This monthly newsletter is to inform you of what's happening at Christ Lutheran because we don't want you to miss any opportunities to participate or serve.  If you have any questions, additions or corrections, please contact us at the link below or just give us a call.  Also, feel free to forward this to others that you feel might be interested.  Enjoy!




HOLY WEEK SERVICES
March 20 Sunday           9:15 am   Palm Sunday Worship 
March 23 Wednesday    No Wednesday worship services
March 24 Thursday        6:30 pm  Maundy Thursday Worship 
March 25 Friday             6:30 pm  Good Friday Worship
March 27 Sunday           6:30 am  Easter Worship 
                                       7:30 am  Easter Breakfast following 
                                8:30 am  Children's Easter Egg Hunt
                                9:15 am  Easter Worship 


 
A LENTEN SERIES

Week One
February 14
Who Is Jesus?
  Matthew 16:13-16
Week Two
February 21
What Matters Most?
  Mark 12:28-34
Week Three
February 28
Am I Accepted?
  John 8:1-11
Week Four
March 6
Where Is God?
  John 1: 1-5, 14
Week Five
March 13
What Brings Fulfillment?
  John 13: 1-5, 13-17
Week Six
March 20
(Palm/Passion Sunday)
What About Suffering?
  Matthew  27:27-31
Week Seven
March 27 (Easter)
Is There Hope?
  Matthew 28: 1-7

LENTEN MEALS
Reminder--A meal served after the 12:09 Lenten Worship service.
 A meal is also served at 5:30 pm prior to the evening Lenten worship service

Mission
God's Work. Our Hands.

Hunger

Canned & non-perishable food donations received in March will be donated to Faith Mission. The Food Table is located in the narthex.
   
ELCA World Hunger 2016
This year the ELCA is making hunger the  focus of outreach and giving.  Coin boxes are available at the Heartline to collect a dollar a day during the Lenten season.  The World Hunger Appeal saving boxes can be returned to the church during Holy Week.  A collection basket will be in the Narthex starting Palm Sunday.

Caps for Cancer- A Special Thank You 
Thank you to everyone who crocheted, knitted or sewed caps for cancer patients.  A special Blessing of the Caps was held on Sunday, February 14 where 93 caps were brought forward.  All these caps have been sent to the American Cancer Society.  Christ Lutheran you have " showing love for others one stitch at a time. "
Welcome
We welcome the following new members to Christ Lutheran Church:             
  • Lauren Kmiec and son, Landon Daniels
  • David and Doris Exter
  • Jordon Fiest - daughter Avery Feist will be baptized soon at Christ Lutheran
Learning Opportunities
Wednesdays       6:30 pm     Wiggle & Worship
Sundays             10:30 am    Wiggle & Worship
Sundays             10:30 am    Holy Moly Sunday School - 2nd-4th grade 
Sundays             10:30 am    NEXTGENERATION for Jr. High Youth 
Sundays             10:30 am    Fresh Coffee Adult Conversation - Fellowship Hall
Sundays             10:30 am    Word and Wonder - Adult study - Conf. Rm.              
1st Thursday      10:00 am    HOPE Bible Study - Conf. Rm.
1st Saturday         8:00 am    Men In Mission - Fellowship Hall
2nd Tuesday        7:00 pm    Mary Martha Ruth Circle Bible Study - Conf. Rm.
Wednesdays        3:30 pm    Confirmation

 
CLC Wiggle Worship Wednesday
MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES
Your call to serve is always welcomed,encouraged and needed. 

ALTAR CARE AND SUPPORT
Gluten free host is available each Sunday for communion
 
COLLATE NEWSLETTER
March  22, 9:00 am Conference Rm
Christ Lutheran Church Happenings 
 
Christ Lutheran Council
March 15 - 6:00 pm, Conference Rm.

Christ Lutheran Day School
March 5 - 8:00 am, Work Day
March 28 - 6:00 pm, Board Meeting
March 29 - 4:00-6:30 pm, C.L.A.S.S. Drive Thru Dinner - Jackson St. Park

Christ Lutheran Youth
March 9 - Wednesday  youth night, 7:30-8:30 pm
March 13 - Sunday youth night. 6-8 pm
March 17- Spring Break Day of Service   

Confirmation
March 2, 9, 23, 30 - 3:30 -5:30 pm, Confirmation
March 6, 13, 20 - 10:30 am, Faith formation  

Collate Newsletter
March 22 - 9:00 am, Conference Rm.

Easter
Worship - 6:30am, 9;15 am
Breakfast - 7:30 am
Easter Egg hunt - 8:30 am 

First Communion
March 19 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
March 24 - Maundy Thursday Worship, 6:30 pm

Holy Week
March 20 - Palm?Passion Sunday, 9:15  am
March 24 - Maundy Thursday, 6:30 pm
March 25 - Good Friday, 6:30 pm
March 27 - Easter, 6:30 am, 9:15 am
 
Hope Bible Study
March 3 - 10 am, Conference Rm

Lenten Worship
Sunday - 9:15 am
Wednesday - 12:09 pm, 6:30 pm

Mary Martha Ruth Circle 
March 8 - 7:00 pm, Conference Rm

Men In Mission
March 5 - 8:00 am, Fellowship Hall

Quilting Circle
March 15 - 1:00 pm, Fellowship Hall 
Easter Lilies               
Reserve your Easter lily at the Heartline. These beautiful flowers will help decorate the Sanctuary for Easter.         
Cost:  $9.00
Special Notes               
  • No Worship Service Wednesday, March 23.
  • Gluten free hosts are available at each service
  • Portals of Prayer for January - March available at the Heartline Desk.
  • The Lutheran magazine is available for anyone who would a copy at the Heartline Desk.
IN OUR PRAYERS                                    
Our Christ Family:
Pat Crabtree, Sterling Crabtree, Bonnie Demuth, Pete Demuth, Wayne Fairman, Mildred Hair, Esther Neumann, Richard Peterson, Loraine Roeske, Nicole Schulz Carr, Allen Stepan 

Our Personal Concerns: 
Donnie Appling, Joyce Averitt, Lilia Avila, Betty Boeker, Donna Bridges, Betty Bryant, Lyrik Campbell, Bill Clanahan, Betty Crain, Gary Devlin, Andrew Dietz, Brandy Dillard, Scooter Dillard, Dalton Dunfield, Allen Gene Eckermann, David Exter, Liz Fenton, Anna Finke, Donna Fourroux, Robert Galaber, Larry Glenz, Dorothy Goodlett, Wanda Hamilton, Quincy Hambrick, Michael Hendricks, Greg Hester, Jamie Hobson, Michael Holder, Lee Horak, Richard Jacobs, Amber Kirschke, Brian Knebel, Baily Lantz, Tara Limmer, Shirley Mueller (Renee's mother), Naomi Naper, Leon Noack, Michael Parker, Lucas Paul, Rita Perkins, Perry Post, Spencer Ramirez, Helen Reeves, Matthew Rotter, Marge Runge, Amanda Sebastian, Jeff Schwartz, Kyree Koehne Shaver, Birdie Sommerfeld, Dorothy Sommerfeld, Patricia Stanley, Erin Stavros, Noelle Stokes, Tracy Sullivan, Dakota Thomas, Dr. Joe Townsend, Ginger Vaudrey, James Vaughn, Charles Welch, Chris White, Pastor Abigail Wilke, Sandy Winkelmann, Debbie Wammel  
                       
Those in Military Service: 
Kyle Babbitt, David Crabtree, Johnathon LeBoeuf, Brandon McCord, Kim and Elijah Nemeir, Joshua Stevens 
CELEBRATIONS
If you see one that is missing, please let us know.

March Birthdays
1
Ricky Federwisch
16
Shannon Heller
2
Emma Schwartz
 
Jodi Holloway
 
Stephanie Wehring
 
Sharon Klinker
3
Catherine Rowell
 
Terry Logan
4
Macy Roberts
17
Kaden Mutscher
5
Kyle Curtis
19
Avery Applewhite
6
Daven Johnson
22
Kamryn Johnson
 
Gary Koerth
 
Amy Kohring
8
Christopher Boeker
25
Sidney Roeske
9
Randy Klussmann
28
Gage Gutierrez
 
Matthew Wehring
 
Cara Jezisek
10
Marjorie Wilke-Baker
 
Parker Kenjura
11
Billy Howk
 
Shelli Male
12
David Miley
30
Ashley Bentke
13
Rob Parker
 
Johnnie Jankowiak
15
JoAnn Brieden
 
Ava Livengood

March Anniversaries
March 7
Terry & Sharon Logan
March 11
Matthew & Alexis Burch
 
Tim & Kathi Klussmann
March 14
James & Vicki Morgan
March 16
Carl & Joyce Bridges
March 29
Gene & Dottie Herrmann

Christ Lutheran Council Highlights
February 16, 2016               
  • Approved minutes and treasurer's report.
  • Approved the transfer of the Dietrich Bequest to the Mission Fund.
  • Approved 2016 Bank signatures:  President, Mike Grunder, Vice-President Daryl Ganske, Treasurer Cheryl Howk and Financial Administrator Doris Koehne
  • Committee reports presented.
  • Committee formation and structure continues.
day schoo letterhead
DAY SCHOOL NEWS
We are ready for spring at the Day School and all the exciting things that come with this time of year!  On Saturday March 5 th   we will hold a parent playground workday to revitalize our outdoor areas, making them safe and inviting for our kiddos. 
Our playgrounds, garden and outdoor classroom set the stage for so much learning and wonder.  We invite you to join us for free  exercise as we shovel, scoop, scrub, paint, plant and build!  The Men in Mission breakfast crew have agreed  to help with some specific tasks in and around the building.  There will be jobs for every interest and skill level!  We hope you will come on out and join us from 8:00 am until noon! 
We also invite you to visit our Scholastic Book Fair during the week of March 28 th .  There will be books for young children, youth and even some cookbooks for the rest of us!
 
In Christ,
Ginny Gaskamp

YOUTH NEWS

Confirmation
Confirmation - Wednesdays (March 2, 9, 23, 30 ), 3:30-5:30 pm
                        NO Confirmation  March 16 - Spring Break
Faith formation - Sundays (March 6, 13, 20), 10:30 am
Service  Events -  Thursday, March 17, 9 am- 5 pm
                            Tuesday, March 29, 4-7 pm - CLDS Drive thru Dinner

Children's Ministry
Elementary Spring Retreat - (1st-6th grade) March 11-13, Lutherhill
Easter Egg Hunt - March 27, 8:30 am 
 
Faith Formation
Wednesdays - 6:30 pm  Wiggle and Worship (3 yrs-5th grade)
Sundays - 10:30 am Holy Moly Sunday School (2nd-4th grade)
Sundays - 10:30 am - NEXTGENERATION - Junior High

First Communion
We welcome those who are ready to share his love as they receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion.  A retreat for parents and children will be held Saturday March 19 9:00am-Noon.  First Communion will be received Maundy Thursday, March 24 at 6:30 pm.
 
Jr. High and High School Youth
Youth Nights - Wednesday, March 9 - 7:30-8:30 pm
                        Sunday, March 13 - 6-8 pm
Spring Break day of Service - Thursday, March 17 - 9am- 5pm  
Boy Scout Troop - Cub Scout Pack 577   

Our Scouting for Food and Souper Bowl of Caring food drive was a huge success!  A total of 1450 pounds was collected, including over 370 pounds from the CLC congregation on Sunday, February 7.  This scouting partnership with its chartered organization received recognition at the David Crocket District Roundtable   meeting on February 11 in Bellville.

Christ Lutheran is a community of followers of Jesus Christ. We believe that God's great love for humanity is revealed in Jesus and that through faith in him, we can have a true relationship with God and one another. We believe that this faith comes to us by God's Spirit in us and others, and by this Spirit that we are called to care for people in need and all of creation. We're not perfect and we don't claim to have all the answers. We just believe that faith is a journey which always leads to God's love for us and along the way, a meaningful and abundant life. We also believe there's room for everyone on this journey. So, all are invited to join us as we walk this life together.
  
  CHRIST LUTHERAN
1104 Carlee Drive, Brenham, TX 77833-5009
Church 979 979.836.5585
Day School 979.277.9008
Fax 979.836.6278
CONTACTS
Rev. Walt Schindehette, Sick & Homebound Visitation Pastor
Kandi Elliott, Youth & Family Minister
Ginny Gaskamp, Day School Director 
Janet Barnett, Office/Foundation Administrator
Doris Koehne, Financial Administrator 
Council President: Michael Appling    
Foundation President: Vic Fair
Day School Board President: Diana Markwardt

STAY CONNECTED:
Like us on Facebook