Month: January 2017

January 28, 2017

Furniture Movers were Busy at Work

The Property Committee would like to say thanks to the movers who helped move everything out of the office and conference room on Tuesday in preparation for the new carpet. The moving team showed up again on Wednesday to return everything to its place.








Meeting Room and Church Office with New Carpeting

Thanks goes to Joe and Susan Gest, Dennis and Barb Gruell, Jim Hoar, Roy Johnson, Bob King, and Barb Tschiegg. Thanks to EmmaLee Smith for doing all the coordination with Action Carpets. Great teamwork!


January 23, 2017

2017 Theme: “Reconciliation – the love of Christ compels us”

from Concordia Chimes – Concordia Lutheran Church Newsletter

At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that “they may be one so that the world may believe” Hearts are touched and Christians come together to pray for their unity. In this spirit and hope of unity, join Christian communities throughout the Greater Hartford East region.

Wednesday, January 25th at 7 p.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church, 40 Pitkin St., Manchester, CT

Join us for an ecumenical service of confession and thanksgiving in preparation for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

All are welcome.

The ecumenical service that will be used is jointly published by the Roman Catholic Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the World Council of Churches.


January 23, 2017

Every Voice Matters

Starting January 30, everyone will have a chance to participate in an online survey that will help determine strengths, vitality and trends in our church. This anonymous survey will be invaluable in providing information to assist us in making decisions regarding the future of our congregation. Holy Cow! Consulting created the Church Assessment Tool (CAT) and will be working with a member of the New England Synod to help us administer the survey and process and interpret the results.

How is it administered?

Starting January 30 expect to receive an e-mail from with a link to the survey. Simply click on the link to launch the survey. This is your chance to have your voice heard. All answers are strictly anonymous, so feel free to candidly share your perceptions, opinions and experiences.

I don’t use e-mail

If you don’t use e-mail, we will have laptops available after church service to help you launch the survey, so you can share your beliefs. Members of the survey team will be available in the Gathering Space to answer any questions.

January 9, 2017

During Epiphany one-session topics will be explored on several Wednesdays 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. and Thursday evenings 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Watch for upcoming topics and dates!

Ignatian Spirituality – Tool Belt for the New Year

Wednesday January 11 and Thursday January 12 we will take a look at Ignatian Spirituality – a spirituality for everyday life. It insists that God is present in our world and active in our lives. It is a pathway to deeper prayer, good decisions guided by keen discernment, and an active life of service to others. Come gather tools for your spiritual tool belt for the New Year!