Celebrating the Journey
April 2024 Newsflash
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A Message From the Pastor
Dear CCA Family,

I want to offer this very special thank you to the congregation and friends of the church for the prayers, cards, and all the delicious food brought to the Parsonage during my recent surgery and recovery. I also want to especially thank all the people who worked so hard in the church during my absence: Marcie Nordlund, Barb Weitz, and Bill Hellyer for delivering the sermons, Wynn Ann Roggeveen, Ed Turk, and Michelle Tarosas for acting as worship leaders, and Karen and the Trustees for keeping the building intact! By naming these names, I know that I am leaving out way too many, but please know how much I appreciate everything. Thank you, and thank God!

Rev. Brian Cope
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Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Food Pantry Donations
The Algonquin - Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry’s mission is to provide temporary, immediate access to food for families in need living within the boundaries of Algonquin - Lake in the Hills. In 2023, the pantry served 10,828 people that included 2,987 households, and distributed 271,330 pounds of food. The statistics for January 2024 reflect 962 people served, which included 17 new clients, and February included 1,104 served, including 22 new clients.
 
The food pantry could not exist without the support of the community and pantry volunteers - many of whom are members of our congregation - and is always seeking people to donate their time. In addition to non-perishable food, monetary donations are also encouraged and are used to purchase much needed perishable items such as eggs, butter, and cheese. For information about the pantry’s food needs as well as volunteer opportunities, visit the ALITH Food Pantry’s website: http://alithfoodpantry.org. Up-to-date lists of current pantry needs are also posted around the church and available on the table in the Narthex. Donations can be left in the grocery cart by the elevator. Please refrain from donating items that are past the “best by” expiration date. Thank you!        
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Pam Elliott
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Thank you to Cecelia and Ray Kratz for their Easter memorial donation in honor of Cissy's parents, Bill and Rose Soto.

Thank you to the following people for their memorial contributions in honor of Diane "Dede" Gray.

Chuck Curran
The Gray Family
Bill & Jeannie Hermes
James & Marlene Peterson
Susan Sanderson
George & Pat Strombom

Thank you to to the following people for their memorial contributions in honor of Betty Maicke:

Jeanette & Russ Bailey
Avis Berney
Lois Carpenter
Brian Cope
Nancy Eberly
Connie Forner
Heavenly Attic
Kathy & Kim Jamison
Jeff Jolitz & Family
Judson Family
Donna & Tom Kalsow
Darlene Knigge
Koshiol Family
Lori & Ron Martens
Overmeyer Family
Bobbie Reed
Beverly Sawallisch
Martha Wallace
Barb Weitz
Dale & Cathy Zange
Ruth Zimmick
Eva & Gary Tipps
Bryan Tipps & Mariann Solorio-Tipps
Undergoing hospital, rehabilitation, or home recovery
Ed Church
Fred Ekstrom
Pat Hemmingsen
Jeff Jolitz
Norm Jolitz
Pat Kramer
Joan Ryckman
Rick Stauffer
If you would like someone's address to send a card, please contact the Church Office.
Fred & Nancy Ekstrom
Gary Gray
Pat Hemmingsen
Ron Martens
Bobbie Reed
Rita Whitney
Val Williams
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