Filled with living hope in Christ,
Confessing, Praising, and
Advancing His Kingdom.

LCMS Northern Illinois District Email Newsletter: November 15, 2023

So good to celebrate our faithful workers

who have served well!

We are grateful for the retired workers in the LCMS Northern Illinois District.

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St. John's Artist Series- Switchback

The St. John’s Artist Series welcomes Switchback on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

Switchback’s Everly Brothers-like harmonies and skillful musical mastery of the mandolin and guitar are matched only by the profound depth of their lyrics. Bring the whole family and hear for yourself how Switchback hits an “everybody” note. 

This program will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard, IL, 60148. No tickets are required. Admission is free.

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Presentation by Missionary in Uruguay

You are invited to join Pastor James and Angela Sharp, Missionaries in Uruguay on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 2:00 p.m., at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 5259 South Major Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60638. Pastor Sharp presents on their work. Please RSVP at or at 773-767-2771. 

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Belize Mission trip

Have you been wanting to grow in your faith walk? We are looking for a nurse, teachers, construction workers or anyone with a heart to serve. Join Jesus on His Mission June 22 – 29, 2024. Contact Cathy Dulgar by December 1, 2023 at

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Tanner Olsen & Blake Flattley

Tanner and Blake will be a guest at Trinity Lutheran Church and School, 11500 German Church Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527, on Friday, December 8, 2023. What a great event to start the month with dinner and entertainment. Join us!

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Service of Lessons and Carols

Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL, 60305, will present its annual Service of Lessons & Carols on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Our Lord. The Christmas services are a beloved tradition, featuring scripture readings, choral music, and congregational singing. Pre-service music begins 20 minutes prior to the start of each performance.

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Wellness Worship Series

These free, interactive workshops are designed to give you the confidence to make “healthy” a way of life. Offered by Brandy McCoid, Certified Health Coach and Women's Health Specialist, these workshops will be held January 7, 2024 and February 7, 2024 at Christ the Rock Lutheran Church, 8330 Newburg Rd., Rockford, IL, 61108.

Is Your Congregation Seeking to Request a Seminary Graduate or Vicar? If Yes, READ BELOW:

If your congregation is interested in requesting a Graduate Candidate or a Vicar from either of the Seminaries, your request will need to be sent to the District Office to Michelle La Velle at or 708-223-3101 by December 1, 2023. Once your request is received, additional information will be sent to you.  


Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, Palatine

Full-time Lead Administrative Assistant – They are currently looking for a Lead Administrative Assistant for the School Office. If interested, please visit their website and click on Lead Administrative Assistant– School Office.

Part-time Kindergarten Classroom Aide - They are currently looking for a part-time kindergarten Classroom Aide to start as soon as possible. If you are interested in working on Tuesdays and Fridays, please visit their website and click on Classroom Aide (kindergarten) to apply.


Ways to Get Involved-From Lutheran Church Charities

LCC is developing networks for people who are parish nurses, mental health workers, health workers, and deaconesses. Let us know if you, or someone you know, might be interested in joining one of these collaborative networks.


LCC is looking to partner with congregations that have property they would like to use for individuals and families in need of short-term housing due to difficult circumstances. Let us know if your church might be interested in the new Hospitality House Ministry.

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About the Northern Illinois District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

The LCMS Northern Illinois District is congregations, schools, and ministries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, spanning the northern 24 counties in Illinois. Filled with living hope in Christ, Confessing, Praising, and Advancing His Kingdom through Word, Wellness, and Witness. Our website can be found at



Ann Ciaccio

Director of Communications


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