LCMS Northern Illinois District Email Newsletter: May 2, 2022
AROUND THE DISTRICT
The third pillar of our mission directing our work together in the vision laid out for us:

WITNESS:
Encouraging personal witnessing, congregational engagement with
their community, support of our NID partnerships and missions and
sharing in a world mission field together.
Witness: Resolutions adopted:
  • 3-01 Congregations can have a greater impact for the Gospel by working closely together
  • 3-02 Adoption of Belize as the Northern Illinois District's international mission focus
  • 3-03A To study the Northern Illinois District's ministry with multi-ethnic communities and grow in our understanding that actions of racial reconciliation clearly affirm Biblical truth

If you’d like help with implementing District resolutions in your ministry context, please contact your NID staff.
FREE Community Shredding, Electronics Recycling & Food Pantry Drop-Off Event
Bring your papers to be shredded and disposed of and hand off your electronics (and other recyclable items) for recycling while helping provide food for local families, Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Trinity Lutheran Church and School, 1165 S Westmore-Meyers Rd, Lombard, IL. Inquiries are welcome at 630-629-8765 or secretary@trinitylombard.org
Still Time to Register: Ethnic Ministry Gathering
As we gather together by the will of God to move Ethnic Ministry forward in the NID by the grace of God, we will take the opportunity on May 21, 2022 at Concordia University – Chicago to answer together two questions: 1. Who has God called us to be as His people in Ethnic Ministry in the Northern Illinois District of the LCMS, and 2. Where is God calling us to go in Ethnic Ministry in the NID for the foreseeable future?
76th LWML NID Convention
Celebrating 85 Years of Mission Work

Join the LWML as they TAKE HEART in Gifts of the Heart at the Holiday Inn & Suites, Carol Stream, IL, September 23 & 24, 2022. Event includes:
  • Servant Event
  • Bible Study
  • Worship
Resources
NID Endowment Grant Deadline
The Endowment Committee of the LCMS Northern Illinois District (NID) will consider requests for
grants for all programs consistent with the goals of the NID which are submitted by May 15, 2022. Grants may be submitted by NID congregations, schools, preschools, circuits, associations, and Recognized Service Organizations that are listed in the current Lutheran Annual and incorporating one or more of the following will receive particular attention:
  • Innovative projects that are designed to connect and engage with people in the surrounding community so that relationships can be developed and the potential for ministry occurs.
  • Specialized training for groups or individuals that will equip them to better serve in the NID and the Synod, as well as to carry out the first bullet point.
  • Ministry initiatives which will lead, God willing, to new ways of Word+Wellness+Witness, as ways to help people learn about Jesus.
Position Available
Administrative Assistant, St. John's Lutheran Church, Lombard
St. John’s is seeking an administrative assistant for their school. This is a full time position. They are seeking a candidate who loves the Lord, follows Biblical truth, loves the Word of God, and is passionate about children. Candidates must be proficient in computer skills, learn and manage school software programs, be familiar with Microsoft, Word, and Google programs, and support the principal and teachers. A friendly personality and good communication skills are a must. Email Mr Tom Kalal, tkalal@sjleagles.com, for more information.
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