July 11 Annoucements

July 11 Annoucements

Beginning in July, our theme for the rest of the summer is “Fruit of the Spirit.”
Each week we will be talking about and exploring a different fruit of the Spirit that
Paul lists in Galatians 5:22-23. In addition to Sunday mornings, we will also be

A Wednesday late afternoon Bible Study for anyone who is interested.

We will start at 4:00pm and wrap up by 5:30, just in time for the cook-
out. These weekly Bible studies will run July 7—August 11.

A couple guest speakers will deliver the message during this series.
There is also an app for this series. Feel free to check out and
download the “Fruit of the Spirit Diary” app to help track your spiritual
growth throughout the summer. There are also several other apps
dedicated to the fruit of the Spirit and they might be fun little games to
download as well.


The flowers on the altar today are in honor of Larry & Sandra Zabel’s 60th
Wedding Anniversary. They were married on July 16, 1961 and they were the
16th couple married at Christ Lutheran. If you see them, be sure to wish them a
Happy Anniversary! Here is the original entry in our Parish Records Book


Now that things are slowly getting
back to normal after the pandemic, we are ready to re-institute our Children’s
Worship Jobs! Yay! We love having our children be active participants in the
life of our congregation. Here’s how they work:
– Each children’s job has a lanyard with a picture & label. They operate
on a first-come-first-serve basis, so the first child to select their
lanyard/job gets to do that job for the morning.
– There is a short list of instructions on the back of each lanyard. You
can always ask Pastor Chad for extra instructions if needed.
– Parents/grandparents are asked to help when appropriate (like when
lighting the candles). But otherwise, some of the other adults or
assigned worship helpers can help the child learn to do that job as
– Children are asked to only take one job to start with, but just before
worship begins, if there are extra jobs available, they can do more
than one.
– After worship, please place the lanyard back on the hook.
We are so glad to have the kids (& other volunteers) helping with worship

Starting in today we are studying and
learning more about the various Fruit of the
Spirit found in Galatians 5. Each Sunday we
will be talking about a different fruit.
To supplement Pastor Chad’s sermons and to go deeper into scriptures,
we are offering a new 6-week Bible Study for anyone who wants to
come. Each one will be a stand-alone study, so if you miss a couple
along the way, it’ll be ok. And you can start whenever you’d like.
This small group Bible study is on Wednesdays, from 4:00-5:30pm.
We will finish up in time to go straight into the cookout if you want
to stick around for dinner. They run every Wednesday through
August 11.

Feel free to let Pastor Chad know if you plan to come, but you can always just show up!

Hope to see you there!