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A Message From Our District President

 What are you passionate about?


“Who cares?”  “Why should I get worked up over this?”  “Someone else will take the initiative with that.”  “It’s not my problem.”  “It really doesn’t matter after all.”  “Hey, the Blues are playing terrific hockey!” “The Cards look good again this year.” Mizzou football surprised the SEC.”  What makes you passionate?  How do you use your discretionary time?  Outside of monthly mortgage, bills and food, where do you spend the most money? Is there anything that gets you excited?


Politically the nation seems polarized.  People are losing the ability to respectfully disagree.  Differences of opinion, especially those that flaunt the prevailing conventional wisdom or political correctness are met with ridicule, disdain and hatred.  How did we become this people?  Whatever happened to the first amendment and freedom of speech and religion?  Media bias penetrates the reporting of “news” on all levels. If it’s longer than a ten second sound bite people tune out. The latest polling date will infer how you should think on the issues of the day.

Corruption appears rampant.  Its tentacles reach far and wide afflicting corporations and government alike.  It is not a partisan party issue as both major parties have their share of scandals. Elections seem to come down to who is the least objectionable rather than who is the best suited for office.  Is it any wonder people tune out and turn off?  What can I do about any of this?  It is what it is. That statement justifies virtually any difficult or unpleasant situation. It fuels apathy, shatters hope and clouds the future. Read more!

Latest News in the District

SID Convention

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.

Refresh and Renew Women's Retreat

The LWML group of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo is hosting their 3rd annual FREE half-day mini retreat on Saturday, April 26. The topic, “Waiting on the Lord,” is based on the theme verse, Psalm 27: 14, “wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord.”  Highlights include author and speaker Melanie Wilson, music and a breakfast. 


For more information and to register, please call 618-939-6480 or visit us online at: . Past attendance has been close to 90 ladies; help us make the 100 mark this year.  Invite a friend!  We can’t wait to see you there.

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