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24 | February 16, 2017 | The orland park prairie faith RANCH TOWNHOME!!! • Mission Hills Subdivision!! • Flat Ranch • 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms • Cathedral Ceilings • 2 Car Attached Garage • Huge Living room with Fireplace • Full Basement • Sky Lights Call Gary Durish (815) 474-4447 OVER 29 YEARS EXPERIENCE! visit us online at FAITH BRIEFS Our Lady of the Woods Church (10731 W. 131st, Orland Park) Knowledge and Prayer Series: Protecting Catholic Health Care 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Revered Michael Foley will address the issue many health professionals face today. He will talk about how to deal with topics such as assisted suicide, sterilization, euthanasia, abortions and more as a person of faith while in the health care profession. This series is sponsored by the Multi Parish Respect Life FUNERAL SERVICES DIRECTORY Kim O’Neil Golob Kelli Hartseil Mores Kelly Furlong Foresman, Secretary It was easy to decide on cremation. Now, what about the rest of the decisions? Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Private, On-site Crematory 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, Illinois Family owned for 40 Years 708-532-5400 The Cremation Experts. ©2006 Copyrighted Material ADVERTISE YOUR FUNERAL SERVICES. ministries of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Michael and Our Lady of the Woods parishes. For more information about this session, please contact Mary Lee Noonan at (708) 732-6497. St. Michael’s Church (14327 Highland Avenue, Orland Park) Dementia Talks 7 p.m. Feb. 16. Aishling Companion Home Care will be discussing the signs and various treatments for dementia. This event is open to the public, and will be Contact Jessica Nemec @708.326.9170 ex.46 held in the commons room. Members are free, and nonmembers are required to pay a $5 entry fee. Homemade refreshments will be served. For more information, call (708) Parkview Christian Church (11100 Orland Parkway, Orland Park) Parkview Senior Connections 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Second Friday of the month. Join for a lunch and conversation at the Orland Park Campus. Program fee is $10. For more information or to RSVP, call (708) 478-7477 ext. 272 or email Faith United Methodist Church (151st Street and 80th Avenue, Orland Park) Artivities 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. Children ages 3-12 years are invited to attend Artivities. This program meets once a month on a Friday evenings. Participants will learn about an artist then create an artist-inspired piece of art. Children are encouraged to be as creative as they would like. This program will take place in Fellopship Hall/Gym and is offered at no charge. For more information or to register, contact Kim Clifton at Veteran’s Information Saturday Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, March 18. This meeting is for veterans and their family members who are in need of support groups or are looking for information about veteran’s benefits and services. This event is hosted by the church’s Veterans Voices prayer group. Two guest speakers will talk about important issues; Michael LeBuhn will talk about Post-traumatic stress disorder, and Sandra Davis will speak on Agent Orange. This event is free, but the a free will offering will be available for those that wish to make a donation. For more information, call (708) 444- 8560. Veterans Voices 7 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month. This is a group for veterans. For information, contact Darryl Wertheim at (708) 923-0021 or Darryl.wertheim@gmail. com. Seeking Exercise Instructor The church is looking for an adult exercise instructor to lead an evening spring class two evening a week for six weeks. The class is one hour in length, and the start date would be March. This is a paid position. To apply or for more information, contact Darryl Wertheim at (708) 923-0021. Ashburn Baptist Church (153rd Street and Wolf Road, Orland Park) Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Services 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer meetings 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church (14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park) Voices We Raise with Joy & Praise 7 p.m. Feb. 24. All are welcome to this contemporary Christian music concert. Admission is free. For more information, contact the church office at (708) 349-0431. Zumba Classes 6 p.m. Every Wednesday. The cost to participate is $5. Attendees can bring their own towels and water bottles. AA Meetings 7 p.m. Every Friday Services 5 p.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sun- Please see faith, 25 faith the orland park prairie | February 16, 2017 | 25 Pastor Column Sharing a true expression of love The Rev. Evan Goranson Hope Covenant Church You may have survived another Valentine’s Day. For men, this means that whatever effort we put forth was met with genuine appreciation. And for women, your significant other gets points if A) They remembered B) Whatever the gesture, it exceeds the $10 flowers from Jewel and C) included actual eye contact and moments of connection. The bar, so to speak, is pretty low. I have been among the poor souls in the valentines card aisle late on the 13th, feeling mostly like a romantic slacker but comforted by the fact that others, male and female, are there with me also. There have been years when my wife and I have managed to get each other faith From Page 24 days. Sunday School and Christian Education will be held during the 9:30 a.m. service. Men’s Bible Study 7-9 a.m. Every other Saturday. Breakfast, Bible study and discussion is included. For more information, call (708) 349-0431. the same card. I am sure there is some significance in this, but think of the dollars we may have saved by buying just one and passing it back and forth. How do we really express love to those we love, aside from the obligatory Hallmark holidays? We (my wife and I) endured a love language seminar once. This is supposed to help you understand the “love language” of your partner and thus have opportunities to “fill the love tank” with such things as “acts of kindness,” “loving words,” “physical touch,” etc. We understand each other’s needs better now, but that still has not transformed me into a person who willingly wants to clean the kitty litter box as an expression of love for my wife. Closer to reality is the loving habit of acceptance and compromise. I always will be bringing home “old and interesting things” from any number of thrift stores, and she always will be fighting back against the tide of disorder, in an attempt to maintain a livable home environment. Is this love? Yes! And better than any $3.95 valentine with a nice poem inside. Here is mine. Dear wife of many years, who cannot get your car in the garage thanks to the 1963 Ford Falcon languishing there, I appreciate that you understand that I am essentially crazy but have other redeemable qualities. Thank you for giving us our beautiful daughters. I am sorry that they trend toward my tendencies to collect and maintain “interesting things.” The dog loves you also, because we know and understand that at first a shedding, barking, sleepinterrupting dog was the last thing you wanted in our home, but out of love for your children — and possibly me — you relented. And now you must admit he is your best friend forever and favorite source of treats. Your hard work, compassion and general ability to overlook the flaws of others remains one of your most endearing qualities, without which I would be in deep trouble. The opinions of this column are that of the writer. They do not necessarily reflect those of The Orland Park Prairie. St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church (9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills) H.O.P.E. Employment Support Ministry 7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month in the Parish Hall. Helpful Outreach for People seeking Employment welcomes all faiths and denominations and offers support, fellowship, guidance and information for the employed, unemployed or those in a career transition. Every month, H.O.P.E. also provide a guest speaker to support those in transition. For more information, call (708) 403-0137. AA Meetings 7-9 p.m. every Thursday in the Church Hall. Have something for Faith Briefs? Contact Assistant Editor Brittany Kapa at b.kapa@22ndcenturymedia. com. Information is due by noon on Thursdays one week prior to publication. In Memoriam Herbert D. Adamson Herbert D. Adamson, 80, of Orland Park, died Jan. 28. He is survived by his wife, Alice; daughters Julie (Joe) Bell and Kristen (Sean) Moran; son, James; and grandchildren, Keegan, Casey, Gannon, Thomas, Morgan, Madeline and Kaitlin. Visitation and funeral services were held at Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home. Interment private. Corinne V. Albert Corrine V. Albert, 90, of Orland Park, died Jan. 30. She enjoyed arts and crafts, painting, sewing, ballroom dancing and traveling across the United States and internationally. Over the years, she amassed a sizable collection of angels, and always wore an angel pin. She is survived by her children, Janel Johnson, David (Cindy) Albert and Daniel (Debbie) Albert; grandchildren, Chris (Jamie) Albert, Heather (Ryan) Downey, Jennifer (Andy) Carr, Sarah Albert, Amanda (Patrick) Hansen, Kaitlin Albert, Taylor Albert and Melanie Albert; great-grandchildren, Jack, Morgan, Addison, Alex, Jacob, Leonardo and Cole; siblings, Dashiell, Shelby, Norinne, Ron and Neville; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation and funeral services were held at Parkview Christian Church. Interment at Zion Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Silver Cross Foundation, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox, IL, 60451; or Emilie’s Fund at Smith Crossing, 10501 Emilie Lane, IL, 60467. Richard A. Cappetta Richard A. Cappetta, 67, of Orland Park, died Feb. 2. He is survived by his partner, Loretta Jackson; children, Christine (Jon) Bayer and Steve (Laura); step-children, Dominique, Alessia and Darrion Jackson; grandchildren, Colin Kayer, Annika Bayer, Nicholas and Timothy; siblings, David (Maarja Roth) Cappetta and Denise (Gary) Smith; niece, Katja; nephews, Anthony, Sam Smith and Matt Smith. Visitation and funeral services were held at Chapel Hills Gardens South. Carol Mary Cleator Carol Mary Cleator (nee Hetzel), 81, of Orland Park, died Jan. 31. She was the director of admissions at Prairie State College, and a parishioner at St. Agnes Church for many years. She is survived by her children Scott and Robert Cleator, Linda (Sam) Kaholokula and Donna (Pete) Aleck; grandchildren, Kiyoshi Kaholokula, Nicholas (Adam), Paul (Christie), Bryan Aleck, Jake Aleck, Jesica, Rovert and Josh Cleator; greatgrandchildren, Mia Aleck and Emma Aleck; siblings, Marianne Wray and William Hetzel; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation and funeral services were held at Heartland Memorial Center. Robert J. Connolly Robert J. Connolly, 92, of Orland Park, died Jan. 19. He was a retired electrician for Illinois Bell after more than 35 years of service and a United States Navy veteran who served during World War II. He is survived by his sons, Bob (Marie) and Bill (Linda); grandchildren, R.J., Sean and Erin; siblings Alan, Charles and Doris (Fons); and many nieces and nephews. Visitation and funeral services were held privately. Judith K. Gremer Judith K. Gremer (nee Stewart), 60, or Orland Park, died Feb. 2. She was the owner of Holistic Happenings Healing Center in Tinley Park. She is survived by her brother, Gene; brother-in-law, John (Barb) Gremer; sister-in-law, Carolyn Balsis; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation and funeral services were held at Colonial Chapel. Interment private. Sarah Klinefelter Sarah Klinefelter (nee Stephens), 78, of Branson, Missouri, died Jan. 21. She was a teacher at Sandburg High School and chairwoman of the Speech Department from 1959-1964. She is survived by her step-daughters, Marsha (Greg) Royer, Denise Belford and Sheila (George) Pirtle; step-son, Brian (Kim); grandchildren, Danica, Ezra, Chelsea, Charles, Josh, Gideon, Amanda, Justine, Emily and Jared; and many great-grandchildren. Visitation and funeral services were held at First Presbyterian Church in Branson. In lieu of flower, donations to Taneyhills Community Library, 200 S. Fourth Street, Branson, MO, 65616. Irene C. Wesley Irene C. Wesley (nee Cwalinski), 94, formerly of Orland Park, died Jan. 28. She is survived by her children, Susan (Ronald) Brandenburg and Robert Jr. (Janet); grandchildren, Susan (Dan) Simanaitis, Claire Brandenburg, Peggy (Eric) Rein, Robert R. (Rafaela) Wesley and Leeanne (Josh) Hartman; great-grandchildren, Melanie and Meredtih; sister, Renetta Carpen; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation and funeral services were held at Beverly Ridge Funeral Home. Interment at St. Adalbert Cemetery. Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email Assistant Editor Brittany Kapa at b.kapa@22ndcenturymedia. com with information about a loved one who was a part of the Orland Park community.