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Christ Lutheran Church, Sedona

Nov 17, 2017

Last week, while  stuck in LA traffic I saw a homeless encampment under a bridge. It was dark and sad.  But then a church van drove up, and people got out with bright flashlights. Suddenly the homeless village seemed to be moving.  Then my light turned green, and a few angry honks reminded me to move on. 

The people in darkness had seen a great light. Join us this week in worship has we hear from Isaiah, who has a hopeful and needed message.

See you in church!
Pastor David

Thanksgiving Worship

Thanksgiving Eve Worship  will be on Wednesday night, November 22, 2017, 7:00 pm followed by our wonderful pie fellowship. This is special worship service is a great way to begin the holiday, focusing on the many blessings we receive each day from God. A church filled will be a pleasing sight to our Lord. See you there!

Interfaith Thanksgiving

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service is a Sedona tradition. Join us on Tuesday, November 21 st , 2017, 7:00 pm at the Sedona United Methodist Church located at 110 Indian Cliffs Road.
Good Gifts Tree

The Christmas Tree that is going up in the Fellowship Hall after Thanksgiving will have a new look. The ornaments are from ELCA Good gifts and will purchase an animal or service. Sales start Sunday November 26 and will continue each Sunday until we are sold out.

Peanut, Peanut butter...

The food for the month is... you guessed it: Peanut butter. Hungry kids love peanut butter on their sandwiches.

Congregational Meeting

T he December meeting to approve the 2018 Budget and elect leadership will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 9:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a budget informational meeting on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. Copies of the proposed 2018 Budget / Ministry plan will be available on Sunday.
Synod Profile Request

Similar to how a congregation prepares to call a pastor, the Grand Canyon Synod Bishop Elections Committee wants to prepare to call a new bishop with careful attention. We currently are inviting all members to share their thoughts via a survey. Follow this link, or click on the log to the right.

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Upcoming Events

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Friday, Nov 17, 12:00 pm - Lunch, Learning and Luther

Saturday, Nov 18, 8:00 am - Handbell Quarter Rehearsal

Saturday, Nov 18, 9:00 am - Handbell Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, Nov 18, 10:00 am - Celebrate! Rehearsal

Sunday, Nov 19, 8:30 am - Classic Worship

Sunday, Nov 19,  9:30 am - 

Sunday, Nov 19, 10:30 am- Celebrate!Children's/Worship

Monday, Nov 20, 12:00 pm - Al-Anon Mondays

Tuesday, Nov 21, 9:30 am - Caring Ministry Meeting

Tuesday, Nov 21, 7:00 pm - Interfaith Service @ Sedona United Methodist

Wed, Nov 22, 9:30 am - Lectionary Bible Study

Wed, Nov 22, 7:00 pm - Thanksgiving Eve Service

Thurs, Nov 23, THANKSGIVING Office Closed

Friday, Nov 24, 11:00 am - Worship Committee Meeting

Saturday, Nov 25, 8:00 am - Handbell Quarter Rehearsal

Saturday, Nov 25, 9:00 am - Handbell Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, Nov 25, 10:00 am - Celebrate! Rehearsal

Sunday, Nov 26, 8:30 am - Classic Worship

Sunday, Nov 26,  9:30 am - 

Sunday, Nov 26, 10:30 am- Celebrate!Children's/Worship
  Office Hours:
Tuesday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Christ Lutheran Church
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Welcome to Christ's church, where all are welcome to be centered in worship, nurtured in fellowship,
and alive in service.

Sunday Worship Schedule
Classic Worship - 8:30 am 
Celebrate! Worship - 10:30 am

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Christ Lutheran Staff

David Brandfass -
Pastor, home: 284.2590

JIm Buchanan -
Music Minister & Office Administrator:  282.1022 or 300.2117 (cell)

Canda Rooney -
Administrative Assistant

Rev. Kristin Engstrom
ELCA Missionary to Senegal

This Week's Bible Readings
Sunday's Bible texts: Isaiah 9:1-7; Psalm 27:1, 5-13; John 1:1-5
"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light" - Isaiah 9:2