LCMS Northern Illinois District Email Newsletter: August 1, 2022
The LCMS Northern Illinois District Office will be closed from August 3, 2022 through August 9, 2022 in order to pack, move, unpack, and set up in our new location.

We will do our best to respond to emails and phone calls when we are available to do so during this time. Please refer to our staff webpage at nidlcms.org/district-staff for contact information. All individual’s emails and phone numbers will remain the same. (If our phone service is disrupted, please use email.)
AROUND THE DISTRICT
Meet Rev. John Donkoh
LWML invites all to meet Rev. John Donkoh, President of the Lutheran Church of Ghana, Saturday, August 13, 2022, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1165 S. Westmore-Meyers Rd., Lombard, IL 60148. The LWML NID selected Dorcas Project - Leadership Training for Women in Ghana to receive funding in the form of a grant.
East Region Pastoral Conference
Information and registration is now available for the East Region Pastoral Conference to be held October 11-12, 2022 at The DeKoven Center, 600 21st St., Racine, WI 53403.
Careers for Christ Registration Open
Registration now open for Careers for Christ at Concordia University Chicago, October 28-30, 2022. High school students interested in learning about LCMS professional church work careers are encouraged to register beginning August 1, 2022.
SHINE Servant Event
The LCMS Northern Illinois District is making plans to host a free, district-wide servant event called SHINE.

This event is a simple way to serve as Jesus served and to be a witness in our communities. Mark your calendar now for your participation in SHINE! Find a group, pick a project, and serve your community between April 14-23, 2023.
Concordia-Chicago University Band seeking new members
The University Band of Concordia-Chicago is looking for additional musicians to join the highly regarded community ensemble. This group performs four festive concerts each year, including the summer Patriotic Pops concert, and may appear for various campus functions. Literature is drawn from the finest traditional and contemporary repertoire.
Membership is open to adult instrumentalists from the Chicago area—all instruments are welcome. The ensemble rehearses Thursday evenings beginning September 1, 2022 from 7:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Kretzmann Hall on the University’s campus at 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL 60305. To arrange an audition, contact conductor Dr. Richard Fischer at 708-227-2200 or richard.fischer@CUChicago.edu. For more information about music ensembles at Concordia University Chicago, visit CUChicago.edu/music.
RESOURCES
Office Items for Sale
Please share with your church and/or school families:

In preparation for our move, the LCMS Northern Illinois District office currently has items listed for sale on OfferUp. Items are located at 2301 S. Wolf Road, Hillside, IL 60162. All items must be picked-up and dismantled by the buyer. Delivery will not be available. This sale will close on August 14, 2022.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Please share with your church and/or school families:

Business Office Associate, LCMS Northern Illinois District, River Forest The LCMS Northern Illinois District office is seeking an individual for clerical, data entry, and support functions, part time 20-25 hours a week. Email resume to LeeAnn.Acosta@nidlcms.org. Download position description

Church Secretary Positions, Cross Lutheran Church, Yorkville Cross Lutheran Church is seeking two part-time secretarial positions to support the church staff and their ministries as well as partner with the school secretarial staff to professionally and courteously answer phones and greet visitors. Download position description

Director of Music and Worship Ministry, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Aurora The Director of Music and Worship Ministry shall oversee all areas of the Music Ministry for St. Paul Church and School. They will serve as the Music Leader and Choir Director for Traditional, Contemporary, and Spanish services as well as for the school. Additional roles may include Worship Leader, Organist, Pianist, and Tech Assistant to ensure a successful Music Ministry. Download position description

Worship Leader, Word of Life, Naperville Word of Life Lutheran Church in Naperville is hiring a worship leader to lead their contemporary service and other various associated ministries. This is a part-time position of 10-20 hours per week. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Schoon at 630-355-9670 or by email at josh_schoon@yahoo.com. Download position description
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