Weekly Announcements

NEW ASSOCIATE PASTOR...It is with great joy, hope and faith that we announce the calling of Vicar Jay Eckman as associate pastor after an unanimous congregational vote today! Stay tuned for more information on Jay’s arrival. Many thanks to the Call Committee and the Christ Lutheran Congregation for all the great work that led to this historic moment for Christ Lutheran.

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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. 

LET’S COME TOGETHER IN LENT!  Join us on  March 27 and April 3, 10 at 6:00 p.m. In the social room. Tasty soups from Christ Church chefs along with delicious breads will be served.  In the Lutheran tradition we’ll have table talks about Luther’s Catechism.  A short prayer service will be part of our evening.  For those who wish to stay we’ll test our knowledge by watching the TV show Jeopardy in the Social Room at 7:00!  On April 10 we will conclude with our own game of Catechism Jeopardy!  Join us for a night of faith, fellowship, and yes fun in Lent!

MUSICAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR HOLY WEEK AND EASTER

  • The Chancel Choir is always open to interested folk! Try us out any Sunday at 9:30 AM to sing at the 10:30 service. But because Easter will be especially festive, you’ll need to come to a rehearsal the preceding Tuesday evening at 7 as well. If you can read this note, you’re welcome!
  • Instrumentalists are needed especially for the Sunrise Service on Easter morning. If you can help lead this event (any instrument you can carry and don’t need to plug in is welcome – let’s wake up the PA Monument!), please let Mark Oldenburg know at moldenburg@uls.edu.
  • Middle School/High School Students! Love to have a Youth Choir to help lead the younger kids on Easter Sunday (either service) and/or to sing by yourself at the late service on April 28. Short rehearsals we be at 3:30 on Sun., April 14 (right before Confirmation) and 11 AM on Good Friday, April 19 (right after stuffing Easter Eggs). Again, be in touch with Dr. Oldenburg at moldenburg@uls.edu.

Easter Egg Hunt

When:  9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 20
Where: Coffee shop - Valentine Hall, United Lutheran Seminary
Who:  All children in 5th grade and younger – crawlers and toddlers included!

Join us for the 16th annual Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church Easter egg hunt.  We will gather in the coffee shop area of Valentine Hall at the Seminary (Valentine Hall is the building with the water fountain in front and the coffee shop area is on the ground floor at the south end of the building).  We will begin with the Easter story before dividing into 4 age groups for the egg hunt – from crawlers to our oldest kids!   Bring a friend and your basket!

Please sign up on the bridge or contact Kristen Nelson (338-1992 or kjnelson@mac.com) if you plan to attend.  Walk-ins are welcome, we just would like to get an idea of how many to expect.

Egg Stuffers and Candy Donations Needed!! Calling all Middle School Youth and other willing egg stuffers!  If you’re willing to help stuff eggs, please e-mail or call Kristen Nelson.  Plan to come to the Egg Stuffing Party on Good Friday (April 19) at 10:00 a.m. in the Social Room.  Helpers are also needed to come early to the Seminary on Saturday to help hide the eggs at 9 a.m.!

ADULT FORUM

April 7, April 14…Pastor Herr presents us with “Three to Get Ready.” To help prepare us to observe Holy Week we will focus on the significant events in the last week of Jesus’ life: The Last Supper, The Crucifixion, and The Resurrection

April 21…On Easter Sunday there will be no Education offerings, but we’ll gather around the traditional Easter Breakfast.

April 28, May 5, and May 12…Professor Emeritus Gerald Christianson returns to lead us through the development of Christian art and architecture. The topics are: “Sailing to Byzantium” (Eastern Architecture); “Seeing Is Believing” (The Icon); and “New Beginnings” (Romanesque Architecture).

May 19…A double-header to end the spring! First, the cast of Songs and Stories will share some of the effects of this ministry of the congregation. Then we’ll take a few minutes to envision what we might want to study when we come back in the fall.

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