Our very special guests, the delegation from the Arcot Lutheran Church was here in Northern Illinois March 23-30, 2015. Leading the delegation was the Rt. Rev. George William Raja Socrates Sathyachandar, Bishop-President of our companion Arcot Lutheran Church. Along with him was the Rev. Ms. Jane Anitha Elavarasi from the Women’s Desk and Mr. B. Jesuadian, Secretary.
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Below is their ambitious schedule:
|3/23||11 a.m.||Visit Trinity, Galesburg*|
|Noon||Lunch, Galesburg **|
|1:00 p.m.||Visit First, Galesburg*|
|2:00 p.m.||Visit Jenny Lind Chapel and Augustana, Andover*|
|3/24||9:00 a.m.||Visit Augustana College, tour|
|11:30 a.m.||Worship; “Tuesday Reflection” at Augustana College* followed by lunch. Visit to Lutheran House*|
|1:00 p.m.||Activities in Quad Cities area|
|5:30 p.m.||Visit to Trinity, Moline. West Conference WELCA reception & Rostered Leaders reception*|
|3/25||9:30 a.m.||Attend Worship at Wartburg Theological Seminary, followed by visit to classes, tour and lunch.*|
|3:00 p.m.||Visit Synod Office in Rockford*|
|4:00 p.m.||Visit First, Rockford *|
|5:30 p.m.||Supper, Learning and Worship at Christ, Belvidere*|
|3/26||10:00 a.m.||Attend North Conference Meeting at Katie’s Cup, Rockford*|
|Noon||Lunch at Katie’s Cup*|
|1:00 p.m.||Visits to Zion and Emmanuel, Rockford and Patriot’s Gateway*|
|3/27||10:00 a.m.||Visit Rockford Lutheran High School, have lunch|
|1:30 p.m.||Visit Alpine Academy and Alpine Lutheran Church|
|5:30 p.m.||Visit All Saints, Byron; potluck dinner and program**|
|3/28||10:00 a.m.||Visit to First, Chadwick and potluck**|
|5:00 p.m.||Visit Our Savior’s, Rockford, worship and dinner**|
|3/29||9:45 a.m.||Visit Freedom Lutheran, Oregon, for worship*|
March 1, 2015
The Rt. Rev. George William Raja Socrates Sathyachandar, Bishop-President of our companion Arcot Lutheran Church, based in Tamil-Nadu, India, will lead a delegation to the Northern Illinois Synod this month.
Accompanying Bishop Socrates will be Mr. B. Jesuadian, Secretary of the ALC Church Board, and the Rev. Ms. Jane Anitha Elavarasi, from the Women’s Desk.
The group will begin their visit with some time at the ELCA churchwide offices in Chicago and then will visit different parts of the Northern Illinois Synod March 23-30.
Arcot Lutheran Church (ALC) formerly known as the Danish Missionary Church (DMC) – a church with 150 years of mission in history, was founded in the year 1863 at Melpattambakkam Village, Tamil Nadu, India, by the missionaries of the Danish Missionary Society. Tamil Nadu is in southeast India, on the Bay of Bengal. The ALC now serves five districts of Tamil Nadu State, with pastorates in Puducherry and Bengaluru. ALC’s central office is in Cuddalore.