Risen Christ Lutheran Church

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Read about the History of Risen Christ Lutheran Church (with photos).

About Risen Christ Lutheran Church

Church Staff

Senior Pastor: 
Rev. Kurt Larson
Pastorlarson@rclcqc.org

Pastor of Youth & Family:
Rev. Isaac Johnson
Pastorjohnson@rclcqc.org

Foreign Missionaries: 
Matt & DeeDee Wasmund 
Matthew.Wasmund@lcms.org

Organist: Marilyn Luebbe

Church Secretary: 
Sharon Tannahill 
sharon@rclcqc.org

Business Manager: 
Barbara Grosskopf 
barb@rclcqc.org

Little Blessings Day Care Director: 
Terrie Burkey
LBDC@rclcqc.org

Maintenance:
Angela Stickel

Director of Music Ministry:
Maria Klein

Director of Children's Ministry: 
Leslie McCoy
Leslie@rclcqc.org

Frequently Asked Questions

When are worship services?
Sundays 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. (Devotional)
Saturdays 5:30 p.m. (Contemporary)

Is Risen Christ a Bible-based church?
We believe that the Bible is the inerrant and inspired Word of God, and is the sole authority for everything we believe, teach and confess.

What is the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod?
The LCMS is the denomination to which Risen Christ belongs. It is a denomination of 2.7 million members and 6,100 churches, united by our common belief in God's Word, the Bible. The word Missouri is included in the name because the denomination was founded in that state in the year 1847.

What is the policy of Holy Communion at Risen Christ?
In accordance with the position of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, we ask that all those who participate in Holy Communion be confirmed members of the LCMS. This practice is not intended to exclude or offend anyone, but rather reflects our sincere desire to be faithful to God's Word. All those desiring to commune who are not confirmed members of Risen Christ should speak first with the pastor.

How do I become a member of Risen Christ?
It is required of all communicant members of Risen Christ to have been baptized into the Christian faith and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. All those who have been confirmed in a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church may transfer their membership from their previous congregation. Those who have not been confirmed may become confirmed by taking the Adult Instruction Class with the pastor.

I have more questions, who should I ask?
Please feel free to contact the pastor or the church office at (563) 386-2342 or you can send an email to: pastorlarson@rclcqc.org

 

Our Mission

“We shall proclaim to all people a new beginning in the family of God through faith in the Risen Christ,
God’s only Son.”

 

Each of these words or phrases is essential to the identity of our congregation.  Each of them contains a story unto itself that captures the spirit of divine community.  Here are some of the thoughts that are contained in our mission statement:

Proclaim

This fundamental work of the church is to proclaim God’s Word, both his Law and his Gospel. St. Paul wrote in Romans 1:16, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.”

All people

This defines the scope of our proclamation.  It is for all people.  We are not focused inward on ourselves, but outward toward all people.

A new beginning

Risen Christ Lutheran Church has been just that for many people; a chance to start over in their relationship to God through his Son, Jesus Christ.  St. Paul puts it this way, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”  2 Cor 5:17

The family of God

Throughout the Scriptures, family words are use for God and his people.  He is our Father.  Jesus is his Son.  Through faith we become his children and brothers and sisters in Christ to each other.  Risen Christ is reaching out to incorporate all who will come into God’s family.

Faith

This is our connection to God’s family.  “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.”   Eph 2:8-9

Risen Christ

This is not just the name of our church, it is the very core of our identity as God’s family.  “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.  But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.”  1 Cor 15:14ff

God’s only Son

Who do you say Jesus is?  We say that he “is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”  Jn 21:31

Our History

From Our History
In 1985 the District moved a modular building, designed especially for establishing new congregations, to the site as a temporary facility. It seated 85-100 and had a small kitchen and restroom.

Groundbreaking , April 1990
Pastor Wally Arp was our Pastor and he stated "With this spade, I now break ground that the building here to be constructed be set a part for the invocation and adoration of God's most holy name. . ."

Construction
Laborers for Christ, a corp of Lutheran retirees, camped out in their RVs and spent the summer building the new church