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SUB SANDWICH FUNDRAISER

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 7 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 […]

LOAVES AND FISHES

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 8LOAVES & 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 […]

CLEWS REGISTRATION FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

by admin

Hits: 11 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 […]

LUTHERAN WITNESS

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 6 Don’t forget to renew your subscription or submit your newsubscription to Lutheran Witness. The cost is $16.00, and an envelope is provided in your offering envelope packet. Deadline to subscribe is Sunday, February 15.

STEPHEN MINISTER CO-LEADER NEEDED

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 0Gerry 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 […]

BIBLE STORY LEGO COMPETITION

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 0 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. […]

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR HOLY SMOKERS

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 0 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

ST. MATTHEW SOUP KITCHEN

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 0 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 […]

Haitian Lutheran Mission Project

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 2Merry 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 […]

The Spirit of Giving

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 1THE SPIRIT OF GIVINGAt 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 […]

NEW MEMBER

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 4 We are privileged to welcome into Christ Lutheran Church congregation Paul Ledogar, by Letter of Transfer from Trinity Lutheran Church, Lisle.

WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 1WOMEN’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.

BOOK CLUB

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 7 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.

Sandy has been HACKED!!

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 0   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.   […]

SUNDAY SCHOOL START UP

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 0 Next Sunday, September 13, we will start Sunday School via Zoom beginning at 10:45 a.m. Parents, please keep an eye out for an email/post regarding our start up, student registration and the fun events we have planned. Registration forms can be downloaded from our website. Christlutheranorland.com, click on Christian Education, scroll down to […]

SANCTUARY VIDEO SCREEN PROJECT

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 0 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 […]

VOYAGER BIBLE STUDY

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 0 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.

GREETINGS

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 0 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 […]

General Information During Covid-19 Restrictions

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 0 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 […]

Financial Support

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 0 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 […]

A MESSAGE FROM SANDY KNOPP

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 0 A MESSAGE FROM SANDY KNOPP (DIRECTOR OF MUSIC) PARTICIPATING IN SPECIAL MUSIC FOR THE SUNDAY 9:30 STREAMING SERVICES PARTICIPATING IN SPECIAL MUSIC FOR THE SUNDAY 9:30 STREAMING SERVICES During these weeks of streaming our worship services, I have been including the congregation to participate in special music for our streaming services. These weeks […]

Pastor’s Corner for March, 2020

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 0 Grace, peace and strength be to you during this critical time.  We pray that you are well and caring for yourselves and others with the love of Jesus.  Know that the Holy Spirit interprets even our “sighs” before the throne of grace so that we may have hope in our Lord, Romans 8: […]

Remote Worship

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 0Christ Lutheran Church will provide a live stream of the 9:30 service on the Christ Lutheran Church Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/ChristLutheranOrlandPark/ This opportunity for “remote worship” will be provided as an option during the current COVID-19 health emergency for those who choose not to physically attend Sunday worhip services. We would like to remind you […]