CLP eNews

October 17, 2021

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EARLY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICES

The two early morning worship services (8 and 9:15am) have returned to the format we used prior to COVID. Thank you again for your patience! We are looking forward to all that God has in store. Overflow seating is no longer available in Souers Hall at 9:15am but will be available in the Fireside Room South.

NEW WORSHIP SERVICE AT 10:45

We are now offering a new worship service in Souers Hall at 10:45am. This service includes activities related to the theme of the morning each week, with the hope of being more inclusive of all generations in a more casual, relaxed atmosphere. The nursery is available for children birth-3 years of age.

COFFEE IN THE BREEZEWAY

Coffee and ice water will be served every Sunday morning between the 8, 9:15 and 10:45am worship services in the breezeway. Our hope is to provide an opportunity for attendees of all services to get to know one another. The first Sunday of each month donut holes will be served as part of Celebration Sundays.

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FALL FESTIVAL IS OCTOBER 31!

October 31 from 6-8pm is our annual Fall Festival! This will include the Trunk or Treat, games, music, food, hay maze, a movie playing in the courtyard and much more. Please book your spot in the Trunk or Treat soon - we need lots of cars to make it a success! Sign up for Trunk or Treat is available below or on our website, or you can call the church office as well. Sign Up Here

DONATE CANDY FOR TRUNK OR TREAT

Our annual Fall Festival is fast approaching. With that in mind we are asking for donations of LOTS of individually wrapped candy to distribute to the many children who come for Trunk or Treat. Feel free to bring all types of wrapped candy by the office. Any kind of candy in any amount is much appreciated!

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WONDERFULL WORLD WOMEN'S RETREAT

WonderFull World Retreat is an imaginative journey around the world…and an exploration of the "I wonders” in a woman’s heart. It’s an in-depth Bible study…and an unforgettable worship experience. Best of all, it’s an open invitation for friends to draw closer together…to dream…to engage…to experience the vastness of God’s love. We are excited to host a mini-retreat at The Church at Litchfield Park on Saturday, October 23, from 9am-2:45pm. Check-in begins at 8:30am. Most of the retreat will be held outside in the courtyard and breezeway, with one session in Souers Hall (facemasks required indoors). Cost is $15 and includes lunch. Tickets will be available in the breezeway on Sundays between all three services and through the church office through October 17.

2022 STEWARDSHIP UPDATE

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SO MANY WAYS TO VOLUNTEER AT CLP...

USHERS NEEDED

We are looking for ushers; anyone is welcome to participate. If you're interested in serving for any of the morning services (8, 9:15 and 10:45am) click on the link that follows. Thanks, and we will be in touch. Volunteer To Usher

Calling all choral singers!

Weekly Chancel Choir rehearsals have resumed at 6:30-7:30pm in the sanctuary. Masks are required at all times. The Chancel Choir sings at the 8 and 9:15am services on Sundays through May. We especially need Tenors right now. All are welcome. Please come join us in making a joyful noise to the Lord!

HELP WITH LIVE NATIVITY

Christmas already? YES! Aimee is looking for volunteers to help plan and lead the Live Nativity this year. If you are interested in helping to put on this amazing ministry to our community, feel free to call the office, or email Aimee @ Aimee@clp.church. Our first meeting will be Sunday, October 24 from 10-10:30am in the Fireside Room. All are welcome. Live Nativity Volunteer Sign-Up

LANDSCAPE PROJECT

Love to work in the yard? Love plants and nature? We need you! We are starting to freshen up the planter beds by the Sanctuary with desert adapted, water-smart plants. On Saturday 10/23 we will need help installing new plant material in the beds. We will be working in the mornings, 8am-noonish. We are looking for helpers that are not afraid to get their hands dirty, sweat a little and do some digging! Refreshments provided. Please let us know if you can help by signing up at the link below.

FOR YOUTH PARENTS...

We need your help! Each week we provide “lunch” to the kids during youth group. It helps to encourage fellowship and let's be honest—kids love food! Nothing fancy (no pizza, please) this could be sandwiches, hot dogs, tacos, anything would be much appreciated. Please sign up using the link that follows or on the CLP website. Thank you! Sign Up Here

WRITE NOTES TO SCHOOL STAFF

The Community Engagement Committee is asking for your help in sending notes of appreciation to the Litchfield Elementary School and Western Sky Middle School. These notes will be given to teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria workers - all employees of the schools. We are looking for two things. If you would like to write a few notes, please write them, and drop the unsealed notes off at the church office. Then, if you have blank note cards that others may use, drop these off at the church office where a basket has been set up receive these items. The Community Engagement Committee appreciates you.

VOLUNTEER AT THRIFT SHOP

Volunteer workers are needed to help unpack, set up and display donated items for sale, and to work in the shop on sale days. Donations will be received from 8-11am on Friday, October 22, and help is needed during those hours. Sale day is Saturday, October 23, from 8am-12noon, and help is needed during those times. The Thrift Shop entrance is at the back of the Watt House on the northwest corner of our church campus. Contact the church office if you have questions. Thrift Shop Volunteer Sign-Up

NOW DONATE TO THRIFT SHOP EVERY FRIDAY

The Thrift Shop will be open every Friday 8am-11am for donations. If you would like to volunteer on donation day or on a sale day, please sign up at: Thrift Shop Volunteer Sign-Up

HELP IN SUNDAY SCHOOL!

We need volunteers to help with Sunday School. If you can spare even just an hour a month it would be so very appreciated! The curriculum is provided to you, there is no planning involved. Aimee does this for you! We are putting together a rotation of volunteers. Our hope is to get a team of people to volunteer once a month. We need help for preschool age, and 3rd-5th graders. Sign-up using the link that follows, or email info@clp.church or awickersham@clp.church. Youth are welcome to volunteer as well! Sign Up Here

CHILDREN/YOUTH MINISTRY

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JUST FOR KIDS

Children entering pre-K through 5th grade are invited to attend Sunday, October 17, during the 9:15am worship service. Sunday School starts for all ages in classroom 6 near the nursery. Nursery is provided for children ages birth-3.

TIME CHANGE FOR YOUTH

Please note the time change for youth group beginning today! Youth in grades 6-12 will meet today from 11:45am-1pm following worship service. Youth are strongly encouraged to attend the 10:45 service and sit together. Aimee will be there with her family. This week we will continue to discuss the stories of Jesus' miracles - also NACHOS! See you there!

COMMUNICATIONS UPDATE

To get updates on upcoming events or other news about youth group:

YOUTH - text @clpyo to 81010

PARENTS - text @6kcdgh6 to 81010

ADULT CLASSES AND STUDIES

New online class begins October 18Join Pastor Adam for a daily online study of the Prophet Samuel from October 18-November 1. This series of devotions coincides with Pastor Lynne’s two-week series in 1 Kings on October 17 and October 24. Members can do the reading and offer thoughts to the group at their leisure, so no worries about being at a specific location at a specific time. Take the study with you through the YouVersion Bible App, or join us on a web browser. Join Here.


Grow Your Gratitude! On November 7, Pastor Lynne kicks off a three-week sermon series on the power of gratitude. Whether you’re a world class grumbler or have mastered gratitude, we invite you to join Pastor Adam for two online studies that have the potential to change the way you think for good. The Grumbler's Guide to Giving Thanks and 21 Days to Cultivate a Grateful Heart are self-paced devotions offered through the Bible app. Both plans begin November 7. Sign up through the app, or login each day through desktop sign-up. Have questions? Contact Pastor Adam at aroe@clp.church.


Have questions? Contact Pastor Adam to get connected with a class or group!

ADULT GROUPS

If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get out of the Boat is a Bible study to help us answer Christ's call to a greater faith and trust in Him. We will relate the story of Matthew 14 to life today through a study guide, videos, and group discussion. The guidebook will include Bible application and homework for this weekly study, led by Judy Mercy on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30am. We will begin each session with a time of fellowship and start our study promptly at 10am. Join Here


Men’s Life Group – Led by Greg Clement, we meet the second Tuesday of each month, from 6:30 to 8:30pm in the Fireside Room North. November 9 we will be in session six of Agents of the Apocalypse by Dr. David Jeremiah, which includes DVD presentations. Join Here.


Knitters’ Life Group - Led by Joan May, if you knit, crochet, do any other craft or would like to learn, come and join us for an afternoon of crafting with a Bible verse sprinkled in. Meeting on Fridays, from 1 to 4 pm at Joan May's home. If you belong to the Prayer Shawl Ministry this will be the place to come and do your craft while enjoying the fellowship of others. Join Here.


Women's Friendship - Led by Mari Riggins, Donna Gray, and Diane Piehl at 11:30am on the fourth Wednesday of each month, destination to be decided by each hostess. We will be using the devotional "The Upper Room." Please read the Wednesday verse and reflection about that day. October 27 luncheon will be at the home of Mari Riggins with a hosted lunch and visit to their pottery studio. Join Here.


Have questions? Contact Pastor Adam to get connected with a class or group!

A new electronic form is now available for you to record and track your vounteer hours at the church. The new form is to be used for a single entry; i.e., if you have hours for ushering, fellowship and missions, you will have to do three separate entries. When you complete your first entry, you will be have the option to add another entry. You can also add hours from past months; just be sure to chose the correct quarter of the year. This information will go directly into a spreadsheet for sorting by time and talent coordinator Dolores Broski. If you have questions, email her at clpTTalent@gmail.com.

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SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES

8 and 9:15am in Sanctuary, 10:45am in Souers Hall


OFFICE HOURS

Monday through Thursday ~ 9am to 4pm

Closed on Fridays

The Church at Litchfield Park

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