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Weekly eNews | March 28, 2024

Opportunities for Service and Sharing

Focus on the Season:

Resurrection of Our Lord/Easter Day

March 31: Christ is risen! Jesus is alive, and God has swallowed up death forever. With Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, we may feel astonished and confused, unsure of what to make of the empty tomb. But this is why we gather: to proclaim, witness, praise, and affirm the liberating reality of Christ’s death and resurrection. In word and feast, we celebrate God’s unending love, and depart to share this good news with all the world. Alleluia!

In Our Prayers

The Prayer List is now available in the Weekly eNews. Please click on the link under "Prayer List" which is located in the sidebar. If you have prayer requests, please send them to us at CLC, for inclusion on our prayer list.

Appointments with Pastor Walker

Service Time Information

Pastor Walker is in the office at CLC on Wednesdays, by appointment. Please contact Tom Dearchs to schedule a meeting. Please note that Pastor Walker does visitations, hospital visits, and Zoom meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Her scheduled day off is Monday. Unless it is an emergency, she will not respond to emails or texts until Tuesday.

Worship Service Time

The Holy Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Please join us for a time of fellowship (donuts & coffee) in the Fellowship Hall before the service from 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

All are welcome! Come and see!

Scripture Readings

Acts 10:34-43

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Mark 16:1-8

Prayer List
Please click the button below for our Prayer List.

Prayer List

Quick Links

Birthdays, Baptisms, Anniversaries This Month

CLC Home Page

Worship Assistant Schedule

ELCA Home Page

I-K Synod Home Page


Holy Week Schedule

Sunday of the Passion | Palm Sunday

March 24 @ 10:30 AM

Maundy Thursday

Holy Communion, foot-washing, and Stripping of the Altar

March 28 @ 7 PM

Good Friday

March 29

Stations of the Cross - 12 noon

Good Friday Liturgy - 8 PM

Easter Sunday | Resurrection of Our Lord

Sunday, March 31 | 10:30 AM

Easter Sunday is early this year! Our liturgy will include a Festival Eucharist with hymns and anthems for the congregation and choir. Trudy Whitford, flute & piccolo, will add to the festivities! Please join us! All are welcome!

Easter Flowers

Please bring an Easter flower/plant to adorn our worship space on Easter Sunday! You may take your plant home following the morning service. The Worship Committee thanks you!

An Easter Message from

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

Restroom Remodeling Project

Click the link below for detailed information about our current Restroom Remodeling Project. Printed copies of the document are located on the credenza in the Narthex.

Restroom Remodeling Project

Restroom Update and Building Room Arrangements

The East-end bathroom replumbing and remodeling is nearly complete and almost fully funded. (Yea!!) Before we move on to remodeling the West bathrooms the council thought it wise to consider some housecleaning and room usage at that far end of the building. We want to efficiently use all our room spaces for both member and appropriate community functions. While many churches are struggling we could take a bit of pride in taking this forward step.


  1. The two small rooms on either side of the East bathrooms have been designated as storage areas and will be reconfigured as necessary for neat and efficient storage.
  2. The janitorial service is pleased to have a dedicated janitor’s room with an appropriate wash sink in the secret room most people don’t even know exists behind the East bathrooms.
  3. The Medicaid Counseling Office at the far Northeast corner of the building is already nicely set up and currently in regular use.
  4. The small chapel vacated by our Anglican friends is ready for setup as needed for small devotion and community usage.
  5. Nedra Hollingsworth is anxious to move her yoga classes into the beautiful stained glass room just West of the small chapel. This will be a dedicated space for her classes and can be configured specifically for the yoga groups. Nedra is awaiting the relocation of all the items currently stored there into the new designated storage rooms.
  6. The old Anglican kitchen/meeting room will be divided in half with the already existing room divider. The half with the sink will be turned into a small but attractive kitchen/coffee/lunch area. It could be used for staff lunches, quilter coffee and snacks, and coffee prep for all the meeting rooms at the East end of the building. The other half will become a smaller meeting room.
  7. New signage is already in place identifying the function and location of the room spaces.
  8. In addition, you will begin to see some new activity in the gathering area leading to the main sanctuary as Amy, Tom, Pastor Sharon, and Lenore are working on plans to have it make a more welcoming first impression for visitors and friends.

Kevin and Rudy, as council members responsible for the property, will be coordinating the necessary adjustments. Obviously, this won’t happen overnight and will require help from the membership. But the end result should be improved functionality for member activities and a more positive image of our church for visitors who use our spaces.


As we work on additional funding for the West remodeling phase, feel free to browse and enjoy what is already happening.


Your Church Council

Office Hours & Happy Easter!

The staff will have limited office hours next week following Holy Week & Easter. If you wish to meet with Pastor Walker or Tom Dearchs, please be sure and call first to make sure they are in the office.

Happy Easter!

Pastor Walker & Tom Dearchs

Holy Week Thank You!

Thank you to all involved who are making our Holy Week services so meaningful. We are most grateful to the Altar Guild during this busy, most important week in the life of the Church. Thank you all!

Red Cross Blood Drive

We had another successful blood drive on Tuesday, March 26. 43 good units were collected.

--Janet DeGarmo & Elaine Newman

Solar Eclipse - Monday, April 8, 2024

The church offices will be closed on Monday, April 8, 2024.

Christ's Cupboard

HAPPY EASTER! As we gather with family and friends to enjoy our special day and meal, let's remember our neighbors are not as fortunate to eat ham and all of its trimmings. With your monetary assistance, I am about to have our pantry ready to move on to Samaritan Love Center. While I have no special sales to share this week, Christ's Cupboard still needs soaps, canned meats and toilet tissue.

--Nancy Macaluso

Church Humor.............extra for Holy Week & Easter!

Under Control!

Taking a toll!

Music at Christ

2023 - 2024

Please click the link below for the concert brochure for the 2023 - 2024 season of Music at Christ.

Music at Christ Concert Brochure

Advantages of Online Giving

Have you considered the online giving option? Here are some of the advantages:

Advantages of Vanco Electronic Giving:


  1. No paper envelopes and checks to be processed.
  2. Giving is much more private.
  3. Minimizes Sunday morning counting and bank trips.
  4. Florida snowbirds don’t have to send physical checks in the mail.
  5. Credit/Debit cards are a second option to direct bank-to-bank transactions if desired.
  6. Specialized giving such as ‘Furnace Fund’ can be easily set up to avoid the hassle of separate checks or cash for miscellaneous giving.
  7. You have complete control of starting/stopping/changing as you wish.
  8. A history of your giving is directly available through the Vanco app without having to check with the Financial Secretary.
  9. Money is transferred to our church checking account in a matter of 1-2 days rather than a week or two after the fact.

If you are ready to make the change from paper, please speak with Jerre Fercho or Bob Howell. They will be happy to talk with you about the advantages and get you set up! 

We thank everyone for what has been given to date and appreciate all efforts made to stay current.

Thank you!

Church Council Members 2024

President: Dee Ann Daniels (2024)

e: | c: (574) 702-1921

Vice President: Jill Howell (2025)

e: | c: (765) 860-7949

Secretary: Amy Russell (2025)

e: | c: (765) 480-4241

Lenore Kane (2026)

e: | c: (765) 513-7736

Rudy Obermeyer (2025)

e: | c: (765) 480-5871

Mona Swinehart (2026)

e: | c: (765) 480-9464

Kevin Yeager (2026)

e: | c: (765) 244-1017

Financial Secretary: Bob Howell (appointed)

e: | c: (765) 860-8446

Treasurer: Peter Kane (appointed)

e: | c: (765) 513-5075

Rev. Sharon Walker (ex officio)

e: | c: (765) 427-4618

The Church Council Members and Parish Staff would be happy to talk with you at any time regarding Christ Lutheran Church and its mission in the world.

Christ Speaks, We Listen, We Share

Worship Assistant Schedule for March

Please click the purple-colored button below for the Worship Assistant Schedule for March. If you are unable to serve, please obtain a substitute and notify the church office. Thanks!

Worship Assistant Schedule for March
Altar Flowers & Eternal Candle

The 2024 flower chart has arrived and is hanging in the Narthex. The flower cost is $22.50 per vase or two for $45. You will notice that there has been a $5 increase in cost beginning in 2024. Like everything else, the cost has gone up a little. Please sign-up today. Eternal Candles remain at $18 per month.

Dates to Remember

Thursday, Mar 28 – +Maundy Thursday Service

7 – 8 p.m.



Friday, Mar 29 – Good Friday

+Stations of the Cross | 12 noon

+Good Friday Liturgy | 8 PM


Sunday, Mar 31 – +Lectionary Class

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

Goliath Room


Sunday, Mar 31 – +Choir Rehearsal

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.



Sunday, Mar 31 – +Fellowship Time

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Fellowship Hall


Sunday, Mar 31 - +Faith Formation for Adults

“Daily Discipleship & Faith Practices”

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Mark Room


Sunday, Mar 31 – +Worship

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.



Sunday, Mar 31 - +Faith Formation for Children

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

David Room

Monday, Apr 1 – Pastor Walker’s Day Off


Monday, Apr 1 – +Chair Yoga

10 – 11 a.m.



Monday, Apr 1 – +Chair Yoga

1 – 2 p.m.



Monday, Apr 1 – NAMI

7 – 9 p.m.

Fellowship Hall


Tuesday, Apr 2 – +Quilters

9:30 a.m. 12 noon

Matthew/Mark Rooms


Tuesday, Apr 2 – +Watercolor Class

1 – 3 p.m.

Matthew/Mark Rooms


Wednesday, Apr 3 – SHIP Spring Training

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Matthew/Mark Rooms


Wednesday, Apr 3 – HOA Meeting

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Matthew/Mark Rooms


Thursday, Apr 4 – +Care for Creation Meeting

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Mark Room


Friday, Apr 5 – Tom’s Day Off


Friday, Apr 5 – Cleaning Service

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Sunday, Apr 7 – +Lectionary Class

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

Goliath Room


Sunday, Apr 7 – +Fellowship Time

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Fellowship Hall


Sunday, Apr 7 - +Faith Formation for Adults

“Daily Discipleship & Faith Practices”

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Mark Room


Sunday, Apr 7 – +Worship

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.



Sunday, Apr 7 - +Faith Formation for Children

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

David Room


Sunday, Apr 7 – Smith Easter Dinner

1 – 7 p.m.

Fellowship Hall

+ = Church Sponsored Event

**Please note that not all events on the church-wide calendar may be included here. Generally, only those events that pertain to all will be included in this listing.

Event Scheduling | Weekly eNews

A 2024 calendar is located on the counter in the Office Work Room. Please list events, meetings, etc., on this calendar so that scheduling of events can take place and conflicts do not occur. You will notice a "red" checkmark beside the events to indicate that they have been transferred to Tom's calendar as well as the churchwide calendar. Thank you for your assistance.

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Christ Lutheran Church

3401 S. Dixon Road

Kokomo, IN 46902

Phone: 765.453.6183

Pastor's Cell: 765.427.4618

Pastor's Office Hours
Pastor Walker is available for appointments on Wednesdays. Contact Thomas Dearchs to schedule an appointment.
CLC Office Hours

The church office is open Monday through Thursday. In case of emergency, contact Thomas Dearchs at 765.210.8788.

Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Parish Office is closed on Friday.
Email Pastor Walker

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