Special Announcements

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MEMORIAL SERVICE

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 1MEMORIAL SERVICE A Memorial Service for † Kenneth Rubach will be Saturday, April 24, at Christ Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held from 9:30 until the service begins at 11:00. Pastor Rohlfs will conduct the Memorial Service.

OWLS ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 21The OWLS will be celebrating 30 YEARS of fellowship and service with an Anniversary Luncheon (with DJ music!) on Sunday, June 6, at 12:30, 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 […]

RECYCLE YOUR OLD NEWSPAPERS HERE!

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 22The 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!

YOUTH GROUP SCOOP

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 38  Voyagers (9th -12th grades) and LYTES (6th -8 th grades) are invited to gather in the pavilion this Sunday, April 18, at 9:30, where we can socially distance and enjoy a McDonald’s Big Breakfast.  On Sunday, April 25, from 6:30 to 8:30, Pastor Chuck will hold a Bible Study/Activity for all […]

BAPTISMAL RENEWAL

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 41 We will celebrate Baptismal Renewal on Sunday, April 18, duringthe 9:30 service. We will commemorate the Baptisms that were celebrated from May, 2019, through the present.

QUILTERS

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 38QUILTERS resume THIS TUESDAY, April 6, at 9:00.

THANK YOU

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 53 Thank you for your generosity last weekend at our door offering for the Lutheran Church Charities Texas Disaster Response Fund. Together with a donation from First Fruits, we will be sending a donation of $2,042 to aid in the recovery efforts. Thank you all very much for all the support you have been […]

MEMORIAL SERVICE for † Rose Graunke

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 42The Memorial Service for † Rose Graunke will be Saturday, April 17.Visitation will be held on Friday, April 16, at Modell Funeral Home in Homer Glen, from 4:00 to 8:00. The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 17, at Christ Lutheran Church. Lie-in-state will begin at 10:00, and Pastor Rohlfs will conduct […]

GIRL SCOUT THANK YOU

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 60 A big thank you to the Christ Lutheran congregation for supporting the Girl Scouts during scout weekend. A total of 133 boxes of cookies were sold/donated! We appreciate your support!!

WORSHIP AT CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 48WORSHIP 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 […]

7TH GRADE CONFIRMATION

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 447TH GRADE CONFIRMATION Our first in person class will be this Wednesday, March 3, beginning at 5:10. When you get to church, you will be directed to where you will be meeting. Questions? Contact Pastor Chuck at 309-531-4868 or at cjohnson@christlutheranorland.com.

8 TH GRADE CONFIRMATION

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 14 8TH GRADE CONFIRMATION CLASSES For quiz on Wednesday, the students are to review pages 224-245 in Catechism and memory work: What is Office of the Keys? What is Sacrament of the Altar? Matthew 18:20, Acts 2:42, 1 Corinthians 11:26, Matthew 11:28, John 15:5, and Revelation 2:10. REMEMBER: CAMPFIRE SUNDAY NIGHT! 

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: 99 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: 14Gerry 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: 5 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

WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 40A WALK THROUGH MATTHEW BIBLE JOURNEY, led by Pastor Chuck, continues this Monday, April 19, at 6:30, via zoom. (Meeting ID: 862 8361 5605, Password: 020519)

BOOK CLUB

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 118 BOOK CLUB Book Club will not meet in March. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 27, at 3:30, and we will discuss No Wonder They Call Him the Savior, by Max Lucado.

SANCTUARY VIDEO SCREEN PROJECT

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 10 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: 7 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: 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: 6 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: 8 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: 14 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: 5Christ 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 […]

HOLY SMOKERS

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 4 HOLY SMOKERS Due to the large number of smokers and would-be smokers we’ve been blessed with, information on multiple start dates will be given next weekend. If you have questions, contact Pastor Johnson at 309-531-4868 or an email at talonheart1@hotmail.com.

BUST THE BOX!!!!

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 8    Each month we gather many canned goods for Loaves and Fishes. Let’s start this year with a hefty goal, more than 500 lbs! Beginning January 26, let us dig a bit deeper and make a huge donation of non-perishable food items (no glass please). This is a great way to get your […]