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

LCMS Northern Illinois District Email Newsletter: February 1, 2023

We Never Lose Infinite Hope

Members and friends of the LCMS Northern Illinois District attended the “Day of Remembrance-Observance Celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

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SHINE! Bible Study Coming in March

As we make ready for the first NID SHINE! Servant Event,

April 14 – 23, 2023, we turn to our Lord’s Word for guidance, equipping and blessing. In March, the SHINE! Bible Study will be available on the NID website to be used as part of your Shine preparation. Jesus clearly demonstrated in word and deed that He is indeed “The Light of the World.” [John 9:5] In this four-session study, we will look at how Jesus showed forth the light of the Gospel in His earthly ministry as He taught and equipped His followers to also “let their light shine.” May the Spirit use this study to ready us to shine the love of Christ in our lives to our neighbors and communities, all to the glory of our Father in heaven!


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Community Sing

Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta St. River Forest, IL 60305, will host a Community Sing of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah,” part II, on Sunday, February 5, 2023 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The afternoon will start with rehearsal in Kretzmann Hall’s choir room, followed by a break for fellowship, concluding with a performance in the Chapel.

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How Free is Your Faith in Illinois?

The Center for Religion, Culture & Democracy has created the “Religious Liberty in the States” ranking. Join us to discuss with our panelists the surprising results in the state of Illinois, Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at CU Learn, Christopher Center 248, Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL 60305.

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Organ Recital

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 9035 Grant Ave., Brookfield, IL 60513, will hold an organ recital Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. The organ recitals are part of their series commemorating 40 years of the Berghaus organ at St. Paul. Emily Woock of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elmhurst is their next recitalist.

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Basic L.E.R.T Training for Churches

In the chaos of disaster, it's important to stay focused on the task at hand. LCMS Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) training will help you focus on the most important thing to remember as you prepare for or to respond to a disaster in your community or beyond. Lutheran Church Charities will provide LCMS L.E.R.T. (Lutheran Early Response Team) Basic trainings Saturday, February 25, 2023 and Saturday, April 22, 2023.

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Luther High School South 50th Reunion

The graduating class of 1973 from Luther High School South is having a 50th class reunion weekend starting on Friday, August 11, 2023 through Sunday, August 13, 2023. For more details, email the Luther South Class of 1973 reunion committee at if you would like attend. You can also check the Luther South Alumni Association Inc. 501(c) (3) Facebook page for information.

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Get Ready to SHINE!

The LCMS Northern Illinois District is shining a spotlight on service from April 14-23, 2023. Throughout the district, groups of 2 or more people are asked to give witness to the love of Jesus through acts of service to their neighbors and communities. Simply join with some people from your church, school, small group, ministry group, family, etc., and serve together in a project of your own choosing.

How is God calling you to serve your neighbors and SHINE His light? Registration is now open.


About The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Northern Illinois District

The LCMS Northern Illinois District is congregations, schools, and ministries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, spanning the 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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