Walking Together

diakonia Graduation

This year's diakonia graduation will take place at New Life Lutheran Church, Bolingbrook on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 3 pm followed by a cake/coffee/punch reception.
Bishop Jeffrey Clements will preach for the service.
diakonia graduates, the graduates' pastors, and teaching pastors are welcome to robe and process that day (the color for the day will be red).
Graduates will need to secure a white or off-white robe with a white or red cincture for the graduation service.  Usually graduates borrow these from their home congregations.
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Living Lutheran Stories - June 20, 2017

What the Reformation taught me about being a dad

A year ago, the following sentiment is not one I would’ve predicted I’d be expressing this Father’s Day: Martin Luther and the birth and infancy of my second child will always be inextricably … continue
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Perspective: Confronting my biases

Editor’s note: We're sharing a reflection by Diane Hochhalter about attending her recent synod assembly that originally ran on her website, Storied Treasures. Last weekend my husband and I … continue
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Unity in diversity

“Let Us Break Bread Together” was the anthem that resounded loudly and clearly on March 26, as four Christian denominations worshiped and shared the eucharist at the United Church of Christ … continue
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Download the PLC brochure

The 2017 NIS Professional Leaders Conference brochure is ready for download.

Online registration will begin July 1.

Find out more about PLC.

2017 PLC brochure

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Dinner with Dr Mark Jacobson

The Nursing Project - Tanzania is hosting a dinner with Dr Mark Jacobson, director of the Arusha Lutheran Medical Center Nursing School on Thursday July 20, 6pm - 8pm at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Dixon.

The event is open to anyone interested in hearing about the current nursing school program and supporting The Nursing Project - Tanzania as they raise funds to build a much needed new nursing school building.

A buffet dinner will be served from 6pm - 7pm and the program will begin at 7pm. There is no charge for the meal and an offering will be taken with all donations going to the building of the new school.

RSVPs are appreciated but not required Questions about the event can be directed to the same email.

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Synod Assembly Highlights Bulletin Insert Now Available

A reproducible bulletin insert is now available to share with congregations.

The text of the insert is available at

Find more news, photos, videos, and more at

2017 Assembly highlights bulletin insert

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