Weekly Announcements

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BRAILLE EDITION…Please note that a Braille edition of the ELW is available to use for worship. Please notify the church office if you know someone who needs it. 

BIBLE STUDY will be held each Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the social room and will be led by either Pastor Herr or Pastor Eckman. The study will focus on the readings for the upcoming Sunday. Please join us!

EGG CARTONS NEEDED…Empty egg cartons are needed by SCCAP.  If you would like to recycle your egg cartons, please take them to SCCAP Food Pantry at 153 N. Stratton St., Gettysburg.

THEOLOGY UNLEASHED. In this gathering, we will engage our minds through readings and discussion to help bring clarity to knowing God through the questions we all wrestle with. It’s a safe place to not be afraid to ask the tough questions, even if we don’t find a final answer. We’ll do what we can to honestly and humbly tackle the difficult questions.

The hope is that this will be another source for theological discourse and lead you to a more profound love and understanding of Christ. Beginning in September, Theology Unleashed will meet twice a month from 6:30-8 pm at Singmaster Hall at the Seminary on the following dates;

  Oct 14    Nov 11    Dec 9    Sept 30    Oct 28    Nov 25

To begin, we will center our sessions on suffering. Specifically asking: What is the meaning of suffering in the sphere of Christ’s redemption? Please note that all readings will be provided in advance so that you will have time to read, think, and digest the material. I hope you can come!

LEGACY JOURNEY...NOT JUST FOR THE OLDER FOLKS- YOUNGER MEMBERS WILL FIND THIS INTERESTING...Stewardship of the mind, the body, the spirit and the treasures is the focus of this REPEATED three part series of talks.  These series of programs are designed for individuals of any age and any stage in their life.  A young person needs this important information as much as a middle aged person and an older individual.  Illness and life changing events are not only reserved for the older individual.

The Medical Realm- Spiritual Realm -The Legal Realm
Sunday, October 6, 2019 – from noon to 1:30 – lunch provided

We need to order lunch meals which means that you are asked to sign up.  The sign-up sheet is on the bridge. Pease sign up so we can prepare for the event and order lunch meals.

PLEDGE SUNDAY: OCTOBER 6, 2019Generosity
James 1:17:  Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Literacy Council Tutoring: Volunteers from CELC generously give of their time and talents in tutoring neighbors who strive to improve their lot in life through education. Over the years more than thirty people have benefited from our program. We continue to support adult literacy, and in spring of 2020 CELC will host the Adams County Literacy Council’s Family Literacy program.

Community transportation program...Volunteering in the community transportation program: congregation members generously support the Adams County Office for Aging by providing both volunteer drivers as well as program coordinators to give aging neighbors drives to doctor appointments, etc. This activity involves several volunteers and many of our congregation have benefited from this work.