Activities

2016 VBS Family ProgramIMG_9403
August 22-25, 2016
6-9 pm

30 Hour Famine
April 18-19, 2015

After a long hiatus, we are happy to announce that the “30 Hour Famine” is returning to Christ Lutheran Church.  This nationwide youth event is sponsored by World vision. It’s purpose is to bring awareness to our youth (and ALL of us) about the serious issue of hunger in our world. A few of our youngest members are willing to go without
food for 30 hours to get just a small sampling of what life is like for so many.1395973_10151857846724681_455210797_n

The famine weekend will be held April 18th and 19th. In conjunction with this event our youth will be raising money to support World Vision’s numerous hunger programs. So be on the lookout for these kids in the coming weeks and support them in this endeavor.  We will all be better people for it.

Please contact our Director of Christian Education, Pam Sakala for more information.

2015 Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper
February 17, 2015

2014 Vacation Bible School
August 18-21, 2014
6-9 pm

Join us for our Vacation Bible School on August 18-21 from 6-9 pm. We’re celebrating all the special times we gather as a family in God’s grace. On Monday, we’re enjoying a scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner (with Peggy’s homemade stuffing). On Tuesday, we’re celebrating Christmas a little early…and Santa is visiting from the North Pole! ….along with chair massages courtesy of Jen van Dam Therapeutic Massage LLC…to get rid of the stresses of the holiday. ; ) A special egg hunt is planned for Easter on Wednesday. And we’re hosting a big BBQ with water activities for the kids on Thursday night. Bring your children, family, friends and neighbors. Enjoy some food, fun and fellowship! Spread the word!

Christmas 2012
December 2012Christmas 2012

Confirmation Sunday
May 27, 2012

Mother’s Day Brunch
May 13, 2012

Walk-In Dinner Program
March 4, 2012

10th Anniversary of
Pastor Kent’s Ordination

October 2, 2011

Sunday School Rally Day 2011
September 8, 2011

Godspeed to Joan Sroka!
August 29, 2010

Parsonage Open House
January 4, 2009

It was a time of good food and good fellowship at the annual open house at the parsonage on January 4th. Special thanks to Linda, Ron, and Joan who came early and helped set up, and to Mark and Jessica who stayed late and washed everything that wouldn’t fit in the dishwasher.

Annual Yard Sale
October 4, 2008

Summer Program30-Hour Famine
6:00pm
July 23, July 30, August 6 and August 13, 2008

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church will be hosting a free Summer Program for young and old.  The Program will be held on four consecutive Wednesday evenings starting on July 23rd through August 13th at 6:00pm with a light supper of pizza, barbeque, or salad and sandwiches and continuing till 8:30pm with programs that will delight the children and adults will find informative.

July 23 – Elijah, “Caller of Fire”
Members of the Paramus Fire Department will delight the children (and adults) with a demonstration of equipment and a lesson on fire safety.  Children will also enjoy a story of Elijah and a decorate the frisbees craft. Adults can participate in a lesson of Yoga taught by a Yoga instructor that will relieve the stress of daily life.

July 30 – Esther, “Champion of the Jews”
Children can enjoy the story of Esther, a music program, and decorating of tote bags.  Baking cookies will also delight both young and old.

Adults can participate in a program on CPR training by a certified instructor.
Or adults can learn about internet safety from Lt. Barbara Steinberg of the Paramus Police Department.  She will explain what internet safety is and how to protect our children.

August 6 – Daniel, “Tamer of Beasts”
The highlight of this week is time with Rizzo’s Reptiles.  This program will feature live reptiles that children can learn about and enjoy.  Children can color a poster and listen to a story about Daniel, the tamer of beasts.  A craft of foam decoration will be completed at this session.

Adults can participate in a one-hour presentation of Estate planning given by William O’Doherty, FIC, CLTC, Financial Consultant with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.  It will cover estate planning strategies for anyone retiring soon, recently retired, or well into their retirement.

Another program offered this evening will be Elder Care instructed by Liz Angevini, Senior Services, Paramus.  She will explain the problems with the aging and resources that are available.

August 13 – Joshua, “Destroyer of Walls”
The story of Joshua will be entertaining to both the young and older children.  They will delight in dancing to songs and making a group quilt.  Our organist, Ron Svarney will accompany the activities with music.

Adults can learn about Real Estate planning from Fred Buchner, Weichert Realty, Oradell.  He will bring other speakers to explain the buying, selling,  and mortgaging of homes.  Possibly a legal attorney will be present to answer questions.

Each evening will begin with an enjoyable dinner, followed by programs, crafts, and wonderful fellowship.  For any additional questions or to register, please contact the Church Office at 201.262.0138 or email at christinparamus@verizon.net. Registration is requested but not necessary. All are welcome!

Walk-In Dinner Program
August 26, 2007

Thanks to all of you who helped to make the Walk-In Dinner a success. So many of you contributed so generously to cooking double servings or even more. Others supplied the extras such as salad, salad dressing, bread, butter, and of course, the dessert, coffee and tea. All these things make the dinner so much nicer for our guests. One young man said, “That’s what I call a real dinner.” We served “a real dinner” to 95 hungry people — that’s a record for us.

Thanks also to our very efficient and capable servers: Barbara Dunlop, Linda Siegrist, Marge Tomaselli, Mary Soong, and Phil Keller. They set up, served and cleaned up — an outstanding job!

If you want to be a part of the fun, contact Marilee Kadonaga or the Church at christinparamus@verizon.net.

Lutheran Disaster Response
2007

Thank you to everyone who donated items for the Emergency Clean-up Buckets. Special thanks to the Martha Circle and Sue Claehsen, who each donated an entire bucket, and to Dahle Barringer, who donated any missing items needed to complete the other buckets.

Thanks to everyone’s generosity, Christ Lutheran Church put together SEVEN buckets for Lutheran Disaster Response.

International Servent Trip to Bosnia
2007

Hvala — that’s “thank you” in Bosnian. Hvala to all the folks who donated materials and to the dedicated ladies who came throughout the month of May to sew and stuff the clowns for this year’s International Servant Trip to Bosnia. Thirty-four people from New Jersey and beyond traveled to Bosnia. Over the course of two weeks, they held Friendship Camps where they ministered to 2,200 children – yes, that’s twenty two hundred children!!

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