On Sunday, June 9, at 11:30, we will have our semi-annual Voters’ Meeting. The meeting will be held in Fellowship Hall. Members of the congregation who are 18 years of age and older are encouraged to come and join in the decision-making process. ► Church Council will meet on Tuesday, June 4, at 6:30.
A play group for children ages 0-3! This interactive play group for children and parents (or other favorite adults) will be led by Patti Bareither, CLEWS Director, on Fridays, September 13, 20, and 27, from 9:30 to 11:30. The group will meet downstairs in the classrooms at Christ Lutheran Church. For more information or to register for this fun group, pick up the form available on the narthex table.
On Monday, May 27, we will have the annual Memorial Day service at 10:00 at Christ Lutheran Cemetery. The Memorial Day service will include a ceremony by the American Legion Orland Memorial Post #111 honoring the veterans buried there. We will also include the names of the sainted whose remains were interred at Christ Cemetery during the last year. Please enter the cemetery from the south driveway and park in the spaces nearby. If you would like to sit during the service, please bring a lawn chair.
Immanuel Lutheran Preschool (Mokena) is in need of a teaching assistant to begin in August, 2019. The position would be Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 to 12:00, and additional hours for continuing education, staff meetings, and special events. This job requires taking care of physical, emotional, and social needs of children ages 2 1/2 to 5. For more information, call 708-479-5600; to apply, email your resume to Linda Marquardt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Diefenthaler Foundation for Professional Church Workers was established in August 1983 as a testimonial to † Mark Diefenthaler and his ministry as Director of Christian Education at Christ Lutheran. Scholarships from the fund are available to students preparing for full-time church work. Applications are available in the Church Office. Applicants must reapply every year. Applications are due by June 30.
The summer worship schedule begins Saturday, May 25, and continues through Sunday, September 1. The Saturday worship service will be at 5:00, and Sunday services will be held at 8:00 and 10:00. ☼ Beginning Friday, May 24, the Church Office will begin summer hours. The Church Office will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 to 5:00, and on Fridays from 8:30 to 3:00.
A Memorial Service will be held for † George Olmsted on Saturday, May 25, at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Rohlfs will conduct the service at Christ Lutheran Church. George, father of Gerry (Sandy) Olmsted, died on Sunday, April 7.
A Memorial Service will be held for † Bobbi Scott on Saturday, May 18, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church in Orland Park. Bobbi, mother-in-law of Janet († Donald) Scott, died on Tuesday, April 16.
CONFIRMATION PRACTICE/PICTURE The confirmation class picture and practice is this Wednesday, May 15. Class photo will be taken by Wehmeier Portraits from 4:45 to 4:55. Students need to bring their robes, lightly ironed, and wear appropriate apparel and shoes. Practice for the Rite of Confirmation will immediately follow and conclude by 5:45.
PICTURE AND PRACTICE – Wednesday, May 15, 4:45 to 6:00. Please wear your confirmation robes and nice shoes.
CONFIRMATION COMMUNION SERVICE – Sunday, May 19, 11:00 worship service.
DIRECT BURIALS AT ABRAHAM LINCOLN CEMETERY The 2019 dates for direct burial at
Abraham Lincoln Cemetery are Tuesday, January 8, Thursday, April 11, Friday, July 12, and
Monday, October 21, 2019. All services begin at 9:00a in Shelter C. The public is invited to
CLEWS REGISTRATION FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR Registration packets are available
in the CLEWS office or the Church Office. Only a few spots remain for both the THREE and
FOUR programs! Enroll your child before all classes are full! Call Patti Bareither at 708-448-
2614 if you have any questions, or contact the CLEWS office directly at 708-349-0171.
CLEWS is in need of cylindrical salt boxes for a February project. Please save your
empty salt containers and bring them to a CLEWS classroom or the Church Office!
Thanks for your help!
Our children’s music ministry is in desperate need of more registered members! Please help us continue this wonderful program. We are in need of: JR. CHIMERS: Grades 2-8. Practices begin Tuesday, September 12, in the sanctuary, 5:00 to 6:00. CHERUB CHOIR: Grades K-4. Practices begin Wednesday, September 13, in the music room, 5:00 to 5:45. YOUTH CHOIR: Grades 5-8. Practices begin Wednesday, September 13, in the music room, 6:00 to 6:45. For more information, contact Sandra Knopp in the Church Office.
We have available Military Challenge Edition Bibles for our military family members and friends. Please take a copy from the table near the military photo board and give it to your service member. They are provided free of charge in appreciation for our service men and women. Should you wish to make a donation to support this Bible distribution, please make a check payable to Christ Lutheran Church, earmarked “Pastoral Ministry Resources.”
Thank you to everyone who continues to crochet shawls for our Prayer Shawl Ministry. ► If you drop off a completed shawl in the Church Office, we ask you please put your name on it so we can thank you for your hard work and dedication to this ministry.
“JUST 3” – A CLASS AT CLEWS If your child missed the September 1 cut-off for 3-year old preschool, no need to worry!! Just after your child turns 3, they can begin the “Just 3” program at CLEWS…starting with a birthday celebration! This program will help your child develop social skills, build self-confidence, follow directions, and much more, as well as participate in activities that are age-appropriate and geared toward their developmental levels. For more information or to enroll contact CLEWS at 708-349-0171.
THE STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE has so many ideas for growth, but we need YOU to make it happen! If you are a high school student who knows your way around a website (or you know someone who is!) we could use your help in keeping the church website updated. We are also always in need of new voices for our newsletter articles. No professional writing experience is needed to work as part of our team; topics are decided on collectively and editing help is given along the way. We just need you and your desire to help us reach out to our congregation! Contact Barb at email@example.com if you can help with either area or if you have any article ideas you would like to see us cover. Also, don’t forget to check out our updated on-line calendar at www.christlutheranorland.com to keep up on church events. If you can’t get our emailed version of the newsletter, be sure to look for hard-copies on the narthex table.
NOAH’S NURSERY will be resuming after the first of the year when our new coordinator has an opportunity to recruit and train volunteers. In the meantime, two cry room areas with service on closed-circuit television are available for children and their parents who need to worship away from the sanctuary: downstairs in the northwest corner of the sanctuary basement and also in the Fireside Room annex. GRANDPARENTS…PARENTS…YOUTH Please help serve some of the littlest members of our congregation and give their parents time to worship too! If you would like to serve as a volunteer in our nursery, please contact Monica Stampanato..
FUNERAL INFORMATION Several copies of the “Funerals/Memorial Services at Christ Lutheran” packet that Pastor Ray has prepared for families with whom he ministers are available on the narthex table this weekend. If we run out, request a copy in the church office or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The cemetery has new signs at the entrance and exit driveways, also a one-way sign. The Cemetery Board is grateful to Dennis Smith, Dale Marsh and Mike Kut for their help installing them. Everyone is encouraged to drive there (located at 147th and 82nd Avenue) to see how neat and attractive our little church cemetery is.