A Message From Our District President
An End and a Beginning
On Sunday, April 6, 2014 Christ Lutheran Church in Fairfield, IL. closed
its doors for the last time. This follows sixty years of ministry dating back
to 1946. After World War II the Southern Illinois District desired a
congregational presence in every county within our boundaries. East of I-57 this has been a difficult task. The Lord blessed the lives of all who have
been baptized and confirmed in these congregations and mission starts. The faithful remnant at Fairfield determined
it was too much to continue with so few in attendance. The members were good stewards of their
resources. The building sold quickly and we are dispersing the proceeds
according to their desires. One beneficiary is the newest location of
exploratory mission work within Southern Illinois.
The western part of Clinton County is heavily
Roman Catholic with no close Lutheran congregations. Lebanon lies to the west, Highland to the
north, Carlyle to the west and New Memphis to the south. Read more!
Latest News in the District
Loved by GodLiving With Purpose Lutheran Older Adult Retreat will be held October 22-23, 2014 at Pere Marquette Lodge in Grafton, IL.
Click here for registration form: LOAR 2014
SID Convention plans have begun.
Mark your calendar now to keep these dates open: February 12, 13, 14,
2015. Official notices, dates, etc. will be sent to all congregations in
the very near future.
"Fix Our Eyes" 2014 CID/SID Teacher's Conference
The CID/SID Lutheran Teachers Conference will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran School in Collinsville, IL on October 9-10, 2014.
CID/SID Teacher's Conference Registration Form
Junior High Youth Retreat
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