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Join us for worship on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 10:30 AM. We’ll be continuing our Lenten Series, PORTRAITS OF COURAGE: FOLLOWING JESUS IN TUMULTUOUS TIMES. This Sunday we’ll focus on Jesus with the sick and worship will include prayers and anointing for healing.

This year our theme is PORTRAITS OF COURAGE: FOLLOWING JESUS IN TUMULTUOUS TIMES. We gather for worship at 7:00 PM in the Chapel. A simple meal, conversation and art making follow at 7:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. To enhance our conversation, together we will read and discuss JESUS AND THE DISINHERITED by Howard Thurman.

Our beautiful “Christ the King” window is being removed this week so repairs can be made to the lead and glass. Andrew Goldkuhle, stained glass artisan, will be helping to restore this treasure. If you see scaffolding, know that the repairs are underway!

This month the group is reading CATCH AND KILL: LIES, SPIES, AND A CONSPIRACY TO PROTECT PREDATORS by Ronan Farrow.

Join us for a pre-Lenten brunch featuring made-from-scratch pancakes, homemade applesauce, sausage, juice, dessert and beverages. A free-will offering will go toward replacing the floor in our lower level.

Ash Wednesday is February 26, 2020. We will gather at noon in the Chapel and 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary for a service with Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion.

The Women’s Book Group invites you to read along with them. February 25: INSPIRED: SLAYING GIANTS, WALKING ON WATER, AND LOVING THE BIBLE AGAIN by Rachel Held Evans.

On Sunday, March 1 at 12 noon, Cheryl Beversdorf, producer and Host of AGING MATTERS, will talk about her tv and radio program.

LET ME TELL YOU WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE is a frank conversation on living with mental illness (in general) and bipolar disorder (in particular), both for the person diagnosed and those in his or her life. Based on a series of interviews, the intention of the work is to honestly present a broad range of experiences for those who are living with an emotional and mental disability. We hope it will lead to greater understanding for everyone who has to deal with all forms of this illness and strengthen the support of a compassionate community.

Using the engaging booklet, “Baptized We Live: Lutheranism as a Way of Life” by Daniel Erlander, we will explore the Lutheran angle on what it means to be a Christian. Sessions will be held on Sundays, February 2 and 9.

On Saturday, February 8 from 9AM – 11AM , Christ Lutheran will hold a workshop that explores ways to celebrate the arts and creativity through the church year.

Dr. Laura Colgate and Joy-Leilani Garbutt present a program of music composed by women.

Co-Sponsored by the Boulanger Initiative.

Christmas Eve Family Worship: Tuesday, December 24th @ 4:30 PM | Join us for a family-friendly worship service (about 30 minutes) with lots of carols and joy. All are welcome! Christmas Eve Prelude & Worship: Tuesday, December 24th @ 7:10 PM | The choirs will be joined by string quartet and trumpet, presenting new arrangements…

Gifts of Hope is a ministry sponsored by the Metropolitan Washington DC Synod of the ELCA. It is an alternative gift-giving program that serves as an intermediary between donors and 18 organizations serving individuals and families in need, locally and internationally. Gifts are available year-round, however, during Advent, Christ Lutheran Church actively promotes the program….

See and hear the story of Jesusʼ birth and the coming of the wise men as told by the children of our community. If you have a child who would like to participate, practice will be held on Saturday, January 4 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Any child can dress in costume and have a walk on role on Sunday morning. Just come at 9:30 am to get into costume, center a bit and sing through the songs before worship starts at 10:30 am.

On January 13, 2020, the Women’s Book Group will be discussing THE COLOR OF LAW: A FORGOTTEN HISTORY OF HOW OUR GOVERNMENT SEGREGATED AMERICA by Richard Rothstein. The group will meet at a member’s home close to Christ Lutheran at 7pm. Please email Jacki at jackibanks@gmail.com for details.

Our “Growing Together in Christ” Fall Stewardship Appeal was a tremendous success. We asked members to reflect on the blessings God has provided them and the importance of Christ Lutheran Church in their life. Then, commit to make the offering they were best able to give. Our Appeal goal: increase total offerings by $1,000 week….

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