JOIN US FOR WORSHIP THIS WEEK!
Pastor Meyers will share a message from:
THE STORY, Chapter 13:
The King Who Had It All
ONSITE WORSHIP UPDATE:
  • This weekend we will be having communion at all three services.
  • The following services will be available:
  • Saturday at 5pm in the worship area
  • Sunday at 8:15am in the worship area. This service will also be transmitted to our church parking lot by tuning into 107.1 FM. This will serve as a safe option for those who wish to participate. This will include the opportunity for participating in Communion.
  • Sunday at 10:45am
  • Due to the changes announced by Kansas Governor Kelly (see link), we request that everyone wear a mask when worshiping onsite. Please note: children under 5 or people with breathing problems are exempt from the mask requirements mandated by Governor Kelly and the State of Kansas.
*If you plan on worshiping with us this weekend, you might want to try the
5pm or 8:15am service. We have plenty of space for social distancing.
Education Hour Classes Sunday 9:30-10:30

Adult Small Group, Dave Bruns - Library
Large Group, Scott Brinkmeyer - Commons
Young Families - Room 103 & Zoom
Preschool - 12th Grade (Resumes January 17th)
Wednesday Night Bible Study, 6:00pm-7:30
Preschool - 8th Grade at Church
Resumes January 13th

Weekday High School Small Groups
See Korey Danley - korey.danley@clcop.org
Nursery Care During Education Hour & 10:45 Service
To RSVP, check the sign-up for date/time availability or for more information
visit our website and look under Nursery
**Questions regarding the nursery, please contact
Heather Hayselden, Nursery Coordinator, at hayselden1975@gmail.com.

The church office will close at noon on Thursday, December 31st.
Are you ready?

Are you ready to resume “The Story”? In my reading last night I ran across this thought from Dallas Willard:

The Bible is, after all, God’s gift to the world through the church, not to the scholars. It comes through the life of his people and nourishes that life. It’s purpose is practical, not academic. An intelligent, careful, intensive but straightforward reading—that is, one not governed by obscure and faddish theories or by a mindless orthodoxy—is what is required to direct us into life in God’s kingdom.

I find “The Story” to be about as straightforward as you can get—none of the minutia, just the main story lines. It’s up to you to determine how careful and intense you want to make your reading, You can just read “The Story”. You can study with a group. Or you can go deep with commentaries. I won’t comment on the “intelligent” part for fear of offending the Spirit, for I know no matter our efforts, He will be doing the guiding.
Scott Brinkmeyer, Elder
Discipleship
Outreach
Care Ministry
Are you unemployed?
God allows challenging experiences to strengthen us.
Unemployment is no exception.
A support group, facilitated by Pastor Lee Hovel, will walk through the book, How long, O Lord, How Long? by Dale Kreienkamp.
THIS GROUP IS FOR THE UNEMPLOYED AND THOSE WHO LOVE THEM.
Interested? Email connie.hahs@clcop.org for more information.
If your marriage is boring, bruised or broken, re|engage is for you.

Join us every Wednesday* from 6pm to 7:30pm in the worship area.

CLICK HERE for more information
Email questions to info@clcop.org.

*re|engage will not meet December 23 or 30.
Make your new year's resolution be to
work on your marriage. Join us on January 6.
Youth Ministry

The Children’s and Youth Ministries Team wish you all a Happy New Year! We look forward to our time together again in January! We will resume classes again on Wednesday, January 13 and Sunday, January 17.
Children & Youth Ministry
Dear Children & Youth Families,
 
This holiday season there are a few important dates and reminders
we'd like you to be aware of! 

Our regular Wednesday evening classes will resume January 13, 2021.
 
We will resume Sunday school January 17, 2021.
*Confirmation Students: please follow your schedule emailed separately.
Christ Lutheran School
Christ Lutheran Church Families: Are you currently planning for your 2021 school year?
Christ Lutheran School is hosting an on-site Kindergarten Tour and Assessments Days on January 6th and 7th
These dates are an awesome opportunity to connect with the Kindergarten team here, tour the facility with Mr. Rindt, and have and of your questions about our program answered! The event includes a Kindergarten readiness assessment, a teacher meet-and-greet, as well as a Q & A with Mr. Rindt. We encourage you to check out our sign-up-genius to reserve a slot for your family! Sign-ups often fill up quickly, and we invite our Christ Lutheran Church and Education Center families to sign up or contact School Principal David Rindt @ david.rindt@clcop.org . (Please note that school will not be in session on these days, which will assist in reducing the number of individuals on campus at any one time.)
Christ Lutheran Early Education Center
2021-2022 CLEEC Fall Enrollment
It’s not too early to be thinking about Fall Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year! 
Packets will be available January 7th.

Enrollment for Parent’s Day Out, Preschool and Pre-K classes will be as follows:
Jan. 7-19—Returning Preschool & PDO students & siblings (for all classes)
*Students registering for Pre-K must be 5 by October 31, 2021. Students who are 5 by Sept. 1, 2021 will be given first priority for Pre-K on the day enrollment opens. The enrollment process for those turning 5 between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31, 2021 will be finalized on January 21, 2021.

Jan. 19—Church Members & Christ Lutheran School Siblings (who are not currently enrolled)
 
Jan. 21– Open Enrollment for those in the Community 4:30-6:30pm in the Church Lobby
Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis on these dates. Waiting lists will be started as classes fill up.
December 2020 Giving Update 
Our giving goal for December is $286,416 for the mission and ministry of Christ Lutheran Church & Education Center. You have generously contributed $319,126 for the month to date. We are thankful for all of you who are making a commitment to assist in the advancement of our mission: Together in Christ that others may know Christ. Your gifts, small and large, are vital to this mission – especially in these uncertain times. If you haven't joined us yet, just click on the “Give” tab below... it's super easy... and a great blessing to many! Did you know? Your contributions support our church staff in their work of leading our volunteer teams as we carry out ministry onsite and virtually – thank you!
Stewardship Prayer - A Cheerful Giver
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
CLICK BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION