Focus on the Season:
Second Sunday after Pentecost - June 19
This Sunday’s texts paint startling pictures of the horrific nature of sin. The church’s repeated celebration of holy communion counters that tragic reality in a continued showing forth of the death of Jesus until he comes again. It is a dramatic declaration of “how much God has done for you.”

Scripture Readings for June 19
Isaiah 65:1-9
Psalm 22:19-28
Galatians 3:23-39
Luke 8:26-39

Please note that the video of the service for Sunday, June 19, will not be available until Tuesday, June 21. In addition, the Kyries & Glorias email will not be published on Monday, June 20.
Synod Assembly Begins Today!
Woo hoo! The Indiana-Kentucky Synod Assembly will begin at 1:00 pm EDT on Thursday, June 9 at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie IN. For those who are interested, the event will be live-streamed through the synod’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/iksynod/. The agenda and other materials for the three days can be found via the synod website: https://iksynod.org/2022bor/. We gather under the theme “The Grace in Which We Live” adapted from Romans 5:1: “Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand.” (Photo cred: Pastor Heather Apel…the backdrop is from a “Cooperative Weaving Project” to which conferences and congregations across the synod contributed for a synod assembly some years ago)
--Bishop William Gafkjen
A Prayer for Synod Assembly
Almighty God, you have given your Holy Spirit to the church to lead us into all truth. Bless with the Spirit's grace and presence the people of the IN-KY Synod as we prepare to elect a bishop. Keep us steadfast in faith and united in love, so that we may manifest your glory and prepare for the way of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
(Evangelical Lutheran Worship: Occasional Services for the Assembly,” © 2009 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Used by permission.)
Opening Worship of Synod Assembly
Worship this evening at 7:30 PM EDT/6:30 PM CDT (Thursday, June 9, 2022) with us in person (Horizon Convention Center, located at 401 South High Street, Muncie, IN 47405) or view on Facebook Live.
Pastor's Reflection
Joys and Sorrows Kiss
When we speak about celebration we tend rather easily to bring to mind happy, pleasant, gay festivities in which we can forget for a while the hardships of life and immerse ourselves in an atmosphere of music, dance, drinks, laughter, and a lot of cozy small talk. But celebration in the Christian sense has very little to do with this. Celebration is only possible through the deep realization that life and death are never found completely separate. Celebration can only really come about where fear and love, joy and sorrow, tears and smiles can exist together. Celebration is the acceptance of life in a constantly increasing awareness of its preciousness. And life is precious not only because it can be seen, touched, and tasted, but also because it will be gone one day. When we celebrate a wedding, we celebrate a union as well as a departure; when we celebrate death we celebrate lost friendship as well as gained liberty. There can be tears after weddings and smiles after funerals. We can indeed make our sorrows, just as much as our joys, a part of our celebration of life in the deep reality that life and death are not opponents but do, in fact, kiss each other at every moment of our existence.
--Henri Nouwen

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
This devotion from Henri Nouwen really struck me as we deal with all the mass shootings in the US and around the world, the celebration of graduations, and the grief in death of a loved one. We are surrounded with joys and sorrows every day of our lives. How we choose to live into each of those events helps us to live into our faith. My prayer for each of you is that with each joy you may see the sorrow and with each sorrow you may also see the joy and know that both are a part of our life together.

God’s Peace <((><
Pastor Sharon
Care for Creation Team
Our thanks go to the many people who made the Earth Day/Solar Dedication Service a special celebration: Pastor Walker and our organist Tom Dearchs, Susan Swenson who brought greetings from the Bishop of the I-K Synod, Jane Richter for the Children’s Sermon, and the other participants in the worship service. Other thanks go to the people who brought geraniums to line the church walkways, Nancy Macaluso who decorated the tables, the children who passed out seeds, those who provided food, Aaron Kane for the music, and everyone who helped clean up.
             
It was a day to rejoice and a day to remember with a “sunny” smile.
--Lenore Kane
Vacation
Tom Dearchs will be on vacation from Monday, June 13 through Monday, June 20. He will return to the office on Tuesday, June 21. There will be no weekly eNews published on Thursday, June 16.
Welcome, Luke Kessler
We welcome Luke Kessler, who will serve as our Guest Organist on Sunday, June 19, while Tom is on vacation.
 
Luke moved to Indianapolis from Quincy, Illinois, and after serving at a suburban Lutheran church for 10 years, he is enjoying the variety offered by subbing at various churches in the area. He works at an engineering firm, American Structurepoint, as a landscape architect. 

Thank you for sharing your time and talents with us, Luke!
A Request from the Treasurer
Please write a separate check if giving to Memorials. This will ensure that the funds are posted correctly.
Thank you!
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.
Merry Widows
We have organized a group of ladies who have lost their significant others to join in fellowship, share a meal, share friendships, thoughts of what is going on in our lives, interests we have in hobbies, travel, our daily happenings, activities we may be involved with and in general, just enjoy time together.
 
We are the 'Merry Widows'.
 
We will be meeting for lunch on June 21 at 12:30 p.m. at Foxes Trail on Main Street. We are considering meeting for dinners as well.
 
Blessings,
Judie McCoy
Cleaning Service
Important Note
Please note that our new cleaning service, Spotless Commercial Cleaning Service, will be cleaning the building on Saturdays, beginning June 4. On the occasion that events take place at the church on Saturdays, they will clean on Friday.
Ministry Volunteer Opportunities
Where do your skills and passions meet the needs of our church? We need a willing pool of people to call upon. The Worship Committee, at its May 18 meeting, realized that it has been some time since we have had folks complete a "Time and Talent" survey. They also believe that it would be most helpful if individuals served as Greeters, Readers, etc., for a period of a month at a time.

Please complete the "Ministry Volunteer Opportunities" form, located in your bulletin on Sunday, and place it in the offering plate or return it to the church office. Our church offers many opportunities to share your unique passions and skills. There are many needs for hands-on service. Please check areas of interest and indicate which months are best for you. We will begin scheduling on a monthly rotation. In this manner, Readers, Greeters, Chalice Bearers, etc., will have the opportunity to serve for an entire month!

**This list supersedes all previous sign-up forms. If you would like to serve, please complete this form. Training will be offered in all areas of interest beginning in July 2022. If you don't sign-up, you won't be scheduled! Sign-up today!

You may also print out the attached form and return it to the church office or bring with you on Sunday and place it in the offering plate. Thank you for your willingness to serve!
Christ's Cupboard --updated June 9, 2022--
Thank you to all of us who have been donating to the pantry. There do not seem to be any special shopping deals this week so while doing your own grocery shopping, just pick from canned pasta, dry pasta and pasta sauce, peanut butter, canned meats, soaps, and TOILET TISSUE will ready our pantry to move on.
--Nancy Macaluso
Devotion Booklets
Copies of the devotional "The Word in Season" for July, August, and September 2022, have arrived and are located on the credenza in the Narthex. Please help yourself!
Synod Assembly 2022
Synod Assembly will be held Thursday, June 9, through Saturday, June 11. The assembly will be in-person this year and will take place at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie. Elaine Newman and Dan Macaluso will serve as representatives from CLC. We thank them for being delegates and for their service to the larger Church! This year's Synod Assembly includes the election of the Bishop for the next 6-year term.

In case you are unaware, Dee Ann Daniels serves on the Synod Council and represents the Lafayette Conference. Thank you, Dee Ann, for your service!
New Furnace
Christ Lutheran Church has an opportunity to become more energy-efficient and environmentally conscious. One of our furnaces (one of eight) was purchased in 1994 and is reaching the end of its useful life. It’s time to start thinking about replacing it with a more energy efficient furnace before the old one breaks down.

As a result of the energy audit that was recently performed at Christ, we have an opportunity to apply for a grant (Indiana Thriving Faith Communities Decarbonization Grant) to offset the cost by up to 25%. We have a bid for a replacement furnace that is $11,637.88. That means that the grant would cover $2,909.47 of the cost. The congregation would be responsible for the remaining $8,728.41. The new furnace must be installed by November 1. Considering the condition of the supply chain, we need to get started on this now in order to meet the deadline.

To qualify for the grant, the congregation needs to pledge that they have access to the money  to complete the payment for the furnace. The church council has agreed to pledge our $10,000 CD. If we cash in the CD, it will involve a penalty for withdrawing it before the contracted time is over. However, the council would like to solicit pledges from the congregation in the hope that we do not have to cash in the CD. We believe that this is doable. We will be collecting funding until June 1.
--Dee Ann Daniels
Congregation Council Vice President
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.
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
Friday, Jun 10 – *Tom’s Day Off
 
Saturday, Jun 11 – *Cleaning Service
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 
Sunday, Jun 12 – *Lectionary Class
8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Sunday, Jun 12 – *Parish Choir Rehearsal
8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Sanctuary
 
Sunday, Jun 12 –*The Holy Eucharist
The Holy Trinity | First Sunday after Pentecost
9 a.m.
Sanctuary

Monday, Jun 13 – *Pastor’s Day Off
 
Monday, Jun 13 – Forever Friends
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Fazoli’s Restaurant
 
Monday, June 13 – Psi Iota Xi Sorority
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
 
Tuesday, Jun 14 – *CLC Quilters
9:30 a.m. – 12 noon
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Tuesday, Jun 14 – DAR
6 – 9 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
 
Wednesday, Jun 15 – *Chair Yoga
10 – 11 a.m.
Narthex
 
Wednesday, Jun 15 – *Chair Yoga
1 – 2 p.m.
Narthex
 
Wednesday, Jun 15 – *Online Bible Study
7 – 8 p.m.
Zoom
 
Thursday, Jun 16 – *Bible Study
2:30 – 4 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
 
Thursday, Jun 16 – HOA Meeting
6 – 7 p.m.
Mark Classroom
 
Thursday, Jun 16 – League of Women Voters
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
 
Friday, Jun 17 – *Tom’s Day Off
 
Saturday, Jun 18 – *Cleaning Service
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 
Sunday, Jun 19 – *Lectionary Class
8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Sunday, Jun 19 –*The Holy Eucharist
Second Sunday after Pentecost
9 a.m.
Sanctuary

Monday, Jun 20 – *Pastor’s Day Off
 
Tuesday, Jun 21 – *CLC Quilters
9:30 a.m. – 12 noon
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Tuesday, Jun 21 - *Watercolor Class
1 – 3 p.m.
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Tuesday, Jun 21 – Council Meeting
7 – 9 p.m.
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Wednesday, Jun 22 – *Chair Yoga
10 – 11 a.m.
Narthex
 
Wednesday, Jun 22 – *Chair Yoga
1 – 2 p.m.
Narthex
 
Wednesday, Jun 22 – *Online Bible Study
7 – 8 p.m.
Zoom
 
Thursday, Jun 23 – *Bible Study
2:30 – 4 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
 
Friday, Jun 24 – *Tom’s Day Off
 
Saturday, Jun 25 – *Cleaning Service
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 
Sunday, Jun 26 – *Lectionary Class
8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Sunday, Jun 26 –*The Holy Eucharist
Third Sunday after Pentecost
9 a.m.
Sanctuary

VACATION
Tom Dearchs will be on vacation from Monday, June 13 through Monday, June 20. He will return to the office on Tuesday, June 21. There will be no Weekly eNews on Thursday, June 16.


*=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 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