BULLETIN ANGELS – Meet weekly on Thursday morning to assemble Bulletins for the following Sunday Services.
ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER – Assist with publication of Electronic Newsletter by proofreading and scheduling for delivery. May also be asked to create Newsletters as the need arises. Training is provided.
OFFICE ASSISTANTS – Help the Parish Administrator as needed.
WEBSITE – Assist with maintaining content on CLC’s website. Training is provided.
- Mission Trip – This summer our CLC kids (ages 6 to 15) are going on a mission trip to Lutheridge, located in the North Carolina mountains
- Fundraising for annual Youth Mission trip
- Assist with Annual Easter Egg Hunt
- Acolyte at Sunday Service
Church Care and Maintenance
CARPENTERS FOR CHRIST – A group for members of our congregation willing to give of their time and talent to maintain and beautify our church, preschool and facilities. This group is involved in small maintenance projects, a quarterly scheduled clean-up day and landscaping our grounds. The small projects that we are able to repair ourselves help keep our budget available for large expenditures that occur during the year.
Provides support the families and individuals by sending birthday and anniversary cards each month. Home visitation, prayer chain and funeral reception planning are also a part of this vital ministry.
HOMEBOUND MINISTRY TEAM
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT TEAM – Works with families to plan and set up for any post-funeral activity.
OPERATIONAL CHRISTMAS CHILD – Delivers great joy to millions of children around the world through shoeboxes lovingly and prayerfully packed with gifts that will bring delight to a child. In the hands of local churches, every gift-filled shoebox is a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship—transforming the lives of children and their families around the world through the Good News of Jesus Christ! Christ Lutheran Church supports this annual event by inviting the congregation to fill shoe boxes provided by Samaritan’s Purse. Link to Samaritan’s Purse website.
Faith Formation helps us to understand God’s plan for His world and His plan for us. This is turn will enable us to go out into the world with the confidence we need to address the problems of this world. Click here to see what the ELCA says about faith formation.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION – Faith Formation classes for adults every Sunday from 9:45 – 10:30am.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH – Meet Sundays from September to May at 9:45 – 10:30am.
PASTOR’S CLASSES – may include new members, first communion, baptismal instruction, and confirmation.
Fellowship enriches the life of our Congregation. Below is a list of groups and activities that may interest you. All are welcome to participate. Please use the Contact Button at the bottom of this section to connect. We would love to hear from you.
BOOK CLUB – The CLC Book Club meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month, usually in a member’s home. Books are selected at the beginning of each year. CLC’s Book Club is open to anyone who enjoys reading. We welcome all who love to read and share their books.
CHRIST’S LOYAL CHEFS – If you like working in the kitchen, this is a great opportunity to serve our congregation while enjoying the camaraderie of your brothers in Christ. The group prepares Soup and Salad meals that are served each Wednesday night during Lent. Additionally, they prepare meals for each fifth Sunday brunch, as well as meals to support fellowship events.
QUILTERS – If you can operate a safety pin or if you can tie a knot, the quilters can use your skills! CLC Quilters meet from October through May in Heinrichs Hall on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 10:00am to 12:00noon. We make simple quilts that are given to our church members, as well as places in need.
WOMEN’S RETREAT – The first Saturday in March is a time for Women at CLC to come together for fellowship, prayer and personal reflection as we deepen our relationship with God. All are welcome.
6+2 Dinner Group – Consists of three couples and two singles who meet three times a year for a home cooked meal. The three couples each host one of the gatherings in their home. The host couple prepares the main dish and others are asked to provide salad, side dishes and desserts.
SUNDAY COFFEE – This team sets up and hosts our coffee fellowship table that is set out between worship services on Sunday mornings.
Many people are involved with this ministry. Various duties may include: Set up of table in narthex, making the coffee, plating the donated cookies/fruit/breakfast breads, being present during the hour to refresh the coffee, creamer, hot water as needed. And cleaning up afterwards.
Providers of cookies/fruit/breakfast breads are assigned weekly by the team leader.
SPECIAL EVENTS – including movie nights, strawberry socials, Oktoberfest, etc.
Inviting and Welcoming
NEW MEMBER WELCOME TEAM – Shepherds new members to help orient them to Christ Lutheran Church, provides a New Member packet to each household and plans New Member receptions (in conjunction with Fellowship team).
Are you called to be a leader within our Congregation? If yes, the list below describes ways you can become involved in the leadership of Christ Lutheran Church. Please use the Contact Button at the bottom of this section to connect. We’d love to hear from you.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCE – Reviews and advises all matters pertaining to the finances of Christ Lutheran Church, including development of the Ministry Spending Plan. The team also conducts an Annual Financial Audit and oversees activity of the Christ Lutheran Church Endowment Fund.
CONGREGATIONAL COUNCIL – Council members meet once a month to conduct all facets of business and visioning for Christ Lutheran Church. Each member may serve as a liaison to one of the Ministry Teams and reports back to Council.
PERSONNEL – Oversees all matters pertaining to Employees of Christ Lutheran Church and Preschool.
Financial Stewardship – Team is responsible for the Annual Estimate of Giving campaign. Team members encourage Church members to grow as stewards of all that God has given to us.
Do your talents include an interest in music? The list below presents opportunities to make a joyful noise, while contributing to music for our Sunday Services. Please use the Contact Button at the bottom of this section to connect. We’d love to hear from you.
ADULT CHOIR – Our Adult Choir sings every Sunday from September through May at 10:30AM Traditional Service. Anyone who likes to sing is cordially invited to sing with us. If you cannot commit to the entire year, you can sing when your schedule permits. We practice on Wednesday nights at 5:00pm in the Music Room in the Education Building.
8:30am MUSIC TEAM – This unique team includes singers, guitar and other musical instruments to support music that is part of the 8:30am blended worship service.
BACKPACK BUDDIES – Christ Lutheran Church is one of three packing centers for Hilton Head Backpack Buddies. This ecumenical mission work provides almost 1,200 needy children on our Island with healthy meals over the weekends during the school year. Once a month, during the school year, we pack here at the Church and every Friday, we hand out packs to the children at the school. Volunteers are asked to set up food on Wednesday morning and oversee backpack packing on Thursday morning. Link to Backpack Buddies website.
DEEP WELL – The first Sunday of every month at Christ Lutheran Church is designated as Deep Well Collection Sunday. CLC collects items for donation to help Deep Well keep its pantries full. Current needs are listed in the weekly update and Sunday bulletins. Link to Deep Well website.
FAMILY PROMISE – Two times each year Christ Lutheran Church, in partnership with Hilton Head Community Church and St. Francis Catholic Church, hosts homeless families for one week. Link to Family Promise website.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – Christ Lutheran is participating in an Apostles Build house currently under construction on Hilton Head Island. An Apostles Build is a house sponsorship by a collaboration of local churches coming together to build a Habitat for Humanity house in partnership with a family in need. As Jesus’s original disciples were charged with spreading the word about Jesus, Apostle Churches are charged with furthering Habitat’s mission of providing decent shelter for all of God’s children. Link to Habitat for Humanity website.
ST. JAMES’ SOUP KITCHEN – CLC is called to support the Soup Kitchen EVERY THURSDAY of the month! During the Summer months of June, July and August, CLC is asking for “loose change” donations to offer financial support to the Soup Kitchen. You can also help by baking cookies or donating soft fruit items.
Sunday Worship Service is a great way to share your time and talents with the Congregation. Below is a list of functions that contribute to a rich worship experience. Prayerfully consider where you might fit into this important ministry. Please use the Contact Button at the bottom of this section to connect. We look forward to hearing from you.
ALTAR GUILD – Is responsible for the care and maintenance of all things related to the altar, setting up communion and weekly floral arrangements. Teams are set up on a rotational basis.
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS – Serve as chalice bearers. An additional person serves as paten bearer during services where more than one communion line is used.
USHERS – Stand at the front entrance and extend a warm welcome to church members and visitors as they arrive, while passing out bulletins, as well as offer other assistance as needed.
TECHNOLOGY TEAM – Assist with audio, lighting, recording each week’s sermon, as well as other audio visual needs. Team members receive special training and are assigned as needed.
WORSHIP READERS – Read selected scriptures from the lectern during Sunday service. Readings are available the week prior to assigned schedule.