OCTOBER NEWSLETTER


Church Office
 
Office hours :
Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday - Closed
 
If you need immediate pastoral assistance when the office is closed, please call         Pastor Mark, 412-974-8378 or Pastor Walt 979-203-0822.                                           

                                    
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Your help is needed at the Fall Family Festival.  Check the volunteer opportunities at the Heartline desk and sign up now. Your help is greatly appreciated.
BLESSING OF THE PETS
Sunday, October 9 4:00 pm @ Christ Lutheran
Pastor Mark will have a Blessing of the Pets. 
Come and bring your pet for this blessing.
MISSION

GOD'S WORK. OUR HANDS 
A total of 10 quilts were made for God's work. Our hands. on Sunday, Sept. 11.  All these quilts will be sent to Lutheran World Relief along with the quilts that are made each month by our Quilting Circle.  Thank you to everyone who gathered to sew, stitch and tie these beautiful quilts
 
LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE - GULF COAST FLOODING  

We are all aware of the massive floodwaters that sweep across southern Louisiana recently. Lutheran Disaster Response is there to assist those in need.  Your gifts are needed.  Gifts designated for "Gulf Coast Flooding" will be used to assist those affected by the floodwaters.  You will find more information about support to help those affected by the Gulf Coast Flooding at the Heartline desk.
 
CAPS FOR CANCER PATIENTS
Patterns are available at the Heartline for knitting, crocheting and sewing caps for cancer patients who lose their hair because of treatment. We will gather at the end of year  for our  annual Blessing of the Caps.  All caps will be donated to the American Cancer Society in Bryan. 
 
WORLD HUNGER & WATER WELL #8 
We are still raising up the ministries of World Hunger and the Water Well program. Please consider supporting one or both of the efforts. We are helping our Synod raise $500,000 for this year's world hunger project and we are well on our way to collecting enough to dig Well No. 8 in Africa. Your support is appreciated.
 
HUNGER
Canned and non perishable food donations in October 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. 
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Wednesdays        6:30 pm    Wiggle & Worship
Sundays               9:15 am    Wiggle & Worship  
Sundays             10:30 am    Fresh Coffee Adult Conversation - Fellowship Hall
Sundays             10:30 am    Word and Wonder - Adult 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.
DISCUSSION GROUP AND BIBLE STUDY
For more information contact:                                            
Pastor Walt 979-203-0822
MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES
Your call to serve is always welcomed,encouraged and needed.
 
LAY MINISTERS CHANGE
Heartline and Greeter duties have been combined on the Lay Ministers schedule.   The new title of these lay ministers is CLC Greeters. As you welcome guests and members please direct them to the Heartline desk for  sign -up opportunities,  Portal of Prayers, Living Lutheran magazine, etc.
                                     
COLLATE NEWSLETTER
October 27, 9:00 am Conference Rm

RECYCLING AT CHRIST LUTHERAN
Ron Kuecker will be taking the recycling at the church and Day School during the month of October. Volunteers are needed for December at the church and volunteers are needed for the Day School the months of November and December.

There are still opportunities for you to help with recycling during 2016.  
The sign-up schedule is  at the Heartline desk.  Our schedule is:
 
                      CHURCH                   DAY SCHOOL
    Oct.            Ron Kuecker              Ron Kuecker
    Nov.           Clarence Eben           Needed
    Dec.            Needed                     Needed
 
SPECIAL THINGS
  • Gluten free host and grape juice are available for Holy Commuion
  • Portals of Prayer for October - December are available at the Heartline Desk.
  • Living Lutheran magazine is available for anyone who would a copy at the Heartline Desk.
THRIVENT

THANK YOU 
Thank you to all who have sent their Choice Dollars to Christ Lutheran Church or Christ Lutheran Day School.  Choice Dollars given to Christ Lutheran are used directly for the work of the church and are a part of your offering.            If you selected Christ Lutheran Day School your Choice Dollars go directly to Day School projects benefiting the  students.  Thank you for selecting Christ Lutheran Church and Day School for your Choice Dollars

BUTTER BRAID FUNDRAISER

Sponsored by Bosom Buddies
Flavors:  Apple, Cherry, Blueberry Cream Cheese, Cinnamon, Cream Cheese, Double Chocolate, Four Cheese & Herb w/ marinara dipping sauce, Strawberry Cream Cheese, Bavarian Creme                                                                         

Cost:  $14 for all flavors except Double Chocolate and Four Cheese $14.50. 

To order or for information contact: Dottie Herrmann, Lois Holley, Laverna Jacob, Sharon Logan  or Anne Schindehette 

Place order by:  Oct. 30    Delivery:  Nov. 15

IN OUR PRAYERS                                    

Our Christ Family:
David Beckendorf, Willie Brinkmeyer, Sterling Crabtree, Bonnie Demuth, Verna Mae Druckhammer, Mildred Hair, Laverna Jacob, Laverna Landua, Esther Neumann, Larry Schulz, Nicole Schulz Carr, Allen and Jeanie Stepan, Laura Winkelmann Jones.  

Our Personal Concerns:           
Donnie Appling, Christina Ashorn, Lilia Avila, Betty Boeker, Donna Bridges, Betty Bryant, Lyrik Campbell, Betty Crain, Susan Deski, Gary Devlin, Rita Diamond, Andrew Dietz, Brandy Dillard, Scooter Dillard, Wanda DuBose, Allen Gene Eckermann, Carol and Liz Fenton, Anna Finke, Donna Fourroux, Larry Glenz, Dorothy Goodlett, Wanda Hamilton, Beatrice Helwig, Michael Hendricks, Brenda Herrmann, Greg Hester, Bernice Hintz, Jamie Hobson, Michael Holder, Lee Horak, Amber Kirschke, Harry Kluttz, Baily Lantz, Tara Limmer, Houshang Masudi, Shirley Mueller ( Renee's mother), Naomi Naper, Michael Parker, Lucas Paul, Rita Perkins, Spencer Ramirez, Matthew Rotter, Mary Ann Ruhland, Bobby Schlabach, Amanda Sebastian, Kyree Koehne Shaver, Dorothy Sommerfeld, Erin Stavros, Noelle Stokes, Tracy Sullivan, Ginger Vaudrey, James Vaughn, Dr. Mike Wirtz, Deloise Wright               
       
Those in Military Service: 
Kyle Babbitt, David Crabtree, Spencer Ganske, Johnathon LeBoeuf, Kim and Elijah Nemeir 
CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to Shawn and Patricia Roeske on the birth of a daughter, Amanda Baltar Roeske, born August 18, 2016.  Amanda's grandparents are Sidney and Karen Roeske and great grandmother Lorraine Roeske.
 
CELEBRATIONS
If you see one that is missing, please let us know.

October Birthdays
1
Miranda Bohack
17
Willie Mae Hertel
 
Laverna Jacob
 
Tim Klussmann
 
Christian Male
18
Tyler Kaltwasser
2
Linda Buro
 
Carol Langley
 
Brandi Schwartz
19
Shelly Ganske
 
Julie Zander
 
Shelby Herms
4
Skylar Schulz
21
Robert Estrada
 
Jolie Schwartz
 
Linda McCullough
5
Kary Brinkman
23
Lois Klussmann
 
Katterli Brinkman
24
Joe Livengood
6
David Beckendorf
25
Jaxon Peschel
7
Melody Kuhns
26
John Kuhns, Jr.
 
Wesley Schlechte
 
Caroline Schulz
10
Hunter Allie
27
Justin Perry
 
Taylor Allie
 
Karla Stelter
 
Michael Appling
28
Tammy Hajek
 
Kristy Collins
30
Eddie Galle
 
Jacob Elledge
 
Wallene Ludwig
12
Maysen Fontenot
31
Pastor Mark Groves

October Anniversaries 
October 1
Pappy & Sheila Abel
October 2
Monte & Jean Warmke
October 3
Allan & Karla Stelter
October 10
Kyle & Randi Branham
October 18
Joe & Jennifer Livengood
 
Mark & Caylee Scheel
October 22
Catherine & Richard Rowell
October 26
Sidney & Karen Roeske
October 30
Elton & Kathy Steffen

CHURCH COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS
September 21, 2016
  • Approved - Treasurer's report.
  • Approved - Minutes August 17, 2016 meeting.
  • Pastor Mark reported on the AC problems caused by the power outage-most of these problems have been repaired.  Pastor reminded Council that the Budget Committee needs to be formed to begin next year's budget. 
  • Approved - Painting the church hallways, ceilings and Pastor's office.
  • Blessing of the Pets - October 9, 2016
  • Brenda Schulz reported on moving forward with updating the Picture Directory.
  • Property Team is working on repairs at the church.
DAY SCHOOL NEWS
day schoo letterhead
                                                                                        
FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL
Saturday, October 15
Fun for everyone!  Games, food, silent   auction & the best pumpkin patch for you to choose that perfect pumpkin.  Make your plans now to join us.  We need your help!  Sign-up sheets  for helping with the Fall Festival are at the Heartline.


WIGGLE and WORSHIP
Fall Wiggle & Worship's bible lessons based on Candy Bars.
October:
Milky Way - Genesis 12: 1-7
Twix - Genesis 7:16-18, 8:15-22
Crunch - Exodus 13:20-14:29
Three Musketeers - Daniel 3:8-30
Gummy Worms - Reformation
YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRY

Children's Ministry
Faith Formation -
Wednesdays - 6:30 pm  Wiggle and Worship (3 yrs-5th grade)
Sundays - 9:15 am Wiggle and Worship (3 yrs-5th grade)
Fellowship - Trunk or Treat - Sunday October 30, 5:00-7:00 pm

Third Grade Bibles
October 22 - 9-12 pm  Third Grade Bible Orientation
October 23 - 9:15 am  Presentation of Bibles during worship
 
Confirmation
Confirmation -  Bible Year: Wednesdays (October 5, 12, 19, 26), 3:30-5:30 pm
Service - 
October 8 - CLDS Pumpkin Patch, 8:00 am
October 15 - Fall Family Festival, 2:00-6:00 pm
 
Jr. High and High School Youth
Youth Nights - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays - 7:30-8:30 pm
                        2nd & 4th Sundays - 6-8 pm
Sunday, Oct. 9 6:00 pm -  Youth Night Scary, Gross Weird, Stories                                                               from the Bible
Wed., Oct. 12 7:15 pm - Teen Talk
Sunday, Oct. 23 6:00 pm - Youth Night Scary, Gross, Weird, Stories                                                               from the Bible
Wed., Oct. 26 7:15 pm - Youth Night Scary, Gross, Weird, Stories from the Bible
           
Mission Trip 2017
Sunday, Oct. 16 - Mission Trip Meeting (following worship)
                     
Family
Fellowship -  Trunk or treat, October 30, 5-7 pm

Upcoming events:
November- Jr. High Retreat @ Lutherhill
CUB SCOUT PACK 577

Popcorn Sales
 
Cub Scouts will have ready to go popcorn for sale. Available flavors are microwave butter, microwave roasted summer corn, trail mix, or popcorn tins: caramel, supreme caramel, mauve sea salt, and 3 way cheese. Don't see what you like in stock? Scouts will also have forms to take orders during October and November. Thank you for supporting Cub Scouts at CLC!!
 
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