OWLS MEMBERS & GUESTS Join us on Thursday, August 8, as we travel down the Illinois River on The Spirit of Peoria paddle wheel boat. We will depart Christ Lutheran at 8:30 on a handicapped accessible motor coach, and return at approximately 5:00. The 2-hour cruise includes Dixieland entertainment and lunch. The cost is $70/OWLS member, $75/guest. For more information, contact Clarise at 708-478-3711. PAYMENT IS DUE BY THIS SUNDAY.
Join the LCMS in participating in the 2019-2021 LCMS National Offering. All gifts received go directly to the mission of the LCMS to make known the good news of Jesus Christ, joy incarnate, to the world. A flyer is available on the narthex and gym tables if you would like more information, and includes a convenient mailing envelope if you would like to make a donation.
Veterans please join your fellow veterans in Posting Colors for special occasions at church. No experience is necessary. Training will be half an hour before the service. Proper attire will be a VFW or American Legion uniform or black slacks, white shirt and military hat/cap. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex. Questions, contact Jim Baillie at 708-460-6028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A play group for children ages 0-3! This interactive play group for children and parents (or other favorite adults) will be led by Patti Bareither, CLEWS Director, on Fridays, September 13, 20, and 27, from 9:30 to 11:30. The group will meet downstairs in the classrooms at Christ Lutheran Church. For more information or to register for this fun group, pick up the form available on the narthex table.
Immanuel Lutheran Preschool (Mokena) is in need of a teaching assistant to begin in August, 2019. The position would be Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 to 12:00, and additional hours for continuing education, staff meetings, and special events. This job requires taking care of physical, emotional, and social needs of children ages 2 1/2 to 5. For more information, call 708-479-5600; to apply, email your resume to Linda Marquardt 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.”
Thank you to everyone who continues to crochet shawls for our Prayer Shawl Ministry. ► If you drop off a completed shawl in the Church Office, we ask you please put your name on it so we can thank you for your hard work and dedication to this ministry.
“JUST 3” – A CLASS AT CLEWS If your child missed the September 1 cut-off for 3-year old preschool, no need to worry!! Just after your child turns 3, they can begin the “Just 3” program at CLEWS…starting with a birthday celebration! This program will help your child develop social skills, build self-confidence, follow directions, and much more, as well as participate in activities that are age-appropriate and geared toward their developmental levels. For more information or to enroll contact CLEWS at 708-349-0171.
THE STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE has so many ideas for growth, but we need YOU to make it happen! If you are a high school student who knows your way around a website (or you know someone who is!) we could use your help in keeping the church website updated. We are also always in need of new voices for our newsletter articles. No professional writing experience is needed to work as part of our team; topics are decided on collectively and editing help is given along the way. We just need you and your desire to help us reach out to our congregation! Contact Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help with either area or if you have any article ideas you would like to see us cover. Also, don’t forget to check out our updated on-line calendar at www.christlutheranorland.com to keep up on church events. If you can’t get our emailed version of the newsletter, be sure to look for hard-copies on the narthex table.
NOAH’S NURSERY will be resuming after the first of the year when our new coordinator has an opportunity to recruit and train volunteers. In the meantime, two cry room areas with service on closed-circuit television are available for children and their parents who need to worship away from the sanctuary: downstairs in the northwest corner of the sanctuary basement and also in the Fireside Room annex. GRANDPARENTS…PARENTS…YOUTH Please help serve some of the littlest members of our congregation and give their parents time to worship too! If you would like to serve as a volunteer in our nursery, please contact Monica Stampanato..
FUNERAL INFORMATION Several copies of the “Funerals/Memorial Services at Christ Lutheran” packet that Pastor Ray has prepared for families with whom he ministers are available on the narthex table this weekend. If we run out, request a copy in the church office or at email@example.com
The cemetery has new signs at the entrance and exit driveways, also a one-way sign. The Cemetery Board is grateful to Dennis Smith, Dale Marsh and Mike Kut for their help installing them. Everyone is encouraged to drive there (located at 147th and 82nd Avenue) to see how neat and attractive our little church cemetery is.