Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
& Christ Lutheran Preschool
701 E. Tilden Drive, Brownsburg, IN 46112 ~ 317-852-3343 ~ LCMS
For the Week of December 16, 2018




Verse of the Week:

 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a  sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.'"            Matthew 2:11-12 ESV  








~ Children's Sunday School and Adult Bible Study at 9:15 am ~

The Adult Bible Study group are starting a new Bible Study on         Sunday.                                                                                            

***New Member Reception will be held on Sunday, January 13th following the worship service.                                                                                                                                       

*** POINSETTIAS - We have reserved 15 plants for our Christmas Altar this year. The cost is $13.00 each and a sign-up sheet is          posted on the bulletin board.                                                                                    

Cheer Basket Update - The Outreach Committee would like to thank all of the volunteers that delivered the 12 baskets. A big Thank you to those who donated items and baked bread for the baskets.                                                                                           

***CALLING ALL LADIES OF CELC - Wanting to get to know some of the new faces or wanting to know someone that you've seen for years and too shy to approach them? Think you're too busy to be able to start that relationship? Here's your chance!                           

The Ladies Bible Study group will begin a new program on January 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm. The group meets once a month on the second Monday of the month from 6:30 - 8:00 pm (ending times can vary      depending on the amount of chatting we do).                                       

Questions? Want to join us? Contact Sally Shattuck (317-407-        1918) or Tamara Decker (317-407-3345). Please let us know by        January 6th if you'd like to join us. That will give us time to get         books for everyone.                                                                                            

*** 2019 COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS : President - Joe Miller, Vice President - John Bivens, Outreach - Kirk Knobel, Trustee - Mike   Spees, Board of Education - Verna Underwood, Jen Miller,             Recording Secretary - Taylor Wendland, Financial Secretary - Trish Seeman, Deacons - Andy Bawel, Bob Crockett and Harold Kolb,     Deaconess - Sally Shattuck.                                                                              


 FOR 2018

President: Chris Clark         Vice President:  Joe Miller

Secretary: Taylor Wendland     Treasurer: Kerry Wiegand

Stewardship: Paul Seeman     Outreach: 

Financial Secretary: Trisha Seeman

Trustees:  Mike Spees (ch),  Jeff Decker, Matt Gahimer

Education:  Olivia Clark (ch), Erin Gahimer,  Lori Marko

Deacons: Glenn Douglas (ch), Harold Atkins, Jack Kelley, Kerry Wiegand,

Greg Secor, Greg Spurgeon, Gus VonDielingen

  Deaconess: Lori Marko and Sandy Hopkins


TEMPORARY OFFICE HOURS ~ Mondays - 9 am-2 pm, Tuesdays– 9 am-4 pm, Wednesdays-10 am-3 pm, Thursdays and Fridays 9 am - 4 pm These hours are subject to change.




 ***New Preschool year for 2018-2019 has started please keep our Preschool Staff and children in your prayers.

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM          Before School Care

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM          Preschool Class   

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM           After School Care  


*** GOLDEN GIRLS ~   The Golden Girls have completed their Bible Study for this year. They will resume in the Spring. Stay tuned.                                                                                                                          

*** YOUTH GROUP ~ Meets on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesdays of the month.  Please join us and bring a friend!


*** PEW SISTERS ~ Bible Study at 6:30 pm. We meet at church every second Monday of each month so feel free to join us!


*** GREETER SIGN-UP ~ The sign-up sheet has been posted for     January & February. Please see the bulletin board to sign up. Thank you!


*** TECH TEAM NEWS ~ There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board to assist with taping on Sunday mornings.

*** CHURCH INVENTORY TEAM ~ Our inventory project has hit a stumbling point, so we will have set dates to meet during the summer to move on with this major project. Watch for more details to come.


*** PRAYER LIST UPDATE ~ As you have noticed, we have a large number of people on the prayer list, especially those with health issues.  Please take a look at the list and provide an update to Pastor if their status had changed.  Thank You!


*** The Men’s “Breakfast Club” Bible Study ~  Saturday mornings at 7 am.  Join us!   

***Ladies Day Out will be happening again next spring, on Saturday, March 16th. We will be sharing more details as they come.     

***2019 Car Show - Outreach decided to move the Car Show one      week out. So we will be holding our 3rd Annual Car Show on            Saturday, July 13th. So it would not compete with the                         Independence Day weekend.                                                                                                                                                                

***Congregation Servant Opportunities.                                                

Do you or a loved one need some help with something this season?  Lawn Care, Grocery Shopping, Rides to/from Medical Appointments, etc?  If so, please contact your deacon or Bob Abernathy. 


 ***Joyful Response ~ is an electronic offering transfer service for members of our congregation.  Reduce time, cost and effort associated with check writing by having your weekly contribution electronically gifted to the church.  Special Offering Notices still provide you with a unique way to place your offering in the collection plate each week.  Consider fulfilling your stewardship commitment through this easy program. Contact Paul Seeman for more information.




Don't forget to "LIKE" and "SHARE" our events and postings on our church and preschool Facebook page.  The added visibility helps us to reach so many more people,  Our preschool could really benefit from the extra views.  If you haven't "Liked" our preschool Facebook page, you can find it at "Christ Lutheran Preschool, Brownsburg, Indiana".  Our church Facebook page is "Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church".  If you have an event that you would like to have featured, please contact the church office.




 The 2019 Flower chart is posted on the Bulletin Board in the           Fellowship Hall. Please note that the Altar Flowers are now being   arranged by the Kroger Floral Dept. The cost is $18.00 per Sunday. Your donation should still be made directly to the church.                                                                     

           Altar Guild has a new schedule is posted on the bulletin board.                                                                                                                        


The Lutheran Hour ~ Broadcast Guide & Sermon Schedule


WKRY    Columbus,  IN    88.1 FM    Sunday, 7:00 PM

WYGS    Greensburg, IN  89.1 FM    Sunday, 7:00 PM

         WZWZ       Kokomo   IN   92.5 FM     Sunday, 6:00 PM         

WCBK    Martinsville, IN   102.3 FM   Sunday, 7:00 AM

WEEM     Pendleton, IN   91.7 FM    Sunday, 5:30 AM

WLW    Cincinnati, OH    7:00 AM    Sunday. 7:00 AM


                        December 16 "In Anxious Times - Rejoice"

                                      Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler                       


                       December 23 "The King's Strength"     

                                      Speaker: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler





**Building Use ~ If you are planning to use the church for a family, group, or church related function, please contact Renae or Diane at the church office so that it can be placed on the calendar. If your meeting or event has changed dates or has been canceled, please notify the office ASAP. We would like to avoid conflicts with scheduled events at church.

Thanks for your help in this matter.



**NEW EMAIL ~ With the launch of this website, we have a new website provider.

Our church email for contacting Renae and Diane, our secretaries, is