February 4, 2022
Wednesday, February 9, from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Outreach Center Gym

Trivia with great prizes! All are welcome! 

Menu: Chicken parmesan, scalloped potatoes, salad, rolls with butter, and a sweet surprise for dessert.

PrimeTime Reservations
$10,000 Dollar Challenge
Excitement is in the Air at RLC

An RLC member has generously given $10,000.00 toward the hiring of an Audio/Visual Director and is challenging others to matching funds! Last week $5,000.00 was received!  Write “Audio/Visual Director” on your check or envelope, or use the “give” button on our website: orovalley.orgThank you!


By the Numbers - Revenues
Every week, By The Numbers will describe a few key numbers that provide insight into the operations of Resurrection Lutheran Church.

Operating expenses for RLC for 2022 are expected to total over $1.5 million for the year. That seems like a lot of money (and it is), but about 75% of that goes to pay salaries, payroll taxes and benefits for RLC's roughly 50 full-time and part-time employees. Last year, Pastor Tim was wearing way too many hats, so this year we plan to support him by adding an Associate Pastor and a Media/Tech Director. After compensation expenses, no other expense category exceeds 5% of the budget. But these operating expenses - utilities, equipment leasing, repairs, and insurance, to name a few - vary more than compensation expense. Each month, our bookkeeper provides a thorough analysis of all expenditures to the Finance Committee for their review.

Two significant areas of expense are not included in the $1.5 million discussed above: the CDC and the mortgage. The CDC has its own budget, with revenues and expenses just over $900,000. And the mortgage payments, which total $219,152 annually, are expected to be covered by offerings specifically designated for that purpose.

Bell Choir
Every Monday at 6:30 PM in the Music Room

A Bell Choir rehearsal will take place on Monday in the music room. 
All are welcome to join. 

Book Study with Jeff Kraus
Every Tuesday from 10 - 11:30 AM in the Sanctuary

If God Is Love, Don't Be a Jerk: Finding a Faith That Makes Us Better Humans by John Pavlovitz (2021)

Thou Shalt Not Be Horrible.

Imagine for a moment what the world might look like if we as people of faith, morality, and conscience actually aspired to this mantra. What if we were fully burdened to create a world that was more loving and equitable than when we arrived?

What if we invited one another to share in wide-open, fearless, spiritual communities truly marked by compassion and interdependence? What if we daily challenged ourselves to live a faith that simply made us better humans?

John Pavlovitz explores how we can embody this kinder kind of spirituality where we humbly examine our belief system to understand how it might compel us to act in less-than-loving ways toward others.

Join us Tuesdays in the Sanctuary starting January 18 through March 8, 2022, from 10:00 – 11:30 am. Jeff Kraus will facilitate what promises to be a lively discussion. All are welcome!

The book is available at Amazon and other sites.

Card Writing
Tuesday, February 1 at 8:30 AM in Pastor Jackie's Office
Come write words of encouragement on Tuesday morning.
Sisters in Christ
Every Wednesday from 9 - 10:30 AM in Luther's Lair
Prayer Group #3
Wednesday, February 2 at 10:45 AM in Pastor Jackie's Office
Wood Working
Every Wednesday from 1 - 3 PM in the Outreach Building
Knitting Group
Every Wednesday from 1:30 - 3 PM in Luther's Lair
Prayer Groups #4 & #5
Wednesday, February 2 at 2 PM on the patio by the Labyrinth
Choir Rehearsals
Spirit Singers rehearsals take place on Wednesdays at 7 PM in the Sanctuary. 
The Spirit Singers choir sings for the 9:15 AM Sunday worship services. 

Chancel Choir rehearsals take place on Thursdays at 7 PM in the choir loft in the Sanctuary. 
The Chancel Choir sings for the 7:45 AM Sunday worship service.  

For more information, please contact Tanya Elias at 
All are welcome!
Art By Heart
Open Workshop Every Thursday from 1 - 3 PM
Matching Dragons
Every Thursday from 1 - 4 PM in Luther's Lair
The Life Group, Matching Dragons, will be gathering every Thursday to play the game, Mahjong. If you are interested in joining, please email Jackie Verdick at
Men's Bible Study - Revised Schedule
Below is a revised schedule for completing the current series
Men at Work: Performance Anxiety.

Saturday, February 12 from 8 - 9 AM
Topic: Worry Warts - Scripture: Exodus 5:22-6:12
Facilitator: Duane Udstuen

Saturday, February 26 from 8 - 9 AM
Topic: Being Content - Scripture: Genesis 13:1-18
Facilitator: Mark Anderson

Desert Wanderers

Tucson Downtown Mural Walk
Please note, the February 5 mural walk is full. 
Additional Downtown Mural Walks have been scheduled for
• Monday, February 7 at 8 AM
• Saturday, February 26 at 9:30 AM
Sign up with Elisabeth Wheeler,

Vistoso Highlands Walk
Sunday, February 13 at 1 PM
This is a 3 (or 6-mile walk) on a golf course path. Oro Valley is developing this site as an outdoor natural park. Melinda Wetherby will guide this walk, leading the devotion and prayers in the middle of the walk (clubhouse parking lot). Option: 3 more miles. 

David Yetman Trail in the Tucson Mountains
Saturday, February 19 at 8 AM

The hike is a 6.4-mile hike through typical vegetation of the Sonoran Desert. A shuttle car will be parked at the Camino de Oeste Trailhead. Hikers will drive to the Gates Pass Trailhead. From the Gates Pass side, the trail is easy for the first mile, easy down a wash, but steep upward for a short distance during the climb back up to the ridge. Hikers pass an old stone house built in the early 1930s by Sherry Bowen, and a wildlife watering tank. Trailhead elevation 2800 feet; accumulated gain 730 feet; RTD 50 miles. Suggested driver donation $5. 

GAP Ministries: Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Place Orders by Thursday, February 10 at 5 PM
Pick up on Monday, February 14 between 9 AM - 4 PM

We want you to have a sweet Valentine's Day! The GAP kitchen is selling chocolate-covered strawberries to share with a friend, gift to your sweetheart, or just to treat yourself! 

These strawberries come in four different choices -classic milk chocolate, zebra-striped, peanut crusted, or an assortment of all three. You get 1 dozen chocolate-covered strawberries for only $15.25! There is no limit to how many you can order, so pre-order yours today and give someone you love something sweet this Valentine's. 

Purchase your strawberries by clicking here no later than Thursday, February 10th by 5:00 pm for the kind(s) of strawberry dozen(s) you would like. You may come to the GAP Kitchen to pick them up anytime on February 14 between 9 am - 4 pm at GAP Ministries 2861 N. Flowing Wells Rd.

Ladies Luncheon
Friday, February 11 at 1 PM
Oro Valley Country Club:
300 W Greenock Dr., Oro Valley, AZ 85737

All are welcome! Sign up after worship or call Jacque Thames at (520) 982-5501.

Soul Sisters Luncheon
Friday, February 18 at 11:30 AM
Agave Lounge at SaddleBrooke's HOA1

All RLC ladies are invited to attend this month’s Soul Sisters Luncheon. Please plan to join us on Friday, February 18 at 11:30 AM in the Agave Lounge at SaddleBrooke’s HOA1. The cost is $22.00.

Reservations with payment are due no later than Friday, February 11th. SaddleBrooke ladies may sign up and pay at the Soul Sisters' table outside of the worship area. Oro Valley ladies may place their reservation and payment in an envelope addressed to Sue Westby at 438 West Spearhead in Oro Valley or leave their registration and envelope in the main office at the OV church for delivery to SaddleBrooke.  Questions? Please call Sue at 520-730-6604.

Soul Sisters presents a great opportunity for ladies from both campuses to gather in Christian fellowship to sing praises to our Lord, enjoy a good meal and grow closer as church women with common interests.

Life Groups
Calling for Host, Guides, and Participants 
for a Church-Wide 6-Week Lenten Study
Beginning February 27

We will be using Max Lucado’s book, No Wonder They Call Him the Savior, Chronicles of the Cross. The study will begin on February 27 and end on April 6. It is a short book containing a montage of very short chapters contrasting people, events, and situations in our modern world to those during the time of the crucifixion. It is an easy read with each chapter containing a seemingly simple concept. The reader sees the events of the crucifixion through the eyes of the people who were there. The impact builds as each “puzzle piece” is added.

Lent is just around the corner. If you think you would like to participate in any capacity, please sign up at the Life Group Kiosk or contact Connie Burda ( or Diane Prickett ( We especially need guides and hosts. It will be an easy book to guide folks through and we will provide training for those who want it.

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