Reaching Out – Blog Posts

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Teaching the Future

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 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 […]

Usher Service

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Many may ask, what is the role of an usher and which responsibilities do they hold?  Ushers are among the first church representatives we meet upon entering the church and provide a first impression of Christ Lutheran.  They greet you with a pleasant smile, a warm welcome, and a helpful hand if needed.  Christ Lutheran ushers help to […]

Caring for the Congregation

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by Barb Mazarakos Here at Christ Lutheran, we have been blessed throughout the years with wonderful Pastors who tend to the needs of our congregation at all hours of the day, every day of the year. From visiting shut-ins and those in the hospital to overseeing committee needs and running various classes and groups, not […]

Hitting the Right Notes

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by Barb Mazarakos Sitting in her Sunday School class at Christ Lutheran when she was a young girl, Ashley Hutter never thought that she would one day be leading the music classes at Vacation Bible School, but this year she will be doing exactly that. As a soon-to-be graduate of Saint Xavier University with a […]

Beautiful Banners

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by Barb Mazarakos    Have you ever taken notice of the beautiful banners that adorn the sanctuary throughout the year? They change for the season, event, or as in the case of our recent Holy Week celebrations, sometimes even for the day. These symbols of faith are created by a committee of dedicated and talented […]

For Those Who’ve Gone Before Us

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by Barb Mazarakos       Memorial Day for some means a day off work or school, but for so many others it is a day of reflection and remembrance. We think of those who have gone before us, paving the way to Heaven. Of those who are no longer physically with us but who forever […]

Donating the Gift of Life

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     by Barb Mazarakos You’ve seen the spots on the news. They usually follow a tragedy of epic proportions: hurricanes, tornadoes, floods. People sit with IV’s attached, donating blood to help those who have been devastated by something beyond their control, and the public comes out en masse to help. It’s a wonderful act […]

Raising Girls of Character

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   by Barb Mazarakos    This time of year it seems like they are everywhere, tempting us with their delicious chocolaty, minty, and lemony goodness. They are Girl Scout cookies, and they are irresistible! And while the annual cookie sale may be what many of us know the Scouts for best, there is so much […]

Join Our Social Media Wave!

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   by Walter Burden    Last summer when Ray Delcourt, Stewardship Chairperson, called upon our congregation to join him on a web task force, a faithful band of people answered.  Joining Ray was Pete Schrank (Church President), Chris Chleboun (Social Media Master), Walter Burden (Editorial Content Coordinator), Pastor Ray, Julie Jancik (Office Manager), Barb Mazarakos […]

Christ Lutheran Sports Ministries

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     Christ Lutheran sports ministries are a great way for youth and adults alike to get active in friendly competition and make new Christian friends. For adults of all ages, Darts hits the bull’s eye of fun! And for years the youth group has been a catalyst for High School Men’s Basketball, Co-ed Youth […]

A Song in Your Heart

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There can be no doubt that music adds to the beauty of any worship service. Whether it is traditional and melodic or contemporary and upbeat, music can wrap not only the worshipers, but the participants, up in a way that words alone may not do. Here at Christ Lutheran we have numerous opportunities for music […]