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ADULT BIBLE STUDY

by Dean Porzel

Join us on Mondays, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom, beginning this Monday, May 18, for Adult Bible Study. Led by Pastor Johnson, we will discuss The Book of Acts. We will explore the culture, economics, and reality the disciples faced when they began their missionary journeys. We will cover in-depth the development of […]

SPRING/SUMMER LYTES BIBLE STUDY

by Dean Porzel

SPRING/SUMMER LYTES BIBLE STUDY will meet three times a week via Zoom on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, at 1:30 p.m. These short, 15-minute Bible Studies, led by Pastor Johnson, continue this week, so feel free to join us! We will be covering the life and journey of the 12 disciples found in the Gospels and […]

SPRING/SUMMER VOYAGER BIBLE STUDY

by Dean Porzel

Voyager Bible Study will meet three times a week via Zoom on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, at 1:00 p.m. These short, 15-minute Bible Studies, led by Pastor Johnson, continue this week, so feel free to join us! We will be covering in depth the Book of Acts, the development of the apostles, and their journeys.

MESSAGE FROM TOM MURPHY, CLC PRESIDENT

by Dean Porzel

This serves to inform the members of the congregation that, in light of the dysfunctional times we are going through, at a regularly scheduled meeting on May 12, 2020, the Church Council reviewed the feasibility of having a Voters’ Meeting in June. The decision of the Council is that we will continue as we have […]

General Information During Covid-19 Restrictions

by Dean Porzel

WORSHIP SERVICES WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 9:30 A.M. ON FACEBOOK. AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON THE CHURCH WEBSITE AT 12:00 NOON. DVDs of services are available by contacting Pastor Ray, 708-341-0431. PORTICO DRIVE-UP CAR COMMUNION SUNDAYS FROM 11:00 a.m. TO 12:00 noon ALL AT-CHURCH ACTIVITIES, MEETINGS, AND MUSIC REHEARSALS HAVE BEEN CANCELED […]

GRAVESIDE SERVICE POSTPONED

by Dean Porzel

The graveside service for † Marian Ritter to be held on Friday, May 15, has been postponed. Please watch the bulletin for more information.

Financial Support

by Dean Porzel

As you are able during this time of financial distress, your offering to support CELC on an ongoing basis can be made by one of four ways: 1) Use the Giveplus smart phone app; there will be a small service change. 2) Use the website https://www.christlutheranorland.com. You will find the donation link at the bottom […]

A MESSAGE FROM SANDY KNOPP

by Dean Porzel

A MESSAGE FROM SANDY KNOPP (DIRECTOR OF MUSIC) PARTICIPATING IN SPECIAL MUSIC FOR THE SUNDAY 9:30 STREAMING SERVICES Hello Christ Lutheran! I miss everyone and hope you and your families are well and safe. During these weeks of streaming our worship services, I have been including the congregation to participate in special music for our […]

DIEFENTHALER FOUNDATION GRANTS

by Dean Porzel

DIEFENTHALER FOUNDATION GRANTS The Diefenthaler Foundation for Professional Church Workers was established in August 1983 as a testimonial to † Mark Diefenthaler and his ministry as Director of Christian Education at Christ Lutheran. Scholarships from the fund are available to students preparing for full-time church work. Applications are available in the Church Office. Applicants must […]

WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER GROUP

by Dean Porzel

WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER will meet remotely via ZOOM this Wednesday, May 20. To prepare: Psalm 46.  WSPG will not meet on Wednesdays, May 27 and June 3. On Wednesday, June 10, we will meet remotely to discuss Psalm 103. On Wednesday, June 17, we will begin a new series to continue through the […]

Pastor’s Corner for March, 2020

by Dean Porzel

Grace, peace and strength be to you during this critical time.  We pray that you are well and caring for yourselves and others with the love of Jesus.  Know that the Holy Spirit interprets even our “sighs” before the throne of grace so that we may have hope in our Lord, Romans 8: 15 ff.  […]

Remote Worship

by Dean Porzel

Christ Lutheran Church will provide a live stream of the 9:30 service on the Christ Lutheran Church Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/ChristLutheranOrlandPark/ This opportunity for “remote worship” will be provided as an option during the current COVID-19 health emergency for those who choose not to physically attend Sunday worhip services. We would like to remind you that […]

DIGITAL PICTURE EASTER CONTEST

by Dean Porzel

  Do you have an artistic eye that you would love to share with our church? This Lenten season use your skills for photography and submit a digital picture that best represents an aspect of the Christian faith and a connection to Christ Lutheran Church or surrounding area. No family portraits, pet photos, or selfies. […]

HOLY SMOKERS

by Dean Porzel

HOLY SMOKERS Due to the large number of smokers and would-be smokers we’ve been blessed with, information on multiple start dates will be given next weekend. If you have questions, contact Pastor Johnson at 309-531-4868 or an email at talonheart1@hotmail.com.

BUST THE BOX!!!!

by Dean Porzel

    Each month we gather many canned goods for Loaves and Fishes. Let’s start this year with a hefty goal, more than 500 lbs! Beginning January 26, let us dig a bit deeper and make a huge donation of non-perishable food items (no glass please). This is a great way to get your family […]

CLEWS REGISTRATION FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

by admin

CLEWS REGISTRATION FOR 2020-2021 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 […]

There’s a Little Bit of Heaven Everywhere

by Dean Porzel

by Dean Porzel    I look forward every year to the end of October, when I transfer my IPod preferred music playlist from my ” 5 Star” or “Road Trip” mix to a playlist called “Holiday Mix”. This folder contains the best of my easy listening 5 Star playlist with a blend of my favorite […]

Being SMART About Resolutions

by Dean Porzel

  Being SMART About Resolutions by Heather Green   We are in the midst of the holiday season with a new year looming before us. That signals that it’s time to start thinking about making resolutions for 2020. I’ve written about resolutions before and how over 80% of resolutions made fail by February. One reason […]

The Sounds of Christmas Come Home

by Dean Porzel

    by Barb Mazarakos   Nothing sets the tone of the Christmas season for me as much as music. I’m not embarrassed to admit that I eagerly flip to the local radio station when it switches to 24-hour Christmas songs (though I don’t listen to it ALL of the time until after Thanksgiving). If […]

Four Different Churches

by Dean Porzel

    by Pete Schrank       I had the pleasure of attending all four church services last week in order to deliver the yearly Stewardship message, and it made me think of the bigger picture. Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church is not a Mega Church but it is a large congregation that needs to work […]

Given the recent CDC guidelines of limiting 10 people to a gathering we are suspending normal services at Christ Lutheran Church.  We are going to post the liturgy for the weekly 9:30 am Sunday worship service on the church website  and stream the 9:30 am Sunday service on Facebook. 

Again, thank you for your understanding and pray for our leaders in government as they continue to battle the pandemic.

Live streaming of Sunday 9:30 am service can be viewed on the Christ Lutheran Facebook page at:  

https://www.facebook.com/ChristLutheranOrlandPark

You can also view videos of recent services from the "Video" box on our website home page.