Pastor John Lottes' retirement is effective July 1st. The Church Council is actively engaged in preparing the necessary documents to move the Interim process forward quickly. Watch for updates from Church Council President Bruce Fritz.
Began September 11 but its never to late to join.
Meets Monday Morning at 10-11am.
New DVD Course from THE GREAT COURSE SERIES:
"Reading Biblical Literature: Genesis to Revelation" Instructor Professor Craig R. Koester, Luther Seminary. Contact Dona Racich.
Services both Saturday & Sunday at Our Lord's. Themes include "The Source". Matthew 22:15-22 Then Jesus said to them (Pharisees), 'Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor's, and God the things that are God's'" - Matthew 22:21b As believers of Jesus Christ, we belong to God. In fact, all things belong to God. We are created in God's image. Our Ultimate allegiance is to God, offering our entire selves in the service of God and for the sake of the world. Find out more at our casual Contemporary Worship on Saturday at 5 pm or our Traditional Worship on Sunday at 8 am and 10:45 am.
Guest Pastors: Pastor Jim Clark (Sat)
Pastor Mark Sydney (Sun)
Come learn about Jesus, the Bible, your faith, and Christian History
At 9:15 am
+ Confirmation for Grades 6-8
+ Adult Bible Study – resumes the Study about the Crusades
At 9:30 am
+ Classes for Children Ages 3- Grade 3
+ Classes for Grades 4-5
+ Classes for High School Age (Grades 9-12)
Help Calvary Lutheran Church in Belleville collect 500 Socks for the 500th Anniversary for our men and women in the Military. Bring new black or white socks and place them in the red box in the Narthex. Deadline: Mon Oct 23!
On the weekend of Oct 28-29 M&M Tubes full of M&Ms will be given out to Everyone, Hopefully the emptied Tubes will be returned with a $10.00 DONATION (or more) of quarters, bills or a check. Deadline to return M&M Tubes is Nov 12.
Come celebrate Luther's Birthday on Sat Nov. 11, at 6:15 pm. Dinner will feature typical German Food: Bratwurst, Knockwurst, Warm Potato Salad, Vegan options & Black Forest Cake. Tickets go on sale this week after both Services. Adults $10.00 & Children 10 Years and under FREE. A Raffle will be held during dinner so bring your tickets.
Once again the High School Youth are selling Christmas Greenery as a Fundraiser. This year they will be trying to Defray Costs of the Youth attending the ELCA Youth Gathering in 2018 in Houston, TX. Orders for Wreathes, Swags, Garland, Table Decorations, and Decorating Kits, plus more will be taken the weekends of Oct. 18-19 and Nov. 4-5. Celebrate the Season and our Youth with fresh greenery.
Our Lord's Youth (OLY) are sponsoring a Trivia Night Sat. Nov 4. Doors open at 6 pm and play begins at 7 pm. Games, Silent Auction, Popcorn Soda & Water provided. Bring your own Food and Beverages. This Fundraiser will help defray the cost of the Youth attending the ELCA Youth Gathering. Tickets on Sale in the Narthex: $15.00/person or $120.00/Table of 8.
Sun. Oct 28,at 4:00 pm at Faith Lutheran Church in O'Fallon, IL (520 E. Hwy 50) There will be a Special Service Celebrating the 500th Reformation featuring a Regional Combined Choir (including vocalists for Our Lord's). A light Reception to follow.
In 2017, Our Lord's is celebrating its 50th Anniversary as a congregation as well as the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Watch for special events throughout the year.