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Preschool Open House – February 5, 2019

The Welcome Place Preschool,  a ministry of Cross of Glory Lutheran Church, is hosting an Open House event on Tuesday, February 5th from 4:00 to 6:30 pm. Bring your child(ren) to play in the classrooms while you talk with the teachers.

Registration will also be open at the Open House. For more information, or to set up a special visit, call (708) 301-3883.

4 year olds – three days a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
3 year olds – two days a week: Tuesday & Thursday

Classes available for children aged 3 and 4.

Tell your family…Tell your friends…Tell your neighbors!

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In the Loop: 1/13/2019

Annual Meeting Notice (February 10, 2019); T.E.L.L. Youth Group – January 14; Dinner with Friends – January 16; Pancake Breakfast to Sponsor Amita- January 20; Reconciling in Christ Sunday – January 27; New Member Sunday – February 3; Book Club – January 24

»Download the January 14, 2019 In the Loop Newsletter

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Home Chalk Blessing

A part of church history is the custom of blessing homes at the New Year. A family would hold a short service of prayer to ask God’s blessing on their dwelling and on all who live, work with and visit them.

Take chalk and mark above the entrance or on the doorstep of your front door as follows: 20 + C M B + 19

While doing the marking, someone says:
“The magi of old, known as
C: Caspar,
M: Melchior, and
B: Balthasar
followed the star of God’s Son who came to dwell among us
20: two thousand
19: and nineteen years ago.

+: May Christ bless our home
+: and remain with us throughout this coming year. “

Prayer of Blessing
Holy God, you revealed your beloved Son to every nation by the guidance of a star. Bless this house and all who inhabit it. Make it a place of welcome and peace to all who enter. Fill us with the light of Christ, so that our concern for others will reflect your love. We ask this through Jesus Christ ,our Savior and Lord. Amen.

If you wish, you can also read a passage from Scripture (John 1:1-14 is always good) and/or end with the Lord’s Prayer.

C M B above the door also stands for Christus Mansionem Benedicat, which is Latin for “May Christ Bless this House.

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Newsletter: January, 2019

Be sure to read up on all that is happening this January.  Details are updated on events and programs through web articles and the calendar.

January Newsletter Includes:

  • Youth Program starts back up Monday, January 7th
  • January 6th Worship – Epiphany House Blessings
  • Worship Volunteers
  • What’s Happening on Sundays in January
  • Ash Wednesday Volunteers
  • Become a Member
  • Sermon Series – Living As Everyday Followers of Jesus
  • 2019 Offering Envelopes
  • 2019 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING –  Feb 10th
  • Blood Drive Feb 28
  • The Welcome Place Preschool Open House Feb 5th

»Download January 2019 Newsletter

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2018 Children’s Christmas Program Video

This year’s program featured a lion, the “king of beasts”, humbled by the arrival of the King of Kings. We saw that, just maybe, it didn’t start out as a “Silent” night.

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All are Welcome to Communion

Cross of Glory practices “Open Communion”. This means that everyone is welcome at the Lord’s table. Everyone! Pastor Dana explains…

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Year-End Matching Donations

Cross of Glory has received commitments to match year-end “special gifts” up to $16,500. Pastor Dana explains. Please note, she is speaking about 2018 (not 2016)…

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Thanks to Local Businesses for their Donations to our Free Fall Fest

We were so blessed by the very many businesses that helped with the FREE FALL FEST. We could not have offered the great selection of free food and activities without their help!

Below is a list of them. Be sure to stop in and thank them!

Nick’s Barbeque – Homer Glen
Purple Onion – Homer Glen
Enzo’s Pizzeria – Homer Glen
Jimmy John’s – Lockport
Jewel Osco – Homer Glen, Lockport, and Lemont
Meijer – Homer Glen
Berkots – Lockport
Pop’s – Lockport
Rosati’s – Homer Glen
Kenootz Pizza – Homer Glen
Konow’s Corn Maze – Homer Glen
Ludwig Feed Store – Lemont
Citgo Gas Station – Homer Glen
Chili’s – Homer Glen
Pizza Hut – Lockport
Papa Joe’s – Lockport
Kenwood Liquors – Homer Glen
Sahs Farm – Homer Glen
Sizzles – Lockport
Pizzeria at the Point – Lockport
Villa Nova Pizza – Lockport
Chesdan’s – Homer Glen
George’s Restaurant – Lockport
B&V Pizzeria – Lockport
Letty L. Elwood, Attorney at Law, Lockport

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Volunteers Needed at Lockport Resource Center

LRC is Looking for New Volunteers!

The Lockport Resource Center is a Christian ministry organized and operated by the Lockport/Homer Glen Ministerial Alliance and staffed by community volunteers.  Our mission is to minister to people in need in Lockport Township and Homer Township.

Cross of Glory supports this organization through donations and volunteers.

We are always looking for NEW VOLUNTEERS to help in a variety of ways! Call the store for details!  (815) 838 – 9615

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2017 Annual Meeting Review

The Cross of Glory 2017 Annual Meeting was held on Sunday, February 11, 2018.

  • We had a Mardi Gras themed brunch
  • Four Council members were elected
    • Bill Bavirsha – Facilities (second term)
    • Samantha Barczi – Discipleship
    • Allen Kirkland – Outreach
    • Dennis Tanrikulu – Worship
  • The 2018 budget was approved

»Download Cross of Glory 2017 Annual Report

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