the lesson. They also regularly participated in activities such as preparing for the annual Christmas program and baking pretzels for the congregation on Pretzel Sunday.

Currently, Sunday School is offered in a hybrid manner. Children who are present in worship go to the Sunday School room at the church, where they connect in a Breakout room with those worshipping from home.

We use the Whirl Lectionary Sunday School Lutheran curriculum, which is designed specifically to be used online. The videos are interesting and engaging, and help the children understand the weekly story from the Bible.

Children at our church grow in faith and support one another in our Sunday School community. Sunday School also provides opportunities to develop leadership skills in youth who have completed confirmation. These youth have been involved in helping lead activities for the younger children.

Cartoon people from Whirl website