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Harvest Festival

by Dean Porzel

Harvest Festival Announcement!   Sunday, October 25, 2020   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm     Attention Christ Lutheran Families!   We need your help to make this 1st Trunk or Treat/Harvest Festival a success!   Since Covid-19 is still prevalent in our lives, we are limiting this event to Christ Lutheran Families only, therefore, […]

Marian Ritter Service

by Dean Porzel

A GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be held for † Marian Ritter on Wednesday, October 21, at Chapel Hill Gardens South. Pastor Rohlfs will conduct the service beginning at 11:00. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Marian died on September 29, 2019.


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 […]

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 […]


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. […]

Pastor’s Corner:  September, 2019

by Dean Porzel

    Back to It with the Lord!   This morning I made my way to church on 151st Street going west and needed to be thoughtful along the way.  For a couple of months, my speed stayed a constant 35 mph, but as an early bird I now needed to fly a little slower:  […]

Honoring the Saints    

by Dean Porzel

  By Barb Mazarakos  “Saints” are not something that many would associate with the Lutheran church in the same way that we do with our Catholic and Orthodox brothers and sisters. We don’t elevate them to a higher “position”, or offer prayers to them as intercessors to God. As Lutherans we are taught that we […]

Setting a Strong Foundation

by Dean Porzel

Setting a Strong Foundation       By Barb Mazarakos      January 22-28, 2017 marks National Lutheran Schools Week throughout the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Education has been a firm priority for the LCMS since it began back in 1847 with just 12 congregations and 14 schools. What a blessing it is then that in […]

Fishers of Men

by Dean Porzel

Fishers of Men  By Ray Delcourt    Legend tells the story: A boy is on the beach tossing Starfish back in to the ocean one at a time. There are thousands of them on this beach. The young boy just keeps picking one up and heaving it into the watery abyss. An old man from […]

Voters Meetings: Why Do We Need Them?

by Dean Porzel

Voters Meetings: Why Do We Need Them? By Peter Schrank Individual LCMS Churches are led by their members, not by a larger diocese or administrative body.  We do not have Bishops and Archbishops to oversee the administration of church matters.  What this means is that Lutheran Churches are required to have essential semiannual voters meetings.  […]

New Events

by Dean Porzel


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8:00 a.m. Gym of Ledogar Hall Worship will begin now for the season. Communion will be
celebrated in the 8:00 service on the 1st , 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month. No preregistration required at this time.
9:30 a.m. Sanctuary Service will continue to be live streamed and involve in-person
worshipers with a limit of 80 total (sanctuary, narthex, and Fireside Room capacity). Communion will be
celebrated on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. No pre-registration required at this time.

Holy Communion will be offered:
8:00 a.m. every first, third and fifth Sunday of the month
9:30 a.m. every second and fourth Sunday of the month
Portico Drive-up Communion every first, third and fifth Sunday of the month
from 10:50-11:30 a.m.

Worship capacity and hygiene (face coverings are required) will continue to follow state
recommendations. Both the gym and the sanctuary will be "air scrubbed" after services.
Please, if you have traveled to a virus hot-zone, please read and follow the Cook County
requirements for self-isolation. During that time, if you need help to connect with worship
remotely or by DVD, please contact Pastor Ray for assistance.
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.