Latest News and Updates


La Vernia Food Pantry Workday August 3rd

August 3rd is Christ Lutheran Church’s workday at the La Vernia Food Pantry

The food bank is open from  9:30 am until 11:00 am. The work crew needs to arrive by 9:00 am so that everything can be ready when the doors  open.  Non-perishable food items are always needed and may be brought to the church at any time.  Rice and beans in one-pound packages are always welcome, as well as any other food or household items.  Dish soap, vegetable oil, any canned goods, coffee, sugar – any item you use at your own home can be distributed at the food bank.  If you have an abundance of fresh garden vegetables, or eggs, those can always be distributed, as well.

If you have any questions or concerns about the La Vernia Food Bank, please contact Dawn Young.


August 10th is Blessing of the Backpack Day

The Blessing of the Backpacks will take place Saturday afternoon, August 10th.  The Young Families Group will be serving burgers right off the grill and will provide chips and drinks. Anyone wishing to bring their favorite dessert may do so.

All are welcome!

Let’s get the children started back to school with the support of their church family and all of God’s blessings.

Look for more information in your Sunday bulletin and FaceBook

Vacation Bible School 2019

Vacation Bible School is right around the corner!  If your child is going into Kindergarten to 5th grade, WE WANT YOU!!  July 29 through August 2 at Christ Lutheran Church of Elm Creek beginning at 4:30 with dinner then 5:00 – 9:00 for VBS.  Register at the church or use this quick link:

Can’t wait to see you there!

June 30th 5th Sunday of the Month and 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration Worship Service at 9:30 AM

Sunday, June 30th is our 5th Sunday of the month and our Women of ECLCA will be hosting a potluck luncheon to help us celebrate all our couples that are celebrating 50 + yrs of holy matrimony.

There is only one worship service, with communion, at 9:30 am

No Sunday School will be held.

We will be celebrating couples that have been married 50 yrs or more this year.

A group picture of our couples will be taken in the sanctuary right after our worship service is ends.  PLEASE stay in the church for this so we can make sure to get all the couples in the picture

A potluck luncheon is being held at 11:00 am.

We welcome everyone to come and join in our celebration!

Holy Trinity Sunday June 16th – Installation of transition pastor, Pastor Eileen Spehr

We celebrate Holy Trinity Sunday on June 16th.

Our worship services are at 8:00 am and 10:30 am, both services communion services

We will also be installing our new transition pastor, Pastor Eileen Spehr


June 9th Pentecost Sunday/Confirmation Sunday

This Sunday  is Pentecost Sunday.  Pastor is asking everyone to wear red today.

The 10:30 worship service will have the presentation of our 2 confirmation students.

June 2nd Celebration of Pastor Bonnie and Willie Spreen

June 2nd between worship services we will spend our fellowship time letting Pastor Bonnie and Willie Spreen know how much we appreciate all they have done for our church.

Cake, coffee, and snacks will be served.  Please stop by to let them both know how much their time and leadership has meant to our church.


Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting May 19th

Sunday, May 19th, after our second worship service, is our semi-annual congregational meeting.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Confirmed members of Christ Lutheran Church of Elm Creek will be voting on a few different issues.

Your voice is important to the church! Please make note of this date on your calendar!

Mother’s Day Dinner and Dance May 5th from 5-7 pm

Want to do something special for your mom this year?

This is our second annual Mother’s Day Dinner and Dance.

Delicious food! Music! and childcare is provided!

While mom enjoys being waited on and eating a dinner she didn’t have to prepare the children are being cared for with a pizza party and fun activities!

The proceeds are for the confirmation students camp!

Tickets are 1 for $15 or 2 for $25.

Lent and Holy Week Worship Schedule

Christ Lutheran worship services for Lent and Holy Week are:

3/27    11:30 am Lent Luncheon with Friends
            6:00 pm light supper
            7:00 pm Worship Service
3/31      9:30 am One worship service with communion
             Pot luck luncheon afterward
4/3      11:30 am Lent Luncheon with Friends
            6:00 pm light supper
            7:00 pm Worship Service
4/7       8:00 am  and 10:30 am worship services
4/10     11:30 am Lent Luncheon with Friends
            6:00 pm light supper
            7:00 pm Worship Service
4/14     Palm Sunday
            8;00 am and 10:30 am worship services
4/18     Maundy Thursday 7:00 pm worship service
4/19     Good Friday   7:00 pm worship service
4/21     Easter Services with Flowering of the Cross ( bring flowers!)
            6:30 am and 9:00 am worship services
            pancake breakfast after 1st service
            8:00 am Easter Egg Hunt for the Children