Hey kids (5th grade through college)! Sign up to play for the Christmas Eve Family Service, Saturday, December 24, at 3:00. Practice will be on Saturday, December 17, at 10:00. Please sign-up on the bulletin board by the gym or contact
Sandy Knopp at (708) 349-0431, x227.
We are asking for your support to fund two projects here at the church:
- A handicapped-accessible path from the south parking lot across the grassy median.
- The installation of new speakers in the Narthex and Fireside Room.
The total cost to complete these projects is $4,000. At this time, $2,000 is still needed. Please
consider a donation to these specific projects. Checks can be made payable to Christ Lutheran
Church, with “church projects” on the memo line.
❖ This is LWML Sunday throughout the Synod. We’ll be collecting mite box offerings for
missions in the large purple collection box in the narthex during the month of October.
Thank you for your support.
❖ On December 3 and 4, the Ladies Aid/LWML will be sponsoring a Craft & Bake Sale
after services. If you are a crafter (knitting, crocheting, sewing, woodworking, painting,
etc.), please consider donating an item (or several!) and/or baked goods. More
information to follow later.
QUILTERS If you can tie knots, cut or measure fabric, or even sew, we would LOVE to have
you join us to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief. We meet each Tuesday from 9:00 to
12:00 (including a time-out for “coffee and” of course). Please come!
→ The Quilters are in need of a portable sewing machine (no cabinet). If you have a
sewing machine that you would like to donate, please contact the Church Office.
THE BANNER COMMITTEE is in need of coupons for Jo-Ann Fabrics. If you have extra
coupons that you will not use, please bring them to the Church Office. Thanks in advance!
JOIN OUR MUSIC MINISTRY PROGRAM Under the direction of Sandra Knopp, you are invited
to join one of the Christ Lutheran music programs: Christ Choir, Youth Choir, Cherub Choir, Joy
& Praise, Handbell Choir, Jr. Chimers, Youth Orchestra, or Special Music for worship. Music
Appreciation Sunday will be held next Sunday, August 21. Make your life a song to God.
For information or questions, please contact Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (708) 349-
0431, x 227.
SPORT CAMP & ART CAMP have been postponed until the fall.
The Haitian Lutheran Mission Project has merged with Mission Haiti in Davie
FL in order to continue serving the Jeremie District of Haiti. Over the past 16 plus years, your
donations provided food, clean drinking water, new/clean clothing, eyeglasses, medical
attention, medications, school supplies, school buildings, desks, vehicles and friendship to the
Jeremie District. Please keep in mind that your entire donation to the Haitian Lutheran Mission
Project (now Mission Haiti) is spent to meet the needs of the very poorest people in Haiti. The
funds are not sent through a third-party organization and there are NO administrative costs.
The teams pay their own travel expenses and all of the board members are volunteers. We
pray for your continued support. Please address all donations to: Mission Haiti, 3850 S.
University Dr. #290171, Davie, FL 33329. Thank you. ~Sue Gross
Praise the Lord and thank you for the overwhelming celebration of retirement last Sunday. Our
family was moved and impressed by your great show of love and appreciation. Comments that
you shared about worship services, visits, baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc., stirred our hearts.
Thank you to the committee, musicians, staff, Pr. Chuck and all the volunteers who made our
worship of the Lord so special and celebration so meaningful. And thanks so much for the many
cards and gifts. The monetary gifts have exceeded $19,000 and will go towards our “camper
and truck traveling grandparent and family show.” Thank you for your generosity, and for your
faithful stewardship over the years. You are truly graced and gracious in the LORD.
While the days ahead will mean stepping back into retirement and part-time ministry in NID
congregations, you will be in our prayers. When you send devotional prayer requests to Pastor
Chuck and the office, please feel free to copy us at email@example.com and they will be part of
our devotional prayer.
And…Lord God, grant your grace and direction, we pray, to Christ Lutheran and Pastor
Johnson that the Gospel of Christ might go forth in new and effective ways for the life of many,
in Jesus’ name; and as Pr. Walt always added, In the name of the Father and of the † Son and
of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Pr. Ray and Jo Ann, June 29
Anyone interested in singing and/or playing an instrument for
our worship services during the summer season is asked to contact Sandy Knopp to sign up.
Sandy can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the Church Office at 708-349-0431.
A CLC member that lives at Evergreen Senior Living (108th Ave. and
183rd Street, Orland Park) is in need of a ride to doctor’s appointments. Dates and times will vary. If
you would be willing to assist, please call Pastor Chuck.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL – CATALYSTS FOR CHRIST Join us this Sunday, November 13,
as we continue our interactive Bible study of The Chosen: Season One. This study allows you
to delve more deeply into each episode as you explore the life of Jesus. Class meets in the
office conference room beginning at 9:15.
Below is an excerpt from a letter that we received from Trinity
Hope our partner in Haiti. The entire letter is posted on the bulletin board.
God provided a way to expand the feeding programs in Haiti during 2021. By his grace and
blessings, we are now providing a noon meal to over 50,000 children, teachers and cooks in over
240 Christian schools throughout Haiti. As a dedicated supporter of the work we do, you are truly
making a difference in the lives of these children. Thank you for helping us feed these children in
both body and soul.
We are looking for one or two teachers to lead art classes at church this summer. We will have separate classes for children and for adults, and one teacher can possibly lead both classes. Energy and flexibility are necessary for the
children’s class! A stipend will be provided. If interested, please contact Pastor Chuck at 309-531-4868.
OWLS LUNCH OUTING The OWLS are going to Blueberry Hill (179th & LaGrange) for lunch after
the 10:00 service this Sunday, November 13. Any senior is invited to join us; you don’t have to
be an OWLS member. Carpooling is available, and the restaurant will write separate checks
(and do the dishes!). Come meet some other seniors at Christ Lutheran. We will meet in the
Fireside Room after the 10:00 service.
To sign up or for more information, contact
Sharon Mulcahy at 708-269-2102.
OWLS MEMBERS needing a ride to the monthly meetings should call Sharon Mulcahy at 708-429- She has drivers that will pick you up.
We are in need of more Jr. Chimers! Kids in Grades 2 – 8, please
consider joining us! Our next rehearsal is Tuesday, October 5, at 5:00. If your child is interested, please contact Sandy Knopp at email@example.com or 708-349-0431, x227.
If you are interested in becoming a member of Christ Lutheran Church,
Pastor Johnson will be leading a New Member Class for three weeks on
Sundays, October 10, 17, and 31. Class will meet in Fellowship Hall
from 11:15a to 12:00p. Please text Pastor Johnson at 309-531-4868 or
notify the Church Office if you will be attending.