Weekly Announcements

DONATE TO CHRIST CHURCH THROUGH AMAZON SMILE…Donate while you shop! When you shop using smile.amazon.com  you can either choose Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church as the organization you would like to support or plug smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1578712 into your browser and Amazon donates .5% of your purchases to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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. 

BIBLE STUDY will be held each Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the social room and will be led by either Pastor Herr or Pastor Eckman. The study will focus on the readings for the upcoming Sunday. Please join us!

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. 

Location-Singmaster Hall-ULS
Feb 10      Feb 24     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. 

Troop 73 and General Pickett’s Buffet
Monday February 17, 2020 
Support Gettysburg CARES and Troop 73
3:30 to 7:00 PM—NOTE the new starting time 

Troop 73 is hosting an all-you-can-eat “Italian Extravaganza” buffet (formerly known as spaghetti supper). The tickets cost $10.00 per adult and $5.00 per child (5 to 10 years).  A Ticket purchased at the door is $12.00.  100 % of the ticket receipts are awarded.  Troop 73 will give half of the proceeds to GETTYSBURG CARES, which is a program that our church participates in and provides shelter for our community homeless individuals.  Troop 73 uses their half of the proceeds for camping scholarships and troop camping equipment. 


ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP…We’ll gather on Ash Wednesday at 6:30 a.m., 12:15 pm and at 7:00 pm for Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion

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 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1