Christ Lutheran Church
7801 Indiana Avenue, Lubbock, Texas 79423-1805
Phone:  806-799-0162; Fax:  806-799-2273


"For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have eternal life."  John 3:16

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As I write this, it is May 28, 2018, Memorial Day. For many people it is a day to celebrate with family gatherings, picnics, cookouts, a day at the lake, or other celebrations. It is a day which marks the "beginning of summer" with its vacations, travels, and time to relax. For others today is a bittersweet day, for they remember that a family member or a friend is no longer with them, for they paid the ultimate sacrifice of giving their life so that we, as people blessed to live in this great country, might enjoy the freedoms which we have.

This time of the year, unfortunately, often times shows a decline in attendance at worship services. People often think that because they are on vacation, and away from their home congregation, that no one will know if they attended services or not. Or perhaps, it is just so difficult to find a congregation in the area you are visiting, or the times are not right, or they use a contemporary/traditional service which we really do not care for.

Vacations are wonderful times to see something different, not only in the scenery, but also in the worship life of different people. You may visit somewhere and say, "I am so glad that I attend Christ Lutheran in Lubbock, the music, the friendship, the feeling of warmth, is so much better." Or perhaps you will say, "I attended Good Old Boys congregation, and in spite of the name, I could see some things which we could incorporate here, to make us a better example of whose we are."

In all of these things it is good to, first and foremost, remember in your travels, that God is with you. As you travel and marvel at the wonders of the creation which God has given us, and the good things of the world, it is always good to remember that this is only a foretaste of what we will experience in the joys of Heaven. Remember that God is in control, that because He loved you, you will receive the greatest gift and freedom of all purchased by the Blood of His Son Jesus Christ.

In His Peace and Joy,

Pastor Abel


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