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    "Making Christ Known To All!"                                        Oak Forest, IL



You are invited to worship at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection!

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel!




The congregation of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection welcomes you to our Website. It is a privilege to have you visit our site. We invite you to visit us in person. Join us for an activity or a worship service.

Welcome our interim pastor:
Pastor Mary Appelt-Graves
Pastor Mary joined the staff of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection November 1, 2013.

If you have any questions about our church or our ministries please call the office or use the email address listed below.

Service Times

8:30 a.m. Sunday Traditional/Blended Service with Communion


11:00 a.m.  Sunday Family/Contemporary Service*

with Communion         

    *Nursery service provided at the 11:00 a.m. service
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Learn More ... Click here for info about being Lutheran, the Lessons for this Sunday, the ELCA, and more.

Click here to go to the Newsletter page where you can find archives of "The Reporter."
Download "THE REPORTER" for November 2014. THE REPORTER is our monthly newsletter. We hope you find it interesting, informative, and a window to our church.

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This Week at Resurrection:

This week:

Click here to check the calendar

Advent -- Season of Preparation, waiting....we wait for the birth of Jesus
Enter into Advent with anticipation, hope, and prayer!
Learn about Advent here.
Saturday, December 13

Sunday, December 14

Third Sunday in Advent

8:15 AM & 10:45 AM
Prayer Circle



Advent candle 1

8:30 AM Worship Service ....traditional service with Holy Communion

9:45 AMAdult Bible Study

9:45 AM Fellowship -- Coffee and....between services

10:00 AM Praise Band Musicians Rehearsal

11:00 AM Worship Service...Family Friendly Service with Holy Communion


2 - 4 PM Christmas Tapestry Musical Concert FREE

Monday, December 15
Tuesday, December 16
6:00 PM Adult Bible Study
Wednesday, December 17

6 PM Confirmation class

6:15 Resurrection Choir Rehearsal

7:30 PM Glory Ringers (bells) rehearsal

Thursday, December 18

9 AM Ladies breakfast @ Cracker Barrel

Friday, December 19
Ladies Night Out -- Crazy Bunco ($5 gift) & Cookie Walk/exchange
Saturday, December 20


Sunday, December 21

4th Sunday in Advent

advenet candle 2

8:30 AM Worship Service ....traditional service with Holy Communion

9:45 AMAdult Bible Study

9:45 AM Fellowship -- Coffee and....between services

10:00 AM Praise Band Musicians Rehearsal

11:00 AM Worship Service...Family Friendly Service with Holy Communion

Monday, December 22
Tuesday, December 23

Wednesday, December 24

Christmas Eve

baby jesus

5:30 PM Family Service

11 PM Candlelight Service

Thursday, December 25

Christmas Day

baby 10 AM Celebration with Lesson and Carols

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Looking Ahead:

Plan ahead -- check the calendar!!

Resurrection Preschool has been a part of the Oak Forest community for over 40 years.
Registration is now open for the 2014-15 School Year. Look at the Preschool web page.
Consider Resurrection Preschool as the first place for your child on the path to education.

Preschool Flyer available here "CLICK"

A Christmas Tapestry

Musical Concert

Sunday, December 14, 2-4 PM


The Music Director of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Ilya Vanichkin

Oak Forest H.S. Madrigal Singers and...

The Glory Ringers Handbell Choir

Come spend an afternoon listening to beautiful music.

The concert is free although opportunity will be provided for a free-will offering.

Light refreshments will be served.

Crazy Bunco &
Cookie Exchange

Friday, December 19 @ 6:30 PM

Bring a $5 Christmas Bunco Gift (wrap it up)

The Cookie Exchange is optional. If you participate, bring 10 dozen of the same cookie. Bring an extra container to pack your new cookies! The more who participate, the more varieties of cookies!! (Sort of a cookie walk.)

Bring a snack to share!!

Some cookies will be collected for our Shut-ins.

Christmas Services

Winter Solstice -- Dec. 21 -- 7 PM --
Youth Service on the longest night of the year

Christmas Eve --
5:30 PM Family Service
11PM Candlelight Service

Christmas Day --
10 AM Celebration with Lessons and Carols


Ages 13- 18

More details in newsletter

Upcoming Activities



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Music Ministry!! Isn't it time to join the Resurrection Choir or one of the Handbell groups? It's not too late!! Click here to learn about our music programs!! New members are always welcome for Handbells (Wednesday) and Resurrection Choir!! Share your musical talents with everyone. Or, maybe discover the talents you didn't know about!

Boy Scout Troop 341 is sponsored by LCR

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Learn More ... about our church, Lutherans, daily Bible readings, Weekly Lectionary, the ELCA & more by clicking above (Learn More). Want to find a Bible verse quickly? Read the Bible online at BibleGateway.

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15050 S. Central Avenue
    Oak Forest, IL 60452

A member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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Updated: December, 2014