A Message From Our District President
We are four months away from the
2015 Southern Illinois District Convention. It will be held at the Regency
Convention Center in O’Fallon. This is the same venue that was used in 2012.
The convention begins on Thursday evening, February 12 and concludes at noon on
February 14. Nominations, overtures and reports are due on Oct. 10.
The Biblical text that serves as the
basis for this convention is from 1 Peter 4:7-11. The theme is verse 8 of this
chapter: “Above all keep loving one
another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” Christians recognize that love is the first
fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22). Love is foundational to Christian faith and
life. It begins with God who so loved the world that He gave His only begotten
Son (John 3:16). The Bible rightly
teaches that we love because the Lord first loved us (1 John 4:19). It is love
that compelled Jesus to endure the cross. He loved you to the point of dying
that you may live. His love covers a
multitude of sins.
It is impossible to overestimate this gift of
God. Satan accuses you that you have
gone too far. You have reached the limit of God’s forgiveness with these latest
habitual sins. You call yourself
spiritual and a child of God .Yet you refuse to do the good that He commands. Read more!
Latest News in the District
Festival of Lessons & Carols
To mark the close of
the Christmas season, the musicians of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church are
presenting a special Epiphany service featuring John Leavitt’s Festival of Lessons and Carols. The service features favorite carols interspersed
with scripture lessons and includes the choir, the orchestra and congregational
hymn singing. Please join us on January 4 at 4pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church, 1300 Beltline Road, Collinsville, IL.
For additional information please call 618-344-3151.
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.
Day of Spiritual Renewal
Two hundred professional church workers from the
Southern Illinois District participated in this year’s Day of Spiritual Renewal
at Christ Our Savior LHS in Evansville. Plan now to attend next year’s Day
of Spiritual Renewal on Tuesday, August 4, 2015!
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