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A Message From Our District President

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" The end of all things is at hand, therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly since love covers a multitude of sins."  

1 Peter 4: 7-8.


The Lord Jesus Christ will return. No one knows the day or the hour. The Church anticipates the arrival as a bride waiting for the groom to appear. It will happen. When Jesus comes back it is the end of everything as we know it this side of heaven. All creation anticipates the day. The time of sin, death and sorrow ends. An eternity of life, celebration, joy unending awaits the believer in Christ.


Holy Scripture tells us how we should prepare. The time is at hand. Frivolity, epicurean feasts and sexual excesses overwhelm the senses. Over indulgence, gluttony, drunkenness and drug abuse dull the mind. Work becomes the vehicle to fund holidays and weekends. The vocation of loving one's neighbor as one's self is lost. Living for today makes little preparation for tomorrow. It's easy to follow idols, false gods, of our choosing.

The modern temples with their gods and allegiances require the sacrifice of time and wealth.  The proper ceremonial clothing must be worn on game days. Special meals are prepared and traditional beverages consumed. No longer is Sunday the exclusive day of worship. The NFL plays on Monday and Thursday nights too. The NBA, MLB or the NHL make any day a "holy" day for its observances.  The dress codes, meals and rituals vary slightly according to the peculiar customs of each. A new year brings with it hope that this might be the season for teams long out of championship form to win it all. Is this what the Lord has in mind for approaching the end of all things? Read more!

Latest News in the District

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

Position Available - Director of Admissions & Marketing 2014-15
Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School in Evansville, IL has position available for Director of Admissions & Marketing 2014-15. Click here for description: 
COSLHS Director of Admissions  

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