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Get up! Get up! This is big!!

Pastor Ryan & Mary Parker

July 18, 2023

We are hosting a concert for Tasha Layton, a national contemporary Christian artist on Friday, October 27th at 7pm. We are so excited to have her coming to Christ Lutheran to share her talents.

Time to read: 1 minutes

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Pastor Ryan

July 10, 2023

I have been gardening for 15 years. I have cross pollinated my own plants and crafted a sub-species tailored to my ideal tomato. But ever since I’ve come to the South my tomatoes have struggled with various diseases. The South is a ruthless place because it never gets cold enough to kill all the things that want to kill my tomatoes. 

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Beauty in the Chaos

Pastor Ryan

June 25, 2023

Oh the chaos. School is out and the chaos was beginning to mount and then it all disappeared. My two oldest went off to camp. And with them went all the noise and scattered socks and shoes. No more coming out from their room because they couldn’t sleep. Ne’ery an argument over a video game. My youngest was an only child. Peace.

Time to read: 3 minutes

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From Our Church Council President

Eric Runge

June 19, 2023

In last week’s blog post, Deacon Kenny informed our congregation that he will continue his pastoral journey with a congregation in Northern Virginia. We thank God, and Kenny, that he has served us so well throughout his ten-month internship at Christ Lutheran. We will miss him, but we know that he is embarking on the path that God set forth for him. Blessings to Kenny, his wife, and his ministry.

Time to read: 3 minutes

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An Internship & A Call

Deacon Kenny

June 11, 2023

You all have heard me share in worship many times; I have been on a journey of discernment over the past year of my life which led me to you in response to God’s call by switching rosters from a Deacon to a Pastor. The discernment has continued during my internship with you, discerning where God is calling me to serve, once I complete my internship and coursework. It is with a sense of sadness, fear, excitement, and hopefulness that I share with you my decision to not pursue a pastoral call here at Christ Lutheran Church.

Time to read: 4 minutes

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Sabbatical Plans

Pastor Scott

June 4, 2023

That’s The Council and Personnel Committee have always been very generous and supportive of the well being of the staff. For those on Leadership Team, they provide time for a sabbatical of 6weeks every five years. This time away is not just an extended vacation but a time of education or writing or spiritual renewal or wellness.

Time to read: 3 minutes

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MayCember

Alexis Williams

May 30, 2023

That’s the latest term you know – “May-Cember”? And I for one am feeling it. December IS crazy each year with family obligations, Christmas parties, and everything else wrapping up another calendar year.

Time to read: 3 minutes

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First-World Problems

Pastor Ryan

May 21, 2023

Here is my first world problem for you. My house is being remodeled, and the guys who reseated or sealed or magically mounted my toilet failed to do a proper job. So now to use the bathroom I have to go down the stairs and around the corner, in my own house! How privileged to have multiple bathrooms in my house so that when one fails, I am only as disturbed as a walk down and up the stairs?!

Time to read: 3 minutes

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Managing for Decline

Pastor Scott

May 16, 2023

Harvard Business School has isolated a point in a company’s lifespan when they are no longer managing for growth but rather managing for decline.

Time to read: 4 minutes

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5 Realities for Generation Z

Deacon Kenny Champagne

May 8, 2023

I recently attended a workshop that was all about Generation Z (those born between 1997 and 2018) and Generation Alpha (those born after 2018) and how these generations are communicating and interacting with the world.

Time to read: 4 minutes

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What Happens After I Die?

Mark Johanson

April 30, 2023

Death is a topic about which relatively few people know how to converse gracefully, and likely with good reason:

Time to read: 4 minutes

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To Know and Be Known

Pastor Ryan

April 23, 2023

“We have to go to church today.” Those are the words of my 12-year-old son to his mother. “We have to go to church” he continues “because I’m needed.”

Time to read: 2 minutes

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What’s a Deacon?

Deacon Kenny

April 16, 2023

Back in 2016, the ELCA voted as a denomination to create a new “roster” or office of leadership within the church and call them “Deacons.”

Time to read: 3.5 minutes

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I Hope You Were Pleased

Pastor Scott

April 9, 2023

Holy Week began with Palm Sunday that was the largest worship attendance we’ve seen for a non-holiday Sunday since Covid.

Time to read: 3.5 minutes

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Easy Like Sunday Morning

Pastor Ryan

April 2, 2023

Exodus 12:11 “This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste. It is the Passover of the LORD.”

Time to read: 2 minutes

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