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Happening Today:

ELCA's Declaration to the People of African Descent study after the 10a worship service.

If you would like to read the official document for the ELCA's Declaration to the People of African Descent study, please click on the link below.

Youth Group-meet at Athena Grande at 3:55p for the showing of Jesus Revolution.  Admission covered.  Bring money for snacks and drinks if you wish. 

Future News:

Please join us for the second installment of the Ruined Readers book club, sponsored by JVC Northwest and hosted by Corrie Callaghan. This quarter’s book selection is Rest is Resistance, by Tricia Hersey. We will meet downstairs to discuss the book after worship on Sunday, March 26. Please RSVP HERE if you would like to attend. 

  • Books can be purchased through the Christ Lutheran Church for $20 (20% off the publisher's cost).  Stop by the office Tuesday through Friday 9a to 1p to pick-up your copy or email

The bulletin for this week may be found by looking under "downloads" at the bottom of this post. 

This morning's worship

(Due to recent changes in how our streaming service and social media communicate we can no longer provide a direct link to an upcoming YouTube event. Our livestream will still appear on YouTube, but you will need to navigate to our channel and select the livestream. If you subscribe to our YouTube channel ( you will be automatically notified whenever a new livestream begins.)  

The best place to watch ANY event we are broadcasting live is directly on our website: If you don’t hear audio, make sure that it is not muted. Sign into the chat and participate with others who are watching.   

If you miss the livestream or want to watch something again, you can find the video on our YouTube channel: Livestreams will also appear on our Facebook page ( and twitter feed (@clcathens). 

Time with Children-will be graciously provided by Cheryl Huebner this week.  Look for it during the 10am worship service.

Children's Church-Children, grades 3 and under are invited to Children’s Church. Children’s Church is offered during the 10am service immediately following the Children’s Message and will return to Worship prior to Communion. Today's teachers-Tammy Thompson and Rachel Prange

Patricia Cambridge has a new improvisation for us this week.  Please check it out on her personal YouTube Channel.

Mask Policy for in-person worship: Council is continuing our policy of worship being mask optional.   Please note, with sickness going around,  masks are encouraged.  

Thank you for joining our worship today.  Please know that your financial support for the ministry of Christ Lutheran is greatly appreciated. Consider giving in one of the following ways:

  • Mail your Sunday offerings to: Christ Lutheran Church, Attn Wanda Weinberg, 69 Mill St., Athens, OH 45701
  • Donate on our website, click on "Give" on the top right and follow through the prompts.