Serve

God's Work, Our Hands.

There are many ways to serve at RELC. Click the tabs below to learn some of the ways in which God is calling us to serve.

B.O.L.D. Food Pantry

Bread Of Life Disciples Food Pantry

DISTRIBUTION:
Every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm
WILL BE “DRIVE THROUGH PICK UP ONLY” DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ON SOCIAL DISTANCING.

Fresh produce, bread and dairy items generously donated to us from several grocers -Whole Foods, Kroger, Fresh Thyme, Giant Eagle, and the MidOhio Food Bank (just to name a few) are given to anyone in need, who are welcome to come and receive ‘God’s food, for God’s people, in God’s house‘. No appointment is necessary. ID required.

VOLUNTEERING:
Volunteers work in 2 shifts for setup and clean up from 2 – 4:00 and 5:30 – 7:00 pm every Monday night.

MAKING A DONATION:
Non-perishable foods can be dropped off at the church office during the times given below our at the contact-free drop-off cabinet.
Monetary donations can also be dropped off or given online at GIVE
Drop off times: Mon.-Fri., 10 am-2 pm OR Sunday mornings.

CONTACT:
Angela Bontz

Email office@relc.org

Choir

MUSIC MINISTRY

This Ministry is focused on serving in worship and praising God through music. In doing so, we nourish the musical abilities of our congregation, including singers and instrumentalists of all levels. We also bring the joys of music to people and places outside our regular worship schedule, including weddings, funerals, and visits in the community.

PRACTICES:
Wednesdays, 7-8:30 PM August through May

WORSHIP:
Choir sings at worship services and a variety of special occasions both in and outside the church. New members welcome! Anyone who is interested in making music and serving in worship has a place in the RELC music ministry, regardless of skill level. Musicians are always welcome to share their talents during worship and for special events.

CONTACT:
Brennan Harris (Music Director)

Email brennan.harris@relc.org

First English Lutheran Church

FELC

Resurrection Lutheran and other congregations in the greater Columbus area partner with First English Lutheran Church (FELC) on various projects. Our volunteers prepare and serve breakfast on Sundays and dinner on Thursdays to those living in the area of FELC. These free meals are offered every week to homeless, poor, and often food-insecure citizens in downtown Columbus, OH. They are paid for and served by a different partner congregation each week. See the Resurrection schedule below.

Resurrection hosts breakfast
2nd Sunday every month

Resurrection hosts dinner
4th Thursday of odd months.

CONTACT:
Kathy Rotolo

Email kathy.rotolo@relc.org

Media Team

Media Ministry is an integral part of our worship, whether it is sound, visual arts or technical support! Our worship services in the Family Life Center are projected using a PowerPoint presentation. We also Livestream the service on our website.

This is a ministry that facilitates the flow of the service and ensures all are able to see and hear the Word. This team welcomes those interested in service through media production.

CONTACT:
Todd Daniels, office@relc.org

Operation Christmas Child

In partnership with Samaritan’s Purse, the members of RELC gather shoe boxes, wrapping paper, packing, and a variety of items to fill the boxes, as well as provide prayers for those who will receive these gifts. With loving care, members pack the boxes to spread the love of Jesus to children all over the world who live in difficult situations and do not know about God’s love.

Items are collected all year long and may be brought to the church office during the week (M-F 10-2) or on Sunday mornings. Donation boxes located adjacent to the rest rooms.

  • small toys and games
  • socks
  • sandals
  • coloring books & crayons
  • hats
  • flip flops
  • small notebooks
  • colored pencils
  • sunglasses
  • Ivory soap

CONTACT:
Barb Emmets, office@relc.org

Pastoral Care Team

Under the supervision of the Pastor, the Pastoral Care Team regularly visits our homebound members or those in care facilities.

For more information, referrals, prayer requests, or visitation requests, contact the church office.

CONTACT:
office@relc.org

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Lovingly stitched by this dedicated team, prayer shawls are continually being made to give to people going through tough times, to give comfort, peace, assurance, and a prayer that they are…anywhere, anytime, any place…loved by us and by God.

This team also takes on special projects such as baptismal shawls, wedding shawls, prayer patches for Operation Christmas Child boxes, and afghans to be raffled for the Youth Mission trip

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am and the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm.

CONTACT:
Barb Emmets, office@relc.org

Worship Leaders/Assisting

Our worship at RELC is guided by Lutheran liturgy. Liturgy = work of the people. Congregation members assist in various capacities during worship:
Greeters…Ushers…Lectors…Acolytes…Assisting ministers…Communion distribution

  • Greeters: Arrive 20 minutes before worship. Greet people at the outer doors, welcome visitors and members. Introduce visitors to others and answer any questions about where, when, what to expect, etc.
  • Ushers: Greet all who come into the worship space. Assist with seating, direct visitors to complete a communication card. Introduce visitors to others and answer any questions about where, when, what to expect, etc.
  • Readers: Weekly lessons are sent out by Thursday so you can review. Readers speak from the pulpit – all ages welcome!
  • Acolytes: Typically this role is filled by 4th graders and up. They light the candles and are general helpers during worship. Training is available.
  • Assisting Ministers: assist the Pastor during worship with readings, prayers, communion distribution, etc.

We encourage all ages to lead during worship!

CONTACT:
Kathy Rotolo office@relc.org We have training available!

Red Cross Blood Drives

RELC regularly hosts Red Cross Blood Drives to support the health of our greater community.

Upcoming Drives:

February 1, 2022 from 11am-5pm

March 31, 20222 from 11am-5pm

May 26, 2022 from  11am-5pm

July 28, 2022 from 11am-5pm

To schedule an appointment, click here: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=RELC or call 1-800-REDCROSS.

To learn more about the Red Cross, go to https://www.redcrossblood.org/