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March 19, 2024

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LWML CNH Convention This April - Early Bird Registration Ends 3/29

The CNH Board of Directors and Circuit Visitors met this past week and weekend. 

The BOD heard an update presentation regarding our partnership with Real Estate Solutions and received a Strategic Ministry Plan Review from the CNH staff. They, together with President Lange, look forward to whom God might identify next in the area of Strategic Mission Leadership to fill that vacant staff position.

The Circuit Visitors spent time in Bible study surrounding our Convention Theme: “Fruitful Branches, pruned for growth”, discussed several matter significant to providing opportunity and services to our congregations, and heard a keynote presentation on “Humbition” and its place in effective leadership presented by Joel Koerschen.

LWML CNH Convention This April - Early Bird Registration Ends 3/29

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.

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.

One Mite to Go - Mites Year Ends March 31

LWML CNH has funded Grant #16, Gospel Outreach in Thailand $3,500 - Lutheran Hour Ministries! Only one grant to go for this year:  #17 - Indonesian Hymnal Project - $5,000, LCMS Office of International Mission, Asia Region.


The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Office of International Mission and the Indonesian Christian Lutheran Church (GKLI) have been coordinating the development of an explicitly Lutheran service book in Indonesia since October 2017. To date there is no quality service book available in Indonesia, let alone a quality Lutheran service book. Funds from this grant help in publishing the Indonesian Hymnal.

CNH LWML Hawaii Zoom Spring Rally - All LCMS Women & Friends Invited

Our CNH LWML Hawaii Zone 11 is once again hosting a zoom Spring Rally - "The Best Kept Secret" this April. Featured speakers include Heart-2-Heart Sisters of All Nations. All LCMS women (and friends) in the CNH District are invited to join!

What: "The Best Kept Secret" - Hawaii Spring Rally

Where: Via Zoom

When: Saturday, April 13 9 a.m. OR 1 p.m. HST (Noon or 4 p.m. PT). 

Register before April 5 via email: [email protected]. To receive the Zoom link, attendees need to provide their name, their church and town/state, and their preferred time.

Click here for a downloadable flyer.

Multi-Asian Gathering at the Multiethnic Symposium

Registration is now open to attend the third annual Multi-Asian Gathering at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in conjunction with the Multiethnic Symposium. 

You will find more information by following the links below. For questions about the Multi-Asian Gathering email Pastor Terry Chan at [email protected].

Registration Deadline: April 14, 2024

Multi-Asian Gathering (May 1 - 2, 2024): Click here

Multiethnic Symposium (April 30-May 1, 2024): Click Here

Theme Set for 2025 CNH District Convention

The 73 rd CNH District Convention will be held May 15 – 17, 2025 at Hilton Sacramento Arden West, 2200 Harvard Street, Sacramento, CA.

The theme for the Convention is “Fruitful Branches” (Pruned for Growth) based on John 15: 1-3. More details about the convention will be coming soon!

Click here for the Convention Deadlines.

Inspire the District - Send Us Your Photos

We want to see the incredible ministry taking place throughout the CNH District. This is your opportunity to share your TOP 5 most recent photo highlights to inspire each other in this Kingdom work. The link below will take you to a short Google form where you can send in up to 5 photos and their captions. Please note, these may be used in our publications and marketing – you must have permission to share.


Submit Photos Here 

Free Resources for Lutheran Schools

Looking to grow a love of missions with students this summer? Check out the free downloadable resources Garuna Ministries has for your church or school that share what God is doing in Lutheran schools on the other side of the world! With easy-to-prep scripted lessons, engaging activities, colorful slideshows, and informative videos, children will connect with your mission offering partners in meaningful ways. Choose from Group's SCUBA theme or CPH's Celebrate theme.

Click here for a flyer with more details.

Email [email protected] for information! 

Another Opportunity for Debt Relief for Church Workers

There is exciting news from MinistryFOCUS, a Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, helping called church workers reduce or eliminate the financial burden caused by education debt.

The attached press release shares news of recent grant awards to 55 LCMS called church workers located in 19 states. We encourage you to learn more about MinistryFOCUS, which helps church workers focus on ministry, not money.  

Click Here for Previous Articles, Issues And Events!

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

Click here for our International Mission Partners

Click here for the Board of Directors Minutes (Current through December 2023)

Click here for Calls, Vacancies, and Roster Updates 

Click here for Prayer Requests

Click here for the latest Job Opportunities

Click here for our 2020-2022 Sermon Series

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


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