DRIVE UP COMMUNION will be served on Sunday, September 26, from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
WELCOME COMMITTEE With all of the new faces coming to our
church, we need friendly volunteers who would help make visitors feel
welcome here at Christ Lutheran. This is something new, so we can
most certainly entertain ideas you may have. Text Pastor Johnson at
309-531-4868 for more information.
HOLY SMOKERS ARE RECRUITING!! When we originally asked for volunteers to join this fun
little group, we had well over 30 people interested. I will be sending out letters shortly from that
list (which we gathered before Covid). However, if you are interested in cooking with the Holy
Smokers, we would love to have you! Level of involvement is strictly up to you. If you want to
learn how to smoke excellent food only, that is fine. If you want to help with fund raisers and
church events, that is fine. If you want to be part of a group that will respond to disasters in
efforts to feed the displaced and emergency workers, you can do that too. Please text Pastor
Johnson at 309-531-4868 if interested.
HELP IN THE NURSERY If you love little babies and would graciously give up
some time during the 10:00 service, we could use your help! Our nursery has
moved, been remodeled, and we have new toys and pagers for parents. Help
young families by volunteering your time to watch young ones in the nursery
during the 10:00 service. Text Pastor Johnson 309-531-4868 for more
|Sunday School Rally Day – Sept. 12th, 2021 10:00 am REGISTER ONLINE at www.christlutheranorlandpark.com (or use the registration link below:) Register Here! RALLY DAY!!! September 12th 10:00 am Worship Service Rally Day will be a day where there will be fun activities for the kids, along with a meet and greet with the Sunday School teachers after the worship service. SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETS….. Beginning Sept. 19th, ALL Sunday School Students will start each week in the 10:00am Worship Service. After the Children’s Message, ALL students (PreS/PreK thru 6th) will proceed to their classes. We are looking forward to seeing all of our Sunday School Students for the new SS year! ~ God’s Blessings, The Sunday School Staff Heather Green Superintendent Brian Evans Asst. Superintendent Sunday School begins September 12th, 2021 and will be available to Grades PreS/PreK through 6th grade. ~ The 7th & 8th grade students are invited to join LYTES and are encouraged to participate in the LYTES Bible Study Group. We also invite our 7th/8th graders, as well as our high school students, to help out with Sunday School. Any volunteers will earn Community Service hours. If you are interested, please reply to this email and let us know! We welcome anyone that would like to volunteer and help out with our Sunday School classes.|
Come join us on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 9:45, in Fellowship
Hall, as we explore the famous characters found throughout scripture. We begin our journey with King David. Come and learn the geography, culture, and entire story of King David sewn throughout various books in scripture. This class will be led by Pastor Chuck. We will begin on Sunday, September 19.
THE CHURCH OFFICE will close at noon on Friday, September 3, and be closed on Monday, September 6, for the Labor Day holiday. We will be back in the office at 8:30a on Tuesday, September 7.
When we originally asked for volunteers to join this fun little group, we had well over 30 people interested. I will be sending out letters shortly from that list (which we gathered before Covid). However, if you are interested in cooking with the Holy Smokers, we would love to have you! Level of involvement is strictly up to you. If you want to learn how to smoke excellent food only, that is fine. If you want to help with fund raisers and church events, that is fine. If you want to be part of a group that will respond to disasters in efforts to feed the displaced and emergency workers, you can do that too. Please text Pastor Johnson at 309-531-4868 if interested.
With all of the new faces coming to our
church, we need friendly volunteers who would help make visitors
feel welcome here at Christ Lutheran. This is something new, so
we can most certainly entertain ideas you may have. Text Pastor
Johnson 309-531-4868 for more information.
A LOVE DOOR OFFERING will be collected this weekend at all worship services. The monies collected in the Door Offering this weekend will be added to the wire transfer which our Haitian Mission group will facilitate in the days ahead. They will be wired to our Lay Minister on the ground in Jeremie, Lophane Laurent. Lophane will distribute the funds to our Lutheran School teachers who are desperate for money to provide food for the children. As CELC team members have learned through our mission trips, the meal the children receive at school is often the only substantial meal that they have each day. Matthew 6: 11! In addition, our First Fruits will be making a donation to Lutheran Immigration and Refugee
Service for resettlement of Afghan ally refugees. If you are interested in supplementing our donation to LIRS, checks can be made payable to the church and earmarked LIRS.
I am part of a wonderful international women’s philanthropy organization: P.E.O. International. We help women of all ages fund their education through grants and low-cost loans. Women all across the U.S. and Canada contribute to these educational funds through local fundraisers. Our fundraiser is called “Education Is Our Bag”. We collect gently used handbags and resell them at local fairs. 100% of all the money we raise is used to fund women’s education. All you have to do is go through your closet and pull out those unused handbags. Text or email me (708-334-0277 or firstname.lastname@example.org), and I will pick them up. To learn more about this organization, visit the website: www.peointernational.org.
~ Cindy Miller”
The Elders and Church Council have approved the continuation of Sunday services at 8:00am and 10:00am. Until further notice, services will be held on Saturdays at 5:00p and Sundays at 8:00a and 10:00a. Sunday School will be held during the 10:00 service and begins with Rally Day on Sunday, September 12.
Pursuant to CDC recommendations, masks are now optional during all worship services for those who are fully vaccinated. 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. Summer services are at 8:00 a.m. in the pavilion (weather permitting, otherwise sanctuary) and 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.
A WALK THROUGH THE BIBLE JOURNEY – LEVITICUS We will not meet this Monday due to the Labor Day holiday. We will resume our study of Leviticus on Monday, September 13, at 6:30 via zoom. Led by Pastor Chuck. (Meeting ID: 862 8361 5605, Password: 020519).
7th & 8th GRADE CONFIRMATION Classes will begin on Wednesday, September 15. Class will meet each week from 5:00 to 6:00. On Wednesday, September 15, classes will meet until 5:30. At that time, classes will go to the gym with their parent(s) for a 30-minute orientation. We will review the year’s calendar, expectations and other important information for the year.
There are hospice patients in your area that would benefit greatly from your companionship and encouragement. VITAS Healthcare is currently looking for knitters, crocheters and sewers for their comfort care hospice program. Volunteers would create blankets, robes, draw string bags, prayer shawls and other needed items for hospice patients. Your volunteer time would suit your schedule and your location. Also donations of yarn, fleece and material are also needed and welcomed.
To find out more about the VITAS Volunteers, call Joanna Voorhees at VITAS
Healthcare of Chicagoland South, 708-781-4401.
Please remember to share our weekly worship and event posts on your Facebook page. Let’s share the word of Christ and Christ Lutheran Church with our family and friends!
Excerpts from a thank you note received from St. Joseph Catholic Church in Miami, Florida, for a donation from Christ Lutheran’s First Fruits fund:
Dear Pastor Rohlfs:
Thank you for your generous donation to our community as we strive to assist those affected by the collapse of our neighboring building. . . .On Saturday, July 17th, I presided the funeral mass for one other family of those affected from our parish. I am grateful for the prayers and support from your community and from yourself. Please know that you are valued, and you are remembered in our daily prayers. . . .
Sincerely, in Christ †
Reverend Juan Sosa, St. Joseph Catholic Church
Under the direction of Sandra Knopp
Christ Choir, Handbell Choir, Joy & Praise, Jr. Chimers, Youth Choir, Cherub Choir, Youth Orchestra, Special Music for worship.
Music Appreciation Sunday will be on Sunday, August 29th. Registration forms will be inserted in your bulletin beginning on August 8th. A registration box for your forms will be located in the back of the Narthex.
Make your life a song to God. We encourage you to join our music family, continuing praising God with music.
For information or questions, please contact Sandy at
email@example.com/(708) 349-0431 x 227
Fellow Brothers and Sisters in Christ: In a cost-cutting move, the Church Council has approved the elimination of the 501-600 offering envelope numbers. Current holders of those envelope numbers will be reassigned to the lower numbers, of which we have a surplus. We do apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause, and we will try to accommodate any preferences that you may have. The effective date of this change will be January 1, 2022. If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at 219-730-6585, or Julie Jancik, our Office Manager, at 708-349-0431.
Know that your donations and support will be used in service to the Gospel and is very much appreciated.
William Wong, Financial Secretary
We continue our seven-week journey as we explore seven questions Jesus Christ asks of his disciples and us. Often times, we simply dismiss the question as being a minor part of the narrative, but Christ asks each question to provoke thought, reflection, and emotion. This seven-week series is inspired by the book The Inquisitive Christ by Cara Murphy.
Honoring her cousin Sharon’s memory, CLC member Sandie Falco is collecting desperately needed school supplies. AT THIS TIME, WE ARE REQUESTING 3- RING BINDERS, SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS, LOOSE-LEAF PAPER, AND POCKET FOLDERS.
These items can be placed in the designated box in the narthex. Filled backpacks will be distributed to the underprivileged students at Ascension Lutheran Christian School in Gary, Indiana, and also to the children of members and friends of the Christ Lutheran congregation that are in need. Contact Sandie at 708-403-5999 if you have any questions. If you prefer, checks can be written to Christ Lutheran Church earmarked “school
supplies”, and we will do the shopping for you. Please do not write checks to “Sharon’s Angels.”
If your children or the children of someone you know are in need of a backpack filled with school supplies, contact the Church Office at 708-349-0431.