Making Christ Known serves as Christ Lutheran Church’s guiding principle for activities within our church, the community and with our global companion churches. Our faith comes to life as we reach out and lend a hand to those in need. Learn more about opportunities to put your faith in action as we work to make Christ known.

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Service and Outreach Team


The following ministries received a total of $12,305.88 in 2021 ministry grants from our Mission Endowment Fund: 

  • ELCA Global Mission -- Chandran Paul Martin
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • The Literacy Council
  • Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
  • Mercyhealth Foundation
  • One Body Collaboratives

Worship Ministry Schedules

   July 2022                      August 2022                     September 2022                     October 2022

Communion Bread Recipe

  • 3 c. whole wheat flour                             
  • 1 c. white (all purpose) flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt                                              
  •  1-1.2 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 c. cold water
  • 6 T. molasses or honey (a combination of the two works well)

Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.  Mix vegetable oil, cold water, and honey/molasses combination together, then add to dry ingredients and mix well.  Knead about 2 minutes on a lightly floured surface.  Divide into six equal parts.  Roll each part out into a 6 to 7 inch circle.  Flatten as needed.  Press a knife in the center of each loaf to make the mark of a cross.  Bake 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees on an ungreased baking sheet.  Makes 6 loaves.