News and Resources from the LCMS Northern Illinois District
October 15, 2019
Celebrate Our Work Together
You are invited to attend our Fall Benefit Events where you will have the opportunity to celebrate our work together, meet congregation members who are working in advancing His Kingdom, and learn where God is leading us through the input given at our visioning sessions.
October 27, 2019
Golf Club of Illinois 
1575 Edgewood Drive  
Algonquin, IL 60102 

November 10, 2019
Bolingbrook Country Club
2001 Rodeo Drive
Bolingbrook, IL 60490

Exhibitors, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Presentation NID Together – Our Future: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For information, contact the president’s office at 708-223-3101 or

Proceeds support the advancement of His Kingdom through our work together in expanding ethnic ministry and mission and ministry grants.
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen your faith, connect
with the community, and flourish in our life together.
Walther Open House
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Walther Christian Academy, 900 Chicago Avenue, Melrose Park, will have an Open House on Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. Families can tour the campus, meet teachers, speak with coaches, learn about scholarship and financial aid opportunities and see what it means to be a part of the Walther Family. Contact Mrs. Calleros at 708-344-0404 x245 or with any questions.
Jaaron Myers Concert
Immanuel Lutheran Church will be hosting comedian and viral sensation, Jaron Myers, 1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, in the church Sanctuary, on Wednesday October 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Jaron travels all over the United States entertaining thousands at churches, colleges and conferences. Boasting over 50 million video views online, Jaron just wants to reach more people and keep creating fun. (Enter in Door #1 or #2.) This is a FREE event.
Windsbach Boys Choir
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Windsbach Boys Choir will perform, Sunday, November 3 at 7 p.m., at Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division St., River Forest. For tickets visit or 708-366-6900. Print flyer
FLWR Workshop
Friends of Lutheran World Relieft wll hold their Interactive Workshop, Thursday, November 7, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 41 N. Park Avenue, Glen Ellyn. Bring a quilt/care kit to display and share information. Questions, please contact Sandy Becky at To register for this free event please click on attached registration form.
Mother Daughter Retreat
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“The Made Matchless Experience Weekend Retreat” is coming to Walcamp Outdoor Ministries & Recreation Center Friday, November 8 – Sunday, November 10 at 32653 Five Points Road, Kingston. If you have a daughter in 2nd through 6th grade, you’re both invited! For more information, and to register, visit
CUC Instrumental and Choral Ensembles
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Concordia University Chicago invites you to hear the premier instrumental and choral ensembles of the University. The Wind Symphony will perform sacred and secular wind music Friday, November 8 at 8 p.m. and The Kapelle will perform an All Saints’-themed concert Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts will take place in the Chapel of Our
Lord, 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest. Admission is free. Print flyer
150th Anniversary Celebration
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Immanuel Lutheran Church, Belvidere will celebrate their 150th anniversary with a “Worship as One” celebration on Sunday, November 10 at 9:30 a.m. at Belvidere North High School, 9393 Beloit Rd, Belvidere, campus gymnasium. NID President Rev. Dr. Allan Buss has been invited to be the guest speaker. For information, email .
Spirit of Life Chorus Fall Concert Series
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Lifting up the Lord, Celebrating 30 years of Spirit!, is the theme of the Spirit of Life Chorus fall concert series. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 195 Nesler Road, Elgin is hosting the 60 voice ecumenical choir on Sunday November 24, at 4:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the Worship Center. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. No admission cost, but a free-will offering will be taken. Pre-concert music starts at 4:10 p.m. For more information contact , or
Positions Available
Organist / Music Director (Part-time)
St John Lutheran Church, 1100 Linneman Road, Mt Prospect, IL is in need of an Organist / Music Director, experienced playing an organ and a keyboard (synthesizer) for two services on Sunday mornings, at all seasonal mid-week evening services, and capable of directing a vocal choir and a hand-bell choir. The position is part-time based upon an approximate ten hour work week of performance, choral rehearsals
and personal practice. Salary is dependent on experience and abilities. Please contact Pastor Jeff Gavin at 847-593-7670 or

Minister of Music (Part-time)
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 855 Lee Street, Des Plaines, is seeking a minister of music with a passion for leading others in worship to our Lord Jesus Christ through music. Contact Rev. Ramirez at

Early Childhood Administrative Assistant
Zion Lutheran Early Childhood Center, 204 S. Grant Street, Hinsdale, is seeking an early childhood administrative assistant whose duties are mainly administrative assistant with occasional classroom duties. For information email
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
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