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Harvest Festival

by Dean Porzel

Harvest Festival Announcement!   Sunday, October 25, 2020   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm     Attention Christ Lutheran Families!   We need your help to make this 1st Trunk or Treat/Harvest Festival a success!   Since Covid-19 is still prevalent in our lives, we are limiting this event to Christ Lutheran Families only, therefore, […]

Marian Ritter Service

by Dean Porzel

A GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be held for † Marian Ritter on Wednesday, October 21, at Chapel Hill Gardens South. Pastor Rohlfs will conduct the service beginning at 11:00. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Marian died on September 29, 2019.

8 TH GRADE CONFIRMATION

by Dean Porzel

8 TH GRADE CONFIRMATION In class we review Luther’s initial teachings on prayer (including our exclusion of “avatars”) and the Lord’s Prayer on pages 174-180 (top) of LSC, recited Psalm 19:14, page 175 and reviewed Lesson 27 in the Workbook. For next time: Read pages 180-183 and memorize Matthew 5:16, page 183.

SUNDAY SCHOOL START UP

by Dean Porzel

Next Sunday, September 13, we will start Sunday School via Zoom beginning at 10:45 a.m. Parents, please keep an eye out for an email/post regarding our start up, student registration and the fun events we have planned. Registration forms can be downloaded from our website. Christlutheranorland.com, click on Christian Education, scroll down to Sunday School […]

Christ Lutheran Church Face Masks

by Dean Porzel

Christ Lutheran Church Face Masks CLC MASKS ARE IN Pick up your CLC Face Mask today. Masks are available in two colors, yellow (for those who are health compromised) and green, both printed with our church logo. A variety of sizes are offered; adult small, adult large, and child size. Each mask has a double […]

BOOK CLUB

by Dean Porzel

BOOK CLUB The next meeting of the Book Club will be on Tuesday, October 27, at 3:30, both in person and Zoom. We will be discussing BOTH We Are Called To Be A Movement, by William J. Barber II, and The Triumphs of Joseph, by Robert L. Woodson, Sr.  Looking forward to our November […]

SANCTUARY VIDEO SCREEN PROJECT

by Dean Porzel

Praise the Lord! To date, a total of $10, 725 has been received from the following people for the purchase and installation of TV monitors on each side of the Chancel wall in the Church Sanctuary: Johann Alm Karen Jelinek Lee & Kathi Reinbolt William & Millie Bard Richard & Luz Jelinek Pete & Debra […]

WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER

by Dean Porzel

WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER continues this Wednesday, October 21, with reflection on Colossians 1:9-14 and page 41 in the booklet, question 4 and following. We will begin our new study entitled Angels in early November. ► Due to a funeral service being conducted by Pastor Ray, WSPG will only meet from 9:00 to 10:00 this […]

VOYAGER BIBLE STUDY

by Dean Porzel

VOYAGER BIBLE STUDY continues to meet three times a week via Zoom on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, at 1:00 p.m. These short, 15-minute Bible Studies are led by Pastor Johnson and cover in depth the Book of Acts, the development of the apostles, and their journeys.

GREETINGS

by Dean Porzel

Recently, both Mark and Paul Ledogar sent their greetings and prayers along to Christ Lutheran. Paul conveyed a letter he found that his parents wrote to the family on Christmas, 1965. The faithful sentiments expressed in that Christmas letter are very meaningful both to the Ledogar and Crane families and to this family of faith. […]

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.

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 […]

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 PARTICIPATING IN SPECIAL MUSIC FOR THE SUNDAY 9:30 STREAMING SERVICES During these weeks of streaming our worship services, I have been including the congregation to participate in special music for our streaming services. These weeks I have […]

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 […]

8:00 a.m. Gym of Ledogar Hall Worship will begin now for the season. Communion will be
celebrated in the 8:00 service on the 1st , 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month. No preregistration required at this time.
9:30 a.m. Sanctuary Service will continue to be live streamed and involve in-person
worshipers with a limit of 80 total (sanctuary, narthex, and Fireside Room capacity). Communion will be
celebrated on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. No pre-registration required at this time.


Holy Communion will be offered:
8:00 a.m. every first, third and fifth Sunday of the month
9:30 a.m. every second and fourth Sunday of the month
Portico Drive-up Communion every first, third and fifth Sunday of the month
from 10:50-11:30 a.m.


Worship capacity and hygiene (face coverings are required) will continue to follow state
recommendations. Both the gym and the sanctuary will be "air scrubbed" after services.
Please, if you have traveled to a virus hot-zone, please read and follow the Cook County
requirements for self-isolation. During that time, if you need help to connect with worship
remotely or by DVD, please contact Pastor Ray for assistance.
Videos of the services can now be found on our website and YouTube. Should a family member
or you want a DVD of the service, please contact the Church Office at 708-349-0431.