Leadership Lab
Jul
23
to Jul 28

Leadership Lab

Leadership Lab is designed to assist youth in acquiring skills that will be useful in congregational. synodical and national youth ministry settings and in their local communities and the world. Each level of Lab is structured to help participants progress in their ability to be responsible youth ministry leaders and helps them grow in their awareness of God, self and others.

CHURCH LEADERSHIP FOR THE FUTURE

It is an intense week of study, worship, and building relationships. The participants spend from 8:30 am - 11 :00 pm each day in small and large group gatherings, planning, learning, praying, and discovering where they are in their faith journey. 

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Community Concert - Amber Norgaard
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Community Concert - Amber Norgaard

Good Shepherd will host Amber Norgaard on Saturday evening August 11 at 7pm. Amber has an ability to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds. Her compassionate life experience and knack for the healing arts shine through in her music. In addition to performing, Amber writes songs for film projects and humanitarian organizations. She also speaks on the topic of "Music as a Healing Art & Instrument for Social Change" at colleges and other institutions. All are welcome to join us for this community concert.

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Lutherfest
Aug
19
4:00 PM16:00

Lutherfest

Worship with Bishop Roth at 4pm, followed by a potluck meal and games. 

Please bring a dish to pass as well as lawn chairs

Questions, please contact Mike Martin: 217-593-7455/cfriend11@frontier.com

Hosted by St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Coatsburg, Illinois

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Faith Formation Retreat
Dec
7
to Dec 8

Faith Formation Retreat

  • King’s House Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An opportunity for continuing education for rostered ministers, those engaged in Synodically Authorized Ministry, individuals interested in the Synodically Authorized Ministry program, and other lay members of the congregations.

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Jun
18
to Jun 22

Vacation Bible School

  • Central Christian Church Decatur, IL (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Holy Cross Lutheran Church and First Lutheran Church are hosting Vacation Bible School with Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) June 18-22, 9am to noon. Our theme is Peace Lab.

Contact Amy Ziettlow at ziettlow@aol.com to register!

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Memorial Day Work Weekend
May
25
to May 28

Memorial Day Work Weekend

This Weekend is a super-sized service project to get LOMC ready for the summer camp season!

Landscaping, construction, clean-up, painting, and more!

The Memorial Day Work Weekend is an Annual Event At LOMC. Families and individuals come for a weekend of Projects, inside and outdoor to get the camp ready for another great year of summer camp. Thrivent members are also eligible to give a $250 gift card through Thrivent Action Teams. If you would like to do this, contact the camp and the staff will help you with the action team. If you have any questions, contact Ken Dillbeck, property manager, at ken@lomc.org, or (815) 978-5843 .

Housing and meals are provided for the weekend, free of charge. Contact the camp office, (815) 732-2220 or www.lomc.org to register.

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Interim Ministry Gathering
May
17
9:30 AM09:30

Interim Ministry Gathering

One of the expectations of interim ministry in the Central/Southern Illinois Synod is attendance at scheduled interim ministry gatherings.  On May 17, 2018, the Synod will host a gathering for those who are engaged in interim ministry and those who would like to be available for interim ministry.  We will meet at St. John's Lutheran Church, 2477 W. Washington Street in Springfield, beginning at 9:30 am and continuing through 2:30 pm.  Lunch will be provided.  

Registration is required.  Please register using the form below.  The registration deadline is May 1, 2018.

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Lutheran Day
May
8
9:30 AM09:30

Lutheran Day

Our morning activities will begin in the auditorium of the Howlett Building, 501 S. 2nd St., Springfield, IL 62701.

Lutheran Day is on May 8th this year. As in previous years, advocates from across the state will gather to study, pray, and take action for equality amongst Illinois residents.

We are faith-based social service organizations or human care organizations. We are men and women from Lutheran congregations all over Illinois. We are dedicated staff, as well as committed supporters of the people we serve. We are Republicans, Democrats, Independents, and none of the above.

We are people of good will, standing together to exercise our vocation to speak out for justice, compassion, and equality for all people.

Thank you for joining us in raising your voice, and being counted for the sake of God's children, youth, women, and men in need of special care.

9:30 am -  Registration at Howlett Building Auditorium 

10 am -  Welcome and Devotions

10:15 am -  State of the STate Address

11 am -  Advocacy Training

Noon -  Lunch in Hall of Flags

12:45 pm -  Prayer Circle in Capitol Rotunda

1-3 pm Meeting with Legislators

Visit http://www.lutheranday.org/

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Family Fun Day
Apr
29
1:00 PM13:00

Family Fun Day

Join us for even more fun at our second annual Family Fun Day. It's FREE and ALL are welcome! We will enjoy an indoor bouncy house for younger children and a large outdoor obstacle bouncy for older children. We will have outdoor games and face painting. Plus, corndogs, popcorn, son-cones and cotton candy.

Contact Amy at 801-7464 or adenney02@yahoo.com with questions.

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Baroque Vespers
Apr
22
5:00 PM17:00

Baroque Vespers

On April 22 at 5:00 p.m., the choirs of Grace, Good Shepherd, and St. Matthew Lutheran Churches will present a Baroque Vespers at Grace Lutheran (313 S Prospect Ave, Champaign). The service, modeled after the evening service of the eighteenth century, will present Bach's Cantata 112, Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt, in a participatory context on Good Shepherd Sunday. The service will also feature organ voluntaries, congregational hymns, and other choral music by Hassler and attributed to Buxtehude with guest soloists and instrument ensemble. For questions, please call 217-356-6232 or email music@gracelutherancu.org.  We hope you'll join us for this exciting event.

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Mar
15
3:00 PM15:00

Memorial Service for William E. Lesher, fourth president of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

The Rev. Dr. William E. Lesher, who served as president of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) from 1978-1997, died on January 23 at the age of 85. He was the seminary’s longest-serving president and is remembered here for his leadership in bringing about an ecumenical, global, and multicultural vision for theological education during his presidency. Rev. Dr. Lesher is survived by his wife of 60 years, A. Jean Olson Lesher; their sons, David and Gregory; and three grandchildren.

 

You are invited to a memorial service at LSTC on Thursday, March 15, at 3 pm in the Augustana Chapel. A reception will follow in the Refectory and will allow time for sharing stories of Rev. Dr. Lesher’s life and ministry.

 

Please contact Patti DeBias in the President’s Office at pdebias@lstc.edu  or 773-256-0728 if you have any questions.

 

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Southern Conference Assembly
Mar
4
2:30 PM14:30

Southern Conference Assembly

Yearly Southern Conference assembly will be held at St. Luke's Lutheran in Campbell Hill. We will have the usual business meeting along with a program from Thrivent. Dinner to follow.

Registration at 2:30, conference begins at 3:00. 

Melissa Waterman, St. Luke's Campbell Hill

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Feb
24
12:00 PM12:00

BLEED AND FEED TO HELP THOSE IN NEED

  • HISTORIC GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will be having a blood drive in February for Richard’s window to benefit the Grace Food Pantry. Got to:  https://www.bloodcenterimpact.org/donor/schedules/drive schedule/27487 Schedule your time to donate blood, when doing so please mention Richard’s Window for whom it should be directed.  It only takes a few minutes to impact lives. Give away’s will be given all morning!!! We will also hold a bake sale to support the Youth going to Houston.

Kim Gietl, k.gietl15@yahoo.com

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Feb
13
5:00 PM17:00

Mardi Gras for Madagascar

Tuesday, February 13, 5-8 PM, Parish Life Center
This event is a fundraiser to support Pastor Kirsten Laderach, our missionary in Madagascar.  This will be a fun event for all ages and an opportunity to join together with our ELCA brothers and sisters from Our Saviour and Resurrection Churches.  Plans include a meal, entertainment, and activities offered this day before Ash Wednesday, also know around the world as Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, or Carnival.  Dress in costume if you wish!  The menu will include pancakes, sausage, fruit, and beverage.  Suggested donation at the door is $6 for adults and $3 for children.  Activities will include pancake relays, Pastor pancake race, mask making, and a shoebox float competition.  Mark your calendar for this festive evening!

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