Faith Lutheran Church (Oak Lawn) invites you to their Voices Raised to You We Offer Organ Dedication & Hymn Festival on Sunday, May 6, beginning at 3:00. Join them for this “Lessons and Carols” style service that includes readings and hymns from throughout the church year. Pastor Mark Birkholz will be serving as Homilist, and Christ Lutheran’s Carl Lisius is one of the featured organists. Refreshments will immediately follow. For more information, contact Faith Lutheran Church at 708-424-1059.
The Village of Orland Park Veterans Commission is teaming up with The Stone Church and Kruse’s Krew for its next care package collection for U.S. military personnel. Volunteers will accept monetary and item donations on Sunday, April 29, from 12:00 to 3:00 at the Orland Veterans Center, 15045 West Avenue. Monetary donations will be accepted to offset the nearly $20 per package cost for shipping. Checks can be made payable to the Village of Orland Park Veterans Commission. The community is asked to drop off items that will be assembled and shipped to military personnel by Kruse’s Krew. This organization was created by Vietnam War Veteran Jim Kruse. Kruse served in the U.S. Army where he was as a teletype and cryptology equipment specialist. Kruse formed the organization to combat the feeling of loneliness and/or depression often felt by soldiers while serving. A complete list of items is available at the village hall and on the village’s website at https://goo.gl/CFY7DS. Questions may be directed to the Village of Orland Park Veterans Commission at 708/403-6115.
St. Paul Lutheran Church (Oak Lawn) invites you, your family, and friends to come to their annual German Fest on Saturday, April 28, from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. Doors open at 4:30, and a delicious German-style dinner is served from 5:00 to 7:00. The entertainment is the authentic German band, “Paloma.” Admission to attend the event without eating is $7.00. Pre-event tickets are $15.00 and are on sale through April 25. Ticket price includes the cost of admission plus $9.00 in food and beverage tickets. Ticket prices at the door are $16.00. Come early to get a good seat! It’s going to be “Wunderbar!” For more information or to order tickets, call the church office at 708-423-1040.
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.
Shepard High School (Palos Heights) presents “A Little Bit of Germany” on Saturday, January 20, from 4:00 to 8:00. Dinner will be served from 4:00 to 7:00 and includes 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.