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Divine Worship Service
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Sunday School In-Person (Grades 6-12)
9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Phase 1 - Grades 6-12.
Oromo Worship
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM


Moms' Bible Study
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
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  • 2020 Children's Christmas Program
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All church staff have tested negative for COVID-19. Praise be to God! 

In-person Church Services, Bible Studies, and Weekday School, will resume starting Sunday, 1/17.

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  • Remember, masks must be worn at all times while moving about the building AND while in your seat.
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  • Please help sanitize seats and pews after the Service. Wipes and gloves are provided in the Narthex.

Thank you for your assistance with keeping our members and guests healthy. These new measures are put into place as a result of the city and county orders. Again, thank you for your cooperation.

LIVESTREAM UPDATE: You now have TWO options to view our livestream Bible study (9:30 a.m.) and Divine Service (10:45 a.m.) on Sunday. 1) Facebook page or 2) Vimeo page. If you go to our Vimeo page, you can view the most recent Bible studies and Church Services. You can still view all the church Services, Sunday School Lessons, and Daily Devotions on our YouTube Channel as well. Check it out!

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Dear Parish family,

ATTENTION!! In-person Services and Sunday School/Bible Study resume THIS SUNDAY, Jan. 17th

For this week’s church email devotional I would like to share a letter of encouragement written by our District President, Rev. Dr. R. Lee Hagan in light of the events that occurred in Washington D.C. Please see the remainder of this email for more announcements concerning our parish-family. The Lord’s richest blessings to you all.

Pastor Arnold


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh! I pray that in the Lord Jesus Christ you find comfort and hope during these difficult times!

Where do we turn with all that is happening in our world and in our nation today? As always, the saints return to the Lord God in repentance and faith and seeking guidance from His Word. For it is in the Scriptures that God reveals Himself and His will to us. Rather than turning to media and social media outlets, Christians bow their knees in humble prayer to God and hold sacred the Word of God as we read and take it to heart.

The Scriptures sets forth principles for how Christians are to live in relationship to the State. St. Paul writes in Romans 13, “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience.” Christians therefore recognize that governmental authority is given by God and we honor such authority and keep the laws because in so doing we honor the one who has instituted this authority. The events that took place on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 in the storming of our nation’s capital are disturbing for us as citizens of both kingdoms, the Church and the State. Mob violence and sedition are always sinful and rejection of that authority that is instituted by God. As Christian citizens, we submit to the temporal authority, as St. Peter describes in his first epistle, even if we suffer for doing what is good (2:13‐14, 17; 3:17).

St. Paul encouraged that the saints of God in his first letter to young pastor Timothy to pray for kings, magistrates and those in authority so that might lead “peaceful and quiet lives.” The Christian Church is called to pray for those in authority over us, whether we agree with them or not. The purpose of the authority of the state is to provide peace and justice for the common welfare of all. As Paul encouraged to Timothy and the readers of his epistle, we also continue to offer such petitions for mayors and magistrates, governors and legislatures, the president and congress, regardless of our affinity for them.

I invite your congregation to pray for our nation, our elected leaders (present and incoming) and our citizens this weekend in all of the congregation’s services. Please consider using “The Litany” from page 288 in Lutheran Service Book as a congregation or as a family as we pray that God would deliver us from “sedition and from rebellion” and that He would “preserve our land from discord and strife.” In this prayer, we also offer petitions for all those in authority from the perspective that they are gifts from God as we are taught in Dr. Luther’s explanations to the Fourth Commandment and the Fourth Petition to the Lord’s Prayer.

Please bear in mind that the Scriptures also teach us a realistic view of those who are given temporal authority. The Psalmist writes, “Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever.” (Ps. 146:3‐6) Those who serve the state are no different than those who serve in the Church. We are all fallen sinners, in whom there is no salvation and whose plans perish. With each election, our communities, state and nation will give responsibilities to sinners in whom we should not place our trust. We pray that they serve with honor, integrity and for the good of those under their care.

Lastly, dear friends, I pray that you are encouraged with the assurance that “he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4) Christ conquered Satan and the world in His triumphant resurrection from the grave so that we do not need to live in fear. God’s promises stand sure regardless of the year, the nation, the leader or the circumstances. Therefore, we place our hope and trust in the One who is faithful, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Therefore, in repentance and faith, we bow our knees, our heads and our hearts in prayer as we ask God to bring unity and peace to our communities and our nation.

Fraternally in Christ,

Rev. Dr. R. Lee Hagan

In the Name of Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior, it is a pleasure to have you visit our website.

Christ Lutheran is a member congregation of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. We conform to the Word of God in doctrine and practice.  We offer Christ-centered worship through traditional liturgy and the proclamation of Grace alone, Scripture alone, and Faith alone.

 As Lutherans, we profess to be "Confessional." Christ Lutheran Church holds to the Lutheran Confessions as the correct interpretation and presentation of Biblical doctrine. Contained in The Book of Concord: The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, these statements of belief were put into writing by church leaders during the 16th century. (The simplest of these is Luther's Small Catechism.) The Augsburg Confession gives more detail on what Lutherans believe. 

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 We invite you to explore our site and contact us if you have any questions.

May the Lord of the Church bless you in all you do!


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Christ Lutheran Church
6700 NW 72nd St.
Platte Woods, Missouri 64151-1600
Phone 816-741-0483
Regular Schedule  


  • 9:15 AM - Adult Bible Study
  • 8:00 AM - Divine Worship Service - Holy Communion: 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays
  • 9:30 AM - Adult Bible Class in Sanctuary
  • 10:45 AM - Late Service - Holy Communion: 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays


  • 7:00 PM - Wednesday Evening Service
  • 4:30 PM - Weekday School / Catechism Instruction (during the school year)

Offering Envelopes are Available

Please pick up your offering envelopes on the tables outside the Sanctuary.

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