Prayer for the upcoming election

I just got off a Bishop’s Zoom call where the following prayer was offered as we approach the election.  Let us pray it with love and reverence: “God of all wisdom we seek your guidance.  Regardless of how the coming election comes out, help us to not hold hate, disdain, or ridicule for those who voted differently from ourselves.  Whether we are pleased or upset about the outcome we will seek the concerns and aspirations Read more…

Gratitude and updates from Betty

Many thanks to Lisa Treichel for leading worship last Sunday.  I know she wasn’t  able to play the song for you to go along with the Gospel.  Maybe I can do that another time when it is appropriate.  Thanks, also, to Pattie for opening Church House for Lisa to have a good wifi connection. Another thank you to Pam and Dave for their continued leadership during my time of convalescing from my fall.  I am Read more…

Hello from Betty!

First of all, as the Lay Leader following in Kurt’s shoes (notice the word “following,” not “filling”) I am humbled and more than a little awed.  Know that I am not Kurt with his exuberance for leadership, but I am a familiar face at Christ Church.  Over the 25 year span of serving the church as organist for 20 years and co-musician with Pam the past 5 years I have also, along with my husband Read more…

Third Quarter Statements of Giving

Statements are being prepared and will be sent to you by the end of next week.  Thank you for your diligence in supporting the church financially.  Kurt has said repeatedly that we are in good shape financially.  Early in November we will be sending Pledge Cards to you for the coming year.  Please prayerfully consider what you can give to the church so we can continue to serve the Lord in the many ways that Read more…

News from the Appalachian Service Project

Richard Weaver tells us that Christ Church, Lucketts has been listed in a “Gratitude Report” from the Appalachian Service Project thanking us for the money we sent to support their mission.  As you know “Rev. Jane Sowards” (that is how mail from ASP is addressed to the church) introduced us to this organization which her son Alan and her granddaughters Hayley and Cassidey have participated in for several years.  Cassidey visited Christ Church last October Read more…

Bring your animals to church this Sunday

This Sunday, October 4, we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis.  We have traditionally held outdoor worship with pets in our laps or at our feet on this day.  Once, due to bad weather, we had the pets inside the church on the pews or under the pews depending on their level of comfort!  Our little furry (or feathered) friends are such a part of our lives and this is a meaningful service where each Read more…

Thank you, Kurt

For the past three years, Kurt Aschermann has been our Lay Pastoral Leader (LPL).  He retired last Sunday from that position, but he will be remembered by members and friends of Christ Church, Lucketts for his many accomplishments as he served the church.  His influence goes beyond his physical presence with us.  Using the words of our Senior Warden, Susan Lee, “We appreciate what you have given us.  You have many talents and we have Read more…

Lay Leadership Changes at Christ Church

With the retirement of former Lay Pastoral Leader, Kurt Aschermann, Betty Hutchison becomes the lay leader for Christ Church.  Working with Worship Leaders Dave and Pam Butler, Betty is now responsible for worship on Sunday and the other duties of a lay leader. Betty and the church can be reached at their new email address: cclucketts.episcopal@gmail.com If you need to reach Kurt he can be reached at aschermannk@gmail.com