Our mission is connecting: upward, inward and outward.
We are a group of people who share faith in Christ and a love for God. We strive to care for others by following the example of Jesus. We are welcomed by God, just as we are, and we pray that we welcome others in the same way. Come visit us!
We normally offer three services;
4:30 PM: Traditional/relaxed svc
9:15 AM: Traditional svc
10:30 AM: Sunday school
11:15 AM: Contemporary svc
Wednesday Night Lent Services at 7pm
Sunday Worship Services at 10:15am:
All sermons and prayer times are being broadcast on Facebook Live.
Weekday Prayer Time:
Pastor will lead a quick devotional/prayer session most weekdays via Facebook Live. The plan is to start at noon, Mon-Fri. If there is a schedule conflict, he will post it on Facebook.
How to Access Facebook Live:
Go to Resurrection Lutheran's Facebook page to view. It's @rlcofficial. On the left side of the page, there is a list and you will see "Video." When broadcasting live, it will have the word "live" in red. You can also go there to watch the recording at a later time.
How to Connect on Zoom:
If you would like to participate via Zoom, please email Pastor Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will send you the link. You will need to download the Zoom app/program ahead of time, so you may want to start a few minutes early.
RLC News for You
MONTHLY ACTIVITIES IN MARCH
All workshop services and RLC activities are cancelled to protect our congregation, visitors and staff from the Coronavirus.
Prayers for Pastor Mark
Pastor Mark's gallbladder surgery was postponed. Please pray for the surgery to be rescheduled soon.
Quilters Have a New Project
Our quilters cannot get together to make quilts during the Covid 19 stay-in-place restrictions so several members have started making much-needed masks. We will add more pictures as we get them, so let us know if you are helping to sew masks for medical personnel. If you don't sew but have material or elastic to donate, please let Sharon West know.
Also, Joann Fabrics is handing out free pre-cut mask kits to sew and return to them. They will deliver to medical facilities.
Our Vision for the Future: a New Church
RLC is going places. We're building a new church. We invite you to add a little extra to your normal giving and designate it for the new church. And please volunteer to help on a committee as we move forward with our vision for the future! Learn more: http://www.rlcok.org/vision-for-the-future.html
75-80 White Corelle Coffee Cups Looking for a New Home: $30 for All!
RLC has had these classic dinner coffee cups and they haven't been used for "eons," according to Jeana Ross. It's time for them to go, so this valuable space in our kitchen cabinets can be used for other kitchen supplies. Jean is thinking that another church or organization may have use for them. We are asking for a $30 donation for the whole lot. Please contact Jean Ross if you are interested.
Message from Pastor Mark
April 3, 2020
Greetings! I hope this update finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe.
Coming up at RLC:
Sunday, April 5
10:15 AM – Worship followed by Prayer
Worship via Facebook live or Zoom (link - https://zoom.us/j/4637039774 )
During Worship, we will be doing Holy Communion. If you can get bread/crackers and wine/grape juice ready before the service, we will bless the elements during the live-stream.
Prayer time will follow the service on Zoom using the link above.
7:00 PM – Community Palm Sunday Worship streamed from Trinity Baptist
I, along with several pastors from Yukon and Mustang, the head football coaches from Yukon and Mustang, and Senator James Lankford, will be leading a community prayer service which will be streamed on our church Facebook page.
Ongoing at RLC:
Daily Devotions and Prayer posted on Facebook. Look for Facebook Live about Noon each day (except Sunday)
Coming Up at RLC:
Maundy Thursday service at 7pm via Facebook Live
Good Friday Devotions and Prayer every hour on the hour from 9AM to 3PM via Facebook Live. Jesus was put on the cross at 9 AM and died at 3PM. The seven devotions will be based on Jesus’ seven last words from the cross.
--Thanks for your generous giving in March. We now begin our first full month without meeting for worship, so keep it up.
--You can mail in your offering or drop off from 9-noon Monday to Friday at church.
--ELECTRONIC OPTION during social isolation. The Synod office in Tulsa has offered to use their Vanco giving platform for churches to use during this time. You can log in at https://www.aokelca.org/ and click on “Give a Gift” in the upper righthand corner of the page. That will open a page where you can create an account or just give a gift without creating an account. Go to the “Living God’s Abundance” line and enter your amount. Then, in the line next to it, put “Resurrection Yukon” and they will get the money to us. They are covering the fees during this time, but you can offer to cover the fees as you give a gift.
Share with us any needs and/or prayer requests!
Message from Pastor Mark
March 19, 2020
Greetings RLC Members and Friends,
We are entering uncharted territory as a church and as a country, so we want to keep you updated to the best of our ability on how all of this is affecting the church. With lots of information to share, I am going to use bullet points and not full paragraphs to share the latest info:
Due to advice and directives from the Federal, State, Local governments and our Synod, we will be suspending ALL meetings and activities at RLC through Saturday, April 11. As of now, our next scheduled event is Easter Worship at 9:15 and 11:15 on April 12. We will keep monitoring the situation and will let you know if this plan changes.
Electronic Availability to connect with Worship, Prayer and Study
We will continue our ministry electronically and by mail during this time in the following ways
1. Worship Services: Wednesday (7pm), and Sunday (10:15 am) will be available electronically using Facebook or Zoom:
-Please email me at email@example.com if you want to be on an email reminder list. Or you can connect through reminders posted on Facebook or through an email invitation with a link.
-Using “Zoom” through a link posted to the RLC website, rlcok.org. Once you have the zoom link, you can go back to the original link to connect with to subsequent meetings.
-On Facebook Live at @rlcofficial, you can access the live feed or go back to view it later.
We will have regular times to connect via Zoom for prayer, devotions and possibly studies. If we have your email address, we will send out invitations to join, or we will be sending out reminders via Facebook.
3. Sunday School & Confirmation
Lori B. is working with teachers to keep Sunday school and Confirmation happening.
One challenge during this time of not gathering for worship is finances. Some may not give if they are not at church, and some may be going through financial struggles due to this challenging time in our economy. Our expenses continue, so please try to stay current on your giving. Here are some ways to give.
1. Send in Checks
We will be able to receive and deposit checks which are sent in. (an envelope is enclosed for your convenience)
2. Set up Bill Pay through Your Bank
Several of our members (including me) already have set up RLC as one of their bill pay options. I have my tithe set to be sent to the church twice a month automatically. There is no cost to do this at my bank.
3. Online & App Options Being Explored
Many ELCA churches use an online giving program called “Tithe.ly”, using your computer or an app on your phone using your bank account or a credit card. Let Pastor Mark know if you would like more information about using this resource and we can help you get it set up.
Office Hours/Church Access
Staff expect to be in the office 9am-noon, Monday-Friday. We plan to keep visitors in the entry area of the church. For security and better control, the door code will be changed to provide limited access to the church building during this time. If you feel you need access to the church, please, contact one of the church staff or a Council member.
Social distancing makes pastoral care difficult, but here is our plan:
Call the church at 405-354-3322, or contact Pastor Mark (firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-230-5387)
Regular Member Check-ins
We are dividing up the church directory to make sure everyone is contacted at least every other week. We want to see how you are doing, how we can help you, and what we can be praying for. If we don’t have updated contact info, please share it with us. If you would like to be one of those making contact with others, let the church office know.
Pastor Mark will be doing regular prayer gatherings via Facebook Live and Zoom.
Many of our homebound are completely unable to leave their homes. Sending cards, dropping off care packages or just a call, are great ways to remind them they haven’t been forgotten. If you would like to contact our homebound, let the office know and we can give you contact info.
We will send out regular phone tree communications. Things can change rapidly, so be sure to listen to these messages. If you don’t currently receive our phone tree texts, emails or phone calls, please give us your email address, cellphone number and/or landline and let us know what communications you like (text, email, phone or a combination of them.)
We are working to keep our website updated regularly with any new information. (rlcok.org)
Facebook (@rlcofficial) – We will share information and updates.
Blessings to you during this time of social distancing. May we be able to gather again soon. Hopefully we will be able to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus together this Easter!
Pastor Mark Borseth
You are Welcome Here!
We are seniors, young parents, teens, children, married, and single. We are from different places and different religious backgrounds. We come together to worship, to help and support one another and to serve our community.
Pray With Us on Facebook