Everyone is welcome to join us in the gym on Sunday, February 16, at 6:30, as we gather together for a fun game of Nerf Blast! Nerf guns have been ordered (more can be ordered if numbers are high), we just ask if you plan to come, let us know so we have enough Nerf toy guns ready. Open to everyone in the congregation…invite your friends! Pizza and snack will also be provided.
The Super Bowl Sub Sandwich Fundraiser is coming up on Sunday, February 2, and we need your help! We are raising funds exciting youth group events. Please join us for fun and fellowship as we assemble and sell sub sandwiches on Saturday, February 1, from 3:30 to 6:00. Then again we will need help on Sunday, February 2, from 7:45 to 11:00, selling sandwiches to hungry members of the congregation. We can use your help for the whole time or part of the time. If you have any questions, please contact Kathi Sterling at email@example.com.
The Alpha Alumni Chapter of Beta Sigma Psi-National Lutheran Fraternity is offering a $1,500 scholarship given out to a Lutheran male freshman attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Fall 2020. There is no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi or be related to a member of the fraternity to receive this award. Runner-ups may be eligible for $500. Our scholarship application may be found online at https://forms.gle/w1ozhFanY4KeBFLbA. All applications are due March 20th, 2020. The Beta Sigma Psi Educational Foundation also offers additional scholarship and grant opportunities for members of the Lutheran community. These opportunities can be found here http://wp.betasigmapsi.org/scholarships-grants/high-school-scholarships/
Seeking amateur and professional cookers who have a passion to learn and cook barbecue. No experience necessary. If you want to learn how to smoke/bbq pork butts, briskets, salmon, chicken, turkey, lamb, pork & beef ribs, deviled eggs, etc…then sign on up! Eventually, our goal will be to cook quality bbq for large groups (shelters, fund raisers, emergency disaster food for victims and first responders, banquets for veterans, police officers, fire fighters, teachers, etc.). Enjoy hours of fellowship, devotion, and quality conversations led by Pastor Johnson. You can sign up by sending Pastor Johnson a text at 309- 531-4868 or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW PICTORAL DIRECTORY Don’t recognize the family sitting in front of you? Know a familiar face but not a name? Then it must be time for a new Church Directory! Are you willing to help? We need to assemble a task force for this project, so please contact Julie in the Church Office if you would be interested in participating.
This weekend is your last opportunity to get a cup of Starbucks Hot Chocolate from our Hot Chocolate Bar. Thank you for your support and generosity to our youth!
On December 19, twelve volunteers from Christ Lutheran Church delivered gifts given by members, plus items donated by UPS, to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. In addition, we delivered the very generous door offering of $2,500.00. We then joined Pastor Ray and Rev. & Mrs. Sifuentes in their Christmas devotions of scripture, songs and prayers, in both English and Spanish, as we helped to serve a hot Christmas lunch to over 100 people from the Pilsen neighborhood. Pastor Sifuentes extends his sincere thanks to all of the members of CLC for their gifts, prayers and very generous financial support to keep his ministry alive and effective. Many of our volunteers asked if we could serve more than once a year. We have now received additional clothing to take to St. Matthew and, after checking with Rev. Sifuentes, he could use our help to serve lunch on Thursday, January 23. If you are interested in helping, please call George Zoellick (708) 363-4209. We will meet at CLC at 10:15a and will return by 3:00p. Sincere thanks to all of the volunteers. ~ George
ST. MATTHEW’S SERVING OPPORTUNITY We have received additional clothing to take to St. Matthew and, after checking with Rev. Sifuentes, he could use our help to serve lunch this Thursday, January 23. If you are interested in helping, please call George Zoellick (708) 363- 4209. We will meet at CLC at 10:15 and will return by 3:00.
FAITH AND CONGREGATION CLASS begins this Sunday, January 19, from 11:00 to 12:30 in the office conference room. The class will review the basics of our Christian Faith, Lutheranism, and the specifics of Christ Lutheran congregation. The class will prepare both those without and with Lutheran background for membership here; it will also help nonconfirmed high school / college students to join the life of the congregation. Class continues on Sundays, January 26 and February 2.
Shepard High School (Palos Heights) presents “A Little Bit of Germany” on Saturday, February 1, from 4:00 to 8:00. Tickets include bratwurst, sauerkraut, and German potato salad. The German band Paloma will provide entertainment at the event. The cost is $10/adults and $5/children 12 and under. Proceeds will support the Shepard students hosting German exchange students and Shepard students traveling to Germany. For tickets contact Kathi Sterling at 708-371-3672 or by email at email@example.com.
Orland Township is hosting the 3rd Annual Souper Bowl Challenge on Saturday, February 1. Kick-off Super Bowl weekend by joining us! We are seeking soup cooks! Each participating cook is to prepare 1.5 gallons of their best soup for the competition and an additional batch, which will be donated to a local soup kitchen or shelter. This is a great event to give back to the community! If you have any questions or to register, please contact Lindsay Trost at LindsayT@orlandtownship.org or (708) 403-4222.
Do you have an artistic eye that you would love to share with our church? This Lenten season use your skills for photography and submit a digital picture that best represents an aspect of the Christian faith and a connection to Christ Lutheran Church or surrounding area. No family portraits, pet photos, or selfies. Three categories will be announced at a later date. Winners of this contest will have their digital photo printed on a large canvas and displayed on the walls of Christ Lutheran. This contest is open to everyone.
DO YOU HAVE YOUR TICKET FOR THE ARK? We have a tentative month planned for a potential church trip down to see the life size Ark in Kentucky. Would you be interested in going? Family? Friends? Please contact Pastor Chuck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ERIN’S AAIM FOR CHANGE DONATION DRIVE If you would like to make a donation (through January 30, 2020), checks should be made payable to The Erin Olmsted Scholarship Fund and 2 mailed to: The Erin Olmsted Scholarship Fund, 15336 Teebrook Drive, Orland Park, 60462, or donate on-line with a credit card at www.erinsaaimforchange.org Information/donation brochures are located on the narthex table.
Each month we gather many canned goods for Loaves and Fishes. Let’s start this year with a hefty goal, more than 500 lbs! Beginning January 26, let us dig a bit deeper and make a huge donation of non-perishable food items (no glass please). This is a great way to get your family involved in helping those in need.
CLEWS REGISTRATION FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR Members of Christ Lutheran Church may register for the THREE AND FOUR YEAR OLD PRESCHOOL PROGRAM starting NOW! Being a Christ Lutheran member, your child will have first choice of class times and days. Registration packets are available in the CLEWS office or the Church Office. As soon as your application and registration fee are received, you will be contacted. Open Registration begins on Sunday, January 26, so take advantage of this early opportunity to enroll your child before all classes fill up! Call Patti Bareither at 708-448-2614 if you have any questions, or contact the CLEWS office directly at 708-349-0171. Open Houses: January 26, 10:30 to 1:00, and January 28, 5:00 to 7:00
LOAVES AND FISHES is our monthly effort to collect food for area food pantries. Pick up your Loaves and Fishes this weekend and remember this important ministry when you do your shopping! NO GLASS JARS PLEASE!
On Saturday, January 4, 2020, the Olmsted family, along with Sandburg Gymnastics, will be hosting The Erin Olmsted Memorial Gymnastics Invitational, from 10:00 to 1:30, in the West Gym of Andrew High School. All monies raised from ticket sales to this event will support the Erin E. Olmsted Scholarships as well as the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists. ► If you would like to make a donation (now through January 30, 2020), checks should be made payable to The Erin Olmsted Scholarship Fund and mailed to: The Erin Olmsted Scholarship Fund, 15336 Teebrook Drive, Orland Park, 60462, or donate on-line with a credit card at www.erinsaaimforchange.org Information/donation brochures are located on the narthex table.
EASY, SECURE GIVING DURING OUR STEWARDSHIP DRIVE During our stewardship drive, we ask that you consider making a one-time donation or set up a recurring payment using our eGiving methods. It only takes a few seconds to make a weekly offering, give during our stewardship drive. Thank you for your generosity and support as we move toward this season of gratitude. Visit christlutheranorland.com and click our “Make Donation” button, or download the “GivePlus” mobile app.
LWML MITES Thank you for your continued support of the vital mission work of the LWML by gathering your pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters! Our goal is $1,000 again this year. Please return your mite boxes to the designated purple box in the narthex and help us reach our goal! We appreciate your generosity!
LOAVES AND FISHES is our monthly effort to collect food for area food pantries. During the month of September we collected 390 POUNDS of food! This month’s donations were given to St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Midlothian. Pick up your Loaves and Fishes this weekend and remember this important ministry when you do your shopping!