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Food Trucks at CHLC
Men’s Bible Study at CHLC
WELCA Summer Salad Buffet
Vacation Bible School
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
For All Ages
WELCA Summer Bible Study
Men’s Bible Study at Panera
Food for All Walk Bag Distribution
9:00 - Start at North Community
Food for All Walk Bag Pick-up
9:00 – Start at North Community
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Join us for coffee and
conversation in the parlor
before and after Worship.
about the past five years or so, I have been
part of the Southern Ohio Synod’s task
force to build relationships with our companion
synod, Sinodo Espirito Santo a Belem, one of
the Lutheran synods in the country of Brazil.
It was something that caught my attention after
we hosted Kyra, and I have enjoyed being part
of the group. Most of my efforts have been focused
on meetings … which is the way it seems
to be in church work sometimes, gathering on
a quarterly basis at a restaurant in north Dayton
to talk about our synod, the folks in Espirito
Santo, and how we can love, support and pray
for each other. This congregation and I also
helped out when a group from Brazil travelled
to our synod about four years ago. I spent time
with the group in Dayton and in Columbus leading
up to the synod assembly that year, and we hosted
them for lunch here at the church on their day
in Columbus. It was a wonderful time of sharing
our mission and ministry with fellow Lutherans
After a long wait, Clinton Heights has been
assigned a partner congregation in Brazil with
which to communicate and pray for: The Lutheran
Church of Santa Maria de Jetiba, Brazil. Their
pastor is Valdeci Foester. I have never met
Pastor Foester in person, but we have connected
a couple of times on the internet. The Espirito
Santo synod in Brazil is having a 500th celebration
of the Reformation on Sunday, October 22, and
they have invited folks from the Southern Ohio
Synod to come and participate with them. After
conversation with our Bishop and with Pastor
Mick Althauser, the chair of our task force,
it looks as if I will be travelling to Brazil
in October to share this celebration with them
and to get the ball rolling on our relationship
as a partner congregation with the Lutheran
Church at Santa Maria de Jetiba. This area of
Brazil is far from Cuiaba, where we went to
visit Kyra and her family in December. We will
not include a trip to Rio de Janeiro either.
We will, though, meet faithful Christian people
who are seeking to share the love of Christ
in that part of the world, as well as see some
of the sites of that area of the country. Mostly,
we will be getting an idea of what it is like
to be “The Church” in a very different
context from ours in the US – the challenges
and joys that they share, and how we can learn
from each other through it all.
I am excited not only to visit our partners
in Santa Maria de Jetiba, but to see how our
partnership goes in the years to come. Who knows,
maybe one day some of you will travel there
as well! May God bless our partnerships as we
seek to support the spreading of the gospel
all over the globe!
is now even easier for people to give one-time
or regular electronically transferred gifts
to the church. Vanco, the company who manages
our “Simply Giving” program, now
has a free app for smart phones which can be
downloaded and used to do this.
downloading the app, the person must search
for Clinton Heights Lutheran Church. When finding
it, you can follow the instructions on giving.
Please note, you must have
your account number and bank routing number
when doing this. Donations are not from credit
cards, but transferred from bank accounts. If
you have any questions, contact the church office
for more details and help.
Once again this year we will be hosting food
trucks on three of the Saturdays in July. Food
trucks are very popular in Columbus, and they
offer delicious meals at reasonable prices.
We will set up tables on the parking lot and
open up the education wing for folks who wish
to stay here to eat. Each truck will arrive
at 11 a.m. and stay until about 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 8 Pitabilities – featuring
pita-based sandwiches, salads, and fries
Saturday, July 15 Ajumama – they call
their style, “Korean Street Food,
fast and sassy!”
Saturday, July 22 Explorer’s Club –
A regular on our parking lot which offers
international food, especially Latin American
Come join our neighbors for good food and fellowship!
The Men’s Bible study group will meet
on Saturday July 8, 9:00 a.m. at Clinton Heights
Lutheran Church. We are not meeting at Panera
this month because many of us will need to be
at the church by 10 or 10:30 to get things ready
for the first Food Truck Saturday here. Pastor
will make breakfast, and we will read and study
the parable of the Prodigal Son from Luke 15:11-32.
Please stop by and join us for breakfast sandwiches
and discussion on God’s Word!
will be back at Panera on Saturday, August 12,
at 9:00 to read the story of Peter stepping
out of the boat in Matthew 14:22-33. As always,
we start to gather at 9:00, purchasing breakfast
or beverages on our own until about 9:30. That
is when we launch into our study, closing with
prayer at 10:30. Keep focusing on God’s
word during these summer months!
RED, WHITE &
The women of Clinton Heights WELCA are excited
to invite you to the annual salad buffet to
be held on Wednesday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited – men, women and children.
All are welcome. Bring your favorite salad to
share and wear your very best patriotic clothes.
We will have a contest to see who has the best
red, white and blue outfit. Our speaker will
be Mary Leavitt, The Flag Lady. Some of you
may know her. Her store, The Flag Lady's Flag
Store, is right here in Clintonville. Mary has
lots of interesting stories to tell about her
life and her flags. This will be a patriotic
event for all ages. Come join the fun!
FOR ALL AGES – JULY 30
A Cave Quest to follow Jesus, the Light of the
For Kids and Adults of all Ages
Sunday, July 30 11-2:00
Lunch is provided. Register at 440-781-8524
FOR THE POOR
On Sunday, August 6, we will have a guest preacher
from the organization “Food for the Poor”
to bring the good news and to share information
about the organization. Founded in Jamaica in
1982, Food for the Poor is an inter-denominational
Christian outreach organization which reaches
out to the poorest people in 17 countries throughout
the Caribbean and Latin America. You can learn
more about this ministry by coming at 9:00 a.m.
that Sunday and hearing our guest share the
story of Food for the Poor in the parlor before
worship. More about the presenter/preacher will
be known as we get close to August 6, but we
do know that it will be a retired ELCA pastor.
FOR ALL WALK
For the third year, members of North Community
and Clinton Heights Lutheran Churches will distribute
bags to residences and businesses along High
Street to collect non-perishable donations for
the Clintonville Community Resources Center
Food Pantry in a Food For All Walk. On Saturday,
August 19, walkers will distribute bags, starting
after a light breakfast and service of thanks
at North Community. On Saturday, August 26,
the route will be retraced to collect the filled
bags. This walk starts again from North Community,
after breakfast and a service of thanks; lunch
at Clinton Heights finishes the walk. Thrivent
will support our efforts again this year. Walkers,
drivers, sign makers, donations of water and
general support are needed. Look for sign-up
sheets in the church narthex.
– SUNDAY, AUGUST 27 – 11 AM TO 1
Save the date of August 27 for our third "Summerbration!"
Worship will be in the sanctuary at 10:00am,
followed by a potluck lunch in the education
wing. Activities for all ages will follow the
meal, including the return of Pastor in the
dunk tank! There will be lots of great food,
along with fun games and contests. Please bring
a side dish or salad to share (main dish, drinks,
and frozen desserts will be provided). The event
starts immediately after worship (rain or shine),
so dress for fun! Bring your family and friends
for this celebration of the end of summer as
we prepare to begin our fall program year!
will be no Circle meetings in July. Be sure
to come to the July 18th Salad Buffet.
August 9th on your calendar when we will cover
the July and August studies.
Kits: Our summer and early fall project for
Lutheran World Relief is making health kits.
Each kit must contain: 1 light-weight, dark
colored bath towel; bath-size bars of soap equaling
8-9 oz.; 1 adult-size toothbrush in its original
packaging; 1 sturdy, wide-toothed comb; 1 metal
nail clipper (attached file optional) with packaging
removed. Please put completed kit materials
in a plastic shopping bag and put it in the
bin in the narthex. If you prefer to supply
multiples of a couple items, please feel free
to do that and place them in the same bin. This
is a great project for families. It can be a
fun scavenger hunt at a dollar or discount store!
Salad Buffet is on July 12th! Come hear local
personality Mary Eckert (aka The Flag Lady)
speak as you enjoy pleasant company and a delicious
summer meal. Please bring a salad to share.
Beverages and cupcakes will be provided. This
event is for women and men so bring lots of
guests along with you. We’ll see you at
6:30 p.m. on the 12th!
Place/CHOICES Delivery: On June 12th your donations
were delivered to Faith Mission. This included
29 soaps, 45 shampoo/conditioners, 20 lotions,
2 hair sprays, 7 toothpastes, 6 toothbrushes,
1 deodorant, 2 hand sanitizers 1 feminine hygiene
product, 1 mouthwash, 4 body sprays, 4 make-up
remover towelettes, 1 baby wash, 2 baby wipes,
19 miscellaneous cards and 29 calendars! Thank
you for all your generous gifts. The pink collection
basket is always in the coatrack area.
to all who support us when shopping at Kroger.
In the first quarter of 2017, twenty-one households
were signed up and we have received $143.90
to help support our many projects and activities,
both in our church and at local charities.
you for all the baked goods! We had a table
full of delicious treats on June 18 and June
25. Donations for the baked goods will be used
for maintenance projects at church. We will
let you know how much was collected in the next
Bellringer. Thank you to all bakers and buyers!
Have a blessed summer.
Make church services and activities part of
your summer plans.
We will see you there!