Shepard High School (Palos Heights) presents “A Little Bit of Germany” on Saturday, February 2, from 4:00 to 8:00. Dinner will be served from 4:00 to 7:00, and the German band Paloma will provide entertainment at the event. 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.
FRIENDSHIP FRIDAYS Faith United Methodist Church invites any young adult, 18 and over,
with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities to Friendship Fridays. Meetings are
held on the 2 nd Friday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00. There will be a short Bible story
followed by games, crafts, and fun! For more information call Liz at 708-633-6478.
We will now be meeting the FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH ONLY. Our next meeting will be Thursday, February 7, at 10:00. This is an ongoing support group; feel free to come at any time if you are grieving the death of a loved one. Questions may be directed to Donna Garrity.
All are invited to join the Stephen Ministers on Wednesday, January 23, at 10:45 in the Fireside Room for a presentation from Kathleen Beary of Palos Community Hospital. Kathleen is the Coordinator of Hospice Bereavement & Volunteer Services and Coordinator of the Caregiver Resource Center. She will provide us with information available through the hospital and our community regarding care givers, care receivers and anyone else that may have a need or interest.
WELCOMING JOY & PRAISE ON SATURDAYS! Due to popular demand, Joy & Praise will
lead worship on Saturdays once a quarter beginning on January 19 at the 5:00 service. Join us
as we praise our Lord with joyful song.
INSTALLATION OF PARISH OFFICERS This Sunday, January 13, in the 9:30 worship
service, retiring officers, newly-elected officers and re-committed church officers will be called
forward to be recognized, thanked, welcomed or installed as appropriate. The installation
service will take place at approximately 10:10.
ERIN OLMSTED SCHOLARSHIP FUND DONATION DRIVE If you would like to make a
donation (now through January 30), 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.
CLEWS REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020 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 20, 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 20, 10:30 to 1:00, and January 22, 5:00 to 7:00
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!
LUTHERAN WITNESS Don’t forget to renew your subscription or submit your new
subscription to Lutheran Witness. The cost is $16.00, and an envelope is provided in your
offering envelope packet. Deadline to subscribe is Sunday, February 17.
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
LADIES AID / LWML The next meeting of the Ladies Aid and LWML will be our Christmas party
on Wednesday, December 5, at 1:00. Ladies are reminded to bring their stocking with a
donation for the Mittens & More tree, dues for 2019, and a $10 wrapped gift for the Crazy Bunco
game. Everyone should also bring a finger food plate or a dessert to be served before the
games. Come and join the fun!
BOOK CLUB Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 7:15, in the Fireside
Room. Our book for January will be The Boys in the Cave: Deep Inside the Impossible
Rescue in Thailand, by Matt Gutman (2018). Looking to February, our book will be Places
Along the Way: Meditations on the Journey of Faith, by Martin Marty & Micah Marty.
Note of Interest: Our book for April, The House by the Side of the Road, is the story
of Frank Sanders and The Center [of Palos Heights], by Lois Lauer. Complimentary
copies of the book will be available at the February 26 th Book Club meeting.
WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER GROUP continues this Wednesday, January 16, with
our study on the Book of Judges. For this week: Judges 2: 6-23 and Chapter 1, pages 9 and
following in booklet “Judges: Returning to God.”
SUNDAY ADULT BIBLE CLASS meets this Sunday, December 9, beginning at 9:30, with
Pastor Ray Rohlfs serving as leader. Class meets in the office conference room.
STEPHEN MINISTRY The next Stephen Ministry meeting will be held on Wednesday,
November 28, at 10:45, in the Fireside Room. Please let Gerry know if you will be unable to
FAITH AND CONGREGATION CLASS concludes this Thursday, February 8, from 7:00 to 8:30, in the office conference room.
Pastor Rohlfs will lead the group in a study of Christianity from
the Lutheran perspective and in an overview of congregational life, history, and building space
at Christ Lutheran. A good review for current members, the class also enables those from non-
Lutheran backgrounds to join the congregation if they choose to do so. A sample class book is
on the narthex table. Class will continue on January 25, February 1, and February 8.
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!
Next Sunday, January 21, during the 9:30 worship, we are
blessed to commission Tammy Marr as a new Stephen Minister to Christ Lutheran Church.
Stephen Ministers provide one-on-one, Christ-centered care to people experiencing grief,
unemployment, hospitalization, loneliness, divorce, financial stress, terminal illness, and other
life difficulties. We praise God for our new caregiver!
Stop by our tables in the Fireside Room following all services on Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17. The Haitian Christmas Market will have handmade Haitian artwork and crafts available for purchase. All proceeds will go to support our continuing efforts in Haiti.
If you would like to borrow a DVD copy of † Pastor Ledogar’s Homegoing Call to Glory Service, please sign the sheet and return the copy when you are finished. The DVDs and copies of Pastor’s service liturgy can be found on the bookshelves in the Fireside Room.