CHLC family and friends!
coming Sunday, February 17, is the Sixth Sunday
after Epiphany. Our Gospel reading is Jesus'
teaching on the "level place" from
Luke 6 - a little different from the beginning
of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5,
Jesus shares four beatitudes and four woes.
In the spirit of Mary's Magnificat from Luke
2, there are some challenging words here for
those of us who have wealth and like to laugh.
Join me as we make the connection with the first
lesson in Jeremiah 17, the image of those who
trust in God being like a tree planted by water,
whose roots stretch out into the stream.
hymns this week are:
In The Garden - chosen anonyously
When Peace Like a River - chosen by Thama Logan
Blest Be the Tie that Binds - chosen by Joanie
Beautiful Savior - chosen by Nancy Labuhn
Saturday, February 16, is our monthly Community
Meal at 5:30 p.m. in the education unit. Sloppy
Joe and bbq pork sandwiches will be shared along
with salad and other delicious items. Anyone
is invited to come out for this time of food
though Lent and Easter are later this year,
we are still getting closer, so it is time to
prepare for our "Pre-Fast Pasta Feast"
on Transfiguration Sunday, March 3. The youth
will make the homemade sauce and meatballs,
and will serve the meal along with salad, desserts
and drinks continuously until 12:30. It is all
you can eat for a free-will offering, and as
always, carry-outs are available. This year
the proceeds will go to the CRC, who are facing
some significant funding challenges as a result
of resent United Way cuts.
Wednesday is March 6, and we will team up with
our fellow Lutherans at North Community one
last time for our Lenten and Holy Week worship
opportunities. Mid-week services at 11:30 a.m.
will be here at Clinton Heights and at 7:30
p.m. will be at North Community. On Ash Wednesday
we will offer the Imposition of Ashes and Holy
Communion at both services. Beginning March
13, a light soup lunch will be shared after
the mid-week service at Clinton Heights.
I also wanted to thank the Christian Education
committee for hosting the fun Intergenerational
Fellowship time last Sunday - I know I enjoyed
the bingo, and it was good to have about 25
or 30 people together for fun and laughs. Look
for more of these opportunities in the future.
you know, we are always looking for folks to
teach our young ones on Sunday mornings. We
only ask for one Sunday commitments at a time,
and you will receive the materials in advance
to prepare. Please check out the link below
to the Sign-Up Genius, and let us know when
you can serve in this capacity.
I will see you in worship!