JULY NEWSLETTER


Dive in and make waves with us this summer during  SHIPWRECKED Rescued By Jesus where kids (3yrs-5th gr.) will sail away on an island adventure.   Registration forms are at the Heartline desk. Register by July 6.   

YOU CAN HELP.....
as a crew leader, craft leader, music leader, game leader, snack leader, or a bible story leader. Sign-up opportunities are at the Heartline desk.                              
MISSION


GOD'S WORK. OUR HANDS 
 
HUNGER
Canned and non perishable food donations in June will be donated to Faith Mission.   Please help by bringing your canned and non-perishable food items to the food table located in the narthex.

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF - School Supplies
It's time again for the annual school supply collection for Lutheran World Relief. School supplies are on sale at WalMart and other retailers and you can donate everything on the list for less than $6.00. Copies of the Supply List are on the HeartLine and soon a basket will be in the Narthex for you to leave your donated  supplies. These supplies go to children in the U.S. and around the world, in areas of poverty and limited resources. Please be generous.
 
QUILTING 
Our quilters have been busy sewing and making quilts. They are in need of fabric to make additional quilts. They also need folks who will sew quilt tops. If you have fabric you are welcome to bring it to the church office. If you can help with sewing quilt tops please contact Jeanette Fair at 979-277-8035 .

RISE AGAINST HUNGER
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 - God's Work, Our Hands Sunday!

Save Sunday afternoon, September 9th, on your calendar to come to Christ and help package and box more than 10,000 meals for our ministry partner Rise Against Hunger.

SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM - IMPORTANT CHANGE
As some of you already know, the attendance by children and their families at our lunch program at the BHA Community Center has been very sparse. Part of the reason is that BISD Summer School, J.A.M. and the Boys and Girls Club are feeding many of the children in our community, using the same BISD meals that we provide. The churches that are hosting this project met and agreed that we should suspend the program at the Community Center until mid-July, when those other programs will be ending. After mid-July there should be quite a few children needing lunches and we will open our program up again to serve them.                                                                 
The Community Center program will restart on July 23rd and Christ Lutheran will serve meals on the three Thursdays after that date and before the new School Year begins on August 16th.
 
An important difference is that we will not be using BISD and USDA food so all of the rules and limits on who we can serve and how we operate will no longer apply....and each church will supply all of the food on their serving days.
 
There will be a sign-up sheet for the three dates that we will serve...July 26th, August 2nd and August 9th. Please consider volunteering for one or more of these dates if you are able.
 
Sorry for all the time some of us spent training, but in this, our second year of the program, we're still finding out what the community actually needs and how we can meet that need.
 
And for those of you who served already on those low attendance days, we hope you agree with the committee's decision to stop pouring so many resources and volunteer efforts into serving so few.  The good news is that those children are still able to go to Alton Elementary or the High School for free lunches through mid-July

WATER TO THRIVE
WE DIG WELLS!
A Big Shout-Out to James Morgan for the awesome water well he constructed in the Narthex...it's a scale replica of several of the wells we've dug in Ethiopia in the past four years. Christ Lutheran Foundation has funded four wells and the congregation has funded eight additional wells. We're already past the half-way point to fund Well No. 13, so help us in the next few months as we raise cash to dig wells....our first fundraiser will be $10 coupons for Los Cabos Restaurant, with $5 of each coupon going into our Well Digging Fund. We'll be asking you to buy coupons for yourselves and to sell coupons to friends and neighbors...the meal coupons will be good for August 1st through August 31st. More information on the water well program will be coming to you soon!
 
MILITARY BIBLE STICKS
Christ Lutheran raised more than $350 for the small MP3 players that contain the whole New Testament and selected Psalms. Our gift was matched dollar-for-dollar by a generous national donor so we raised the equivalent of $700+. Our men and women in uniform will benefit from your gift.
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Wednesdays        6:30 pm    Wiggle & Worship
Sundays               9:15 am    Wiggle & Worship  
Sundays             10:30 am    Fresh Coffee Adult Conversation - Fellowship Hall
1st Saturday        8:00 am     Men In Mission - Resumes in Spetember 
2nd Tuesday       12:00 pm   Women's Bible Study - Conf. Rm.

MEN IN MISSION
Men in Mission will not meet during the summer months.  Men in Mission will begin Saturday, September 1.

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
TUESDAY, JULY 10th  AT NOON
Join in this hour long monthly study. This month we will explore and study Rachel, the favorite wife.   A copy of the study is at the Heartline Desk. Come join us!
MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES
Your call to serve is always welcomed,encouraged and needed.
                                       
COLLATE NEWSLETTER
June 27, 9:00 am Conference Rm

GROUNDS COMMITTEE
Grounds Committee #5 (Terry Logan, Leader, Glenwood Hertel, Dale Stoughton, Butch Bugaj, Stephen Johnson) will be maintaining the routine tasks of the church during June. If you see something that needs attention at the church please call the church office or contact a member of the committee
 
RECYCLING AT CHRIST LUTHERAN
Thank you to Ron Kuecker for volunteering to take the recycling at the Church and Day School during the month June. Need a volunteer(s) for the Day School. Sign up at the Heartline to volunteer.
SPECIAL THINGS
  • Gluten free host and grape juice are available for Holy Commuion
  • Portals of Prayer for July - September are available at the Heartline Desk.
WELCOME TO CHRIST LUTHERAN
We welcome Joan Tumlinson to Christ Lutheran Church. Joan received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism during worship on May 20.   Joan's sponsors were her son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Misty Johnson. Joan is the grandmother of Kamryn and   Daven. We welcome Joan into the body of Christ and into the mission we share.
IN OUR PRAYERS                                    

Our Christ Family:
Richard & Marjorie Baker, Carl Bridges, Terry Brieden, Patt Crabtree, Sterling Crabtree, Bonnie Demuth, Verna Mae Druckhammer, Conrad Goeth, Shannon Heller, Laverna Jacob, Nathalie Luedke, Laura Metheny, Betty Schramm, Nicole Schulz Carr, Allen & Jeanie Stepan  
 
                                                                                           
Our Personal Concerns:           
Ms. Amanda, Donnie Appling, Christina Ashorn, Marilyn Barrera, Bernice Boriack, Betty Bryant, Hadrian Brown, Dane Bybee, Lyrik Campbell, Jessica Chatham, LeAnna Cook, Betty Crain, Ms. Curry, Gary Devlin, Andrew Dietz, John Dietz, Brandy Dillard, Don Dolson, Scooter Dillard, Wanda DuBose, Karen Dunn, Allen Gene Eckermann, Isabella Edmondson, John Exter, Jr., Angela Gentry, Gary Grantham, Robert Grunder, Teresa Gutierrez, Don Heller, Beatrice Helwig, Michael Hendricks, Cris Hernandez, Jamie Hobson, Lee Horak, JoAnn Hundemer, Bubba Jurries, Lori Johnson, Donna and Jeff Kaltwasser, Amber Kirschke, Harry Kluttz, J. Frank Lamp III, Tom Lanningham's wife, Baily Lantz, McKenzie LaSagna, David Lawrence, Tara Limmer, Dennie Marek, Tim Massa, Allene Machet, John Meadows, Frances Merkel, Marilyn Miertschin, Bernie Miertschin, Terry Mitchell, Shirley Mueller ( Renee's mother), Naomi Naper, Megan Neiseg, Roy Norsworthy, Michael Parker, Ralph Parker, Charlie Pyle, Lucas Paul, Rita Perkins, Donna & Marshall Paulk, Ralph Parker, Spencer Ramirez, Romeo & Janet Robles, Matthew Rotter, Bobby Schlabach, Amanda Sebastian, Kyree Koehne Shaver, Jeff Smith, Theresa Smith, Erin Stavros, Noelle Stokes, Wade Thoron, Renee Turner, Ginger Vaudrey, James Vaughn, Lisa Wise, Brian White, Dave Zaharis, the city, schools and families of Santa Fe TX

Those in Military Service: 
Kyle Babbitt, David Crabtree, Spenser Ganske, Danny Hart, Johnathon LeBoeuf, Colton Logan, Elijah Nemeir.
CELEBRATIONS 
If you see one that is missing, please let us know.

JULY BIRTHDAYS
1
Richard Curlee          
18
Shirley Beckermann
 
Brittany Schultz
 
Emily Schultz
2
Maressa Werth
 
Larissa Green
3
Taylor Grabarschick
19
Debra Stewart
4
Glenwood Hertel
20
Spenser Ganske
 
Elise Howk
 
Ora Nell Kuretsch
5
Rachel Klussmann
 
Shawn Roeske
 
Doris Koehne
21
Jessica Mantey Maale
 
Emilia Jezisek
22
Kelsey Beckermann
 
Joan Tumlinson
 
Darlene Hertel
6
Jared Elledge
24
Jaime Stelter
11
Bobbie Appling
25
Richard Baker
12
Katie Elledge
 
Trevor Hertel
 
Janice Grunder
 
Kaitlyn Klussmann
13
Betty Urban
26
James Morgan
 
Diane Vaughn
 
Sandra Perry
15
Sterling Crabtree
30
Ashley Lonsert
 
Bob Mueller
31
Cheryl Howk
17
Clarence Eben
 
Diana Markwardt

JULY ANNIVERSARIES
July 5
Roger & Linda Buro
July 5
Randy & Lois Klussmann
July 9
Richard & Tracey Curlee
July 13
Scott & Kim Applewhite
July 15
Fred & Brenda Schultz
July 17
Bubba & Molly Grabarschick
July 23
Dave & Mary Ann Exter
July 23
Mark & Judy Werth
July 25
Kevin & Angela Moore
July 27
Robert & April Estrada
July 29
Matthew & Stephanie Wehring
July 30
Glenwood & Willie Mae Hertel
July 31
Sterling & Patt Crabtree
July 31
Chase & Rheagan Mulder
July 31
Jack & Betty Schramm
 
COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS
June 19, 2018
  • Approved May minutes.
  • Financial Report: May financials are good.
  • Reports: Youth & Family Ministry - Kandi will be attending her Grandmother's memorial service June 21-July 6. ELCA Youth Gathering June 27-July 1 VBS - July 16-20; Elem. Camp July 22-27 Confirmation Beach Camp July 29-Aug. 3.
  • Christ Lutheran Day School - Patriotic Parade will be held July 3 at 10:00 am; Fall Festival has been scheduled for Friday night, Oct. 19 at 6:30 pm.
  • Mission Board: Thank you to James Morgan for installing the replica water well in the narthex; $3,575 has been collected toward water well #13.
  • Hospitality Team- Beginning in June the Heartline and Coffee Bar were relocated in the narthex.  Sunday, June 17th was the first Sunday to provide refreshments. The committee hopes to continue this each Sunday morning.
  • Marketing Team - Reviewed a draft task plan which includes the following: Enhance signage in Brenham, review of current marketing materials, develop common message and tag line for branding, usage and cost of various media (radio, social         media, website, app), development of marketing plan; discussion of possible part-time staff member to work with marketing and technology in the future.
  • Received a report from Ruth and Rob Parker on the Synod Assembly that was help in May.
  • Safety Team - getting quotes on crash bars for 2 or more doors in the narthex; monitor and camera on front door for safety.
  • Pastor's Report - Need more help with Worship Technology and Marketing; Scouts are not going to Philmont because of fire; CLC Push/Pay App is ready and functioning but still needs updates to open to congregation.
  • New Business- A leak was discovered in the mechanical room outside the educational wing due to the air conditioner condenser drain clogged causing sheet rock and board damage. Water also backed up in the fellowship hall area. Tiles will need to be replaced. Repairs to all the other areas have been completed.
  • Work continues on updating Constitution.
DAY SCHOOL NEWS
Summer finds us involved in all the typical sunny days activities that  w e love so much! Each week we hold a water play extravaganza, centered a round a theme such as, luau, circus, ice, and wacky science. The goal is to get wet and have fun, but we can always sneak a little learning into the experience!
 
We look forward to VBS this month, when our staff will join Kandi and her volunteers to provide a week of fun and faith formation with Shipwrecked- Rescued by Jesus! We thank everyone who has a part in making this a special week for children.
 
Blessings, Ginny Gaskamp
YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRY

Children's Ministry
Wiggle and Worship:  Sundays 9:15 am; Wednesdays 6:30 pm

Wiggle and worship is in for a slimy summer: This summer, through the life of Jacob, kids will learn that when we stick to God, He can make something beautiful out of any slimy situation. 

Vacation Bible School: SHIPWRECKED - July 16-20

Elementary Camp: Lutherhill - July 22-27
 
Confirmation
Confirmation Beach Camp: July 29- August 3

High School Youth:
ELCA Youth Gathering: June 27-July 1

Fundraisers:
Drive Thru Dinner:
June 21st or 22nd, 10am-10pm - Bush's Chicken
Chicken Strips, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, gravy and medium (sweet/unsweet) tea- $10

Stock Sales:
Wednesday and Sundays.
Take stock in our youth. Buy stock in our ministry and see how it changes lives. Sales Wednesday and Sundays.

Wiggle and worship is in for a slimy summer: We've been SLIMED! Sometimes in life it feels like we've been slimed! Sometimes it's because of decisions we make, sometimes it's from decisions others make that hurt us. This summer through the life of Jacob, kids will learn that when we stick to God, He can make something beautiful out of any slimy situation. 

Take stock in our youth. Buy stock in our ministry and see how it changes lives. Sales Wednesday and Sundays.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL                     
July 16-20, 2018 
Dive in and make waves with us this summer during  SHIPWRECKED Rescued By Jesus  where kids  (3yrs-5th gr.) will sail away on an island adventure. 
Registration forms are at the Heartline desk. 
Register by July 6.
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