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January 09, 2024

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Pastors' Wives Retreat Registration Deadline - January 15

Is your pastor’s wife registered for the upcoming Pastors’ Wives Retreat? The registration deadline is now extended to January 15!

What: Pastors Wives Retreat

When: February 2-4, 2024

Where: St. Francis Retreat Center, San Juan Bautista, CA

Cost: $295 and includes housing and meals.

Details & Registration: Click here

Questions: Email [email protected].

Deadlines for Vicar Applications or Pastoral Candidate (Call) Placements from the Seminaries

The paperwork for candidate and vicarage placement from the Seminaries for Spring 2024 is to be received at the CNH District office by Friday, March 1, 2024.

Please contact the district office (925-245-4000) for call document information for candidates from the seminary and/or information regarding vicarage application and minimum salary.

(Ask for Glenna, assistant to President Lange.)

Before mailing your final call document or vicarage paperwork, you may send a scanned copy for review to [email protected].

Your ongoing communication regarding your congregation’s desire to call a candidate or engage a vicar is appreciated. This will help the staff of the President’s office to guide you through your best opportunity for a placement. (Be aware that your request does not guarantee a seminary placement will be made.)

LCEF Grace Place Podcasts Now Available

Through the Grace Place Podcasts, hosts Rev. Tom Eggebrecht and Rev. Dr. Greg S. Walton strive to teach preventative and restorative wellness to church workers. Learn more and listen to the latest episode at

For more information, please contact our CNH LCEF District Vice President, Matt Molinari (916) 580-5592 or [email protected]

Walk For Life West Coast Pre-Walk Gathering - In 11 Days

2024 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Walk for Life West Coast - 20 years of standing for the littlest and most vulnerable among us! Join our brothers and sisters for the walk this January, and come early for the Pre-Walk Gathering.

What: Walk For Life West Coast Pre-Walk Gathering

When: Saturday, January 20th, 2024 10:30 a.m.

Speaker: The Reverend Ray & Aubrey Hulett

Where: West Portal Lutheran Church & School Parish Hall, San Francisco

See flyer for more details.

Song Release Party at Prince of Peace - Next Friday

A new song from The Songwriter Initiative will be released January 19, 2024. This song, “God Who Bleeds” features Cara Berg, Director of Worship Arts and Music from Prince of Peace Church and School in Fremont, CA. 

What: "God Who Bleeds" Release Party

When: Friday, January 19, 2024 at 7:00pm

Where: Prince of Peace, Fremont, CA.

The Songwriter Initiative of the Center for Worship Leadership (Concordia University – Irvine) exists to support modern songwriters serving within the LCMS church body and seeks to be a positive resource and influence for those writing for the church-at-large.

Agnus Dei Lutheran Classical Academy Open House - End of the Month

Agnus Dei Lutheran Classical Academy, a new day school of Lutheran Church of Our Savior of Cupertino, CA, seeks to partner with families to provide children a classical, traditional, Lutheran Christian education. If you, or someone you know, is interested in learning more, come to their open house this month!

What: Agnus Dei Lutheran Classical Academy Open House

When: Saturday, January 27th, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Where: 5825 Bollinger Road, Cupertino, CA 95014

More Info: website - email - [email protected]

Free Workshop This February at Grace Lutheran, Modesto

Grace Lutheran Church in Modesto invites everyone to a special Lutheran Hour Ministries sponsored FREE event this February! Gain confidence and learn strategies to have more meaningful spiritual conversations.

What: Spiritual Conversations Workshops (LHM)

When: Saturday, February 24, 2024

Where: Grace Lutheran Church, Modesto, CA

Click here for a printable flier with more details.

Click here for the registration link.

Lent Devotions and Worship Resources Now Available

New Lenten resources are available from Spark Creative (a group of your colleagues in CNH). Worship resources like sermon starters, liturgy suggestions, graphics, and slide backgrounds are available for free. Individuals can also sign up for free daily devotions by email.

Printed devotion books are available below cost (thanks to LCEF) for congregations who would like to supply them to their members and friends.

Click here for more details. 

LWML District Convention This April

The LWML hopes you plan to join them for an inspirational and motivating time in Redding, California this April! Zones 12, 13 and 14 are working diligently to provide a wonderful experience.

What: 2024 LWML CNH Convention - Gifted to Serve by God's Grace

When: April 19-21, 2024

Where: Holiday Inn Convention Hotel, Redding, CA

Website and details: Click here.

LWML District Convention This April

The District office recently received the following letter from Pamela Vue from Peace, Fresno, CA:


Beloved CNH District LCMS,


From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank you for your generosity and the faith you have in the students at Concordia Seminary, including myself as we prepare for future ministry and service to God and His people. Your gift has allowed me to have such a rich experience in my first semester at the Seminary as a residential deaconess student.

Click here for the remainder of the letter.

LHM Float Life on the 2024 Rose Parade

The 135th Tournament of Roses Parade was held on Monday, January 1, 2024, in Pasadena, California, under the theme of "Celebrating a World of Music: The Universal Language."

Lutheran Hour Ministries participated for the 73rd time with a float entry titled "Make a Joyful Noise unto the Lord," the only Christian float in the parade. 

Click here and you can watch the parade in its entirety. You can also go directly to minute 49 to watch the LHM Float go by shortly thereafter.

Click Here for Previous Articles, Issues And Events!

Called to Glory Notifications

As pillars of the faith get called back to their heavenly home, we want to honor and acknowledge the legacy they leave behind and the impact they had within our congregations. If you would like to include any upcoming memorials, please click here to send the name, date of death, and date of service so that we may include them in an upcoming issue of the InTouch. We will still continue to send a Flash for pastors and called workers as well.

District Resources

Click here for our International Mission Partners

Click here for the Board of Directors Minutes (Current through December 2023)

Click here for Calls, Vacancies, and Roster Updates 

Click here for Prayer Requests

Click here for the latest Job Opportunities

Click here for our 2020-2022 Sermon Series

Click here for the Monthly Set Apart to Serve (SAS) Report (Oct/Nov 2023)


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