Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
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Here are five things to keep in mind this week . . .

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS – Our annual Blessing of the Animals happens this Sunday! We’ll gather in the field (or in the Pavilion if it’s raining) at 2:00 p.m. for a short service in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi. All pets are welcome (just make sure they are safely restrained, please).

CELC Youth Presents Paint Night–Sip wine, relax, create art, and help support our Youth Ministry! Paint Night happens Wednesday, November 28 at Muse Paintbar in Annapolis. Lite snacks and sodas will be provided. Other food and beverages may be purchased. All agesare welcome to paint. The cost is $45 – SPACE IS LIMITED. Sign up at

LUNCH BUNCH – Hop in the car and join us for the monthly Lunch Bunch gathering at noon today!Bring your lunch and enjoy the conversation! Steve Zahn from the LEAD Team will be leading a discussion today. The Lunch Bunch meets the second Thursday of each month.

HOMEBOUND MEMBERS – Pastor Dave tries to visit homebound members of our congregation once a month. If you know someone who should be receiving visits but is not, please let the Church Office or Pastor Dave know and we will add them to the list.

A NOTE FROM NCEON** – We hope that you have had a productive and safe summer. During the months of June, July, August and September NCEON served 2,038 clients distributing 3,306 bags of food. In addition, we dispersed $32,422 to our clients for BGE cut off notices, eviction notices and prescriptions. So we have had a very productive summer helping others.

We are very thankful for our partners that faithfully donate to NCEON on a regular basis. We couldn’t do what we do without you and your support. Please thank those in your church or organization for their efforts. As a result of our busy summer our pantry is a bit low in canned goods. We are in need of just about everything to replenish our canned goods. The items most need are canned chicken, tuna, SPAM, canned hams, soups, canned fruit, boxed pasta, spaghetti, boxed stuffing, baked beans and macaroni and cheese. Meat supply donations is holding up well for which we are thankful.

Christ Lutheran supports NCEON (North County Emergency Outreach Network) through monetary benevolence in our budget and through donations of food and other items by our members. You can bring food contributions to the church and place them in the designated box.

Sunday’s Sermon Scripture: Joshua 24:1-15 (Joshua Renews the Covenant)
Sermon Title: “I Will”

Something to think about between now and Sunday:

What is something or someone to which you are committed? What does “commitment” mean?

Pastor Dave will be at Panera today from 1-3 for Public Office Hours.