I have been keeping in touch with our pastors in areas directly affected by the tornadoes where we have churches: Pastor Stephen Barnes (Our Savior, Pekin), Pastor John Bates (St. Mark, Washington), Pastor David Deem (Lutheran Church of the Cross, Metropolis), and Pastor John Rothfusz (Faith, Washington). Let me comment on each of those situations. But first let me explain Lutheran Disaster Response's role in such events... Read more...
The Central/Southern Illinois Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is a diverse synod comprised of 132 congregations in 76 of the 102 Illinois counties.
The synod has over 45,000 baptized members, over 35,000 confirmed members and over 12,000 in average weekend worship attendance.
You are invited to explore our website to find out more about the Central/Southern Illinois Synod.