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March 05, 2024

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Lutheran Adoption Conference - Registration Ends This Friday

More than 114,000 children in the U.S. are currently awaiting an adoptive home and a forever family (AFCARS, 2021). Lutheran leaders across the nation are urgently called to attend the Lutheran Adoption Conference, April 10-11, 2024 in Houston, Texas at the Hyatt Regency Houston Intercontinental Airport. At this conference, Lutheran pro-life leaders, policy makers, adoption experts, and life advocates will collaborate and explore ways to impact the national adoption crisis through the increasing of biblically-based Christian adoptions.


Those encouraged to attend the Lutheran Adoption Conference, April 10-11, 2024 in Houston, Texas are Bible-based, Christian/Lutheran leaders, policy makers, adoption agencies and experts, life advocates, congregations, pastors, lay leaders, pregnancy resource centers and experts, social service leaders and experts, foster care leaders and experts, as well as people who are ready to lead the charge to increase the number of biblically-based Christian/Lutheran adoptions. For more information, go to Conference registration deadline is Friday, March 8, 2024.

Jeopardy Night Coming Up in 11 Days - Join in the Fun

Are you 18 to 39ish years old and would enjoy the company of other area Lutheran (LCMS) young adults? Join Bay Area Lutheran Young Adults for ‘Jeopardy Night!’  Do you have what it takes? Dinner provided. 

What: Jeopardy Night

When: Saturday, March 16, 5:00 p.m.

Where: Lutheran Church of Our Savior (5825 Bollinger Road, Cupertino) 

For more information (or to RSVP), contact co-coordinators Michael McThrow or Nonso Mogor.  

Bay Area Lutheran Young Adults is an endeavor of Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Cupertino, California (LCMS).

LWML CNH Convention This April - Register Now for Early Bird Pricing

In less than two months, the LWML CNH 2024 Convention will commence in Redding, CA! It is set to be a wonderful event, with wonderful sisters of the LWML enjoying worship, bible study, mission speakers, great music, tasty food, and fellowship.

If you have not yet registered, please click the links below. You will need to print the registration form, complete both pages and mail it with a check for $85* to cover registration, plus the cost for the meals you wish to purchase. Hotel accommodation must be arranged directly with the Holiday Inn - call (530) 221-7500.

What: LWML CNH Convention

When: April 19 - 21, 2024

Where: Holiday Inn Convention Center, Redding, CA

All Convention Forms

Registration Form

*The early registration discounted price of $85 is ONLY available if postmarked by 3/29/2024.

Free Resource for Churches

During Covid, Rev. John C. Stennfeld of Christ Lutheran Church, Austin, TX, completed a three-year project: writing a hymn drawn from and based on one of the four Readings for the Day for the entire three-year lectionary of the Lutheran Church. All the hymns make use of tunes from the Lutheran Service Book (and/or The Lutheran Hymnal and/or Lutheran Worship), tunes that are very familiar to our laity, and so they are very congregational and organist friendly. The site is completely free. It is Pastor Stennfeld’s gift/service to the church, in humble gratitude to God.

The website is

LCMS 2023 Congregation Stats and Lay Leader Updates - Submit by Month End

All congregations should have received an email recently regarding the LCMS 2023 Statistics and Lay Leader Updates. The information is submitted through LISN which is found here: Please note: You will use the same login information that you used last year to register your presidential voters, not your login that you used for statistics in the past. If you cannot remember the username and/or password you created for your congregation last year, follow the on-screen helps on the login page to recover your login credentials.

If you would like a blank form emailed to you, contact Glenna Sanlis, [email protected]. This information is to be submitted to Synod by Sunday, March 31, 2024.

Thank You Letter from One of Our Seminarians

From Janis Milkits:

Hello from the southern hills of Indiana!


As always, before I continue, I want you to know how truly thankful my family and I are for your continued prayers and support.


As I mentioned in my last letter in November, I am fully immersed in my deferred/ convertible vicarage at Faith Lutheran Church in Salem, Indiana and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Medora, Indiana. In addition to Sunday services at each congregation, I also lead an Adult Bible Study at each congregation and confirmation classes at both congregations on a regular basis.

Click here for the rest of Vicar Milkits letter.

Save the Date - All Workers Conference This November

What: CNH District All Workers Conference

For: Pastors, Teachers, Youth Leaders

Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Monterey, CA

When: November 24-26, 2024

Joshua Rempfer Honored for Outstanding Service

Lutheran Education Association honored Joshuar Rempfer with its Esther Award for dedicated leadership and perseverance on behalf of education in times of trial and tragedy. Mr. Rempfer is the principal at Emmanuel Lutheran School in Kahului, Hawaii (island of Maui).

This past year, Maui was devastated by fires, and Joshua was a leader in helping to provide relief not only to school families affected, but also to the Lahaina community as he and others at Emmanuel became the conduit for local, CNH District, and synod-wide relief efforts. . He has served at Emmanuel since 2017.

Click here for the press release.

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Called to Glory Notifications

As pillars of the faith get called back to their heavenly home, we want to honor and acknowledge the legacy they leave behind and the impact they had within our congregations. If you would like to include any upcoming memorials, please click here to send the name, date of death, and date of service so that we may include them in an upcoming issue of the InTouch. We will still continue to send a Flash for pastors and called workers as well.

District Resources

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Click here for the Monthly Set Apart to Serve (SAS) Report (February 2024)


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