RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE

by Dean Porzel

  RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE A Rummage & Bake Sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 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, especially donations of […]

LWML FALL WORKSHOP

by Dean Porzel

LADIES AID / LWML The next quarterly meeting of the Ladies Aid/LWML will be held on Wednesday, October 2, at 1:00 in the office conference room. A Bible Study from the Fall Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly will be included. Refreshments will be served. Hope you can make it!  A beautiful assortment of 2020-2021 pocket planners […]

OWLS NOTES

by Dean Porzel

OWLS NOTES Set-up for the rummage sale is this Monday, September 23, through Thursday, September 26. (Monday, 10:00-2:30; all other days, 9:00-2:30) Please bring a brown-bag lunch; dessert will be provided. We would greatly appreciate any help from members of the congregation. Even one or two hours would be a great help! The sale begins […]

WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER GROUP

by Dean Porzel

WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER continues this Wednesday, September 25, with our study of the book of Esther. For next time: Esther: Character Under Pressure booklet, pages 14 and following and Esther 2:8ff. You are welcome to join our growing group!

CEMETERY FALL CLEANUP

by Dean Porzel

    CEMETERY FALL CLEANUP It’s time for the fall cleanup! Weather permitting, please remove all summer decorations by November 1, before the landscapers start working at the cemetery. Stones, lava rocks, edgings, candles, wire holders, pottery, etc. that can be broken or caught in the lawnmowers is prohibited and should be removed. Christ Lutheran […]

4 TH ANNUAL VETERAN’S LUNCHEON

by Dean Porzel

Honoring military veterans, St. Paul Lutheran Church (Oak Lawn) is hosting a free luncheon with free door prizes. Veterans, Active, Reserve, Guard, and Your one Guest are invited to join this special luncheon honoring you for your service and sacrifice. This event is being held on Saturday, October 19. Doors open at 10:30, and the […]

CROP HUNGER WALK

by Dean Porzel

CROP HUNGER WALK The Southwest Suburban CROP Hunger Walk is being held on Sunday, October 13. Registration will begin here at Christ Lutheran Church at 1:15 with Step-Off at 2:00. Everyone from babies in strollers to folks in their 70s and 80s can participate! You can choose the 5K Walk/Run or the “Golden Mile”. For […]

CAN YOU SPARE A FEW MINUTES?

by Dean Porzel

This Sunday, September 22, following the 9:30 worship service, the OWLS and VOYAGERS will be bringing rummage from the Fellowship Hall to the gym. We could use some additional adult help! If you can spare a few minutes to help us out, please come downstairs to Fellowship Hall. Many hands make light work!

The Calm in the Storm

by Dean Porzel

by Barb Mazarakos      Working in the church office is definitely not for the faint of heart. While we may look in the window as we pass by and see the smiling faces of our Office Manager Julie Jancik and Administrative Assistant Jamie Deckinga with an office space that looks well under control, keeping […]

Service: The Stewardship Committee: Why We Serve

by Dean Porzel

    (Part 2 of 2) by Heather Green In part one of this series I provided some biographical information about the members of the Stewardship Committee and highlighted our roles within the team. In this part I will explain briefly why each of us has chosen to be on the Stewardship committee.   As […]

Make a Joyful Noise

by Dean Porzel

by Pete Schrank               As the season of summer moves to my wife’s favorite season, fall, we get back into the swing of things. Weekday School begins and the teachers, students, and support staff start getting back to the important tasks of learning. In the church, we get back to Sunday School, Choir […]

Pastor’s Corner:  September, 2019

by Dean Porzel

    Back to It with the Lord!   This morning I made my way to church on 151st Street going west and needed to be thoughtful along the way.  For a couple of months, my speed stayed a constant 35 mph, but as an early bird I now needed to fly a little slower:  […]

Pastors Need the Sabbath, Too!

by Dean Porzel

    by Barb Mazarakos      We’ve all heard the old joke about Pastors only working one day a week. However you only need to spend a few minutes speaking with any member of clergy to know that statement couldn’t be more wrong. Around planning and leading worship services there are visits to hospitals […]

Closed on Sunday?

by Dean Porzel

    by Heather Green      In today’s society where we have come to expect instant gratification, much thanks to the Internet, social media, and superstores which are open 24/7/365, it seems an anomaly to think that any business is closed on Sunday. Even Amazon delivers on Sundays and Holidays, including Christmas Day and […]

Remember the Sabbath Day

by Dean Porzel

    by Pete Schrank             In 2019, the words “remember the Sabbath Day” seem to get harder and harder for Christians to follow. Long ago, the Jews had the 10 commandments as the law. People would be punished for breaking the law or even killed for desecrating the Sabbath. A Christian fundamentalist, […]

Pastor’s Corner:  August, 2019

by Dean Porzel

      The Place of Prayer   As July drew to a close, the assigned Gospel in church was Luke 11: 1-4, St. Luke’s record of THE Prayer given to us by our Lord in its shorter, essential form.   In the Lord’s Prayer, our Lord puts everything in its right place.  This past […]

Pastor’s Corner: July, 2019

by Dean Porzel

      Say “Thank You” — and “Please”   In catechism/Confirmation class the eighth graders are learning about prayer as we study Dr. Luther’s instruction on the Lord’s Prayer. Among our topics has been our motivation for prayer, the “why” of our prayers. To help the students evaluate their prayerful motivations, our workbook posed […]

SAVE THE DATE FOR PUMPKIN PALOOZA!

by Dean Porzel

  SAVE THE DATE FOR PUMPKIN PALOOZA! Our Pumpkin Palooza Picnic will be held on Sunday, October 20. So mark your calendar and plan on joining us! More information to follow.

ACOLYTE TRAINING

by Dean Porzel

will be held on Saturday, September 21, from 9:15 to 9:45. Training is mandatory for all new acolytes and can also serve as a refresher for current acolytes. If you cannot attend the training session, please contact Pastor Rohlfs to schedule a special time for student AND parent.

7 th AND 8TH GRADE CONFIRMATION – ALTERNATE SATURDAY CLASSES

by Dean Porzel

7 th AND 8TH GRADE CONFIRMATION – ALTERNATE SATURDAY CLASSES For those 7 th and 8th grade confirmation students who are unable to attend Wednesday classes, Saturday morning classes are available. The first class will be held this Saturday, September 21, and every other Saturday thereafter. Classes are from 8:15 to 9:15 in the office […]

JR. CHIMERS NEEDED!

by Dean Porzel

Rehearsals continue this Tuesday, September 17, at 5:00. We are still in need of FOUR CHIMERS to complete the program. Kids in Grades 2 – 8, please consider joining us! To join, your child DOES NOT need to read music. I will direct and teach the fundamentals of music to your child. If your child […]

SPECIAL VOTER’S MEETING

by Dean Porzel

A SPECIAL VOTER’S MEETING will be held on Sunday, September 22, following the 11:00 church service. The purpose of this meeting is to approve a candidate for our Associate Pastor position.

MOMMY/DADDY & ME

by Dean Porzel

  MOMMY/DADDY & ME continues this Friday, September 20, from 9:30 to 11:30. The group meets downstairs in the classrooms. Sign-up forms are still available on the narthex table.  

BOOK CLUB

by Dean Porzel

BOOK CLUB Our new season begins on Tuesday, September 24, at 7:15, in the Fireside Room. We will discuss The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure.

OWLS & GUESTS EVENT

by Dean Porzel

    We’ve heard there’s trouble at the Sleepy-Tite Factory! Workers are demanding a 7-1/2 cent pay raise! Join the OWLS on Thursday, October 10, for a bus trip to The Theatre at the Center in Munster, Indiana to see “Pajama Game.” Dinner included. OWLS $65, Guests $70 (due Sept. 15). For additional information, call […]

LCMS NATIONAL OFFERING

by Dean Porzel

    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 […]

COLOR GUARD VOLUNTEERS WANTED

by Dean Porzel

  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 […]

Living Your Christian Faith/ Bearing Witness

by Dean Porzel

    by Pete Schrank             My faith is very important to me but I can say that I do not walk around asking people “Do you know Jesus?” “Are you saved?” “Do you have a personal relationship with Christ?” That does not mean when I am asked about my faith or through […]

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