News and Resources from the LCMS Northern Illinois District
September 1, 2018
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All For One
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Musical Family, Bournes, to Lead Off Series
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The twelfth season of Artist Series presentations at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard, opens Sunday, September 9, at 3 p.m., when The Bournés will appear in concert.
An informal reception with light refreshments will follow the concert with the polymer clay artistry of Marji Purcell. 
The public is cordially invited to attend the concert and the reception. No tickets will be sold for the program; a free-will offering will be received. Information about St. John’s Artist Series is available by calling the church office, 630-629-2515.
Anniversary Gala
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You are cordially invited to join Lutheran Life Communities at this year’s Anniversary Gala. The evening will be the culmination of a year-long celebration recognizing 125 years of faithful service, Saturday, September 15, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the campus of Lutheran Home, 3150 Salt Creek Lane, Arlington Heights. For information and tickets visit
Community Family Fun Night
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St. John Lutheran Church, 7214 South Cass Avenue, Darien, will host a Family Fun Night Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission is free. Call 630-969-7987 or go to to register online by September 12. Print flyer
Giant Furniture Tent Sale
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Have you been searching for just the right end table or lamp to complete your décor? Maybe a new kitchen table and chairs? This could be your opportunity to find the right one! St. Paul Lutheran Church ,1025 W. Lake Street, Melrose Park Resale Shop is holding a tent sale, Saturday, September 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, please call Marlene at 708-719-4443 x 402.
Live Who Dunnit Mystery
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Join Walcamp on October 13, 6 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 950 Hart Road, Batavia, for a Live Who Dunnit Mystery; "Diamonds are a Crooks Best Friend" Tickets are $30/Person
For more information and to buy tickets visit
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St. Peter Lutheran Church and School, 111 W. Olive Street, Arlington Heights, is offering area residents the chance to experience an authentic German brats, beer, polkas and games for kids and adults at Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 13, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. To RSVP or for more information, visit the event pages at
Campus Visits - Concordia Seminary St. Louis
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Concordia Seminary, St. Louis has scheduled a variety of on-campus visitation events for prospective students for the 2018-19 academic year. All events are aimed at providing a preview of the Seminary’s ministerial formation experience as students prepare for pastoral and diaconal ministry.
There is something for everyone – including events for prospective students who are in high school or college, as well as for those who are considering ministry as a second career. For information, visit
LCMS Youth Gathering
Gathering planners continue to provide resources in preparation of the Gathering in Minneapolis in just under 11 months. The Gathering Registration mailer has been sent to congregations. Be prepared for data entry for online registration opening on September 5. Information can also be found on the Gathering website
Retreat in a Box
Let Walcamp lead your next Youth Group Retreat! The Retreat in a Box is ideal for that weekend Youth Event. For more information, visit
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