2017-12-11 20:19:40 dporzel

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 Information/donation brochures are located on the narthex table.

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2017-12-11 20:11:35 dporzel



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

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2017-10-14 12:50:09 dporzel

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

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2017-08-12 13:43:31 dporzel

Welcome to Orland-Palos VFW 2604! We are looking forward to offering you the many benefits that come with membership in our organization, as well as the camaraderie and friendships you will make. We represent all service branches, and our members have served in all of the nation’s military actions. With your participation we will continue to be of value to our nation and our communities. We can be found at the Orland Park Veterans Building, 15045 West Avenue, Orland Park. Join us at our summer picnic on Saturday, August 26, from 12:00 to 4:00 on the grounds of All Saints Lutheran Church. RSVP by calling Cmdr. Bruce at 708-415-4353.

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2017-04-04 12:26:47 dporzel

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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

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