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A Message From Our District President

 Apocalypse Now?


“Then I saw thrones and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the Word of God” (Revelation 20:4).


Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia! How these words take on meaning in the midst of suffering, misery and death. Around sixty-five years ago people in a small Russian village were ordered by their commissar to meet in their former church building. It had been taken over by the state and turned into a community hall. A series of lectures were given one day. They extolled the benefits of atheism and the communist state. The hours passed into late afternoon. The audience was weary from all they were being told. An old peasant had enough.  He stood up in the center aisle and cried out: “Christ is risen!” Without missing a beat the people responded “He is risen indeed, alleluia!” The local party leaders were stunned and they were angry. Would it ever be possible to drive religion out of these people?


It is estimated that four out of every seven movies made in Hollywood recently are apocalyptic in nature. The plots are similar. The end of the world as we know it is at hand.  Read more!

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Proceedings 2015 Convention of the Southern Illinois Distric

2015 SID Convention Proceedings

Application For Educational Debt Relief Grant

This application will be used for the purpose of assisting the Southern Illinois District LCMS Scholarship Committee in distributing funds set aside by the District for aiding rostered synodical workers within the District in retiring their educational debt. Click here to download application: Educational Debt Relief Grant

Southern IL District Scholarship Fund

The Scholarship Application is to be completed by the applicant and parent (or spouse, if applicable). This form is to be mailed to the Southern Illinois District, 2408 Lebanon Avenue, Belleville, IL 62221 attn: Scholarship Committee. The material must be received by the Scholarship Committee no later than June 15 so that the Committee may meet to determine scholarship grants on the basis of need, within the limitation of funds available.  Click here to download application: SID Scholarship Fund

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