Christ Lutheran Church (CLC) is an inviting, caring community that reaches out into the world with the love of Jesus. Our vision is to become a vibrant Christian community committed to:
- Connecting people with God and one another
- Growing through worship, learning and prayer
- Serving others in the world
Please join us for Worship every Sunday morning at 8:30 or 10:30 at 41 South Rohlwing Road, Palatine, Illinois.
Time and Eternity
The writer of Ecclesiastes, known as the Preacher, speaks with poetic power about the gifts and demands of time. The lyrical evocation of this well-loved passage stands in contrast to the other well-known passage of this book, which sighs with a world-weary fatalism that asserts that most of our human efforts amount to nothing more than chasing after wind. Work and joy are the two poles that determine mortal existence, and they are both deemed to be good but fleeting. And while this response to experience may seem cynical or even faithless, a close reading shows that the Preacher's ultimate belief rests in God's sovereignty. God, beyond worry or toil or even time itself, has given us time so that we might begin to comprehend how God stands both in and beyond time, always the same and always new.
… What seeds that were planted long ago might bear fruit [in your life]? What blessing of God's gifts might you be ready to live into? As the days unfold, may you be strengthened by the sense of God's presence in all things that measure our days.
Let us gratefully receive our days as your gift, God of all our years, and return that gift to you in work and joy, prayer and action, wisdom and faith. Amen.
Source: From The Upper Room Disciplines 2014, © 2013 by Upper Room Books®. Used by permission
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We are part of the MetroChicago Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
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Caring for people spiritually, emotionally, physically with the heart of Jesus.
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