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Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church | Merrill, WI | WELS
The Messenger | Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church | Merrill, WI | WELS

The Messenger is the monthly newsletter of Christ Lutheran. A typical issue contains news, events, fellowship opportunities, the church calendar and a message from our pastor. Paper copies are available and a digital version can also be found at the links below.
Main Stories         Pastor's Message
January               Annual Meeting & Elections
Constitution & Bylaw Review Committee
Bible Study Opportunities
Vietnam Mission Support 
              Minor Festival: The Name of Jesus
February   Lenten Worship Schedule
What's New in the Church Library?
Bible Study Opportunities
  Lent It Be
March   Lenten Worship Schedule
Holy Week Worship Schedule
Worship Livestream
Meet our Members
  March through Holy Week
April   Holy Week Worship Schedule
Summer Worship Listening Session

Bible Study Opportunities
Who is My Elder?
  He Is Risen
May   Summer Worship Schedule
WELS Resources
First Look: Vacation Bible School
What's New in the Church Library?
  A Bond of Love
June   June Worship Schedule
Family Vacation Bible School
Youth Group Car Wash photos
Softball Team photos
  Our Father in Heaven (Matthew 6:9)
July   Worship Needs Survey
Communion Practice Update
2021 WELS Convention
Elders and Absent Member Contacts
  Be Like Manasseh
August   Special Voters' Meeting: August 8
Attendance Communication
Worship Updates Begin in September
  Back To The Word
September   Fall Kick-off
Sunday School and Teen Bible Study
Meet our Members
  Why did God Bring This Tragedy?
Main Stories
        Pastor's Message
January   Special Event for Grades 6-12 Youth
Where to Find Information at Church
  Rejoice and Be Glad in Each and Every Day
February   Bible Study Opportunities
Becoming a Welcoming Congregation
  What is Love?
March   Easter for Kids
  March through Holy Week
April   Worship: sermonettes online 
Child, teen and adult class news
WELS Livestream worship options
  Trust in Jesus
Holy Week   Worship: sermonettes online 
Child, teen and adult class news
WELS Livestream worship options
  March through Holy Week (Part II)
April Updates   Adult Bible Class updates
Online giving now available
Private Facebook group
Jake Schram five-minute devotionals
  Faith in Jesus, our Living Redeemer
May   Men's bible study resumes
Sermons on the radio
Thrivent Choice program
Worship Aids meeting update
  God Moves in a Mysterious Way
June   Transformed: Equipping Youth Leaders
Shepherding Ministry program
Summer Bible study program
  Lutheranism's Birthday
July   Family VBS: "Dive in!"
WELS Campus Ministry: 100 years
Transforming Youth Ministry
  Christian Freedom
August   Family VBS: "Dive in!"
- August 12th: “Black Dragonfish”
God promises a Savior from sin
- August 19th: “Porcupine Fish”
Jesus says no to the devil
- August 26th: “Dolphin”
Jonathan serves God by helping David
  Pray Continually
September   WELS Campus Ministry celebrates 100 years.
News and updates for Fall programs and activities.
  Does God Help Those Who Help Themselves?
October   Worship schedule updates.
New library furniture.
Conferences and retreats.
  Forgive and Forget
November   Faith care packages
Northland news
  What Would Jesus Do?
December   Christmas for Kids Drive-through event
December worship and event calendar
What's new in the church library
  This Too Shall Pass
Month      Main Story      Pastor's Message
October   Men and Women of Christ get into his Word   We See God's Love
November   Deer Hunters, Thanksgiving and Advent Service Times
Christmas for Kids
  Grace Alone, Faith Alone and Scripture Alone
December    Advent and Christmas Services Times Christmas for Kids   Keep Christ in Every Day
Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church - Merrill, WI - WELS