LCMS Northern Illinois District Email Newsletter: April 1, 2021
Piano Dedication Concert
St. John Lutheran Church, 26555 Brickville Road, Sycamore, IL 60178. invites you to a piano dedication concert on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. This concert will feature a 1949 Steinway grand piano as performed by Dr. Mark Laverty, and will include singing hymns of the faith with the accompaniment of the piano. The concert will be approximately 1½ hours in length, with a reception to follow.
School Ministry 2021-2022 Theme
The LCMS School Ministry Office is excited to announce that the 2021-2022 Yearly Theme will be “In All Things” from Colossians 1:15-20 ESV. This is the same theme as the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering, and will allow Lutheran schools around the country to utilize the same theme in the year leading up to the Gathering.
Call Day at Concordia St. Louis Seminary
Call Day is April 28, 2021. Join online as second-year students receive their vicarage or internship assignments at 3:00 p.m. and concluding students receive their pastoral and diaconal calls at 7:00 p.m. You are invited to watch the services at
St. Peter, Arlington Heights - Various Positions Available
  • Groups Leader
  • Leader of Children and Family Discipleship
  • Leader of Student Discipleship
  • Worship Leader
Visit their webpage at for more information.

Little Lambs Preschool, DeKalb - Part-time Director/Teacher
Candidate must have an active faith life within a Christian church and should be comfortable incorporating religion into daily activities.

Up to 30 hours per week mid-August through early June. Up to 10 director hours per week June - August. (Negotiable, limited and flexible). Director position is year-round, with limited summer hours. Director hours are flexible throughout the year, averaging under 10 hours per week. Teaching duties are mornings from September-May up to 20 hours per week. Candidate must meet state DCFS requirements for preschool director with teacher qualifications. Early childhood certification or qualifying early childhood education hours in conjunction with additional degree is required. Complete job description is available on the church website:
If you are a Commissioned Worker (administrator, teacher) in the NID and plan to retire at the end of the 2020-2021 school year, please email Sue Green at She will be able to assist you with LCMS paperwork that needs to be completed for your roster status change. PLEASE remember that you must contact Concordia Plans Services directly to do your financial/health benefit changes. The NID Office does not process those changes.

Other Commissioned Workers (DCEs, parish musicians, etc…) may decide to retire during the academic year. Please contact Sue Green whenever you have made that decision.
COVID-19 Guidance:
The State of Illinois and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is updating restrictions and requirements. We encourage you to be that "city on a hill" in sharing "His love which casts out fear" (1 John 4:18). We will be updating the webpage as information is received so please check back from time to time for these updates.
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