On Friday, May 5, at 6:30, and Saturday, May 6, at 7:00, Trinity Lutheran Church (Tinley Park) will be showing Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World. Martin Luther remains one of the most important and influential people in the western world. His reform of the church, his translation of the Bible, and his reshaping of Christian life changed the religious, social, and political face of Europe. For more information, call 708-532-3529.
Guests and regular guests are always most welcome here at Christ Lutheran! Recently, some regular guests have asked me about how to formally join the congregation. There are several paths to membership. For those who have current Lutheran membership, a Transfer request letter is asked for and sent from our church office to the sending congregation. Those that have been confirmed as Lutheran and whose congregational membership has lapsed are welcome to speak with me about being welcomed into membership by Reaffirmation. For those who are new to the faith, I welcome conversations about Holy Baptism and membership. If you are from a different Christian tradition, we can talk about needed involvement in our next Faith and Congregation Class (FCC) and subsequent Confirmation of Faith. FCC is recommended for all new CLC members since the class reviews the basics of our Christianity and Lutheran denomination and the mission, history, organization, programs, art and buildings of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church. If you have any questions or would like to start a membership process, please contact me, Pr. Ray+, at rrohlfs@Christlutheranorland.com
On Sunday, April 30, at 3:20, join Musichorale for their 70th Spring Concert, Our Director’s Final Cut, featuring the final directorial performance of Jeffrey Silhan. The concert will be held at Trinity Christian College Ozinga Auditorium (Palos Heights). Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door. For information or tickets see Judy Venkus or call 773-239-6279. Free valet parking and handicap accessible!
It is really hard losing someone we care about. How that loss is felt and expressed is as unique as we are. Join Chaplain Ron Walker, Bereavement Services Manager of VITAS, on Wednesday, February 22, from 6:00 to 7:30, at VITAS Healthcare (8525 W. 183rd Street, Tinley Park) for “Is My Grief Normal?” The goal of this workshop is to define grief, discuss its common signs, and identify guidelines that help navigate your unique grief pathway. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Come share with others and get the information and support you need. RSVP to Chaplain Ron at 708-781-4405.
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 used for the children of the Chicago Uptown area. Items can be deposited in the designated box in the narthex. Contact Sandie at 708-403-5999 if you have any questions. Needed items include plain backpacks, notebooks, 3-prong folders, pens, pencils, paper, glue sticks, erasers. 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 Pastor Ledogar in the Church Office at 708-349-0431.