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2020 NERF BLAST!

by Dean Porzel

  Everyone is welcome to join us in the gym on Sunday, February 16, at 6:30, as we gather together for a fun game of Nerf Blast! Nerf guns have been ordered (more can be ordered if numbers are high), we just ask if you plan to come, let us know so we have enough […]

CALLING ALL VOYAGERS & LYTES

by Dean Porzel

  The Super Bowl Sub Sandwich Fundraiser is coming up on Sunday, February 2, and we need your help! We are raising funds exciting youth group events. Please join us for fun and fellowship as we assemble and sell sub sandwiches on Saturday, February 1, from 3:30 to 6:00. Then again we will need help […]

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

by Dean Porzel

  The Alpha Alumni Chapter of Beta Sigma Psi-National Lutheran Fraternity is offering a $1,500 scholarship given out to a Lutheran male freshman attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Fall 2020. There is no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi or be related to a member of the fraternity to receive this award. […]

HOLY SMOKERS!

by Dean Porzel

  Seeking amateur and professional cookers who have a passion to learn and cook barbecue. No experience necessary. If you want to learn how to smoke/bbq pork butts, briskets, salmon, chicken, turkey, lamb, pork & beef ribs, deviled eggs, etc…then sign on up! Eventually, our goal will be to cook quality bbq for large groups […]

NEW PICTORAL DIRECTORY

by Dean Porzel

  NEW PICTORAL DIRECTORY Don’t recognize the family sitting in front of you? Know a familiar face but not a name? Then it must be time for a new Church Directory! Are you willing to help? We need to assemble a task force for this project, so please contact Julie in the Church Office if […]

STARBUCKS HOT CHOCOLATE BAR

by Dean Porzel

  This weekend is your last opportunity to get a cup of Starbucks Hot Chocolate from our Hot Chocolate Bar. Thank you for your support and generosity to our youth!

ST. MATTHEW’S THANKS AND SERVING OPPORTUNITY

by Dean Porzel

On December 19, twelve volunteers from Christ Lutheran Church delivered gifts given by members, plus items donated by UPS, to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. In addition, we delivered the very generous door offering of $2,500.00. We then joined Pastor Ray and Rev. & Mrs. Sifuentes in their Christmas devotions of scripture, songs and prayers, in […]

FAITH AND CONGREGATION CLASS

by Dean Porzel

FAITH AND CONGREGATION CLASS begins this Sunday, January 19, from 11:00 to 12:30 in the office conference room. The class will review the basics of our Christian Faith, Lutheranism, and the specifics of Christ Lutheran congregation. The class will prepare both those without and with Lutheran background for membership here; it will also help nonconfirmed […]

A LITTLE BIT OF GERMANY

by Dean Porzel

  Shepard High School (Palos Heights) presents “A Little Bit of Germany” on Saturday, February 1, from 4:00 to 8:00. Tickets include bratwurst, sauerkraut, and German potato salad. The German band Paloma will provide entertainment at the event. The cost is $10/adults and $5/children 12 and under. Proceeds will support the Shepard students hosting German […]

SOUPER BOWL CHALLENGE

by Dean Porzel

    Orland Township is hosting the 3rd Annual Souper Bowl Challenge on Saturday, February 1. Kick-off Super Bowl weekend by joining us! We are seeking soup cooks! Each participating cook is to prepare 1.5 gallons of their best soup for the competition and an additional batch, which will be donated to a local soup […]

DIGITAL PICTURE EASTER CONTEST

by Dean Porzel

  Do you have an artistic eye that you would love to share with our church? This Lenten season use your skills for photography and submit a digital picture that best represents an aspect of the Christian faith and a connection to Christ Lutheran Church or surrounding area. No family portraits, pet photos, or selfies. […]

DO YOU HAVE YOUR TICKET FOR THE ARK?

by Dean Porzel

    DO YOU HAVE YOUR TICKET FOR THE ARK? We have a tentative month planned for a potential church trip down to see the life size Ark in Kentucky. Would you be interested in going? Family? Friends? Please contact Pastor Chuck at talonheart1@gmail.com.

ERIN’S AAIM FOR CHANGE DONATION DRIVE

by Dean Porzel

ERIN’S AAIM FOR CHANGE DONATION DRIVE If you would like to make a donation (through January 30, 2020), checks should be made payable to The Erin Olmsted Scholarship Fund and 2 mailed to: The Erin Olmsted Scholarship Fund, 15336 Teebrook Drive, Orland Park, 60462, or donate on-line with a credit card at www.erinsaaimforchange.org Information/donation brochures […]

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 […]

LOAVES AND FISHES

by Dean Porzel

  LOAVES AND FISHES is our monthly effort to collect food for area food pantries. Pick up your Loaves and Fishes this weekend and remember this important ministry when you do your shopping! NO GLASS JARS PLEASE!

GYMNASTICS INVITATIONAL & DONATION DRIVE

by Dean Porzel

On Saturday, January 4, 2020, the Olmsted family, along with Sandburg Gymnastics, will be hosting The Erin Olmsted Memorial Gymnastics Invitational, from 10:00 to 1:30, in the West Gym of Andrew High School. All monies raised from ticket sales to this event will support the Erin E. Olmsted Scholarships as well as the Alliance Against […]

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 […]

LOAVES AND FISHES

by Dean Porzel

    LOAVES AND FISHES is our monthly effort to collect food for area food pantries. During the month of September we collected 390 POUNDS of food! This month’s donations were given to St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Midlothian. Pick up your Loaves and Fishes this weekend and remember this important ministry when you do […]

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 […]

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 […]