Here are a bunch of things to keep in mind this week . . .
ONE SERVICE SUNDAY – Join us at 10:00 a.m. at the Pavilion for our first Summer Worship Service! We’re trying a new configuration (“sideways”) of the Pavilion that should both allow everyone to hear better AND to be seated more comfortably.
BOOK DISCUSSION – Even if you haven’t read The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone, you are welcome to join in the discussion this eveningled by CELC member David Thomas. That happens at 7:00 p.m. in Zick Hall. David will present an overview of the book and lead a conversation about its themes couched in African-American Liberation Theology.
SUNDAY’S WONDER WOMAN – You may not be familiar with the story of Abigail (and her husband named “Fool” – really) and David, but it is a great story of a peacemaking woman’s intelligence and courage. It is also about violent tempers and what may have been a protection racket run by David before he was king. Make sure you attend Sunday as we continue our Wonder Women of the Bible series!
CHURCH TO GO – Starting Sunday, Pastor Dave will once again post “Church to Go” videos after each Summer Service (usually by 2:00 p.m. on the Church Facebook Page) for those who are away and otherwise can’t or don’t get to church. Each summer Sunday, Pastor Dave records Church to Go versions of the primary parts of the service. Last summer, Church to Go videos had several hundred views each week. Tell your friends – and share the link! It’s a great way to share the Good News and Christ Lutheran.
DINNER FOR SIX – Our first three-month cycle is just about complete, and it’s time to sign up for the next round of Dinner for Six. We already have enough for two new groups! To sign up, send Pastor Dave an e-mail with “Dinner for Six” in the subject line, or write “Dinner for Six” on the back of your Connection Card in Worship. Make sure to let Pastor Dave know if you are participating as an individual or a couple – either way is fine! Deadline is June 24. Groups of six will be assigned July 1 for July, August, and September.
LEAD SURVEY – Last Chance – The deadline to complete the Congregation Assessment is this Sunday. Here’s the link - https://waytolead.org/take-lead-assessment/ (you may have to paste it into your browser). The password is: Assessment-cong (you may have to type the password rather than cut and paste it). Do it NOW so you don’t forget!
SOFTBALL – Our softball team has a two game winning streak!! Jump on the bandwagon to cheer or play this Sunday at 2: p.m. EVERYONE age 16 or older is invited to play. The league is co-ed and fun. Games happen at Elvaton Park, less than 5 minutes from the church.
Sunday’s Sermon Scripture: I Samuel 25
Sermon Title: “Blessed are the Peacemakers” (Abigail)
(WONDER WOMEN OF THE BIBLE Week 4)
Something to think about between now and Sunday:
Who is a peacemaker you have known? How have they brought peace into turbulent situations?
PS Pastor Dave IS at Panera today from 1-3 for Public Office Hours. Stop by for a cup of coffee and conversation!