DATE: Saturday, April 16
TIME: 1pm to 4pm
Kids of all ages from 1 to 101 are invited to join our FREE Easter Egg Hunt and Carnival. Join us in celebrating Christ Lutheran Church’s Spring Celebration with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. From 1pm to 4 pm on Saturday, everything is free—food, games, and races with lots of prizes for all ages. Festivities include:
EASTER EGG HUNT:
Come take part in our Easter Egg hunt and see if you can locate all the eggs. The Christ Lutheran Church Youth promise to make the event memorable for you and your family!
Featuring a DJ for your entertainment, Spring Fling will have you hopping!
Play the carnival games and pick your own prizes from our prize table. Enjoy playing bean bag toss, pin the bandaid on the celebrity, duck fishing, pudding fling and hula hoop ring toss.
While part of our past Spring Flings, this year the Carter Bloodcare bus will not be here. But, Scott Kludt will coordinate with you so that you can give the gift of life!
FOOD AND DRINKS:
From Hamburgers and Hotdogs to Popcorn and the latest snacks and treats from the wonderful ladies of our church, no one will go hungry and no ticket is required.
Learn Mah Jong, compete in a Scrabble tournament or play your friend in a quick game of dominoes. Each winner gets more chances at prizes.
Register in one of these Relay Races events: Kids Potato Sack races, Parent/Child three-legged man race, or Grandparent EggNSpoon.
Face painting, tattoos and bounce houses will be available for the kids.
We hope to see you at our Celebration!
ELCA Disaster Response
UN Photo/Logan Abass
The UNITED NATIONS
You can help disaster relief efforts in Haiti and Chile by contributing through ELCA Disaster Response, one of the best organizations available to deliver help where it’s needed quickly and efficiently. And if you’re a member of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, your donation will be matched $1 for every $2 you contribute (up to $250).
ELCA Disaster Response helps to bring God’s comfort, healing and renewal to those affected by disasters. And when the dust settles and the headlines change, ELCA Disaster Response stays to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.
Less than two weeks after the strongest quake in more than 50 years hit central Chile, an eartquake with a 7.2 magnitude again rocked Chile on March 11 with two major aftershocks recorded within 30 minutes.
The first quake hit at approximately 8:40 a.m. (cst) just as the new President, Sebastian Pinera, was about to be inaugerated. The second came 16 minutes later with a 6.7 magnitude, and the third came at 27 minutes, measuring at 6.0. Extensive damage was reported in the central Chilean city of Rancagua. Damage is still being assessed but injuries appear to be minimal at this time.
As a precaution, the national emergency authories placed a tsunami alert for the coastal area where the quakes hit.
On January 12 at 4:53 p.m., a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked the island country of Haiti, primarily impacting its capital of Port-au-Prince and its nearly 2 million residents. It is believed that more than 3 million citizens of Haiti are affected. The epicenter of the quake was centered approximately 10 miles west of Port-au-Prince. Offices, hotels, houses and shops have collapsed.
Already one of the poorest countries in the world, this catastrophe will exacerbate the suffering felt by many already living with hunger and poverty.
“Rejoice,” writes St. Paul, “and again I say, ‘Rejoice!’” What better word to describe the upcoming events at Christ Lutheran Church during the month of December?
Inspiring worship on the four Sundays in Advent, as we light the Advent wreath, gaze upon the blue paraments (the color of hope), observe the Christmas tree being transformed week by week, and sing the prayer, “O come, O come, Emmanuel.”
Special Advent worship services, each Wednesday evening, from 7:00-7:45. Titled “Yet In thy Dark Streets Shineth,” these services focus on our Advent journey to three significant locations in ancient Israel: Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem, highlighting the coming of the Lord. Worship will be held on December 2, 9, and 16.
Our annual Advent cantata, sung by our adult choir at both services on Sunday, December 13. This year’s cantata is called “I Hear the Prophet Callin’.” The cantata will be the sermon for the day.
Congregational Christmas dinner on Sunday, December 13, immediately following the second service. Come rejoice with your sisters and brothers in Christ as we break bread together in our lovely new fellowship hall. It will be a catered affair, and we will have a sign-up sheet in the narthex where you can indicate how many children and adults will attend.
Christmas caroling on Sunday, December 20, beginning with lunch at 12:30, as we bring the joy of Christmas to our homebound members.
Friends at Christ Christmas party, at the home of Pastor Bill and Carol Waxenberg, on December 20.
Christmas Eve worship on December 24, with a Traditional Service at 3:00 pm; a Family Service, designed especially for children, at 5:00 pm; and Candlelight worship at 10:00 pm.
Come, let us rejoice, for the Lord has come!