Honoring her cousin Sharon’s memory, CLC member Sandie Falco is collecting desperately needed school supplies. These supplies will be distributed first to the children of unemployed and underemployed members and friends of the Christ Lutheran congregation; any additional supplies will be divided between the Orland Township and Sanctuary Lutheran Church (Manhattan). Items can be deposited in the designated box in the narthex. Contact Sandie at 708-403-5999 if you have any questions. If you prefer, checks can be written to Christ Lutheran Church earmarked “school supplies”, and we will do the shopping for you. Please do not write checks to “Sharon’s Angels.” If your children or the children of someone you know are in need of a backpack filled with school supplies, contact the Church Office at 708-349-0431.
Recently, Pastor Ray has been asked by a number of people about joining Christ Lutheran. What a blessing to welcome new members! As a result, he has scheduled a FCS (Faith & Congregation Seminar) to meet on Wednesdays, July 18 and 25, from 6:00 to 8:30, beginning with a soup and sandwich fellowship. The class will review the basics of our Christian Faith, the specifics of Lutheranism, and the history, life, and values of Christ Lutheran congregation. Because of the seminar format, pre-registration and pre-seminar preparations are required. To register, please phone the Church Office and speak with Jamie at 708-349-0431. The class will prepare both those without and with Lutheran background for membership here.
On Saturday, January 6, 2018, the Olmsted family, along with Sandburg Gymnastics, will be hosting The Erin Olmsted Memorial Gymnastics Invitational, from 10:00 to 1:30, in the Eagle Gym at Sandburg High School. All monies raised from ticket sales to this event will support the Erin E. Olmsted Scholarships as well as the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists. ► If you would like to make a donation (now through January 30, 2018), checks should be made payable to The Erin Olmsted Scholarship Fund and 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 are located on the narthex table.
The First Lutheran Dart League is sponsoring a Dartball Recruitment Day on Sunday, January 7, from 1:00 to 3:00, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Chicago Heights. The purpose of this event is to invite more players into the league, to fill spots on existing teams, and bring more teams into the league while promoting Christian Fellowship among members. Representatives will be there to explain how the game and league works and then play a few games with interested individuals. Games are played on Tuesday evenings. Please RSVP to Tim at 708-269-0989 by December 20 if you’d like to attend
NOW OPEN: “RELIGIOUS CHANGE AND PRINT, 1450-1700” Now open to the public through December 27, 2017, plan your visit to the Newberry Library to see this exhibit. Featuring over 150 objects from the Newberry’s collection, “Religious Change and Print, 1450-1700” views the Reformation through the eyes of the people who experienced the social, cultural, and political transformations it thrust into their lives. Guided public tours are available free of charge on select dates. For more information, visit www.newberry.org.