Upcoming Announcements

Online Giving: Donate to Christ Lutheran Church online! Donations can be made by clicking here and using a credit card or your checking account. You can also text the amount of your donation, with or without dollar sign, to 845-243-2533 and donation instructions will be texted to you.

Poinsettia Plants: Starting December 10, 2017, we will be receiving contributions for Christmas Poinsettia plants. This year the plants are $13.00. You may give a plant in memory of, or in honor of, someone you wish to be remembered on Christmas Eve. The forms will be available next week.

Christmas Eve: Christmas Eve is being celebrated on a Sunday this year. Because every Sunday morning worship is observed, this year's schedule will be a little different than previous years. On Sunday, 12/24, there will be a first service at 10:00AM with Christmas hymns near and dear to every Christian's heart. The second service will be at 5:00PM with candlelight, praise band, and the Brass Quintet. Holy Communion will be served at both the 10:00AM and 5:00PM services. All are welcome to these services.

Advent Bible Study: Some questions you may have asked yourself: Have you ever wondered how the Bible was put together? How this book influences the lives of millions? How do I interpret the Bible in today's world? What is the hope and promise of scripture for us today? This Advent Bible Study will focus on these questions and many, many more. When will the Bible Study be held? Whenever--we can have a few committed persons to meet at a specific time and place. Please see Pastor Mike if you have an interest.

Ongoing Announcements

Office Help: The church council is looking for a volunteer bookkeeper with computer skills to work with our treasurer Martina C. on recording income and expenses, and creating a report for council and congregational meetings. If you are interested please contact Pastor Mike at 845-357-1003 who will provide you with Martina's contact information.

Altar Guild: The altar guild is an important ministry of our church. The altar guild makes a needed and valuable contribution to the worship services of the church. The altar guild keeps the chancel and its furnishings clean, vests the altar according to the requirements of the days and seasons of th church year. They place the candles, arrange the flowers, and take care of the sacred vessels, linens, and vestments. Time commitment is 1.5 hours per month. Your support is needed; if interested contact Marge M. 

From St. Pauly: Thank you for continuing to collaborate with us on the St. Pauly Textile clothing drop-off shed project! In 2016 roughly 9,894 garments of clothing were donated to your shed. This was enough to clothe an estimated 1,200 people. This clothing is being used right now by people in one or more of 44 different countries, including the U.S, to which our clothing is likely to have been distributed this past year. Your congregation has raised $915 in 2016 through the hosting of this shed. We ask that you continue to spread the word about the clothing shed to other community members.

Coffee Hour: We are in need of volunteers! If you have a knack for organization, prayerfully consider serving as a Coffee Hour Volunteer. This ministry of volunteers take turns hosting our fellowship time in Luther Hall. Having a snack and beverage after church is a great way for us to greet newcomers, catch up on the latest happenings, and share fellowship. Visitors are encouraged to mingle! You are certain to feel at home and may even make a new friend or two! If you'd like to volunteer, please see Jan S. to help with this important ministry of hospitality. 

Flowers: If you would like to donate flowers in honor or memory of a loved one there is a sign-up sheet located in the back of the church. Flower envelopes have been placed in the pews for your convenience. Please sign up for the Sunday you wish to donate and include all the information on the envelope provided including $20 for your donation.

ELCA Federal Credit Union: Tired of your bank? The ELCA has created a new credit union and they offer various financial services. For more information, visit their website.

ELCA Good Gifts: As members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), we believe that God is calling us into the world--together. And with generous, loving hands we can make a difference. ELCA Good Gifts go beyond your regular congregational offering to support the ministries of the ELCA that mean the most to you and your loved ones. Together, we can do more than we ever could alone, making a huge collective impact on the needs of our church and the world. Give gift to honor or remember your mother that is truly unique and life giving. A copy of the Good Gifts catalog is available at the entrance of the church, online at www.elca.org/goodgifts, or by phone at 800-638-3522.

Soup Kitchen: Our congregation, as part of REM (Ramapo Ecumenical Ministries), assists in providing delicious meals, served at Christ Ramapo Church. We need help with a few dollars for the main course, like meat, potatoes, salad, veggies, and juice. We serve nearly 100 people every eight weeks. Please consider making a donation. Monies can be given to Hannelore R. at the 9:30AM service, or Marge M. at the 11:15AM service. 

Habitat For Humanity: Habitat For Humanity can use your help. Committees are forming for: Construction, Painting, Fundraising, Publicity, Family Selection, & More. Contact Ciara McCullagh at her email or call at 845-354-5635. Visit their website at www.HabitatRockland.org.

Adult Computer Classes: Are you over 50 and need to learn todays computers and other devices? Classes are being offered at the Adult Learning Center of Rockland, 121 W Nyack Rd., Nanuet, NY. The center (a program of Meals on Wheels) is accepting applications for June/July classes including Mac. The class also teaches use of digital cameras, computer maintenance, iPad, and iPhones. Classes are small. Only $30. Call Eileen Herkes at 844-623-5467 or 845-356-4198.

Address/Contact Updates: Please make sure CLC has your current address, home phone, email, or cell number. Please send any updates to clc1003@optonline.net or call 845-357-1003.