Special Announcements

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Elimination of the 501-600 offering envelope numbers.

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 0Fellow 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 […]

JAMBALAYA THIS SUNDAY

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 0 The Holy Smokers are using portions of our garden produce to makethe congregation some wonderful Jambalaya. It is free, and we hope you take some and share with a friend or two. The youth will be eating this for lunch for the National Youth Gathering Meeting following the 10:00 service.

“THE INQUISITIVE NATURE OF CHRIST” SERMON SERIES

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 0 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 […]

MEMORIAL SERVICE for † Christine Janczewski

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 0A MEMORIAL SERVICE for † Christine Janczewski will be held on Friday, July 30, at Christ Lutheran Church. Visitation will begin at 9:00a, and Pastor Rohlfs will conduct the service beginning at 9:30a. Inurnment follows at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery in Elwood. Chris, mother of Justin andKyle Janczewski, died on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

FOR SHARON’S ANGELS

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 3 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 […]

OWLS MEETING

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 6 The next meeting of the OWLS will be this Thursday, July 8, at 10:00.Following our regular meeting, we will have an ice cream social and play bingo. Weather permitting, our meeting will be held in the pavilion.

IT’S TIME FOR A NEW CHURCH PHOTO DIRECTORY!

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 3Sign up now to have your picture taken for our new Church Directory!Pictures will be taken here at church on August 19, 20, 21, and October 4. There is no cost to have your picture taken, and you will receive a free 8×10 portrait print and a copy of the new directory just for […]

OWLS 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 36Through the vision of Don Pleger, assisted by Ernst Zimmermann, the OWLS – Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors – was formed in 1991. Membership in the group was for those 50 years of age and older. The purpose of the group was to provide Christian fellowship, social activities and service to the church.Over the years, […]

SUMMER MUSIC SCHEDULE

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 46Anyone 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 sandraknopp@yahoo.com or in the Church Office at 708-349-0431,x227.

NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING 2022

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 45 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 10:00service, 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 […]

CDC Protocol

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 44Pursuant 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 longerbe necessary. Summer services (May […]

Summer Worship Schedule

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 47Saturday, May 29 – Sunday, September 5, 2021Saturday worship – 5:00 p.m. (sanctuary)Sunday worship – 8:00 (outdoors in the pavilion, weatherpermitting) 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

WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 51WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER will meet on Wednesday, July 28, at 9:30 in person and on zoom. For class this week, 1 Kings 19:10-18; in the booklet, p.26, question 7. The women of WSPG invite new members to join any time. Class meets from 9:30 to 10:45 each Wednesday and is led byPastor Ray+ […]

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 17 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.

OWLS ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 59The 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 […]

A WALK THROUGH BIBLE JOURNEY

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 56A WALK THROUGH THE BIBLE JOURNEY – EXODUS, led by Pastor Chuck, continues this Monday, July 26, at 6:30, via zoom. (Meeting ID: 862 8361 5605, Password: 020519).

RECYCLE YOUR OLD NEWSPAPERS HERE!

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 65The 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!

QUILTERS

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 45QUILTERS resume THIS TUESDAY, April 6, at 9:00.

WORSHIP AT CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 52WORSHIP AT CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH5:00 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 month9:30 a.m. every second and […]

LOAVES AND FISHES

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 27LOAVES & 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

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Hits: 215 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 […]

STEPHEN MINISTER CO-LEADER NEEDED

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 33Gerry 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 […]

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR HOLY SMOKERS

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 6 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

BOOK CLUB

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 120 BOOK CLUB The next meeting of the Book Club will be on Tuesday, September 28, at 3:30. Our selection for September is Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women, by Kate Moore, 2017, 2018. This book is readily available at all bookstores and online. ► We thank Bob & Karen Grefe […]

SANCTUARY VIDEO SCREEN PROJECT

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 12 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 […]

GREETINGS

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 4 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: 7 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: 8 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 […]