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2019 Fall Gatherings

At the 2019 Synod Assembly, Bishop Jeffrey Clements introduced the synod’s new mission statement, vision statement, and core values. Now Bishop Clements invites you to one of three gatherings around the synod this fall to join in a continuing conversation together about these important values. Your input is vital as we discern how we will …

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We are to be bold – Presiding Bishop

By Elizabeth A. Eaton, ELCA Presiding Bishop This church had a meeting in August. We gathered in Milwaukee for the 2019 Churchwide Assembly. We were filled with anticipation and excitement—what would unfold during the assembly? How would we be inspired by worship and Bible study? How would we be challenged? What new insight into the …

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NIS Women of the ELCA 31st Annual Convention

All women of the Northern Illinois Synod are invited to attend New Horizons, the 31st annual Northern Illinois Synod Women of the ELCA Convention on Saturday, September 21 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1330 13th Street, Moline. Coffee and registration begins at 8:00 am. Northern Illinois Synod Bishop Jeffrey Clements will give the morning message.

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Save the Paper at Assembly!

The 2019 Northern Illinois Synod Assembly will use a mobile guide through the ELCA Organizations and Events App. The app is available as a free download through the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Search for “2019 Northern Illinois Synod Assembly” and our guide will appear. No passphrase is needed. Download the guide to …

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2019 Assembly In-Kind Offering

Each year every congregation in the Northern Illinois Synod is invited to bring a designated ‘In Kind Offering’ to the Synod Assembly. In the past, it has been very tangible items – like non-perishable groceries for food pantries, or laundry soap, or other items for distribution. This year the In-Kind Offering is an Offering of …

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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. …

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#CycleToSynod 2019

“I am a part of Cycle to Synod because ELCA Word Hunger ministries is important to me.  I believe we can work toward ending world hunger.  And this is an exciting way to get my whole family involved in raising awareness and funds for ELCA World Hunger.”  — Pastor Jamie Gallagher of First Lutheran Church, Monmouth on why …

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Bishop’s Easter Greeting 2019

Watch the video. Download the video. Hello. I’m Bishop Jeff Clements of the Northern Illinois Synod. Easter will soon be here, and I’ll get to put on my Easter stole with all of its butterflies. A dear friend of ours made this for me. It’s all cross stitched, and every butterfly on this stole is unique and …

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September/October Making Christ Known

The Small Catechism This is the first issue of a special series on Martin Luther’s Small Catechism in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. The September/October 2016 issue of  Making Christ Known is now available online. Please send the link to your congregation members, leaders, and staff. Download and print for …

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March/April 2016 Making Christ Known

The March/April 2016 Making Christ Known is now available online. Please share it with your congregation members, leaders, staff, and visitors. This is the 7th and final issue in a series on the seven Faith Practices. This issue focuses on Learning/Study. You can find the other issues of the Faith Practices series at the links below: Service …

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Gluten-Free Communion Bread Recipe

by Tami Groth, ELCA Diaconal Minister, Western Iowa Synod, from her blog Gluten-Free Communion Bread … a beginning The requirements for this recipe included that it had to be not only gluten­-free, but also free of all of the top allergens and preferably free of the common food sensitivities that many individuals with Celiac disease also seem to have.

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Making Christ Known May/June 2015

This issue, focusing on Worship, is the third in a series on the seven Faith Practices. The worship of God is both personal and corporate. As we grow in our experience of worshiping God together with the community of faith, our desire strengthens to follow Christ in daily life. As we gather to worship, we hear the Word and receive the Sacrament, respond by singing, praying and giving our offering and are sent by the Spirit to serve God and our neighbor in the world.

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