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16 | February 15, 2018 | The Homer Horizon FAITH FAITH BRIEFS Cross of Glory Lutheran Church (14719 W. 163rd St., Homer Glen) Cereal Food Drive The church is collecting boxes of cereal for the local food pantry. Drop off donations at the church. The church is also accepting nonperishable food items. Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Parishioners may use the nursery for their children up to age 3 during services. There is a Kids Klub for 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. children in grades 4-5 during the service. Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Open to anyone ready to discuss the Bible. Teen Education for Lifelong Leadership (T.E.L.L) 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays. T.E.L.L. is an educational program for sixth- through 12th-graders. The teens spend time interacting with each other to experience 2017 WINNER "BEST FUNERAL HOME" ©2006 Copyrighted Material God through games, food and conversation. There is no fee, but the church will accept a free will donation towards its Children’s Ministry. Christian Life Church (15609 W. 159th St., Homer Glen) Sunday Service 10 a.m. Thursday Service 7:30 p.m. EDGE Youth Service 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays. ADVERTISE YOUR FUNERAL SERVICES. Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish (16043 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen) REDISCOVER the Mass 7-8:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, Feb. 26 and Monday, March 12, March 19. These will be led by Father Joseph Broudou, OSA. St. Augustine and the Christian Journey 7 p.m. March 6 and 7. Father Richie Mercardo, OSA, will lead this two-day mission about St. Augustine and the Christian journey today. Contact Jessica Nemec @708.326.9170 ex.46 Lenten Penance Service 7 p.m. March 22. Soup Suppers 6 p.m. Every Friday during Lent followed by Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. The Choice Wine: 7 Steps to a Superabundant Marriage 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 11. This free program will put couples on a path to superabundance through seven simple yet effective steps. Register online at or call Janet at (708) 301-0214. Ash Wednesday 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Mass. 4 p.m. ash service. St. Bernard Parish (13030 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen) Weekday Worship 9:30 a.m. weekdays. Communion Service on Thursdays. Confession 3:30-4:15 p.m. First and third Saturday of the month. Confessions are also available upon request at any time. Community Choir Practice 7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays. Parish members ages 16 and older may join the choir. The choir needs vocalists and instrumentalists. For more information, join the weekly rehearsal or contact the music director, Julie In Memoriam Jean L. Rosstedt (nee Appell) Jean L. Rosstedt (nee Appell), 95, of Homer Glen, died Feb. 5. She is survived by her son, Mark (Lois) Rosstedt; her daughter, Lynn (David) Dornblaser; her grandchildren, Brad Rosstedt and Rachel Rosstedt; and her many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Kane, after Mass on Sundays. First United Methodist Church of Lockport (1000 S. Washington St., Lockport) Sunday Worship 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:25 a.m. Worship Circle of Love 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Circle of Love provides diapers, feminine and incontinence products to clients who are qualified to use the local FISH Food Pantry. For more information, call (815) 838- 1017. New Life Community Church - Homer Glen (14832 W. 163rd St., Homer Glen) Weekly Worship Services 10 a.m. Sundays; for more information, call (815) 838- 1416 Parkview Christian Church - Homer Glenm (14367 W. 159th St., Homer Glen) Senior Connections 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m.. Orland Park Campus, 11110 Orland Parkway, Orland Park. Second Friday of the month, chili lunch and program. The cost is $10, and Pastor Chaz will speak. To RSVP, call (708) 478-7477 ext. 272 or email Have something for Faith Briefs? Contact Assistant Editor Jacquelyn Schlabach at j.schlabach@22 or call (708) 326-9170 ext. 15. Information is due by noon Thursday one week prior to publication. held Feb. 9 at Colonial Chapel in Orland Park. Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email j.schlabach@22ndcentury with information about a loved one who was a part of the Homer Glen community. LIFE &ARTS the Homer Horizon | February 15, 2018 | 17 Ready to read Used book sale returns to Homer Township Public Library Homer Glen resident Steve Black browses through some of the selections at the used book sale. The biannual sale is held every summer and winter, and helps to purchase new books for the library. Homer Township Public Library Executive Director Sheree Kozel-La Ha displays the bag patrons filled for $5 on the last day of the used book sale. Emmy O’Boyle, of Homer Glen, looks at one of the YA offerings Feb. 4 at the used book sale at Homer Township Public Library. The sale ran from Feb. 1-5. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media Hadley students stage concert to benefit children with cancer Submitted by Homer Community Consolidated School District 33C Hadley Middle School teacher and musician Joe Cernak loves to challenge his students to work creatively on projects that interest them. So when two students came up with the idea of staging a concert with his band, Hi-Fi Stereotypes, to benefit children with cancer at Comer Children’s Hospital, he couldn’t say no. On Friday, Feb. 16, Cernak and fellow bandmate, Kenton Brace (a music teacher at Hadley Middle School and Homer Jr. High School), will perform covers of pop hits from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Hadley Middle School gymnasium at 15731 S. Bell Road Homer Glen. The price of admission is a new toy, which will be donated to Comer Children’s What to bring Items recommended to bring for donation: • Uno cards • Small LEGO kits • Play-Doh • Matchbox cars • Picture books • Board games • Plastic toys and dolls • Word search puzzle books Hospital. A list of recommended items to bring for donation can be found in the accompanying infobox. Because of safety and infection control guidelines, the following toys cannot be accepted: fabric or handmade items; anything with latex; small rubber balls; magnetic toys; foam/puzzles; anything breakable; and candles. Toys are to be accepted at the door or exchanged for a ticket in advance. Supporting service members D92 students team up with Operation Care Package for donation of items Submitted by Will County School District 92 Oak Prairie National Junior Honor Society students and the District 92 community recently donated items for service members in cooperation with Operation Care Package. Items collected included granola bars, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, tuna, hand warmers, shampoo, lotion, batteries, board games, toothbrushes, books and much more. Oak Prairie students (left to right) Francesca Frieri, Reagan Davidson, Andrew Handzel, John Ryan and Jack Sullivan help put the donations in boxes. Photo submitted Klaudia Bogacz, Grace Evans, Michael Jostes, Madelyn Alvarado and Natalie Mattson were chosen to perform at the 2018 Illinois Music Educators Conference All-State Conference last month. Photo submitted LTHS choir students chosen to perform with top Illinois vocalists Five students take part in three-day conference Staff Report Five LTHS A Cappella Choir students attended the 2018 IMEC (Illinois Music Educators Conference) All- State Conference Jan. 25-27. Claudia Bogacz, Grace Evans, Michael Jostes, Madelyn Alvarado and Natalie Mattson were chosen by audition to perform with other top high school vocalists in Illinois. It was quite an honor to be chosen and to attend. During the three-day conference, the students met and sang with the other top high school vocalists in Illinois and were led by world renowned guest conductors.