Celebration Lutheran Church

Welcome

Worship
Sunday at 9:30 am

CELEBRATION is made up of real people living real lives and discovering the real love that God has shown us through Jesus Christ.  Lutherans believe in the Triune God.  God created and loves all the creation -- the earth and the seas and all of the world's inhabitants.  We believe that God's Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through his death on the cross and his new life, and we trust that God's Spirit is active in the world.

 

​We welcome all of God's Children, whatever their age, the color of their skin, the contents of their wallet, no matter whom they love, how they speak, and whatever their abilities or disabilities; for in Christ Jesus, we all are reconciled to God.

 
 
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COVID-19

2022:
Year Three

Masks and the Sharing of the Peace. Even though the Omicron variant seems to be more like the common cold than the plague, if you feel more comfortable wearing a mask in church, you are, of course, welcome to do so - and vice versa.  The same with the sharing of the peace.  If you feel more comfortable waving, making the peace sign, bowing or something other than shaking hands, that's OK also.  As long as you're here in the community worshiping God.

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2022 Stewardship Campaign

Church needs You,
You need Church

Thank you for your 2022 Pledges.  Your continued support of our congregation shows our strength and hope going into our future together.

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From the Pastor

Pentecost

When Heather and I go down to Columbus, one of our first stops is at one of the bookstores called “Half-Price Books.”  Half-Price is a national chain of bookstores (none in Michigan, unfortunately) that specializes in buying and selling used books, records, CD’s, and the like. So, part of our routine before we hit the road is to go through our respective personal libraries of books and music, culling out items that we want to “recycle” for cash – of course, ultimately winding up spending more (sometimes substantially more) money on new-to-us books and music than we received from the store in the first place! 


As I was going through my CD library in preparation for this latest trip, it struck me how many multiple sets of the same music I have, especially symphony cycles.  I’ve done this because a particular conductor or orchestra might be my preferred performance of, say, Mahler’s 2nd Symphony, but I prefer a different conductor and orchestra’s interpretation of Mahler’s 1st.  The same thing with Beethoven, or Brahms, or Bruckner, and the like.

Reflecting on this, I realized that I basically do the same thing as I prepare to write my sermons.  Since my fluency in Biblical Greek and Hebrew is not what it once was – not that it ever was what it was… I like to look at multiple different translations and interpretations of the Bible to get different takes on what scriptures might be telling me, and by extension, I might choose to tell you. 

For example, The New Revised Standard Version, The New International Version, The King James Version, The New Living Translation, and  The Message.

Some takes are similar and other takes are quite different, and for me this scriptural spelunking is really fun!  So, if the version of the Bible you’re using for your daily personal devotions (and you ARE taking advantage of daily devotions, right?) look into another version of scripture that does speak more clearly to you.   

If you’re not sure what version might work for you, come see me.  I’d be happy to let you borrow something from my library for a week or so.  God truly does speak to us if we have the ears to listen. 

 

See you in church! 

 Pastor Fogle

Our Mission

Statement

Celebrating God through our connections 

with one another, the community, and the world

 
 

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Help Those In Need

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will repay him for his deed.” 

[Proverbs 19:17]

Thank You!!