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 email@example.com or in the Church Office at 708-349-0431,
A meeting will be held on Sunday, July 25, to discuss the 2022 National Youth Gathering (July 9-11, 2022). The meeting will begin after the 10:00
service, and lunch will be served. All parents and youth currently in 7th through 12th grades that are interested in attending the National Youth Gathering are invited to attend this meeting. For more information, please contact Kathi Sterling (708-371-3672) or Pastor Chuck (309-531-4868).
Pursuant to CDC recommendations, masks are now optional during all worship services. Until at least the end of July, seating on the baptismal side of the sanctuary will be every other row, and the pulpit side of the sanctuary will have seating in every row. Air scrubbing will no longer
be necessary. Summer services (May 29 through September 5) will be held at 8:00 a.m. in the pavilion (weather permitting, otherwise sanctuary) and 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.
Saturday, May 29 – Sunday, September 5, 2021
Saturday worship – 5:00 p.m. (sanctuary)
Sunday worship – 8:00 (outdoors in the pavilion, weather
permitting) and 10:00 a.m. (sanctuary)
Drive-up Communion will be served the third Sunday of the month:
June 20, July 18, and August 15
God’s Big Backyard Bible Camp 2021 June 21 – June 24 ~ Under the Sun – Youth Camp (Tues or Thurs AM) Under the Stars – Family Camp (Mon or Wed PM) CLC families and youth are invited to God’s Big Backyard Bible Camp 2021! June 21st through June 24th We will be holding four Bible Camps; two Under the Sun Morning Youth Camps and two Under the Stars Evening Family Camps. Each session will be the same bible lesson, crafts, snack, music, etc., so please register for only one Family Camp OR one Youth Camp (based on grade). Due to Covid-19 restrictions, placement for any of the sessions is limited. PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
Registration link is listed below! Under the Sun Youth Camp
Tuesday OR Thursday 9am-12pm as follows: Tuesday (Preschool-1st Grade ONLY) OR Thursday (2nd-6th Grade ONLY) Open to children who are 3 years old(must be fully potty trained) by June 1, 2021 through 6th grade. Please register your children for the grade they have just completed in the
spring of 2021.
Under the Stars Family Camp
Monday OR Wednesday evenings 6pm-8pm. Please include the ages of your children so that we can plan the crafts, snacks and activities accordingly. _______________________________________________________________________ Summer Servant Volunteers Needed! Teen servants must have completed 7th grade; Volunteers 18+ will need to complete a background check. (we will send you the background link after you register to volunteer) CLC members will be given priority. Please register to VOLUNTEER here: christlutheranorlandpark.com (go to Event Registration) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ BIBLE CAMP REGISTRATION
***Please Register for any of the Bible Camps at:*** christlutheranorlandpark.com (Event Registration) (Any questions?…..please reply to this email or contact the church office at 708-349-0431.)
“GOD’S BIG BACKYARD”
June 21 – June 24, 2021
You will be able to register for one of the following camps
(curriculum is the same for each camp): Family Camp Under the Stars – Monday (June 21) OR Wednesday (June 23), 6:00p-8:00p Youth Camp Under the Sun – Tuesday (Preschool-1 st Grade) (June 22) OR
Thursday (2nd -6 th Grade) (June 24), 9:00a-12:00p
Mark 12:30-31 – “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength… (And) Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” We will do fun activities, sing songs, make crafts, play games, eat snacks, and more! We will grow together in faith and fun learning to serve under
the stars and under the sun! More information coming soon!
VOTERS’ MEETING On Sunday, June 6, at 11:30, we will have our semi-annual Voters’ Meeting. Members of the congregation who are 18 years of age and older are encouraged to come and join in the decision-making process. Church Council will meet on Tuesday, June 1, at 6:30.
► One of the most important items to be covered at the Voters’ Meeting will be the recommendation to call Pastor Chuck Johnson as Senior Pastor-Elect. Vote will be by paper ballot and confidential.
WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER will not meet on Wednesday, June 9. We will resume on Wednesday, June 16, at 9:15 in person and in zoom. For class this week, Exodus 4: 1-5.
In the booklet, “What is That in Your Hand?” page 14. The women of WSPG invite new members to join any time. Class meets from 9:15 to 10:45 each Wednesday and is led by Pastor Ray+ both in-person and by zoom.
On Saturday and Sunday, June 12 and 13, at all worship services, we will recognize graduates from high school, college and graduate school.
Graduates will be invited forward for a prayer and acknowledgment. Call or email Jamie in the Church Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) or send a text to Pastor Ray (708-341- 0431) or Pastor Chuck (309-531-4868) to let us know you’re graduating. Be sure to include your name, school attended, and degree with field of study.
The summer worship schedule begins Saturday, May 28,
and continues through Sunday, September 5. The Saturday worship service will be at 5:00, and Sunday services will be held at 8:00 and 10:00.
VOYAGER BIBLE STUDY/ACTIVITY NIGHT will meet next Sunday, May 16, at 6:30. All high school students are invited to join us for a night of fun and fellowship!
MEMORIAL SERVICE A Memorial Service for † Kenneth Rubach will be Saturday, April 24, at Christ Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held from 9:30 until the service begins at 11:00. Pastor Rohlfs will conduct the Memorial Service.
The OWLS will be celebrating 30 YEARS of fellowship and service with an Anniversary Luncheon (with DJ music!) on Sunday, June 6, at 1:00pm, at Ashford House (7959 W. 159th Street, Tinley Park). OWLS members and their guests may purchase tickets for $20 per person, due by May 24. Please see Diane Linkowski for tickets or contact
her with any questions at 708-373-0518.
A WALK THROUGH THE BIBLE JOURNEY, led by Pastor Chuck, meets on Monday, June 7, at 6:30, via zoom. (Meeting ID: 862 8361 5605, Password: 020519). We will begin our journey through Exodus.
The Sunday School is in need of your old newspapers for Operation: Irene’s Garden. Please bring your old newspapers to church and put them in the recycle bins located by the sign-in tables. We will put them to good use!
Voyagers (9th -12th grades) and LYTES (6th -8 th grades) are invited to gather in the pavilion this Sunday, April 18, at 9:30, where we can socially distance and enjoy a McDonald’s Big Breakfast.
On Sunday, April 25, from 6:30 to 8:30, Pastor Chuck will hold a Bible Study/Activity for all high school students. Youth will be socially distanced, and masks will be worn.
We will celebrate Baptismal Renewal on Sunday, April 18, during
the 9:30 service. We will commemorate the Baptisms that were celebrated from May, 2019, through the present.
QUILTERS resume THIS TUESDAY, April 6, at 9:00.
Thank you for your generosity last weekend at our door offering for the Lutheran Church Charities Texas Disaster Response Fund. Together with a donation from First Fruits, we will be sending a donation of $2,042 to aid in the recovery efforts.
Thank you all very much for all the support you have been giving me during my journey with breast cancer. The help of God, as well as your cards, calls, and prayers, have meant a lot to me as I navigated my trip during treatment for this disease these past months. I have finished radiation treatments and now am in a holding pattern, waiting to see what the medical oncologist and surgeon will say. Blessings to you all. Jane Gibson
Pastor Ray, Pastor Chuck and Christ Lutheran friends – Thank you for your continued prayers for Brian and Lauren Frank. It has been a month since the accident. Prayers have proven to bring Brian and Lauren to this day. Brian is currently in a long term care facility as he makes small and positive steps in his recovery. Brian completed his college internship at
the Orland Park Police Department and later was employed as a community Service
Officer. His heart and passion has been in law enforcement. To follow his progress and specific prayer needs please go to 4TH PATH – Brian Frank Strong. Thank you again for your prayers. Angela Burman
WORSHIP AT CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH
5:00 p.m. Saturday Services meet in the Sanctuary.
8:00 a.m. Sunday Services meet in the Gym of Ledogar Hall.
9:30 a.m. Sunday Services meet in the Sanctuary. Worship is live streamed.
Holy Communion will be offered:
5:00 p.m. / 8:00 a.m. every first, third and fifth Weekend of the month
9:30 a.m. every second and fourth Sunday of the month
Portico Drive-up Communion every first, third and fifth Sunday, 10:45-11:15 a.m.
ON EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 4, DRIVE-UP COMMUNION WILL BE OFFERED
FOLLOWING THE 10:00 WORSHIP SERVICE (11:45a – 12:15p).
Worship capacity and hygiene (face coverings are required) will continue to follow state recommendations. Both the gym and the sanctuary will be “air scrubbed” after services.
Please, if you have traveled to a virus hot-zone, please read and follow the Cook County requirements for self-isolation. During that time, if you need help to connect with worship remotely, please contact Pastor Ray for assistance.
Videos of the services can now be found on our website, YouTube, and Facebook. Worship services will be available to view on the Church website at 12:00 noon and anytime on Facebook after the 9:30 a.m. service. Please contact the Church Office at 708-349-0431 for assistance.
HOLY WEEK WORSHIP SCHEDULE (service also live-streamed) PALM SUNDAY, March 28 – HC MAUNDY THURSDAY, April 1 8:00a, 9:30a 11:00a, 7:00p* – HC
GOOD FRIDAY, April 2 EASTER SUNDAY, April 4 – HC
11:00a – “Seven Words of Christ” Tenebrae 6:30a, 8:00a, 10:00a*
7:00p – “Colors of Grace” Choral Drive-up Communion 11:45a – 12:15p
THERE IS NO 5:00 P.M. WORSHIP SERVICE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 3.