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Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church

Plainfield Avenue and Spooner Street, Floral Park, NY  11001

Rev. Robert Cederstrom, Coverage Pastor

Vol. 67 December 2019 No. 10

                  Vol. 68                                          January 2020                               No. 1

Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!

Souper Bowl Soup Pot

Just as the Super Bowl football game comes around every year around this time, so too does our request for donations for the ELCA World Hunger Appeal. As the excitement builds until the big day on February 2nd and preparations are being made for the food and drink that will be offered at many Super Bowl gatherings, please take a moment to consider the many people here and abroad that can’t afford their next meal. You can help alleviate hunger and make a better life an obtainable goal for many by placing a contribution in the Souper Bowl Soup Pot that will be in the narthex until the week after the Super Bowl. Also help yourself to some of the Hunger Appeal Literature that will be available. Matching funds are expected to be made available by the Christ Lutheran Endowment Fund.


Offering Envelopes for the New Year

Anyone that submitted a pledge (or handed in a pledge card to indicate that although a pledge was not being made, offering envelopes were desired) can pick up their 2020 offering envelopes in the narthex. It’s not too late to submit a pledge or request a box of envelopes. Simply fill out and hand in one of the green pledge forms and the Stewardship Committee would be happy to prepare a box for you. 

In addition to the envelopes for each Sunday, there are also some envelopes for special purposes. Please consider making a contribution in the envelope marked as “Initial Offering” to help offset the cost of the envelopes. There is also an envelope for the Organ Fund. Donations received in that envelope are kept for the specific purpose of maintaining our beautiful Casavant organ and to have funds available if any emergency organ repair needs arise.



Rev. Robert Cederstrom conducted funeral services at the New Hyde Park Funeral Home for Barbara Eggart on December 18th and on December 23rd he officiated at services for Lois Lawson at Dalton’s.

We thank God for the gift of eternal life and ask that you keep both families and their friends in your prayers.


Bottle and Can Recycling Discontinued

Bright Horizons was able to raise funds through the years to pay for various projects by taking in bottles and cans that they returned for the deposit money. This project has now been discontinued in favor of other fund raising endeavors. Please DO NOT bring in any more deposit bottles or cans. Your cooperation is appreciated.


An Invitation to Share Your Joy

If you would like to announce any special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, or graduations to the congregation, the council invites you to notify the church office so that the information can be shared in the Sunday Bulletin or on the church website.



This issue of The Messenger is dedicated to the Glory of God and sponsored by:

-Bill Kalberer in loving memory of his wife Dolly and his parents, Joan and Arthur Kalberer

-Diane Kelly in memory of her beloved husband, Frank.


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