CHLC family and friends,
First of all, I want to wish everyone a very
Happy Thanksgiving!! We have so much to be grateful
for, as God continues to bless our congregation
so that we can be a blessing to others.
Our family thanksgiving was going to be different
this year - instead of travelling to be with
extended family, it was going to be just the
four of us gathering around the table. Now even
that has changed, as our Hannah has tested positive
for Covid19. She has been in the Capital dorms
since September, but yesterday afternoon she
returned home following a rapid test, and is
isolated in her bedroom and her designated bathroom.
Our entire family is masking up whenever we
are in the house except when eating, showering
or sleeping. Hannah is taking her meals in her
room. She has experienced some mild symptoms
- cough, congestion, slight fever. It appears
she may be losing her sense of taste. Thank
you in advance for prayers of healing for her
and protection for our family as we hope to
avoid spreading it through our family.
Sunday, November 29, is the First Sunday of
Advent - a season of watching, waiting and preparing
for the presence of Jesus in our midst. I want
to thank Mitchell Hester and Jon King who have
agreed to play organ and run the camera respectively
for this Sunday's live-stream/video worship.
As I try to limit my exposure to others, we
are limiting the people involved in the worship.
You will also notice that I will keep my mask
on during the duration of the service.
to this email you will find the bulletin for
this Sunday as well as two Advent Devotionals.
One, "O Lord, How Shall We Meet You?"
is a standard Advent devotional for use by individuals
or older folks around a home advent wreath or
the dinner table. The other is a simple Advent
Calendar with activities geared toward families
with children. Print them, duplicate them, share
them and use them as you wish! The calendar
was too large to send as an attachment, so you
can see it below as a Google Drive document.
Thank you for your generosity with the LSS "Thankfull
Bags" and the turkeys for the CRC. You
can drop off new socks for the LSS food pantry
or fast food & department store gift cards
for Oesterlen at the church until December 13.
You can also drop off a monetary gift for either
project, and someone will shop for these items
on your behalf. Regular office hours are 8:30
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The office will be closed
this Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.
orders for Christmas are due Monday, November
30. Call the church office if you don't have
an order form and would like to reserve some
plants ... 614-267-4991. Feel free to leave
a message if no one answers.
is a video version of this update:
blessings to you and your family!