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A Message From Our District President

 Above All


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

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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