Stories, News, Events, Resources: January 2, 2020
FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE
AROUND THE DISTRICT
Epiphany Communion Service
Circuit 13 will host an Epiphany Communion Service at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4660 West 94th Street, Oak Lawn, Monday, January 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
NID Communicators Network Meeting
Join us on Thursday, January 9, 2020, 10:00 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1165 S Westmore Meyers Road, Lombard. We will have Sean McAdams, Media Specialist from Lutheran Church Charities, speak to us on live streaming.
Concordia Seminary Admissions Officer to Visit
Rev. William Wrede, Director of Admissions at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will be coming to the Northern Illinois District on a recruitment trip January 20-24, 2020.
Retirement Retreat
A Retirement Retreat for church workers will be held February 26-29, 2020, at Standing Stones Retreat Center, Wickenburg, Arizona, focusing on the issues connected to either “I am going to retire” or “we just retired”. 
NID Singles Ministry
The Northern Illinois District Singles Committee and the Lutheran Singles Association are two ministries that are dedicated to serving singles with a variety of social and service activities along with being a resource for those who wish to start a ministry own. For more information about the work that they do, contact Steve at 708-771-0861 or e-mail stevedoornbos@yahoo.com.
RESOURCES
Requests for Seminary Candidates and Vicars
If your congregation is interested in requesting a Graduate Candidate or Vicar from either of the Seminaries, your request will need to be sent to the District Office no later January 20, 2020. All requests can be sent directly to Michelle La Velle, michelle.lavelle@nidlcms.org or call, 708-223-3101. 
Church at Large Mission Commitments
If your congregation has completed and submitted the annual mission commitment information, thank you! If your congregation has not yet done so, there is still time to complete and submit. Questions may be directed to Lori Trinche at lori.trinche@nidlcms.org or by calling 708-223-3105
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