Weekly Update – January 13

Companion Cafe
Wednesday, January 14

Menu for January 14
King Ranch Chicken
Borracho Beans
Spanish Rice
Garden Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette


Wednesday Evening Events Beginning January 14

Two new meetings will begin soon. Norvell Northcutt will lead a discussion
group on the Enneagram during the Companion Cafe dinner, starting at 6.
Pastor Coffey will lead a small group meeting called Questing, for those
exploring Christian faith and spirituality for the first time, or for
renewal, and those who want to walk with them. Meets at 7:00 PM in the Parlor.


Welcome Guest Preacher and Presenter, Alex Raabe

This Sunday we welcome Alex Raabe, recent graduate of the Lutheran School
of Theology at Chicago, and new mission developer in Austin. Alex is
starting a new community of young adults in Austin. Come hear him preach at
both services, and present during the adult class at 9:45.


Adult Sunday Class
Animate: Faith Practices

Pastor Coffey is leading a new adult class on Sunday mornings called
“Animate: Faith Practices.” It explores the core practices of Christian
faith and life: Prayer, Food, Worship, Sacraments, Money, Service,
Community. Using DVD presentations and discussion, we will seek to enhance
our own Christian lives and faith through these practices.

You can read more about the series online at


Lutheran BREWtherhood

The monthly men’s gathering will not meet this month, but will resume in
February at a new location, TBD.



As part of our fundraising for the ELCA National Youth Gathering in Detroit
next summer, the High School Youth will be selling and delivering bags of
mulch to the congregation, for gardeners, those wishing to start a garden,
or those who just need a bag of mulch handy. Orders will be taken every
Sunday, with deliveries going out once a month, or you can take it home yourself.

Bag of Mulch – $10
Delivery Fee – $10

For questions or orders, please contact:
Ally Schlandt – allyson.schlandt@gmail.com
Jimmy Wright – (440) 985-8981


Parenting Workshop
Monday, January 26

First English Lutheran CDC would like to invite you to a parent workshop on
January 26 on Handling Aggressive Behaviors in children with Claire Flynn.
She will focus some special attention on the issue of biting because it is
consistently a cause of concern in a child care setting, but she will
discuss other behaviors as well (hitting, pushing, kicking, etc.) Whether
you are concerned about your child exhibiting these behaviors or being on
the receiving end of them, even if you haven’t had to deal with them
yet–she will have good information for everyone and always allows some
time for questions.

The cost of the workshop is $10 per family.

It will be from 6-7:30 in the Fellowship Hall.
Please RSVP to Shannon Ball at sball@firstenglishcdc.org