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The Light of the World: Advent Nights and S.E.E.

Come, let us return to worship on Wednesdays in December. Let’s come together as a community of faith and fill ourselves up so that can we can share the Light of the World.

We will celebrate three Advent Wednesdays in December, the 2nd, 9th, and 16th.

 

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S.E.E. is the Spiritual Educational Experience for children ages 4 years of age through 5th grade. Our S.E.E. leaders are excited to share this new program titled, “The Light that Shines in the Darkness”, with fun and music.

Advent Nights begin at 6:00 pm with Dinner. Everyone is welcome, so bring your family and friends. This is about connecting with everyone, socializing and fun.

6:30: children will go to S.E.E. and the adults stay to learn more about faith and the Light in the World.

7:00: Children and adults come back together for closing prayer.

7:15-7:30: Children practice songs for the Christmas program.

No Registration form needs to be filled out for S.E.E. during the Season of Advent. However, we would appreciate a head count so that we have enough materials for everyone. Please sign up in the Welcome Room for both S.E.E. and for the Advent Night Dinners.

Dec 2nd: “Finding the Light” – SEE Activity is Advent Wreath

Dec 9th: Shining the Light” – SEE Activity is Flashlight Tag

Dec 16th: “Embracing the Light” – SEE Activity is Luminaries 

We are ready to accept Registration forms for the January session of S.E.E. In January, 2016, S.E.E. begins January 6th and will go through Lent.

 

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Northern IL Synod Event & Our October Dinner

UPDATE ON OCTOBER DINNER

Due to a synod event being held locally we need to change our October Dinner to October 29th. We encourage YOU to join us at both events.

On Thursday, October 22nd the Northern Illinois Synod is having their Fall Discipleship Gathering at Shepherd of the Hill in Lockport.

This gathering will focus on church leadership and the election of a new synod bishop, which will happen for us in 2016 with the retirement of Bishop Wollersheim. Other topics will include congregational leadership, the constitutional responsibilities, as well as the joys and challenges of a bishop. Become involved and engaged!

Registration       6:15pm

Light Supper       6:30-7pm

Program             7-8:45pm

Join us for fellowship and good food at Paddy B’s in Orland Park on Thursday, October 29th at 6:30pm. Sign up in the Welcome Room.

 

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Annual Trick or Treat Tailgate Sunday October 25

halloweenTalegating23The  Welcome Place Preschool’s  Annual Trick or Treat Tailgate

 Come one, come all! Bring your family, friends, and neighbors! Come see the decorated car trunks filled with goodies! Come play the ghoulishly great games! Dress in your favorite costume and join in  the costume parade inside! Try terrifying treats too!

Sunday, October 25 at Cross of Glory

1:00 to 2:30 pm

(Will all be held indoors if weather is bad)

 Schedule of Events:

  • 12:45-1:00 Vehicles arrive to set up
  • 1:00-1:30 Trick or Treat Time
  • 1:30-2:30 Parade of Costumes, Crafts, Games, Cookies, & Best Trunk Awards

If you would like to decorate your vehicle and pass out treats or help with the event please contact the church office (708) 301-6998. Vehicles are asked to be decorated (preschool appropriate), and you need 3-4 large bags of candy for the many kiddies! There will be a prize for best decorated vehicle.

We are also looking for volunteers: games, crafts table, and treats table, set up, clean up.

Donation of: Cookies, Juice, three (3) prize baskets for the  winners of the Best Prize Trunk Awards.

 

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October Brunch

BRUNCH  POT LUCK

Is that your stomach we hear growling during church because you didn’t have time to eat breakfast? Would you like to get to know more people at COG?

COME to the BRUNCH BUNCH POT LUCK following our church service!

Mark your calendars for Oct 18  Please feel free to bring your favorite casserole, potatoes, sweet rolls, bacon/sausage, coffee cake, fruit, ??? or just yourself!! Contact Pat McIntosh-Oles at olespa@aol.com if you would like to help with set up or clean up.

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Blood Drive Sept 3rd 2-6pm

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Free Family Movie Night: “Big Hero 6”

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What a fun movie to watch. Bring the family, friends and neighbors to Cross of Glory on Friday, July 17th at 6:30 pm. 

There will be a craft for the children to make. Popcorn and water will be available. You may bring snacks to share!

We are collecting Protein for the FISH Food Pantry for the summer. You are welcome to bring a donation! 

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Swing Choir is coming to CoG on July 7th at 7pm

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Mark your calendars on July 7th, 7:00pm to hear an amazing concert. 

Swing Choir Tour is a 30 year tradition a LOMC (Lutheran Outdoor Ministry Center).  Teenagers in 9th thru 12th grades gather at camp for a week to learn songs and dance moves.  That is all the time they have — 1 week!!  Some will have done this before, others will be brand new.  They also take breaks to hike and commune with nature — but mostly, they sing and dance.  Then it is time to take the show on the road. They travel to 8 churches in as many days, though out Illinois.  These young people are ambassadors for camp as well as God’s Word. Through song and dance they spread the word of God. 

We at CoG are blessed enough to have them performing for us on July 7th.  They will arrive around 4:00 in the afternoon.  We will provide them with a home cooked meal and a place to get ready for the show!  Then at 7:00pm they will sing and dance for us!  Afterwards, we will have a short time of fellowship and then send them off to homes for the night.  We ask that they be returned to church early then next morning (usually around 8:00am)

This is where we need help.  We will need to house 7 girls, 3 boys, a director and several counselors. Please consider praying about being a host family.  Alicia Joebgen has details and will be happy to share them with anyone interested. 

Miranda Joebgen sang with this choir for 4 years.

 And take a moment to pray about being a host family.  Please stop me after church one morning and ask me what it’s all about, or shoot Alicia Joebgen an e-mail, ajoebgen@yahoo.com!

 

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Brunch Pot Luck – Next one is Sept 20

BRUNCH  POT LUCK

Is that your stomach we hear growling during church because you didn’t have time to eat breakfast? Would you like to get to know more people at COG?

COME to the BRUNCH BUNCH POT LUCK following our church service!

Mark your calendars for Sept 20  Please feel free to bring your favorite casserole, potatoes, sweet rolls, bacon/sausage, coffee cake, fruit, ??? or just yourself!! Contact Pat McIntosh-Oles at olespa@aol.com if you would like to help with set up or clean up.

 

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Share Dinner at Paddy B’s in Orland Park

DINNER GATHERING    Sept 22nd at 6:30pm

Since the Adult Lunch  Ministry has been so successful, we thought we would do dinner! Give your oven a rest and come out to dinner with some very cool COG friends! Come and share your ideas as to what this group should be called!!

 

 

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, March 28 starts at 10 AM (due to extra cold temps the egg hunt will be indoors)

Jeaster egg huntoin us on Saturday, March 28th for our Community Easter Egg Hunt. Doors open up at 10:00 am. The egg hunt will be broken up into three different age groups and times. The kids can have fun gathering eggs, making a craft, enjoying a snack, and taking pictures with the Easter Bunny. Be sure to bring your camera and Easter basket.

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