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PICTORAL DIRECTORY UPDATE

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 4The pictorial directories are almost complete! We are puttingtogether the contact information section of the directory, which will include the names, addresses,and phone numbers of our communicant members. IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR INFORMATIONPUBLISHED, PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (no later thanFriday, May 20) AT 708-349-0431 or info@christlutheranorland.com. If […]

LOAVES & FISHES

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 4Thank you for your donations to Loaves & Fishes! During our recentingathering, we collected 743 POUNDS of food (including 214 pounds from Boy Scout Troup #101,and 49 pounds from Cub Scout Troup #372)! These donations were given to St. Stephen LutheranChurch in Midlothian. Please remember this important program when you shop.

THANK YOU

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 4THANK YOU to those who came out to support our Blood Drive last Sunday. We saw ten donors, ofwhich seven were first time donors! Nine units of blood were collected. Twenty-seven lives will besaved through the use of red blood cells, platelets, and plasma from each pint of blood collected.Our next Blood Drive will […]

RIDE ASSISTANCE NEEDED

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 7A 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.

REGULAR COFFEE NEEDED

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 14The coffee cupboard is bare! We need coffee to keep our fellowshipand meetings good to the last drop! Donations can be dropped off in the Church Office. Decafcoffee is not needed at this time.

CATALYSTS FOR CHRIST

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 24 CATALYSTS FOR CHRIST continues this Sunday, May 8, with The Chosen (S1:E2). Season Oneof this film series will be shown for eight weeks, before we break in July. We will be introduced toSimon Peter, Nicodemus, Mary Magdalene, Matthew, and Jesus in a way never before seen. Joinus in Fellowship Hall each Sunday at […]

LOVE DOOR OFFERING FOR UKRAINE RELIEF

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 12LOVE DOOR OFFERING FOR UKRAINE RELIEF will be received after all services thisweekend to support Ukraine Relief work through Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian OrthodoxChurch of Palos Park. Checks should be made payable to Christ Lutheran Church with “UkraineRelief” on the memo line. Donations can also be made online through our website(christlutheranorland.com), scroll down […]

2021 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 62021 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS not picked up were mailed last week. If you do not receiveyour statement, please contact the Church Office.

SUMMER ART TEACHER(S) NEEDED

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 12We 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 […]

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 34Interested in helping out? Planning will begin in early Februaryfor our “Food Truck Party” VBS. Please contact Pastor Chuck at 309-531-4868 (call or text) ifyou would like to help this year. VBS will be held June 20 – June 24.

OWLS MEMBERS

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 20OWLS MEMBERS needing a ride to the monthly meetings should call Sharon Mulcahy at 708-429- She has drivers that will pick you up.

POCKET CALENDARS 2022-2023

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 18The Ladies Aid/LWML has a limited number 2022-2023 pocketcalendars for sale at $2.00/each. To purchase, see an LWML member or the Church Office.

JR. CHIMERS NEEDED!

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 22We 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

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 15If 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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT CHRIST LUTHERAN

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 21WELCOME COMMITTEE With all of the new faces coming to ourchurch, we need friendly volunteers who would help make visitors feelwelcome here at Christ Lutheran. This is something new, so we canmost certainly entertain ideas you may have. Text Pastor Johnson at309-531-4868 for more information. HOLY SMOKERS ARE RECRUITING!! When we originally asked for […]

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT CHRIST LUTHERAN WELCOME COMMITTEE

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 21 With all of the new faces coming to ourchurch, we need friendly volunteers who would help make visitorsfeel welcome here at Christ Lutheran. This is something new, sowe can most certainly entertain ideas you may have. Text PastorJohnson 309-531-4868 for more information.

“EDUCATION IS OUR BAG” FUNDRAISER “

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 19I am part of a wonderful international women’s philanthropy organization: P.E.O. International. We help women of all ages fund their education through grants and low-cost loans. Women all across the U.S. and Canada contribute to these educational funds through local fundraisers. Our fundraiser is called “Education Is Our Bag”. We collect gently used handbags […]

Service Schedule Continuation

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 19The Elders and Church Council have approved the continuation of Sunday services at 8:00am and 10:00am. Until further notice, services will be held on Saturdays at 5:00p and Sundays at 8:00a and 10:00a. Sunday School will be held during the 10:00 service and begins with Rally Day on Sunday, September 12.

Covid Protocol

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 10Pursuant to CDC recommendations, masks are now optional during all worship services for those who are fully vaccinated. 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. Summer services are at 8:00 a.m. in the pavilion (weather […]

FAITH IN ACTION

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 24There are hospice patients in your area that would benefit greatly from your companionship and encouragement. VITAS Healthcare is currently looking for knitters, crocheters and sewers for their comfort care hospice program. Volunteers would create blankets, robes, draw string bags, prayer shawls and other needed items for hospice patients. Your volunteer time would suit […]

PLEASE REGISTER AND JOIN OUR MUSIC PROGRAM

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 73 Under the direction of Sandra Knopp Christ Choir, Handbell Choir, Joy & Praise, Jr. Chimers, Youth Choir, Cherub Choir, Youth Orchestra, Special Music for worship. Music Appreciation Sunday will be on Sunday, August 29th.  Registration forms will be inserted in your bulletin beginning on August 8th.  A registration box for your forms will […]

Elimination of the 501-600 offering envelope numbers.

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 9Fellow 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 […]

FOR SHARON’S ANGELS

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 10 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 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 56Through 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, […]

NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING 2022

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 62 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: 51Pursuant 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 […]

RECYCLE YOUR OLD NEWSPAPERS HERE!

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 78The 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: 58QUILTERS resume THIS TUESDAY, April 6, at 9:00.