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Adult Bible Classes
Board of Stewardship
Director of Family Life
Holiday Worship Schedule
Opportunities to Help Those in Need Pastors’ Page
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December articles are due
Monday, November 15th
300 words or less.
E-mail Articles to Beth through the website or
turn hardcopies in to the
Newsletter folder in the office.
Gratitude is an attitude of the heart, an inward appreciation for blessings received. Thanksgiving is outward and has destination. We don’t give thanks in a vague and general manner. We give our thanks on Thanksgiving Day to our Creator-Redeemer-Sanctifier Triune
God for blessings of both body and soul.
This year at Risen Savior Lutheran Church we will expand our Thanksgiving Day service to include “Thanksgiving Eve.” Often, the hectic schedule and travel of Thanksgiving Day has prevented our members from joining to worship the Lord on that special Thursday. Now with another Thanksgiving service on the night before, many more will be able to take action on their grateful feelings and give God thanks for His abundant blessings, both spiritual and physical.
As God’s people, redeemed by the death, resurrection and ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ we
should say that God is good and his loving kindness is everlasting. Thanksgiving Day (and Thanksgiving Eve) provide you with the opportunity to give thanks. Please make it a priority to be at Risen Savior Lutheran Church with your church family and praise God from whom all blessings flow.
And did I mention that there will be pie after the Thanksgiving Eve service? Pretty cool.
Make it a priority to “Give Thanks”
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Lutheran Word of the Month: fides quae
What you read daily impacts your life and your plans for the week. For example, you may have read your “blue book” sent out at election time. Maybe you spend time with the
newspaper. Or perhaps it’s a blog or your Facebook page that makes you think about the world your children are growing up in.
Reading the thoughts of others prompts thoughts of our own. One family resource I encourage you to read (besides daily scripture reading), is Home Base, an E-journal on Christian
Family Life. To subscribe, go to www.lcms.org and click “Sign up: Receive eNews.”
Families that have strategies to life’s challenges are purposeful families. The following excerpt
points to a busy life and how one parent brings balance to the family:
“Staying the Course” from an interview with Dr. Micah Parker - by Home Base editor,
Challenges to family time abound in our hurry-up, do-more culture. I asked Micah what his family does to
support their commitment to keep their family values as a priority. One of the key strategies he talked about is connecting with other families:
“We try to have our kids play with other families that share the same values so that we’re not the only
ones saying “no.” We have friends that we can point to and say that their kids don’t have everything
either. And we’ve had friends tell us they appreciate it when they can say the same thing about our
family. It’s about spending time with people who are going to have the same values because they are in the same boat, going through the same social structure and cultural pressures you are going through [editorial emphasis].”
As we wrapped up our conversation, Micah brought up the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25, where Jesus uses a story to teach about responsibility. Micah applied this to family: “If
you’ve been blessed with a family, you’re responsible to do the best you can with what you’ve been given. It’s a huge responsibility. Parents are wise to realize they can’t do it by themselves. I’m not in control of everything. I do the best I can and leave the rest to God.”
It is my prayer for families that you find strategies that support your family unit. The Game Nights at church is a place where families gather. Here is where our children meet with other families that hold common values. Here is where parents make an impact for the future of our children’s lives. Join the Game Night as another resource for your family life.
Director of Family Life
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Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."
Board o Caring / Board of Education / Cookbook Addendum
Sunday, November 14
Agenda: Budget Approval
Voter Ratification of Board Personnel Changes
Babysitting and a light lunch will be provided.
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Board of Hospitality/Women’s Ministries
Would you like to be part of this joy filled team? Here at Risen Savior our Ministry Partners (Sunday school teachers, presenters and puppeteers) all work as a team. Each person is serving by using the gifts and talents that God has gifted them with. It is vitally important to us to make sure each of the ministry partners love their work and love the Lord. Our ministry is a JOY filled ministry, it is such fun to watch the children’s faces light up with the love of Jesus and to watch them learn how to pray and to actually pray for so many things.
There are many opportunities to serve the Lord and our children in the Children’s Ministry area. We have:
; Shepherds who build relationships
; Helpers who assist
; Large group presenters who tell the Bible event with drama
rd; Puppeteers who are free to act like 3 grade boys and girls
; The supply coordinators who fill the supply tubs for the shepherds on their own time
; Shepherds coaches who pray and help the shepherds in so many ways
; Welcome team who show new families around our children’s wings and meet new
people, register the guests and help oversee safety and security
; Nursery workers who hug and comfort babies
; Music helpers who teach the children songs and music
Would you like to be a part of this joy-filled team?
We are also always looking for parents to be classroom helpers. Be a helper for a couple Sundays – try it out see how much fun we have- and then see if God is calling you to join our team.
Will you please pray to see if God is calling you into this ministry? If he is, then we will help you have success in the assignment that he has given you!
Director of Children’s Ministries
Thank You to…
October Office Saints: Nancy A, Jan G, Theresa G, Lloyd H, Rae Lee K, Shirley M, Pat R, Sandra R
Recycling Saints: Bob M, Stan & Kay M
Watering Saint: Brad S
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Resources for Your Family - Daily readings that can have an impact on your life
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This month we will be looking at a Latin word: fides quae creditor (or fides quae for short).
Fides quae is the body of truth that we confess or the things Scripture teaches that we believe. This is closely related to another Latin word (which we’ll discuss next): fides qua creditor (or
In the broad sense every Christian agrees to the same fides quae. How then can there be
differences between different theological traditions?That's a good question.That's why I said that in the broad sense the fides quae is the same in every Christian.There is only one absolutely true and inerrant confession of the Christian faith.If a person is a Christian, then that absolutely true and inerrant confession of the Christian faith is theirs whether they acknowledge all of the
facets of the gem or not.
Fides quae grounds the faith that is received, into content. Namely what the Scriptures teach us. For Lutherans fides quae consists of the three ecumenical creeds, namely Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds. Also, for Lutherans, we confess that the Lutheran Confessions is a true exposition of the Scriptures. Granted, not all Christians believe in the Lutheran Confessions, if they did they would be Lutheran!
Which brings us to the tension many people experience between fides quae and fides qua
(personal faith in Christ from the heart). Each is one side of the coin, not to be separated but to be distinguished and understood. Fides quae is important because as terminology we are
able to discuss the way in which Christians confess biblical truth. Fides quae reminds us that
our faith has specific content:All that the Scriptures teach us (Matthew 28:18-20).
In Christ’s Love,
Pastor Ryan Oakes
Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Karen B for putting together a beautiful recital on thOctober 10. It was an afternoon of great music & fun, as well as being a wonderful inaugural concert for our new facilities. Thank you so much, Karen, for all of your hard work, talent and enthusiasm!
I also want to bring your attention to some exciting events coming up in November. In addition to our regular Thanksgiving service this year, Risen Savior will be having a Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, November 24 at 6:45 p.m. Come & join us for a celebration of thanks
through music, pie and fellowship.
The following Sunday, November 28, we will have our annual advent kick-off with Risen Savior’s
Christmas Carol Festival during our regular worship services. This is a great opportunity to prepare your hearts for the Christmas season with song & praise, so please invite your friends & family to this music-filled Risen Savior tradition!
Just a reminder that now is a great time to join a music or technology group as we are getting settled into our new facility. If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a part of the music or worship technology ministries, please contact me at 303-469-3521.
Yours in Christ,
Dr. Marcin Arendt,
Director of Music Ministries
There are days when we, like the Corinthians that Paul was speaking to, need huge quantities of God's grace and peace.A relationship gone awry, a bad choice that we have to live with, or a seemingly impossible work situation has derailed our lives.We know what's wrong and we're not looking for anyone to delight in telling us how bad we are.Instead we need a solution and someone like Paul who won't give up on us.We want one of God's people to come to us with grace and peace, help us find the right path and aid us in walking down it.
The Stephen Ministers at Risen Savior are dedicated to being your champions, sticking with you until your problem or concern has been resolved.
Please contact Pastor Ryan Oakes at (303) 469-3521 or through his email on the website and he will arrange for a Stephen Minister to contact you.
for Senior High Youth
Risen Savior’s Senior High Youth Meet
on Wednesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
November 3 Heroes of the Faith: Mary & Martha
November 10 Off-site Servant Event!
Come to A Precious Child and serve the community. We will be helping with their clothing
bank, as well as assisting with any other jobs they need us to complete!
A Precious Child is located at 557 Burbank Street, Broomfield. Directions will be published
closer to the date.
November 17 Heroes of the Faith: Apollos
November 24 No Meeting!
Come to the Thanksgiving Eve Service at 6:45 pm and then let’s have pie together!
Parent of Senior High Youth: We Need Your Help! Here’s how:
Be a helper: Offer to lend a hand on a Wednesday night.
Feed the youth: Youth eat – A LOT! Donate snack food! Just send it in with your youth or place it in the blue crate in the lower cabinet to the left of the refrigerators in the new kitchen. Please label it
“Senior High Youth”.
Parents: Plan Now for Dinner/Date Night during the Holidays! Youth and Adult leaders will ensure your child has a fun-filled time while you get out and celebrate the holidays, or spending time shopping or wrapping Christmas gifts! We take care of the mess and the entertainment so make reservations with us now!This is a fund raising event for Risen Savior’s Youth.
The Youth will provide child care from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4 for
children ages 0 – 12 years old. Children should have dinner before arriving – light snacks will be
provided. Kids will play games, make crafts, and there will be fun for all. The babysitting is offered for a free-will offering:thesuggested donation for 1 child is $4-5 per hour, for 2 or more children,$6-7hour.Sign up at the Information Center.Adults (CPR certified & “at-Risk” Trained)
will be present.
Junior High Youth Meetings
2nd and 4th Monday (Nov. 8 and 22)
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Becoming a Member of Risen Savior Lutheran Church Attend an Introduction Class
Do you have questions about what the steps are and what it means to become a member of
Risen Savior Lutheran Church?
Are you a returning member of the church?
Were you previously very active in your church?
The Introduction Class is designed to give you more information about Risen Savior Lutheran Church; it’s past, present and future. This class is a prerequisite to membership; however, no one attending is obligated to join Risen Savior. The next class is Thursday, November 11, from
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
For Those with a Non-Lutheran Background:
Attend Adult Confirmation Classes: Learn the basics of what the Lutheran Church teaches and believes. Prerequisite: Must have previously attended Risen Savior’s Introduction Class. Contact the church office for more information.
After completing the steps to become a member, your first benefit of being a member of this
congregation is to participate in Grow in Faith Class. This class is designed to help you connect to
the groups at Risen Savior Lutheran Church that will help you grow in your faith and are of interest to you. Contact the church office (303-469-3521) for the start of the next 6-week class.
Call Terri Osnes at the church office, 303-469-3521 ext. 20, to register for classes, for more information or for future class dates.
Thanksgiving Eve Pie Potluck
You’ve heard about it – soon it will be here! If you are coming to our Thanksgiving Eve service consider bringing a pie to share! It will be a special fellowship time after the service for all our pie makers, pie eaters, and visitors.
Don’t have time to make a pie? “Store bought” pies are welcome too. Come and enjoy even if you can’t donate one; there should be enough for everyone!
Servers are also needed. Please pre-cut your pie before bringing it.
Sign up at the Information Center or call or email the Church Office (303-469-3521 ). And… we’d love to add your special pie recipe in the Risen Savior Lutheran Church Cookbook
addition, “An Extra Serving” (see details pg. 15).
Advent Meal schedule
stAdvent begins December 1! Please plan to join in the fellowship after the midday service or before the evening service as we break bread together. Each meal will have a free will offering in support of their mission. A few dates in Advent (and Lent) are still available for interested groups. Contact the Church Office 303-469
Lunch is served from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m.
Dinner is served from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
Members of the Outreach and Missions Board are working with Pastor Cameron to institute the Ablaze! Mission Programs at Risen Savior in conjunction with the celebration of our church’s th25 Anniversary and throughout all of 2011. Dr. Robert Roegner, Executive Director for Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Mission Services, has agreed to be with us January 28-30, 2011 for the kickoff of the Ablaze! Program at RSLC. He has agreed to conduct a Saturday workshop
on the Ablaze program, community and international mission ministries, and preach our Sunday services. The Ablaze! Mission Program will also be our theme during Lent.
In June 2011, Dr. Fungchatou Lo, Strategic Mission Developer/Country Coordinator in Cambodia, has accepted our invitation to conduct a workshop and preach Sunday services to support the Cambodia Ablaze! Program. His trip will be arranged in conjunction with his annual trip to the US for mission support.
The 2011 Cambodia mission trip by 10-12 members of RSLC is tentatively planned for November 2011. Team work project candidates are: puppet ministry, solar oven, and water purification. Information meetings for mission team participation are planned for early next year.
He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation." ~Mark
Ablaze! Mission Programs Coming to Risen Savior
Ablaze!?is a vision of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod World Mission to involve every member of the LCMS, its partner church bodies, and partner mission agencies in one focused and concentrated effort to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with those who do not know Him. The purpose statement of this “mission movement” is to: 1) share the Good News of Jesus with 100 thmillion unreached or uncommitted people by the 500 anniversary of the Reformation in 2017,
including 50 million in the United States; 2) plant 5,000 congregations worldwide, 2,000 of them in the United States; and 3) revitalize 2,000 existing LCMS congregations in the United States. Currently, more than 1,500 of the 6,000-plus LCMS congregations have embraced Ablaze! in their own mission programs, in Bible study, and in training lay people for outreach. To read more about this mission program, please click on Ablaze! Movement at www.lcms.org.
The Outreach and Missions Board supports missionaries whenever possible. Recently our board approved $500 of funds for Greg and Sinuon with TransformAsia and $200 for Iantha with Concordia Welfare and Education Foundation (CWEF).
TransformAsia has been working in Cambodia since the early 90s with a large focus on protecting women and children from human trafficking. Greg plans to work in Battambang, Cambodia where he will be managing a new dormitory for female college students.
Iantha, who lives in Hong Kong with her family, works to improve lives through education and service with local managers and staff across Asia. Iantha’s husband is a strategic mission developer, engaging in local leadership training and connecting U.S. churches and volunteers with local Asian churches.
Whether or not we are able to support the missionaries monetarily, we should always commit to pray for them. We ask that you pray for Greg and Sinuon and Iantha’s family when they are asking for funds and then again when they are on their trip.
We ask that you contact us If you know of a request for missionary support. We have an application form and policy which guides the process of approving funds for the missionary.
If you have questions, please contact a member of our board. Board members are: Paul F, Marie and Roger M, Bob M, and Janet R.
Risen Savior Women in Mission
God Bless our Military
We hope you will join us at church 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16 to pack Christmas care
packages and hear from a Chaplain based atAir Force Base. Please bring devotional material (we already have Bibles), snacks, candy, gum, home baked goods or donations for postage, it costs about $10.00 to mail each flat rate box.If you can'tand still wish to donate to this outreach, please place items in theboxthe baskets for FISH.
Other women’s events to mark on your calendar:
Sun, Dec 5 Advent by Candlelight 6:30 p.m.
Beautifully decorated tables, delicious desserts, and an inspiring program by Bonnie DeLong
(a.k.a. “Christmas Mary”)
Tues, Jan 18 Chinese New Year Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy take-out & a speaker from Lutheran Family Services, Brina Wright.
Do you have a servant’s heart? A fun way to serve is Sunday morning coffee fellowship! Coffee Fellowhsip team members:
; make or buy treats
; prepare the coffee/hot water
; arrange children’s treats and juice (provided by the church)
; smile and greet friends and visitors
Detailed instructions are provided in case you are unsure of our coffee making procedures. Please consider putting together a team (or we can place you on a team). The more teams we have , the less often you would serve; current teams are serving approximately every other month.
If you are unable to serve on a team please consider bringing treats (either home-made or store-
bought) and placing them in of of the freezers in the Central kitchen. Be sure to label them “Sunday Coffee” to aid our coffee hosts when the need for treats exceeds expectations. The load is lighter if we all share!
PROGRAM Please join other adult women (High School age on up) for an inspirational evening of fellowship, dessert and a program featuring storyteller, Bonnie DeLong. Enjoy tables decorated by our own women of Risen Savior Lutheran Church.
The doors will open to the Fellowship Center at 6:30 p.m. to give you an opportunity to view all the
decorated tables and find a seat. In order to promote fellowship, random/open seating will be used unless you are inviting a guest outside of Risen Savior. Our purpose is to get to know other women and
expand our friendships here at Risen Savior.
We will begin promptly at 6:45 p.m. with caroling, a devotion and dessert, followed by the program, “Christmas Mary”.
RESERVATIONS Five dollars will secure your place! Due to limited seating, reservations
are a must! Sign ups will begin on November 14.
BRING A GIFT We will be hosting an ingathering of underwear and socks for Road
Runner for Christ. This organization reaches across the border, bringing food, clothing and the Good News of God’s Word to the poorest of the poor in Mexico.