LCMS Northern Illinois District Email Newsletter: September 1, 2021
STORIES, NEWS, AND EVENTS
AROUND THE DISTRICT
Bible Translation Sunday
Many churches do not know about the ongoing need for Bible translation. Millions of people are still without Scripture in a language they understand. Join the Bible translation movement and put God’s Word in their hands.

Mark your calendar. Sign up to receive resources! Bible Translation Sunday is September 26, 2021.
Save the Date! Pastors' Wives' and Widows' Gathering
The 2021 Pastors’ Wives’ and Widows’ Gathering will be held the morning of Saturday, October 2, 2021. Please mark your calendar and make plans to join with women who have experienced some of the same joys and frustrations because of their husband’s service to the Lord.

We are blessed to have as our presenter nationally-known author and speaker, Sharla Fritz. Sharla is a pastor’s wife herself, serving in the Northern Illinois District. She will be speaking to us about “God’s Relentless Love,” based on the Old Testament book of Hosea. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to dig deeper into God’s Word and see how much you are valued by the God of all creation. Email Sue Green for information.
East Region Pastoral Conference Registration
Registration is now available for the East Region Pastoral Conference, Tuesday to Thursday, October 5 through 7, 2021, at DeKoven Center, 600 21st Street Racine, Wisconsin. Speakers are Dr. Russell Dawn (President of CUC), Dr. Patrick Bayens (Professor of Theology at CUC), and Rev. James Huenink (Pastor at Concordia Lutheran in Berwyn).
North and West Regions Pastoral Conference Registration
This year’s North & West Fall Pastors’ Conference will be held Tuesday & Wednesday, October 12 & 13, 2021 at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin. Our presenter this year will be Rev. Dr. Rabbi Chad Foster, returning for his second time with our conference. Since he first presented a few years ago, he is the most frequently requested speaker every year. We are also happy to welcome Rev. Nate Guelzow back to his "old stomping ground" to talk to us about discipleship and life on life ministry.
2022 NID Convention Deadline Approaching
The deadline for all nominations, delegates, and overtures is September 30, 2021.

The LCMS Northern Illinois District Convention affords an opportunity for worship, nurture, inspiration, fellowship, and the communication of vital information as it relates to our District and Synod. Congregations and their members are highly encouraged to participate in the submission of nominations and overtures which will guide us into our future work together.
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