ANNUAL PANCAKE SUPPER
Men in Mission will again flip those flapjacks on Tuesday, March 5th , to celebrate Fat Tuesday and raise money for our Rise Against Hunger meal packaging project. Hot pancakes and sausage will be served from 5:00 - 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Free will donations encouraged to raise the $3500 we need to fund the Rise Against Hunger event.
RISE AGAINST HUNGER - BARN BOXES
Pick up your “Barn Box” today.  Members are encouraged to use the boxes for donation towards the $3,500 we must raise to fund the Rise Against Hunger project on God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday in September.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS MARCH 10, 2019
Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 10th. Be sure you set your clocks AHEAD one hour before going to bed on Saturday.
QUILTING BEE: NATIONAL QUILTING DAY - SUNDAY, MARCH 17
Join us for another Old Fashion Quilting Bee Sunday, March 17th. It’s National Quilting Day! Our quilting bee in February was a great success. Now its time to  make more quilts!  
Come and be a part of this quilting ministry and make something that will be sent to folks needing the warmth of these colorful quilts pieced and tied with love.
WOMENS BIBLE STUDY                                             
Tuesday, March 12 @ noon.
We continue our study of women of the Bible. This month we will study Hannah and Peninnah. Come join us! 
BIBLE STUDY WITH PASTOR WALT
Join in the bible study with Pastor Walt the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month (March 5,19) beginning at 10:00 am in the conference room. All are welcome!
DEVOTIONS FOR LENT “Lasting Hope” 
Available at the Heartline Desk. Pick up yours today for your Lenten journey
EASTER LILIES
As we prepare for the upcoming Easter season we will again decorate the Sanctuary for Easter with Easter Lilies. You can reserve your Easter lily at the Information Desk. Cost: $12.
GROUNDS COMMITTEE FOR MARCH
Grounds Committee #4 (Mike Grunder, Bill Beach, Darren Kana, Debra Kovar, Glen Kovar) will be maintaining the routine tasks of the church during March.
RECYCLING AT CHRIST LUTHERAN
Please visit the Heartline desk and sign-up to help with recycling this year. This is a wonderful opportunity to help out the Church and Day School with recycling. Thank you Ron Kuecker for volunteering in February. Volunteers are needed for March. 
GOD SPEED TO PASTOR BLAIR LUNDBORG AT THE SYNOD OFFICE
As many of you know Pastor Blair is leaving the synod office where he has served as Assistant to the Bishop. The synod is presenting Pastor Blair with a “purse” as a going away gift as a “Thank You” for his ministry. Here are ways the Synod is inviting you to participate in saying farewell to Pastor Blair:
  • Cards may be mailed to the TX-LA Gulf Coast Synod, 12941 North Fwy. Suite 210, Houston, TX 77060. 
  • Checks may be mailed payable to TXLA Gulf Coast Synod, 12941 North Fwy, Suite 210, Houston TX 77060. Please indicate “Blair Lundborg Farewell" in the memo line. 
  • Gifts may also be made online. synod@gulfcoastsynod.org select “Other Donations” and specify “Blair Lundborg Farewell.”
We offer our prayers for Blair and Donna on this new chapter of their lives .
OUTREACH FOR MARCH
Faith Misson
COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS -  February 19, 2019
  • Minutes and Financial Report: Received and approved.                                           
  • Youth and Family Ministry: Gr. 6-12 will attend Quake in San Antonio February 22-24; Gr. 1-5 Explore at Lutherhill March 22-24; Confirmation Beach Camp - July 28-Aug. 2; Elementary Camp July 21-24; VBS no definite plans at this point.
  • Christ Lutheran Day School:  Finances in good standing; Tuition for 2019-20 raised $10 per month; Saturday, Feb. 2, work day a great success; fire alarm system needs to be replaced
  • Vision Teams - will meet Thursday, Feb. 21
  • Building and Grounds - Flat roof above the Haven has a leak-repairman contacted. AC in youth house not working
  • Marketing Team - New member Randi Branham.
  • Mission Board - Pancake Supper Tues., March 5
  • Safety Team - will meet Feb. 25 to discuss monitoring doorbell system.
  • CLC Foundation elected the following officers for 2019: President- Matthew Wehring; Vice-President-Butch Bugaj; Secretary-Debra Kovar; Treasurer-Lisa Wellmann.
  • Pastor’s Report: Ash Wednesday is March 6 with 6:30 pm service; Lenten services will be held at 12:09 pm and 6:30 pm each Wednesday during Lent; waiting on confirmation from AppleiTunes and Android for Church app; congregational report submitted to ELCA
  • Old Business: Wednesday, May 1 set as a congregational meeting to vote on Constitutional Amendments; doorbell system needs to be installed at the main door; update the Youth house needed. Plans continue for Pastor Walt’s retirement recognition; Job description is being written for the part time Technology position.
 
CHRIST LUTHERAN DAY SCHOOL
February has been rather quiet around the Day School, getting back into the swing of things after the holidays and buckling in for a busy Spring! We appreciate everyone who spent their Saturday morning on February 2 nd , doing some honey-do jobs and spring cleaning in our building.                  
 
Men in Mission and some of their wives pitched in to clean vents and light fixtures, replace stained ceiling tiles and give the hallway a much-needed scrub down! THANK YOU ALL!!
 
We are making plans for a new interactive space out front of the school where kids can paint on big boulders, create art on see-through easels and make beautiful weavings on giant weaving frames. They will meander through the new Discovery Rock Garden finding a painted pond of goldfish, creatures made from stones, and sensory pleasing plantings. These are just a few things we have in mind. Help us make it a reality by helping fund our Discovery Rock Garden!

Blessings, 
Ginny Gaskamp
YOUTH and FAMILY MINISTRY

Children’s Ministry (K-5th grade)
March 17 - St. Patrick's day Celebration; 11-2 pm
March 22-24 - Explore (1-5 grade) at Lutherhill

Confirmation :                                                                                   
Wednesday - 4:00-5:30 pm (6th grade March 6)
No Confirmation March 13 - Spring Break

Opportunities to Serve:
March 5 - Pancake Supper: 5:00-6:30pm
March 13 - Serve Lunch at Senior Center 11am-1pm
March 19 - CLDS Drive Thur Dinner; Jackson St. Park , 4-6 pm

Youth Connect : (6-12 Grade)
Please join us the following Sundays. Watch for times and activities.
March 3
March 10
March 17
March 24
March 31
SCOUT EVENTS
Scouts and their families joined the congregation for worship to celebrate Scout Sunday on Feb 3. 
  
Pack and Troop 577 participated in the Sam Houston Area Council annual Scouting for Food Drive Jan 26-Feb 2. Together with donations from Christ Lutheran Church members, our total food collection was over 1000 pounds. Thank you for supporting this service project that benefits residents of Washington County
IN OUR PRAYERS

Our Christ Family: Jeri Bentke , Patt Crabtree, Sterling Crabtree, Verna Mae Druckhammer, Shannon Heller, Laverna Jacob, Parker Kenjura, Nathalie Luedke, Laura Metheny, Kay Roberts, Allen & Jeanie Stepan, Dorothy Ziese  

Personal Concerns : Roy Acebo, Rafe Alba, Allison, Steven Arndt, Ms. Amanda, Marilyn Barrera, Chris Bensten, Betty Bryant, Lyrik Campbell, Nichole Carr, John Cozad, LeAnna Cook, Betty Crain, A‘vahlynn Cuellar, Ms. Curry, Gary Devlin, Andrew Dietz, John Dietz, Scooter Dillard, Allen Gene Eckermann, Isabella Edmondson, John Exter, Jr., Angela Gentry, Robert Grunder, Teresa Gutierrez, Carol and John Haarmeyer, Beatrice Helwig, Michael Hendricks, Cris Hernandez, Jamie Hobson, Caleb Hubby, Zena Hubby, JoAnn Hundemer, Bubba Jurries, Lori Johnson, Donna and Jeff Kaltwasser, Craig Kirschke, Amber Kirschke, Harry Kluttz, Trey Kohn, Sherry Krueger, Tom Lanningham‘s wife, McKenzie LaSagna, David Lawrence, Larry Lischka, Dennie Marek, Tim Massa, Allene Machet, Chester and Karen Markwardt, Frances Merkel, Lee Metheny, Terry Mitchell, Eric Morris, Shirley Mueller ( Renee‘s mother), David Nagy, Naomi Naper, Megan Neiseg, Kaityln Nienstedt, Roy Norsworthy, Michael Parker, James Peterson, Courtney Petty, Charlie Pyle, Lucas Paul, Rita Perkins, Donna & Marshall Paulk, Gloria Rippenhagen, Matthew Rotter, Hunter Schaper, Elmer Schultz, Amanda Sebastian, Cary Sims, Theresa Smith, Erin Stavros, , Noelle Stokes, Wade Thoron, Renee Turner, Ginger Vaudrey, James Vaughn, Brian White, Dave Zaharis, Ileene Zander, Ed Zelenka 

Military Service: Kyle Babbitt, David Crabtree, Spenser Ganske, Danny Hart, Johnathon LeBoeuf
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Rev. Mark A. Groves, Pastor 979-530-2515 (Pastoral Emergency)    Rev. Walt Schindehette, Sick & Homebound Visitation Pastor 979.203.0822    Kandi Elliott, MA. CYF, Youth & Family Minister  979.203.7539
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Council President: Don Holley      Day School Board President: Shelly Ganske    Foundation President: Matthew Wehring