Book Club

by Dean Porzel

BOOK CLUB has concluded for this season. We will resume on Tuesday, October 23, with In the Fullness of Time by Paul Maier.

VOTERS’ MEETING

by Dean Porzel

On Sunday, June 10, at 11:30, we will have our semi-annual Voters’ Meeting. The meeting will be held in Fellowship Hall. Members of the congregation who are 18 years of age and older are encouraged to come and join in the decision-making process. ► Church Council will meet on Tuesday, June 5, at 6:30.

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE

by Dean Porzel

  On Monday, May 28, we will have a Memorial Day service at 10:00 at Christ Lutheran Cemetery. The Memorial Day service will include a ceremony by the American Legion Orland Memorial Post #111 honoring the 79 veterans buried there. We will also include the names of the sainted whose remains were interred at Christ […]

SUMMER RECREATIONAL CO-ED SOFTBALL LEAGUE

by Dean Porzel

  Join us this summer for fun and fellowship as we play against fellow LCMS congregations in the area. We anticipate beginning the season in June. If interested, please contact Jason Borgstahl (jason@castinghouse.com) or Pam Wagner (pam.wagner91@gmail.com); you can also call or text Pam at 708-821-6100.

SUMMER MUSIC SCHEDULE

by Dean Porzel

    Anyone interested in singing and/or playing an instrument for our worship services during the summer season is asked to sign up on the schedule posted on the bulletin board by the gym.

CHRIST LUTHERAN CEMETERY

by Dean Porzel

CHRIST LUTHERAN CEMETERY At their last meeting, the Cemetery Board voted to raise the purchase price of the cemetery lots, based on charges at comparable local cemeteries. Starting on July 1, 2018, the cost of a cemetery lot will be $800. On January 1, 2019, the charge will be raised to $1,000 per lot.

GRADUATE RECOGNITION

by Dean Porzel

On Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, at all worship services, we will recognize graduates from high school, college and graduate school. Graduates will be invited forward for a prayer and acknowledgment. Fill out the form on the table in the narthex and return it in the offering plate or to the Church Office […]

CONGREGATIONAL SURVEY

by Dean Porzel

Just a reminder that the congregational surveys need to be submitted on-line, or paper copies turned in to the Church Office, BY THIS FRIDAY, MAY 25. Any questions regarding the survey should be directed to Janice Johnson at 708-361-9757.

† PIOTROWSKI MEMORIAL SERVICE

by Dean Porzel

† PIOTROWSKI MEMORIAL SERVICE On Saturday, June 16, at 3:00, a Celebration of Life Memorial Service, will be conducted by Pastor Rohlfs, in honor of † LaVonne Piotrowski. Those in attendance are invited to participate in food and refreshments immediately following the service on the church grounds. In order to prepare, at your convenience, would […]

WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER GROUP

by LouisP

WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE & PRAYER GROUP meets this Wednesday, May 23, at 9:30, with page 144 and following in Grace: A Bible Study on Ephesians for Women and Ephesians 6:18ff. ► SPOTS REMAIN FOR GUESTS WHO WANT TO JOIN THE WSPG FOR THEIR TRIP to the Brauer Museum of Art and the Chapel of the Resurrection […]

8 th GRADE CONFIRMAND NOTES  CONFIRMATION SUPPER

by Dean Porzel

8 th GRADE CONFIRMAND NOTES  CONFIRMATION SUPPER – Wednesday, May 9, 6:00 to 7:20. 8th grade confirmands and their families are invited. Chicken, mostaccioli, tossed salad, dessert, and water/ pop will be provided. All families are asked to bring a side dish to pass.  PICTURE AND PRACTICE – Wednesday, May 16, 4:45 to […]

FAITH & CONGREGATION SEMINAR (FCS)

by Dean Porzel

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 […]

OWLS EVENT – JOIN US!

by Dean Porzel

The OWLS are planning a bus trip (handicapped-accessible) to “Festa Italiana” at the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate in Joliet on Tuesday, June 19. A tour of the 40-room mansion, an Italian-style lunch, and entertainment by “The Tenors 3” is included. The cost will be $65 for members of the OWLS, and $70 for guests. Check […]

THIRD-WEDNESDAY SUMMER SERVICES

by Dean Porzel

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 […]

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

by LouisP

ADULT BIBLE STUDY resumes this Sunday, April 15, at 9:30, downstairs in Fellowship Hall.

PATHS TO MEMBERSHIP

by LouisP

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 […]

OWLS NOTES

by LouisP

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 […]

SAVE THE DATE VBS 2018

by Dean Porzel

SAVE THE DATE Mark your calendars and plan on joining us for Splash Canyon: God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride Vacation Bible School from Monday, June 18, through Friday, June 22. At Splash Canyon VBS, kids discover that, on life’s wild ride, Jesus is by our side. God saves us through Jesus and gives us […]

SUMMER SERVANTS NEEDED

by LouisP

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!).

SAVE THE DATE – MOTHER/DAUGHTER BANQUET

by LouisP

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.

REGISTRATION FOR VBS

by LouisP

REGISTRATION FOR VBS has begun! Due to a generous donation by a CELC member, the registration fee for this summer’s Vacation Bible School has been waived. Classes are open to children who are 3-years old by June 1 (must be fully potty trained) through 6th grade. Forms to volunteer as a Summer Servant or to […]

Teaching the Future

by clcadmin

 Christ Lutheran EarlyWeekday School (CLEWS) has quite a reputation in the Orland Park area. If you tell someone that your child attends CLEWS, chances are they will respond with “I remember the Teddy Bear Picnic!” or “I loved the Thankful Feast they did!” And Director Patti Bareither, who just celebrated her 25th year with the program, is a […]

DIRECT BURIALS AT ABRAHAM LINCOLN CEMETERY

by LouisP

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.

OWLS EVENT – JOIN US!

by LouisP

The OWLS are planning a bus trip to “Festa Italiana” at the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate in Joliet on Tuesday, June 19. A tour of the 40-room mansion, an Italian-style lunch, and entertainment by “The Tenors 3” is included. The cost will be $65 for members of the OWLS, and $70 for guests. Check the […]

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