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In Worship This Weekend

We make our first return to in-person worship this Saturday at 5 p.m.!  A Number of precautions remain in place to protect the health of worshipers, volunteers, and staff.
  • Capacity is limited to 100 or fewer worshipers.
  • You must reserve your seat in advance on our website.
  • Masks are required at all times in the building.
  • There will be no congregational singing.

    Read more about our return to worship here.
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For now we will continue with our regularly scheduled streaming worship services at 9 and 11 :15 a.m.

When in-person worship for Sunday Mornings starts, (currently scheduled for May 1-2) the 11:15 a.m. service will be moving to 11 a.m.

1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31 NRSV
Preaching: Pastor Craig Brown
Message: "Walking in the Light"
1st John tells us "In him there is no darkness at all." The reality of God is light, but our confessed reality has been sin. God cleanses us from our sinful reality through Christ’s death so that we live in fellowship with Christ and walk in God’s light.

Worship Volunteers!

If you can show a smiling face with a helpful disposition, we are We are currently seeking individuals who would be willing to serve as Ushers for our in-person worship services. If you are willing to help, please contact Daniel in the church office.

Since we have been away from in-person worship, our Ministry Scheduler software has had an entirely new update roll out and we will be re-building our old worship volunteer scheduling system. Watch for communications from Daniel so we don't miss your opportunities to serve!

Sunday Morning Learning

The Legacy Journey

Starting this Sunday, the Legacy Journey is a free 6-week class to help you save for retirement and leave a legacy for your children, grandchildren, church and charities. Each week you will watch a video taught by Dave Ramsey and his team on your own in your home, then gather Sunday mornings on Zoom to discuss each lesson. Please Visit our Legacy Journey page for details or you can just show up Sunday at 10 a.m. to this Zoom Link.

Grief Support Series

This last year has been a year of remarkable difficulty in many ways, and for some it had the added dimension of the death of someone close. Our Pandemic protocols of small, virtual or no funeral service can contribute to a lack of closure and heightened or prolonged grief. A short series held on Zoom will offer opportunity to explore losses, share grieving, and begin or continue closure. Join Zoom Meeting
  • April 25 10-11:00 AM. Dr. David Knutson, Stephen Minister: Sharing our losses— time to tell what happened.
  • May 2 10-11:00 AM. Rev. Mark Urlaub, Visitation Pastor at First Lutheran Church: Looking to the Future and a brief service of commendation of loved ones.

Online Now!

Watch our New Organ Come to Life!

Organ ConsoleThe Crew from Parsons has arrived along with the first semi load of parts, which are spread out all over the West End of the building. The second semi trailer should be arriving today with even more! You can watch all of this unfold with updates on our facebook page, or on the Renewing God's House blog page on our website:


Father's Day Campout

Make some family memories for a lifetime with your family this Father’s Day Weekend (June 18-20, 2021) at Yogi Bear’s Monticello Jellystone Park in Monticello, Iowa. Visit our website for details and to signup at


VBS 2021 Sign-up is OPEN!

VBS will once again be offered as an at-home experience, but with two new twists! We will kick-off the week with an in-person family picnic and campfire sing-along on Sunday, June 27th from 5-7pm at Indian Creek Nature Center. At the kick-off event, your family can pick up their AHOY! Box, which will be filled with four days of activities ranging from arts and crafts, science, games, and more. Additionally, each day’s storytelling will happen online via Zoom with Miss Marissa!
We will all gather online together to hear each day’s story and share what we are learning about God. Sign up at

We can’t wait for you to hop on board with us this summer!
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1000 3rd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

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