RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE A Rummage & Bake Sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 27 (9:00 to 3:00) and 28 (9:00 to 1:00). The Rummage Sale is sponsored by the OWLS, and the Bake Sale by the Ladies Aid. ► Baked goods are needed for the Bake Sale, especially donations of homemade cookies. Everyone in the congregation is invited to supply baked goods. Donations can be dropped off in the kitchen on Thursday, September 26. ► We are in need of volunteers to help us clean up after the sale on Saturday. If you are able to help, please arrive at church at 1:00.
LADIES AID / LWML The next quarterly meeting of the Ladies Aid/LWML will be held on Wednesday, October 2, at 1:00 in the office conference room. A Bible Study from the Fall Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly will be included. Refreshments will be served. Hope you can make it! A beautiful assortment of 2020-2021 pocket planners have arrived! Check them out at the Book Shoppe or ask any member of the Ladies Aid for help. They sell for only $2.00 each.
OWLS NOTES Set-up for the rummage sale is this Monday, September 23, through Thursday, September 26. (Monday, 10:00-2:30; all other days, 9:00-2:30) Please bring a brown-bag lunch; dessert will be provided. We would greatly appreciate any help from members of the congregation. Even one or two hours would be a great help! The sale begins Friday, September 27. Please arrive between 8:30-8:45, wearing your OWLS t-shirt. RUMMAGE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22.
WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER continues this Wednesday, September 25, with our study of the book of Esther. For next time: Esther: Character Under Pressure booklet, pages 14 and following and Esther 2:8ff. You are welcome to join our growing group!
Honoring military veterans, St. Paul Lutheran Church (Oak Lawn) is hosting a free luncheon with free door prizes. Veterans, Active, Reserve, Guard, and Your one Guest are invited to join this special luncheon honoring you for your service and sacrifice. This event is being held on Saturday, October 19. Doors open at 10:30, and the luncheon will begin at 11:00. Mr. Michael Kerley, USN Veteran, will be the speaker. Reservations are required by October 14 by calling the St. Paul office at 708-423-1040.
CROP HUNGER WALK The Southwest Suburban CROP Hunger Walk is being held on Sunday, October 13. Registration will begin here at Christ Lutheran Church at 1:15 with Step-Off at 2:00. Everyone from babies in strollers to folks in their 70s and 80s can participate! You can choose the 5K Walk/Run or the “Golden Mile”. For information, visit www.crophungerwalk.org/orlandparkil.
This Sunday, September 22, following the 9:30 worship service, the OWLS and VOYAGERS will be bringing rummage from the Fellowship Hall to the gym. We could use some additional adult help! If you can spare a few minutes to help us out, please come downstairs to Fellowship Hall. Many hands make light work!
SAVE THE DATE FOR PUMPKIN PALOOZA! Our Pumpkin Palooza Picnic will be held on Sunday, October 20. So mark your calendar and plan on joining us! More information to follow.
will be held on Saturday, September 21, from 9:15 to 9:45. Training is mandatory for all new acolytes and can also serve as a refresher for current acolytes. If you cannot attend the training session, please contact Pastor Rohlfs to schedule a special time for student AND parent.
7 th AND 8TH GRADE CONFIRMATION – ALTERNATE SATURDAY CLASSES For those 7 th and 8th grade confirmation students who are unable to attend Wednesday classes, Saturday morning classes are available. The first class will be held this Saturday, September 21, and every other Saturday thereafter. Classes are from 8:15 to 9:15 in the office conference room.
Rehearsals continue this Tuesday, September 17, at 5:00. We are still in need of FOUR CHIMERS to complete the program. Kids in Grades 2 – 8, please consider joining us! To join, your child DOES NOT need to read music. I will direct and teach the fundamentals of music to your child. If your child is interested, please contact Sandy Knopp at 708-349-0431, x227, or at email@example.com.
A SPECIAL VOTER’S MEETING will be held on Sunday, September 22, following the 11:00 church service. The purpose of this meeting is to approve a candidate for our Associate Pastor position.
MOMMY/DADDY & ME continues this Friday, September 20, from 9:30 to 11:30. The group meets downstairs in the classrooms. Sign-up forms are still available on the narthex table.
We’ve heard there’s trouble at the Sleepy-Tite Factory! Workers are demanding a 7-1/2 cent pay raise! Join the OWLS on Thursday, October 10, for a bus trip to The Theatre at the Center in Munster, Indiana to see “Pajama Game.” Dinner included. OWLS $65, Guests $70 (due Sept. 15). For additional information, call Clarise Herrmann at 708-478-3711.
Join the LCMS in participating in the 2019-2021 LCMS National Offering. All gifts received go directly to the mission of the LCMS to make known the good news of Jesus Christ, joy incarnate, to the world. A flyer is available on the narthex and gym tables if you would like more information, and includes a convenient mailing envelope if you would like to make a donation.
Veterans please join your fellow veterans in Posting Colors for special occasions at church. No experience is necessary. Training will be half an hour before the service. Proper attire will be a VFW or American Legion uniform or black slacks, white shirt and military hat/cap. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex. Questions, contact Jim Baillie at 708-460-6028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.”