“For all the promises of God find their Yes in Christ Jesus.”
-2 Corinthians 1:20

Our Special Events

Commissioning of New Church Council Members – January 25, 2023:

Pastor John Thompson, S.T.S., commissions members of the Church Council for 2023.

Fresh Eyes for Mission Summit with Dr David Wendall – February 10-12. 2023

 

Reverend Dr. David Wendall,
Assistant to the Bishop
North American Lutheran Church (NALC)

 

Ash Wednesday Liturgical Service with Ashes and Communion             
Wednesday, February 22. 2023 –  6PM

Christ Lutheran celebrates Holy Week each year from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. Here is our Schedule for 2023:

Palm Sunday – Liturgical Divine Liturgy Service with Communion – 10AM. Gather at 9AM in Luther Hall and enjoy breakfast with us before we form a procession to enter the Sanctuary.

Maundy Thursday – 6PM Liturgical Service at with Communion to Celebrate the Lord’s Last Supper – Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 6PM

Good Friday – Tenebere Service at 6PM – Stripping of the Altar and Darkening of the Church at the end of the Service,            Friday, April 7, 2023 at 6PM

EASTER SEASON:

EASTER SUNDAY – ALLELULIA HE IS RISEN! Liturgical Divine Service with Communion at 10AM He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Allelulia! Please join us as we worship the Risen Lord on Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 10AM. with

Pentecost Sunday – Divine Liturgy Worship with Communion – 10AM. We all wear Red at Pentecost. Sunday, May 28th, 2023 which is also Memorial Day Weekend. Color guard procession before Service.

SPRING AND SUMMER EVENTS:

Church is family and we have several family events each year, especially Mother’s Day the second Sunday in May, Father’s Day the third Sunday in June, occasionally a Confirmation or Graduation ceremony when we have qualifying students, usually in May. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day often included procession of the moms or dads on their special day before our Traditional Liturgical Worship Service.

For several years we held Fourth of July celebrations before the service. Pastor Fred led us in reading the Declaration of Independence on the Sunday closest to the Fourth of July in 2016 and 2017 preceding our Traditional Liturgical Worship Service. If there is enough interest, we may bring that back in the future. We also sing a patriotic song or two, usually at the end of the service.

AUTUMN EVENTS:

Blessing of the Animals – First Saturday in October, every year in our Courtyard. Bring your pets for a special blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi Day, the Saturday closest to October 3rd.

Reformation Sunday – October 29, 2023 – Liturgical Divine Worship Service with Communion to celebrate the 506th Anniversary of the Reformation of the Church. We remember the blessings of the Reformation and Martin Luther, Our Great Reformer, who helped us to see that our Salvation  is based on Faith Alone with his 95 Theses posted on the church door at Whittenberg Catherdral October 31, 1517, and the Augsberg Confessions of 1530 affirming our beliefs. Come join us and wear Red for Reformation!

ADVENT SEASON:

The Season of Advent begins a New church year, four Sundays before Christmas.

Sunday Traditional Liturgical Worship Services at 10AM.

Check back in November to see if we have an Special Classes or Services scheduled this year.

Veterans’ Day Sunday Sunday closest to November 11th. Color guard flag procession before the service. We salute the flag and sing the National Anthem in honor of our Veterans. Members often wear Red White and Blue and the Color Guard wear military or scout uniforms.

CHRISTMAS SEASON:

NOTE: Christmas Day falls on a Monday this year 2023, which means Christmas Eve falls on Sunday Evening.

CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES

Fourth Sunday of Advent – 10AM Christmas Eve Morning Service – Sunday, December 24, 2023

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services with Choir – December 24, 2023, at 7PM.    

Christmas Day Services – Monday, December 25, 2023 at 10AM.

Close up of our Nativity creche, showing Baby Jesus surrounded by Mary, Joseph, Shepherds, Kings and animals.