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LCMS Northern Illinois District Email Newsletter: June 1, 2024

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June's Communication Theme:

Intercultural Ministry

We are brothers and sisters in Christ. Coming from different backgrounds and places, we grow in faith and community as we learn and serve together. This is very evident in our preschools, elementary schools, and high schools. As families bring their children into our schools to grow, learn, and be raised in the love of Jesus, we become stronger together.

May we always focus on the heart and who God created each of us to be; unique, yet His dearly loved children.

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Spanish Language Workshop for Congregation and School Staffs

Join us for an 8-week online Spanish workshop series, Tuesdays, June 4 through July 23, 2024, for NID and CUC staff and faculty. Facilitated by a local Spanish teacher, this series gives you the opportunity to practice common words and phrases so you can feel comfortable in casual conversations. Class size is limited, so register now.

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Save the date: Parish Administrators Meeting

The next in-person meeting of the Parish Administrators is scheduled for Monday, July 22, 2024 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 195 Nesler Rd, Elgin, IL 60124. We will begin at noon with a light lunch. Watch for more information.

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Registration is open: Lay Leadership Summit

From rural to urban ministries, small to large congregations, and whether you are new to church leadership or a seasoned veteran, we are grateful for each of our lay leaders.

We know you need support and encouragement as you serve where the Lord has placed you. This is why the LCMS Northern Illinois District is hosting an inaugural Lay Leadership Summit on August 24, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Walther Christian Academy, 900 Chicago Ave., Melrose Park, IL 60160.

  • Select sectionals which interest you most
  • Early Bird Registration ends June 15, 2024. Early Bird registration is $20.00
  • After June 15, 2024, registration is $30.00

Save the date - Parish Professionals

All Parish Professionals are encouraged to put September 26-28, 2024 on their calendars for the Illinois Parish Professional Retreat at Camp CILCA in the Central Illinois District.

This retreat would be great for pastors, DCEs, deaconesses, lay youth leaders, or anyone serving their congregation in the area of youth ministry. Look for more details in the email that came out recently!


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Concordia University Chicago - Men's Basketball Youth Camp

The CUC Men's Basketball Youth Camp consists of a 5-day session this year to bring a new focus to shooting, ball handling, passing, footwork, defense, rebounding, athleticism, and essential skills to become a great basketball player. No matter your skill level, we offer a program designed to help achieve goals on and off the court led by coaches and players.


Elementary (Grades 1st-5th) - June 24-28, 2024

Middle School (Grades 6th-8th) - July 15-19, 2024

Location: Concordia University Chicago, Geiseman Gymnasium, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL 60305


ESS (Extended School Supervision) Director Part-Time: Immanuel Lutheran School, 200 N. Plum Grove Rd, Palatine, IL 60067, is seeking a Director for the Extended School Supervision Program. The Extended School Supervision (ESS) Director is responsible for coordinating, directing, and providing leadership for the ESS program including the day-to-day supervision of program aides. This 10-month position follows the school calendar starting on or around August 15th and ending on or around June 1st annually. Typical hours would be Monday-Friday, approximately 1:50 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., sometimes later. For more information, please visit job posting at the following link.



Middle School Teacher: Immanuel Lutheran School, 200 N. Plum Grove Rd, Palatine, IL 60067, is seeking a Middle School Teacher to teach the Word of God and the required curriculum for the assigned grade, assist the Academic Principal in establishing a Christian learning environment in the school, and work with students and their families to assist them in becoming responsible members of the Body of Christ. This 10-month position follows the school calendar starting on or around August 9th and ending on or around June 9th annually. For more information, please visit job posting at the following link.

Organist: Salem Lutheran Church, 18324 Ashland Ave., Homewood, Il. 60430 is looking for a part-time organist for as follows:

  • Sunday morning worship services at 9:30am
  • Advent Services Wednesdays at 11:00am and 7:00pm
  • Lenten Services Wednesdays at 11:00am and 7:00pm (note: 12:00pm on Good Friday)
  • Occasionally accompany Adult Choir on Sunday mornings
  • Occasionally accompany Pre-school children, VBS and Christmas programs
  • Weddings and Funerals as needed.

Compensation is $120.00 per service and $35 per accompaniment for Choir, Pre-school, etc. If interested, please contact Pastor Mayo, 708-798-1820,


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About the Northern Illinois District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

The LCMS Northern Illinois District is congregations, schools, and ministries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, spanning the northern 24 counties in Illinois. Filled with living hope in Christ, Confessing, Praising, and Advancing His Kingdom through Word, Wellness, and Witness. Our website can be found at



Ann Ciaccio

Director of Communications


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