CLP eNewsletter

June 10, 2021

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DO IT NOW - DEADLINE IS JUNE 13

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NEW ALTERNATE WORSHIP SERVICE PROPOSED

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WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

SERMON TITLE AND SCRIPTURE FOR JUNE 13 - PEACE

Rev. Lynne Kammeraad's message this Sunday is titled "There Is No Law Against Peace."

Galatians 5:22-23 - "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law."

Philippians 4:6-7 - "Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."


COFFEE FELLOWSHIP

Coffee fellowship is back! Coffee and water will be offered every Sunday morning between the 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. worship services in the front courtyard under the trees and shade canopies. Our hope is to provide an opportunity for attendees of both services to meet new friends and get to know more people. The first Sunday of each month donut holes will be served as part of Celebration Sunday.


SUNDAY SCHOOL

In-person Sunday School is back on Sunday mornings at 9:30! Children entering Pre-K through 5th grade are invited to come and learn about the fruit of the Spirit with your friends. Jr. & Sr. High School students are welcome volunteer. Nursery is provided for children 0-3 years old.


CELEBRATION SUNDAYS

On the first Sunday of each month (Celebration Sundays), children will remain in worship with their families. The service will include a short children’s message, in addition to activity bags, as children remain in worship celebrate the Lord’s Supper with their parents. Nursery is provided for children 0-3 years old.

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LATEST NEWS ABOUT CHURCH STAFFING NEEDS

ASSOCIATE PASTOR ADAM ROE TO START AUGUST 1

Adam Roe is an Air Force chaplain transitioning from active duty because he senses God’s calling to The Church at Litchfield Park. He has been in pastoral ministry since 2011 and is a 2014 graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky. He was the pastor of Corydon United Methodist Church from 2011-2014, and the Connections Pastor at New Life Lutheran Church from 2015-2016. He became a military chaplain in 2016 and has served at Holloman Air Force Base and Luke Air Force Base, with a deployment in 2020. Adam is married to Jerianne and they have six children: Andrew (24), Ethan (20), Evan (18), Jacob (15), Jenna (13), and Eric (13). Their family is completed by Georgia, a Standard Poodle, and Myles, a Weimaraner. The Roe family is excited to jump into life at CLP!


CHILDREN’S/YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR SEARCH

As resumes for the Children’s/Youth Ministry Director position are received, they are being reviewed and initial screenings are being conducted. If you know of anyone who would make a good Children’s/Youth Ministry Director at CLP, please have him/her send in a resume. We are looking for someone who has experience in children’s and youth ministry and/or a degree in ministry or education. The link to the job posting is on the front page of our website.

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THE LIFE GROUPS LISTED BELOW HAVE OPENINGS:

La Loma Life Group - Fran Grumbling will be hosting a Bible study at La Loma Community. The topic will be "The Book of Ruth." All that is needed is for you to bring your Bible. Handouts will be available. Date and time will be determined upon group sign-up.


Women's Life Group - "Let's Digest Your Favorite Bible Verse" led by Diane Piehl and Betty Gerlak. This is a 6-week study of the participants’ favorite Bible verses. Two participants per week will share their favorite verse, and we will open discussion on it. Join us from July 15 - August 19 on Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in Fireside Room North. Bring your Bible and let's digest your favorite Bible verse.


Men's Life Group - Led by Greg Clement. This Men’s Life Group will meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Souers Hall. Food will be served. The Study will be “Agents of Babylon” by Dr. David Jeremiah, which includes DVD presentations.


If you are interested in participating or leading a group, please email Marge Kinney at mkinney@clp.church. If you want to be a leader, please consider the day of the week, the time, how often you want to meet (once a week, biweekly or monthly) and the topic. Marge has a list of available resources and looks forward to speaking to you!

GIVE FREELY AND JOYFULLY!

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WAYS YOU CAN DONATE TO THE CHURCH

There are many ways to ensure that your financial gifts will reach The Church at Litchfield Park. You can find detailed directions by clicking DONATE at the bottom of the home page of the church web site, www.churchatlitchfieldpark.org. There is a direct link you can open using your web browser. You can download the GivePlus app on Android or iPhone. You can also text to give using a special number on your cell phone. You can write a check and mail it directly to the church. You can use the Bill Pay service provided by banks and financial institutions. And of course, you may drop cash or checks into the offering plates at the exit doors on Sunday mornings. Look for details on any of these methods on our web home page.

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HANDBELLS?

Have you ever wondered what it is like to ring a handbell? Have you ever wondered if you could ring in one of our handbell choirs? One does not have to read music. Marilyn will teach you how to do that, too. If you would like to learn how to play this beautiful instrument, please contact our Bell Master, Marilyn Chandler, or call our church office at (623) 935-3411. Don’t say you can’t play handbells; you won’t know for sure unless you try!

SUNDAY SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Do you love sharing God’s love with children? We plan to begin offering in-person Sunday School for children entering pre-K through fifth grade beginning Sunday, June 13 during the 9:30 a.m. worship service. We would welcome additional teachers (in person and those willing to record lessons for children participating at home), classroom helpers, and people willing to help coordinate behind the scenes. If you are available and willing to help please sign up on the website or contact the church office.

YOUTH MINISTRY

YOUTH IN GRADES 6-12: JOIN US!

Pulse and Ignite Youth Groups are hosted weekly on Sundays at 11:00 a.m., and all youth from grades 6-12 are welcome! Each week we’ll discuss weekly bible lessons, play games and get to know each other. We meet from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon at Watt House (near the back of the church parking lot). Masks and social distancing are required. We know some of you may not be ready to meet in person, so we will host periodic Zoom meetings to keep you involved as well. If you’d like to be included in the weekly Youth Group online newsletter, please contact the church office with your email address.

A House of Prayer for All People

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES

8:00 and 9:30 a.m. in Sanctuary and Souers Hall


OFFICE HOURS

Monday through Thursday ~ 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Closed on Fridays

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Watch CLP Worship Service via YouTube link

Our weekly 9:30 am worship services are now viewable on both YouTube and Facebook. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyJlupWWFEk9hhC5tOnq1ng