Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The moment: BC:AD

The Journey with Jesus: Poems and Prayers Selected by Dan Clendenin U.A. Fanthorpe (born 1929) BC:AD This was the moment when Before Turned into After, and the future's Uninvented timekeepers presented arms. This was the moment when nothing Happened. Only dull peace Sprawled boringly over the earth. This was the moment when even energetic Romans Could find nothing better to do Than counting heads in remote provinces. And this was the moment When a few farm workers and three Members of an obscure Persian sect Walked haphazard by starlight straight Into the kingdom of heaven.

The Annunciation

John Donne (1572-1631) Annunciation Salvation to all that will is nigh; That All, which always is all everywhere, Which cannot sin, and yet all sins must bear, Which cannot die, yet cannot choose but die, Lo, faithful virgin, yields Himself to lie In prison, in thy womb; and though He there Can take no sin, nor thou give, yet He will wear, Taken from thence, flesh, which death's force may try. Ere by the spheres time was created, thou Wast in His mind, who is thy Son and Brother; Whom thou conceivst, conceived; yea thou art now Thy Maker's maker, and thy Father's mother; Thou hast light in dark, and shutst in little room, Immensity cloistered in thy dear womb.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Service Team Assembling Thanksgiving Baskets 2012

After weeks of collecting non-perishable canned goods which will provide Thanksgiving meals for those in need, the Service Team gathered on November 13 to assemble Thanksgiving Baskets. Many thanks to all who so generously contributed to this ministry.

Service Team Assembling 2012 Thanksgiving Baskets

After weeks of collecting non-perishable canned goods which will provide Thanksgiving meals for those in need, the Service Team gathered on November 13 to assemble Thanksgiving Baskets. Many thanks to all who contributed to this ministry.

CLC Food Distribution Preparing for Thanksgiving

Meals assembled on November 14 for Thanksgiving. Thanks to all for continued support of this ministry!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pastor John Ranney Update

Dear friends in Christ, > > I spoke with Margo a little while ago. While Pastor John is still in very serious condition at University of MD Medical Center neurological ICU, there has been a slight improvement in terms of the amount of swelling in his brain. He has been intubated, but he has been able to communicate non-verbally with Margo and others. There may be other surgical interventions coming. > > Pastor John and his family deeply appreciate the prayers, the visits from pastoral colleagues, and the many expressions of support they have received. They are all much-needed sources of light in a dark time. Even in a best-case outcome, this will be a very long journey, and the love that so many of you have shown is providing great strength to all of them. Keep the prayers going, and as Margo said to me, "Don't feel like the prayers aren't working even if we're not getting the immediate answer we all want. The prayers ARE helping him and us." > > > > In Christ, > Pastor Evers, Reformation Lutheran Church

Monday, October 15, 2012

Rev. John Ranney, Former Pastor of Reformation Lutheran Church in Milford, suffered two strokes on Sunday, October 14. He is currently in the ICU at University of Maryland Hospital. Please keep Pastor Ranney and his wife, Margo, in you prayers. Pastor Bettye

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Speakers at CLC Annual Meeting Oct 7, 2012 #1

Speakers at our October 7, 2012 Annual Meeting include Pastor Bettye, Dave Bartges, and Paul Hanke (first of two posts).

Speakers at Oct 7, 2012 Annual Meeting

Speakers at our Annual Meeting on October 7, 2012 include Ted Byram, Tom Koerner, Jim Landis, and Mary Ellen Engler (second of two posts).

Monday, October 1, 2012

Pastor's 5th Anniversary of Ordination #3

Third/last set of pictures from celebration commemorating Pastor Bettye's 5th Anniversary of Ordination.

Pastor's 5th Anniversary of Ordination #2

Second set of pictures commemorating Pastor Bettye's 5th Anniversary of Ordination

Pastor's 5th Anniversary of Ordination

September 30, 2012 reception honoring Pastor Bettye's 5th Anniversary of Ordination. [first of three posts]

Commissioning of Teachers, Sept 30, 2012

From Order of Blessing and Commissioning of Teachers during September 30, 2012 Liturgy

Monday, September 17, 2012

CLC New Members Received Sept 16, 2012

New Members received during 10:30 Liturgy September 16, 2012 Irene Getz (Shepherd Janet Shifflett); Bill & Lynda Daywalt (Shepherds Louise Lauterback and Claire Worthington; and Phyllis Dobson (Shepherd Bev Stalnaker). Received at 8:00 Liturgy (not pictured) Brantly Thompson and Kaitlyn Wells (Shepherds Lou and Lonnie Riley); and Vernon Miller (Shepherd Dave Wolinski)

CLC New Members, Sept 15, 2012

Community Lutheran Church new members with their Shepherds at Annual Picnic September 15, 2012

CLC Annual Picnic Sept 15, 2012 (Group 3)

Community Lutheran Church Annual Picnic September 15, 2012