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

LEAD FOCUS GROUPS– Our LEAD Team wants to hear from YOU!They are conducting Focus Groups to listen to YOUR thoughts about our congregation’s gifts, skills, talents, and resources. Next, the Team will go into our neighborhood to survey needs and find ways to partner with our neighbors to meet those needs using the gifts, skills, talents, and resources of our congregation. Look and listen for details about how to participate in Focus Groups, or contact Pastor Dave for more information.

MENTORS WANTED– Mentor orientation is next week. Less than an hour a week spent with a child who needs positive attention can make a tremendous difference in that child’s life. You have the opportunity to make that difference through our mentoring partnership with Oakwood Elementary School. No special skills or experience is needed, just the willingness to spend time listening and just being with a young person weekly. Speak with or e-mail Stacey Swingle ( or Pastor Dave for more information.

PASTOR’S BIBLE STUDY – Our Fall study of INSPIRED by Rachel Held Evans begins today at 10:30 a.m.! If you missed the beginning of the Wednesday offering of this study last night, you can jump in next Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. – it’s a nine-week study so there’s still lots to go!

BIBLE AND BEVERAGES– Bible and Beverages starts up again NEXT THURSDAY (September 27) at 7:00 p.m. We’ll be at Brian Boruin, Severna Park for a casual discussion about faith and life guided by YOUR questions.

FALL FESTIVAL CANCELLED – The Youth Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the previously announced Fall Festival. They hope to be able to put their plans in action next fall by engaging more participation from the congregation.

Sunday’s Sermon Scripture: Genesis 39:1-23 (Joseph in Prison)
Sermon Title: “Close Every Door to Me”

Something to think about between now and Sunday:

How have you seen God show up in the worst of times?

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