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  January 2021  
Upcoming Events


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
South LoungeWalther Room (outside the Ephphatha room)


  • 2020 Christmas Altar
  • 2020 Christmas Sanctuary
  • 2020 Christmas Sanctuary
  • 2020 Children's Christmas Program
  • 2020 Children's Christmas Program


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.

Dear Church-family

We are still in the glow of Christmas on this New Year’s Eve. May God and His peace rest upon your and yours.

Did you get any “surprises” for Christmas? Sometimes a surprise is… well… a nice surprise. Other times unexpected gifts may not be so welcomed. I suppose it all depends on what we get as a “surprise.”

Sometimes religions talk about surprises. But the message of Christmas—Good Friday—Easter is different. The Bible isn't about Karma or we would all be “Karmalized.” The Bible isn't about religion or we would all be religiously inadequate. The Bible isn't about surprises that come from humanity’s best efforts, because even those last merely for a time. No, the Bible's message is one, big, grace-filled surprise that God Himself promised and then delivered on in the person and work of Jesus for each one of us.
The angel says it loudly and clearly to Mary: "You will…give birth to a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great. He will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end" (Luke 1:31-33, ESV).
That first Christmas began with a huge surprise. The God who created the very heavens and the earth was concerned not just for the powerful people of the world, but for all people. Mary may have been most surprised of all that God would concern Himself with someone like her. She was surprised, but she believed. Today, don't just be surprised by that grace this Christmas; believe it for yourself and put your trust in the one born in the manger for you.

In Christ's Service,
Pastor Arnold


Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases as well as new health orders for Kansas City and Platte County, the Elders Committee, by recommendation of the Board of Directors, has implemented the following:

  • Until further notice, masks must be worn at all times while moving about the building AND while in your seat.
  • Please wear your mask to Communion and remove it only while you are taking Communion. Return your mask to its original position after receiving Communion.
  • Make sure to sign up for Sunday/Wednesday Services. Our maximum number is 90 attendees. We will have Advent and Christmas signups available soon. Check the website at for information.
  • Please continue to maintain 6 feet of social distancing (between family groups) while interacting in the Narthex and while seated in the sanctuary.
  • 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 that came out last week. Again, thank you for your cooperation.

Please remember to sign up BEFORE attending church services.

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!

Visit Coronavirus updates to see the latest communications from our Pastors. To join the Coronavirus & Church Updates email distribution list, you can sign up under the "Join a Mailing List" module on the homepage or email the church at

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. 

Our parish is diverse in age and background and we invite you to attend family-oriented Sunday morning or Wednesday evening worship services, events, and other opportunities as a guest or to join us as a member of our church family.  More information on Christian education, youth activities, opportunities to get involved with the church, as well as visiting, communing, and joining can be found here.

 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!


Contact Us  
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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