Advent Devotions
Inspire. Ignite. Invite.
2021 ADVENT DEVOTIONS
These Advent Devotions are provided to you as a gift from the participants of the IK Synod Spiritual Renewal Process – Inspire. Ignite. Invite. Siblings in Christ from 10 congregations have been meeting monthly via Zoom in three cohorts to participate in the second year of this process – Ignite 2021. During the year we have learned more about the Holy Spirit, focusing on aspects of the Holy Spirit – interceding, the fruit of the Spirit, comforting, stirring, renewing, inspiring, empowering, discerning, and creating. These Spirit themes are reflected throughout the devotions. What a joy to continue to grow relationships with others across the synod, to share our encounters with God through testimonies, and to continue to deepen our relationship with the Holy Spirit.

Thank you to the leadership team for Inspire. Ignite. Invite. – Mr. Jon Dahl, Gethsemane, Indianapolis, IN; Pr. Daryl Emowrey, Calvary, Cromwell, IN; Pr. Amy Beitelschees-Albers, Augustana and Grace, Elkhart, IN; and Pr. Nancy Nyland, Director for Evangelical Mission. And an immense thank you to Carol Ann Webb, Administrative Assistant, who edited and formatted this devotional collection. 

Please click the purple-colored button to view and/or download/print the devotions. Copies are also available at the church and are located on the credenza in the Narthex. Please help yourself!
CAM Christmas Project
This year, CAM is asking for assistance with gifts for teenagers. Use your imagination -- goodies, body wash, board games, etc. There will be a table in the Narthex for your unwrapped gifts. Please get them to the church early in the week of December 5th. I know this is short notice and appreciate your prompt response. The shopping takes place on December 13, at Grace United Methodist Church.
 
Thank you, 
Service Committee 
Christ's Cupboard
Items currently needed include canned meats (tuna, chicken, ham, chili, stew), hot cereal, hot chocolate, pasta and pasta sauce, soaps of all kinds (laundry, dish, body), and toilet tissue are presently the most needed items. 
--Nancy Macaluso
New Church Directories
New Church Directories have been published and are located on the credenza in the Narthex. Please help yourself! If you have any changes, please see Tom Dearchs.
Time to Renew Living Lutheran Magazine
Renewals for The Lutheran magazine are due in November or early December. The church group rate is only $8.95 (the individual rate is $19.95). This is a good time to start a subscription if you are not currently receiving the magazine from ELCA. You may use the special envelope (it is marked Lutheran Living Magazine, and dated DEC 5, 2021) from your box of offering envelopes to make your payment or, if you prefer, you can enter Living Lutheran on a line on the front of your regular offering envelope and include the subscription payment with your offering. If paying by separate check, please write a check for $8.95 payable to Christ Lutheran Church, and mark Living Lutheran on the memo line. If you have questions, please contact Tom Dearchs.
Christmas Concert Featuring Members of the IUK Cougar Choir
The community is invited to a Christmas Concert featuring members of the Indiana University Kokomo Cougar Choir on Wednesday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m., at Christ Lutheran Church. The concert is approximately 30 minutes in length and is under the direction of Wendy Grice. 
Advent Lunchtime Concert Series
Christ Lutheran Church will once again sponsor four Advent Recitals. The recitals are offered on Wednesday, December 1, 8, 15, and 22 and begin at 12:10 p.m. and last approximately 30 minutes in length. There is no charge to attend the concert. A light lunch follows the concert with a suggested donation of $7.00. The artists include: (December 1) Matt Gerhard, Organ; (December 8) Catherine Trout Musselman, Piano; (December 15) Travis Person, Organ; (December 22) Barbara Hobbs, Piano. We hope you can join us for this series!
Advent Midweek Services
Advent Midweek Services will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 8, 15, and 22 and begin at 7 p.m. We will sing Holden Evening Prayer. Please join us for this meaningful service. Please note that a meal does not precede the service this year.
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 October 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, Nov 25 – Thanksgiving Day
Church Offices Closed

Sunday, Nov 28 – *Lectionary Class
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Sunday, Nov 28 – *Sanctuary Choir
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Sanctuary
 
Sunday, Nov 28 – *Fellowship Time
10 – 10:45 a.m.
Fellowship Hall
 
Sunday, Nov 28 – *Sunday School
10 – 10:45 a.m.
Mark Classroom
 
Sunday, Nov 28 –*The Holy Eucharist
First Sunday of Advent
11 a.m.
Sanctuary

Tuesday, Nov 30 – *CLC Quilters
9:30 a.m. – 12 noon
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Tuesday, Nov 30 – *Watercolor Class
1 – 3 p.m.
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Wednesday, Dec 1 – *Chair Yoga
10 – 11 a.m.
Narthex
 
Wednesday, Dec 1 – Advent Recital Series
Matt Gerhard, Organ
12:10 – 12:40 p.m.
Sanctuary
 
Wednesday, Dec 1 – Luncheon
12:40 – 1:40 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
 
Wednesday, Dec 1 – *Yoga
1 – 2 p.m.
Narthex
 
Wednesday, Dec 1 – *Bible Study
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Wednesday, Dec 1 – HOA Meeting
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Mark Room
 
Wednesday, Dec 1 – Advent Midweek Service
7 – 7:30 p.m.
Sanctuary
 
Wednesday, Dec 1 – Christmas Concert
Indiana-University Kokomo Cougar Choir
7:30 – 8 p.m.
Sanctuary
 
Thursday, Dec 2 – Handbell Choir
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Alpha Room
 
Thursday, Dec 2 – Care for Creation
7 – 8 p.m.
David/Goliath Rooms

 
**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 2021 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