Christ Lutheran Church
Church web address: http://clcduncannon.org
Pastor Elizabeth Martini
Office Hours 9-12:30 Mon-Wed (That sometimes has to change so it doesn't hurt to call first. 717-586-8571
Newsletter June 2014
People to hold in prayer: Betsy Karlik,
Madelyn Hoover, Ritter Gamble,
Briellie Kelly, Alberta Rogers, Nancy
Moore, Sara Jane Hickoff, Jim and
Karin Shumaker, Shirley Bucher, Jack
Smith, Louise Preston, Jesse Reed,
Daisy Rohrer, Hunter Hazzard,Vaughn
Schlachter, Kevin Eckerd, Sethina
Tringali, Rose Barrick, Jeff Eckerdt,
Mary Beecroft, Barbara Curran,
Rebecca Kephart, Verna Dagen, Paul
Nappe, Ann Verobish, Earl Hayes, Dan
Brennerman, Brenda Hartzell, Danny
Peiper, Denby Quigley, Danny
Heisley, Lauren Zaramps, Lilah and
Lilley Allen, Christian Armerman,
Kathy Cree, Teresa Hammaker,
Christine McCaskie, Lynn Cooper,
Derek Bostwick, Irene Dussaq, Ted
Crouse, Helen Huss, Pat Palmer,
Kennedy Johnson, Madeline, Nina, and
Marie Bitner, Katie Sands, Eugene
Minarich, Glenda Lowe, Corrine
Bostwick, and Betsy Schlowser.
Notes from the Pastor’s
Dear Christ Lutheran family,
God is at work in this place!
This summer, we have seven youth who will affirm their faith in the rite of confirmation. These wonderful young people are Angel Autwell, Ashley
Autwell, Brianne Chubb, Kaitlyn
Masser, Trent Minarich, Rebecca Still, and David Nelson. You, as a congregation, should be proud of them. Confirmation will mark their growth in the baptismal promises and the faithfulness of the community. God is at work as they mature in faith.
This summer, we will reach out in love to the Appalachian Trail hikers that come through Duncannon. We’ll host suppers on Wednesdays in June and
July from 5-7PM. God is at work giving relief to the weary sojourners and bringing strangers together around a meal.
How do you see God at work here? Don’t forget about your faith or the church as you travel or relax this summer. God is at work in the church and beyond. Let us respond in generous love!
The third annual Duncannon
Appalachian Trail Festival will be held
Saturday, June 21, noon-4PM at
Cumberland and High Street. There will be many vendors, foods, music, presentations with backpackers, live raptors, photography, Perry County history, birds of Duncannon, and the
Wounded Warrior Hike.
Christ Lutheran will serve as the host site for a Volksmarch that
Saturday. Walkers will begin and end their hike in the undercroft.
PERRY CONFERENCE NEWS
We are blessed to be part of a larger community of Lutheran Christians here in Perry County. Through shared activities, prayer and pastoral support,
God’s Church is strengthened. One exciting development is that our two
Lutheran Churches in Liverpool will soon have new pastors. St. John
(Barner’s) Lutheran Church has called
Nancy Knol, who will begin her ministry this month and be ordained at our Lower Susquehanna Synod
Assembly. Good Shepherd Lutheran has called David Sensenig, who will move into their parsonage with his young family. He will also serve as a
Navy Reserve Chaplain and will start in July. Both of these folks are 2014 graduates of the Lutheran Theological
Seminary in Gettysburg.
REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM
Saturday, June 21 st
~ 9:00 am SHARP
Faith United Church in Ickesburg is hosting a personal safety seminar designed BY Women,
FOR Women. (Sorry guys, this one is not for you.) The program is not a selfdefense class; instead it offers common sense advice on how to avoid being a victim. Please invite your mother, sister, girl-friend, classmate or coworkers to join in this helpful discussion. A $5.00 donation is requested of all participants. Proceeds will benefit the Teens United for Faith summer camp. Door prizes and lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact
Janet Nyce at 582-7004 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. Join us to learn something new and REFUSE TO
BE A VICTIM!
Sunday, June 29 th
~ 5 PM
The Perry Conference Lutherans are coming together for a joint event:
Malaria Bites. This potluck picnic will be on Sunday, June 29 at 5PM, at St.
John Lutheran Church (5 Barner’s
Church Road, Liverpool). The goal is to raise money and awareness to fight
Malaria. In addition to food and fellowship with our brothers and sisters, we'll enjoy activities, games, and the music of an African drumming group. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Perry County food bank items for the month of June, July and August.
Donate anything you want; especially picnic items. This helps out people in
Perry County, place items in the hall
way of the education wing. They will later be taken to New Bloomfield to the food bank.
There are envelopes in the pew racks for Join Hands, donations help needy people in Perry County. Our Church has contacted them several times to help people in our community.
Ritter Gamble, a shut-in will celebrate a birthday on June 7 his address is 200
Avery View Road, Shermansdale, PA
17090. Also, Alberta Rogers, a shut-in will celebrate her birthday on June 9.
Her address is 217 Notch Road,
Duncannon, PA 17020.
We are continuing to sell Mutzy
Money, see Cindy Brookhart downstairs during the social hour after
Church. We receive 5% of what we sell to fund our programs, but we need to purchase $500 to receive the 5%.
We are still collecting old ink cartridges, they are taken to Staples and with the money purchase paper for the copier.
There were 10 ink cartridges taken to
Staples, upon receiving $20 and a coupon for paper at 50% off, we were able to purchase a case for the copier.
Members of our committee are; Peg
Ryan, Donna Clay, Sandy Hoover,
Norma Jones, Sandy Morrison, Gail
Smith, Joanne Speis and Velma
Wittlinger Council Liaison and chairman.
Our mission statement is: To provide the congregation of Christ Lutheran
Church with ways to serve the needs of our neighbors and to encourage each member of the Church to participate in this service.
Gifts of Grace Clothing Bank will be closed the months of June and
July. Clothing Bank and Free
Breakfast will be back the first
Saturday of August.
MARY K HOFFMAN MEMORIAL
AWARD - The recipient of the award this year was Andrew Martz, son of
Ken and Sandy Martz. Andrew, a member of Otterbein United Methodist
Church will be attending Lebanon
Valley College in the fall.
WOMEN OF THE ELCA The June meeting will be one week later than usual, on June 16th. Ladies in the congregation should plan to attend as we have to plan for the luncheons we do for the Schoolhouse and
FELLOWSHIP TIME AFTER THE
SERVICE - If you enjoy the
Fellowship Time on Sunday and would like to have it continue over the summer months, you may want to consider signing up to provide the light refreshments. The schedule is on the kitchen door.
Save the Date for a potluck picnic on
Sunday, June 29 at 5PM at St. John's
(Barners) in Liverpool. The Perry
Conference of Lutheran churches will be joining together for Malaria Bites: a picnic to raise awareness and money for the ELCA Malaria Campaign. In addition to food and fellowship with our brothers and sisters, we'll enjoy activities, games, and the music of an
African drumming group. Folks are invited to bring a side or a dessert.
Indian Mobile Mission
This summer Sylvia Webb and her team are feeding the Navajo Indian children lunch between May 18 and
August 18 when school is out for the summer. This is quite a project. She needs money donation to help these children. Food is scarce and many of the children go without lunch. If you would like to help, please put your donation into an envelope and mark it
"Indian Mobile Mission " If you write a check please make it payable to Christ
Lutheran Church, and also mark
"Summer Lunch program" on the check. You may put the check into the offering plate. Sylvia is so grateful for all your help. A box of children's clothing and hand-made hats was shipped to Indian Mobile Mission in
May. Sylvia is always in need of infant and children's clothing. The clothing needs to be in good condition or new.
May we continue to pray for the Indian
Mobile Mission and Jake Jim.
The LWR quilters are busy making quilts this summer for Ingathering
Sunday which is the first Sunday in
October. They always need more helpers. The ladies will continue to meet on Thursday afternoon at
1:00PM. They also need fabric donations. If you know anyone who would like to help, tell them to stop at the church on Thursday afternoon. The quilters would love to have them.
Wednesday Dinner for Hikers
This summer we will be hosting a free
Wednesday evening dinner for hikers.
We will welcome hikers from 5:00 to
7:00 and serve spaghetti, salad, and dessert. If you are interested in participating, please sign up in the narthex to help cook, host, and clean up. Donations of salad fixings are also needed.
Nursery service is provided during the
10 AM worship service for infants and pre-school children only. Children who are in the first grade and over are asked to attend the worship service in the sanctuary. The nursery is staffed by an adult volunteer.
The Truth About Dad ne summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was tucking her small boy into bed. She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, "Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?"
The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug. "I can't, dear," she said.
"I have to sleep with Daddy."
A long silence was broken at last by his shaky little voice: "The big sissy."
Happy Father’s Day!