News and Resources from the LCMS Northern Illinois District
October 1, 2018
Here's What's Coming Up
Mission Experience - You Are Invited!
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All LCMS Northern Illinois District congregations and their members are invited to attend Mission Experience
  • 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

For more information and to register, visit
Life and Liberty
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You're invited to Life & Liberty, a special presentation on November 1, by Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz, Executive Director at the LCMS Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1550 Modaff Road, Naperville.
Dr. Seltz will address the Christian’s place in the Public Square, the importance of the rights to life and religious liberty, current threats and challenges that Christians face in government and society, and what you can do to maintain freedom, serve your neighbor, and make your voice heard. Fee $10 (includes lunch), 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Register at 630-234-1491 or Print flyer
Laudamus Tour
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Laudamus is a select choir of seminarians preparing for full-time service as pastors in the LCMS. The choir is touring local congregations, singing an eclectic program representing the church’s song from many different genres. For more information, visit
The group will be singing at the following locations:
  • Saturday, October 13, 6 p.m. service and 7:30 p.m. concert - Zion Lutheran Church, Marengo
  • Sunday, October 14, 9 a.m. service 10:30 a.m. mini-concert - Immanuel Lutheran Church, Des Plaines
  • Sunday, October 14, 3:30 p.m. concert - Trinity Lutheran Church, Lisle
  • Monday, October 15, 11 a.m. - Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University Chicago, River Forest
CUC Presents Antigone
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The Collective at Concordia University Chicago presents “Antigone,” the Greek tragedy by Sophocles, translation by Nicholas Rudall. The production, directed by Brian Fruits, will run October 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m., and October 7 and 14 at 3 p.m. at the Madison Street Theatre, 1010 Madison St., Oak Park. Print flyer For more information and ticket purchases visit
Careers for Christ Weekend
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High school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in becoming LCMS church professionals are invited to register for CUC's Careers for Christ Weekend 2018, Friday, October 12 to Sunday October 14.
Highlights of the weekend include:

  • Career sessions about CUC's LCMS church professional programs
  • Personal connections with our faculty and current students
  • Group outing to exciting downtown Chicago
  • Keynote session
For additional information, and to register, visit
New Regional Training
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A Reconciliation Training Event will be held October 22-25 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Seymour, Indiana.
Pastors, teachers, reconcilers, parents, spouses, lay leaders, executives, and camp counselors have all found this training to be life-changing. Print flyer Print bulletin
LSM 2019 Application Is Now Open
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Now accepting applications for Lutheran Summer Music 2019. Join the many students who have already committed to next summer and fill out your online application today. Apply by November 1st and the application fee is waived. For more information and to apply visit
Mission Opportunities
Is your congregation, LWML or Bible study group eager to learn more about mission opportunities in our own country? Jan Bruick, Servant Event Coordinator, is available to share more about this outreach ministry. She will be in the Chicagoland area in late November/early December. Contact her at 402-641-9691 or to schedule a meeting or presentation. Visit their website for additional ministry information at
New Admissions Directors Network Group
Admissions Directors and others interested in promoting Lutheran education throughout the Northern Illinois District are invited to join the newest network group with opportunities to strengthen your faith and encourage one another as you journey through this path of ministry. You can request to join their Facebook Group as well as subscribe to receive e-newsletters.
A Special Limited-time Opportunity
At Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF), we thank our investors as we celebrate 40 years of ministry. To meet future loan demand and help support growing ministry opportunities, we need to raise an additional $100 million to be able to continue serving the needs of ministries.
Which is why we invite you to a special, limited-time instrument opportunity: our 40-month 40th anniversary note at 4%, $500 minimum to open, $40,000 maximum per note. Visit or call 800-843-5233 to learn more. Print flyer
Church Workers:
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Workers need to do contact updates in two places:
  1. District Office
  2. Rosters and Statistics
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