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Kroger Community Rewards

BIG thanks to the current five families supporting Christ Lutheran Church Kroger Community Rewards program. If you shop at Kroger, whether often or a little, please consider registering your Kroger card.

krogercommunityrewards.com

  • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with Christ Lutheran church
  • If you do not yet have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
  • Click on the above link and then click on Sign In/Register
  • If you are a new online customer, you must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box. Sign up by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions. You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email. Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
  • If you already have an account, click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Update or confirm your information.
  • Enter NPO number #83735 or name of organization “Christ Lutheran Church” select organization from list and click on confirm.
  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
  • REMEMBER, purchases only count after you have registered your card(s).
  • Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.

14th ELCA Churchwide Assembly Begins Today

Today begins the 14th ELCA Churchwide Assembly in New Orleans. This assembly (August 8-13) has the theme of, “Freed and Renewed in Christ: 500 Years of God’s Grace in Action,” and is the primary decision-making body of the church that:

  • Hears reports and reviews the work of churchwide officers, leaders and units;
  • Receives and considers proposals from synod assemblies;
  • Elects a vice president, officers, board members and other leaders;
  • Adopts a budget;
  • Establishes ELCA churchwide policy; and
  • Conducts other business related the ELCA churchwide organization.

It is a time for us to be the living body of Christ, guided by the Holy Spirit and conformed to God’s will that is determined through communal spiritual discernment.

Each day is centered in worship at 11 am with Holy Communion, followed by a lunch together, followed by Bible Study at 1:15 so that hearing the Word, receiving the Word, studying the Word are central to the assembly.

Bishop Mauney asks us to join him and nine leaders of the Virginia Synod attending in praying for the whole Church, for the ELCA, the Lutheran World Federation, the synods and our synod, for the institutions and schools and camps, the campus ministries, the congregations and vocations of all within the Church and world for the sake of the world.

For more information about the assembly: https://guidebook.com/guide/38501/

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Register Now for VBS – Cave Quest!

It’s time to register for VBS!cavequestlogo

This year, join us for Cave Quest, an over-the-top underground adventure, where kids learn about the rock-solid foundation of God’s love, a love that takes us through life’s dark times.

Sunday-Thursday, July 17-21, 2016, 5:30-7:30 PM

Feel free to join us for one night or for all five. We have classes for children age 2 1/2-rising 5th grade. We also have an adult class. Children and youth in rising 6th-12th grades are welcome to join us as helpers or join the adult class. All children or youth participating as students or as helpers must have a registration form completed. Register now!

Daily Schedule:

5:30-6:15: Dinner
6:15-6:30: Opening/Storytelling
6:30-6:45: Music
6:45-7:05: Stations/Classroom
7:05-7:25: Stations/Classroom
7:25-7:30: Closing

Day 1:

Bible Point: Jesus gives us hope.

Verse: “O Lord, you alone are my hope.” (Psalm 71:5)

Bible Story: Prophets foretell the light of the world (John 1:1-18, Isaiah 9:2)

Buddy: Sal the Salamander

Day 2:

Bible Point: Jesus gives us courage.

Verse: “Take courage. I am here!” (Matthew 14:27)

Bible Story: Jesus and Peter walk on water (Matthew 14:22-36)

Buddy: Mawtha the Moth

Day 3:

Bible Point: Jesus gives us direction.

Verse: “He will show you which path to take.” (Proverbs 3:6)

Bible Story: Jesus sheds light on how to live (Matthew 5-7)

Buddy: Radar the Bat

Day 4:

Bible Point: Jesus gives us love.

Verse: “We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us.” (1 John 3:16)

Bible Story: Jesus dies and comes back to life. (Luke 23:1-24:12)

Buddy: Olivia the Owl

Day 5:

Bible Point: Jesus gives us power.

Verse: “Our great power is from God, not from ourselves” (2 Corinthians 4:7)

Bible Story: Jesus ascends and empowers his followers (Acts 1:1-11)

Buddy: Ray the Glow Worm

Join us for the fun and register now!

Ash Wednesday/Mid-Week Lenten Schedule

Ash Wednesday Services

February 10

At: Christ Lutheran Church

Our services this year as we begin the holy season of Lent are both at Christ Lutheran Church:

Noon – Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes
7 pm – Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes

(Please note that Village Nights conclude February 3 and will return April 6 with a potluck and activities.)

Come to remember that through the cross of Jesus we are assured God “is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.”

Wednesday Mid-Week Lenten Schedule

(Each week will be led by an outside speaker.)

Theme: “Mercy in a Broken World”

February 17 – Mercy and a Diverse Community (Pastor David)
February 24 – Mercy and the Marketplace (Rev. Andrew Meyers)
March 2 – Mercy and Politics (Rev. Charles Swadley)
March 9 – Mercy and Family Life (Steven and Megan Cottam)
March 16 – Mercy and the Church (Dr. Lynne Caldwell)

Sponsored by: Lakeside PLARCUMB

Lakeside Presbyterian Church; Christ Lutheran Church; Church of the Epiphany, Episcopal; Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church; Lakeside United Methodist Church; and Bethlehem Baptist Church

Each Wednesday Will:

BE at Christ Lutheran Church

HAVE A MEAL PROVIDED from 5:45 to 6:30 PM; donations accepted (Contributions beyond expenses to be given to LAMB’s Basket)

HAVE A PROGRAM & WORSHIP from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Nursery care is provided.

Epiphany Day Celebration

January 6, (Wednesday) Epiphany Festival Celebration

All are welcome!

5:45 pm: Festival Meal (Food from the many nations provided)

We will celebrate Christ of all nations with our friends of the Indian Christian Fellowship and the Casa de Dios (that worships at our church) through a meal with selections from various traditions and a worship service that includes the languages and music of several nationalities.

7 pm: Festival Service of Holy Communion

At the Epiphany Day Celebration at Christ Lutheran Church, we will receive an offering for either the ELCA’s “Good Gifts” or the VA Synod’s Papua, New Guinea Malaria Campaign.

When we see white netting over a bed we think of it as a beautiful canopy, a decoration. But more than 650,000 people (mostly children) die yearly from malaria, a completely treatable and preventable disease. You have a chance to help your sisters and brothers in this world. For Epiphany our goal is to raise $480.  That amount will buy:

  • 15 insecticide treated mosquito nets ($150)
  • Medicine to prevent 100 pregnant women and their babies from contracting malaria ($200)
  • 7,000 water purification tablets ($50).
  • 50 chicks and 2 roosters ($80)

Place your donation in the display basket or the offering plate, send it to Christ Church (7809 Woodman Rd.), or make an online donation. Mark any donations with the memo: Malaria Campaign.

 

Christmas/Early Epiphany Worship Schedule

Christmas at Christ Church

Christmas Eve, 5:30 pm & 10 pm

Candlelight and Holy Communion

5:20 pm: Prelude music in the sanctuary by the Bell Choir
The Children’s Choir and Chanel Choir will sing at the 5:30 pm service.
A special musical treat awaits us with a guest violinist at the 10 pm service.

Christmas Day, 10 am to Noon

A Service conducted by the Indian Christian Fellowship
Most of the service and the sermon will be in English.
Come and stay as long as you want. All are invited.

Dec. 27, First Sunday of Christmas, 9:30 am service only

Service of Lessons and Carols
(No Sunday school)

December 31, New Year’s Eve, 10 pm

A Service conducted by the Indian Christian Fellowship
Most of the service and the sermon will be in English.
Come and stay as long as you want. All are invited.

January 3, Second Sunday of Christmas, 8:15 and 10:30 am

Holy Communion and Carols
(No Sunday school)

Early Epiphany Season at Christ Church

January 6, (Wednesday) Epiphany Festival Celebration

5:45 pm: Festival Meal (Food from the many nations provided)

We will celebrate Christ of all nations with our friends of the Indian Christian Fellowship and the Casa de Dios (that worships at our church) through a meal with selections from various traditions and a worship service that includes the languages and music of several nationalities.

7 pm: Festival Service of Holy Communion

January 10, Baptism of Our Lord, 8:15 & 10:30 am

Affirmation of Baptism and Holy Communion
9:25 am: Sunday school for all ages