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January 23, 2024

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The CNH District Presents Caring for Caregivers Event - Register Now

Discover the heart of caregiving at the "Caring for Caregivers" event . Led by Dr. Martha Garmon, you will gain profound insights into the world of caregivers, often isolated in their selfless dedication. Join the meeting in-person (lunch provided) or virtually via Zoom – let's learn, connect, and explore ways to understand and support those who dedicate their lives to caring for others.

What: Caring for Caregivers Event

Where: CNH District Office

2772 Constitution Dr, Livermore, CA 94551 & Virtual

When: Sat, Feb 10, 2024 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PT

Cost: $25

Questions: Contact Silas Perez, (925) 245-4000,

Register now for an enriching experience: Click Here.

Concordia University Irvine's Select Women's Choir at Bethlehem, Monterey, CA

Concordia University Irvine's Select Women's Choir will be joining Bethelehem Monterey this month! Come join them next month for a wonderful event!

What: Irvine's Select Women's Choir Performance

Where: Bethelehem, Monterey, CA 

When: Sunday, February 25th, 7 p.m. (PT) 

Known for its seamless, expressive tone and engaging programming, Concordia University’s select women’s choir inspires audiences at their annual Fall Choral Concert, Christmas Concerts, Valentine’s Concert, and Spring Choral Concert. The choir has touched audiences in recent annual tours to Hawaii, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon, and Austria. Dr. Clarissa Shan serves as the ensemble director.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church Presents A Night of Hope and Worship

Join St. Matthew Lutheran Church for A Night of Hope and Worship! With guest speaker, Tanner Olson, you will leave feeling encouraged, empowered, and hopefully, a little more full of hope!

Come early and stay late to chat with Tanner, grab some coffee from our Cafe, and check out Tanner's latest books!

What: A Night of Hope and Worship

Where: St. Matthew Lutheran Church

3785 Placer Corporate Dr., Rocklin, CA 95765

When: March 1 (Friday) 7-8:30 p.m. (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)

Click here to register.

2024 National Lutheran Schools Week - Connected

January 21-27 has been designated as National Lutheran Schools Week by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. This year’s theme is Connected based on John 15:1-5. 

Eighteen hundred preschools, elementary schools, and high schools have the opportunity to publicly proclaim and celebrate God’s work in Lutheran schools. We thank God for the opportunity to provide excellent academic preparation for the students who are served by Lutheran schools. More importantly though, we celebrate the opportunity we have to share the love, grace, and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ with children and their families. Lutheran schools provide an incredible mission outreach for our church body. 

In the CNH District, we are proud of the work of the thousands of teachers and staff in almost 70 schools who are so dedicated to serve the children in their care. We also thank the congregations and organizations that throughout the history of our church have done the work and made the sacrifices so that Lutheran schools can connect people with their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

New Free Resource: Daily Lutheran Devotions for Spanish Speakers

La Palabra del Señor Permance Para Siempre (“The Word of the Lord Endures Forever”) is now available from the Lutheran Heritage Foundation at From the link, search by language or title to download the most recent edition.

These quarterly collections of devotions are written by LCMS Latin American missionaries and by pastors of LCMS Latin American partner churches. Special thanks to the LWML California-Nevada-Hawaii District for their generous support of this project!

Save For Your Retirement with LCEF

Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) offers Individual

Retirement Accounts (IRA).

When you invest with LCEF, you’ll not only enjoy the financial benefits of an IRA, you help support the mission of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod to share the Gospel.

Call 800-843-5233 or visit LCEF.ORG/IRA for more details.

Rev. Joe Robb Installed at Our Savior Lutheran Ministries, Livermore, CA

Rev. Joe Robb was installed as pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Ministries on Sunday, January 14. The Liturgist was Rev. Andrew Jones, pastor of First, Concord, CA and Circuit Visitor for Circuit 7; the preacher was Rev. Dominic Rivkin, Mission Executive of the Pacific Southwest District; and the installation was performed by Rev. Michael Lange, CNH District President.

The CNH District was blessed to have Pastor Robb on staff for four years as the CNH District’s Mission Executive. May God continue to bless him and his family in ministry at Our Savior, Livermore. We thank God that Joe will remain a valuable colleague in the CNH District.

LWML Updates - Grant Funded and Mites Being Collected

This month, LWML has funded grant #13: Hope for the Hopeless - $5,000 LCMS Mission Advancement! 


Mites are now being collected for grant #14:  Connecting Mercy & Church Planting – Latin America - $5,000  LCMS Office of International Mission, Latin America and the Caribbean Region.

The Latin America and Caribbean region of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) is blessed to have Concordia the Reformer Seminary in the Dominican Republic. The seminary is serving 47 Seminary students (residential and on-line) in 12 countries throughout the region. The Seminary’s Deaconess Formation program serves 140 women in 5 countries. The seminary invests in the practical formation of pastors and deaconesses by supplementing classroom learning with hands-on field work. This grant funds help provide scholarships for students attending the seminary in person and on-line.


Update on 2022-2024 Grant Goal of $107,910.

Mites collected are at 88%; need to collect $ 13,109 in next 2.5 months to fund all 17 CNH grants.

Mites year ends March 31, 2024.

Deadlines for Vicar Applications or Pastoral Candidate (Call) Placements from the Seminaries

The paperwork for candidate and vicarage placement from the Seminaries for Spring 2024 is to be received at the CNH District office by Friday, March 1, 2024.

Please contact the district office (925-245-4000) for call document information for candidates from the seminary and/or information regarding vicarage application and minimum salary.

(Ask for Glenna, assistant to President Lange.)

Before mailing your final call document or vicarage paperwork, you may send a scanned copy for review to

Your ongoing communication regarding your congregation’s desire to call a candidate or engage a vicar is appreciated. This will help the staff of the President’s office to guide you through your best opportunity for a placement. (Be aware that your request does not guarantee a seminary placement will be made.)

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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

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 (Oct/Nov 2023)


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