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SUB SANDWICH FUNDRAISER

2021-01-17 12:09:04 dporzel

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The youth Super Bowl Sub Sandwich Fundraiser will be held Saturday and Sunday, February 6 and 7. We want to continue this tradition, but due to COVID restrictions, this will be a PREORDER sale only. You can pre-order your sandwiches through Sunday, January 24, at https://www.christlutheranorlandpark.com/event-registration. (You can also contact Kathi Sterling with your order at crs750@aol.com or 708-371-3672.) Freewill donations will be accepted and sandwiches will be available for pick-up after each service the weekend of February 6 and 7.
Donations can be given when picking up an order, mailed to the church office directed to Christ Lutheran Youth, or through the GivePlus app.

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LOAVES AND FISHES

2021-01-16 20:07:00 dporzel

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LOAVES & FISHES Just a reminder that we are taking donations for our Loaves & Fishes at this time! Any donations can be brought to the Church Office or left in the boxes under the portico by the front church doors. Many are in need, so if you are able, please remember this important ministry when you are shopping.

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CLEWS REGISTRATION FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

2021-01-14 07:36:00 admin

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CLEWS REGISTRATION FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Members of Christ Lutheran Church may register for the THREE AND FOUR YEAR OLD PRESCHOOL PROGRAM starting NOW! Being a Christ Lutheran member, your child will have first choice of class times and days. Registration packets are available in the CLEWS office or the Church Office. Applications
are also available online at clewspreschool.com. As soon as your application and registration fee are received, you will be contacted.

Open Registration will begin on Sunday, January 24, with a CLEWS Open House BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. You must make a reservation by contacting Whitney Corbin at 708- 351-9507 or the CLEWS Preschool directly at 708-349-0171. Masks are required and social distancing is respected.

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Happy New Year

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STEPHEN MINISTER CO-LEADER NEEDED

2020-12-20 13:05:14 dporzel

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Gerry Bronzell, our Stephen Ministry leader, is considering retirement in the next couple of years. Perhaps you have been searching for a way to experience the ultimate Christian experience of love and giving. If so, Gerry will train you as a Stephen Minister and, if after the training period is finished you feel comfortable with the ministry and like to be a co-leader with Gerry, then please contact Gerry or Pastor Ray.
If you are already trained as a Stephen Minister and interested in co-leading with Gerry, then contact us. Professional training as a Stephen Leader will be conducted by Stephen Ministry headquarters out of St. Louis.

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BIBLE STORY LEGO COMPETITION

2020-12-20 12:57:07 dporzel

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Congratulations to the winners of our Lego Competition!
Carly Grant, with Jonah & the Whale, won the Individual Competition, and the Walz Family, with the Life of Moses, won the Family Competition. The winners are displayed in the Fireside Room near the Christmas Tree. Each winner received a $50 gift card to Hobby Lobby. Thanks for participating!

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DONATIONS NEEDED FOR HOLY SMOKERS

2020-12-20 12:53:49 dporzel

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Donations of shrimp (Costco has the best!) and sausage are needed for our famous Jambalaya, which we will be preparing in early 2021. Please bring donations to the Church Office

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ST. MATTHEW SOUP KITCHEN

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On Thursday this past week, Pastor Rohlfs went to St. Matthew Lutheran Church and Soup Kitchen to deliver our Love Offering check in the amount of $2,000, plus $60 in cash. Normally we would have a large group, but because of Covid concerns, Pastor went in the stead of George Zoellick. We continue to remember in prayer George, the leader and coordinator of this project, as he commends beloved sister Carole to the peace and light of heaven. Pastor and Elly Sifuentes thank our congregation very much on behalf of St. Matthew. Pastor Ray was able to assist in preparing the takeaway lunches and offer a prayer for the many that were gathered to receive those lunches. Photos can be found on our website and Facebook.

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Haitian Lutheran Mission Project

2020-12-12 12:08:10 dporzel

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Merry Christmas from the Haitian Lutheran Mission Project

Your end of year donations will help keep our Lutheran Schools in Haiti open for another year.

thank you from the children of Haiti.

Susan Gross

The Haitian Lutheran Mission Project

c/o Christ Lutheran Church

14700 S 94 the Ave Orland Park, IL 60462

Check our posts on Facebook

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The Spirit of Giving

2020-12-06 12:32:54 dporzel

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THE SPIRIT OF GIVING
At Christmastime, the Spirit of Giving is ubiquitous. A time we ponder what is something special we can do for our loved ones.
Keeping the Spirit of Giving in mind, have you ever considered what you can do for your fellow Christians? We as Stephen Ministers have, and continue to fully experience the Spirit of Christian Giving. After all, it is a gift from the Holy Spirit.


Gerry Bronzell, our leader, is considering retirement in the next couple of years. Perhaps you have been searching for a way to experience the ultimate Christian experience of love and giving. If so, Gerry will train you as a Stephen Minister and, if after the training period is finished
you feel comfortable with the ministry and like to be a co-leader with Gerry, then please contact Gerry or Pastor Ray.
If you are already trained as a Stephen Minister and interested in co-leading with Gerry, then contact us. Professional training as a Stephen Leader will be conducted by Stephen Ministry headquarters out of St. Louis.
Christ Lutheran Stephen Ministry was blessed and honored to be featured in a recent mailing by Dr. Haugk as below. Thank you to our Stephen Ministers and Leader Gerry for their support and help during this time of pandemic. Hebrews 13: 8! RR+


Dear Gerald,
Many congregations have shared with us examples of how they’re using the pandemic fatigue resources we’ve shared with them—encouraging people to receive the care of a Stephen Minister. One of them is Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Orland Park, Illinois.


In this brief video, Stephen Leader Gerry Bronzell
connects to the heart of people’s experiences in this painful time.

[Full video is featured on the Stephen Ministry website and can be viewed
there.]

New Resources for Recruiting Stephen Ministers (stephenministries.org)


You can check out the resources they’re using to find care receivers with pandemic fatigue at stephenministries.org/fatigue.
Stephen Ministry congregations like Gerry’s continue to make a real difference in the lives of people who are suffering in the midst of the pandemic. It’s powerful to see how, despite
everything, Stephen Ministers everywhere are out there bringing the healing love of Christ to those who are hurting. May God bless your ministry and keep you safe.


In Christ,
Rev. Kenneth C. Haugk, Ph.D.
Founder and Executive Director
We’ve also just released additional resources, including a new video, to help you recruit
Stephen Ministers and meet the growing needs for care all around us.
To view these resources, visit stephenministries.org/serve.

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NEW MEMBER

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We are privileged to welcome into Christ Lutheran Church congregation Paul Ledogar, by Letter of Transfer from Trinity Lutheran Church, Lisle.

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WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER

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WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER continues this Wednesday, January 20, at 9:15.
Class is taught by Pastor Ray+ both in-person and by zoom. We will study Hebrews 1:7ff and “Jesus and the Angels” on page 19.

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BOOK CLUB

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BOOK CLUB On January 26, at 3:30, we will discuss Joy to the World: How Christ’s Coming Changed Everything (And Still Does) by Scott Hahn.

► Our selection for February, 2021, is The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World, by Jamil Zaki.

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Sandy has been HACKED!!

2020-10-25 09:02:05 dporzel

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  Sandra Knopp’s email and phone have been hacked. Please note she is not requesting any favors, money $$, nor does she want to sell you a gift card. 
Should you receive any such messages from her, please delete them. 
She is aware of the situation and is working on a resolution.

   
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SANCTUARY VIDEO SCREEN PROJECT

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Praise the Lord! To date, a total of $10, 725 has been received from the following people for the purchase and installation of TV monitors on each side of the Chancel wall in the Church Sanctuary:

Johann Alm Karen Jelinek Lee & Kathi Reinbolt William & Millie Bard Richard & Luz Jelinek Pete & Debra Schrank Ray & Ann Dubie Chris Liberatore Phyllis Schrank Evie Fagan Elizabeth Louden Steve & Sue Stec Bill Gavac Mark & Susan Marcotte Christian & Kathi Sterling Bill & Donna Hunter Bob & Eleanor Mininni Terry & Millie Watland Carl & Julie Jancik Sharon Mulcahy David & Angela Yudt Mary Lee Rauch

These were necessary for church services in adherence to CDC safety guidelines. Your generosity will enable us to use technology to further spread the Gospel. Thank you for your response to the Pastors’ appeal for this special project. Even with this list of faithful donors, further assistance is still needed to defray the total cost of the project. ~ The Church Council

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SPECIAL MUSIC FOR THE SUNDAY 9:30 STREAMING SERVICES

2020-06-28 11:13:29 dporzel

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SPECIAL MUSIC FOR THE SUNDAY 9:30 STREAMING SERVICES If you are interested in participating in the special music for our 9:30 worship services, please contact Sandy at sandraknopp@yahoo.com or 708-349-0431, x227.

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VOYAGER BIBLE STUDY

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VOYAGER BIBLE STUDY continues to meet three times a week via Zoom on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, at 1:00 p.m. These short, 15-minute Bible Studies are led by Pastor Johnson and cover in depth the Book of Acts, the development of the apostles, and their journeys.

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GREETINGS

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Recently, both Mark and Paul Ledogar sent their greetings and prayers along to Christ Lutheran. Paul conveyed a letter he found that his parents wrote to the family on Christmas, 1965. The faithful sentiments expressed in that Christmas letter are very meaningful both to the Ledogar and Crane families and to this family of faith. Read and be touched by the Spirit by this note which is in the basket under the photos of the Ledogars. RR+

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General Information During Covid-19 Restrictions

2020-05-17 13:27:22 dporzel

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WORSHIP SERVICES WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 9:30 A.M. ON FACEBOOK. AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON THE CHURCH WEBSITE AT 12:00 NOON.

DVDs of services are available by contacting Pastor Ray, 708-341-0431.

PORTICO DRIVE-UP CAR COMMUNION SUNDAYS FROM 11:00 a.m. TO 12:00 noon

ALL AT-CHURCH ACTIVITIES, MEETINGS, AND MUSIC REHEARSALS HAVE BEEN CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

SEE BULLETIN FOR CLASSES AND MEETINGS BEING HELD VIA ZOOM OR CONFERENCE CALL.

PRAYERS AND DEVOTION REFLECTIONS ARE BEING POSTED IN THE “PASTOR’S CORNER” ON THE WEBSITE.

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Financial Support

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As you are able during this time of financial distress, your offering to support CELC on an ongoing basis can be made by one of four ways: 1) Use the Giveplus smart phone app; there will be a small service change. 2) Use the website https://www.christlutheranorland.com. You will find the donation link at the bottom of the page (enabled by GivePlus). 3) Set up direct withdraw from your checking account through ACH (automatic Clearing House); the form will be sent by e-mail to all members on Constant Contact (Church e-mail list). 4) Mail your envelopes to the church by US Mail. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CONTINUE TO GIVE THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS THROUGH MAIL, ACH, AND E-GIVING

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