Scripture Readings for September 19
September 19 | 17h Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 54; James 3:13 - 4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37
New Communion Procedure
New Communion Procedure Beginning Sunday, September 26
When you come for worship on Sunday, please pick up either a wine or juice communion set. The sets will be located at the sanctuary entrance near the bulletins. We will commune in the pews.

We had planned on beginning this procedure this Sunday; however, due to an unprecedented amount of large orders, the company that produces the communion sets was unable to get them to us this week.
Worship Committee Meeting
The Worship Committee will meet on Wednesday, September 22 at 3:45 p.m. Please plan to attend!
--Janet DeGarmo
Thank You
Thanks to all for the flowers and cards and the kind and encouraging words. After 2 ½ weeks, the knee is doing well.  I have ditched the walker and am back to driving carefully. (I just sneak the car out of the garage when Lenore isn’t looking!)
--Peter Kane
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 2021-2022 season. This year will mark our fifteenth 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 aspiration 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, cello, 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, October 1. 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, using the form located in this brochure.

Please mark your check with Fine Arts Series Fund on the memo line. In the programs, we will list the series donation levels: Angels ($1,000 and up), Benefactors ($500–$999), Patrons ($100–$499), Sustaining Contributors ($50–$99), and Donors ($25–$49). Smaller donations are, of course, welcome. All gifts are tax-deductible. In this way, you can also cast your ballot in favor of our holding similar series in future years.

Announcements relating to weather emergencies or unexpected cancellations will be posted on the church’s website: www.christlutherankokomo.org. We regret that we are unable to contact our benefactors on an individual basis when such changes occur.

Whether or not you can give, we hope to see you at many of the concerts!

Please click the purple-colored button below to view and/or print the concert brochure.

Blessings,
Thomas Dearchs
Minister of Music
Care for Creation
One more item from our team – we encourage you to ask us questions about Energy Stewards or talk to us directly about concerns you may have about the program of saving energy in our church. Our team: Lenore Kane, Mona and David Swinehart, Karen Fercho, Gordon Williams, George Wolf, Jane Richter, and Dan Macaluso. 
Thanks a Bunch!
My dearest family and friends at CLC,
Thank you so very much for ALL your cards, flowers, calls, and especially your prayers during my illnesses. Your thoughts have meant so very much to me and you have brightened so many of my days. You are awesome friends and I so appreciate all of you.

God does answer prayers and again I thank all of you for all of yours.
Love, Prayers, Blessings,
Charlene Smith
Stewardship Sunday
Stewardship Sunday will take place on Sunday, September 12. A Stewardship Letter and Estimate of Giving Cards were mailed out on Wednesday, September 1. Please return your Estimate of Giving Card and bring it with you to church on Sunday, September 12, or mail it to the church office prior to September 19. We thank you for making a commitment and helping the Church Council plan for the future. Thank you!
Joint Worship Service
A joint worship service with Shiloh Lutheran is scheduled for Sunday, September 19 at 11 a.m. The service will take place in the meadows at the Burrous farm, located at 6848 S CR 500 E, Walton. Please bring a lawn chair. The service will include communion. Unfortunately, a luncheon will not take place following the service. A joint council meeting follows the service. Please plan to attend!
Annual Congregational Meeting
The Annual Congregational Meeting will take place on Sunday, October 24, immediately following the morning worship service. If you are responsible for a committee or group report, please turn it into Tom Dearchs no later than Sunday, September 26. Thank you!

**If you are responsible for a committee budget item, budget worksheets are located in your group's mailbox in the church office. Please complete and return it to the church as soon as possible. Thanks!
Vacation
Tom Dearchs will be on vacation from Monday, September 13 through Monday, September 20. The Weekly eNews will not be published on Thursday, September 16. During this time, Tom will not be actively engaged with email or texts. He will respond to emails beginning the week of September 20. Should you have an urgent need, please contact Pastor Walker at 765.427.4618 or email her at clcpastor@outlook.com.
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.
Christ's Cupboard
From nicely filled pantry shelves to empty empty empty, we can now start from the very beginning again. Meijer has their 10 for $10 with the 11th item free this week. Peanut butter is now on the list of needed items and I'll continue to give weekly tips on shopping deals and other info in the coming weeks. Please don't forget that yours truly is constantly looking for special deals such as Kraft spaghetti dinner boxes for 25 cents each. Just send your monetary donations in an envelope marked PANTRY to the church. We are truly
reaching out to the Kokomo community!
--Nancy Macaluso
Care for Creation Team (alias "Energy Stewards")
Do you want to see how many members of our congregation are “going green” by reducing their use of energy in their homes? We’ve prepared a special slide presentation to be shown at 10:45 a.m. before the church service during the whole month of September. Come early and watch. You might see someone you know on the big screen. Yes, these slides show ways we can go green at home, but we must also go green in our church building. In the future, our Energy Stewards team will report to you the ways it is working to eliminate energy waste at church and the ways we all can help the team and thus reduce pollution in the environment.

This slide presentation is part of our September Season of Creation. The church services will reflect the importance we put on all of creation where all God’s creatures and our fellow humans are equal and valued.
--Lenore Kane

Be sure and arrive early on Sunday, September 5. The special slide presentation will begin at 10:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

The Season of Creation is the annual Christian celebration of prayer and action for our common home. Together, the ecumenical family around the world unites to pray and protect God's creation.

The season starts 1 September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology beloved by many Christian denominations.
Church Rummage Sale
With the fall weekends filling up, we've decided to postpone a sale until early spring. Please tell me if you will be interested so we can make plans together.
--Nancy Macaluso
Who's Going Green?
Who’s going green? Christ Lutheran! Yes, our Council voted to join the program Energy Stewards that will help us reduce our energy use – in our homes and in our church. The goal is a 25% reduction at church in 3 years. Can we do it? We’re going to try. Everybody can take part in the program. First, we’ll prove that we already know how to save. Each of you will be asked how you were taught as a kid to save energy, not waste it. Or how, in the last few years, you’ve already saved energy in your home. So expect this question at church or on a phone call. Then your thoughts and pictures will be put in a form for all to see that we’re already on a “green path.”
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. However, we do ask that the unvaccinated continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing. **A mask is mandatory when singing in order to protect those in our midst who may be vulnerable. Should we observe folks singing without a mask, we will discontinue singing. 
Council Minutes
The Council Minutes for August 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 2021 flower chart has arrived and is hanging in the Narthex. The flower cost will remain the same as last year - two vases for $36. Please sign-up today.
Dates to Remember
Thursday, Sept 9 – H-IPL
7 – 8 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Sunday, Sept 12 – *Lectionary Class
9 – 9:45 a.m.
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Sunday, Sept 12 – *Fellowship Time
10 – 10:45 a.m.
Fellowship Hall

Sunday, Sept 12 –*The Holy Eucharist
16th Sunday after Pentecost
11 a.m.
Sanctuary

Monday, Sept 13 – *Pastor's Day Off

Monday, Sept 13 – Forever Friends
11:30 a.m.
Offsite
 
Monday, Sept 13 – Church Women United
1 – 3 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
 
Monday, Sept 13 – Psi Iota Xi Sorority Meeting
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
 
Tuesday, Sept 14 – *CLC Quilters
9:30 a.m. – 12 noon
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Tuesday, Sept 14 – *Watercolor Class
1 – 3 p.m.
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Tuesday, Sept 14 – WELCA Annual Meeting
2 – 4 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
 
Tuesday, Sept 14 – HOA Meeting
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Tuesday, Sept 14 – DAR Meeting
6 – 9 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
 
Wednesday, Sept 15 – *Yoga
1 – 2 p.m.
Narthex
 
Wednesday, Sept 15 – *Bible Study
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Thursday, Sept 16 – HOA Meeting
6 – 7 p.m.
Mark Room

Thursday, Sept 16 – League of Women Voters
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
 
Thursday, Sept 16 – Von Bora Circle
7 – 9 p.m.
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Friday, Sept 17 – *Tom’s Day Off
 
Friday, Sept 17 – *Cleaning Service
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 
Sunday, Sept 19 –*The Holy Eucharist
17th Sunday after Pentecost
11 a.m.
Burrous Farm
 
Sunday, Sept 19 – Joint Council Meeting
12:30 – 2 p.m.
Location to be determined
 
*=Recurring Weekly Event
 
**Events in addition to weekly recurring events for the week of September 19 – 25:
 
Tuesday, Sept 21 – Council Meeting
7 – 9 p.m.
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Wednesday, Sept 22 – Worship Committee
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
David/Goliath Rooms
 
Thursday, Sept 23 – Stitch Group
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
David/Goliath Rooms
 
***Tom Dearchs will be on vacation from Monday, September 13 through Monday, September 20.


**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