We're Going Green!
Task of the Month
Energy Saving Thermostats
Last Sunday morning Mona Swinehart gave a talk on saving energy by setting your thermostat one degree lower during the day and lower at night or when away. Each degree lower should save you up to 1.5% on the utility bill. Also, recommended getting a programmable thermostat.
Today most of the thermostats installed are programmable through cell phones or a computer. Some are also connected to Alexa. This beats the old days when before you go to bed you set the thermostat down and then you get up early in the morning and set it up so it’ll be warm when your family gets up for breakfast.

We are fortunate at Christ Lutheran as a few years ago the property committee got approval to join a Duke energy program to install programmable thermostats for remote settings by Wi-Fi from cellphones or computers. The temperature is adjusted according to the schedule of our church activities. David Swinehart volunteered to make the adjustments. This has resulted in the lowering of energy used. Our electric and gas bills reflect this. I would like to thank David for all the work making sure that temperatures were adjusted properly for the various meetings.

--Gordon Williams
Care for Creation Team
Resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
January 18-25
Please click the purple-colored button below for Daily Reflections and Prayers for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Service Time Change
Please note that our service time changed to 9 AM on Sunday, January 2. Fellowship Time follows the service. This time will remain in effect until the end of June.
Focus on the Gospel - John 2:1-11
1On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.” 5His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 6Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.” So they took it. 9When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom 10and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
Care for Creation
Vote taken, permission given, contract signed, insurance verified, Kitty Run Ditch mapped – All for what? Solar panels! The church will have solar panels installed by Green Alternatives, Inc. Depending on the weather, the installation may begin as early as spring. And the 60 Canadian-made panels will be mounted as a ground array on the northwest corner of the church property - exactly where, will be determined by Rudy Obermeyer and Green Alternatives. It’s a big step for “going green!”
--Lenore Kane
Service Committee & Christ's Cupboard
Elaine Newman has been in contact with Reba Harris, director, at Gilead House located in the former YWCA building. Gilead House specializes in drug and alcohol addiction recovery and provides resources to 20 or more women who are re-entering society from jail or prison. From now until mid February we will be adding the following pantry items to supplement their pantry needs. Reba's requests include dried beans and rice, feminine products, canned fruits and vegetables and laundry soap pods.

Christ's Cupboard will not be idle during this outreach. The Cupboard's specific needs are toilet tissue, all soaps, canned pasta, canned meats, cereals and hygiene products.

All pantry items will be placed on Christ's Cupboard shelves and I will sort the items going to Gilead House in February.
--Nancy Macaluso
Appointments with Pastor Walker
Pastor Walker is in the office at CLC on Wednesdays, by appointment. Please contact Tom Dearchs to schedule a meeting. Please note that Pastor Walker does visitations, hospital visits, and Zoom meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Friday is dedicated primarily to Shiloh Lutheran, to whom we are in shared ministry. Her scheduled day off is Monday. Unless it is an emergency, she will not respond to emails or texts until Tuesday.
Masks
The Congregation Council, at its May 18, 2021, meeting, determined that the wearing of masks is now optional and that everyone's personal choice be respected. **Please wear a mask when singing.
Council Minutes
The Council Minutes for November 2021, are located on each bulletin board. In addition, copies are located in the Office Workroom and a copy is located in the Committee Minutes Binder in the Parish Office. Click the link below for a copy of the minutes.
Altar Flowers & Eternal Candle
The 2022 flower chart has arrived and is hanging in the Narthex. The flower cost is $20 per vase or two for $40. Please sign-up today. Eternal Candles remain at $18 per month.
Dates to Remember
Thursday, Jan 13 – Handbell Choir
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Sanctuary
 
Thursday, Jan 13 – H-IPL
7 – 8 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Sunday, Jan 16 – *Lectionary Class
8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Sunday, Jan 16 – *Sanctuary Choir
8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Sanctuary
 
Sunday, Jan 16 –*The Holy Eucharist
Second Sunday after Epiphany
9 a.m.
Sanctuary
 
Sunday, Jan 16 – *Fellowship Time
10 – 11 a.m.
Fellowship Hall
 
Sunday, Jan 16 – *Sunday School
10 – 10:45 a.m.
Mark Classroom

Monday, Jan 17 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Church Offices Closed

Tuesday, Jan 18 – *CLC Quilters
9:30 a.m. – 12 noon
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Tuesday, Jan 18 – *Watercolor Class
1 – 3 p.m.
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Tuesday, Jan 18 --- Council Meeting
7 – 9 p.m.
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Wednesday, Jan 19 – *Chair Yoga
10 – 11 a.m.
Narthex
 
Wednesday, Jan 19 – *Chair Yoga
1 – 2 p.m.
Narthex
 
Wednesday, Jan 19 – *Bible Study
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Thursday, Jan 20 – Handbell Choir
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Sanctuary
 
Thursday, Jan 20 – Von Bora Circle
7 – 8 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

  
**Please note that not all events on the church-wide calendar may be included here. Generally, only those events that pertain to all will be included in this listing.
Event Scheduling | Weekly eNews
There is a 2022 calendar located on the counter behind the desk in the Parish Office. Please list events, meetings, etc., on this calendar so that scheduling of events can take place and conflicts do not occur. You will notice a "red" checkmark beside the events to indicate that they have been transferred to Tom's calendar as well as the churchwide calendar. Thank you for your assistance.
CLC Weekly eNews
If you have articles or news items of interest, please send them to clcsecretary@outlook.com no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesdays. If you're not computer friendly, you may leave items in the box in the church office or call Thomas Dearchs. The Weekly eNews is distributed by email at approximately 4 p.m. each Thursday. Print copies are mailed to those who are without computer access.
Announcements from Christ the King Anglican
Coffee House Prayer Ministry
We've resumed the Coffee House Prayer and Pastoral Conversation Ministry, at Big Ben, 2130 West Sycamore. Fr. Michael (and, sometimes others) will be there from 10:00-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. 
Men's Group
The Men's Prayer Group is now meeting in the private dining room at 5 Star Residences, 2501 Friendship Blvd., Kokomo. The group meets on Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. They do request that each first-time attendee bring their vaccination card with them.
For CLC Weekly eNews or Sunday bulletin
announcements, contact Thomas Dearchs:
or call 765.453.6183