Announcements for the week of
October 21, 2018:
INTERIM PASTOR LINDSAY SHANER
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.
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
Sunday, Oct. 28...9:30am: Sunday School
11:30am: Confirmation Reception
2:00pm: Worship at Flint Ridge Senior Village 5:00: Community
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
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.