Weekly Bulletin Announcements



The Week Ahead  . . . September 24-October 2, 2017



Sunday: Worship  9:00 a.m.

 Circuit Reformation Service @Trinity Tinley Park 3:00 p.m.

Monday: Women's Bible Study 6:30 p.m.

 Men's Bible Study @ Bartnik's 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: LWML Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

 Saturday: The Journey w/HC 5:00 p.m.

Next Sunday: Worship  w/HC 9:00 a.m.



Eternal Light for the month of September is given to the Glory of God by Cheryl and Dennis Thompson for congratulations on a job promotion for son, Steve, love & blessings in your new adventure as Deputy Chief.  We are so proud!!


Altar Flowers this weekend are placed to the Glory of God by the Ruth Society.




500th Anniversary of the Reformation Event

Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Avenue, Orland Park, is hosting a special 500th Anniversary of the Reformation event on Tuesday, October 10. Renown composer and Lutheran musician Dr. Carl Schalk will make a presentation on his newly published A Lutheran Catechism: Understanding Church Music in the Lutheran Tradition. His presentation will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a Communion Service and luncheon. Participants will receive complimentary copies of his booklet. The event is open to the public. Pre-registration is appreciated by calling 708-349-0431 or emailing Julie@Christlutheranorland.com


The Reformation at 500: An Interdenominational Conversation

In recognition of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary in 2017, Concordia University Chicago will host “The Reformation at 500: An Interdenominational Conversation” on Monday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel of Our Lord. Panelists at this free public event will be Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago; Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, president of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod; and Rev. Dr. Philip Ryken, president of Wheaton College (IL). Manya Brachear Pashman, religion correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, will serve as moderator.  Registration for the event is required at CUChicago.edu/reformation. The panel discussion will also be livestreamed on the Concordia University Chicago website at CUChicago.edu/live.


Women's Morning Bible Study: Come and Join a new morning women's Bible study. We will start October 12, 2017 at 9:30 am in the Library. The Bible study will be the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. The study is on World Religions, One God/Many God's from Concordia Publishing House. The study is 15 sessions which will end tentatively on May 10, 2018. Please contact Sharon Durkin for more information at 708-479-4882.


Save The Date…….Immanuel Adult Choir rehearsals start Thursday, September 28th, at 7pm in the Sanctuary. If you are interested in joining this group and have questions, call Nancy Mirocha at 708 479-5601. We would love to see you there!


Fall Women’s Bible Study:

Are you feeling overwhelmed?  Inexperienced?  Intimidated?  Insufficient?  We all feel like that sometimes.  We’ll be studying from the book “Gideon… Your weakness - God’s strength,” by Priscilla Shirer.  We’ll dig into to the Bible, look at Gideon and his experiences, and find out how God can use our weakness to unlock His strength, just as He did for Gideon.  This study will open our eyes to a brand new perspective on ourselves, our God… and Gideon.

We will meet every other Monday from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, and our first session will be Monday, September 25th.  There will be a schedule available at our first meeting.

If you have any questions, please call Jan Loven, at 708-502-2608.


Faith Begins At Home-Family Service Project: If you want to make a lasting memory for your family, do a service project together.  This could be as simple as going to an elderly person’s home and doing yard work or participating in a roadside cleanup project.

The project isn’t as important as the act of doing service together.  Find something your family is comfortable with and get busy.  You won’t be disappointed.  In fact, you’ll quickly discover that you will receive more than you give.

To help you get started, consider the following:

• What could your family do, without being asked, to help a neighbor?

• What could your family do to help preserve God’s creation and care for it?

• What is something that you family could do to help at church?

• What could you give away, and to whom could you give it?

(From “Faith Begins At Home” by Mark Holmen, Regal Books 2005, p.89)



























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