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The Rev. Lori Eickmann, Interim Pastor

Welcome!

I'm glad you have found your way to the Christ Lutheran Church website today. Whether you are a member or are just curious about CLC, whether you are looking for a place to worship while you are in town or a place to call your church home, I hope you enjoy exploring the site.

These are exciting times and difficult times. It's an exciting time at CLC because the recent congregation-wide visioning meetings have helped re-focus ministries in anticipation of calling a permanent pastor. The call committee is now writing the Ministry Site Profile, which will be submitted to the bishop's office and released nationwide. The call committee will interview pastoral candidates and recommend a new pastor to the congregation later this year or early in 2018!

It's also exciting that the Lutheran church worldwide this year commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, in which Martin Luther, a pastor and seminary professor in 16th Century Germany, taught that we need not and cannot earn God's grace; rather, it is a free gift through Christ Jesus.

But these are also difficult times as our increasingly polarized nation beholds the rise of the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups. We at Christ Lutheran stand with all those who are targeted because of their race, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion or abilities, and denounce violence against God's people and creation. Join us in praying that the wisdom of the Holy Spirit guides in speaking and acting in ways that make for peace.

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Micah 6:8 (NRSV)

Peace and joy,

Rev. Lori Eickmann
Interim Pastor
Christ Lutheran Church

pastorlori@me.com

Pr. Lori received her Master of Divinity from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, and has served as an intentional interim pastor for the Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) for 10 years. She lives in Dublin with her husband, Steve Wright, who is chair of the synod's candidacy committee.


Melissa Vainio, Bell Choir Director

Melissa has a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College, and a Masters degree in Music (horn performance) from Sibelius Academy in Finland. She is a member of Sonos Handbell Ensemble, an amateur mosaic artist, and is working toward a black belt in karate.

God calls us to live and share the amazing love and grace of Jesus Christ with all people.

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