Monday, November 11, 2013

Looking For a Ladies Bible Study Group in Valparaiso Indiana?

Ladies Tuesday Evening Bible Study invites you to Join Us!

Starting Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 The Ladies Tuesday Evening Bible Study at Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, IN  will be starting a new book study: “Praying the Attributes of GOD” by Ann Spangler (Grand Rapids, MI).

 God Is Greater than You Think.

Many people feel both drawn to God and afraid of him. How can they feel close to a perfect God whom their flawed self is incapable of pleasing?
Fortunately, God has revealed truths about himself in Scripture that can untangle our confusion. In this daily guide to studying and praying according to the attributes of God, Ann Spangler resurrects old-fashioned words like holiness, omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence. Far from boring us, these words, when excavated for their biblical meaning, paint a thrilling vision of God that can help us experience spiritual growth in a deeper way. They can also prevent us from making the colossal mistake of concluding God is too weak, distant, or uncaring to help us when we need him.

In the tradition of her bestselling books Praying the Names of God and Women of the Bible, this new daily devotional focuses on one particular attribute each week.
Praying the Attributes of God will help you see that God is far bigger and far better than you could ever hope or suspect.”

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We meet weekly at 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm in room 120 at Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, IN (Google MAP
(except for Holidays) and each week the focus changes to a different attribute- so it’s not a cumulative study. 
We enjoy fellowship, sharing our various bible versions of scripture and lift each other’s needs up in prayer.
The book can be purchased online at or similar sites 

For more information contact Grace Safrin by 11/30/13 email:

Christ Lutheran Church contact information

  1. Address: 2610 N Campbell St, Valparaiso, IN 46385
    Phone:(219) 462-6660

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Getting to Know Christ Lutheran Church

Are you interested in knowing more about Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, Indiana?

Would you like to journey as one of God's children in this community of faith?

This is your invitation - it's about 'Getting to Know CLC"
on October 2,9, and 16.

These dates are Wednesdays. The time is 7:15 p.m.
Room 119 -> east side of the Gathering Area

During these get-togethers, we plan to...
  • Get to know one another a bit better

  • Share with you the heart of what we believe and celebrate about God's love

  • Hear about your needs and hopes for the church

  • Open the variety of ministries of our congregation for you

Are you interested in attending "Getting to Know CLC" ?

Contact Jenny in the Church office  462-6660 or

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Welcome To Our New Pastor Tim Knauff

We have prayed. 

Our prayers have been heard and answered!

Welcome new senior Pastor Tim Knauff  (and family) to Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso,IN

14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

Senior Pastor Timothy L. Knauff, Jr.

                Pastor Knauff was ordained in 2003 and has served a "3-point" parish in northern Wisconsin, and since 2007, Holy Trinity in South Bend.

                He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from DePauw University, a Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of Illinois, and a Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Before attending seminary and becoming a pastor, he worked as a computer consultant at a Chicago company.

                As a pastor, he has completed significant continuing education, including two years in the Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program, which culminated in a study trip to South Africa. Pastor Knauff is also trained as a Stephen Leader and is a "champion of shared caring ministries." He has served on the Indiana-Kentucky Synod Council and has been a voting member at the Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

                Among his "areas of expertise" in ministry, Pastor Knauff identifies preaching, worship leadership, evangelism, ministry in daily life, and pastoral care and visitation. He writes, "I deeply love liturgy and leading worship. I consider preaching to be a primary task of a pastor, and preparing sermons is an important spiritual discipline in my faith life. . . . I enjoy challenging myself to incorporate media and other forms of illustration into my preaching. I am inspired by worship in many styles, and have planned, participated in, led, and felt the Spirit in: formal high-church liturgy, low-church liturgy, informal, 'contemporary,' bluegrass/country, praise, ecumenical, blended, and more."

                Pastor Knauff identifies "areas of strength" which include teaching, building a sense of community, youth and family ministry, and communications/media. He is also a gifted musician.

                Pastor Knauff is committed to "shared leadership of the ministry," including both laity and ordained individuals. In his profile he writes, "I would thrive in a community interested in a Pastor as a partner in ministry, equipping and empowering and nurturing the leadership and ministry gifts of the congregation." He describes himself as a "highly collaborative leader, who is comfortable leading from the front and encouraging from the midst." Pastor Knauff uses language of "fellow servant" in describing his role within a congregation.

                Pastor Knauff speaks of the two-fold mission of the Church: growing in faith, and serving in the world. He is eager to work with people of all ages at Christ Lutheran Church in faith formation opportunities and is excited about serving a congregation with a preschool. Pastor Knauff's commitment to social ministry and mission is evident in this statement from his profile: "I have a great deal of energy and passion for leading communities and fellow Christians to see and embrace God's mission to seek out the hurting, feed the hungry, care for the poor, embrace the disabled."

                Pastor Knauff speaks often of seeking to discern and be a part of "what God is up to" in the world.  Pastor Knauff has accepted the call to serve and serve with the people of Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, IN. We look forward to having him, his wife, Amy, and their three sons join our faith community.
                The Service of Installation is scheduled for 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 23, at Christ Lutheran on 2610 N. Campbell Street, across from Valparaiso High School.  All are welcome.

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

CLC Valpo hosts Hilltop House Soups Fundraiser 2/12/13 4 to 7pm


“Heartwarming Soups and Hometown Entertainment”

Our 14th Annual Soups Fundraiser will be held on Tuesday Feb. 12th 4:00-7:15pm

Christ Lutheran Church

Valparaiso, IN 46385

Please use the EAST entrance to the Activity Center (Door # 14)

$25 Adults $10 Children 12 years old and under
Tickets available at Hilltop, Call 219.477-4222 ext. 247 for more info.

Come and enjoy an evening of entertainment and soup tasting offered by local restaurants.
All soups provided by local Valparaiso restaurants
Desserts provided by Strongbows
Coffee – Cappuccino Bar provided by Family Express

All proceeds go towards Hilltop’s childcare scholarships.  Hilltop awarded more than $215,000 in scholarships alone in 2012, allowing 65% of our enrolled children access to affordable quality childcare.
Hilltop Neighborhood House 460 S. College Ave Valparaiso 46383 219.477-4222