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. 

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION will be held on Sunday, March 15 following the 10:30 service. If you are interested in joining Christ Lutheran Church and/or learning more about our ministries, this orientation is for you! Please R.S.V.P. to the church office if you would like to attend. 

THEOLOGY UNLEASHED
Location-Singmaster Hall-ULS
    Mar 9          Mar 23
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Who is the Holy Spirit? 
The Spirit is, first and foremost, God’s personal presence. The Spirit is a person and not merely a force. But, when we start on page one of the bible, before creation ever even began, we see a depiction of the spirit of God hovering over the dark, disordered waters of the earth, ready to begin spreading goodness and creation. In the Bible, any time we see a description of the spirit of God, such as what is depicted in the first few verses of the Bible, the Hebrew word "ruakh" is used. Ruakh can describe an invisible, powerful energy, and necessary for life.   making "The Spirit" a fitting description for the Spirit of God. In this six session series, we will investigate the nature and purpose of the Holy Spirit – from creation to the work of Christ and beyond. 

LENTEN SEASON AT CHRIST LUTHERAN

MIDWEEK LENT: We’ll continue our long-standing tradition of holding a Soup Supper in the Social Hall at 6:00 pm. Please sign up to bring soup, bread or drink. (No dessert!) Then we gather at 6:45 pm in the sanctuary for a service of Evensong, Prayer and Reflections offered by CELC disciples. This is a wonderful opportunity to prepare ourselves for the coming Passion of Christ and to reflect on what it means to follow the One who went to the Cross for us. I hope you will come to these services as we walk together the Way of Discipleship. The schedule of the 6:45 pm Wednesday services is: March 11, 18, 25, April 1

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT FORUM…Join us in the social room from 9:15-10:15 a.m. to hear God’s words of challenge, renewal, healing and hope.  Throughout Lent we will be studying Holy Scripture!  Today Pastor Eckman will delve into John 3:1-17 and how God renews and refreshes us!  On March 15th Pastor Herr will lead a study of John 4:5-42 (The woman at the well) and discuss how God comes to us in unexpected places with a message of hope.

PALM SUNDAY INTERGENERATIONAL EDUCATION EVENT:   Join us April 5th from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. in the social room for an intergenerational education event as we begin Holy Week.  Learners of all ages are welcome as we come together to explore the greatest story ever told! 

EASTER EGG HUNT

When:  9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 11
Where:  Coffee Shop in Valentine Hall at the Seminary
Who:  All children in 5th grade and younger – crawlers and toddlers included!

Join us for the 17th 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 – under age 2, 2-3 years old, 4-5 years old, and 6 years old and up. Bring a friend and your basket! 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 10th) 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.!We have over 1200 eggs to fill!  Donations of individually wrapped candy (should fit inside a plastic egg) can be left on the bridge in the basket marked Egg Hunt Donations.

 Save the date for VBS

JUNE 8 - 12

VBS is coming to Christ Lutheran Church! 

Take up the gauntlet and join the valiant knights of North Castle on their quest for the King’s Armor.

REGISTRATION FORM HERE bit.ly/vbs20registration 

TO VOLUNTEER
bit.ly/vbs20volunteer

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