Weekly Announcements

APRIL 22 - JAZZ SERVICE on GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY…Our April 22nd 10:30 service will swing again!  The Buzz Jones Quintet and Sunderman Conservatory of Music vocalist Eby Buscher ‘19 will assist as worship leaders on Good Shepherd Sunday. You’ll enjoy a version of “The Swingin’ Shepherd Blues,” some special music to celebrate the advent of spring, and a gathering hymn to mark Earth Day. Please bring your family and neighbors and join us for a fresh and innovative worship service …. you will not be disappointed.  Come one, come all! 

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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. 

SAVE THE DATE:  Treasures Sale, Saturday, May 19, 7 –4:30  Help send our youth to the Youth Gathering in Houston, June 2018, by donating items (n good condition), as well as baked goods for our Treasures Sale on Saturday, May 19 (Saturday of the Gettysburg Antique Sale). During the week of May 14th, the youth will accept donations of books, DVDs, CDs, records, jewelry, toys/games, sporting equipment, household items, kitchen and dining ware, table linens, crafts, pictures, lamps, Christmas and other seasonal decorations, and antiques.  Due to limited space, we are unable to accept donations of electronics, garden tools, furniture, or clothing (purses, hats, and scarves in good condition are accepted). The youth will also be selling beautiful handmade quilts and CELC wooden chairs and brass chandeliers.  Lunches will be prepared and sold under the bridge, and donated baked goods will be available for sale.   Plan to shop and invite your friends and neighbors.  More details will be available in the May Crux and church bulletins.  


Sunday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the social room

The Burmese Harp (1956)

All are welcome to join us for the Christ Lutheran’s movie/discussion series.   In April we will show The Burmese HarpThe film is set in Burma at the end of World War II.  A Japanese soldier disguises himself as a Buddhist Monk wandering the countryside burying the dead.  It is a 1956 Japanese drama film directed by Kon Ichikawa. Based on a children's novel of the same name written by Michio Takeyama, it tells the story of Japanese soldiers who fought in the Burma Campaign during World War II. A member of the group goes missing after the war, and the soldiers hope to uncover whether their friend survived, and if he is the same person as a Buddhist monk they see playing a harp. The film was among the first to show the losses of the war from a Japanese soldier's perspective. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film of 1956. All are welcome.  Bring a comfortable chair. Popcorn is served.