The O.W.L.S. is a social group of men and women age 50 or older. This active group meets for conversation, adventures and fun! We take a number of  local day trips each year such as White Fence Farm to see the Patty Waszak Show, Fireside Dinner Theatre in Fort Atkinson, WI., and The Lexington House to see a Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis tribute.

During the Advent & Lenten season, members prepare a luncheon that is served after the 11:00 a.m. service. You can also find us coordinating the fall and spring rummage sale.

Our meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Come and join us!



OWLS 24th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Through the vision of Don Pleger, assisted by Ernst Zimmermann, the OWLS – Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors – was formed in 1991. Membership in the group was for those 50 years of age and older. The purpose of the group was to provide Christian fellowship, social activities and service to the church. Rose Graunke, Vern and Melba Scarpelli, and Arlette Zimmermann are the remaining original members of the group. Over the years, the OWLS have become a vital part of Christ Lutheran Church. Their generosity to the church has included new appliances and office equipment, new furniture and blinds, donations to the Home Welfare program, and much more. They decorate the church for Christmas and provide luncheons during Advent and Lent. In addition, their much-anticipated rummage sales bring people from miles around! As they celebrate their 24th Anniversary, we are so thankful and grateful for the OWLS. With approximately 50 members, the OWLS continue to meet on the second Thursday of each month at 10:00 and also enjoy several outings throughout the year. If you are age 50 or older, they would love to have you join them. If you would like more information about the OWLS, please contact their current president, Rose Graunke. The other current officers are: Vice President – Diane Linkowski, Treasurer – Clarise Herrmann, and Secretary – Mary Garrett.



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RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE A Rummage & Bake Sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 27 (9:00 to 3:00) and 28 (9:00 to 1:00). The Rummage Sale is sponsored by the OWLS, and the Bake Sale by the Ladies Aid. ► Baked goods are needed for the Bake Sale, especially donations of homemade cookies. Everyone in the congregation is invited to supply baked goods. Donations can be dropped off in the kitchen on Thursday, September 26. ► We are in need of volunteers to help us clean up after the sale on Saturday. If you are able to help, please arrive at church at 1:00.

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OWLS NOTES Set-up for the rummage sale is this Monday, September 23, through Thursday, September 26. (Monday, 10:00-2:30; all other days, 9:00-2:30) Please bring a brown-bag lunch; dessert will be provided. We would greatly appreciate any help from members of the congregation. Even one or two hours would be a great help! The sale begins Friday, September 27. Please arrive between 8:30-8:45, wearing your OWLS t-shirt.  RUMMAGE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22.

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PAJ016We’ve heard there’s trouble at the Sleepy-Tite Factory! Workers are demanding a 7-1/2 cent pay raise! Join the OWLS on Thursday, October 10, for a bus trip to The Theatre at the Center in Munster, Indiana to see “Pajama Game.” Dinner included. OWLS $65, Guests $70 (due Sept. 15). For additional information, call Clarise Herrmann at 708-478-3711.

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Join the OWLS during the month of October, and get three months FREE membership! We would love to have YOU as a new member! Why not stop by our next meeting on Thursday, October 13, at 10:00 to see what we’re all about? Join us to hear our guest speaker discuss the topic, “Ageless Grace,” followed by a delicious lunch. Bring a friend if you’d like. For FAQs about the OWLS, check the table in the narthex for the gold fact sheet titled, “What Do the Christ Lutheran Seniors Do?”

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