Sunday School
Children ages 3-10 are encouraged to join teacher Judy Petersen in a fun learning experience during the adult worship service at 9:00 AM.
Catechism
Catechism, for children in grades 7 & 8, is taught each Sunday at 7:30 AM during the school year.
Vocal Choir
We have a small but mighty Vocal Choir. New members are always welcome!
GroundBreaking
In June of 2018, we broke ground for our NEW ADDITION! Weather permitting, it will be completed by the end of the year!
Fellowship Coffee Hour
On the first Sunday of every month, a great opportunity for Christian Fellowship, immediately following church services. Coffee and munchies are provided.
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  • 18 Nov
    9 AM Worship Services 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM

  • 21 Nov
    Thanksgiving Eve Service 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM

  • 25 Nov
    9 AM Worship Services 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM

  • 18 Nov - 25 Nov
  • 02 Dec - 02 Dec

Resurrection Reflection

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
REPRINTED FROM THE NEWS HERALD/NEWS MESSENGER, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017 Charter member Hank Gurtz, left, Administrative Assistant Ellen Rofkar, center, and trustee Roy Martinez stand inside Resurrection Lutheran Church, which celebrated its 50th anniversary on Sept. 10. (Photo: Sheri Trusty/Correspondent) CATAWBA - Resurrection Lutheran Church celebrated its 50th anniversary last month with a handful of charter members and the only two pastors in the church’s half-century history. Tradition is foundational to Resurrection, whose biggest change was inspired by its refusal to change. The church was founded as a mission church in 1967 and was strong enough to terminate its mission status in 1968. Pastor Erwin Streng led the congregation through its first 10 years, and then Pastor Kurt Borows took over in 1978. He remains the church’s minister today. “Pastor Borows has carried the ball for 40 years, and he has been ordained for 53 years,” said church trustee Roy Martinez. “Our church is very traditional, and a lot of that has to do with Pastor Borows and his leadership style. We’re very open, very friendly, and we have a lot of volunteers.” Administrative Assistant Ellen Rofkar said she believes that friendliness, and the church’s unusual location, have contributed to its longevity. “Catawba Island is just a unique place, being on a peninsula. It’s very friendly. It’s really like family,” she said. “Even the summer residents, if they only come three or four times and you never see them again, they are like family while they’re here.”
Sunday, September 10, 2017
RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH CELEBRATES 50th ANNIVERSARY MILESTONE On Sunday, September 10, 2017, the congregation of Resurrection Lutheran Church held their 50th Anniversary celebration with a special worship service and brunch at the Catawba Island Club. Special guests included Pastor Erwin Streng, who served as the first pastor from 1967 to 1977, Pastor Mark Chavez-General Secretary of the North American Lutheran Church, Pastor Robert Butcher-retired pastor of Firelands Presbyterian Church, and Pastor Janine Dress who was ordained at Resurrection in 1982. Also participating in the special worship service were Reverend Lisa Peterson-retired pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Port Clinton and a current member of Resurrection, member John Hazzard, and current Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Kurt W. Borows. In May of 1966, the American Lutheran Church, Michigan District Convention was held at St. John Lutheran Church in Port Clinton, Ohio. At this convention, Rev. Clarence Larson of the Toledo Board of Home Missions announced plans for a mission church on Catawba Island. Ground was broken for the church building in August of 1966 and the church was dedicated on March 5, 1967, as RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH . The Rev. Dr. Kurt W. Borows has been serving as pastor since January 1, 1978. Today, there are 10 charter members still with Resurrection. They are: Ron Bauman, Don & Mitzi Gulau, Hank Gurtz, Dr. Robert & Norma Nehls, Herb & Jackie Roder and John & Helen Jean Rofkar. The church is located at 2370 NE Catawba Road, Port Clinton. There is a dedicated website at: www.ResurrectionOnCatawba.com . Resurrection Lutheran Church is a charter member of the North American Lutheran Church. Worship service and Sunday school start at 9:00 a.m. Pictured above are (on left) Rev. Dr. Kurt W. Borows and (on right) Pastor Erwin Streng with the beautiful commemorative plaque celebrating the momentous milestone.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Well before Christmas 2016, someone well known and loved here at Resurrection wanted to do something special for Strength for the Journey. She took it upon herself to send out her own handmade costumes so these impoverished children and families in the Dominican Republic could re-enact the nativity. Sending them out in plenty of time, it was still a nail-biting, down-to-the-wire experience waiting to hear if/when they received these boxes. Fortunately, they DID receive them by December 19th. Not too late for Lindsay Kaufman, a retired school teacher moved from Ohio to the Dominican Republic, to take on the challenge of preparing for this task! Strength for the Journey is an organization of dedicated volunteers; dedicated to helping kids that find themselves in absolute poverty with little likelihood of overcoming their situation.

Sermons

Sunday, October 07, 2018

“THE OWNER OF THE VINEYARD”

Text –MATTHEW 21:33-45

GRACE BE UNTO YOU AND PEACE FROM GOD THE FATHER AND FROM OUR CRUCIFIED AND RISEN LORD AND SAVIOUR - JESUS THE CHRIST.

Jesus began to tell the people this parable: “There was a certain landowner who planted a vineyard and set a hedge around it, dug a winepress in it and built a tower.  And he leased it to vinedressers and went into a far country.”

Grape plants in the Holy Land are considered more precious than in America and in the water parched land of Judea they are more difficult to grow but to put it simply, it’s worth the effort because every part of the grape plant serves multiple purposes. Because there werefew possessions more cherished by Judeans than their grape plants, Jesus chose a vineyard to symbolize the human lives God has created, the owner of that

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

“LAZARUS AND WHAT’S-IS-NAME”

Text – LUKE 16:19-31

GRACE BE UNTO YOU AND PEACE FROM GOD THE FATHER AND FROM OUR CRUCIFIED AND RISEN LORD AND SAVIOR – JESUS THE CHRIST.

In yesterday’s FAMILY CIRCLE cartoon, two little boys were looking out the window on a cold and rainy day.  One boy turned to the other and said “I wish God wouldn’t wash the world on Saturday.”

Well, once again this morning, in our text, Jesus is telling a parable in which – unlike the boy in yesterday’s cartoon – we have a picture of God’s view of the world in which we all live.

In our world, unlike most of his Judean neighbors, a certain rich man lived in a home where only Roman officials and Israelites who worked for the Romans lived.

The homes had lots of rooms, plenty of outdoor space and a good solid wall to insure privacy.  In an

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

“AND GOD’S WORD IS PRACTICAL!”

Text – LUKE 16:1—13

 

GRACE BE UNTO YOU AND PEACE FROM GOD THE FATHER AND FROM OUR CRUCIFIED AND RISEN LORD AND SAVIOUR – JESUS THE CHRIST.

We know there is no more important fact in life than that “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”  If we know that Truth we are living eternally with God.  Everything else in life grows out of that one great Truth. Outside of that Truth there is no life – there is only existence.

But what about the way we live the temporal part of that eternal relationship? At no time in human history has there been such organized and unorganized assault against God and His Word than in this 21st Century.  Organized attempts to sanitize and

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