Special Announcements

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OWLS MEETING

by Dean Porzel

OWLS MEETING The next meeting of the OWLS will be held IN PERSON at Christ Lutheran on Thursday, August 13, beginning at 10:00 SHARP. Magician Bill Cook will be our entertainment, and we invite ADULTS ONLY from the congregation to join us. Mandatory masks and social distancing will be required. Canned/bottled drinks and individually-wrapped snacks […]

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 […]

SPECIAL MUSIC FOR THE SUNDAY 9:30 STREAMING SERVICES

by Dean Porzel

During these weeks of streaming our worship services, I have been inviting the congregation to participate in special music for our streaming services. All you would need to do is record yourself at home with my accompaniment and return to me before that designated Sunday. If you wish to accompany yourself, that is fine too. […]

WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER

by Dean Porzel

WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER continues this Wednesday, August 5, both in-person and via Zoom, simultaneously, from 9:00 to 10:15. The in-person sessions will meet in the Fireside Room, and follow the safety guidelines for social distancing. For this session: page 21 in the booklet and John 17:6ff.

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. […]

CHILDREN’S MESSAGES FOR THE SUMMER

by Dean Porzel

Do you have a child or grandchild that would love to have an opportunity to spend a few moments with Pastor Ray or Pastor Johnson doing a children’s message? Volunteer your child at the church office. Your child will need to find something special to put in a bag and surprise Pastor with it during […]

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

by Dean Porzel

ADULT BIBLE STUDY continues this Monday, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Pastor Johnson leads the discussion on The Book of Acts.

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

MOMMY/DADDY & ME

by Dean Porzel

  MOMMY/DADDY & ME continues this Friday, September 20, from 9:30 to 11:30. The group meets downstairs in the classrooms. Sign-up forms are still available on the narthex table.  

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

DON’T FORGET TO BRING IN YOUR LOAVES & FISHES! Please help us replenish the shelves of our local food pantries by donating to our Loaves & Fishes. Any canned goods and non-perishable foods can be accepted at this time. Donations can be dropped off at the church by the front doors under the portico at […]

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. […]

MILITARY BIBLES

by Dean Porzel

We have available Military Challenge Edition Bibles for our military family members and friends. Please take a copy from the table near the military photo board and give it to your service member. They are provided free of charge in appreciation for our service men and women. Should you wish to make a donation to […]

PRAYER SHAWLS

by Dean Porzel

Thank you to everyone who continues to crochet shawls for our Prayer Shawl Ministry. ► If you drop off a completed shawl in the Church Office, we ask you please put your name on it so we can thank you for your hard work and dedication to this ministry.

“JUST 3” – A CLASS AT CLEWS

by Dean Porzel

“JUST 3” – A CLASS AT CLEWS If your child missed the September 1 cut-off for 3-year old preschool, no need to worry!! Just after your child turns 3, they can begin the “Just 3” program at CLEWS…starting with a birthday celebration! This program will help your child develop social skills, build self-confidence, follow directions, […]

THE STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE

by Dean Porzel

THE STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE has so many ideas for growth, but we need YOU to make it happen! If you are a high school student who knows your way around a website (or you know someone who is!) we could use your help in keeping the church website updated. We are also always in need of […]

Service Announcements

8:00 a.m. Outdoor Pavilion Worship will continue and will now be limited to 70 worshipers.
Holy Communion will be offered at all 8:00 a.m. services. The gymnasium will be set up for
worship should the weather become an issue.
9:30 a.m. Sanctuary Service will continue to be live streamed but will involve in-person
worshipers with a limit of 80 total (sanctuary, narthex, and Fireside Room capacity).
Holy Communion will be offered:
8:00 a.m. every Sunday
9:30 a.m. every second and fourth Sunday of the month
Drive-up Communion every first, third and fifth Sunday of the month
from 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Worship capacity and hygiene will continue to follow state recommendations. Both the gym, if it
is used, and the sanctuary will be "air scrubbed" after services.
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.