Perhaps you know the initials JSB. But do you know that there are two other sets of letters that are associated with Johann Sebastian Bach? Hint: They have to do with his music, but are not people. Please fill out your answer form(s) and leave in the envelope provided on the Music bulletin board. The deadline is the last Sunday in the month, June 30th. Pastor Jim will draw from all the correct answers and the winner will be announced on Sunday 6/30 at the 9:15 worship service. A prize will be awarded to the winner!
Father’s Day Flower Dedications
Father’s Day is June 16. In honor of our Fathers we invite you to make a dedication in the Father’s Day bulletin; for Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles or any man who has been a father figure. The cost is $3 per dedication and the money collected will go towards our budget. Download a dedication form here. Please hand your dedication and check in to the church office by Wednesday, June 12th.
Handbell Choir News
The CLC handbell choir will be starting rehearsals again in the fall. If you are a current member of the handbell choir or are interested in becoming a member download this survey and let us know which days and times you'd prefer to rehearse.
Meet Our New Bishop-Elect
The Rev. Paul Egensteiner, a pastor at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Pleasantille is the new Bishop-Elect of the Metropolitan New York Synod. Click here to learn more about Bishop-Elect Paul Egensteiner. The formal rite of installation will take place on November 16th at St. John the Divine Cathedral in Manhattan. Please keep Pastor Egensteiner in your prayers as he completes a period of transition and mentorship with acting Bishop Donald J. McCoid.
New Contemporary Worship Series
Contemporary Worship is starting a new series. We are looking at songs by Bob Dylan to find ways to hear about our faith and grace. The liturgy is written from lyrics from songs he wrote in his Christian phase “Slow Train Coming” Join us for this fun and faith-filled series. See you there.
Thank you to all of you who contributed to another successful blood drive, whether it be by donating blood or helping to spread the word! Our goal this time was 45 units and together we were able to collect 47 units of blood, potentially saving 141 lives! I am very proud to say we had first time donor 16 year old, Allison Zuckerman participate as well! Additionally, thank you to Kaitlyn Stephens and Andrew Conover for assisting the day of the drive, your help is much appreciated! Our next blood drive will be Sunday, November 10, 2019. Try to save the date! If you have any questions about donating blood please contact me at 366-1641 so we can keep saving lives together! Thank you, Debbie
VBS Is Coming!
VBS will be Aug. 5 – 9, 9:00am - 12:30pm and we are going “To Mars and Beyond … Explore Where God’s Power Can Take You.” for ages 3 through 11, Preschool through Grade 5. Register before June 30 and SAVE: $20. per child ($70. for families of 4 or more children). Register after June 30: $25. Per child ( $90. for families of 4 or more children). Registration forms are available on the bulletin board in hallway, on the CLC website & Messenger. Questions: Contact Joan Lundquist or MaryAnn Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coupons for Troops
AMuriel Rowland has been cutting the coupons apart for us and Helen and Meri Sher are sorting and mailing the coupons to the Troops. Thank you so much! See the thank you letter from Troopons in the next Good News.
Service Auction Photos
We had a hugely successful service auction. Many thanks to Gail Parisi, John Tyson and all the folks who made it possible by helping with setup and takedown, getting items for baskets, donating services and just showing up at the auction. We couldn’t have done it without you. Check out some photos here.
All are welcome! Lukans Farm Resort, Hawley, PA, in the Pocono Mountains. Monday, August 26 through Wednesday, August 28. $180.00 total per person includes two nights lodging and, four meals, based on double occupancy. Single occupancy is $275.00 total. Children $41.00 per child per night. Pool, beach, tennis, golf, boat rides on Lake Wallenpaupack, happy hours, board and card games, love and laughter. Please sign up on the list in the hallway and put a check for payment in full payable to “Christ Lutheran Church” in Jane’s office box ASAP! Questions - contact Ingrid Hancock 543-2334, cell and text 525-7644.
Sunday School Christmas Pageant Photos
Our Sunday School did a great job on their Christmas Pageant. Thanks to Lisa Cellura and all the Sunday School teachers and kids. You can see some photos of the pageant here.
Service on the Sound Photos
We had our annual Service on the Sound at Sunken Meadow Beach. The weather was beautiful and it was our best-attended service yet. Some folks on the boardwalk joined our service as well. The picnic after the service was our biggest and best ever. There’s not enough room in this post to describe all the food but you can check some of it out in the last photo (there were a few other tables of food not pictured in the photo). Thanks to Deanne Emory, Barbara Haerter, Liisa May and their volunteers for coordinating this event and a big thanks to Howard Johnson for supplying a huge amount of food – everyone went home with leftovers and we gave the rest to other picnickers. Check out the photos here.