Special Announcements

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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 […]

VBS Registrations

by Dean Porzel

Due to the overwhelming response, we can no longer accept VBS registrations for any grade except for 4th Grade.   VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – JUNE 17-21, 9:00 to 12:00 Except for a few openings in 4th grade, our VBS IS FULL! Special considerations should be directed to Pastor Ray at 708-341-0431. All Summer Servants are […]

MOMMY/DADDY & ME

by Dean Porzel

  A play group for children ages 0-3! This interactive play group for children and parents (or other favorite adults) will be led by Patti Bareither, CLEWS Director, on Fridays, September 13, 20, and 27, from 9:30 to 11:30. The group will meet downstairs in the classrooms at Christ Lutheran Church. For more information or […]

PART-TIME TEACHING ASSISTANT NEEDED

by Dean Porzel

Immanuel Lutheran Preschool (Mokena) is in need of a teaching assistant to begin in August, 2019. The position would be Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 to 12:00, and additional hours for continuing education, staff meetings, and special events. This job requires taking care of physical, emotional, and social needs of children ages 2 1/2 […]

DIEFENTHALER FOUNDATION GRANTS

by Dean Porzel

The Diefenthaler Foundation for Professional Church Workers was established in August 1983 as a testimonial to † Mark Diefenthaler and his ministry as Director of Christian Education at Christ Lutheran. Scholarships from the fund are available to students preparing for full-time church work. Applications are available in the Church Office. Applicants must reapply every year. […]

OWLS NOTES

by Dean Porzel

OWLS MEMBERS & GUESTS Join us on Thursday, August 8, as we travel down the Illinois River on The Spirit of Peoria paddle wheel boat. We will depart Christ Lutheran at 8:30 on a handicapped accessible motor coach, and return at approximately 5:00. The 2-hour cruise includes Dixieland entertainment and lunch. The cost is $70/OWLS […]

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.

CLEWS REGISTRATION FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

by Louis

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 […]

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 […]

NOAH’S NURSERY

by Dean Porzel

NOAH’S NURSERY will be resuming after the first of the year when our new coordinator has an opportunity to recruit and train volunteers. In the meantime, two cry room areas with service on closed-circuit television are available for children and their parents who need to worship away from the sanctuary: downstairs in the northwest corner […]

FUNERAL INFORMATION

by Dean Porzel

FUNERAL INFORMATION Several copies of the “Funerals/Memorial Services at Christ Lutheran” packet that Pastor Ray has prepared for families with whom he ministers are available on the narthex table this weekend. If we run out, request a copy in the church office or at jamie@christlutheranorland.com

NEW CEMETERY SIGNS

by Dean Porzel

The cemetery has new signs at the entrance and exit driveways, also a one-way sign. The Cemetery Board is grateful to Dennis Smith, Dale Marsh and Mike Kut for their help installing them. Everyone is encouraged to drive there (located at 147th and 82nd Avenue) to see how neat and attractive our little church cemetery […]