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Weekly eNews | September 22, 2022

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Focus on the Season:

16th Sunday after Pentecost

September 25: Consideration of and care for those in need (especially those “at our gate,” visible to us, of whom we are aware) is an essential component of good stewardship. It is in the sharing of wealth that we avoid the snare of wealth. It is the one whom death could not hold—who comes to us risen from the dead—who can free us from the death grip of greed.

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.

Liturgy for September 25

A reminder that we will continue to meet "in-person" for Sunday morning worship. The service will be recorded for those not yet comfortable returning to "in-person" worship and the video will arrive in your inbox on Sunday afternoon. The video will also be available on our website. The Holy Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday morning at 9 AM (January-June) and 11 AM (July-December).
Scripture Readings

Amos 6:1a, 4-7

Psalm 146

1 Timothy 6:6-19

Luke 16:19-31

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God Pause - provided by Luther Seminary

God Pause for Thursday, September 22, 2022

Luke 16:19-31 (NRSV)

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In my parish calling, I often sought to hold people accountable for attending church regularly and regularly giving either financially or in other ways—a parish rule was that persons who did not attend or give over a two-year period were to be placed on an “inactive” list. A friend once told me, however, that this just meant that they were placed on a different “responsibility” list, not dropped from membership. Luke’s story teaches about divine judgment and the resurrection. The rich man in Jesus’ parable is not named, but Lazarus is. The rich man had good things and now is in anguish. Lazarus had evil things and now is comforted in heaven. Christ teaches his followers how to understand the scriptures and the promises of God in light of their fulfillment in him. We are called to invite people to repent and trust in God’s mercy. Yet God does not give up easily on the lost, or even the inactive members of our congregations.


Gracious God, may we hear the scriptures in the light of your son fulfilling them. May we be gracious in our responses to others as you are gracious in your response to us. Amen.

Roger Haug '75 M.Div. Retired, Waseca, MN 

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Music at Christ

The first concert of the 2022-2023 season of Music at Christ is on Friday, September 30, at 7 PM and features DUAL-ART, a collaboration between Concert Pianist, TYLER KIVEL & Concert Organist, NICHOLAS SCHMELTER. If you intend to but have not yet submitted your contribution to the series, please do so soon. Thank you for your generous support of Music at Christ!

Music for the Reformation


Sarah Williams, organist


Friday, October 28th, 7:00 p.m.

St. John Lutheran Church

10099 N. SR-37, Elwood IN 46036


This hour-long concert by Sarah Williams features Reformation-themed organ, vocal, and piano music, and includes gospel settings of Give Me Jesus, Amazing Grace, and This Little Light of Mine, as well as music by famous Lutheran composers like J.S. Bach and Paul Manz. Oh, and we’ll sing A Mighty Fortress too! Come for an evening of uplifting and energizing music. Bring a friend! A free-will offering will be taken to support St. John Lutheran Church. A reception follows the concert.


About Sarah Williams 


Sarah is the organist at St. John Lutheran Church, Elwood IN. She has been a church organist for thirty years, beginning her career at age fourteen in Minnesota. She has a bachelor of music degree in organ performance from St. Olaf College, Northfield MN where she studied organ with Dr. John Ferguson, and a master of music degree in organ performance from the IU School of Music (now Jacobs School of Music), Bloomington IN where she studied with Dr. Larry Smith. She teaches piano and organ lessons in the Carmel/Zionsville area and is a frequent singer (cantor) in worship at Christ Lutheran Church, Kokomo IN.


A life-long Lutheran, Sarah enjoys interpreting hymns by improvising and playing alternate arrangements that capture the mood and imagery of the hymn texts, as well as selecting music for worship that illumines the scriptures and inspires the congregation in their faith and in their singing.  

Music at Christ

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Christ Lutheran Church will again sponsor Music at Christ, a Fine Arts Series for the 2022-2023 season. This year will mark our sixteenth season of concerts! We sponsor this series to enrich the cultural life of the community by featuring outstanding performers and compositions which would not otherwise be heard locally. We believe that the best of music, along with the other arts, is a vital expression of humanity's aspirations toward the highest values, and an important channel through which the human spirit is fed.

We are pleased to offer a great variety of music in these concerts: music for piano, organ, violin, choir, flute, and bassoon. We will offer four Advent Recitals and five Lenten Recitals this season. We invite you to our first concert of the season on Friday, September 30. Please join us!

In order to offer Music at Christ, we need the financial support of many interested persons, as these expenses are not covered by our regular church budget. We will be most grateful if you can make a donation.

Please mark your check with Fine Arts Series Fund on the memo line. In the programs, we will list all series patrons. Please click the purple-colored button below for a digital copy of the brochure.

The concert brochure for the 2022-2023 season has been mailed and you should receive your copy soon! If you have not received one and would like one, please contact Thomas Dearchs. Thank you for your interest in the series and for your financial support!
--Thomas Dearchs
Music at Christ 2022-2023

Worship Assistant Schedule for October

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

Worship Assistant Schedule for October

Christ's Cupboard --updated September 15, 2022--

SOAP. Do any of us use this product daily? A deli rack of ribs may be purchased with 'food stamps' but not one soap or paper product. This area of our pantry is nearly empty so let's fill it up. Soaps include laundry, dish soap, and bar soap. Other needs are cereal, canned meats (tuna, chicken), dry pasta and sauce and TOILET TISSUE.

--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.

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, Sep 23 – *Tom’s Day Off


Sunday, Sep 25 – *Lectionary Class

9 – 9:45 a.m.

Goliath Room


Sunday, Sep 25 – *Choir Rehearsal

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.



Sunday, Sep 25 – *Fellowship Time

10 – 10:45 a.m.

Fellowship Hall


Sunday, Sep 25–*The Holy Eucharist

16th Sunday after Pentecost

11 a.m.


Monday, Sep 26 – *Pastor’s Day Off


Tuesday, Sep 27 – *CLC Quilters

9:30 a.m. – 12 noon

Matthew/Mark Rooms


Tuesday, Sep 27 – *Art Class

1 – 3 p.m.

Matthew Room


Tuesday, Sep 27 – Bethany Circle

1 – 3 p.m.

Matthew Room


Tuesday, Sep 27 – WELCA Meeting

3 – 4 p.m.

Matthew Room


Wednesday, Sep 28 – *Chair Yoga

10 – 11 a.m.



Wednesday, Sep 28 – *Chair Yoga

1 – 2 p.m.



Wednesday, Sep 28 – *Bible Study

2:30 – 4 p.m.

Fellowship Hall


Wednesday, Sep 28 – *Online Bible Study

7 – 8 p.m.



Friday, Sep 30 – Organ & Piano Concert




7 – 8 p.m.



Friday, Sep 30 – Reception

8 – 9 p.m.

Fellowship Hall


Sunday, Oct 2 – *Lectionary Class

9 – 9:45 a.m.

Goliath Room


Sunday, Oct 2 – *Choir Rehearsal

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.



Sunday, Oct 2 – *Fellowship Time

10 – 10:45 a.m.

Fellowship Hall


Sunday, Oct 2–*The Holy Eucharist

17th Sunday after Pentecost

11 a.m.


*=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 and 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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