Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church 
2807 North Augusta Street, Staunton, Virginia 24401
[540] 885-4843 – Church Office
The Rev. Robert D McCarty, Pastor
Home Phone: 885-7515  

Florence Jowers, Organist/Choir Director

Brenda Wollner, Secretary
Bonnie Sheffield, Custodial Service
 Email:Pastor McCarty: revmccarty@earthlink.net

Church Office: celcsta@gmail.com

 

Web Site: www.christlutheranstaunton.org

Our Mission Statement:

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church:

By God’s grace the Holy Spirit leads us

to love all and serve all.


Children and their families are central to the ministry of Christ Church.  Children are always welcome in worship.  In the cry of a baby, or the fussiness of a toddler, we hear a new voice that speaks to god, reminding us that children are a blessing and a joy.  A nursery staffed with a caring member of this congregation is also available for children five-years old and younger.

The Pastor's Discretionary Fund is low on money to help those in need in our community.  If you are able to help, please make your check payable to the Discretionary Fund.


Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 24, 2018

7:00 P.M.

Our Annual

Christmas Eve Candlelight

Worship Service

Please come and bring your family and friends.

 

 

The Social Ministry Committee is sponsoring a “Mitten & Hat Tree” beginning December 8 through Christmas. You may knit or purchase hats, gloves and mittens and bring them to place on our tree in the narthex. This season, our gifts will go to Bessie Weller Elementary school in Staunton. The greatest need for hats and gloves in the school is for children in grades 3-5. Our goal this year is to collect 75 hats and 75 pairs of gloves! Thank you!

 

 

In keeping with tradition, our church will sponsor a Christmas Family this season. Anita Sanders has provided gift tags for you to take and shop for our family who has three children. Please purchase your gift(s) and return them to the church by December 8. Thank you!

 

 

Musical Opportunities for December

Staunton Choral Society at Christ Lutheran

The Staunton Choral Society will present their 2019 Christmas Concert, “Now All is Well” on December 7 at Calvary United Methodist Church in Stuarts Draft at 4:00 P.M. and at Christ Lutheran Church on Sunday December 8 at 4:00 P.M. A free-will offering will be received. The Choral Society is directed by Raymond Hebert. Pianist is Jihye Lovelace. We hope you will attend one or both concerts!


Christmas Concert to Benefit Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

 

The 16th Annual Christmas at Augusta Stone Benefit Concert will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, December 2 at Augusta Stone Church in Fort Defiance.

This annual concert kick starts the Christmas season, featuring local musicians and vo-calists performing holiday favorites and new tunes, too. Performers include folk band Rhythm Road with guest, Richard Adams, the Fort Defiance High School Jazz Band, and more. Prelude at 6:30 p.m. Freewill offering.

 

 

Christmas Concert to Benefit SACRA

 

The Christmas Benefit Concert for SACRA will be presented on Monday, December 9, 7:00 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.) at Memorial Baptist Church in Staunton. Come join us for a time of music, fellowship and an offering to SACRA.

Featuring local musical artists Sounds of Joy Handbell Choir, The Faithful Men, Just Jazzin, Mr. Jefferson’s Bones, and Sarah Grove-Humphries. A “Meet and Greet the Artists” time with refreshments will follow the concert.

 

 

Schola Cantorum Christmas Concert

 

Schola Cantorum of Waynesboro will present a concert of Christmas Classics on Tues-day, December 17 at the Wayne Theatre. The repertory includes major works by Brahms, Bethoven, Handel, Back and others, as well as more contemporary compositions.

The volunteer chorus, under the direction of Jeffrey Ryman, is supported in performance by piano or orchestral accompaniment and featured soloists. Tickets are $18 per adult and $12 for students.