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Religion Briefs for March 7, 2014

Trinity Lutheran Church Oak Lawn will conducts its 45th annual spaghetti dinner Saturday.  |  File photo

Trinity Lutheran Church in Oak Lawn will conducts its 45th annual spaghetti dinner on Saturday. | File photo

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Updated: April 8, 2014 6:24AM



Here is a look at news from Southland houses of worship.

Religion news and photos may be submitted to religion@southtownstar.com.

Concert: Soprano Elizabeth Reiter, baritone Jonathan Beyer and pianist Stephen Hargreaves perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Presbyterian Church in Orland Park, 13401 S. Wolf Road. Tickets are $15 in the church office. Information: (708) 448-8142 or preschurchop@comcast.net.

Celtic Ceili: Queen of Martyrs Parish, 10233 S. Central Park Ave., Evergreen Park, hosts this third event on Saturday. There will be a 5K run-2K walk, pancake breakfast, award ceremony, Irish family Mass, traditional Irish fare, Irish soda bread contest, Irish dancers and live entertainment. Tickets are $20 for a family or $10 for a single or couple. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Information: (708) 423-8110 or celticceili2014@yahoo.com.

Spaghetti Dinner: Trinity Lutheran Church, 9701 S. Brandt Ave., Oak Lawn, conducts its 45th annual spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The dinner includes spaghetti with homemade sauce, meatballs and Italian sausage, salad with homemade French dressing, fresh bread, homemade desserts and beverages. Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $4 for and children and an extra $1.50 for meatballs or sausage. Information: (708) 422-0193.

Dinner and Auction: The third annual Crusaders for Christ dinner and auction takes place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran School, 4660 W. 94th St., Oak Lawn. There will be a silent auction, a live auction, drawings and catered food. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. Information: stpauloaklawn.org or (708) 423-1058.

Ballet Performance: A Christian professional performing company presents a contemporary ballet at the 9 and 10:45 a.m. worship services on Sunday at United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 New Lenox Road. Information: (815) 485-8271 or umcnl.com.

Healing Service: The United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 New Lenox Road, offers a healing and anointing service at 10 a.m. the second Sunday of every month. Information: (815) 485-8271.

Bible Program: Rabbi Ben Kraemer presents the mini-grant program “A Search into How the Bible Came to Be What It Is” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Congregation Am Echad, 1424 W. 183rd St., Homewood. Information: (708) 249-6194.

Lenten Bible Studies: Olympia Fields United Methodist Church, 20301 Western Ave., Olympia Fields, hosts Bible studies on Mondays or Wednesdays throughout Lent beginning at 7 p.m. Monday or 10 a.m. Wednesday. Information: (708) 481-5928 or ofumc.com.

Lenten Gatherings: The Christian partners of the South Suburban Ministerial Association host Lenten gatherings at 12:10 p.m. on Tuesdays from to April 8 at First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave. Information: (708) 798-0490.

New Documentary: “The 40 Film,” which investigates the affects of abortion in the United States during the last 40 years, is being shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Parish, 14327 Highland Ave., Orland Park. Information: (708) 349-0903.

Family Night Speakers: A world missionary couple speaks to the Wednesday family night service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Assembly of God, 18620 Governors Highway, Flossmoor. Information: (708) 957-0986.

Wednesday Lenten Meetings: Around the Cross meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays during Lent at Grape & Grain Co., 18031 Dixie Highway, Homewood. This new Lenten midweek opportunity offers time for conversation around themes of this holy season. Information: (708) 798-0490.

Job Club: St. Barnabas Church Convent, 101st Street and Longwood Drive, Chicago, hosts the Beverly Hills Job Club meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The club was established to help people in search of employment. Information: Joan Quinn at joan.quinn24@yahoo.com.

March Gladness: First Baptist Church, 450 W. University Parkway, University Park, hosts this Worship on Wednesday Revival at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays to March 26. Guest revivalists include the Rev. Alise Barrymore from the Emmaus Community in Chicago Heights on Wednesday, the Rev. Michael Pfleger from the Faith Community of St. Sabina in Chicago on March 19, and the Rev. Marcus Crosby from Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston. Information: (708) 534-2242.

Lenten Services: Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park, hosts Thursday Lenten Communion services meetings at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursdays to April 10. The liturgies and sermons at these services follow the theme “Restored in Christ.” A luncheon sponsored by the Older Wiser Loving Seniors group will follow each Thursday morning service. Information: (708) 349-0431.

Financial Security Seminar: ANCHOR Young Adult Career Ministry sponsors this free seminar about financial matters from 10 a.m. to noon March 15 at the Lighthouse Church of All Nations, 4501 W. 127th St., Alsip. Information: (708) 385-6020.

Sounds Of Spring Concert: Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 15050 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, offers a performance with pianist Ilya Vanichkin and the Glory Ringers Handbell Choir at 2 p.m. March 15. Information: (708) 687-2170.

Community Supper: A free community supper is served from 4 to 6 p.m. March 15 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 8659 S. Sayre Ave., Burbank. Those planning to attend should call ahead. Information: (708) 598-8070.

Family And Friends’ Day: Christ First Baptist Church, 14441 S. Loomis Ave., Harvey, hosts this 32nd annual event at 11 a.m. March 16. Information: (708) 331-0568.

Corned Beef And Cabbage Dinner: Olympia Fields United Methodist Church, 20301 Western Ave., Olympia Fields, hosts this event at 11:30 a.m. March 16. Carry-outs will be available. Prices are $10 for adults and $5 for ages 12 and younger. Reservations are required at (708) 481-5928.

Bone Marrow Registry: Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields, hosts this drive from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16. Information: (773) 779-4928, megane@aol.com or bethematch.org.

St. Joseph Day Feast: The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Damian Catholic Church, 5250 W. 155th St., Oak Forest, hosts its annual St. Joseph’s Day dinner from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 16 in the Grimmel Center. Mostaccioli, meatballs, salad, bread, soda, coffee and pastries will be served. A freewill offering is welcome. Beer and wine will be available for a nominal charge. Information: (708) 687-1370.

Organ Concert: United By Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3240 W. 98th St., Evergreen Park, hosts a Lenten organ concert and hymn sing at 4 p.m. March 16. The concert will benefit Dyskeratosis Congenita Outreach Inc., a foundation that supports patients and families affected by this rare genetic disease. A freewill offering is welcome. Information: (708) 422-6301.

St. Patrick’s And St. Joseph’s Day Dinner: The St. Elizabeth Seton Women’s Club invites all women to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and St. Joseph’s Day at 6 p.m. March 19 in the Parish Life Center, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for guests or free for members. Information: (708) 364-0016.

Women’s Association Luncheon: This meeting is at 12:30 p.m. March 20 at First Presbyterian Church of Homewood’s Westminster Hall, 17929 Gottschalk Ave. The luncheon is potluck so attendees should bring a dish to share. Information: (708) 798-0490.

Basketball Program: Faith Falcons Bitty Basketball takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 20 to May 1 at Faith United Methodist Church’s gym, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. This free program is designed to introduce ages 4 to 11 to basketball. Registration: (708) 444-8560 or faith@faithumcop.org.

Jewish Lecture Series: “Revival of Interest in Jewish Culture in Modern Poland” is the subject of these first two programs in a four-part lecture series on “Special Moments in Jewish History” on March 21 and 23 at B’nai Yehuda Beth Sholom, 1424 W. 183rd St., Homewood. Information: (708) 206-1628.

Ham Dinner: This family-style meal is served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 22 at St. John’s United Church of Christ Christian Community Center, 11100 Second St., Mokena. Dinner includes ham, raisin sauce, scalloped potatoes, green beans, rolls, salad and dessert. The evening also will include raffles, silent auction and face painting. Cost is $10 for ages 14 and older, $6 for ages 6 to 13, $3 for ages 3 to 5 and free for ages 2 and younger. Carry-out dinners are available. Information: (708) 479-5123.

Speakers Forum: South West Interfaith Team presents “Women Who Shaped Our Faith” from 4 to 6:30 p.m. March 23 at the Prayer Center of Orland Park Quran Academy Hall, 16550 S. 104th Ave. Registration is at 3:30 p.m. Information: mnofal@op-pc.org or (708) 253-2834.

Book Study: The Calvary Assembly of God women’s group starts a book study from 7 to 8:15 p.m. March 24 at the temple, 18620 Governors Highway, Flossmoor. The book is “Redeemed! Embracing a Transformed Life” (Influence Resources). Women ages 18 and older are invited to this study every other Monday. Information including book ordering: (708) 957-0986.

Spaghetti Dinner: United By Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3240 W. 98th St., Evergreen Park, hosts this meal and benefit from 4 to 7 p.m. March 29. Donations are $8 for adults, $4 for ages 7 to 12 and free for ages 6 and younger. Maximum family donation is $20. Information: (708) 422-6301.

Lenten Cantata: The chancel choir and the festival choir of Zion Lutheran Church of Tinley Park present a Lenten cantata entitled “In My Place: Remembering Christ’s Sacrifice of Love.” during the 10:30 a.m. worship service March 30 at First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave. Information: (708) 798-0490.

Seniors Of Seton: This group of more than 200 seniors meet at 10 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish’s Parish Life Center, 9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills, for fun meetings and activities throughout the year. Dues are only $15 per person and membership is open to all ages.

Craft Fair Help: Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 15050 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest, needs crafters for the spring fair taking place April 5. Applications: (708) 687-2170.

Marian Madness Celebration: Marian Catholic High School hosts the 12th annual Marian Madness NCAA Tournament celebration at 4:30 p.m. April 5 in the Sister M. Paul McCaughey, O.P. Leadership Center, 700 Ashland Ave., Chicago Heights. The event will feature the men’s NCAA Final Four contests broadcast live on four 60-inch plasma screens and a 12-by-12-foot mega screen. The $30 ticket price includes a buffet catered by Aurelio’s, of Homewood, along with beverages and desserts. This 21-and older event also will feature a raffle with a $3,000 grand prize, games of chance and several exciting silent auction packages. Tickets: (708) 756-9405.

Mass And Healing Service: Infant Jesus of Prague Parish, 1131 Douglas Ave., Flossmoor, presents this service at 7:30 p.m. every first Monday of the month. Information: (708) 799-1234.

Fish Dinner: Our Lady of Loretto Women’s Guild hosts a fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Fridays to April 11 in the parish hall, 8925 S. Kostner Ave., Hometown. The fish dinner includes one refill of fish and costs $8. The shrimp dinner costs $9. Both dinners include baked or french-fried potatoes, coleslaw, roll and dessert. The meatless pasta dinner costs $7 and includes a salad and dessert. Additional menu items are macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese, homemade soup, cheese sticks and zucchini sticks. A Loretto’s Luscious Creations bake sale will feature chocolate-covered pretzels, brownies, cookies, mini breads and cupcakes. Information: (708) 334-9724.

Choral Cantata: The combined choirs of Orland Park Christian Reformed Church and Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church present “The Palm Sunday Choral Cantata, The Risen Christ,” a celebration of the Resurrection, at 4 p.m. April 13 at Orland Park CRC, 7500 W. Sycamore Drive. Information: (708) 532-4900.



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