LCMS Northern Illinois District Email Newsletter: January 15, 2021
2020-2021 Hearts for Jesus

The ‘Hearts for Jesus’ mission project this school year will be the new NID Belize Mission Project.

We are many faces, but one faith. Serving the people of Belize for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
March for Life Chicago
Saturday, January 16, 2021 - Sponsored by the LCMS
Fort Wayne, Indiana, 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Drive-in Rally - 6600 North Clinton Street
featuring Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Mundelein, Illinois, 1:00 p.m. (Central)
Drive-in Rally at 1 Carmel Pkwy
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Downtown Chicago, 1 p.m. (Central)
with check in at noon
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, St. Stephen Parish Hall, 6455 S. Peoria, Chicago.
Theme: "Diversifying God's Word" based on 1 Corinthians 9:19-23
Format: Worship Service
Preacher: Rev. Paul Anderson
Liturgist: Rev. Steven Warren

The service will be conducted by Pastor Steven Warren, St. Paul-Menard. Pastor Warren is a son of St. Stephen's. The preacher is the Rev. Paul Anderson, graduate of Concordia Selma and Concordia River Forest, who has served in the LCMS black ministry for over thirty years. The service will be live-streamed at St. Paul's YouTube Channel, as well as held in the parish hall across the street from the sanctuary.
Webinar: Technology + Church- How to keep Christ at the Center in the Digital Age
As technology continues to evolve and change, churches are realizing that technology will continue to be a part of ministry even when people can be face-to-face. How do you keep Christ at the center even in a digital age? Tackle these two questions and many more, January 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
Lutheran World Relief Needs Your Help
Bring real, tangible hope to our poorest neighbors. This Lent, your congregation can help by gathering and assembling Personal Care Kits. Join LWR in spreading Christ’s love and ushering in a new season: A SEASON OF HOPE.
Immanuel, Palatine: Human Resources and Risk Management Coordinator (Part-Time) 
To coordinate and perform all church and school human resource and risk management responsibilities and functions as directed by Senior Pastor. This position works closely with the Board of Directors, all supervising personnel, and the Bookkeeper. Those interested can view the job description and apply online at (About Us, then Employment Opportunities).

e3-Remote Learning Assistant
Are you a college student participating in remote learning and looking for beautiful scenery and an opportunity to serve elementary school students in their remote learning?
If yes, Walcamp would love to talk with you about helping with their e3-Remote Learning Assistance Day Camp. Currently, they are serving 25-30 students per week and your help would be greatly appreciated.  Room and food allowance provided as well as some income. Please give call Ben at 815-784-5141 x 112 or email for more information.

Also, if you are a retired teacher looking for something to do they would love to see you too! They have been operating under Covid Precautions, Day Camp and e3 ministry since June 1.
COVID-19 Guidance:
The State of Illinois and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is updating restrictions and requirements. 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.
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