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April 1, 2020

Hello Christ Lutheran!  

Here are some updates for this week . . .

CALL COMMITTEE HAS MET– Last night the Call Committee and Council Members video chatted with our Synod Representative and went over the “Call Committee Manual”. This is a step by step process for calling a new pastor.  

SUNDAY’S VIRTUAL BIBLE STUDY – David Thomas will be hosting a bible study this Sunday at 9:00 a.m. This link will take you to the study.

https://zoom.us/j/710649042

CELEBRATE INSERT – April 5th Celebrate Insert has been attached for your devotional.

POSTPONEMENTS – Church services & activities are postponed. Please refer to website and Facebook.

Confirmation classes – are postponed with the move to online projects on Google Classroom.

WEEKLY OFFERING –Since church services have been postponed. The church expenses still need to be paid. Please consider sending in your offering via mail, drop off at church office, or electronically (see website for donating electronically). Or fill out your envelopes every Sunday and when we resume just put them in the offering plate. Church office hours may vary.

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU –The Coronavirus scare needs to be taken very seriously. It is critical for Us All To Follow The Guidelines Set Out By The CDC, which means to basically stay home and relax. However, emergency situations do come up. If you are in the high risk group and have a critical need for prescriptions or groceries, please let the office know and we will coordinate someone to pick those items up for you. We are putting together a group of volunteers who are willing to pick the items up for you with minimal contact. So if you need help or would like to volunteer, please let the office know. The office number is 410-647-0340. Please feel free to call after business hours, leave a message and we will return your call. Be safe and well!

PROJECT DURING TIME OFF- Contemplating the Cross

The cross! A symbol of torture and of salvation! We have become used to seeing it in our Church, adorning the outside of churches and around our necks! Have you noticed cross tattoos?

Do we give it much thought other than on Easter? Remember that every Sunday is a celebration of Easter! Remember that our Savior, Jesus, once hung on a cross! The empty cross seems so neat and clean. No signs of death! Only of life!

We have a lot to think about mostly staying at home! There are children to entertain, maybe projects long put off! Maybe a book to finally open or a walk around the park!

Ah, the cross! Now may be a good time to think more about the cross!

How about making a cross? Certainly there are supplies around the house! Maybe some craft items! Markers, paint, cardboard, shells, scrap book paper, material, pictures from magazines, tissue paper – no limit but your imagination! Large, small or in-between! Family made, child made or individual project!

Wouldn’t it be so festive if when we are able to come together again, we bring with us a personally made and decorated cross? The Church, foyer and hall could be lined with personalized crosses of all kinds, shapes and sizes!

We hope you will participate and start on your cross now!  

HELP WANTED– Church Volunteer Positions Open

Altar Guild Facilitator – Work with Altar Guild to ensure weekly shifts are covered. Monitor consumables and order replenishments as necessary. Organize paraments change with change of Church seasons. Must be organized and work good in teams. Great team to work with!

Commitment: approx. 1 hour per week

Contact Bill Bamford   bamfordfamily@comcast.net

Music and Worship Facilitator

Organize Music and Worship Committee meetings (quarterly). Provide reports and requests to the Church Council. Monitor the Committee budget. Good people and organizational skills a plus. 

Commitment: approx. 1 hour per week

Contact Bill Bamford  bamfordfamily@comcast.net

Social Media Coordinator

Coordinate CELC’s social media presence including web site, Facebook, twitter and Instagram. Ensure consistent branding over all platforms. Work to modernize church’s image. Solid social media skills a must. Marketing/design skills a plus but not necessary. Perfect spot for creative, forward thinking individual(s)

Commitment: approx. 1 hour per week

Contact Bill Bamford  bamfordfamily@comcast.net

Volunteer Coordinator

Match congregant skill sets with open CELC job needs. Organize most recent time/talent survey results to streamline volunteer search.

Good people and organizational skills required. Human Resource skills a plus but not necessary

Commitment: Less than 1 hour per week

Contact: Bill Bamford   bamfordfamily@comcast.net