Let's Worship Together!
Do YOU feel as if there is something missing in your life? Are YOU searching for answers – for something to make your life complete? Are YOU seeking a way to give back your community?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, we welcome you to Christ Lutheran. Christ Lutheran is here to help you.
We believe that once you have entered Christ Lutheran Church, you are no longer a stranger, but a friend. We are the little Lutheran Church where you can know and be known. If that sounds like what you have been looking for, come visit. The doors are wide open. We have been praying for your presence.
Christ Lutheran is a Church in the process of rebirthing to be more deeply in relationship with God, with one another and in service to our community. If you want to make a difference you are invited to join us at Christ Lutheran as we determine our mission and ministry together.
A Funding Request
In mid-March, Christ Lutheran Church was in the process of preparing for new carpeting throughout the church and preschool. Removal of the old carpet from the fellowship room revealed the need to conduct testing for asbestos. The preschool was closed until testing could be completed to assure that any possible asbestos was handled and staid according to industry and state health standards. That testing has been completed; the Congregation Council met and is moving forward to re-open the preschool as soon as possible, perhaps on Monday, March 27, 2017.
Financial costs for these unplanned challenges are beyond the $5,600 available and anticipated for the original carpeting project.
At the March 16, 2017 council meeting, $3,875 was approved to cover these unanticipated and real costs: a) preliminary tests after the March 11, 2017 carpet removal and disturbance of suspected floor tiles; b) asbestos abatement and c) testing at the conclusion of the abatement.
Council leadership is in conversation with our insurer to learn if the congregation’s coverage would include partial or full payment to our preschool staff, who are without employment for at least two weeks for no fault of their own. As a group, these employees risk a loss of $4,400 of income for the
During this two-week period, loss of tuition income from AKIDemy is estimated at $5000.
New carpet will still need to be purchased and installed. The council awaits two different bids for carpet and installation: a bid to carpet only the fellowship room and a bid to carpet the fellowship room and hallway. Carpet for the sanctuary, as initially planned, will likely not occur.
These details are for your prayerful consideration.
Please consider a tax-deductible financial gift payable to Christ Lutheran Church, no matter how small, to allow our church and preschool a more secure financial footing during this unintended period of upheaval.
In gratitude for your consideration,
Pastor Rebecca Aardahl and the council leadership at Christ Lutheran: President Sandi Arnold, Vice President Lisa Cahoon, Secretary Shawna Tuttle, Treasurer Bonnie Baumeister and these members at large: Dave Adams, Paula Egan-Wright and Norm Pralle
Children's Sunday School will start on September 11 and run from 9:30 am to 10 am so that children may attend worship services with their family. Pastor Rebecca will be teaching the class.
Reconciling Affirmation Statement