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 ORIENTATIONS… We have scheduled a New Member Orientation on Sunday, June 23, from 9:00-10:15 a.m. in the social room (basement of the church). During this session we will take you on a tour of the facilities and introduce the wide range of ministries at Christ Church.   For those interested in becoming members we will review the liturgy for receiving new members and new members will be received that day at the 10:30 a.m. service.  If you are unable to attend the orientation on June 23, another session will be held on Wednesday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m. and new members will be received on Sunday, July 21 during the 10:30 service. Whether or not you decide to join at this time, the New Member Orientation session is a helpful opportunity to learn more about Christ Church and its ministries. Please contact Heather King in the church office (334-5212) or churchoffice@christgettysburg.org to R.S.V.P. for one of these sessions. 

NEW CANTOR HIRED!…at its April meeting the congregation council hired Cameron Wentz to serve as our cantor.  He will begin his music ministry on June 2.  Look for more information about Cameron in the May newsletter.

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED to Pastor Eckman's ordination to the Office of Word and Sacrament that will take place at the Lower Susquehanna Synod Assembly in Parmer Hall, the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and the Arts, Messiah College, Grantham, PA, on Friday, June 7, 2019, at 7 pm. If you need transportation, please contact the church office. Anyone interested in attending, please sign up on the bridge and indicate if you are able to help with transportation and how many your vehicle can hold.

AMPHITHEATER WORSHIP…On Sunday, June 30, Christ Lutheran will lead the worship service at the National Park Service Amphitheater at 8:00 a.m.  Therefore, there will be NO 8:15 service at Christ that day, but we will still have the 10:30 service. Both services will be the Of the Lands and Seasons liturgy. Contact Cameron Wentz if you would like to participate in the band. cameronleewentz@gmail.com

VBS 2019: To Mars and Beyond! REGISTER TODAY! Once again, St. James Lutheran Church and Christ Lutheran Church will be joining together to offer our ‚Äú11th Annual Celebration‚ÄĚ of Vacation Bible School! This year, St. James Lutheran will be hosting To Mars and Beyond VBS from Monday, June 17th through Friday, June 21st from 9:00am-11:45am. Please register TODAY!¬† We hope all kids - ages 3 yrs. old through 5th grade (completed) - can join us‚Ķand all others ‚Äď ages 12 to 99 ‚Äď can help by volunteering. We would love to have you as part of the team! Volunteer sign up and registration forms are available on the bridge or by contacting the church office.