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



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




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.
Tuesday, November 25
7 PM Thanksgiving Worship
Wednesday, November 26
7 PM Glory Ringers Handbell Rehearsal
Thursday, November 27

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Church Offices closed

7:30 PM AA

Friday, November 28
Saturday, November 29
Volunteers needed to help decorate the church -- for Advent

Sunday, November 30

First 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

Monday, December 1
7:00 PM PEEPS (Chapter 10 of book )
Tuesday, December 2
6:00 PM Adult Bible Study
Wednesday, December 3

6 PM Confirmation class

6:15 Resurrection Choir Rehearsal

7:30 PM Glory Ringers (bells) rehearsal

Thursday, December 4

9:30 AM Sarah Circle

Friday, December 5
Saturday, December 6

9:30 AM Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting

6:00 PM Advent Dinner

Sunday, December 7

2nd 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

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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"

Thanksgiving Worship

Tuesday November 25 @ 7:00 PM

Give Thanks Image

Healing Service

Sunday, November 30 @ 9:45 (after 1st service)

Anointing with healing oil, laying on of hands, and prayer offered to all!


Advent Dinner

Saturday, December 6 @ 6:00 PM

Potluck Dinner, Activities for children, fun for all!

Watch for sign-up sheet in the narthex

Advent wreath image

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.


Ages 13- 18

More details in newsletter

Upcoming Activities


November 23 -- Sunday Night Lights

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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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15050 S. Central Avenue
    Oak Forest, IL 60452

A member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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Updated: November, 2014