For Your Meditation and Preparation for Worship 
Scripture readings for Sunday services in February are listed below by date. At home before worship, read the Scriptures, listen for what God says to you, and come to worship anticipating and ready to receive what God gives in His Word and worship.

June 15-16 2019 Services:
Prov. 8:1-4, 22-31; Acts 2:14a, 22-36; John 8:48-59
Sermon:¬†‚ÄúREAL vs. Ritual (Preparing to Eat): REAL Presence‚ÄĚ
(I Corinthians 11:17-26)

June 22-23 2019 Services:
Is. 65:1-9; Gal. 3:23 - 4:7; Luke 8:26-39
Sermon:¬†‚ÄúREAL vs. Ritual (Preparing to Eat): REAL Life‚ÄĚ
(Colossians 2:6-13)

June 29-30 2019 Services:
I Kings 19:9b-21; Gal. 5:1,13-25; Luke 9:51-62


Men's Bible Study meets the First and Third Mondays of each month at 7:00pm. 

Women's Bible Study will meets the Second and Fourth Mondays of each month at 7:00pm. (We will not meet on 6/24, or 7/22)

SERVING ST. MATTHEW‚ÄôS¬†SOUP KITCHEN¬†On each of our visits, we are humbled and thankful for God‚Äôs blessings on this ministry. Our next visit is planned for June 13th. Everyone is invited to join us ‚Äď we leave Immanuel about 10:45am and are back to Mokena by 2:00pm ‚Äď please¬†call Barb at 708.995.5375 if you are interested in joining us.

ALTAR FLOWERS (2) Vases of Flowers is $40.00  /  (1) Vase of Flowers is $20.00.  There are only 14 more slots available, please check the flower chart and sign up today.

ETERNAL LIGHT is $15 per month.

A sign-up chart is posted in the church lobby for altar flowers and the monthly eternal light. The Ruth Society would like to thank all those that have ordered flowers in the past and for honoring the Lord.

NOW OFFERING GLUTEN FREE If anyone has health issues requiring gluten free communion wafers, please contact Pastor Schellhas.

Please call the church office at 708-479-5600 or email prayer requests to If you would like them included in the weekly bulletin please indicate that in your message. Prayers will be removed from the bulletin after one month unless updates are provided and further need for prayers is requested.


Lawrence S. Prosken

Saturday, June 15th

9900 W 143RD ST, ORLAND PARK, IL 60462

Visitation 10am - 1pm
Memorial Chapel Service 1pm - 2pm

Interment Private

View Lawrence S. Prosken's Obituary




For a portion of the summer we will be doing a sermon series surrounding the questions you have about the bible, faith, life and what we believe. Submit your questions via email to or complete the back side of this document.

Please complete the following two questions and submit.

1. What question do you want answered?

2. Why do you want to know?


We will have a congregational meeting on June 23 following service at 10:15. The main purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the remodeling of the narthex!

Mite Box Collection Date: July 6th & 7th
: In 2018, the Northern Illinois District’s Lutheran Women’s Missionary League awarded a grant of $18,000 to Lutheran Indian Ministries to help furnish the new Cultural Arts Center in Neah Bay on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.  The Center is a safe place for Native teens to gather, enjoy food and fun, participate in worship, and learn from the Scriptures.  The LWML NID grant will be used to purchase games (shuffleboard, dart boards, bocce ball, volleyball), musical instruments, a sound system and LCD projector.  The Center, located on the grounds of Makah Lutheran Church, provides a growing youth program where Christ is the anchor.
You may pick up a mite box from the LWML table and deposit your offerings in the large mite box in the lobby/narthex. Cars, window sills, laundry rooms, dressers are favorite places to display your mite box and all family members are invited to participate with their gifts of change. Thank you for supporting the Northern Illinois District's LWML mission grants.


Jump on the Bus Donations Due By This SUNDAY, JUNE 16TH
Thank you to those who have already donated items or $ for MorningStar Mission’s Jump on the Bus initiative. The Board of Stewardship will be accepting donations through this Sunday, 6/16, so there is still time to contribute.

Please remember that it is not only school supplies that are distributed to the students in need ‚ÄĒ they also receive a complete outfit (including shoes) to help them start of the school year. ¬†The complete list of items is below ‚ÄĒ we encourage you to check clearance sales to stretch your dollars further!

Another way to help with JOTB is by actually packing the backpacks in their warehouse in Joliet. ¬†The Board of Stewardship will be providing volunteers on Monday, 7/22, beginning at 9 am ‚ÄĒ we will be working for 2 to 4 hours (whatever you can spare). ¬†Please check your calendars ‚ÄĒ we will announce this again in the bulletin, but if you already know you can join us, please feel free to contact Sarah Bechtel at¬†¬†or 847-712-8649.

Thank you again for your support of MorningStar Mission this year and in years past! - The Board of Stewardship

Needed items ‚ÄĒ all items must be NEW

USB/Flash¬†Drive¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Hoodies¬†‚Äď all sizes (adult & kids)
Headphones¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Jr. Girls¬†Pants ‚Äď sizes 2 -15
TI-30¬†Calculators¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Teen¬†Boys Pants ‚Äď sizes 28 ‚Äď 38
Copy¬†Paper¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Girls¬†& Boys Tops & Bottoms ‚Äď sizes 4 - 16
Kleenex                                Girls Shoes: 9, 10, 11, 13, 1, 3, 5
4x6 Index Cards                  Boys Shoes: 9, 10
Pencil Boxes                        Ladies Underwear: 5, 6, 8, 9, 10
Teen Girl Backpacks (L)     Boys Underwear: 4/5, 8, 10/12, 12/14
                                              Men’s Underwear: medium

JOY TO THE WORLD ‚Äď The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod invites you to participate in the 2019-21 LCMS National offering. This special collection under the theme of ‚ÄúJoy to the World‚ÄĚ sets the tone for our next 3 years of preparing hearts for prayerful rejoicing, gratitude, and bold action. Any gifts go directly to the mission of the LCMS. For more information supporting this national offering, please pick up a brochure/envelope labeled ‚ÄúJoy to the World‚ÄĚ from the greeter‚Äôs table in the lobby.

MEIJER SIMPLY GIVE PROGRAM is back from now until Saturday, June 22nd ‚Äď with some changes. When you present a Simply Give coupon at the check-out with a $10 donation, $10 will be given to the Frankfort Township Food pantry. If you donate on Friday, June 14th, Meijer will double match your donation, $10 becomes $30. Coupons can be found at Meijer‚Äôs checkout and on the Stewardship bulletin board. Questions? Please call Barb Malm (815) 469-2930.

If you’re interested in checking out the Praise Band Hymns for each month, go to the church website,, click on music under the ministries sections, and scroll down to Praise Band current selections. Enjoy the youtube videos.

Volunteers Needed for Special Friends Camp - August 13-17
Councilor position to be companion for adult campers with special needs. If you can answer this question, ‚ÄúAre you able to wrap your arms around an adult with cognitive/intellectual disabilities and sincerely tell them, ‚ÄėJesus loves you‚Äô with a yes. The Lord may be calling you to a spiritual renewal experience unlike any other. Please call Donna¬†at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Frankfort, for volunteer information and application at 815-469-2549. If you have questions please call Dennis Pieper of Voice of Care 708-759-4954.