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ADULT BIBLE STUDY

by Dean Porzel

Join us on Mondays, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom, beginning this Monday, May 18, for Adult Bible Study. Led by Pastor Johnson, we will discuss The Book of Acts. We will explore the culture, economics, and reality the disciples faced when they began their missionary journeys. We will cover in-depth the development of […]

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.

MESSAGE FROM TOM MURPHY, CLC PRESIDENT

by Dean Porzel

This serves to inform the members of the congregation that, in light of the dysfunctional times we are going through, at a regularly scheduled meeting on May 12, 2020, the Church Council reviewed the feasibility of having a Voters’ Meeting in June. The decision of the Council is that we will continue as we have […]

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 […]

GRAVESIDE SERVICE POSTPONED

by Dean Porzel

The graveside service for † Marian Ritter to be held on Friday, May 15, has been postponed. Please watch the bulletin for more information.

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 Hello Christ Lutheran! I miss everyone and hope you and your families are well and safe. During these weeks of streaming our worship services, I have been including the congregation to participate in special music for our […]

DIEFENTHALER FOUNDATION GRANTS

by Dean Porzel

DIEFENTHALER FOUNDATION GRANTS 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 […]

WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER GROUP

by Dean Porzel

WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER will meet remotely via ZOOM this Wednesday, May 20. To prepare: Psalm 46.  WSPG will not meet on Wednesdays, May 27 and June 3. On Wednesday, June 10, we will meet remotely to discuss Psalm 103. On Wednesday, June 17, we will begin a new series to continue through the […]

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

by admin

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

  LOAVES AND FISHES During the month of January we collected 501 POUNDS of food. This month’s donations were given to St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Midlothian.   ► BUST THE BOX!!!! Each month we gather many canned goods for Loaves and Fishes. Let’s start this year with a hefty goal, more than 500 lbs! […]

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 […]

Given the recent CDC guidelines of limiting 10 people to a gathering we are suspending normal services at Christ Lutheran Church.  We are going to post the liturgy for the weekly 9:30 am Sunday worship service on the church website  and stream the 9:30 am Sunday service on Facebook. 

Again, thank you for your understanding and pray for our leaders in government as they continue to battle the pandemic.

Live streaming of Sunday 9:30 am service can be viewed on the Christ Lutheran Facebook page at:  

https://www.facebook.com/ChristLutheranOrlandPark

You can also view videos of recent services from the "Video" box on our website home page.