Serve

Explore the resources the church can provide, as well as opportunities to serve the community.

Congregational Care

Resurrection is blessed to be filled with people who love and care for one another. Our Caring Visits Ministers are trained members of our community who go out into the world to bring Holy Communion, prayer, and faithful companionship to in our community who cannot make it to worship in person either because they are bound to their home, or because they are in the hospital. Their ministry of presence bears witness to Christ's light outside the walls of the church, in the lives of God's people.

If you would like to recieve vists from a Caring Visits Minister, or if you feel that God is calling you to become a Caring Visits Minister, please contact Pastor Wyatt here. 

There is nothing quite like receiving a handwritten and handmade card from someone who cares about you. Resurrection Card Writing Ministers write and make cards for all manner of occasions, and send them to people in our community. It is our way of caring for our community and reminding them that God loves them. If you feel that God is calling you to become a Card Writing Minister, whether you have any experience with card writing and making, or not, please contact Pastor Wyatt here. 

Coping With Grief, is a ministry to people dealing with a significant loss in their lives. This is a 9-week course that meets weekly. The class is limited to 6 participants. However, if there is a larger group than 6, a second group will be scheduled for 6 pm the same day. These sessions are offered quarterly.  

This group provides a support community for people caring for loved ones with cognitive decline (Dementia, Alzheimers). The group will be reading and discussing ‘The Dementia Care Partner’s Workbook’ by Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA.

​The Helping Hands Ministry offers free maintenance on simple home projects for anyone in the community. Simply click below or call the church office at 520-575-9901.

Make a Helping Hands Request

If you have a special skill that you would like to share with your church family, you are invited to become a Helping Hands Minister. If you are interested in learning a new skill while serving your church community, you are invited to become a Helping Hands minister. There is no experience needed! If you would like to become a Helping Hands Minister, simply click below or call the church office at 520-575-9901.

Become a Helping Hands Minister

Holy Grounds is the ministry that provides coffee and doughnut holes after worship on Sunday mornings! 

Sign up here to serve with Holy Grounds!

This support group provides encouragement from meeting with others who have Parkinson’s disease. The meetings provide an opportunity to discuss experiences and feelings and to share solutions to common problems.  Meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month in the High School Youth Room.

Consider sharing your gifts of hospitality by serving as an Altar Care Assistant, Usher, or Communion Assistant!

Sign Up Here to Serve in Worship!

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Community Care

We are so grateful to be able to host a blood drive at our Oro Valley campus. With your support, we will be able to raise awareness about the importance of blood donation and collect numbers of life-saving donations. These donations will undoubtedly make a profound difference in the lives of those in need within our community.

Sign Up for an Appointment Here

Donation Information Here

 

 

Anna Lawrence is a 3-8 school on the southwest side of Tucson.  Resurrection volunteers work with school staff and the Comm. Food Bank of So. AZ to provide dry goods, produce, and bread to an average of 140 families as part of each of the 15 or so pantry days we operate during a school year.  Anyone interested in knowing more should contact Jerry_Olson36@msn.com

Scheduled Trip dates:
November 14-17, 2024
March 13-16, 2025

WHY WE DO IT

Casas por Cristo exists to open the door for local pastors and churches to share the love of Jesus Christ by serving.

WHAT WE DO

Our mission is to build and serve.

Build
We are builders. That’s who we are. We build homes for families that need to be reminded that Jesus loves them. We build relationships between volunteers, families, and pastors that would otherwise never have met. We strive to build the Kingdom of God by partnering with other local churches and ministries. We strive to build opportunities for growth by creating structured experiences that cause our volunteers to be stretched beyond their comfort zones.

Serve
Through this building process, God allows us to interact with our teams, local families, pastors, churches, vendors, and fellow missionaries. We do not want to take any of these interactions for granted. We believe that these are unique opportunities presented to us by God to serve each other.

https://casasporcristo.org/

The team members of this ministry arrange receptions for the families and friends of loved ones who have passed away.

Please contact the church office at 520-575-9901 or email rlc@orovalley.org to volunteer.

Lutheran Campus Ministry at U of A

Interfaith Community Services

Justo Coffee

Market on the Move 

Feed My Starving Children

Future Leaders in Ministry: Hosts annual golf tournament where proceeds help defray costs of seminary tuition for future ELCA Pastors. 

Lutheran Social Services

World Vision

Wycliff Bible Translators

Youth on Their Own

Red Cross

Members of the group knit or crochet prayer shawls, which are given to members, families of our members, or others in need of comfort.

 

Primavera Foundation now provides: 

  • Emergency shelter and services through a men’s shelter, a women’s shelter, a scattered-site family shelter and two day drop-in centers
  • Participation in coordinated entry through Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness (TPCH) with homelessness intervention and prevention and rapid rehousing
  • Transitional housing
  • Safe, affordable housing at 11 properties with 145 units
  • Community building and engagement through gardens, public policy education and convenings
  • Workforce development through Primavera Works, a temporary staffing agency
  • Homeownership and financial education classes and workshops.

https://primavera.org/

This ministry supports the Primavera Men's Shelter in Tucson. Empty orange prescription pill bottles with removed labels are collected. The Shelter uses the bottles to distribute toiletries such as shampoo and soap. 

The pill bottles are collected in the church office at the Oro Valley Campus.

The members of this group meet twice a month to prepare quilts for veterans, babies, and other charities who can use the quilts. ​

Meeting Date:  September through May on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. 

Meeting Time: 10 AM to 2 PM

Location: Music Room in the Sanctuary Area at the Oro Valley Campus

Contact: Marguerite Hepner at 520-797-7311

Most of us are not called to professional rostered leadership in the church like Pastors and Deacons. However, as people of faith called to love and serve neighbor, we are ALL called to the ministry of serving among others, known as diakonia. We are all called to carry out various kinds of ministry often in areas of education, service and even pastoral care. In essence, we proclaim the gospel in ways that people understand, through loving and serving others. This language of love is heard by all. You, too, are called to diakonia!

One of the joys of serving as lead chair of the Refugee Ministry Team is witnessing and participating with others in loving and serving neighbor. We noticed our current refugee family was in need of mowing the weeds in their yard, so three of our members jumped into action, rented a lawn mower, and cleaned up the property. Furthering their hospitality, baked goods and coloring books with markers were gifted to the family. Thank you Charlie and Laura Lentner, and Melissa Wetherby for your kind and generous efforts.

The RMT cheerfully accepted the invitation to sponsor a new family from Afghanistan. Jeff Kraus and Martha Berg, along with LSS staff, met the Nazari family for a short initial visit on May 4 bearing gifts of fresh strawberries and chocolate/oatmeal bars, all of which were a big hit. (Photo of the family, names from left to right: Krishaa, Ali, Aiasha, Haidar, Mirwais, and the baby Bibi Hawa). Not pictured was their 10 year-old son, Murtaza who was attending summer school.

The family’s greatest need now is a TV so they can learn English quicker as well as an additional smart phone, all of which we will provide soon. We plan to meet with the family again to play games and bring the children books, coloring books, markers, etc. The children have been enrolled in summer school and LSS is helping the father to find employment.

Our August Vision article will focus on how our church family members can support our refugee families with donated furniture and household items.

As always, we give God thanks and praise for this wonderful church community, your loving and serving hearts, and your kind generosity. New team members are always needed – we invite you to prayerfully consider how you can be a part of this meaningful ministry. If interested in learning more, please email us at: rlcrefugeeteam@gmail.com. Financial donations are also cheerfully accepted by placing a check in the offering plate, with “Refugee Ministry” written on the Memo line.