Calvary Church (Orland Park) welcomes Fernando Ortega on Saturday, March 23. Doors open at 6:00, and the concert begins at 7:00. General Admission is $17; VIP Tickets (including access to post-concert Meet-and-Greet) are $39. Buy your tickets at www.1160hope.com/concert.
Are you weary of winter? Tired of ice and snow? Don’t worry about planning an expensive trip to the islands….the OWLS are bringing the Royale Polynesian Revue to perform at Christ Lutheran Church! Enjoy Polynesian costumes, music and dance, and a delicious catered lunch. This event will be held on Thursday, May 9, at 11:00 (after the OWLS meeting). Tickets are $22, and everyone is welcome! (Please purchase tickets by Sunday, April 28. Checks may be made out to Christ Lutheran Seniors.)
The OWLS will be celebrating 28 years of fellowship and service with an Anniversary Luncheon on Sunday, May 5, at Jenny’s Steak House (11041 Menard Avenue, Chicago Ridge). OWLS members and their guests may purchase tickets for $21 per person, due by April 28. Please see Diane Linkowski for tickets.
Next meeting Thursday, April 4 (1st Thursday), at 10:00 (prior to service at 11:00). 28th Anniversary Dinner at Jenny’s Steak House on Sunday, May 5 ($21 per person). Royale Polynesian Revue on Thursday, May 9, at 11:00 ($22 per person).
NID’s “LENTEN INSPIRATION” is Saturday, March 30, here at Christ Lutheran Church. We will begin at 8:15 with Registration and fellowship and conclude at 1:15 following lunch. See Arlene Gronwold if you have any questions. Pre-registration was required.
Lenten communion services continue this Thursday, March 21, at 11:00 (a lunch after) and 7:00, under the theme: “Beatitudes of Promise.” Lenten services will continue on Thursdays, March 28, April 4 and 11. The evening Lent services will take place in Duehr Memorial Chapel.
WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER GROUP continues this Wednesday, March 20, with our study of Judges. For next class, we will pick up at Judges 6:17 and page 22 in the book.
The VBS Lead Crew will have its first meeting on Tuesday, March 19, at 5:30, in the office conference room. Sub City sandwiches will be provided. If you would like to join the 8+ members of this crew in a leadership role, you are welcome to attend this meeting. Please call or text Pastor Ray at 708-341-0431 to reserve a spot.
Calling all LYTES and VOYAGERS for Romans & Christians this Sunday, March 17, from 6:00 to 8:30. Ice cream sundaes will be served after the fun, and friends are welcome!
YOUTH ORCHESTRA Hey kids (5th Grade and older)! Sign up to play in the Easter Family Service Youth Orchestra, Sunday, April 21, at 9:00 a.m. There will be one practice on Saturday, April 20, at 10:00. Please sign up on the bulletin board by the gym.
Ushers are needed for the Maundy Thursday, April 18, and Good Friday, April 19, 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. worship services. A sign-up sheet is located on the narthex table. Ushers are also needed for the 6:30 Sunrise Service and the 9:00 Family Service on Easter Sunday, April 21. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex for you to schedule your time to serve. The ushering team of Randy Barthel will remain the same for the 11:00 Easter Festival Service.
This year’s Easter Eggstravaganza will be held on Saturday, April 13, from 10:30 to 12:00. Volunteer forms available soon. We will be stuffing eggs on Mondays, March 25 and April 1, at 6:30, downstairs in Fellowship Hall. Please come help us out…and bring a bag of candy if you can. We have many eggs to fill! We need thousands of pieces of candy, individually wrapped and small enough to fit into a plastic egg, for the Easter Eggstravaganza. Donations can be placed in the designated box in the narthex or brought to the Church Office.
The church received notice for a public hearing regarding an 11.2 acre development on the southeast corner of the mall property. President Peter Schrank or Vice President Allen Morris will attend this March 19 hearing. For more information, contact Pete through the Church Office, 708-349-0431.
Save the Date!
Portraits in Grace by Joseph M. Martin
On Good Friday, April, 19th at 7:00PM. The Christ Choir of Christ Lutheran Church will perform the Good Friday cantata, “Portraits in Grace” Written by Joseph M. Martin. This Tenebrae (a service in gradual darkness) includes choral music, hymns, narration, readings and congregation participation.
“How great is our God, the Creator! How marvelous is the art of His hands! Like a gallery of grace, God’s eternal truth is gifted to us in vivid hues of hope and assurance. Let us gather to consider His remarkable life, may our vision be renewed and may we clearly see God’s perfect portrait of grace.” Joseph M. Martin
CEMETERY SPRING CLEANUP It’s time for the spring cleanup! Weather permitting, please
remove all fall/winter decorations by March 15, before the landscapers start working at the
cemetery. Stones, lava rocks, edgings, candles, wire holders, pottery, etc. that can be broken
or caught in the lawnmowers is prohibited and should be removed. There is a sheet on the
narthex table which lists the regulations. Christ Lutheran Cemetery is located at 14700 S.
82 nd Avenue, Orland Park. If you have any questions or concerns, please email the Cemetery
Board at email@example.com.
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.”