Call Committee Update

by Dean Porzel

On Sunday, August 19, Rev. Keith Haney will share the results of our Congregational Assessment Survey.The results should take about 45 minutes and will begin at 9:00 in Ledogar Hall.     Pastor Haney will be our guest preacher for that day.

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.

WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER GROUP

by LouisP

    ► RECLAIM13   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 […]

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

by LouisP

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

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.

John Newton: Amazed By Grace

by Dean Porzel

John Newton: Amazed By Grace   By Barb Mazarakos   There is a common piece of advice given to writers when they start out to “write what you know”. These words are often the purest, coming from a place close to the heart where feelings and thoughts mostly unspoken find their way into the world. Such […]

Christian Faith in Action: William Wilberforce

by Dean Porzel

Christian Faith in Action: William Wilberforce  by Pete Schrank   We see in the press every day the claim that this person or this action is racist. As followers of Christ, we are obligated to speak out and support those that seek justice. The word justice is found 131 times in the Bible in both […]

Pastor’s Corner – February

by Dean Porzel

Pastor’s Corner:  The Feast of Stephen   As I write in the cold days of January, a Christmas-season song comes to mind, and with it a very important ministry of Christ Lutheran Church. The song, in part, goes like this: “Good King Wenceslas looked out on the Feast of Stephen. When the snow lay round […]

FAITH AND CONGREGATION CLASS

by Dean Porzel

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 […]

CLEWS REGISTRATION FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

by LouisP

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 […]

NEW STEPHEN MINISTER

by LouisP

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!

“Where Everybody Knows Your Name…”  

by Dean Porzel

  By Heather Green Years ago there was an extremely popular sitcom with a very sentimental theme song. I actually learned to play the theme song on the piano and played it for a recital. Incidentally, the recital was held at Christ Lutheran because Sandra Knopp was my piano teacher. I absolutely loved the lyrics: […]

My “Other” Home 

by Dean Porzel

  by Barb Mazarakos   When you hear the word “home”, many sayings may run through your mind: Home sweet home. Home is where your story begins. ET phone home (ok, that one may pop up more for those of us of a particular generation). Whatever phrase you may think of, “home” has a certain […]

Pastor’s Corner for January

by Dean Porzel

Pastor’s Corner – Faith and Congregation Okay, I am leading with a shameless plug for the upcoming Faith and Congregation Class.  In case you missed the announcement in the weekly bulletin:   FAITH AND CONGREGATION CLASS  The next session of FCC will be held on the Thursday evenings of January 18 and 25, and February […]

C.L.E.W.S. NEWS

by Dean Porzel

C.L.E.W.S. News By Patti Bareither   At C.L.E.W.S. we are looking forward to a NEW YEAR, NEW FAMILIES AND NEW CLASS OFFERINGS!   We are excited to revamp some class offerings and open a second JUST 3 class. OPEN REGISTRATION for the 2018-2019 School Year for new families to CLEWS will begin Sunday, January 21, […]

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