​Weekly Announcements

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



Sunday School for All Ages resumes Sunday, September 10th @ 9:50AM -  All welcome.  Join us!!! 

God's Work. Our Hands. - Pot Luck Luncheon at 12:30 followed by Community Service Projects for all ages and abilities. Wear your “God’s Work” T-shirt. (More will be available.)
*Inside and Outside work to be done including: Yard Work at Senior Citizen’s homes & Community Playground.  Inside work of making Prayer Shawls and Packaging Cookies for CIA (Community in Action)

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!

Coffee and a Prayer –
Monday, September 11th  From 7:30am to 8:30am Christ Lutheran members share a hot cup of coffee 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 (982-8334; pastorcindy@christlutheranroanoke.org) for more information or to volunteer.  

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 PACK A SNACK: 
Thank you to everyone that contributed to the school supply drive.  I did a shopping trip with money earmarked for the ministry and bought a lot of the most asked for items by the schools.  TODAY, September 10th is the annual Pac a Snac fundraiser  steel drum concert at the Heights Church outside venue across from the Grandin theater. The concert starts at 6:30 and goes until 8:00.  Admission is free. Bring a chair and support the ministry with the purchase of hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, drinks and cookies.  We're asking for baked cookie donations again this year as our contribution to the concert.  Bring cookies to the church kitchen on Sept. 10th, our God's Work, Our Hands volunteer day.  We will bag the cookies in the afternoon like we did last year.  Look forward to seeing you at the concert! 

Women’s Tuesday Night Bible Study 
The women’s Bible Study Group is studying the Gospel of Luke.  Join us any week on Tuesday evening at 7 pm in the parlor.  All women welcome!

Looking for volunteers to help with our SonDaze ministry this fall. 
In SonDaze children (K-5th grade) learn to sing and to play instruments, but they also enjoy doing other activities such as making a craft or playing a game.  We could use more volunteers to help with our activities. You can help as often as you would like - weekly, monthly, yearly.   If you have an interest in helping, please contact Sister Mary (marymusik@cox.net) or Pastor Cindy.  As a bonus you will get to have Ice Cream Sundaes whenever you help out with the SonDaze Singers!

SEE WHO IN SEPTEMBER?
International Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” is back for the next round.  We are looking ahead to Saturday, September 16th as another fun evening for adult singles and couples of the congregation.  (All VT Hokie football fans take note – no home game that day!)  Let’s celebrate our own country with the theme of COOKOUT USA.  This was postponed from June, but you have to love a fall barbeque too! Hosting homes and pairings will again be mixed and revealed that afternoon.  As previously, attendees sign up for an appetizer, salad, vegetable, or dessert to match the theme.  Hosts prepare a main dish.  With no long-term commitment as part of this fellowship event, you are encouraged to attend when it works for you. Contact the church office to sign up.

Women’s Events –
All are invited and encouraged to join in for some social time.  Your next new friend might be looking for YOU!
Saturday, October 14 – “Annual” Ladies Wine Tour
Join us as we travel together, enveloping our senses in autumn’s glorious vistas while enjoying tastes from the fruit of the vine.  Designated drivers will make sure we all can have a good time as we venture from place to place.  Watch for more details and a sign up sheet in the bulletin in future weeks.
Thursday, November 2 (7:00 pm) – Game Night 
 Don’t RISK your ECLIPSE from Ladies’ Game Nite!  No need to JOURNEY THROUGH EUROPE or traverse THE MAGIC LABYRINTH to find a CANDYLAND of fun before the DEAD OF WINTER.  If you TAKE IT EASY and use your CRANIUM you will FIGURE IT OUT and GO to Joyce Noell’s home before TIME’S UP! Be sure to FOCUS on the yellow sheet in the bulletin so the planners can ACQUIRE names of whom to expect for this OPERATION and not depend on TOP SECRET SPIES or the LUCK OF THE DRAW.

Women’s Main Book Club to Restart September 14  Our women’s book club will renew meeting on Thursday, September 14, at Betsy Russo’s home, starting at 7pm.  The September selection is Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult.  Over the summer church members have read this book and deemed it “one of the best they have read” and the time spent reading it “very worthwhile.”  If you need directions to Betsy’s home, contact the church office.  October selection is The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg.  Additional future selections of the book club will be announced later (meeting places to be determined).


BIG LICK TRAIN TUG SEEKS CHURCH TEAMS 
We invite you to enter a team in the Big Lick Train Tug to be held on Saturday, October 7 at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. Teams of 12 and/or 6 persons will compete to see how far each can pull the N&W 611 steam engine. Proceeds from this fun event will benefit the work of the Presbyterian Community Center. For 50 years, PCC has been a key provider of financial and academic assistance to the Roanoke Valley, with particular attention to the needs in low-income southeast Roanoke. PCC programs assist over 3,000 households each year with a food pantry, emergency financial aid for rent and utilities, and an academic after-school program for approximately 50 children that has made a difference in dropout rates and post-high school achievement in the SE community. For more information, please go to http://biglicktraintug.com or contact the PCC at 540-982-2911.