NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVING MONTH! Palos Hospital wants to honor all
family caregivers for their dedication and compassionate care. In recognizing that caregiving for
a family member can be overwhelming and stressful at times, we are here to offer support in our
newly opened Caregiver Resource Center. Located off the hospital main lobby, the Caregiver
Resource Center is a safe, friendly oasis, a non-clinical place for caregivers to ask questions,
discuss thoughts, share concerns and receive emotional support. In addition, the center will
have pertinent caregiving information, including information on dementia, safety, self-care and
support groups. This is a complimentary service offered to all family caregivers in the
community. The Caregiver Resource Center is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., no
appointment is needed. Phone support is available during the same hours at 708-923-4970.
NAMI WORKSHOP ABOUT GRIEF, LOSS, AND MENTAL ILLNESS Whether you or a loved
one have or do not have a diagnosable mental illness, have you ever just wondered why you
feel the way you feel sometimes? This workshop is designed to inform, empower, provide
support, educate, and give insight to feelings and issues around Grief, Loss, Bereavement, and
Mental Illness, and will be offered on Friday, November 30, at 6:30, at Christ Lutheran Church.
This workshop is free and sponsored by NAMI (Nat’l Alliance on Mental Illness) . For more
information, please contact Marianne at Marianne.firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-335-4008.
VOTERS’ MEETING The final Voters’ Meeting for 2018 will be held on Sunday, December 9,
following the 11:00 worship service. Parish officers will be elected and other congregational
business will be addressed. All communicant members of Christ Lutheran Church, 18 years of
age and older, are eligible and encouraged to vote. Church Council will meet on Tuesday,
December 4, at 6:30.
GPS IN CHRIST: NAVIGATING THROUGH GRIEF Class meets this Thursday, November 15,
from 10:30 to 12:00, in the Office Conference Room. If you are experiencing grief from the
loss of a loved one, this group may be for you. God’s Grace, Peace and Strength (GPS) will
enable us to rebalance our life after the death of someone who was a big part of our life. This is
a support group; come meet with others who are going through what you are, and we will
journey together. For information, contact the office at 708-349-0431 or talk to Pastor Ray.
- On Wednesday, November 14, we will meet for a mini-class at 4:45, pizza supper at
5:25, trip to Tinley Court Seniors Residence at 6:00 for singing and Thanksgiving visit.
We will return to church by 7:20. Each student is to bring $5 for pizza and pop and gifts
for 4 to 5 residents (small plates of cookies, Thanksgiving greeting cards, small bunches
of flowers (divide bouquets) and the like). Please contact the Church Office, 708-
349-0431 if you can help drive students to and from the event.
- Classes will not meet on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 21. Worship
services will be held that day at 11:00 and 7:00.
CHRISTMAS EVE CHILDREN’S ORCHESTRA Hey kids (7 th grade and older) ! Sign up to play for
the Christmas Eve Family Service, Monday, December 24, at 4:00. Practice will be on
Saturday, December 22, at 10:00. Please sign-up on the bulletin board by the gym.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM The Sunday School Christmas Program
will be held on Saturday, December 15, during the 5:00 p.m. worship service. Two
rehearsals are scheduled: Saturday, December 1 (grades 1-6) , from 9:00 to 10:30, and
Saturday, December 8 (all students) , from 10:00 to 12:00. The annual Christmas party will
follow the rehearsal on December 8 (approximately 12:00 to 1:00) . All Sunday School students are
welcomed to participate.
DOOR OFFERING Following services on December 1 and 2, a Love Door Offering will be
received to support St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church & Soup Kitchen (Pilsen-Chicago) . Checks
should be made payable to Christ Lutheran and earmarked “Soup Kitchen”. Ron Weber and
George Zoellick will direct this project.
LCFS ANGEL TREE Donation “Angels” will be available beginning Saturday, November 17.
Givers are to choose and sign out an Angel, purchase the specified gift for the child, and return
it to the Church Office unwrapped, with the Angel affixed to the gift by December 2.
All families of youth in 8th-12th grades should have received
a letter about registering for the NYG in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from July 11-15, 2019.
Although all youth have until February 7 to register, the LCMS National Office has encouraged
us to complete registration for participants who have already turned in their paperwork as soon
as possible in order to secure our spots and begin hotel registration. If you are seriously
considering registering for NYG, please submit your paperwork and deposit to the
Voyagers mailbox by November 18th. If you are interested in attending but cannot commit to
registering at this time, please contact Kathi Sterling at email@example.com or (708)371-3672.
Christians Helping Others In Communities Everywhere Bakers will be
making pies on Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17. The baking of apple, cherry and
pumpkin pies will be done on Friday and Saturday beginning at 9:00 (lunch will be provided) . Kids
are definitely welcome to bake with us on Saturday, but they must sign up and need to be
accompanied by a parent. The pies will be sold after all services on Saturday, November 17,
and Sunday, November 18. A sign-up board is located in the Fireside Room.
OFFICE HOURS will vary over the next five weeks. If you need to come to the office after 3:00,
please call to ensure someone will be here to let you in.
If you have not picked up your loved one’s banner that was displayed
on All Saints’ Sunday, you can pick them up from the Church Office.
The LWML of Christ Lutheran Church and the LWML members worldwide thank
you for your generous donations. Our ingathering for 2018 totaled $1,125, exceeding our goal!
Thank you! Your mites will be used all around the world!
Ushers are needed to serve at our two Thanksgiving Eve services,
Wednesday, November 21, at 11:00 and 7:00. A sign-up sheet is located on the table in the
narthex, or you can contact the Church Office.
Dr. Burreson is the Professor of Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary, St.
Louis; he is also an Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Dean of the
Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. He teaches courses on the confessions,
systematics, religious bodies, Byzantine theology and many different courses in
worship. Along with his ministerial degrees, he holds a PhD from University of Notre
Dame and a Bachelor’s Degree from Valparaiso. Dr. Burreson is brother and uncle
to members Kathi and Christian Sterling and family and son to frequent guest Sue.
WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER GROUP continues this Wednesday, November 14,
Class begins at 9:30 in the Office Conference Room. For this week: Ruth 4:1 and pages 119
and following in the book.
SUNDAY ADULT BIBLE CLASS meets this Sunday, November 11, beginning at 9:30, for the
Lutheran Child & Family Services presentation “See the Change”. This week, class will be
held downstairs in Fellowship Hall.
Christians Helping Others In Communities Everywhere Bakers will be making pies on Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17. The baking of apple, cherry and pumpkin pies will be done on Friday and Saturday beginning at 9:00 (lunch will be provided). Kids are definitely welcome to bake with us on Saturday, but they must sign up and need to be accompanied by a parent. The pies will be sold after all services on Saturday, November 17, and Sunday, November 18. Sign-up coming soon!
It’s time for the fall cleanup! Weather permitting, please remove all summer decorations by November 1. Stones, lava rocks, edgings, candles, wire holders, pottery, etc. that can be broken or caught in the lawnmowers is prohibited and should be removed. Christ Lutheran Cemetery is located at 14700 S. 82nd Avenue, Orland Park. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Janice Cowhey at 708-870-3000.