2015 District Convention

Friday & Saturday, March 6-7, 2015, at
Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Illinois

Deadline for Delegates, Nominations and Overtures:
September 30, 2014

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South Regional Pastoral Conference

"The Persecuted Church: Early Christianity to Today" is theme for the South Regional Pastoral Conference, Monday through Wednesday, September 22 - 24, at the Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center, Utica. The registration for the conference is due Sunday, August 31 with lodging reservations made separately by Thursday, August 21. Additional information Print information sheet Print registration sheet


National History Day Winner

Mary Kate Baughman, eighth grade graduate of Immanuel Lutheran School, Palatine, Illinois, won the National History Day Gold Medal in the Junior Individual Exhibit category in June. Her project, which was on display at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. on June 18, highlighted the radium dial painters of Ottawa, Illinois, and the worker safety changes ushered in by the tragedy. Read the story

District Partner Church in Peru

Please pray for Rev. Mark and Sandi Eisold and their children Annalise and Erik, who have been serving in Peru since 2011. They are developing and leading a mission team that is planting churches and mercy centers, equipping and integrating Peruvians into leadership, and working together with sister churches in Latin America. District President Dan Gilbert travels to Peru twice a year as part of an LCMS advisory group to help support and encourage them.  


Concordia Announces New President

Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Illinois, announces that Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Gard has accepted the call to be 11th university president. He takes office on August 24. Read the story

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Back to School Bash 2014

Youth entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2014 are invited to the Back to School Bash 2014, August 16-17, at Bethel Lutheran Church and Six Flags Great America, Gurnee. For registration information visit the youth webpage.
      

Christ's Mission Thrives on Prayer

Prayer for the week of July 27: Jesus, you tell us that the kingdom of heaven is like finding hidden treasure, or a pearl of great value, or a net overflowing with a surprising array of fish. What a wonderful, life-changing surprise awaits those who discover your amazing love and forgiveness for the first time! Thank you for letting us be a part of your mission.

Prayer Guide July through September 2014