News and Resources from the LCMS Northern Illinois District
July 1, 2019
“Did I Call You, or Did You Call Me?”

With so many things beckoning for our attention, from time to time the community and connection for which we were created slip by the wayside, often unexpectedly. But, not always.

Read all of the stories, news, and events from the LCMS Northern Illinois District 24/7 at . We are grateful for, and want to continue to celebrate how the Holy Spirit is allowing us to flourish. You are invited to partner with us through prayer and donation.
This is Our Northern Illinois District!
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen your faith, connect
with the community, and flourish in our life together.
The Trotzendorf Lectures
How do you know what is true? The Trotzendorf Lectures will look at that question as it affects various fields of knowledge such as history, language, theology, and science, Wednesday, July 17, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta, River Forest. Registration deadline is July 3. Sign up at
2019 National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod will host its 2019 National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference on November 14-16, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington-Minneapolis South near the Mall of America.
The speakers and sessions will build on the theme “Running With Endurance: Eyes Fixed On Jesus” and will address the blessings and challenges facing rural and small-town congregations. For information, and to register visit The registration deadline is September 1.
Positions Available
Part-time Office Staff, Chicago
First Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1301 N La Salle Drive, Chicago (located just north of downtown) is seeking someone to fill a part-time office staff position. The position requires an individual with excellent skills in communication and personal relations. They should be efficient and organized with proficient computer skills and detailed knowledge of Microsoft Word. Print job description and list of requirements. To apply, please email Rev. Thomas Johnson at

Organist/Choir Director Position
Faith Lutheran Church, 680 West Deerpath, Lake Forest, has an open position for an organist/choir director. Major responsibilities include selection of and providing for organ and/or piano music for all worship services which involves choosing appropriate music reflecting the liturgical season and designated Scripture. Print position description Apply here.
Church Workers:
Update Your Information
All rostered Church Workers are asked to please update their NID contact information when there is a change of email, address, phone, etc., or if new in the district.

Workers need to do contact updates in two places:
  1. District Office
  2. Rosters and Statistics
Previously Published News and Events
Read past issues of the Parish Resource Connection
Want to stop receiving your district Parish Resource Connection? WAIT! Don't unsubscribe below! Unsubscribe here to tell us to remove "Parish Resource Connection" from your preferences but still remain on other NID lists.
LCMS Northern Illinois District, 2301 S. Wolf Road, Hillside, IL 60162
Phone 888-708-LCMS     Email