Special Announcements

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STEWARDSHIP WEEKEND

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 1As stewards, we believe that God gives us all that we need for thislife and that we manage, rather than own, our earthly blessings. Please pray about God’s gifts of financial resources, time, and talents to you and decide what you will return to the Lord for His work. Stewardship Weekend will be Saturday […]

ALL SAINTS’ SUNDAY

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 1ALL SAINTS’ SUNDAY is the focus of our November 6 and 7 weekend worship. Our Banner Committee has crafted banners that commemorate the eternal life of members and friends of Christ Lutheran who received funeral ministry through the clergy of our congregation during the year past. The 22 families of the sainted are invited […]

CEMETERY FALL CLEANUP

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 2It’s time for the fall cleanup! Weather permitting, please removeall summer decorations by November 1, before the landscapers start working at the cemetery.Stones, lava rocks, edgings, candles, wire holders, pottery, etc. that can be broken or caught in the lawnmowers is prohibited and should be removed. If you have any questions or concerns, please […]

NEW MEMBER CLASS

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 2NEW MEMBER CLASS will not meet this Sunday, October 24. Our next class will be Sunday, October 31, from 11:15a to 12:00p, in Fellowship Hall.

REFORMATION SUNDAY

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 2Next weekend is our time to celebrate the renewal of God’s grace inthe Church at the time of the Reformation of 1517. On All Hallows’ Eve, Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses which began the rediscovery of the truths of Romans, chapter 3. Many will wear red next weekend to mark the occasion.

WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 70WOMEN’S SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER will meet on Wednesday, October 27, at 9:30 in person and on zoom. For class: Romans 2:17-3:8; booklet, pages 17-20. The women of WSPG invite new members to join any time. Class meets from 9:30 to 10:45 each Wednesday and is led by Pastor Ray+ (in-person and zoom).

POCKET CALENDARS 2022-2023

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 4The 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.

CHRISTMAS TREES NEEDED

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 2 We are in need of both an 8 ft. and a 10 ft. PRE-LIT Christmas tree for our Christmas services to be held in Ledogar Hall. Ornaments for these trees will be made by our Sunday School students. Trees should be delivered tothe church by Friday, November 12. If you have any questions, […]

CONGRATULATIONS

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 2CONGRATULATIONS to Grace Warszalek (Andrew H.S.) and John Yudt (Sandburg H.S.) for being selected as 2022 National Merit Commended Scholars. Commended Scholars are the top 3% to 4% of PSAT/NMSQT test takers! Congratulations on this great accomplishment by these two seniors!

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 2 Please join us on Saturday, November 27, at 6:00pm. (Following the 5:00pm Saturday Service)  for a Tree Lighting Ceremony, located next to the parsonage. There will be singing led by the Christ Choir and Children’s choirs. Following will be fellowship provided by the Evangelism group. 

CHRISTMAS EVE YOUTH ORCHESTRA

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 4 Hey kids (5th grade to College age)!  Sign up to play for the Christmas Eve Family Service, Friday, December 24, at 3:00.  Practice will be on Saturday, December 18, at 10:00.  Please sign-up on the bulletin board by the gym or contact Sandy Knopp (708) 349-0431 x227

BOOK CLUB

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 132 BOOK CLUB The next meeting of the Book Club will be on Tuesday, October 26, at 3:00. Our selection for October is The Adventure of Living, by Paul Tournier. If you need of a copy of this book, please contact Pastor Rohlfs. Our November selection is Ninety-Five Theses and Other Writings, M. Luther, […]

MITE BOXES

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 2The Ladies Aid/LWML will be collecting mites beginning this week through October.Please pick up a mite box to be deposited in the large collection box in the narthex. Your gifts will help the LWML spread the Gospel throughout the world. Thank you!

BABY QUILTS

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 1On Monday, October 11, the Quilters will be tying baby quilts (no sewing) to be donated to St. John Lutheran Church in Mt. Prospect. All ladies in the church are invited to help! We will meet from 9:00 to 12:00 noon. We hope you can join us!

JR. CHIMERS NEEDED!

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 3We 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.

VOYAGERS “TALKING WITH TACOS”

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 1All Voyagers (high school youth) are invited to join us for aBible study and activity night this Sunday, October 3, from 6:00 to 7:30 (NOTE TIME CHANGE). We hope you will join us for a night of food, fun, and fellowship!

NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING REGISTRATION

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 19Register now for the NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING, July 9-13, 2022, inHouston, Texas. Complete and return the Youth Participant Worksheet,along with a $200 deposit, by November 1. For all parents interested inchaperoning, please complete and return the Adult Leader Worksheet.The remaining $175 and final registration deadline is February 9, 2022. Scholarships are available. If you […]

New Member Class

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 5If 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.

TRUNK OR TREAT

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 25We will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event on Saturday,October 30. Sign up this weekend to volunteer your trunk for this fun day!You will need to be at church from 9:00 to noon. Please contact Pastor Chuck if you have any questions. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKEOUR TRUNK OR TREAT EVENT A […]

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT CHRIST LUTHERAN

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 11WELCOME 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 […]

CATALYSTS FOR CHRIST

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 10CATALYSTS FOR CHRIST Class will not meet this Sunday, October 24. We will resume on Sunday, October 31, from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Church Office Hours

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 10THE CHURCH OFFICE will close at noon on Friday, September 3, and be closed on Monday, September 6, for the Labor Day holiday. We will be back in the office at 8:30a on Tuesday, September 7.

HOLY SMOKERS ARE RECRUITING!!

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 9When we originally asked for volunteers to join this fun little group, we had well over 30 people interested. I will be sending out letters shortly from that list (which we gathered before Covid). However, if you are interested in cooking with the Holy Smokers, we would love to have you! Level of involvement […]

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT CHRIST LUTHERAN WELCOME COMMITTEE

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 11 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.

A LOVE DOOR OFFERING

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 3A LOVE DOOR OFFERING will be collected this weekend at all worship services. The monies collected in the Door Offering this weekend will be added to the wire transfer which our Haitian Mission group will facilitate in the days ahead. They will be wired to our Lay Minister on the ground in Jeremie, Lophane […]

“EDUCATION IS OUR BAG” FUNDRAISER “

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 7I 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: 10The 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: 3Pursuant 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 […]

A WALK THROUGH BIBLE JOURNEY

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 59A WALK THROUGH THE BIBLE JOURNEY – LEVITICUS We will resume our study of Leviticus on Monday, October 4, at 6:30 via zoom. Led by Pastor Chuck. (Meeting ID: 862 8361 5605, Password: 020519).

7th & 8th GRADE CONFIRMATION

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 257th & 8th GRADE CONFIRMATION Classes will begin on Wednesday, September 15. Class will meet each week from 5:00 to 6:00. On Wednesday, September 15, classes will meet until 5:30. At that time, classes will go to the gym with their parent(s) for a 30-minute orientation. We will review the year’s calendar, expectations and […]