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20 | February 22, 2018 | The orland park prairie Faith FAITH BRIEFS Ashburn Baptist Church (153rd Street and Wolf Road, Orland Park) Open House 11 a.m. Sunday, March 4. This is the day of the “Big Welcome.” There will be child care, worshipful music, and a message to understand the purpose and mission of Ashburn Baptist Church. Following the service, there will be ministry booths. Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Services 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Teen Programs 7 p.m. Wednesdays; 9:45 a.m., 5 p.m. Sundays Christ Lutheran Church (14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park) Lent Lenten communion services will meet at 11 a.m. (a lunch after) and 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Feb. 22, as well as March 1, 8, 15 and 22, under the theme “Prayers of the Passion.” The messages will be in dramatic dialogue form. The evening Lent services will take place in Duehr Memorial Chapel. 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 Thursday Al-Anon 7 p.m. Every Friday Services 5 p.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sundays 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. St. Michael Church (14327 Highland Ave., Orland Park) ‘The Shack’ Screening 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15. The Women’s Club of St. Michael’s will be showing the movie “The Shack” in the Middle Commons. The club also will be serving corned beef sandwiches and potato salad from Winston’s Market. Members are free. Non-members will be charged $10. Additional sandwiches for everyone will cost $5. Reservations must be made. To make one, contact Mary at (708) 349- 5407 or Paulette at (708) 460-6535. Living Word Lutheran Church (16301 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park) PUSH Prayer 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. All are welcome to take part in person or take 10-15 minutes to pray for the country, church, community and individual needs. Meetings take place the second Tuesday of the month. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (15050 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park) Overeaters Anonymous 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. This is a 12-step program, patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous, to help anyone struggling with food problems. Members include people who eat compulsively, those who binge and purge and anyone suffering from anorexia. There are no dues or fees to attend meetings, and there are no weigh-ins or calorie counting. For information on other meetings in the area, visit Faith United Methodist Church (15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park) Witness to Fitness 9-10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Walking club for prayer and exercise. Free. All are welcome. Tai Chi 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Free classes offered in church gym. Power Fitness 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. This free event is a 60-minute class that will strengthen and tone your muscles from head to toe for adult men and women. Class will include a warmup segment, muscle-specific exercises, abdominal work, balancing and stretching. All exercises will have modifications for different fitness levels. Veterans Voices 7 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month. This is a group for veterans. For more information, contact Darryl Wertheim at (708) 923-0021 or Darryl.wertheim@gmail. com. SPresbyterian Church in Orland Park (13401 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park) MOPS (Mothers of Pre- Schoolers) 9-11 a.m. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month Thursday Evening Bible Study 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays Gamblers Anonymous 7:30- 9 p.m. Thursdays Emotions Anonymous 7:30-9 p.m. Fridays Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Children ages 3-8 are invited to Sunday school. For more information, contact Cindy at Children ages 7 and older can volunteer to be ushers at Mass on Sundays. More information is available in the children’s worship bulletins. Hope Covenant Church (14401 West Ave., Orland Park Services 10 a.m. Sundays Junior High Youth Group Noon-2 p.m. every other Sunday. This is an active group of children from fourth to seventh grades. It meets every other Sunday for a lesson, activity, games, treats and fellowship. Cafe 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All are invited to share refreshments, fellowship and conversation after most Sunday morning services. Men’s Bible Study 7:30-8:30 p.m. The onehour session includes coffee and conversation. Calvary Church (16100 S. 104th Ave., Orland Park) Men’s Barnabas Bible Study 7-8:30 a.m. Thursdays. Study various books written by Christian authors. Coffee and light refreshments are served. For more information, email info@ Sunday Services 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Stretch and Balance 6:30-7:30 p.m. Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. All are welcome to an hour session of stretching and balancing. All are invited to bring water, beach towel and yoga mats. For more information, contact Elizabeth Kolada at el Southwest Seventh Day Adventist Church (15760 Wolf Road, Orland Park) Bible Study 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Attendees can learn more about the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more information, call (618) 556-8002. Our Lady of the Woods Church (10731 W. 131st, Orland Park) Eucharistic Adoration 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays. The church invites all to spend some quiet time with the Lord. Eucharistic adoration will be held in the Day Chapel. First hour is vocal prayer, followed by silence. For more information, contact the front office at (708) 361-4754. Standing Stone Church (Robert Davidson Center, 14700 Park Lane, Orland Park) Sunday Services 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Hour of Prayer 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays Children and Youth Activities 7 p.m. Wednesdays 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. Rosary Prayer Group 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. The Rosary Prayer Group gathers in the church after mass to offer intentions with the intercession of Mary, and pray the decades of the rosary while contemplating the scenes of our Lord’s life, death and resurrection. Weekday Service 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday Service 5 p.m. every week. Sunday Services 7:15 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. every week. Have something for Faith Briefs? Contact Editor Bill Jones at or call (708) 326-9170 ext. 20. Information is due by noon on Thursdays one week prior to publication. In Memoriam Dorothy M. Denton Dorothy M. Denton (nee Komarek), 85, of Orland Park, died Feb. 8. Wife of the late Robert; mother of David (Nona) and Robert (Cindy); grandmother of Courtney (Nick) Walsh, Megan, Brianna, Matt and Mike Denton; sister of Adeline Froit, the late George and Raymond Komarek; also nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Modell Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email Editor Bill Jones at bill@opprairie. com with information about a loved one who was a part of the Orland Park community. Life & Arts the orland park prairie | February 22, 2018 | 21 Orland Township’s February senior luncheon draws more than 100 Submitted by Orland Township Ready to go to print The Bridge teams up with New Life Screen Printing for Behind the Scenes event Erik Donner performs during a recent Orland Township senior luncheon. Photo submitted More than 100 senior residents enjoyed an afternoon of Italian food, entertainment and good company at Orland Township’s Valentine’s Day-themed senior luncheon, according to the Office of Orland Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady. Guests dined on a variety of Italian favorites catered by Frankie’s Ristorante in Tinley Park and were entertained by the hits of Elvis, The Righteous Brothers and Frank Sinatra, to name a few, as performed by local musician Erik Donner. The March senior luncheon is to be a St. Patrick’s/ St. Joe’s celebration that will have a traditional Irish menu that includes corned beef and cabbage. Tickets are on sale now at the Township Office, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave. For more information call the township at (708) 403- 4222. Rich Ryan, of New Life Screen Printing, leads a recent Behind the Scenes: Screen Printing program at The Bridge Teen Center in Orland Park. Photos submitted Orland Parkers to act in new play Submitted by Palos Village Players The Palos Village Players are to present the first play of their 77th Season, “A Funny Little Thing Called Love” — by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten — at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 and 24, as well as March 2 and 3, and at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25. The play is to be performed at Palos Park Recreation Center, 8901 W. 123rd St. This new Jones-Hope- Wooten comedy is all about that four-letter word: love. Under a full moon on this unpredictable night of romance, four tales will take the audience on an around-the-globe journey of unexpected twists and turns. The cast is Steve Hoxworth; Rebecca May, of Orland Park; Jackie Harney, of Orland Park; Steve Bell; Laura Braeuning; Peg Crawford; Ken Evans; Denise Goad; Joanna Leafblad, of Orland Park; and Kelli Montgomery. The play is directed by Lori Nussle, of Palos Park, and she is assisted by Lucy Mahoney, of Worth, and Lindsay Latanski, of Palos Park. Tickets are $20 ($18 for students and seniors) and can be reserved by credit card on the website, www.palosvil or by calling (877) 787-8497. Hackney’s Restaurant, 123rd and LaGrange Road, offers a discount of $5 for anyone attending a performance. Reservations are available at (708) 448-8300. Season Tickets are available online or at the box office for $55. Triniti Woolfolk (left), of Tinley Park, and Claire Vodnik, of Oak Forest, take part in the screen printing program. Library to present Blues Slide Guitar with Donna Herula and Tony Nardiello Submitted by Orland Park Public Library Orland Park Public Library is to host an award-winning blues band at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in Room 104. The band, Donna Herula and Tony Nardiello, are a Chicago based blues duo that has a passion for performing Delta blues and Chicago blues. This husband-andwife duo has performed at blues festivals in the Southern and Midwestern United States with great acclaim. Herula was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame in October 2016. Herula, a slide guitar sensation, plays with an aggressive attack on her National Steel resonator guitars. She has been inspired by blues men and women, from Son House and Memphis Minnie to Johnny Winter. She was the winner of the Chicago Blues Challenge, soloduo category, two years in a row, and a semi-finalist at the 2012 International Blues Challenge. She also placed in the top six of the “blues guitarist” category in the 2012 Yamaha Six String Theory International Guitar competition, among competitors from 58 countries. Nardiello, a singer and guitarist, has gained inspiration from the music of Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Blake. Together, Herula and Nardiello bring harmony, heart and driving rhythm to the blues tradition. For more information, call (708) 428-5100. The library is located at 14921 Ravinia Ave. in Orland Park.