Christ Lutheran Church
The Body of Christ ALIVE
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

​Weekly Announcements

Coffee and a Prayer, November 5 – Christ Lutheran members share a hot cup of coffee (and doughnuts and cold water) and a prayer to start the week with those who drive or walk by our building.  Lots of volunteers are needed!!!  If you are available any time between 7:00am and 9:00am please join us as we share the love of God in our community.  A good time is guaranteed whatever the weather!  Contact Pastor Cindy (pastorcindy@christlutheranroanoke.org; 982-8334) for more information or to volunteer.

Share God’s Love (and coffee) on Election Day! - On Tuesday, November 6th, Christ Lutheran will once again serve as a polling place. The Evangelism Committee is seeking volunteers to give coffee, treats, and welcome to voters outside. There will be 2 shifts: 6:30-9:00 am and 4:30-7:00 pm. Please contact Pastor Cindy to volunteer for all or part of either shift (982-8334; pastorcindy@christlutheranroanoke.org).

Christmas Pageant Rehearsals: It’s that wonderful time again for our Annual Christmas Pageant, performed by our youngest of friends. If you are preschool - 5th grade, practices will be starting on Sunday November. 11th, during Sunday School time. The pageant will be presented on December 16 at 11am worship.

Grandin Road Parade -Volunteers Needed! - The Grandin Road Parade is Saturday, November 17th, at 11 am. Parade participants gather in the Christ Lutheran parking lot beginning at 10 am. Many volunteers are needed to welcome guests with hot chocolate. Plan to arrive at 9:30 am to help set up or come whenever you are able that morning. Contact Pastor Cindy for more information or to sign up (982-8334;  pastorcindy@christlutheranroanoke.org).

Church Tours Following Parade - Christ Lutheran Tour Guides will host an Open House following the Grandin Road Parade on Saturday, November 17, until 2 pm. Come, learn about the history and symbolism of our beautiful building. More importantly, invite your friends and neighbors!!!

Lost and Found is November 16-18! Attention: 7th and 8th Graders! Youth and adults from congregations all around Virginia gather at Eagle Eyrie Retreat Center in Lynchburg from 7 pm Friday until noon on Sunday. Please give your registration form to Pastor Cindy or Pastor Dave ASAP.

Progressive Dinner - The LIFE Committee invites all adults for dinner on Friday, November 30th. We will meet for appetizers between 5:30-6 pm, location TBA. Then, over to the Green Goat Restaurant for a delicious meal. Please contact: Becky Foster 819-2977 or Shelley Campbell 819-1162. Sign up on the yellow sheet.

Women’s Book Club meets next on Thursday, November 8th.  The book is Fire Road: The Napalm Girl’s Journey through the Horrors of War to Faith, Forgiveness, and Peace by Kim Phan Thi and Ashley Wiersma.  Contact the church office for more information.

Women’s Bible Study - The Women’s Bible Study meets on Monday Nights.  We gather in member homes at 6pm for dinner and 7pm for our Bible Study. You are welcome to come for one or both.  Contact the church office for location information. 

​​Adult Bible Study - Come join the lively discussion on Monday mornings from 10:30 to noon.  Each week we gather in the chapel to study and discuss the scripture readings for the following Sunday.  No experience is necessary.  Come when you are able.  See you there!   

Neighbor To Neighbor –  If you are in need of transportation to an appointment or the grocery store, a meal brought in, or if you could use some yard work or minor household chores done, please contact the church office (982-8334) to schedule a volunteer.

CIA Pac a Snac - Our next push is regular donations for packing each week such as instant oatmeal, snack bars and especially fruit cups. Small jars of peanut butter can be used all year since we are sending it each month on the 3rd weekend. Thank you for your generous support of this vital ministry in our local elementary schools. We are currently serving 66 students. We are Christ's hands and feet every day and any contribution to this program is living proof of Christ's presence in our daily lives.