Teach Me

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From the Pastor

Teach Me
(Psalm 119:65-68)

“God Said What?” And Why It Matters

It seems appropriate somehow that as we enter the month of June at RLC we should hear the writer of an ancient hymn say in humble prayer before God, “Teach me good judgement and knowledge… teach me Your statutes” (Psalm 119:65-68). The school year might be soon coming to an end, and with it a focus on learning that helps our youth find their calling and place in the world. But the opportunity for all of us to grow in what truly matters (where real joy is found, what life is actually all about) could just be ratcheting up a notch.

In the month of June, we invite you to dive into God’s Word and make it even more an “up front” part of your worship experience. New Bibles in the main sanctuary and Family Life Center that align with our in-worship readings give you the chance to pull out the good book during the service and follow along. Sermons in June will focus on God’s Word in the Old Testament and feature surprises we find there. Why is that important? We dare never assume that truth is found merely in our natural knowledge of the world or the inclination of our hearts. What matters is what our heavenly Father continues to teach us through the gift of His Spirit!

Semi-Annual Meeting June 11 Offers a Teachable Moment
God has been doing some amazing things at RLC in last six months. Sunday School 2022-2023 has been a rousing success. We have completely transitioned to monitors in the main sanctuary and live text in the video livestream for our traditional worship service. The number of people God brought into His family through Holy Baptism this year has been higher than ever. But while we have much to be grateful for, rising costs due to inflation and future repair needs for our church building and schools are creating challenges for our finances, too. We want you to learn about what is on the horizon so that we can better plan for our future together. We really need you to take time out of your busy schedule to attend our Voters’ Meeting June 11 at 12:30 PM. Childcare for families will be provided. This is an opportunity to better learn and plan for the part we each play in God’s mission as we serve in that mission together.

Resurrection Lutheran School Hires Administrative Dean Robin Hester as Full-Time Principal for 2023-2024 School Year
Beloved RLS Administrative Dean, Ms. Robin Hester is transitioning into her new role as principal of Resurrection Lutheran School this month. We give thanks to God for leading Robin to step into this position and will recognize her work among us in a service of commissioning in all worship services on June 4. Many thanks to Interim Principal Bob Unger and all RLS teachers and staff in 2022-2023 for a job well done!

Peace and joy in Him,
Pastor Jonathan



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