News and Resources for LCMS Churches and Church February 1, 2018
Here's What's Coming Up

Being the Hands and Feet: One Foot at a Time
Feet physically ground people. First St. Paul’s, Chicago, and a team of podiatrists use their gifts and solid foundation in Christ to serve individuals in need at a monthly foot clinic. Read the full story at
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Celebrate the Launch of We Raise Foundation
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You are invited to celebrate the launch of We Raise Foundation (formerly Wheat Ridge Ministries) March 2, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Marriott Oak Brook, 1401 W. 22nd Street, Oak Brook.
The complimentary evening will include a panel discussion of leaders working in the areas of poverty, violence, and inequality, remarks from We Raise leadership, and ample time for mingling. For information and to register visit
Walcamp Jr. High Retreat
Jr. High Youth Groups, Bible Study Groups, and Confirmation Classes can take this amazing opportunity to join other Christians their own age in Christian fellowship and to dive into Bible study and fun in God’s creation, Saturday, March 10, at Walcamp Outdoor Ministries, 32653 Five Points Road, Kingston.
Cost is $100 (includes theme t-shirt). For more information please visit:
Senior Lunch n' More
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Hope Lutheran Church, 6455 Joliet Road, Countryside, is hosting a Senior Luncheon on Wednesday, February 14. There will be an 11:15 a.m. Bible Study Opportunity and lunch served at 12 Noon. Come and enjoy a free Lunch with fellowship and entertainment.
Seating is limited. Reservations are required and are being taken starting January 22 through 12 pm on Tuesday, February 13. Please call 708-354-1323 and indicate that you are reserving a space at Hope Lutheran Church. Print flyer
Take Heart Scholarship
Win a $3,000 scholarship!
High school seniors invested with LCEF have the opportunity to earn a $3,000, $1,000 or $500 scholarship. Apply for the 2018 Take Heart Scholarship! Deadline is April 5.
Positions Available
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Organist/Choir Accompanist - Barrington
St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 720 Dundee Ave, Barrington, is seeking an organist/choir accompanist. The organist provides musical leadership to the worship services by using keyboards to lift the congregation in music for the glory and praise of God. Print position description. Please email resumes to
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