News and Resources from the LCMS Northern Illinois District
November 1, 2018
Here's What's Coming Up
This is Our Northern Illinois District - Come and See!
Please use in your church bulletin
We've Changed Things Up - Come and bring interested guests!
  • Fellowship with different congregation members
  • Meet congregation members who are building community relationships
  • Learn how you can serve and love others in a new context
  • Hear how the Holy Spirit has changed lives
  • Impact the way your congregation lives your missions
  • Make a difference with your support
There are two dates you may attend the Mission Experience:
  • November 4, 2018; Rolling Green Country Club, 2525 East Rand Road, Arlington Heights
  • November 11, 2018; White Eagle Country Club, 3400 Club Drive, Naperville

If you know of anyone in your congregation who did not receive an invitation, please invite them to attend with you!

For more information and to register, visit
#GivingTuesday - Voice of Hope Behind the Wall
Please share in your church bulletin and on social media
#GivingTuesday is a Global Giving Movement, being held this year on November 27. It is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
This year, the LCMS Northern Illinois District is supporting Voice of Hope Behind the Wall. In fact, the NID will match donations made on #GivingTuesday, November 27, 2018, on behalf of Voice of Hope Behind the Wall up to $3,000! Learn more at
Wind Symphony Home Concert
Please share in your church bulletin
The Wind Symphony will perform their Fall Home Concert on Friday, November 2 at 8 p.m. at Concordia University Chicago in the Chapel. This concert follows their tour through Missouri, Indiana, and Illinois. Wind Symphony is conducted by Dr. Richard R. Fischer. Admission and parking are free.
Remembrance Ceremony
Please share in your church bulletin
Family Programs & Survivor Outreach Services of the Darien-based 416th Theater Engineer Command is sponsoring their annual ceremony to remember our fallen Soldiers and to recognize the sacrifices made by them and their families at St. John Lutheran Church, 7214 South Cass Avenue, Darien, Sunday, November 4, at 1:30 p.m.
RSVP directly to Dawn Sands, Support Coordinator at or 630-739-7287. Print flyer
Admissions Directors Meeting and Luncheon
Monday, November 5, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran School, 220 S. Lincoln Street, Lombard, IL 60148, 630-932-3196
Topic: Alumni - How to begin connecting with alumni, what database program you use, why it's important for our present, future, and past.

Contact to RSVP: Kris Ann Milas 630-932-3196x105 or email:
Reformation Hymn Fest and Dinner
Please share in your church bulletin
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 404 E. North St. Walnut, invites you to their 2nd annual Reformation Hymn Fest and Dinner, Sunday, November 11 at 4 p.m. There willl also be choirs from Messiah Lutheran Church in Sterling and Christ Lutheran School. All are invited to attend this joyous event. Print flyer
Artist Series
Please share in your church bulletin
Appearing in the persona of Georgia O’Keefe, 20th century American painter and pioneer of American modernism, who captures the emotion and power of modern abstraction via her depictions of flowers, barren landscapes, and close-up still lifes is Leslie Goddard,
This series takes place at St. John's Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard on November 18. The event begins promptly at 3 p.m. in the church Sanctuary. No tickets are sold, but a freewill offering is gathered. The work of local visual artists is showcased during the reception following each performance. Visit for more information.
Rural & Small Town Mission Webinars
RSTM provides free monthly webinars on topics important to congregations in town and country settings. Up next is Introducing New Hymns in Small
Congregations with the Rev. William
Weedon on November 15, followed by Summer Outreach Strategies for Rural and Small-Town Congregations with the Rev. Jacob Mueller on December 6. Find more information at
Lutheran World Relief
Journey with Lutheran World Relief this Lent and proclaim to the world that the hope of Christ makes a new season possible: a Season of Hope. Visit for resources to invigorate congregations for global good.
Church Workers:
Update Your Information
All rostered and non-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