Saturdays 5:30 pm

Sundays 10:00 am

Wednesday 7 om (Lent and Advent)

Sunday School Classes 9:00 am September to May

Bible Study Wednesday 10 am

Worship is happening in person follow the CDC and state of Illinois health department guidelines 

​Live-streamed on our Facebook page:

 Thank you for joining us for worship today. We are glad you are with us. Communion will be served in your pews or in the aisle. All are welcome to share at this meal. Jesus is our host and invites everyone.. As you entered worship you could have received your communion element, at that part of the service, you are invited to take the bread and wine (or grape juice) when Pr. Chrissy leads. Those who would like to come forward, bread and wine  will also be available in the front. When directed by the usher, come forward down the center aisle, Pr Chrissy will give you bread (she will be masked and wearing cloves) and then you will take a cup of wine (grape juice) from the tray. After taking communion you will return to your seat by the side aisle.  To reduce passing, offering is collected as you enter or leave worship. 

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Christ Lutheran Church

“A Place Where You are Always Welcome”

Services: Saturday 5:30 pm and Sunday 10:00 am

Sunday School 9:00 AM

Bible Study Wednesday 10 am

Office:  815-947-2033  
Ministers: ALL members of the congregation   
Pastor: Rev. Chrissy Salser   815-988-9450

In our prayers today:Darlene and Walt Steffes, Dorothy and Bob Schreck, Pat Lawfer Delores Wampflar, Marge Arnold,  Ruth Fox, Shirley North, Clyde Pohl, Jeff Warner, Terry Lee, Keith Anderson Karli Weltzin, Audrea Fulton, Vadium Saratovtsev , Dave Julius, Greg Wurster, Jim Sager

family and friends of Bob Schiess, Nathan Heidenrich, and Julie Haas.

CONFIRMATION:  confirmation will resume in September 24, 2023 11:30 Parents and Youth Meeting. Lunch will be served.

BLESSING BOX: the need is great. Consider making a special donation of money or bringing items for the blessing box.

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED: We are looking for those who may be interested in helping teach youth Sunday School. Sunday School is Sundays at 9 am starting in September 9/18. Please consider volunteering for one Sunday a month. Please talk to Darcie Rabb or Pr Chrissy.

WELCA ITEMS NEEDED:   thank you to all who donated items for the baby kits. they are still collecting flannel and cotton sheets for the quilts.

RALLY DAY: fun was had on RALLY Day. Thank you for joining us as we learned about baptism and remembered becoming children of God.

BREAKING BREAD TOGETHER: On Saturday, September 16 at 9 am join us as we come together and share a meal together. We will meet this month at Stella’s. We will join together once a month for a chance of fellowship with others from Christ. We are hoping to bring everyone from both Saturday night and Sunday morning to share in a meal and fellowship together. Watch the bulletin for date and location. All are welcome. 

BIBLE STUDY: starting on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 10 am, we will meet in the narthex weekly to study the scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. Come for a chance to explore the word together and pray over those on our prayer list. This will meet every Wednesday unless otherwise noted. Please contact Pr Chrissy if you have any question.

texts 9/20- Matthew 20:1- 16.

9/26- Matthew 21:23-32

10/4- Matthew 21:33-46

10/11- Matthew 22:1-14


ANDERSON HOUSE APARTMENTS : an LSSI home and new ministry partner here  in Stockton,  Thank you for all who contributed to the items needed. We were able to bless them. Watch for more info as we will be celebrating the resident’s birthday.

[Timber Lake Playhouse] Join WELCA on September 17th at 2 pm as we visit Timber Lake Playhouse in Mt. Carroll, IL to see “Church Basement Ladies”. Come laugh at ourselves. “Inspired by the book Growing Up Lutheran by Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, this funny and down to earth musical comedy about four woman preparing food for multiple events at church will have audiences howling with laughter.” Cost $25 and you can sign up in the narthex.


Upcoming Events

Saturday       5:30pm  Worship

Sunday     9 Am Sunday school
Sunday        10 am Worship

September 14- 9 am – Rebecca Circle WELCA Bible Study at Sandy Hellers House
September 16- 9 am Breaking bread together fellowship Stella’s
September 16- 5:30 Worship
September 17, 2023 – 9 am Sunday School  
September 17, 2023 – 10 am- Worship  
September 17, 2023 – 2pm  WELCA Timberlake Playhouse
September 20, 2023- 10 am Bible Study

September 20, 2023- 7 pm Church Council
September 21- 5:30 Worship
September 22, 2023 – 9 am Sunday School  
September 23, 2023 – 10 am- Worship  
September 24- 11:30- Confirmation Meeting with parents and students 

COWORKERS IN THE GOSPEL:  Consider being apart of one our leadership teams. As of this month, three teams will be helping connect council and congregation as we work together to do ministry together. Three teams have formed; Worship Team, Building Team and Education Team. If you are interested in being apart of one of the teams, please see Pr Chrissy or someone on the team.

Worship team is made up of the deacons (Pam Dascher, Amanda Stocks, Peggy Harmston, Janet Haas) and anyone else who would like to participate.

The building team will access and address issues related to the building. Please see a trustee (Jerry Dascher, Terry Schlichting, Faron Wilkinson) if you would like to help out with the building. We are also looking for people interested in helping with the mowing the lawn come spring.
The Education Team will over see Confirmation, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Vacation Bible School is going to happen June 6-10 from 9-11:30. If you would like to be apart of the education team please see Darcie Raab or Pr Chrissy.



Council Leadership:

Please pray for them and pray how you can join in the ministry of Christ Lutheran Church. There is much to do around here to keep us being the CHURCH. Pray how God may be leading you to step up in some way.  

President- David Heller             Vice President- Norm Groezinger

Secretary- Paula Fulton            Distributing Treasurer- Sandy Dittmar

Rec. Treasurer- Ken Buske       Christian Education- Darcie Raab

Deacon- Pam Dascher, Peggy Harmston, Amanda Stocks, Janet Haas

Trustee- Jerry Dascher, Terry Schlichting, Faron Wilkinson

Worship- Saturday 5:30 pm Sunday- 10:00 am

Sunday School – All ages 9:00 am

Confirmation Schedule 2023-2024 (subject to change)

September 10, 2023                 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Rally Day

September 24, 2023                  11:30 AM- 1:30 PM     pizza for parents and Youth

what is confirmation? Expectations, parents please plan to attend.            

October 8, 2023                          11:30-1:30

October 21, 2023                       8:30- 6:15 meet at church to head to rockford for this time of service and fellowship with other confirmation students.

We are looking for a few drivers.

November 12, 2023                   11:30-1:30

November 17-18, 2023                          FALL Retreat at LOMC in Oregon, IL .

Friday- 5:00 pm meet at church and return to church for worship Saturday, then parents pick up after worship

Cost $75 per person, please see Pr Chrissy with any concerns about cost.

Male chaperone is needed.

December 10, 2023                    11:30-1:30

December…                                  Youth Group Christmas gathering

January 14, 2024                        11:30-1:30

January 28, 2024                        11:30-1:30

February 11, 2024                      11:30- 1:30

February 25, 2024                      11:30- 1:30

March 10, 2024                           11:30- 1:30

March 24, 2024                          11:30-1:30

March 31, 2024                           7 am set up for Easter Breakfast and worship

April 14, 2024                              11:30-1:30

April 28, 2024                               11:30-1:30

May 12, 2024                               11:30-1:30

May 19, 2024                               8th graders affirm their faith. Arrive at 8:45 AM


VBS  June 3-7, 9-11:30 AM Please plan on being present to help serve


 As we learn and grow together, besides attending class

Attend worship

Monthly sermon notes
Monthly leadership (acolyte, read, facebook live, greet)

Attend youth group or Sunday school
Shut in and other service projects , including VBS in July
Attend retreat at LOMC
If classes are missed, makeup is available. \


We are also looking for parents to sign up to bring lunch for class. Roughly to feed about a  dozen.  Please contract Pr Chrissy or Darcie to Sign up.