CUB SCOUTS Looking for an activity for the ENTIRE FAMILY here at Christ Lutheran? Cub Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of young boys and girls and their families. It helps parents make the most of the short time they have to impact the lives of their children. Cub Scouts is open to boys and girls in Kindergarten thru Fourth Grades and a new Pack will be starting up this August at Christ Lutheran Church. We are looking for adults who can help direct the program (all training and support provided by the BSA). Ready to join or have more questions? Contact Garry.Polodna@Scouting.org or call 312-421-8800, ext 236.
Honoring her cousin Sharon’s memory, CLC member Sandie Falco is collecting desperately needed school supplies. These supplies will be distributed first to the children of unemployed and underemployed members and friends of the Christ Lutheran congregation; any additional supplies will be divided between the Orland Township and Sanctuary Lutheran Church (Manhattan). Items can be deposited in the designated box in the narthex. Contact Sandie at 708-403-5999 if you have any questions. If you prefer, checks can be written to Christ Lutheran Church earmarked “school supplies”, and we will do the shopping for you. Please do not write checks to “Sharon’s Angels.” If your children or the children of someone you know are in need of a backpack filled with school supplies, contact the Church Office at 708-349-0431.
Welcome aboard the Pride of Oregon paddlewheel boat for a luncheon cruise on the Rock River, on Thursday, August 9. We will depart from Christ Lutheran by deluxe motor coach (handicapped-accessible) at 8:15a and return at approximately 5:00p. While on this 15-mile river cruise, enjoy a lunch of Chicken Wellington or Breaded Catfish, plus much more! (NOTE: If you have special dietary restrictions, we can make arrangements if you let us know in advance.) The cost will be $60for members of the OWLS, and $65 for guests. An information and signup form is available on the narthex table.
The next Call Committee meeting with be this Tuesday, July 10, beginning at 7:00. We will meet in the office conference room.
Our first CPR/AED training class will be held this Monday, July 9, from 1:00 to 3:00. The class will be held in the office conference room. Participants will learn how to use CPR and the AED devices located in our church. A second class will be held on Monday, July 23, from 6:00 to 8:00. A sign-up sheet is located on the narthex table for those who would like to attend. If you have any questions, contact George Purpura at 708-955-3661.
The WSPG is supporting a charity called Reclaim 13. Age 13 is the average age when most girls are introduced to sex trafficking. Their bodies and their lives are taken to benefit the adults who are supposed to care for them. The best she can hope for is to survive…unless somebody shows her there is another way, a community where she can find love, compassion, and healing– the world God intended, where His love is greater than the fear she has known. Reclaim13 was created to do this – to show these children that they are NOT alone, that people DO care, and people WILL help! For more information on this organization, visit reclaim13.org.
A Faith & Congregation Seminar will 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.
THIRD-WEDNESDAY SUMMER SERVICES To enable worship with their home congregation for members of Christ Lutheran who have summer places, and for others in the congregation and community whose weekend work schedules interfere with weekend service attendance, we will be conducting Third-Wednesday Summer Communion Services to begin at 6:00 p.m. on June 20, July 18, and August 15. In June we will meet in the Sanctuary (pulpit side) and thereafter in Duehr Memorial Chapel (unless attendance dictates otherwise).
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.
The 2019 dates for direct burial at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery are Friday, April 10, Monday, July 9, and Tuesday, October 9, 2019. All services begin at 9:00a. The public is invited to attend.
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.
STEPHEN MINISTERS will meet THIS WEDNESDAY, January 31, at 10:45, in the Fireside
Room. This meeting will be in place of the meeting cancelled this past Wednesday.
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.
Join us as we begin another year of Christian Education this Sunday, September 10. Sunday School is open to children ages 3 through 8th grade. Sunday School starts at 9:30 and ends at 10:40. ► Installation of Sunday School teachers and staff will take place next Sunday, September 17, during the 9:30 worship service.
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.