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Weekly eNews | January 19, 2023

Opportunities for Service and Sharing

Focus on the Season:

Third Sunday after Epiphany

January 22: Jesus begins his public ministry by calling fishers to leave their nets and follow him. In Jesus the kingdom of God has come near. We who have walked in darkness have seen a great light. We see this light most profoundly in the cross—as God suffers with us and all who are oppressed by sickness, sin, or evil. Light dawns for us as we gather around the word, the font, and the holy table. We are then sent to share the good news that others may be “caught” in the net of God’s grace and mercy.

In Our Prayers

The Prayer List is now available in the Weekly eNews. Please click on the link under "Prayer List" which is located in the sidebar. If you have prayer requests, please send them to us at CLC, for inclusion on our prayer list.

Appointments with Pastor Walker

Service Time Information

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.

Worship Service Time

The Holy Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Please join us for a time of fellowship (donuts & coffee) in the Fellowship Hall before the service from 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

All are welcome!

Scripture Readings

Isaiah 9:1-4

Psalm 27:1, 4-9

1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Matthew 4:12-23

Prayer List
Please click the button below for our Prayer List.

Prayer List

Quick Links

Birthdays, Baptisms, Anniversaries This Month

CLC Home Page

Worship Assistant Schedule

ELCA Home Page

I-K Synod Home Page

New Schedule Begins January 22, 2023

Beginning Sunday, January 22, 2023, our morning schedule of events will change. Please see the schedule below.

Lectionary Class

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

David Room

Fellowship Time (donuts & coffee)

9 - 10:15 a.m. (The Choir will have time for fellowship before rehearsal).

Fellowship Hall

Parish Choir Rehearsal

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.


Worship - The Holy Eucharist

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.


Sunday School for Children

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Goliath Room


With a number of new faces in our midst, the Worship Committee felt it would be a good idea if we wore nametags for the foreseeable future. Nametags have been printed and are located on a table next to the bulletins. Please find your nametag (alphabetically on the table) and then pick up a bulletin. Please return the nametag to the table after worship. Thank you!

Church Council Members

At its January 17, 2023, meeting, the following officers were elected. The Congregation Council will be installed on Sunday, February 5th, during the morning service.

President: Dee Ann Daniels (2024)

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Vice President: Jill Howell (2025)

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Secretary: Amy Russell (2025)

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Dan Macaluso (2023)

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Elaine Newman (2023)

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Rudy Obermeyer (2025)

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Nadine Owens (2023)

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Financial Secretary: Bob Howell (appointed)

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Treasurer: Peter Kane (appointed)

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Rev. Sharon Walker (ex officio)

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The Church Council Members and Parish Staff would be happy to talk with you at any time regarding Christ Lutheran Church and its mission in the world.

Christ Speaks, We Listen, We Share

Thank You

CLC Family,

The get-well cards and food brought to the house after my surgery were very much appreciated. The altar flowers were lovely. It is so comforting to have an extended "family" here at Christ Lutheran.

--Amy Russell


We welcome, through Affirmation of Baptism, Beverly (Bev) Taylor into the membership of CLC on Sunday, January 22nd. Welcome, Bev!

Out of Office

Tom Dearchs has a mid-morning doctor’s appointment on Monday, January 23rd. He will be working from home this day.

Most Recent Financial Snapshot

Most Recent Financial Snapshot



Current Checkbook Balance: $72,502.01

Less Committed Expenses Pending: $ 1,181.07

Less Special Purpose Giving: $50,425.01

Money Available to pay routine bills: $20,895.93


Current Special Purpose Gifts:

Altar Flowers: $455 (includes Hanging of the Greens)

Eternal Candle: $192

Lutheran Magazine: $108

Christmas Good Gifts: $345

Special Music: $52

Fine Arts: $2,536

Food Pantry: $180

Mason Music Gifts: $20,809

Memorial Gifts: $7,311

WELCA: $815

Shiloh Salary/Benefits: $17,625*

*Note: Shiloh very generously gifted Christ their 2023 projected portion of Pastor Sharon's Salary and Retirement expenses before their formal close. This gift is reserved specifically for that purpose.


Current Remaining Mortgage Balance: $34,829.55

Mortgage Burning Celebration: January 2024! 

Offering Envelopes for 2023

The printer of our offering envelopes has a delay in processing our envelope order for 2023. They will most likely not be available until mid-January. 

Music at Christ

Music at Christ Brochure 2022-2023

Worship Assistant Schedule for January

Please click the purple-colored button below for the Worship Assistant Schedule for January. If you are unable to serve, please obtain a substitute and notify the church office. Thanks!

Worship Assistant Schedule for January

Christ's Cupboard --updated January 19, 2023--

P.S.S.T. Once these items are added to the pantry it will be ready to move on to serve the community. P. stands for pasta---any dry variety. We have the sauce just need its partner. S. stands for soap---we especially need laundry soap. S. stands for soup---doesn't soup sound good to all of us in the winter? T. stands for tuna---we have very few canned meats such as tuna, chicken, and ham. The rest of Christ's Cupboard looks full and I hope it will be

ready to head to Samaritan Love Center soon.

--Nancy Macaluso

Altar Flowers

Do you like seeing the beautiful flowers on the Altar each Sunday? If so, we need you to sign-up today! There are many weeks remaining this year that need a sponsor. The flower cost is $20 per vase or two for $40. Two people may sign-up on a Sunday if you would like to share the cost. Please sign-up today!

Please note that we will not have flowers adorning the Altar if there is no sponsor for a particular week.

Altar Flowers & Eternal Candle

The 2023 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 19 – *JuBELLation Ringers

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.



Thursday, Jan 19 – Von Bora Circle

7 – 9 p.m.

David Room


Friday, Jan 20– *Tom’s Day Off


Sunday, Jan 22 – *Lectionary Class

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

David Room

Sunday, Jan 22 – *Fellowship Time

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Fellowship Hall


Sunday, Jan 22 – *Parish Choir Rehearsal

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.



Sunday, Jan 22 – *Worship

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.



Sunday, Jan 22 – *Sunday School for Children

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Goliath Room


Sunday, Jan 22 – Kirkman Studio Recital

1 – 3:30 p.m.


Monday, Jan 23 – *Pastor’s Day Off


Monday, Jan 23 – *Chair Yoga

10 – 11 a.m.



Monday, Jan 23 - *Chair Yoga

1 – 2 p.m.



Tuesday, Jan 24 – *CLC Quilters

9:30 a.m. – 12 noon

Matthew Room


Tuesday, Jan 24 - *Watercolor Class

1 – 3 p.m.

Matthew Room


Tuesday, Jan 24 – Bethany Circle

1 – 3 p.m.

David Room


Wednesday, Jan 25 – Samaritan Caregivers

Staff Meeting

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Matthew/Mark Rooms


Wednesday, Jan 25 – *Bible Study

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Matthew/Mark Rooms


Wednesday, Jan 25 – *Online Bible Study

7 – 8 p.m.



Thursday, Jan 26 – *JuBELLation Ringers

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.



Friday, Jan 27– *Tom’s Day Off


Sunday, Jan 29 – *Lectionary Class

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

David Room


Sunday, Jan 29 – *Parish Choir Rehearsal

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.



Sunday, Jan 29 – *Fellowship Time

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Fellowship Hall


Sunday, Jan 29 – *Worship

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.



Sunday, Jan 29 – *Sunday School

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Goliath Room

*=Recurring Weekly Event

**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 2023 calendar located on the counter in the Office Work Room. 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.

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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. 
Christ Lutheran Church
Phone: 765.453.6183
Shiloh Lutheran Church
Phone: 574.626.2042
Cell Phone: 765.427.4618
Pastor's Office Hours
Pastor Walker is available for appointments on Wednesdays. Contact Thomas Dearchs to schedule an appointment.
CLC Office Hours

The church office is open Monday through Thursday. In case of emergency, contact Thomas Dearchs at 765.210.8788.

Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Parish Office is closed on Friday.
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