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2017 Professional Leaders Conference

2017 PLC will be September 18-20 Presenters: Karoline M. Lewis and Jonathan Rundman The NIS Professional Leaders Conference is the key yearly opportunity for leaders to experience collegiality and connect with what is going on in our Synod. All NIS professional leaders (rostered ministers, seminary students, and paid professional congregational leaders) and their spouses are encouraged to come …

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New Information As You Prepare for the PLC

Find out all about the 2017 PLC at nisynod.org/plc Last Minute Reminders for PLC Bring an instrument to participate in worship on Tuesday Bring an ELW for all worship services Sign up to participate in the Reformation Follies (talent show) laugh together. Review the schedule, housing information, free-time activities, and bread options on the PLC page. …

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RE-MARK-ABLE Conversations with the Bishop – Fall 2017

All RE-MARK-ABLE Conversations begin with a light supper at 6:15 p.m. and continue at 7:00 with the opening devotion and continued conversations. Tuesday, September 12 – Central Conference – St. Paul Lutheran Church, 421 S. Peoria Avenue, Dixon Tuesday, September 26 – South Conference – St. John Lutheran Church,  607 10th Avenue, Mendota Thursday, October 5 – …

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PLC Massage sign-up

This form will close at midnight on Thursday, September 14. After that time you can check at PLC for any remaining massage appointment openings. Please wait a moment for the form to load…

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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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