Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
Heath, Ohio

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 Announcements for the week of October 21, 2018:

I am very pleased to let you know that Pastor Lindsay Shaner has agreed to join us as our Interim Pastor commencing on Sunday, November 4th. Barring unforeseen circumstances, Pastor Shaner will be with us
providing pastoral care and worship leadership until a permanent pastor is called.
Lindsay Shaner is a retired pastor living with his wife (Mary) on the east side of Westerville. Since retiring in 2014, Lindsay has served as a supply preacher in numerous congregations. Christ Lutheran will be his 4th interim pastor appointment in the Southern Ohio Synod.

Lindsay is a graduate of Wittenberg University and Luther-Northwestern Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has served as a pastor in Mankato and Duluth, both in Minnesota, and Williston (a bedroom community near Toledo) and Hamler, both in Northwestern Ohio. He was on the stewardship committee for the Northwestern Ohio Synod and chaired the Board of Directors of the Lutheran Home at Napoleon (Ohio).

His greatest joys in ministry are in worship and in visiting. Pastoral care has always been a high priority. Outside the parish, his passions include fishing (in wilderness areas of Northern Minnesota), gardening, and
brisk walks. Interesting fact: he is the son of a military chaplain and has a brother, also a pastor.  He is looking forward to being at Christ Lutheran on All Saints' Sunday. Members of Council are very  pleased to welcome Pastor Shaner. We are hoping the entire congregation will turn out for the worship services and greet him warmly on November 4th.

God’s Blessings,
Seth Patton
Council President

Please note: The congregational meeting for the election of a call committee has been changed and will  now take place on Nov. 11 during both services.

This week’s events:
Sunday, Oct. 21...9:30am: Sunday School
12:00pm: Social hall in use
Tuesday, Oct. 23...9:00am: Sewing Group
Tuesday, Oct. 23...6:30am: Council Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 24...10:00am: ORF Group
6:00pm: Adult Bible Study
7:00pm: Trinity Choir Rehearsal
Friday, Oct. 26...9:30-11:00am: Food Pantry Produce Market
Saturday, Oct. 27...12:00-6:00pm: Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Future events:
Sunday, Oct. 28...9:30am: Sunday School
11:30am: Confirmation Reception
2:00pm: Worship at Flint Ridge Senior Village 5:00: Community Dinner
Tuesday, Oct. 30...9:00am: Sewing Group
Tuesday, Oct. 30...2:00-7:00pm: Red Cross Blood Drive Wednesday, Oct. 31...10:00am: ORF Group 6:00pm: Adult Bible Study
Friday, Oct. 26...9:30-11:00am: Food Pantry Produce Market Let’s remember Gary Mras this week by sending “Thinking of You” cards to him at the address available in Church Office. They will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Williams. Thank you!

Trinity Choir Invitation: We have selected our annual Christmas cantata. “A Thrill of Hope” will be presented on Sunday, December 9 th . We invite you to join us as we celebrate HOPE, LOVE, PEACE and JOY through familiar carols and hymns arranged by Joel Raney. Please let Mary Ann or Marilyn know if you plan to participate. We will have a Cantata book ready for you!!

Hearing Assistance devices are available on the back sanctuary table for those who would like to use them.

A hand-held microphone is available for announcements from the pews. If you give an announcement from the floor, an usher will give you the mic to use. This helps the people who are using the hearing devices as well as the rest of the congregation and our PODCAST recordings.


It’s Operation Christmas Child time!

Please consider filling a shoebox with small gifts for a boy or girl in need this year. Cardboard Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are available under the rear sanctuary table for you to fold-and-fill with gifts for a young boy or girl in need. Crayons and toothbrushes to add to your shoebox are in the blue tote under the rear sanctuary table as well. All shoeboxes must be delivered to the church by Sunday, Nov. 11th. Any questions? Please speak with Faye Landis.