Special Announcements

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UNUSED CHRISTMAS CARDS?

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 2The Beecher Amvets Post #67 is looking for donations of unused Christmas cards with envelopes so they can mail them to our troops in early December.CLC member, RaeAnn James belongs to the Ladies Auxiliary and Amvets Post #67 in Beecher.Last year they were able to send out over 12,000 Christmas cards to the troops. […]

FAMILY MINISTRY NEEDS YOUR HELP

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 2They are looking for new or gently used Legos, family/kids Board Games, pop-its and fidget toys for future events. Donations can be dropped in the designated box in the Fireside Room.

THANK YOU

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 2THANK YOU To our Christ Lutheran family, we are so grateful for your well wishes in cards,notes, and calls. We read them to mom daily, and they make her smile and even laugh at times.Please continue to pray for her continued strength, clarity, and peace. Cards and notes can besent to the church office […]

Stephen Ministers

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 6ARE YOU GOING THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME? Stephen Ministers are members of ourcongregation who listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to peoplewho are facing a crisis or going through tough times. The care you’ll receive is confidential,free, and very helpful. To learn how you – or a friend, neighbor, coworker or […]

LUTHERAN WITNESS

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 1Don’t forget to renew your subscription or submit your newsubscription to Lutheran Witness. The cost for one year is $19.20, and an envelope isprovided in your offering envelope packet. Deadline to subscribe is Sunday, February 19.

ERIN OLMSTED SCHOLARSHIP FUND DONATION DRIVE

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 2If you would like to make adonation (through January 30), checks should be made payable to The Erin OlmstedScholarship Fund and mailed to: The Erin Olmsted Scholarship Fund, 15336 Teebrook Drive,Orland Park, 60462, or donate on-line with a credit card at www.erinsaaimforchange.org.Information/donation brochures are located on the Fireside Room table.

RIDE ASSISTANCE NEEDED

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 9A CLC member is in need of someone to drive her to and fromappointments. Palos Hills area. If you are able to assist, please contact the Church Office.

CHURCH UPGRADES

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 7We are asking for your support to fund two projects here at the church: A handicapped-accessible path from the south parking lot across the grassy median. The installation of new speakers in the Narthex and Fireside Room.The total cost to complete these projects is $4,000. At this time, $2,000 is still needed. Pleaseconsider a […]

QUILTERS

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 86QUILTERS If you can tie knots, cut or measure fabric, or even sew, we would LOVE to haveyou join us to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief. We meet each Tuesday from 9:00 to12:00 (including a time-out for “coffee and” of course). Please come! QUILTERS resumes this Tuesday, January 10, at 9:00.

THE BANNER COMMITTEE and Coupons

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 25THE BANNER COMMITTEE is in need of coupons for Jo-Ann Fabrics. If you have extracoupons that you will not use, please bring them to the Church Office. Thanks in advance!

JOIN OUR MUSIC MINISTRY PROGRAM

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 25JOIN OUR MUSIC MINISTRY PROGRAM Under the direction of Sandra Knopp, you are invitedto join one of the Christ Lutheran music programs: Christ Choir, Youth Choir, Cherub Choir, Joy& Praise, Handbell Choir, Jr. Chimers, Youth Orchestra, or Special Music for worship. MusicAppreciation Sunday will be held next Sunday, August 21. Make your life a […]

MISSION HAITI

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 28The Haitian Lutheran Mission Project has merged with Mission Haiti in DavieFL in order to continue serving the Jeremie District of Haiti. Over the past 16 plus years, yourdonations provided food, clean drinking water, new/clean clothing, eyeglasses, medicalattention, medications, school supplies, school buildings, desks, vehicles and friendship to theJeremie District. Please keep in mind […]

Retirement Celebration Thank You

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 24Praise the Lord and thank you for the overwhelming celebration of retirement last Sunday. Ourfamily was moved and impressed by your great show of love and appreciation. Comments thatyou shared about worship services, visits, baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc., stirred our hearts.Thank you to the committee, musicians, staff, Pr. Chuck and all the volunteers who […]

RIDE ASSISTANCE NEEDED

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 39A 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.

CATALYSTS FOR CHRIST

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 42 ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL – CATALYSTS FOR CHRIST meets this Sunday, December 18.Class meets in Duehr Chapel beginning at 9:15. We will not meet on Sundays, December 25or January 1. Class will resume on Sunday, January 8.

HAITI FEEDING PROGRAM UPDATE

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 18Below is an excerpt from a letter that we received from TrinityHope our partner in Haiti. The entire letter is posted on the bulletin board.God provided a way to expand the feeding programs in Haiti during 2021. By his grace andblessings, we are now providing a noon meal to over 50,000 children, teachers and […]

SUMMER ART TEACHER(S) NEEDED

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 36We 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 […]

OWLS NOTES

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 31OWLS MEETING Warm up with chili and chocolate at our OWLS Valentine’s Meeting onThursday, February 9, beginning at 10:00. The 2023 activity calendar will be discussed. ➢ The OWLS will be going to lunch at Bonefish Grill on Sunday, February 12, followingthe 10:00 service. Carpooling is available. Separate checks will be written as everyonemust […]

OWLS MEMBERS

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 50OWLS MEMBERS needing a ride to the monthly meetings should call Sharon Mulcahy at 708-429- She has drivers that will pick you up.

JR. CHIMERS NEEDED!

by Dean Porzel

Hits: 49We 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: 35If 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: 45WELCOME 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: 42 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: 496I 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: 37The 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: 27Pursuant 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: 47There 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 […]