SUPPORT THE PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY TREASURE CHEST FOUNDATION

by Louis

SUPPORT THE PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY TREASURE CHEST FOUNDATION’S 10 th Annual Treasuring Our Kids Annual Fundraiser, “A Mad Hatter Dinner Party”. The Treasure Chest Foundation is an Orland Park-based, non-profit organization that provides comfort and distraction from painful procedures to children and teens diagnosed with cancer by providing gifts from a Treasure Chest. Enjoy a wonderful […]

CLUSTERS MOMS OF MULTIPLES

by Louis

CLUSTERS MOMS OF MULTIPLES Clusters is a not-for-profit club formed to support and assist mothers of twins, triplets and more by allowing the opportunity to share information, advice and concerns regarding our children. Clusters meetings will take place on the second Wednesday of each month at Franklin’s Public House in Palos Heights. Every meeting is […]

SCOUT SUNDAY

by Louis

SCOUT SUNDAY We will celebrate Scout Sunday on March 3. Come celebrate with us at the 9:30 worship service. We will recognize Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts. Scouts – – wear your uniform, and you will be called to the front of the church prior to the Children’s Message. Patches will be given […]

JOY & PRAISE CONCERT & COFFEEHOUSE

by Louis

JOY & PRAISE CONCERT & COFFEEHOUSE On Sunday, February 24, beginning at 3:00, Christ Lutheran Church presents “Voices We Raise with Joy & Praise.” Please join Joy & Praise and individual solo artists for an afternoon of music and song. They will feature contemporary Christian music, and secular music, in a coffee house setting. Refreshments […]

NEW MEMBER WELCOME

by Louis

NEW MEMBER WELCOME On Sunday, February 24, during the 9:30 worship service, we will welcome new members received by Letter of Transfer and those who have completed our Faith & Congregation Seminar. A cake reception will follow in the Fireside Room.

YOUTH EVENT

by Louis

YOUTH EVENT All LYTES and Voyagers are invited to join us for laser tag at CMP Tactical Lazer Tag in Frankfort this Sunday, February 17. We will meet at church at 3:30. There is a $10 cost per person. We will return to church around 6:30 for a pizza dinner.

JR. CHIMERS

by Louis

We are looking for a few more chimers to complete our program. To join, your child DOES NOT need to read music. I will direct and teach the fundamentals of music to your child. Please let me know if your child is interested so I can plan ahead and prepare. Jr. Chimers will begin on […]

CEMETERY SPRING CLEANUP

by Louis

CEMETERY SPRING CLEANUP It’s time for the spring cleanup! Weather permitting, please remove all fall/winter decorations by March 15, 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. There is a sheet […]

SPECIAL MUSIC SCHEDULE

by Louis

SPECIAL MUSIC SCHEDULE Anyone interested in singing and/or playing an instrument for our worship services is asked to sign up on the schedule posted on the bulletin board by the gym. For more information, contact Sandy Knopp, 708-349-0431, x227.

CHOICE BAKERS THANKS

by Louis

CHOICE BAKERS THANKS The CHOICE Bakers wish to thank the many volunteers who participated in the recent cookie sale. We also thank our wonderful congregation for their very generous freewill donations, totaling $1,513. Along with a contribution of $287 from First Fruits, a total of $1,800 will be donated to Christmas Without Cancer. ~ The […]

SHROVE SUNDAY PANCAKE & BACON BREAKFAST

by Louis

SHROVE SUNDAY PANCAKE & BACON BREAKFAST The congregation is invited to this new youth event! We know you love the smell of bacon that the youth cook every month. This is your opportunity to enjoy pancakes and bacon. Fill up on this scrumptious breakfast before you possibly give up bacon for Lent. Breakfast will be […]

SUNDAY SCHOOL STAFF MEETING

by Louis

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL STAFF MEETING, originally scheduled for this Sunday, February 17, has been rescheduled to Sunday, March 3. The meeting is being rescheduled due to the Special Voter’s Meeting. We are sorry for any inconvenience, Karen and Linda

SPECIAL VOTER’S MEETING

by Louis

A SPECIAL VOTER’S MEETING will be held THIS SUNDAY, February 17, following the 11:00 church service. The purpose of this meeting is to vote for a candidate for the called Associate Pastor position. The meeting will take place downstairs in Fellowship Hall.

“VOICES WE RAISE WITH JOY & PRAISE”

by Louis

“VOICES WE RAISE WITH JOY & PRAISE” CONCERT & COFFEEHOUSE On Sunday, February 24, beginning at 3:00, Christ Lutheran Church presents “Voices We Raise with Joy & Praise.” Please join Joy & Praise and individual solo artists for an afternoon of music and song. They will feature contemporary Christian music, and secular music, in a […]

OWLS MEETING

by Louis

OWLS MEETING The OWLS will meet Thursday, February 14, at 10:00. Remember to bring your favorite appetizer to share for lunch! (No desserts needed – dessert will be provided.) We will have by a speaker from the Crisis Center of the South Suburbs, which provides programs and services for victims of domestic violence. The OWLS […]

C.L.E.W.S. News, January 2019

by Dean Porzel

    by Patti Bareither        A new year is already upon us and at C.L.E.W.S. we are eagerly planning an exciting year, as we begin holding  registration for the 2019-2020 school year.   PHASE I: Now through January 19, 2019 for Christ Lutheran and CLEWS families. Early registration enables Christ Lutheran and CLEWS […]

Overseas in the Early Days

by Dean Porzel

    by Barb Mazarakos        Missionaries have long faced challenges in their efforts to spread the Word of God to all nations, but perhaps none faced the struggles that the first overseas missionaries of the Lutheran Church-Missouri synod, Rev. Theodore Naether and Rev. Franz Mohn, did.   Commissioned at what now is the […]

The Mission of the Apostles

by Dean Porzel

    by Pete Schrank During a recent trip to India, one of my business colleagues who lives there and is not at Christian said to me, “Do you know that the Apostle Thomas was sent to India?” I answered, “Yes, ‘Doubting Thomas’ was sent to bring the message of resurrection and redemptions and is […]

In the Footsteps of the 12

by Dean Porzel

    by Barb Mazarakos            Happy New Year! It seems like each year goes a little faster and here we are now with the start of 2019, another 365 days of blank slate in front of us. Some of us may have made resolutions: lose weight, eat more veggies, read a book […]

Pastor’s Corner for January

by Dean Porzel

  “Going Forward with God”   Year of Our Lord 2019.   Or is it just 2019?   As we enter the New Year, we are encouraged in faith to go with the hope and strength that comes with God’s presence.   One of my favorite devotional writers over these now many years has been Rev. […]

GPS IN CHRIST: NAVIGATING THROUGH GRIEF

by Louis

GPS IN CHRIST: NAVIGATING THROUGH GRIEF We will now be meeting the FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH ONLY. Our next meeting will be Thursday, February 7, at 10:00. This is an ongoing support group; feel free to come at any time if you are grieving the death of a loved one. Questions may be directed […]

LUTHERAN WITNESS

by Louis

LUTHERAN WITNESS Don’t forget to renew your subscription or submit your new subscription to Lutheran Witness. The cost is $16.00, and an envelope is provided in your offering envelope packet. Deadline to subscribe is Sunday, February 17.

FAITH & CONGREGATION SEMINAR (FCS)

by Louis

FAITH & CONGREGATION SEMINAR (FCS) The next session of FCS will meet on Sundays, January 27 and February 10, from 12:15 to 2:15, beginning with lunch fellowship. The class will review the basics of our Christian Faith, Lutheranism, and the specifics of Christ Lutheran congregation. Because of the seminar format, pre-registration and pre-seminar preparations are […]

DIRECT BURIALS AT ABRAHAM LINCOLN CEMETERY

by Louis

DIRECT BURIALS AT ABRAHAM LINCOLN CEMETERY The 2019 dates for direct burial at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery are Tuesday, January 8, Thursday, April 11, Friday, July 12, and Monday, October 21, 2019. All services begin at 9:00a in Shelter C. The public is invited to attend.

LADIES AID / LWML

by Louis

LADIES AID / LWML The next meeting of the Ladies Aid and LWML will be our Christmas party on Wednesday, December 5, at 1:00. Ladies are reminded to bring their stocking with a donation for the Mittens & More tree, dues for 2019, and a $10 wrapped gift for the Crazy Bunco game. Everyone should […]

BOOK CLUB

by Louis

BOOK CLUB Our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 26, at 7:15, in the Fireside Room. Our book for February will be The Boys in the Cave: Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand, by Matt Gutman (postponed from January) . Our original book for February, Places Along the Way: Meditations on the Journey of […]

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