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If you missed church on Sunday, you also missed seeing THIS in our parking lot!

Yes, after months of "any day now," we not only own a minibus-actually, Cristo Rey owns a minibus-and it's parked at CLC. Next steps are registering the bus in Texas, and insuring it in anticipation of its journey to El Paso. So many people, both from our congregation and beyond, have contributed to bring this closer to a reality for our siblings doing difficult ministry at the border. Thank you!!

Music Notes
Tom Berryman, Music Director

The Prelude music for the service on Sunday, January 26 is the Adagio Cantabile from Sonata No. 8 "Pathetique" by Ludwig van Beethoven played by Preston Burt. For a performance by Daniel Barenboim, 
please click below:

Barenboim on Beethoven
Barenboim on Beethoven "Pathetique" 2nd movement

The CLC Choir will be singing a setting by Dale Wood of the hymn "Rise, shine, you people" ELW 665 with the congregation joining in on the fourth verse for the Offertory Hymn on Sunday.
The Organ Postlude is the opening movement of J.S. Bach's arrangement of the Vivaldi Concerto in A Minor. For a performance of the complete, three movement concerto go to:

J. S. Bach - Organ Concerto in A Minor BWV 593 after Vivaldi RV 522.
J. S. Bach - Organ Concerto in A Minor BWV 593 after Vivaldi RV 522.
Adult Formation


Adult Formation: In the Sunday forum we continue our discussion of the dreaded "E" word: Is it helpful or a hindrance that our denomination is called the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America? If the latter, and we're "stuck with it," what can we do to redeem the word?



 We invite you to join with us this Thursday morning  as we gather for coffee and refreshments at 9:45 a.m. in the Memorial Room so that the hour discussion/study can begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Call to Action

Today is the day to phone in your registration for the mid-winter retreat at Calumet-we'll do it on the honor system-so that we can give an accurate head count to the staff there. Do not let cost be an obstacle!

We anticipate that Pastora Rose Mary Sánchez-Guzmán, and her husband, Fernando Guzmán, will return to Boston the weekend of February 21-23 to pick up the bus. That gives us a few more weeks to collect sturdy (new or gently-used) shoes in youth sizes, men's sizes to 8 or 9, and women's sizes to 7 or 8.
We can also use plastic totes and sturdy boxes to that all of the items that are collected can be sorted 

Looking Ahead

The weekend of Pastora's return to Boston/Natick (February 21-23) will be crazy-busy: Arrival on Friday, mini-immersion (all but certain) on Saturday afternoon, Silent Movie Night on Saturday evening, Appalachian liturgy on Sunday morning, followed by bus blessing , celebratory brunch, and send-off, with Family Promise host week beginning that evening. Clear your calendar, invite your friends and family, then buckle your seatbelts!
This Sunday we welcome one of our own, Pr. Jerry Janisko, to the pulpit, part of the amazing network of support for Pr. Bourret as she undergoes treatment for breast cancer. Thank you to Pr. Janisko, and all who have contributed in countess ways!


 On Sunday, January 26,  we celebrate the Third Sunday in Epiphany ,  10:00 a.m. worship. Pastor Jerry Janisko,   preaching and presiding.   

READINGS FOR THIS WEEK - Third Sunday in Epiphany
January 26, 2020

Jesus begins his public ministry by calling fishers to leave their nets and follow him. In Jesus the kingdom of God has come near. We who have walked in darkness have seen a great light. We see this light most profoundly in the cross-as God suffers with us and all who are oppressed by sickness, sin, or evil. Light dawns for us as we gather around the word, the font, and the holy table. We are then sent to share the good news that others may be "caught" in the net of God's grace and mercy.

            First Reading                          Psalm                       Second Reading                         Gospel
             Isa 9: 1 - 4                            Ps 27:1;1- 9                   1 Cor 1: 10 - 18                       Matt 4:12-23
Sing For Joy
Enhance your understanding of the weekly scripture readings by listening to Sing For Joy http://www.stolaf.edu/singforjoy/ from St. Olaf College.  The Sing For Joy radio program, produced by St. Olaf College , has a simple mission: to explore the weekly themes of Christian worship by providing the best in sacred choral music and thoughtful commentary. The musical performances eloquently "do the talking," while the concise remarks from host Pastor Bruce Benson illuminate the meaning of the texts.
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