Faith Lutheran Church (Oak Lawn) invites you to their Voices Raised to You We Offer Organ Dedication & Hymn Festival on Sunday, May 6, beginning at 3:00. Join them for this “Lessons and Carols” style service that includes readings and hymns from throughout the church year. Pastor Mark Birkholz will be serving as Homilist, and Christ Lutheran’s Carl Lisius is one of the featured organists. Refreshments will immediately follow. For more information, contact Faith Lutheran Church at 708-424-1059.
The Village of Orland Park Veterans Commission is teaming up with The Stone Church and Kruse’s Krew for its next care package collection for U.S. military personnel. Volunteers will accept monetary and item donations on Sunday, April 29, from 12:00 to 3:00 at the Orland Veterans Center, 15045 West Avenue. Monetary donations will be accepted to offset the nearly $20 per package cost for shipping. Checks can be made payable to the Village of Orland Park Veterans Commission. The community is asked to drop off items that will be assembled and shipped to military personnel by Kruse’s Krew. This organization was created by Vietnam War Veteran Jim Kruse. Kruse served in the U.S. Army where he was as a teletype and cryptology equipment specialist. Kruse formed the organization to combat the feeling of loneliness and/or depression often felt by soldiers while serving. A complete list of items is available at the village hall and on the village’s website at https://goo.gl/CFY7DS. Questions may be directed to the Village of Orland Park Veterans Commission at 708/403-6115.
St. Paul Lutheran Church (Oak Lawn) invites you, your family, and friends to come to their annual German Fest on Saturday, April 28, from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. Doors open at 4:30, and a delicious German-style dinner is served from 5:00 to 7:00. The entertainment is the authentic German band, “Paloma.” Admission to attend the event without eating is $7.00. Pre-event tickets are $15.00 and are on sale through April 25. Ticket price includes the cost of admission plus $9.00 in food and beverage tickets. Ticket prices at the door are $16.00. Come early to get a good seat! It’s going to be “Wunderbar!” For more information or to order tickets, call the church office at 708-423-1040.
The next meeting of the Call Committee will be Thursday, April 26, at 7:00.
A CLC member is in need of a ride to church on Sunday mornings for the 11:00 worship service. Orland Park area, near 143rd Street & 88th Avenue. If you are willing to help, please contact Marlene at 708-460-8816.
With praise to God, we rejoice in the baptism of Nolan Lee Wheeler, son of David and Jennifer Wheeler (Gerwatowski). Pastor Rohlfs will conduct the baptism on Sunday, April 15, during the 11:00 worship service. Matthew Gerwatowski and Carrie Motisi will vow and serve as Nolan’s godparents.
Thank you to our members who have taken advantage of the Thrivent Choice Program through Thrivent Financial. This month we received $1,044.00. If you are member of Thrivent and would like information, call 1-800-847-4836.
In anticipation of the upcoming congregational survey, if you have not shared your email address with the church office and would like to receive the survey online, please email email@example.com and provide them your email address. You can also fill out the email section on the “Welcome-Communion Sheet” found in your bulletin, and drop it in the collection plate. We would like all email addresses by Friday, April 27. If you do not have an email address, no worries; paper copies of the survey will be available. If you have any questions, please see Jan Johnson.
WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE & PRAYER GROUP meets this Wednesday, April 18, at 9:30, with page 116 and following in Grace: A Bible Study on Ephesians for Women and Ephesians 5:15ff.
► The Women’s Scripture & Prayer Group is taking their field trip this year to visit the Brauer Museum of Art and the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University. The group will gather at church on Wednesday, June 13, at 8:30, and leave at 8:45 for guided tours to begin at 10:00. Lunch will follow at a restaurant in Valparaiso. We hope to return by 3:15. A limited number of guests will be welcome to join the WSPG for this faithful experience. Guests can secure a spot by phoning the Church Office.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY resumes this Sunday, April 15, at 9:30, downstairs in Fellowship Hall.
Recently, Pastor Ray has been asked by a number of people about joining Christ Lutheran. What a blessing to welcome new members! As a result, he has scheduled a FCS (Faith & Congregation Seminar) to meet on Wednesdays, July 18 and 25, from 6:00 to 8:30, beginning with a soup and sandwich fellowship. The class will review the basics of our Christian Faith, the specifics of Lutheranism, and the history, life, and values of Christ Lutheran congregation. Because of the seminar format, pre-registration and pre-seminar preparations are required. To register, please phone the Church Office and speak with Jamie at 708-349-0431. The class will prepare both those without and with Lutheran background for membership here.
A Rummage & Bake Sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 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. Everyone in the congregation is invited to supply baked goods. Donations can be dropped off in the kitchen on Thursday, April 26.
The OWLS meeting will be held on Thursday, April 12. We will sort rummage beginning at 9:00 and will have our meeting beginning at 11:00, with a guest speaker who will discuss the new shingles vaccine. We will enjoy a light lunch after the meeting. Guests and helpers are always welcome!
- Our next sort date will be Thursday, April 19, at 9:00.
Our next event is Feed My Starving Children on Saturday, April 28. All confirmation students, LYTES, Voyagers, and their families are invited to participate. We will meet at church at 10:00 to carpool to Aurora where we will serve from 11:30 to 1:00. We will eat lunch in Aurora and return to church around 3:00. Pre-registration for this event is required in order to register with FMSC and ensure we have enough drivers for carpooling. Please contact Kathi Sterling to register for FMSC by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (708) 371-3672.
The Zone 25 Spring Rally will be held on Saturday, April 21, at Immanuel Lutheran Church (Mokena). Registration and “Coffee and” will begin at 8:30. Pastor Richard Schauer will lead a Bible study/devotion on “Transforming Joy” from Psalm 95:1. The comfort dogs and K-9 care dogs will be our “speakers” at the rally. A “Gifts from the Heart” ingathering of small baby items for the neighborhood outreach at St. Paul (Mt. Prospect) will be held as well as a hands-on mission project. New and gently used quality items are being requested for the Silent Auction. The rally will conclude at 12:00. Mark the date and plan on enjoying a morning with your Lutheran sisters. See Arlene Gronwold with any questions.
Sign up to be a SUMMER SERVANT for VBS 2018! We need ALL of you – adults and teens – to help in many different areas! So sign up today to volunteer! Teen servants will be LIMITED to teens who have completed 7th grade and older (no exceptions!).
The OWLS will be celebrating 27 years of fellowship and service with an Anniversary Luncheon on Sunday, May 6, at Hackney’s (9550 W. 123rd St., Palos Park). OWLS members and their guests may purchase tickets for $20 per person, due by April 25th. Please see Diane Linkowski for tickets.
Join us on Tuesday, May 22, at 6:00, for our Mother/Daughter Banquet, “A Star Spangled Banquet.” Entertainment will be our own Cherub and Youth Choirs performing the musical “Salute to America”. Watch for more information.
The next meeting of the Book Club will be on Tuesday, April 24, at 7:15. We will discuss “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio. For May: “Angels: God’s Secret Agents” by Billy Graham.
The Quilters are in need members to help create quilts for Lutheran World Relief (LWR). The only requirements are that you love talking, drinking coffee, and are able to tie knots with yarn. Please consider joining this worthwhile ministry every Tuesday morning any time between 9:00 and noon in Fellowship Hall. We look forward to seeing you there!