A Message From Our District President
Unlike No Other
“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel for He has visited and redeemed His
people” (Luke 1:68).
The sublime majesty of Christ’s birth continues to amaze two millennia
later. The Lord God has visited and
redeemed His people. Jesus Christ is God
incarnate, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of Mary. He is fully human and
fully divine. He came to redeem His
people. He is coming again in glory to
judge the living and the dead. Jesus is
the person upon which creation and history pivots. The time designations before Christ (BC) and
Anno Domini (AD year of our Lord) reflect this.
Beside changing the designation of time to BCE (Before Common Era) and CE
(Common Era), revisionist histories are playing havoc with the human narrative.
A relentless theme is that people are destroying the earth through climate
change, over population and the depleting of non-renewable natural
resources. An underlying theme is that
(white) men are to blame for all that is wrong.
If we could only get back to the garden, as Joni Mitchell sang at
Woodstock, then things will be better.
strict one child policy and preference for males could become a factor for
global unrest as these men mature with little prospect for marriage. Read more!
Latest News in the District
The 2014 Scholarship Application will again
available be on the web site www.sidlwml.org . Students who are preparing for full time
service in the church and hold membership in an LCMS Southern Illinois District
congregation may apply for one of the following scholarships:
- Seminary Scholarships. One
of the LWML Mission Grants for the 2012 –2014 biennium is for seminary
scholarships to become pastors.
- Student Assistance Fund
Scholarships. These scholarships are given, as funds are
available, to support undergraduate students in professional church worker pro-
grams in our synodical colleges and church workers taking graduate courses
through one of our synodical schools.
Both the Mission Grant Request form and the 2014
Scholarship application can also be requested by mail from Norma Tucker, 287 N.
Center Street, Hoyleton, IL 62803.
May God enrich our personal prayer lives and the
continuing study of His Word which equip us in personal witness to the Joy we
have in Our Savior.Mission Grant Request
The SID LWML website www.sidlwml.org
will have available the request forms for Mission Grants for the next
biennium. Completed request forms are due on or before February 1, 2014.
Decisions about which requests will be placed on the official ballot
for the September 2014 SID LWML Convention will be made by May 2014.
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