Walking Together

Retired Rostered Minister Luncheons

St. Paul writes, “I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to the completion by the day of Jesus Christ.”

Bishop and Paulette invite retired rostered ministers and their spouses to one of two informal lunches.

11:30 am Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Trinity Lutheran Church
1330 13th Street, Moline

11:30 am Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Christ Lutheran Church
425 Riverside, Belvidere

Please confirm your attendance with Julie Lewis, either by telephone 815-964-9934 or by email, Please respond no later than May 20.

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Hymn Festival

8 Organists

1 Instrument

Your Voice

The Rockford Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is pleased to present a Hymn Festival featuring local organists with music and texts by great writers and composers. Come hear and sing your favorite hymns, old and new. All are welcome to this great family event.

Gloria Dei Church, 4700 Augustana Drive, Rockford, lL

April 28, 3:00 pm

Free Admission

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Happy Easter - Christ is Risen - Presiding Bishop Eaton

Download video | Download pdf: English • Spanish

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton
Presiding Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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Ascension Day Service at Augustana College

You are welcome to attend Ascension Day at Augustana College in Ascension Chapel!

Thursday, May 30

9:00 a.m. service 

The preacher and presenter will be Pastor Allison Bengfort. She is Pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church in Wilmette, IL.

Following the service, you are invited to attend a free mid-morning brunch held in the Gerber Center

To attend the brunch, please RSVP before May 17 to (or call 309-794-7213).

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Exploring Atonement Theories with Dr. David Lose 10/24/2019

The NIS Rostered Ministers Continuing Education team invites you to

Exploring Atonement Theories with the Rev. Dr. David Lose

October 24, 2019
Christ, Belvidere
(425 Riverside Rd, Belvidere, IL)

Join us for a day of diving deep into various Atonement Theories with Dr. Lose! He brings great theological and practical ministry experience to us. Currently, Dr. Lose serves as Senior Pastor at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN. Previously, he served as president of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, taught on the faculty of Luther Seminary, and served several congregations in New Jersey. He is the author of the Making Sense series of books and resources from Augsburg Fortress.

Registration fee: $75 if registered by October 11, 2019, $90 October 12-24
Scholarships are available.

Tentative Schedule

9:00-9:30 am Check in

9:30-9:45 Welcome, announcements and prayer

9:45-10:30 Keynote session 1

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Keynote Session 2

12:15-1:00 Baked potato bar lunch, catered by ABC Catering

1:00-2:15 Keynote Session 3

2:15-3:15 Preaching the Gospel through Atonement Theories and Worship


3:15-3:30 Closing remarks and prayer

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