1, 8, 15, 29
Senior Choir Rehearsal
All Saints Sunday &
Catechism 11:15 a.m.
6, 20, 27
No Study on November 13
New Members Class
Mary Martha Circle
Lydia Ruth Circle
Men’s Bible Study
Worship at 10:00 a.m.,
Reception of New Members, WELCA Thankoffering,
Congregational Meeting &
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Join us for coffee and
conversation in the parlor
before and after Sunday School
Adults – 8:45 a.m
Children – 9:00 a.m.
the gift to be simple, ‘tis the gift to
‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought
And when we find ourselves in the place just
‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
When true simplicity is gained,
to bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed.
To turn, turn will be our delight,
Till by turning, turning we come ‘round
I often think of this, “Shaker Hymn”
when Thanksgiving time comes around each year.
Written by Elder Joseph Brackett, this one-verse
song gives witness to the basic belief of the
community of Christian believers called The
Shakers – or “The United Society
of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing.”
The basis of their community was to simplify
their living, reduce temptations for sinfulness,
and wait and watch for Jesus to return. Unfortunately
one of their practices in line with these rules
was celibacy, and that resulted in their numbers
thinning out. Now there is one Shaker community
Christians are probably not able to devote ourselves
to the kind of lifestyle to which these folks
devoted themselves, but there is one thing that
they can teach us – being content with
the simple things of life and living in gratitude
to a loving God are attributes which bring us
closer to God.
am looking forward to Thanksgiving this year.
We will celebrate it on Sunday, November 18
at Clinton Heights with a lot of activity. Our
worship will be focused on the Thanksgiving
texts and themes as we transfer the usual Thanksgiving
Eve service to Sunday. We decided along with
Gethsemane and North Community Lutheran Churches
to end that partnership and for each congregation
to do their own thing. In addition, that day
will be our WELCA’s Thankoffering Sunday
and they will bring forward the yearly gifts.
In worship we will receive folks who are joining
us as new members of Clinton Heights as well.
Both the choir and bells will be sharing their
gifts with the congregation. It is sure to be
a joyful time at worship.
Immediately after the service we will pause
for about a ten-minute meeting to consider and
vote on our operating budget for 2019, after
which we will adjourn to the parish hall for
our annual Harvest Dinner. Living simply, with
gratitude and generosity is something that we
can do as a church family, encouraging each
other and supporting each other in this life
of faithful discipleship.
God’s gifts are enjoyed best when shared
with those we love. Thanks be to God for the
many gifts that we have, including of each other
and our family love.
THE DATE: DECEMBER 1
WELCA invites you to join them for A Bit of
Heaven during their general meeting on Saturday,
December 1, 2-4:00 p.m. in the education unit.
Bring a friend and your favorite angel ornament
(s) to share.
HAT AND MITTEN
It’s time to start looking for winter
hats, scarves, gloves and mittens to hang on
our Hat and Mitten Tree. You might even enjoy
knitting or sewing items. These cold-weather
comforts are taken to the LSS Food Pantry for
distribution to the children (infants to teens)
there. New or gently used stuffed animals would
also be appreciated. Look for the tree in the
parlor in mid-November. Items will be taken
to the Pantry in mid-December.
CARDS FOR OESTERLEN
Have you seen them? Christmas decorations are
out there. It seems too early, but those decorations
are a reminder to buy gift cards for Oesterlen.
Once again, WELCA is asking our congregation
to remember the children of Oesterlen Services
for Youth. It is through your gifts that the
children have extras other families may consider
to be standard. Gift cards are used for rewards,
parties, teaching proper public behavior, and
for supplies for Life Skills Center programming.
Gift cards requested: $5, $10, $20 amounts for:
Kroger, WalMart, Meijer, Hobby Lobby, Home Depot,
Lowe’s, Frisch’s, McDonald’s,
Wendy’s, Burger King, Pizza (Donato’s,
Dominoes, Little Caeser’s, Pizza Hut).
You may put the cards in an envelope marked
WELCA in the offering, give them to Anne Saylor,
or put them in her box in the office. We are
grateful to our caring congregation for all
you give. Your gifts make ministry happen!
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY
On All Saints Sunday, November 4¸we remember
those in our parish who, since last All Saints
Day, have received their promised rest’s
fulfillment: Christopher Adams, Sylvia Newhouse,
Helen Ish, and Curt Sanders.
Because of schedules, the monthly Men’s
Bible Study will be on the third Saturday of
the month in November, on the 17th. We will
still meet at Panera Bread on High Street at
Weisheimer, and it will still be from 9:00 to
10:30 a.m. We will begin the section on Spiritual
Basics, “Who is Christ.” We will
read the story of the angel visiting Mary from
Luke 1:26-38, then discuss. We always close
with prayer. Please join us!
Annually, Clinton Heights helps Lutheran Social
Services clients at Thanksgiving by providing
groceries for a holiday meal. You may provide
grocery bag(s) of designated items or make a
monetary donation. Bags with handles are available
in the narthex. Monetary donations may be placed
in the offering plate; designate LSS Thanksgiving.
Each paper bag needs to contain the following
? One (1) can cranberry sauce
? One (1) can yams
? Two (2) cans green beans
? Two (2) cans corn
? Two (2) cans peaches
? One (1) box instant potatoes
? One (1) box stuffing mix
? One (1) packet gravy mix
? One (1) box cornbread mix
Bags will be collected for two Sundays only,
November 4 and November 11.
DINNER & CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
Join us on Sunday, November 18, following worship
for our annual Harvest Dinner. Meat, rolls and
table service will be provided. Bring a dish
to share: a hot or cold side dish, a salad,
or a dessert. Volunteers are needed to help
with set up, serving and clean up; sign up on
the bulletin board in the church narthex. A
brief meeting of the congregation will be held
immediately following the 10:00 a.m. worship
and before dinner. The 2019 budget will be presented
TURKEYS FOR CRC
Once again, we hope to provide ten turkeys to
the Clintonville Community Resources Center
for their Thanksgiving Basket project. Please
bring turkeys (any size) to the church and put
them in the freezer at the entrance to the basement,
by Monday, November 19.
Welcome to WELCA!
November Circle Meetings:
Mary Martha – November 13, 7:00 p.m. Several
Study Leaders Hostess: Nancy Labuhn
Lydia Ruth –November 14, 10:00 a.m. Study
Leader: Lori Koerner Hostess: Ruth Brown
November Bible Study is the conclusion of Turn,
Turn, Turn: A time for faithful repentance.
We have explored what real repentance looks
like, how repentance shapes our relationship
with God and how it shapes our relationships
with others. This month we will discuss our
relationship as the church to the world. Sounds
like a big topic! Come join our conversation.
Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief: On Tuesday,
September 25th, a group of women put together
57 personal health kits and packed them in boxes
along with 174 bars of soap. Anne Saylor then
delivered all the boxes to St. Luke Lutheran
Church on Morse Road on October 5th. We also
sent almost $60.00 to help pay for shipping.
All the boxes collected from Central Ohio churches
were trucked from St. Luke to Dayton and were
eventually sent on to a warehouse in Maryland.
From there our donations will be distributed
throughout the world including our own country.
Our heartfelt thanks to all who provided complete
care kits, care kit items, money and soap for
Sunday will be November 18th this year. The
donations collected will be sent to our national
WELCA organization to help support communications
(like Gather Magazine and the on-line Boldcafe),
a WELCA presence at gatherings like the ELCA
Youth Gathering this summer, academic scholarships
for women pursuing ordained ministry as well
as other disciplines, and Triennial conventions.
Your offerings will be well-used and appreciated.
Clinton Heights will have one Advent Service
and Luncheon this year, but the date was wrong
in our last article. The service will be Wednesday,
December 12, at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon following
the service will be hosted by both Lydia Ruth
and Mary Martha Circles. Everyone is invited
to celebrate Advent with worship, good food
and good fellowship.
All Clinton Heights women mark your calendars
for Tuesday, December 11th at 6:00 p.m. That’s
when we will enjoy our annual Christmas-night-out
with dinner at the Rusty Bucket on North High
Street at Overbrook Drive. This is always a
relaxed and friendly gathering, and we hope
to see YOU there. Tell Mary Jones if you are
planning to attend.
Fire Retreat at Faith Lutheran in Mt. Vernon:
Martha Ratliff, Mary Jones, Jeanne Kiser, Elaine
Botkin and Carol Myers attended this wonderfully
organized and spiritually uplifting event on
October 13th. Featured were speakers Linda Boyette
and Barbara Brodbeck and a guided tour of Faith’s
beautiful and awe-inspiring Bible garden.