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.



2019-03-15 18:40:40 dporzel

Are you weary of winter? Tired of ice and snow? Don’t worry about planning an expensive trip to the islands….the OWLS are bringing the Royale Polynesian Revue to perform at Christ Lutheran Church! Enjoy Polynesian costumes, music and dance, and a delicious catered lunch. This event will be held on Thursday, May 9, at 11:00 (after the OWLS meeting). Tickets are $22, and everyone is welcome! (Please purchase tickets by Sunday, April 28. Checks may be made out to Christ Lutheran Seniors.)

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2019-03-15 18:39:37 dporzel

The OWLS will be celebrating 28 years of fellowship and service with an Anniversary Luncheon on Sunday, May 5, at Jenny’s Steak House (11041 Menard Avenue, Chicago Ridge). OWLS members and their guests may purchase tickets for $21 per person, due by April 28. Please see Diane Linkowski for tickets.

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2019-03-15 18:38:22 dporzel

 Next meeting Thursday, April 4 (1st Thursday), at 10:00 (prior to service at 11:00).  28th Anniversary Dinner at Jenny’s Steak House on Sunday, May 5 ($21 per person).  Royale Polynesian Revue on Thursday, May 9, at 11:00 ($22 per person).

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2016-10-02 17:28:54 dporzel

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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