Special Announcements

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STEPHEN MINISTER CO-LEADER NEEDED

by Dean Porzel

Gerry Bronzell, our Stephen Ministry leader, is considering retirement in the next couple of years. Perhaps you have been searching for a way to experience the ultimate Christian experience of love and giving. If so, Gerry will train you as a Stephen Minister and, if after the training period is finished you feel comfortable with […]

BIBLE STORY LEGO COMPETITION

by Dean Porzel

Congratulations to the winners of our Lego Competition!Carly Grant, with Jonah & the Whale, won the Individual Competition, and the Walz Family, with the Life of Moses, won the Family Competition. The winners are displayed in the Fireside Room near the Christmas Tree. Each winner received a $50 gift card to Hobby Lobby. Thanks for […]

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR HOLY SMOKERS

by Dean Porzel

Donations of shrimp (Costco has the best!) and sausage are needed for our famous Jambalaya, which we will be preparing in early 2021. Please bring donations to the Church Office

ST. MATTHEW SOUP KITCHEN

by Dean Porzel

On Thursday this past week, Pastor Rohlfs went to St. Matthew Lutheran Church and Soup Kitchen to deliver our Love Offering check in the amount of $2,000, plus $60 in cash. Normally we would have a large group, but because of Covid concerns, Pastor went in the stead of George Zoellick. We continue to remember […]

Haitian Lutheran Mission Project

by Dean Porzel

Merry Christmas from the Haitian Lutheran Mission Project Your end of year donations will help keep our Lutheran Schools in Haiti open for another year. thank you from the children of Haiti. Susan Gross The Haitian Lutheran Mission Project c/o Christ Lutheran Church 14700 S 94 the Ave Orland Park, IL 60462 Check our posts […]

The Spirit of Giving

by Dean Porzel

THE SPIRIT OF GIVINGAt Christmastime, the Spirit of Giving is ubiquitous. A time we ponder what is something special we can do for our loved ones.Keeping the Spirit of Giving in mind, have you ever considered what you can do for your fellow Christians? We as Stephen Ministers have, and continue to fully experience the […]

NEW MEMBER

by Dean Porzel

We are privileged to welcome into Christ Lutheran Church congregation Paul Ledogar, by Letter of Transfer from Trinity Lutheran Church, Lisle.

WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER

by Dean Porzel

WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER continues this Wednesday, January 13, at 9:15.Class is taught by Pastor Ray+ both in-person and by zoom. We will study Hebrews 1 and “Jesus and the Angels,” pages 17ff in the booklet.

BOOK CLUB

by Dean Porzel

BOOK CLUB On January 26, at 3:30, we will discuss Joy to the World: How Christ’s Coming Changed Everything (And Still Does) by Scott Hahn. ► Our selection for February, 2021, is The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World, by Jamil Zaki.

Sandy has been HACKED!!

by Dean Porzel

  Sandra Knopp’s email and phone have been hacked. Please note she is not requesting any favors, money $$, nor does she want to sell you a gift card.  Should you receive any such messages from her, please delete them.  She is aware of the situation and is working on a resolution.    

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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

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CLEWS REGISTRATION FOR 2021-2022 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. Applications are also […]

EASY, SECURE GIVING DURING OUR STEWARDSHIP DRIVE

by Dean Porzel

  EASY, SECURE GIVING DURING OUR STEWARDSHIP DRIVE During our stewardship drive, we ask that you consider making a one-time donation or set up a recurring payment using our eGiving methods. It only takes a few seconds to make a weekly offering, give during our stewardship drive. Thank you for your generosity and support as […]

LWML MITES

by Dean Porzel

    LWML MITES Thank you for your continued support of the vital mission work of the LWML by gathering your pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters! Our goal is $1,000 again this year. Please return your mite boxes to the designated purple box in the narthex and help us reach our goal! We appreciate your […]

CALLING ALL KIDS!

by Dean Porzel

  Our children’s music ministry is in need of more registered members! Please help us continue these wonderful programs. We are in need of kids for our JR. CHIMERS (Grades 2-8), CHERUB CHOIR (Grades K-4), and our YOUTH CHOIR (Grades 5-8). For more information, contact Sandra Knopp by email at sandraknopp@yahoo.com or in the Church […]

LCMS NATIONAL OFFERING

by Dean Porzel

    Join the LCMS in participating in the 2019-2021 LCMS National Offering. All gifts received go directly to the mission of the LCMS to make known the good news of Jesus Christ, joy incarnate, to the world. A flyer is available on the narthex and gym tables if you would like more information, and […]

COLOR GUARD VOLUNTEERS WANTED

by Dean Porzel

  Veterans please join your fellow veterans in Posting Colors for special occasions at church. No experience is necessary. Training will be half an hour before the service. Proper attire will be a VFW or American Legion uniform or black slacks, white shirt and military hat/cap. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in […]

LOAVES AND FISHES

by Dean Porzel

LOAVES & FISHES is our monthly effort to collect food for area food pantries. During the past several months, we collected 598 pounds. These donations were given to Together We Copy in Tinley Park. Please continue to remember this important ministry when you do your shopping. Donations can be brought to the church or placed […]

CALLING ALL KIDS!

by Dean Porzel

Our children’s music ministry is in desperate need of more registered members! Please help us continue this wonderful program. We are in need of: JR. CHIMERS: Grades 2-8. Practices begin Tuesday, September 12, in the sanctuary, 5:00 to 6:00. CHERUB CHOIR: Grades K-4. Practices begin Wednesday, September 13, in the music room, 5:00 to 5:45. […]