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2022 CITIZENS’ POLICE ACADEMY

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 4The Orland Park Police Department Citizens’ PoliceAcademy will be held on Saturday, October 15, from 8:00 to 2:00. This class offers an insideperspective into law enforcement within the Village of Orland Park. The class is limited in sizeand is open to adults aged eighteen and older. A criminal history review will be conducted oneach […]

2022 STATE OF ILLINOIS TAX REBATES

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 4One-time individual income and property taxrebates will be issued to taxpayers who meet certain income requirements. You may be able toreceive one or both of the following rebates: Individual Income Tax Rebate and/or Property TaxRebate. For more information, go to tax.illinois.gov/rebates.

TRUNK OR TREAT

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 6Plan to bring your “little goblins” to Christ Lutheran’s Trunk or Treat onSaturday, October 29, from 11:00 to 1:00. We will have something for everyone – food anddrink, crafts, a pumpkin patch, a classic car show and of course Trunk or Treating. Admission isfree to all, a non-perishable food item donation to our Loaves […]

LWML NEWS

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 5❖ This is LWML Sunday throughout the Synod. We’ll be collecting mite box offerings formissions 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 Saleafter services. If you are a […]

HANDBELL MEMBERS NEEDED!

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 9HANDBELL RINGERS If you are interested in being in the Handbell Choir, please contactSandy Knopp at 708-349-0431, x227, or at sandraknopp@yahoo.com.

QUILTERS

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Hits: 74QUILTERS If you can tie knots, cut or measure fabric, or even sew, we would LOVE to haveyou join us to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief. We meet each Tuesday from 9:00 to12:00 (including a time-out for “coffee and” of course). Please come!

RALLY DAY DESSERT COMPETITION

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Hits: 6Thank you to everyone who brought desserts and participated in ourRally Day Dessert Competition! Congratulations to our dessert winners: 1st Place – AllisonKazlauskas (peanut butter cookies); 2 nd Place – Jeanne Smith (chocolate peanut butter bars); 3rd Place– Bill Keuch (brownies).

THE BANNER COMMITTEE and Coupons

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 11THE BANNER COMMITTEE is in need of coupons for Jo-Ann Fabrics. If you have extracoupons that you will not use, please bring them to the Church Office. Thanks in advance!

Installation of Pastor Charles Johnson

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 19With thankful hearts and praise to God, we will celebrate the Installation of Pastor CharlesJohnson as Senior Pastor of Christ Lutheran Church on Sunday, September 18, at 3:00.Pastor Matt Dubensky of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Chicago Heights, will offer the sermon andRev. Dr. Allan R. Buss, District President will officiate the Rite of Installation. […]

7th & 8th GRADE CONFIRMATION

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 24WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE & PRAYER GROUP Join Pastor Chuck for a new season of WSPGbeginning this Wednesday, September 14, at 9:30 a.m. We will begin a study of Hosea withthe book God’s Relentless Love by Sharla Fritz. God’s Relentless Love shows how God nevergives up on us, how He loves us freely, and how He […]

JOIN OUR MUSIC MINISTRY PROGRAM

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 15JOIN OUR MUSIC MINISTRY PROGRAM Under the direction of Sandra Knopp, you are invitedto 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. MusicAppreciation Sunday will be held next Sunday, August 21. Make your life a […]

USED CLOTHING COLLECTION

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 17USED CLOTHING COLLECTION Our used clothing drive will continue through the end ofSeptember. Clean, used clothing can be brought to the church to be donated to Pass It OnThrift Center in Crestwood. PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOURDONATIONS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 11.

MISSION HAITI

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Hits: 15The Haitian Lutheran Mission Project has merged with Mission Haiti in DavieFL in order to continue serving the Jeremie District of Haiti. Over the past 16 plus years, yourdonations provided food, clean drinking water, new/clean clothing, eyeglasses, medicalattention, medications, school supplies, school buildings, desks, vehicles and friendship to theJeremie District. Please keep in mind […]

Retirement Celebration Thank You

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 15Praise the Lord and thank you for the overwhelming celebration of retirement last Sunday. Ourfamily was moved and impressed by your great show of love and appreciation. Comments thatyou 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 […]

SUMMER MUSIC SCHEDULE

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 26Anyone interested in singing and/or playing an instrument forour worship services during the summer season is asked to contact Sandy Knopp to sign up.Sandy can be emailed at sandraknopp@yahoo.com or in the Church Office at 708-349-0431.

RIDE ASSISTANCE NEEDED

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 27A CLC member that lives at Evergreen Senior Living (108th Ave. and183rd Street, Orland Park) is in need of a ride to doctor’s appointments. Dates and times will vary. Ifyou would be willing to assist, please call Pastor Chuck.

CATALYSTS FOR CHRIST

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Hits: 29 CATALYSTS FOR CHRIST We are continuing with Season Two of The Chosen. Everyone isinvited to attend on Sundays at 9:15 in the office conference room. .

HOLY DIGGERS FOR IRENE’S COMMUNITY GARDEN

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Hits: 12The Holy Diggers need your help with weeding and harvesting Irene’s Garden. Bring your kids and join us every Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:00 to help care for our beautiful garden. We hope to see you soon!▪ Everyone is welcome to pick from the garden at any time – we have lettuce, peppers,cucumbers, strawberries […]

HAITI FEEDING PROGRAM UPDATE

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 8Below is an excerpt from a letter that we received from TrinityHope 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 andblessings, we are now providing a noon meal to over 50,000 children, teachers and […]

WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER

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Hits: 106WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE & PRAYER GROUP meets this Wednesday, October 5, at 9:30. Wecontinue our study of Hosea. All women are invited to join us! Class meets in person and byzoom.

SUMMER ART TEACHER(S) NEEDED

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 25We 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 thechildren’s class! A stipend will be provided. If interested, please contact Pastor Chuck at […]

OWLS MEMBERS

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 37OWLS MEMBERS needing a ride to the monthly meetings should call Sharon Mulcahy at 708-429- She has drivers that will pick you up.

MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 78MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY We are currently studying the book of 1 Samuel. This study iszoomed on Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. and led by Pastor Chuck. Zooming information can befound at christlutheranorlandpark.com and click on “Bible Studies”.

JR. CHIMERS NEEDED!

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 41We are in need of more Jr. Chimers! Kids in Grades 2 – 8, pleaseconsider joining us! Our next rehearsal is Tuesday, October 5, at 5:00. If your child is interested, please contact Sandy Knopp at sandraknopp@yahoo.com or 708-349-0431, x227.

New Member Class

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Hits: 30If you are interested in becoming a member of Christ Lutheran Church,Pastor Johnson will be leading a New Member Class for three weeks onSundays, October 10, 17, and 31. Class will meet in Fellowship Hallfrom 11:15a to 12:00p. Please text Pastor Johnson at 309-531-4868 ornotify the Church Office if you will be attending.