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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.
SUNDAY SCHOOL classes have begun! Join us each Sunday at 9:15 a.m.. for a fun, educational, and faith growing experience! Invite a friend to join you! Sunday School classes are available for all ages!
HALLOWEEN PARTY… Sunday, October 21 at 4:30 p.m. in the social room. Wear your Halloween costume! Come explore the haunted hallway and the famous box maze. Enjoy games, activities, food and fun! Invite a friend!
YOUTH...APPLE GLEANING AT THE ADAMS COUNTY NURSERY and ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21
11:30 p.m.: Pizza lunch served in social room begin decorating for the party
1:00 p.m. Those interested in Apple Gleaning will head to the Adams County Nursery. Anyone is welcome to join us – parents and/or other congregation members! Those who wish to remain and finish decorating for the party will stay at the church.
4:00 p.m. Return from Apple Gleaning
4:30 p.m. Halloween Party
6:00 p.m. Party Ends and Clean Up
INGATHERING SUNDAY… We once again have an ingathering for Lutheran World Relief. Our quilts will be sent to destinations in need throughout the world. They will be displayed in the nave of our church. During that service a Lutheran World Relief donation envelope will be included in the bulletin. A temple talk will be given to explain the quilting ministry in our church. Your donations support the Lutheran World Relief Quilt and Kit shipping fund. The power and effect an act of love can have on a person’s life is beyond our imagining. We hope that you will be present to share this day with us. We are most grateful for any help that you can give us to sustain this ministry.
GETTYSBURG CARES: MARK YOUR CALENDARS
November 26 – December 9
PLEASE consider serving as guest host and/or overnight host during this two-week period!
Through Gettysburg Cares (GC), our church has joined other churches in the community to provide emergency shelter for the homeless. We have been assigned the two-week period, Monday, 26 November, through Sunday, 9 December. Please consider serving as guest host and/or overnight host for one or more nights of our two-week period. A guest host arrives at CELC about 8PM, prepares coffee and tea, sets up the registration table, and welcomes the overnight volunteers. When shelter guests arrive (with a GC staff person) around 8:45PM, the guest host, along with the overnight volunteers, welcomes the guests and shows them where to find their sleeping area, mattresses, blankets, etc. Guest hosts are encouraged to offer a brief devotional time usually around 9:15-9:30PM, before locking and leaving the building (no later than 10:00PM).
Each new guest or overnight host is required to attend one of the training sessions (about 90 minutes) offered by Gettysburg Cares. Hosts who attended training session in previous years do not need to attend this year but may if they would like a refresher. At the training session, you will receive some forms that must be completed and returned to the GC office prior to your volunteer service. There are two training sessions offered prior to our two-week period: Monday, September 24 OR Wednesday, October 24 at St. James Lutheran (109 York St) at 6:30PM
There is a great need for overnight volunteers. Each night, two overnight hosts are scheduled (preferably one male, one female). Christ Lutheran would like to mark its fifth year of service by providing overnight and guests hosts for as many of the fourteen nights as possible. Please give this your prayerful consideration. Sign-up sheets for volunteering for guest and/or overnight hosts will be available in late September. For more information, contact Martha Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-283-9472).