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Pastor Ralph's
Weekly Update


Greetings, CHLC family and friends!

This coming Sunday, November 19, is the 24th Sunday after Pentecost. This is the next-to-last Sunday of the church calendar, as November 26 will be observed as Christ The King Sunday. It may be hard to believe, but December 3 is almost here, and with that comes the beginning of Advent!

During the worship this Sunday, our WELCA ladies will be bringing forward their Thankofferings to present to the altar with prayer.

After the service, we will have a brief meeting to consider and vote on the 2018 Operating Budget.
Then after the meeting, we will recess up to the parish hall for our annual Harvest Dinner. Bring a dish to share and enjoy some fellowship with your Christian family and friends.

Next Wednesday, November 22, is Thanksgiving Eve, and we will have our combined worship service at North Community Lutheran Church on Morse Rd, just east of High street. Worship will be at 7:30 and will feature a combined choir from all three congregations - North Community, Gethsemane and us. I will be preaching, and the other pastors will preside over communion. Be sure to ake time to stay for pie afterward as well!!

Because of conflicts with more than one of our regulars, our Men's Bible Study was postponed from last Saturday to this Saturday. Join us at Panera Bread at 9:00 for this time of conversation and fellowship.

My family and I appreciate everyone's prayers during this difficult time. My oldest nephew, Chris Adams, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday. His mother, my sister, Brinda Adams, is an active member of Clinton Heights. Please continue to keep her and all of Chris' family and friends in your prayers as we continue to grieve his passing. We will have a memorial service for Chris on Saturday December 2, visitation from 10:30 to noon with the service at 12:00.

I will see you in worship!