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

LCMS Northern Illinois District Email Newsletter: May 15, 2023

Beecher Congregations Are Stronger Together Through Partnership

Specific events have brought the Beecher congregations together but they could not have known what God had planned for them

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Charter Service for Beecher Church

After many months of discussion and work, the three congregations in Beecher, Illinois are merging into one. The new name for their ministry will be Peace Lutheran Church with the Charter Service to be held on May 21, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. The service will be held at what was Zion’s church building, 540 Oak Park Ave., Beecher, IL 60401. Rev. Dr. Allan R. Buss, President, LCMS Northern Illinois District, will preach. A light reception will be held after the service. All are invited to attend this celebration.


Ascension Day Concert

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 195 Nesler Road, Elgin, IL, 60124, will host  a special Ascension Day Concert on May 18, 2023 at 7:00 p.m., featuring Huntley Brown, renowned concert and church pianist. Also performing is the Elgin Area Lutheran Choir made up of choir members from several local Lutheran churches. Refreshments will be served in the Grand Hall of Good Shepherd after the concert, and people can meet Huntley Brown.


Please be certain that you have the correct mailing address for the LCMS District office. ALL mail should be sent to: LCMS Northern Illinois District, 1107 Monroe Ave., River Forest, IL 60305.

Your business office, school office, and others should be made aware of this change. Forwarding mail from our old address is not reliable and is extremely delayed if it does arrive.


University Chaplain, Concordia University Chicago, River Forest: Concordia University Chicago (CUC) invites applications for the full-time, exempt position of University Chaplain. This position reports directly to the University President. Candidate information should be submitted to Additional information may be found at


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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