Caregiving


Christ Lutheran's caregiving ministry, CLC Cares, involves many different areas of need. Please explore the caregiving opportunities below. If you have any questions on how to get involved, please contact the church office at (402) 483-7774 or e-mail CLC@ChristLutheranChurch.org.
 
 

Support Groups

 

Grief Share Group

Current session: Sunday evenings, Jan. 22 - April 30, 2017 (no class March 5 & April 16), 5:30-7 pm
Next session: Sunday evenings, Aug. 13 - Nov. 12 (no class Sept. 3), 5:30-7 pm

A thirteen-week grief support group for those who have lost loved ones. Class registration fee: $15. You are welcome to begin attending our GriefShare group at any point. Each session is "self-contained," so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will be able to pick up any sessions you missed in our next 13-week cycle. Contact Dylan Teut.

Weekly topics:
Is This Normal?
Challenges of Grief
The Journey of Grief (two-part topic)
Grief and Your Relationships
Why?
Guilt and Anger
Complicating Factors
Stuck
Lessons of Grief (two-part topic)
Heaven
What Do I Live for Now?
 

Motherless Daughters Grief Recovery Class

A 6-week, step-by-step process for women who have experienced the loss of their mother. Through this class, women are given the tools to work through your grief, both during the class and beyond.  Pastor Ray Boeche; Rozanne Snoberger, former Guidance Counselor; and Ashley Erks, fellow Motherless Daughter, come together to lead this class.  Contact Ashley Erks for more information.

Next session will be Sept 7—Oct 12, 2017.



 

Resources

 

Five Wishes

This resource is a written document that will tell others how you want to be treated if you get seriously ill. It is a legal document in the state of Nebraska. The church office has copies of this document - contact Bob Ewell in the Church Office for a copy. Cost is only $1 per copy.

 

New Book - Stephen Ministry

"Cancer Now What?," a new book from Stephen Ministry, is available for those with cancer and their loved ones. Bob Ewell in the Church Office has a copy to view and can order a copy for $20.                                                                                                           



Monthly Prayer Listing

A monthly prayer listing to use for local ministry, LCMS mission ministry, and prayers for the persecuted Church around the world. Contact Bob Ewell in the Church Office for a copy. 
 



Meal Ministry 

At Christ Lutheran Church, we are committed to serve God by serving one another in a holistic way; spiritually, emotionally, and also physically. 


Prayer Shawl Ministry

This ministry began a few years ago, with the help of our member Judy Keetle. She visited an area Lutheran church which featured this ministry, and with God’s help, began this opportunity to knit/croquet shawls and blankets for all occasions. The group meets quarterly - two times a year at 1 pm on the second Tuesday of the month in the Fellowship Hall alcove and two times a year in the evening on the second Tuesday of the month.
 

 

Spiritual Resources

The church office has many resources that members can use in their own visitation of friends and family. We have resources for those facing illness, for families who have lost loved ones in death, and general booklets of encouragement from God’s Word. Contact Bob Ewell for these resources.
 


Hospital Visitation

Be sure to contact the church office if you are in the hospital; that way we can be of spiritual assistance to you.
 


Delivering Flowers

Every Tuesday the flowers from the previous Sunday and Monday services are put together in smaller vases, and delivered to our members either in the hospital or at their homes or places of residence. For more information on this ministry, contact Janet Manthei at (402) 483-7848.
 


Monthly Visitation/Holy Communion

On the 2nd Sunday of each month, our elders and Communion assistants take the Sacrament to those members who cannot attend worship here at church. For more information on this ministry, contact Bob Ewell in the Church Office.
 


Serving/Providing Funeral Meals

After most funerals here at church, there is a light meal served for the family and friends. Some of the food is purchased, but most of it is donated by members of our church. If you would like to help serve or donate, please contact the church office. This is part of our Christian caregiving ministry. Learn more