October 24 - CCCC Spaghetti Supper

Thursday, October 24 is the date for the return of the Children's Center's Spaghetti Supper!  The dinner will run from 4:30 - 7:30 pm.  Tickets can be pre-purchased by using the form found on the bulletin board and will be $9 for adults and $6 for children (ages 3-12).  We will also have vendors and other fun!  Watch for mor information coming soon!

October 27 - Reformation and Heritage Sunday

Reformation Sunday, the Sunday when we remember the origins of the Lutheran Church, traditionally is celebrated the last Sunday in October.  We'll be doing that this year, along with remembering some of our specific history here at Christ Mertz.  There will be special displays for you to enjoy and learn something about our own unique history.

October 27 - Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat is coming again!  On October 27th from 2-3 pm, we're holding a safe community trick or treat experience to foster fellowship for all ages.  Cars will be parked in the upper fenced in lot while children will trick or treat from car to car.  Trunk set up is from 1-2 pm.  Snacks will be provided.  Please sign up on the bulletin board if you are willing to stand at your decorated vehicle and hand out treats.  Everyone is welcome to participate, or just to come and watch.  No treat giving is required.  This event will be held rain or shine. We will indoors if it rains.

November 16 - Seafood Supper

SAVE THE DATE!! Saturday, November 16 will be the return of the annual Seafood Supper.  Be on the lookout for more information.

December 8 - Youth Sunday

Sunday, December 8, the Sunday School will be taking over the service as we celebrate Youth Sunday.  We will begin prepping for this day starting the end of October.  Check with Carla for more information.


The Sunday School is looking for volunteers to help on Sunday's.  All ages, high school and up  are welcome to help.  Let Carla know if you are interested in helping.

Backpack Program

The Brandywine School District is starting a program to send home backpacks of food over the weekend for children in the free and reduced meal program. We've been asked to provide individual MICROWAVALBE servings of spaghetti and meatballs (microwavable 7.5 oz cups), mac and cheese (microwavable cups) and individual soups (microwavable, any variety).  Powdered milk, oatmeal cups and individual cereal cup are also being collected. The brand is not important, just the size and the micorwavableness.  No child should be hungry, and this is one way to help.  Thanks!


We have been given an updated list of items needed to pack backpacks for next month:

Microwavable vegetables (single serving)

Snack Pack pudding

Tuna packets

Canned meat  (single serving)

Chicken Rice a Roni

Mac and Cheese (single serving)

Soup (single serving)

Fruit snacks

Cereal boxes (single serving)

Horizon 8 fl. oz. milk

Snack crackers


Thank you for your continued support of this program!


Youth Readers Needed

We'd like to involve the children more in worship by having them read the Prayer of the Day before the Children's Sermon.  If your child would like to read, please sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex.

Yoga every Wednesday

Come join us every Wednesday evenings at 6 pm for yoga.  Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. We will be meeting in the Social Hall.  For more information, please see Bonny Mensch.

Snacks for Sunday

If you (or a group of you) would like to sign up to bring snacks for some Sunday, that would be great.  There's a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.  We're also accepting packs of cookies or other snacks that can be stored for Sundays when no one is signed up.  Snacks don't need to be anything elaborate, just something to munch on with or without coffee.