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posted Aug 22, 2018, 9:09 AM by clc staff   [ updated Jan 17, 2023, 8:39 AM ]

We "Say Goodbye" To Interim Pastor John Swanson 1/1/2023



Pastor John helped our CLC Family through a transitional year while we put out the call for a new pastor.
He helped us build our new ROCK program for the youth along with his wisdom, guidance, sense of humor, and a smile that just warms any room.
Pastor John you will be missed.

   Oct 2022 - CLCW Baby Kits    

The CLCW assembled (with some help from the church youth) Baby Kits 
again this year to be sent oversees to communities in need.


Call Committee Selected

The Call Committee consists of seven congregation members
and two alternates who are tasked with receiving and interviewing
pastoral candidates from the synod. They are selected to
represent the diversity of the congregation. They are guided in their
search by the congregation’s stated hopes and needs as
expressed in the congregational profile.

The CLC members above were selected for this committee
by the CLC Church Council.

We "Welcome" To our new Interim Pastor 2/13/2022
Pastor John Swanson

We are happy to announce that Pastor John Swanson will be joining us as our Interim Pastor. Please give him a warm welcome and read below to learn about him.

Hello people of Christ Lutheran, I am Pastor John Swanson, and I am very excited to be joining you as your Interim Pastor beginning Thursday, February 10, 2022. My family and I live in Madison and have for the past 27 years. For the first 26 year of my ministry I served as associate pas-tor at Bethel Lutheran Church, Madison. For the past 13 months I have served as interim pastor at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Watertown. My wife, Beth, is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and our two children, Lydia and Caleb, are 24 and 19 respectively. I am a Packer fan, walker, and an avid reader.

We Say Goodbye To Pastor Kirsten 12/29/2022

Sunset at Big Hollow Cemetery on 8/7/2020

Virtual Church Council Meeting on 5/28/2020

November 28, 2019

Click Here for an inspiring video:  50th Anniversary of Ordained Women in ELCA

 October 27, 2019 - Confirmation Sunday 


14 students were confirmed on Reformation Sunday 10/27/2019 here at CLC.

 We congratulate and pray for them as they take the next step in their faith journey! 

 September 22, 2019 - Pack The Pews Tailgate Party 


 September 9, 2019 - Adopt A Highway  

The power of TWO.  Thanks to Erik and Delaney for taking on the task of picking up CLCs section of Hwy 14.


 September 9, 2019 - 1st Day Of Sunday School !!! 


June 6, 2019 -  8th Grade Recognition Sunday 

CLC recognizes the accomplishments of our Middle School graduates.

Congratulation to newlyweds Jackie and Trevor Frey. Jackie and Trevor were united in marriage on Saturday March,16th here at Christ Lutheran Church. 
May they always walk together hand in hand, while trusting in the grace of God to lead the way.

March 11, 2019 -  Youth Rollerskating Party 


January 13, 2019 -  Packing Up Care Kits 

Another fun night serving others was had for the youth at CLC. We spent our evening assembling homeless care packages and making plarn(plastic yarn) that will be crocheted into sleeping mats to go along with the care packages. Our goal was to make 20 care packages but because we have such amazing parents and congregation members we were able to make 30!!! A HUGE thank you to Tara Meister-Buringa for taking her evening to come in and teach us how to make plarn, to all of those who donated money or supplies for the packages and to the Younquist family for the yummy snacks!


December 15, 2018 -  The Christmas Story 

The Christmas Story as told by the Sunday School.
It Just Never Gets Old !!!!

December 5, 2018 -  Youth Getting Ready for Christmas 

The confirmation kids 
 were busy, busy, busy getting ready to spread some Christmas joy!! 
We adopted 2 families through the Kops for kids program this year. 
Gifts were bought with donations from youth families and shopped for by confirmation kids. 
This night we wrapped the gifts, stuffed treat bags that will be handed out after the Christmas program this Sunday
 and made some beautiful cards for our home bound members. 
A huge thank you to Jennifer Kannenberg for keeping these kids’ bellies filled while they spread holiday cheer! 
Snacks were delish!


November 14, 2018 - Youth Helping Out  

  The confirmation kids had the most FUN Wednesday helping out the
stewardship committee baking, frosting and bagging delicious cookies that will be handed out after
worship this Sunday to say THANK YOU to all of our wonderful parishioners at CLC!!


 November 11, 2018 - Myanmar Children Receive Books  

Children in Myanmar (formally Burma) enjoying books collected this past summer
by the Mathew 25 Ministries

 Thanks to Jim Birkemeier and Tracy Thaden for delivering them for us.


 November 4, 2018 - Students Receive Bibles  

Pastor Kristen presents Bibles to Sunday School Students during worship service.

October 28, 2018 - Confirmation Class  

14 students were confirmed on Reformation Sunday 10/28/2018 here at CLC.

 We congratulate and pray for them as they take the next step in their faith journey! — with Karla Koller Amble, Heston Amble, Emily Kane, Jill Janssen Kane, Nancy Nachreiner, Clinton Kane, Kelly Roberts-Hanson, Taryn Hanson, Courtney Schaffer, Emily Kersten, Nancy Jeans Baenen, Cindy Bergman, Kennedy Kropp and Jennifer Kannenberg.

 October 27, 2018 - Feed My Starving Children  

On Saturday October 27th, for the 3rd time, CLC participated in a Mobile Food Pack
 with an organization called Feed My Starving Children(FMSC). 

FMSC was founded in 1987 and is a Christian nonprofit that provides
nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. 
If you would like to learn more about this organization the website is https://www.fmsc.org.


Oct 16, 2018 - Pumpkin Carving  

CLC sponsored Cub Scout Troop 38 gets ready for Halloween with a night of pumpkin carving in the fellowship hall.


October 7, 2018 - Blessing of the Quilts   

  60-Plus Quilts, lovingly cut, tied and assembled by The CLC Quilters are blessed before being sent to those in need through Lutheran World Relief.


Aug 22, 2018 - Vacation Bible School 

From August 6th to the 10th it was a pretty amazing week at Christ Lutheran Church. 
We had 61 kids attend Vacation Bible School. 

We had an amazing group of youth who were "Crew Leaders" to these kids,
another group of amazing leaders who put this week all together. 

The kids, their families and members of our congregation raised $225 to give to families
in Haiti so they can plant drought resistant crops to feed their families. 

God is Good!

   July 8, 2018 - Blessing of the Bikes 

Whether powered by gas or by your feet Pastor Kirsten performs the "Blessing of the Bikes"

uly 1, 2018 - ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston  

7 youth along with 3 chaperones and Pastor Kirsten journeyed to the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston.
Good times filled with song, games, lectures, community service, communion, and some sightseeing.
A memorable time for all.


   June 12, 2018 - Sauk County Retired Teachers Luncheon

Every year CLC hosts the Sauk County Retired Teachers Luncheon.
Its a great way for our church and community to give back to all those who committed their lives to teaching our young.
And, its another way for members of CLC to get together and have a little fun.

Barbs gotta spatula
and she knows how to use it !!!

   June 6, 2018 - CLC Music in the Park

CLC's 3rd Annual Music In The Park
Music By: The Solstice Jazz Band
Goodwill Donations were collected for the Youth Groups Trip to Houston

 April 14, 2018 - Feed My Starving Children  

On Saturday April 14th, CLC participated in a Mobile Food Pack with an organization called Feed My Starving Children(FMSC). 

FMSC was founded in 1987 and is a Christian nonprofit that provides

nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. If you would like to learn
more about this organization the website is https://www.fmsc.org.

We hand packed meals from 9-11 am this day in Boscobel at the fire station.
This was church-wide event and families of all shapes and sizes joined us for what was a
wonderful morning of service and fellowship. We filled our 40 slots with folks from all ages represented. 
We put together enough meals in our two hours together to feed 67 children for an entire year.  
Thanks be to God!


   February 11, 2018 - CLC Pancake Breakfast  

CLC's 5th Annual Pancake Breakfast
Hosted By: Stewardship Committee
Goodwill Donations were collected for future updates to the CLC Kitchen
                                              Marks calling home .....
                                              "Carol, how do I cook eggs ?"

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