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Spiritual Renewal Event Registration

Fill out the registration form below for “Spiritual Renewal Event 
with Affirmation of Vocation 
by Bishop Clements” Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at  Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dixon Find out more… If mailing a check, please send to Northern Illinois Synod, Nancy Corey, Registrar Augustana College, 639 38th Street Rock Island IL 61201

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Working Toward Racial Justice

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 First Lutheran Church, DeKalb Speaker: Judith Roberts (Program Director, Racial Justice Ministries, ELCA) During this professional gathering of rostered leaders, participants will explore concepts and consequences around race in communities and congregations. Through worship, reflection and action planning, leaders will be equipped to carry these conversations into their local context. Fee:  $35 if …

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Discovering Hope

Discovering Hope; Building Vitality in Your Congregation. A Conference for Small Membership Congregations Small membership congregations from any context (rural, small town, urban, suburban) grow in vitality by building relationships. The building blocks of congregational vitality are: relationship with God; relationship with one another; and relationship with the world (beginning with the communities around the …

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Continuing Ed Task Force announces upcoming events

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The Rostered Ministers Continuing Education Task Force is proud to offer the following continuing education opportunities for Rostered Ministers!   Download a flyer.   Effective Preaching for Today Speaker: Rev. Dr. Rolf Jacobson (Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary) Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Christ Lutheran Church, Belvidere Working Toward Racial Justice Speaker: Judith Roberts (ELCA Program Developer for …

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Reformation Follies sign-up

For all of us who never got to American Idol or just enjoy acting out our inner performer, Monday evening at the 2017 PLC is our chance! Entertain your fellow Rostered Ministers with a skit, song or even just an enjoyable group or individual act. (Cheryl Erdmann has already grabbed the Reformation Polka). Get a …

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Spiritual Practices Affinity Group gathering

At last year’s Professional Leaders’ Conference, Bishop Clements asked those in attendance to create a list of topics for “Affinity Groups”.  The topics included a variety of congregational and pastoral issues.  One of the groups was entitled “Liturgy, Labyrinths, Icons, and Ancient Practices in Today’s Church”.  In a recent conversation with Bishop Clements, we asked …

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Jonathan Rundman

JONATHAN RUNDMAN is a Midwest-based songwriter, performer, and recording artist. His critically acclaimed songs have been highlighted in publications such as Billboard, The New York Times, The Christian Century, and The Lutheran, and have received radio airplay from coast to coast and in Europe. Jonathan’s songs have been used as programmatic theme music for regional …

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Karoline M. Lewis

Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching and The Marbury E. Anderson Chair of Biblical Preaching Ph.D. (Emory University) M.Div. (Luther Seminary) Biography Karoline M. Lewis joined the Luther Seminary faculty as assistant professor of biblical preaching in 2007. She has held adjunct faculty positions at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Candler School of Theology in Atlanta and …

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God’s work. Our hands. Sunday – September 13

Thank you for considering participation in “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. This dedicated day of service builds on the work ELCA congregations do every day, serving the communities in which we live. \Whether we clean up outdoor spaces, fill back-packs with much-needed school supplies or write letters to soldiers and veterans, “God’s …

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Wherever You Are: A Spiritual Event

On Saturday, September 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the Spiritual Life Team of Christ Lutheran, Belvidere will be holding a one-day retreat called, “Wherever You Are:  A Spiritual Event.”  The primary purpose of this event is to help attendees enlarge their consciousness of God, deepen their prayer discipline, and appreciate the prayer forms …

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