Publications

Walking Together

... for family and friends of Ruth Fairchild who died 5/22

Ruth and Mary Norman were in a multi-car accident as they were driving to Wartburg Seminary graduation on Sunday, 5/22. Mary broke a couple of bones.

Funeral arrangements will be posted here when they become available.

http://www.rrstar.com/news/20180522/ruthie-fairchild-dies-from-injuries-in-jo-daviess-county-crash

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...for Rev. William Weidenbach recovering after hospitalization

Rev. William Weidenbach, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church of Somonauk, was released from Edwards Hospital in Naperville and is recovering at home.

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...for Mary Norman who was in a car accident on 5/20

Mary Norman and Ruth Fairchild were in a car accident on Route 20 on Sunday headed to the Wartburg graduation.

Mary has a couple of broken bones.

Ruth died of her injuries on 5/22.

Please keep her in your prayers.

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...for Diane Juell, wife of Pr. Rodney Juell, facing surgery

Diane Juell, wife of Pr. Rodney Juell, will undergo major spinal revision surgery at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago on June 28

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Resources for "God's work. Our hands." Sunday

Dear colleagues in ministry,

Many of you are already making plans for “God’s work. Our hands.” Sundayon Sept. 9. New resources are now available to help you organize and prepare.

You will find the resources you need to plan your activities and worship, invite your neighbors and promote within your community. There are videos to watch and share for inspiration. New this year are Spanish-language postcards, door hangers and social memes.

You also can order yellow “God’s work. Our hands.” T-shirts. We realize that many congregations wear their T-shirts throughout the year and do various service projects in addition to the designated day of service. Thank you for bringing Christ’s love to your communities.

Let us know about your plans for Sept. 9 by answering a couple quick questions in our survey. This will allow us to learn more about your vital congregation and its mission in your community. If your congregation cannot participate on Sept. 9, please consider another time. Either way, we look forward to hearing from you.

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday celebrates the work you do every day, serving communities in ways that share the love of God with all people. We look forward to doing this work together again this year.

God's peace,


Christina Jackson-Skelton

Executive Director, Mission Advancement

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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