News and Resources from the LCMS Northern Illinois District
September 3, 2019
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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.
NID Communicators Network Group
Our next meeting is planned for Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 142 E. Third Street, Elmhurst. If you're able to join us please RSVP by Monday, September 9, email so we have numbers for lunch.
Retired Workers Luncheon
All retired Commissioned and Ordained Church Workers are invited to attended a luncheon, Thursday, October 3, 11:00 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 405 S. Rush St., Roselle, IL 60172. If you have questions, please call either Michelle La Velle at 708-223-3101, or email; or Sue Green at 708-223-3116, or email
East Region Pastoral Conference
The East Region Pastoral Conference will be held October 15-16, at DeKoven Center, 600 21st Street, Racine, WI 53403. Please complete your registration with a check payable to East Regional Pastoral Conference by September 30, 2019.
You can find complete information for all pastoral conferences at
Save A Date: Fall Ministry Events
Please use in your church bulletin:
Please join us as we partner – together with the help of the Holy Spirit – in advancing His Kingdom.
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.
Speakers: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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

This benefit supports our partnerships in the LCMS Northern Illinois District in advancing His Kingdom.
Moms Connect Starts September 13
Please us in your church bulletin:
Moms Connect will begin a new year on September 13, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church, 7214 South Cass Avenue, Darien. The group meets each Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. through May 15, 2020 on weeks when the church's preschool is in session.
It is a caring network for parenting support and encouragement based on biblical principles. Those interested in attending should register at They may also contact Deaconess Serbus at 630-969-7987 or email her at if they have questions. This is an ongoing group so moms may join at any time during the school year. Print information sheet
Trinity Lutheran Church Closing Service
A closing service for Trinity Lutheran Church, 2601 N Meade Avenue, Chicago, will be held Sunday, September 15, at 3:00 p.m. The Preacher will be Rev. Paul Klopke with Liturgist Rev. Micah Greiner. The future ministry at Trinity Lutheran Church is known by God and He will open the door to advancing His Kingdom.
Financial Peace University
Please share in your church bulletin:
Financial Peace University (FPU) will be offered at Lord of Life Church this fall. FPU is a 9-week course that applies God's principles of managing money to your life today. The class will be offered on Thursday nights from September 19 through November 14 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, and to register, visit
Cemetery Walk
Please use in your church bulletin:
The Darien Historical Society and St. John Lutheran Church Trustees will co-sponsor a tour of the St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery located at Clarendon Hills Road and 67th Street in Darien on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For more information, visit or call 630-969-7987. Print information sheet Print flyer
Fall Conference
The Lutheran Altar Guild's Fall Conference will be held Saturday, September 28, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Our Lord, Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL 60305. Rev. Dr. Stuckwisch will be the speaker this year. Fall Conference Cost is $25 and includes a light breakfast and buffet lunch in the cafeteria. You may find more information on their Facebook Page.
New Arts Season Begins
Please share in your church bulletin:
The Artist Series Team at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln, Lombard, has released details of the thirteenth season of free fine arts events.
Opening the schedule of events will be the appearance of jazz vocalist Margaret Carlson, well-known as an exciting voice in contemporary music. Carlson and her combo will present a recital of jazz vocals on Sunday, October 6, at 3:00 p.m. A reception with light refreshments will follow at which time all in attendance can meet and mingle with the performers. Also at the reception, a visual artist will be on hand to show and offer for sale his/her artistic renderings.

All events in the Artist Series will be presented in St. John’s sanctuary free of charge to the public; a free-will offering will be received. 
2019 World Relief Ingathering
Please use in your church bulletin:
The Chicagoland area annual Ingathering of Quilts and Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief will be held at 4 locations in the Chicago area on October 5 & 6. For more information, print flyer.
Items accepted: Quilts, fleece tied blankets, school kits, personal care kits, baby care kits, fabric kits, new bars of soap in original wrapper [bath-size preferred]. For general assembly instructions, visit
Oktoberfest Charity Event
Please use in your church bulletin:
Ascension Lutheran Church, 7429 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, will host a traditional Oktoberfest charity event, Saturday, October 12, for Alexa, to help assist with the costs of the little girl’s medical bills. Early bird discounted tickets will be sold until September 10. Print information sheet Print flyer
Enter to Win! LCEF’s 2019 Church Photo Contest
Celebrate your church! Submit high resolution photos of Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod churches (interior or exterior) Wednesday, August 21 through Wednesday, September 4. Entrants will be eligible to win one of three Visa® gift cards. Complete details at
Thank You To all Congregations and Individuals of NID:
Thank you so very much for the opportunity I have had to serve you in my small way from my office as Assistant to the President at Northern Illinois District. It has been an honor and a privilege to work you with and to be a part of watching His mission grow. 

Thank you for the gift that was given to me on behalf of the district congregations and workers. I am truly blessed to have gotten to know so many of you.  God bless you and I pray we will meet again.  Ronda Wilmot
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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