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UNUSED CHRISTMAS CARDS?

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 2The Beecher Amvets Post #67 is looking for donations of unused Christmas cards with envelopes so they can mail them to our troops in early December.CLC member, RaeAnn James belongs to the Ladies Auxiliary and Amvets Post #67 in Beecher.Last year they were able to send out over 12,000 Christmas cards to the troops. […]

FAMILY MINISTRY NEEDS YOUR HELP

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 2They are looking for new or gently used Legos, family/kids Board Games, pop-its and fidget toys for future events. Donations can be dropped in the designated box in the Fireside Room.

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

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Hits: 1EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA The Easter Eggstravaganza will be held on Saturday, April 1,from 10:30 to 12:00.We are in need of candy donations, individually wrapped and small enough to fit into aplastic egg, for this event. Donations can be placed in the designated box in the narthexor outside of the Church Office.

ORLAND PARK LIBRARY CONCERT

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 2 Duo-pianists Janet Kuester and Millie Watland will perform an hour-long concert at the Orland Park Library on Saturday, February 18, at 2:00.They will perform works by Beethovan, Grieg, Cole Porter, Gershwin and Bizet among others.

MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 4We are currently studying the book of Isaiah in our Walk through the Bible. This class is zoomed on Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. and led by Pastor Chuck. Go to our Family Ministries website, christlutheranorlandpark.com, and click on Bible Studies for zoom information.

SUB SANDWICHES

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 2The VOYAGERS will be selling subs on Saturday, February 11, beforeand after the 5:00 service, and on Sunday, February 12, beginning at 8:45 a.m. until all subsare sold out. A freewill donation is appreciated. Proceeds will be used for their summer trip andother youth group activities.

Stephen Minister Support

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 2ARE YOU GOING THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME? Stephen Ministers are members of ourcongregation who listen, care, encourage, and provide emotion and spiritual support to peoplewho are facing a crisis or going through tough times. The care you’ll receive is confidential, free,and very helpful. To learn how you – or a friend, neighbor, coworker, or […]

FOUR-WEEK STUDY ON FORGIVENESS

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 1Witness the power of forgiveness through the Charleston Church shooting. The Stephen Ministers invites you to join a four-week study on forgiveness. Called to Forgive, by Rev. Anthony Thompson, is his account of his wife’s murder, the grief he experienced, and the radical choice to forgive the killer. Rev. Thompson casts a compelling vision […]

THANK YOU

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 2THANK YOU To our Christ Lutheran family, we are so grateful for your well wishes in cards,notes, and calls. We read them to mom daily, and they make her smile and even laugh at times.Please continue to pray for her continued strength, clarity, and peace. Cards and notes can besent to the church office […]

Stephen Ministers

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 6ARE YOU GOING THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME? Stephen Ministers are members of ourcongregation who listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to peoplewho are facing a crisis or going through tough times. The care you’ll receive is confidential,free, and very helpful. To learn how you – or a friend, neighbor, coworker or […]

LUTHERAN WITNESS

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 1Don’t forget to renew your subscription or submit your newsubscription to Lutheran Witness. The cost for one year is $19.20, and an envelope isprovided in your offering envelope packet. Deadline to subscribe is Sunday, February 19.

COFFEE & CONVERSATION

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Hits: 2COFFEE & CONVERSATION is needed for an elderly relative of CLC member Lynn Burke.They are looking for someone available to visit two days per week, four hours a day. You donot need to provide medical assistance or home care, just companionship. For moreinformation, contact Lynn at 708-577-4857.

ERIN OLMSTED SCHOLARSHIP FUND DONATION DRIVE

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 2If you would like to make adonation (through January 30), checks should be made payable to The Erin OlmstedScholarship Fund and mailed to: The Erin Olmsted Scholarship Fund, 15336 Teebrook Drive,Orland Park, 60462, or donate on-line with a credit card at www.erinsaaimforchange.org.Information/donation brochures are located on the Fireside Room table.

RIDE ASSISTANCE NEEDED

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 9A CLC member is in need of someone to drive her to and fromappointments. Palos Hills area. If you are able to assist, please contact the Church Office.

CHURCH UPGRADES

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 7We 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. Pleaseconsider a […]

QUILTERS

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Hits: 86QUILTERS 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! QUILTERS resumes this Tuesday, January 10, at 9:00.

THE BANNER COMMITTEE and Coupons

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 25THE 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

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Hits: 43With 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: 46WOMEN’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: 25JOIN 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: 28USED 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: 28The 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: 24Praise 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 […]

RIDE ASSISTANCE NEEDED

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 39A 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

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 42 ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL – CATALYSTS FOR CHRIST meets this Sunday, December 18.Class meets in Duehr Chapel beginning at 9:15. We will not meet on Sundays, December 25or January 1. Class will resume on Sunday, January 8.

HAITI FEEDING PROGRAM UPDATE

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Hits: 18Below 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

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 107WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE & PRAYER GROUP continues this Wednesday, February 8, at 9:30in Duehr Chapel. We continue our study of Hosea and the book God’s Relentless Love. All ladiesare welcome to join us!