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Pastor Ralph's
Weekly Update
July 11, 2019


Greetings, CHLC family and friends!

This coming Sunday, July 14, is the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. Our Gospel reading includes the very familiar Parable of the Good Samaritan. As Lutherans we struggle with the role of the law in our lives as a guide and measuring stick, but not the means by which we have righteousness with God. Does that mean it is impossible to follow? Perfectly, yes ... but does that mean that we shouldn't even try? God's faithful love to us is the beginning of our discipleship. Loving God and neighbor is our response. Join us as we give thanks and encourage one another to show mercy to our neighbors.

I am excited to share that Janelle Robinette had a baby boy early this morning. Jay Francis Lamarr King-Field Robinette was born at 7 pounds ... I am not sure of length. Our prayers are with Baby Jay, Janelle, Marion and the entire Robinette family.

Thank you to all who helped with the Summer Salad Buffet last evening - it was a nice time for fellowship and information as we heard from Officer Theodore Stacy, the community liaison officer for Clintonville, and two bicycle officers as well. I have a feeling many folks are going to be ordering their mace soon!!!
Officer Stacy left some valuable flyers regarding how to deal with panhandlers and other safety concerns that will be available in the lobby outside the church sanctuary this week.

I will see you in worship!