Weekly Announcements

Guidelines for “In-Person” Worship

We ask all those who attend the worship service or discipleship class to:

  • Avoid all handshaking, hugging, or touching of any kind with those outside their family.
  • Bring a mask and wear it at all times within our facilities (except when receiving the Lord’s Supper).
  • Maintain social distancing at all times while entering/exiting/attending our worship and/or discipleship class.
  • Please do not touch/handle/use any of the hymnals for any purpose (hymns/liturgies will be printed in the bulletin).
  • Please wash and/or sanitize your hands often while in attendance at Christ (i.e. entering the sanctuary, prior to Holy Communion, leaving the sanctuary).
  • Please do not gather in the narthex, sanctuary, or hallways to talk before or after worship.
  • Please wait for your row to be dismissed at the end of worship and proceed to exit the building (unless you are attending the discipleship study or using the restroom).
  • Please do not attend worship if you have any signs of illness (i.e. elevated temperature, sore throat, coughing, body aches, etc).
  • Err on the side of caution – be respectful of others’ fears and precautions
  • Come prepared to praise and thank God for bringing us back together, and continue to ask God to protect us as we once again gather for worship.

Easter Lilies
The Easter lilies are $12.50/plant this year. Please fill out the cut away portion at the bottom of this announcement sheet or use the envelopes in the narthex and return in the offering plates or by mail to the church office ASAP. We only have 30 Easter lilies for purchase (first come, first served/paid), so please be sure to get your orders in quickly. Please make sure you write legibly, fill out the form completely, and include payment for the proper amount. There are 10 lilies available for purchase.

If you already placed an order for Easter lilies using an order form from/on Sunday, March 7, please contact Jordan to indicate whether you ‘Will Pick UP’ or ‘Will Donate’ the Easter lilies. Thanks.

Easter Egg Hunt
For families with children age 10 and under. Easter Sunday, April 4 at 11:00 a.m. Contact Jordan at (512) 442-5844 or jordan AT christaustin DOT org by Wednesday, March 31 for details, and to sign up your children/grandchildren to participate (all participants must pre-register). COVID-19 Safety Protocols: We request that all participants – parents/grandparents & children – wear masks while in the playscape/backyard area of the Christ’s Workshop for the duration of the event for the safety of all.

Thrivent Members – Just a reminder to all of our Thrivent Financial members that it is time once again to direct your Choice Dollars. Please make sure to direct your choice dollars to one or more of your favorite charities, or to Christ Lutheran Church, via the internet, or by calling Thrivent directly, by March 31. If you don’t do this those dollars are lost.

Paul’s Missionary Journeys | The Men’s Study Group continues our study on Paul’s Missionary Journeys on Tuesday, April 6th at 7:30 pm.  We’ve had such a great response and good group of participants that we will be continuing our study via Zoom online throughout this study.   We’re using “Bringing the Gospel to the Ends of the Earth: Paul’s Missionary Journeys” from CPH’s online video bible study series and also  “Which Way, Lord?” by Rob Fuquay as resources.   Contact Tim Ristow or Jordan for details on how to get connected for this next session via Zoom.

Altar Flowers

Please note that we are now again receiving flowers for the altar for our Sunday worship. If you have signed up for a particular date, please remember to send/turn in your payment for your flowers.

Financial Stewardship at Christ

Weekly/monthly offerings at Christ may be placed in the offering plates located by the sanctuary entrance doors, mailed in via U.S.P.S., or given through the online portal (“Online Giving”) accessed through our website at www.Christaustin.org. Thank you for your continued stewardship of God’s blessings and for your support of our ministry here at Christ.

Online Giving

A word of thanks to all of you for your continued support of our ministry here at Christ Lutheran Church, and a special note of thanks to all of you who have chosen to give online through our website with the Vanco portal.  In a time of less volunteerism due to Covid-19 and such, the online giving is less cumbersome and more streamlined for our Financial Secretary to manage.  That being said, we would ask those of you giving through this online way to consider giving through your bank accounts (savings or checking) as opposed to using a credit/debit card.  We are charged a 2.75% transaction fee whenever a credit/debit card is used, and while that may not seem like a lot for a $25 offering ($0.69 fee), for a $500 offering ($13.75 fee) those fees become quite significant.  Again, we are grateful for any and all offerings and gifts to Christ Lutheran, but in order to be the best stewards of what God has entrusted to us we do kindly ask all of you credit/debit card givers to consider using one of your bank accounts instead.  Thank you.

Capital Area Food Bank

The Food Bank is in need of volunteers in their Product Recovery Warehouse to sort all the food they are trying to get out to Central Texans affected by the pandemic. To read detailed information about volunteer health and safety, view available volunteer spots for individuals, create an account, and get signed up, please visit https://cafb.volunteerhub.com/?format=List&filter=56073. Morning and afternoon shifts (Monday through Saturday) are each 3.5 hours long. Families are welcome, children must be ages 8 or up to participate and have a guardian from the same household volunteering with them. Please contact Jordan for more information.

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