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Livestream Worship for Palm Sunday, April 4, 2020 at 9am:

While we can't be together to distribute palm branches and do our usual procession, we can still honor Jesus' entry into Jerusalem in all the places we gather -- go outside and find a branch to wave; print and color this palm branch; if you have any type of palm at home, bring it into the room with you; use your own palms (i.e. your hands)!  Feel free to march around your livingroom, or wave your palms from the couch.
 
We'd love to see the creativity our community is using in worship, so consider recording a short, 3-second video during our procession, or take pictures of what you found, and share them to our Facebook page.  It'll be a glimpse of the community we share, when we're gathered at a distance!
 
Please email pastortim(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)clcvalpo.org with prayer requests by 8am tomorrow.
 
Find the livestream here: https://youtu.be/YmbO9R0FMUI
Bulletin is here (and posted to comments & Facebook): Palm Sunday 2020
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL LIVESTREAM 
 
Grab a second cup of coffee after worship and join us at 10:15.  If you print the Sunday School materials early, you'll find a children's activity page for worship!

Download materials here: Palm Sunday Sunday School 
Great additional family Holy Week ideas here: https://buildfaith.org/holy-week-at-home-family-practices-for-the-triduum/  
 
CIRCLE (High School):
Circle gets together this Sunday! We will be meeting on Zoom, so please be sure to familiarize yourself with how it works! We will check-in during the first part of the night, then have some hangout time for everyone to socialize and relax! Starting Tuesday, we will transition to lessons/content being on Tuesday nights at 7pm.
Here is the link for Circle Zoom sign-ups: https://forms.gle/zECrFaFGNAWc55Q88 
 
FUSION (Middle School): 
Fusion meets this Sunday! We will be using a small group model, meeting by grades, on Zoom. We will check-in, do an activity, and a short lesson! Plan for around 45 minutes. Parents are welcome to join their kids if you would like to do so!  Here is the link for the Fusion Zoom sign-ups: https://forms.gle/6PARcYRPmYuUEd1N9 
 
Holy Week, Livestreamed

Our holiest of weeks, leading from Palm Sunday to Easter, begins April 4!  Whether you are a long-time Holy Week participant, or this is new and unfamiliar, livestreamed worship in your own home is a way to experience the drama and power of this holy week.

Palm Sunday, April 4 @ 9am

Maundy Thursday, April 8 @ 7pm

Good Friday, April 9 @ 7pm

Easter Vigil, April 10 @ 6pm

Easter Sunday, April 11, 9am

 

Memorial Service for Jeff Harper, Friday March 26, 11am:

Bulletin is available: Jeff Harper

Livestream is available at https://youtu.be/Utlway96z78

Donations in memory of Jeff Harper can be made to Christ Lutheran Church.  At the request of his family, all donations will be designated to support the ministry of New Creations Men's Shelter.  Donations can be received via the red GIVE button to the right.  After clicking the button, simply follow the prompts and select the fund "Memorials - New Creations" from the drop-down menu.  Donations can also be accepted by check.  Please make checks payable to Christ Lutheran Church, and designate "In Memory of Jeff Harper - New Creations" in the memo.  The church's address is 2610 Campbell Street, Valparaiso, IN 46385.

A Podcast from our Parish Nurse
Trying to keep yourself sane while practicing physical isolation is tricky! Tune in to our Parish Nurse Juli's new podcast today for some great ideas and a friendly voice:
 
 
 
As of March 16, 2020, due to increasing restrictions on the size of gatherings, Christ Lutheran and Little Lamb Preschool are at "Stage 3 (Critical)":
 
Stage
Indicator
Action Item
Stage 3
(Critical)
Government restrictions on gathering sizes
  • All Worship/School/Meetings suspended, excepting Men’s Shelter
  • No meetings held in church facilities
  • All congregation invited to participate in online worship opportunities
  • Church and LLP staff will be in contact with health authorities on steps moving forward.

Updates will be posted here, the CLC Facebook page, sent via email, on the church phone message, and via Bloomz (the Little Lamb Parent App).