LCMS Northern Illinois District Email Newsletter: July 1 , 2020
STORIES, NEWS, AND EVENTS
FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE
Video Message from President Allan R. Buss - Steps of Hope
“We don’t have answers but . . .
Jesus does have the answer.
Jesus does have us.
Jesus does have you."
Virtual Workshop for Musicians
You are invited to a “virtual” church music workshops modeling various ways to make music in these unique times.
LWML District Convention
LWML district convention committee went right to work,
planning for a virtual event, which will take place on September 12, 2020.
RESOURCES
The LCMS Northern Illinois District has assembled a report of resources and information on the reopening of our churches and schools. Part I includes information for our churches on best practices as well as outreach and ministry to those in need.
Webinar: Joyful Response and Stewardship

Lutheran Church Extension Fund’s (LCEF) Joyful Response and stewardship webinar. Our hope is that you learned more about LCEF’s Joyful Response program and ways your congregation can talk about stewardship.

The LCMS Northern Illinois District has set up a webpage which includes resources provided from a wide range of authorities. 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.
Event Cancellation

Please check directly with the event organizers of any previously published events you had planned on attending to verify the status.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Church Office Administrator
St. John’s Lutheran Church in La Grange, is looking for a church office administrator. Job description with overview, duties and qualifications attached. Please send cover letter, resume and references to Pastor Ben Roberts at b.roberts@sjlagrange.com or by mail to St. John’s Lutheran Church and School, 505 S. Park Road, La Grange, IL, 60525.

Being understanding of the economic hardship this pandemic has caused for many people, serious inquiries only. Looking for an individual who will invest in the mission and ministry of St. John’s for the long-term. Upon hire, job duties will be adjusted based on current governmental policies from shelter-in-place orders.

Organist
St. Peter Lutheran Church in Joliet, is taking applications for the position of church organist. The position requires playing for Sunday mornings, midweek Advent and Lenten services, and festival services, who could start as soon as August, if possible. Experience as a choir director would be a plus, but not a requirement. Please send resumes to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 310 N. Broadway, Joliet, IL 60435 Attn: Thomas L. Pautz, Music Committee Chairman, or contact 815-741-3419.

Parish Administrator
Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in Elmhurst, is in search of a part-time Parish Administrator. Baptized followers of Jesus with education and/or experience in business and property management are encouraged to apply. Experience in a non-profit organization is preferred. Contact the church office at office@immanuelelmhurst.org or 630-832-1649 for more information.
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