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. Runner-ups may be eligible for $500. Our scholarship application may be found online at https://forms.gle/w1ozhFanY4KeBFLbA. All applications are due March 20th, 2020. The Beta Sigma Psi Educational Foundation also offers additional scholarship and grant opportunities for members of the Lutheran community. These opportunities can be found here http://wp.betasigmapsi.org/scholarships-grants/high-school-scholarships/
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 both English and Spanish, as we helped to serve a hot Christmas lunch to over 100 people from the Pilsen neighborhood. Pastor Sifuentes extends his sincere thanks to all of the members of CLC for their gifts, prayers and very generous financial support to keep his ministry alive and effective. Many of our volunteers asked if we could serve more than once a year. We have now received additional clothing to take to St. Matthew and, after checking with Rev. Sifuentes, he could use our help to serve lunch on Thursday, January 23. If you are interested in helping, please call George Zoellick (708) 363-4209. We will meet at CLC at 10:15a and will return by 3:00p. Sincere thanks to all of the volunteers. ~ George
ST. MATTHEW’S SERVING OPPORTUNITY We have received additional clothing to take to St. Matthew and, after checking with Rev. Sifuentes, he could use our help to serve lunch this Thursday, January 23. If you are interested in helping, please call George Zoellick (708) 363- 4209. We will meet at CLC at 10:15 and will return by 3:00.
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 exchange students and Shepard students traveling to Germany. For tickets contact Kathi Sterling at 708-371-3672 or by email at email@example.com.
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 kitchen or shelter. This is a great event to give back to the community! If you have any questions or to register, please contact Lindsay Trost at LindsayT@orlandtownship.org or (708) 403-4222.
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 involved in helping those in need.