Weekly Announcements

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. 

ANNUAL CONGREGATION MEETING…Please plan to attend the annual congregation meeting on Sunday, January 28, immediately following the 10:30 worship service. This will be a potluck luncheon.  Please bring a dish to share and your own place setting. The Fellowship Committee will provide desserts and beverages. 

NEW FLOWER CHART has been posted for 2018.  Please take the opportunity to put flowers on the altar in honor or in memory of someone.  Please be sure to sign the chart and complete the form and place it in the envelope provided at the bottom of the chart.

JAZZ SERVICE ON JANUARY 28TH ... Our 10:30 service on January 28th will swing!  The Buzz Jones Quintet and Sunderman Conservatory of Music vocalist Eby Buscher ‘19 will assist as worship leaders during the fourth Sunday in Epiphany.  The quintet will be offering a trio of jazz tunes that share the idea of “light” in their titles: The Sunnyside of the Street, Moonlight in Vermont, and I’m Beginning to See The Light, traditional hymns, and a few other surprises.  Come one, come all! There is NO Jazz Vespers this evening as originally scheduled.

PLEASE HELP!  The dates for Ruth's Harvest sorting are January 22, February 26, April 9, May 14.  Lincoln Elementary 9:30.  Please come and help children who are food insecure in Gettysburg!  Franklin Friends will meet to pack backpacks on Thursday, January 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Flohrs Lutheran Church.

COME ONE!  COME ALL!  This is the best time to join the Chancel Choir – well, it is always the best time to join the Chancel Choir.  If you have passion for singing faith-based music of a variety of styles, and, are interested in being a part of the leadership team for CELC’s worship, please meet us in the Choir room Thursday evenings at 7 PM for our 1-hour rehearsal OR Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM.   We would love to have you in the loft!       

IT’S TIME FOR THE ANNUAL SOUPER BOWL OF CARING! The youth will be accepting food and monetary donations for the Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen on the Sundays of January 21, 28 and February 4.  Please make your donations at the “Big Soup Pot” which will be located on the Bridge before and after worship.  (Checks should be made payable to “Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen”, not Christ Lutheran Church.)

The following is a list of suggested non-perishable food items, provided by the Soup Kitchen:

Peanut Butter & Jelly
Canned Soup: Tomato, Cream,  Chunky soups
Canned Green or Baked Beans, Peas, Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Tomatoes,
Canned Meats (tuna, chicken/turkey, chili, beef stew, chicken & dumplings)
Cereal, Cream of Wheat, Grits
Canned Fruit
Rice, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Pasta Meals (boxed Mac & Cheese)
Baby Food, Formula, and Diapers
Coffee and tea
Ranch, Italian, French & Catalina Dressing
Ketchup, mustard, and relish
Salt & Pepper (to refill our shakers)

WOMEN of CHRIST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH will meet at 12 Noon on Monday, January 29th atSpiriTrust Lutheran the Village at Gettysburg.Why not start the New Year by joining a Church group? Think about joining a group that will make you laugh, will encourage you to think about God’s Word, and will bring you much joy and maybe new friends. The “Women’s” Group is just that Group. We will begin the New Year with a 3-part study of the “I Am” sayings of Jesus that are found in the book of John. “I am He” – John 4:26; “I am the Bread of Life” – John 6:35; and “I am the Light” – John 8:12 will be our focus for January. Kathy Rock will be our discussion leader. Bring your Bible, study guide, and lunch and plan to join us for fellowship and a relaxing study of the Word. We will gather in the Fellowship Room at SpiriTrust.