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Concordia Seminary Walkout: Why & So What

Come and join us for our first Hall of Tyrannus on Saturday October 21st from 10:00 am through 4:00 pm in the Parish Hall

Our guest speaker for this seminar will be Dr. Ken Schurb. He will be speaking about the Concordia Seminary Walkout for this Hall of Tyrannus.

Four major topics will be covered: The 1973 LCMS Convention, Gospel Reduction, Historical Critical Method and The Mission Staff Walkout. The latter three are directly from the recently published book : "Rediscovering The Issues Surrounding The 1974 Concordia Seminary Walkout" (specifically from Chapters 1, 3, & 6). 

The cost for this Hall of Tyrannus is $20, which includes a light breakfast and lunch (payment will be collected on day of at event)

Check in will start 30 minutes prior to the start of this seminar at 9:30 am

To sign-up for this Hall of Tyrannus and to choose your lunch, please click here.

If you have trouble with signing up for lunch, please contact our church office by calling (309) 452-5609 or sending an email to

The book "Rediscovering The Issues Surrounding The 1974 Concordia Seminary Walkout" will be available for purchase at Christ Lutheran before or during the Hall of Tyrannus on October 21st 

This book can also available at the Concordia Publishing House website, which you can purchase by clicking here. 

More information about the annual Hall of Tyrannus seminar coming soon.

Mary Martha Circle Meeting

The Mary Martha Circle will resume their regular meetings, starting on Thursday, October 12th in the Parish Hall at 7:00 pm

We will share in God’s Word with a short devotion, assemble the LWR Personal Care kits, and enjoy some fellowship!

Ladies, if you haven’t been to a meeting before, you are more than welcome to join us.

If you have any questions, please contact Karla Timm at or call 309-664-0568.

Miriam Circle Meeting

All ladies of Christ Lutheran are welcome to join us for this meeting of the Miriam Circle on October 12th at 10:00 am 

This will be a good time to get to know some of the ladies within our congregation, as well as do some mission work.

Annual Wiener Roast

The Annual Wiener Roast at the Hester's estate will be on Sunday, October 15th from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Everyone within our congregation is invited to come to the wiener roast.

Please bring some food to share and lawn chairs. 

The hot dogs, buns, plates, plasticware, roasting sticks, drinks, makings for s'mores (chocolate bars, graham crackers, and marshmallows) and a variety of outdoor games and activities will be provided.

If you are interested in coming, please sign up using the sign-up sheets in the Christian Fellowship Area or outside of the church office.

Please make sure to sign-up for this event by Wednesday, October 11th. 

One Sunday Service Survey

Attention All Member of Christ Lutheran Church!

We request each voting member fill out this survey using the QR Code.

Christ Lutheran Church celebrated her 75th Anniversary on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at a single Divine Service that morning. Following this celebration, it was suggested, by various members of the congregation, of having a single united Divine Service on Sunday mornings throughout the year rather than two each Sunday morning. Several other occasions have also seen a single Divine Service on Sunday mornings.

With that background, other items to keep in mind of having one Sunday Divine Service:

  • A more united congregation in Word, Sacrament, and song
  • The current sanctuary has seating for 400+
  • Knowing others within the congregation
  • Musical opportunities for choirs, instruments, and handbells at one service
  • Less demand on elders and communion assistance in distribution with the pastors

 In order to gauge the various opinions within the congregation, the summer of 2024 (June, July, & August) is being put forward as a “trial period” for a single Sunday Divine Service.

This survey is to see if there is a preference and is only intended to collect the congregations' thoughts for a trial period of one Sunday service in the summer of 2024 (June 2nd through August 18th).

Please note: the Saturday, 5:30PM service time would remain unchanged.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to an elder.

Women's Night Out

Come and join us for Women's Night Out on Thursday, October 26th at Robin Nerby's house at 6:30 pm

Bring snacks, your own drinks, and a lawn chair.

Robin Nerby's house is located at 13535 Fawn Dr. Bloomington, 61705.

Hope to see you there!

Greeters Needed For Services

We are in need of people to serve as greeters at the 8:00 am and 10:45 am divine services on Sundays.

If interested in serving as a greeter for either service, please contact Diane Smith at (309) 263-9880 or Margaret Durry at (309) 737-2842.

Sharing Joys

Sharing Joy is time for Bible Study and Fellowship held Mondays at 10 am. 

Please consider in joining us.