Services

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sunday 8:00 and 10:00 AM

Sunday School for ages 3 and up - 9:00 AM

 

 

Holy Week

 

 

  

Sunday, April 13 Palm Sunday 8:00 & 10:00 a.m.

Join us for the celebratory entrance into Jerusalem!  Our worship  will sing ‘Hosanna!’ to our Lord!   Worship will include a dramatic reading of the passion story, Pastor’s message and the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

 

Maundy Thursday, April 17 7:00 p.m.

 We gather in remembrance of our Lord’s last night with his twelve disciples.  We will gather around the Lord’s Table to receive the Last supper. The altar will be stripped to remember our Lord’s last hours in the garden of Gethesamane.  

 

Good Friday, April 18 12:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

We offer two worship opportunities on Good Friday. Our afternoon worship service will focus on Jesus's last hours. Our evening worship service will conclude in darkness. Holy Communion will be offered.

 

Saturday, April 19 5:00 p.m. “The Promises of Jesus”

 Remembering our Lord’s death and burial, our vigil worship hour will be a service remembering the ‘Promises’ of Jesus.  We carry the light of hope into the Lord’s sanctuary, moving from the baptismal font to the Lord’s Table. Join us for a meaningful hour of remembrance that prepares us all for the joy of Easter.

 

Sunday, April 20 Easter Sunday - 8:00 & 10:00 a.m.

 He is Risen! He is Risen, Alleluia!  Our worship services celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ!   Festival services; 8:00 & 10:00 a.m.  Join us for hymns of praise, choirs, anthems, special children’s message, Holy Communion and Pastor’s Easter message.  

 

Sunday, April 20 Easter Sunday - 9:20 - 9:50 a.m.

Crazy Joy!  Children and teens!  Party in the Sanctuary!  We are gonna ROCK God's house!  Singing!  Shouting! Lots of fun!  Hosted by Pastor Matt and Heidi on Easter morning!  Don't miss out!

 

Lutheran Basics—WHO are we? What do WE believe?
Pastor Matt is hosting a SPRING CLASS FOR VISITORS BEGINNING SUNDAY, MAY 4TH! Our three
week class discusses the faith we confess as Christians in the Lutheran church. Who is Martin Luther? Why do
we baptize infants? Am I welcome at the Lord’s Table? What do we believe about Jesus? Our class will meet
on Sunday mornings, at 11:15 a.m. Call the church office if you are interested. An invitation towards
congregational membership will be extended, however there is no obligation by attending.

Choir opportunities 

If you’ve been thinking that you or your child would like to sing or ring bells in one of our choirs but you can’t make another weekly commitment, here’s the opportunity for you! We’re starting to make plans for Holy Week, Easter, Mother’s Day, and our 40th anniversary celebration on May 4. We would love to have you join us to sing or ring for one of these events, even if you or your child can only make a few rehearsals—we will start preparing in March. Just let Pam Davis or one of our many choir members know you’re interested.

Youth Auction Planned for April 27
Recently, a team of adults gathered for the purpose of supporting youth programming and fundraising. We have begun planning the Youth Auction set for Sunday, April 27 starting at
11:30 am. We are inviting more adults to join this team! We are looking for team members that could help with gathering donations of items, setting up display tables, and preparing tasty foods for the auction, just to name a few areas of support. If you have a special talent or interest that you think would help, we are asking you to be on this team! 

 

40th Anniversary Celebration!!

40th Anniversary Date---May, 2014! Our 40th anniversary committee has set the
date for Saturday, May 3 & Sunday, May 4! We will host a catered banquet on Saturday, May 3 following our regular 5:00 p.m. worship service. Our guests include
our founding pastor, Rev. Ray Gottschling, and Rev. Rich Ferne. Our festive anniversary worship will be held at 8:00 & 10:00 on Sunday, May 4. Our guest presider will be Bishop, Rev. Marcus Lohrman, Northwest Ohio Synod.  

40th Anniversary Choir

For the church’s 40th anniversary we are hoping to put together an alumni choir of former and current choir members, and new members are welcome also! The music will be easy so that we can have just one rehearsal at 9:15 on May 4. If you or someone you know are a
former member of our adult choir, or if you would like to participate, please contact Pam Davis at music@commofchrist.org or 419-877-0607.

Summer Breeze is coming back!

This summer at Community of Christ!  Last Sunday of the month!  Informal, interactive, great for all ages, fun fellowship and worship!  Set the date on your calendar:  Sunday, June 29 at 5:00!  

Men's Softball Team 

The Men's Softball team will be assembling soon.  The season runs May thru August.  Sign-up on the kiosk by April 28th.

Faith-based Art Show - April 26- May 24

An exhibition of liturgical, spiritual, or religious works from a variety of faiths.  Media may include drawing, painting, prints, computer graphics, photography, graphics, metals, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, and fibers (banners, vestments, etc.)  Please contact Chris Rilling for more information and entry forms - 419-877-1024.

 

Hospice of Northwest Ohio will be holding “Caring for the Caregiver,” a free, three-week series designed to
help those who are caring for the needs of a friend or family member find personal meaning in the experience,
will be held here at Community of Christ on May 8, 15 & 22 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Informational literature is
in the Gathering Space. If you have questions or would like to register for the series, contact Marie Archer at
419-973-2948 or the church office at 419-877-0607.

Adult Mystery Dinner – Saturday, April 27th at 6:15 p.m.  Meet at the church. You will be traveling in groups and given clues to find where we will be eating. Limit 50 people. Sign-up on the kiosk. Questions: Call Susan Nofzinger (419) 878-0938 (I won’t tell you anything, but you can call me!)

Ladies Night Out – April 22nd at 6:00 p.m.
We will be going to Arturo’s Fritz & Alfredo’s, 1007 S. McCord Road, Holland. Those wishing to car pool,
please be at the church by 5:30 p.m. Please sign-up on the kiosk!

BOOK CLUB - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore is an old fashioned adventure involving global conspiracy, high-tech gadgets, love, and the secret to eternal life—mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore. Robin Sloan's debut novel has a lot to say about the past, present, and future of reading and should provide a lot of discussion for Book Club on Tuesday, April 15th at 1:00 p.m. in the church library.  All are welcome to join this discussion!

Calling All VBS Volunteers!

 

Vacation Bible School Planning - Set sail for an amazing grace adventure! Our Whitehouse Community Vacation Bible School theme for this year is Gangway to Galilee – where students will hear about how Jesus gives us amazing grace! This event will be held Monday, June 16 through Friday, June 20 from 9 – 11:30 am here at Community of Christ.  So all hands on deck! We are in need of volunteers to sign on NOW! Join this enthusiastic and fun-loving group of volunteers: we will need at least 6 adult shepherds, junior shepherds, registration folks, artist, decorators, storytellers, opening and closing leaders, and a daily photographer. If you have other ways you would like to share your gifts, please see Heidi Gillenwater as soon as possible!

 

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE AND REGISTER!


Our VBS theme verse: “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own
doing; it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8