5, 12, 19, 26
7, 14, 21, 28
Bells Rehearsal 6:30 p.m.
Choir Rehearsal 7:30 p.m.
Men’s Bible Study at Panera
Serving Faith Mission Dinner
Mary Martha Circle
Lydia Ruth Circle
11:30 a.m. at Clinton Heights
7:30 p.m. at North Community
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Join us for coffee and conversation in the
before and after Sunday School and Worship.
Adults – 8:45 a.m
Children – 9:00 a.m.
is one of those years where the late date for
Easter means that Epiphany, which can be as
few as four weeks and as many as eight weeks
long, will continue through the entire month
of February, concluding on the 24th which is
the seventh Sunday after Epiphany. We don’t
always get to hear these passages because of
the flexible nature of this season of the church
year. As we I have mentioned before, the word
“Epiphany” itself means to show
forth or make something manifest. In the Gospel
readings for February Jesus’ glory will
be made manifest in his teaching, preaching
Have you ever had a personal epiphany? The proverbial
light bulb goes off over your head or sudden
inspiration comes to you? Recently in our catechism
class, while dealing with the First Article
of the Apostles’ Creed (I believe in God
the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth),
the youth were asked the question in a video
lesson, “Does God still create stuff today?”
They were encouraged to consider that whenever
an architect, doctor, scientist, construction
worker or anyone is working to solve a problem
or to overcome obstacles and through their work,
research or just brainstorming an idea comes
which is used to create something new and wonderful,
that is God still creating stuff today through
faithful Christian people.
I can think of a few times when I have had little
epiphanies! They don’t have to be earth
shattering or groundbreaking. Maybe they just
help to heal conflict or inspire creativity.
As Christians, we believe that those times when
we are inspired are times when the Holy Spirit
makes God’s power manifest in and through
our lives. It is a good thing to hear so many
Epiphany scriptures this year – maybe
we need a little inspiration, so that we can
show forth God’s power and glory in and
through our lives and our church. I know that
God’s blessings will continue for each
other us, and I pray that we are all inspired
to love others with the love of Jesus every
LUTHER COLLEGE NORDIC CHOIR
be performing at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church,
5475 Brand Road, Dublin, on Monday, February
4, 7:30 p.m. There is no charge for admission;
a freewill offering will be collected. Under
the direction of Dr. Andrew Last, Nordic Choir
is one of the premiere collegiate choral ensembles
in the nation. For more information, visit luther.edu/music.
Once again this year we will collect donations
for the Souper Bowl of Caring on Super Bowl
Sunday, February 3. Our youth will be in the
narthex with the soup kettles, and you can drop
in cash or checks. As always, we will count
our total with the national donations, but our
money remains local as we will give it to the
LSS Food Pantry. Thank you in advance for supporting
The Men’s Bible study group will meet
at Panera Bread on Saturday, February 9 at 9:00
a.m. We will read and discuss Mark 15:1-15,
the account of Jesus on trial before Pontius
Pilate. As always, we enjoy fellowship and discussion
over some coffee and/or breakfast, and pray
for each other as we close our time together.
All men are invited to join us.
NOW FOR ENDOWMENT ALLOCATIONS
Applications are now available in the narthex
or church office for allocations from the Outreach
Endowment of Clinton Heights Lutheran Church.
Deadline for submission of applications to the
church office is Monday, February 11, 2019.
They will be reviewed by the church’s
Endowment Committee at its February 12 meeting.
Allocations are made from interest earned on
the principal in the endowment. According to
endowment guidelines, endowment income can be
used as follows: to assist programs designed
for persons in our parish area who are in spiritual
or economic need; to provide seminary or college
scholarships for student members of the congregation;
to assist with capital projects of the church;
to help with new projects of the southern Ohio
Synod; and to assist with special missions of
the ELCA. Additional information about endowments
and how to make a gift is available in brochures
in the narthex and church office.
IN THE NEW YEAR
Church Council is looking for volunteers to
be Ushers during our worship services (passing
out bulletins, collecting the offering, etc.).
Your assistance would be required no more than
one Sunday a month, and you may choose which
one (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th). We would really like
to strengthen our numbers, especially for when
we might be short on a given Sunday. Please
consider helping to enhance the worship experience.
If you are interested, contact John Botkin (614-440-6680,
firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Church office.
Lent will not begin until Ash Wednesday on March
6 this year, but we are planning to have mid-week
services in cooperation with North Community
Lutheran Church. Morning services at 11:30 a.m.
will be here at Clinton Heights, and evening
services at 7:30 p.m. will be at North Community.
addition, our youth will host the “Pre-Fast
Pasta Feast” after worship
on Transfiguration Sunday, March 3. This is
a great fellowship event
and a time to get your carbs in before the Lenten
More about the event will be shared in February.
It takes oil to keep the lamps burning. Mother
Please join us in a Lenten ingathering of vegetable
cooking oil for the Lutheran Social Services
food pantries. Beginning Ash Wednesday, March
6, and continuing through Easter Sunday, April
21, you may bring any kind of vegetable oil
to the church narthex.
Clinton Heights needs someone to take over the
vegetable garden project. Help will be available
in the form of plants, compost and history.
The three raised garden beds produced almost
200 pounds of produce for CRC last year which
is down a little bit due to a tomato problem.
We would love to keep this project going. Please
contact Pastor Wolfe for more information and
to volunteer your valuable time and expertise.
You have responded so generously to our request
for vegetable and fruit salad extras and for
serving help at our Faith Mission meals. Thank
you! The extras make our offerings so much fresher
and more beautiful. Often people ask for seconds
of fruit and salad now! Your donations are gratefully
received and do make a tremendous difference
in our dinner to those in need. Thank you for
your continuing support of this project.
Our monthly Community Meal is Saturday, February
16, at 5:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for
fellowship with folks from our neighborhood.
Please join us. If you’d like to help
in the preparation, see Carol Myers or Martha
Mary Martha – Tuesday, February 12, 7:00
Carol Myers, Study Leader. Mary Jones, Hostess
Ruth – Wednesday, February 13, 10:00 a.m.
Anne Saylor, Study Leader Joan Anderson, Hostess
Our February Bible study is on page 29 of the
January/February Gather Magazine. This month
we will explore the stories of Nicodemus, the
Samaritan woman at the well, the royal official
in Capernaum whose son was ill and the healing
of the lame man by the pool of Bethzatha, all
from the book of John. That’s a lot of
ground to cover! Come be a part of the conversation.
December 1st twenty-four women gathered at church
for a general meeting and Christmas program
entitled “A Bit of Heaven.” Participants
enjoyed harp music, heavenly food, games, gifts
and prizes to celebrate the approaching Christmas
season. Thank you, Monica Ray, for planning
Your WELCA organization has sent donations to
Star House ($150 from our general meeting offering),
The Southern District of Ohio Synod and WELCA,
Oesterlen Services for Youth, Lutheran Social
Services Food Pantries, Lutheran Outdoor Ministries
and the national WELCA ($650 from our Thankoffering).
Your offerings at meetings and our Kroger Rewards
money make a big difference in our community.
Mailings: On December 6th, eight people gathered
at the LSS offices at 500 W. Wilson Bridge Road
to help prepare all their Christmas cards for
mailing. Many thanks to Brinda Adams, Carl and
Janelle Adler, Laurinda Woodward, Elaine Botkin,
Anne Saylor, and Carol and Marty Myers for finishing
a huge job. Another group will assist with the
LSS financial mailing on January 31st. We enjoy
the challenge of these big jobs as well as the
good conversations around the work table. Would
you like to help? Just contact Carol Myers at
in-gathering of funds will take place the last
three weeks of February. These funds will benefit
the ELCA Disaster Relief agency and will be
earmarked for United States disasters. Watch
your bulletin for more information.
hygiene products are collected on a continuing
basis for the clients of Nancy’s Place,
Faith Mission’s women’s shelter.
Look for the pink basket by the coat racks near
the narthex. Before Christmas, Anne Saylor delivered
a large number of donated items so it is time
to fill the basket again.
Thank you for all that you do for others.
Those who drink of the water that I will give
them will never be thirsty.