4/22 Painting Party Coming Soon…


A reminder, the Painting Party (sponsored by the Luther’s Ladies Circle) is next Sunday, April 22nd from 2:00 — 4:00 p.m. Orders for your items have been turned in. Bring your money ($20.00) for each item you ordered. Light snacks will be provided. See you next Sunday for an afternoon of fun in Fellowship Hall.

Youth Gathering Update


As the weather starts to warm, we realize that summer and the National Youth Gathering is fast approaching. Due to the generosity of our church family, we have our airline tickets and down payment of our registration and hotel rooms paid for. At present, that leaves $3640.00 in our bank account with the following due: Registration completion ($2600.00, due by May 15th , the balance of the hotel rooms (due upon check out) $4914.00, for a total due of $7,514.00. This leaves us $3,874.00 left to raise. We will have one more event at which you can donate towards our cause. On the next 5th Sunday, April 29th, we will host a baked spaghetti plate sale after the combined worship service. We do ask for your support of these events. As always, any other donations would be greatly appreciated. This event is always a highlight for the youth and your generosity and support is a reflection of the love you have for our young people. Thanks again from all of the participants: Wyatt and Bowen Strang, Felder and Davis Fogle, Bree and Chase Plesko, Katie Fischer, Kathleen Dial, Krista Spoores, Max Roehrs, Pastor and Beth Fischer and Amy Goodson.

Why Is That Dead Tree in the Church?

Why Is That Dead Tree in the Church?
You can’t help but notice the “dead” tree covered in caterpillars which have appeared in the Sanctuary. You may question -why is it here or what is it about?
This is a project between the LCY and the Sunday School children. Before we began making these creations, we discussed how things are different in both the church and nature this time of year. We discussed how there are some things “sleeping” in our worship such as the use of Alleluias. We also talked about how everything in our yards such as the grass and trees look dead but they too are just “sleeping”. We discussed how some of God’s creatures such as caterpillars make cocoons. Although we might think they are dead, they actually have rebirth as a butterfly.
This tree is actually here to help each of us to remember that while the weather often is cool and gray and the grass is brown and the trees bare, there is the hope that Spring is coming! Bulbs are blooming and the days are getting longer. Just as we have hope for Spring, Lent gives us a time to hope for Easter and the promise that the resurrection brings.
Just as the change of seasons brings surprises, ke

ep watching the tree thru the Lenten season —there are more surprises to come!

Good Friday changes


WELCA Foothills Spring Conference

WELCA Foothills Spring Conference

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has not pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?  Dear children, letu us not love, in word or speech, but in truth and action.   1 John 3 16-18

Our speaker will be Cindy Sanders, Executive Director with Pickens County Habitat for Humanity and a member of University Lutheran.  Our church plays an important role in helping support the ministry of the work that is done by this very worthwhile organization.  The Pickens County Habitat for Humanity is part of the global, non-profit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seek to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope.



  • Welcome – Pastor Jon Heiliger
  • Guest Speaker – Cindy Sanders/Rosey Davis
  • Lunch
  • Business Session
  • Door Prizes

University Lutheran Church

111 Sloan Street, Clemson, SC 29631

Please RSVP by March 10, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Please Contact Roz Eckardt: 225-3810 or eckardt536@charter.net if you will be attending and for carpooling information.


During Lent many use this time to practice “giving up” something while others may practice “taking up” something. What if you could do both? This Lenten season, the Health Ministry Committee invites you to “take up” healthy eating while “giving up some” of the ingredients and cooking practices that make our food less healthy. Starting Sunday, February 11th, every week, there will be a week’s worth of recipes available from the “Seasoning Lent” cookbook from Church Health. This cookbook includes healthy recipes, reflections, and prayer. The recipes are not only healthy but also easy and family friendly. These weekly packets of recipes will be in the Narthex each Sunday. Please take one per family. Please let Amy Goodson know if more copies are needed. Also, we will be starting a Lenten walking devotional starting Saturday, February 17th at 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Please contact Amy Goodson if you are interested in participating and if you need a devotional.

Sunday February 18th LCY church youth project

The LCY will be working with the children of the church during the Sunday School hour on
Sunday, February 18th on a special Lenten project.
All youth and children will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45 a.m.

February 11th Bold Women Day

Bold Women Day is coming up on February 11th. It is a celebration of women within the ELCA and specifically within HTLC. Please join us as we honor the women of the church.

Youth Activities for December2017

12/6 – Put up and decorate the Chrismon tree after the midweek Advent worship service.
12/16 — Christmas Party at the Goodson Farm at 5:00 p.m. (note the date change). This will be for all current and past LCY members! Come join the fun and bring a $10.00 gift to exchange.
12/20 – Prepare supper for mid-week Advent meal. Mrs. Goodson will call/email/text you with your assigned item. Please have your item at the church by 4:00 p.m. when we will start cooking. If you can’t be there at 4:00 p.m., be there as soon as you can. We will need some kids and adults to stay to clean up.

Thank you from the youth group

On Reformation Sunday, by providing a fifth Sunday meal, our Youth raised a total of $867.00 to help with the cost of The Youth Gathering next year. Our thanks to all of the parents, grandparents and friends and especially our church family for your generous donations! Amy Goodson

Revamping of the Visitation Committee

Revamping of Committee
We are in the process of starting back up the Visitation Committee. We are looking for a handful of folks who have a calling to visit our homebound members and occasionally to visit those in the hospital. Meetings would be minimum. The emphasis of this committee will be to work hand-in-hand with Pastor Fischer in these areas of ministry. If you are interested, simply contact the pastor via email, cell phone, or in person.