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August 10, 2011  

  In This Issue

Featured Stories Families in Need Disaster Response Ministry Needs International Ministry LCC Ministry Resources Tim's Pick of the Week Upcoming Events How To Keep LCC Serving

Tim's Pick of the Week

Tim Hetzner from LCC Arrives in Haiti Today to Bring Relief Efforts    Tim Hetzner left for Haiti early this morning (August 10th) to help coordinate our ongoing relief efforts in Haiti. He is taking over financial assistance for our churches in Haiti who are still growing by reaching out to the thousands who are still in need - demonstrating the Mercy and Compassion of Christ. A Difference IS BEING MADE in Haiti - let's continue to help our churches there be what God has called them to be!   Click here to donate to Haiti disaster relief 

Elevator Repairs Needed at St. John's, Chicago Request from Pastor Richard Heinz, St. John's Lutheran Church and School, Chicago  

  LCC has many resources available to congregations, businesses, and individuals. Click here to visit our website and learn more   

In spite of the tough times that have plagued Lutheran schools on the northwest side of Chicago, St. John's ("Mayfair," in the Portage Park neighborhood) has been greatly blessed over the years, and continues to be. Ten years ago, an extensive renovation brought great improvements to both church and school. The $1.5 million project is 1/3 paid for, and although the budget is stretched tightly, the mortgage with LCEF is being kept current.     Second Grade class rides the elevator But when the Gospel is being preached and with their teacher who was recovering taught clearly, and the Holy Spirit is working from knee replacement surgery great things, the devil gets nervous and tries to send annoyances. This summer, St. John's elevator stopped working. After 30 years with no major problems, this one-time luxury is now a necessity that has a $30,000 repair bill looming over our heads. The elevator must be fixed and in service for school to begin on August 29.     The school building has three floors in addition to the basement. The elevator keeps the school in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and serves many in both church and school on a daily basis; the elevator is vital to the use of St. John's space in its ministry and mission. Please prayerfully consider if you could aid the mission and ministry of St. John's.   Click here to donate   


LCC connects needs with resources, working with more than 400 congregations to help Christians "Make a Difference in People's Lives and in God's Kingdom" To meet our staff, click here

Help us Feed People in Need

In Disaster Response and Outreach Events   LCC has been looking for a food cart to use in our Disaster Response and other outreach events. This would be made available to congregations when they do outreach events and be used to feed volunteers and displaced people in a Disaster Situation.     Last week we found a cart and grill on a trailer that fits the bill. Help us raise the additional $800 needed. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans NW Cook

For more information about LCC and its human care ministry, please contact LCC staff at: LCC@LutheranChurch Charities.org More...

County Chapter will match $1600!     Click here if you would like to help with the purchase of the cart and grill.

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Immanuel Joplin Requests Construction Trailer for Ongoing Recovery Work

Bible Classes

 

Immanuel Lutheran Church and Martin Luther School have asked Trent Davis to serve as full time Disaster Relief Coordinator with support from President Mirley of the Missouri District. As Trent begins the transition to Joplin he has asked for an office trailer similar to those used on construction sites. A simple trailer with power, heating and a/c, an entrance door and a window or two (see picture) would be used to house the offices of the disaster recovery efforts. This will allow Martin Luther School and Immanuel to return their spaces to other ministry uses.  Please consider making a donation toward securing a rent or lease on a trailer by clicking the link below. If you have a trailer that might be used, please contact Tim Kurth at LCC (866) 455-6466 or TimKurth@LutheranChurchCharities.org.   Click here to donate 

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Tim Hetzner Interviewed on Moody Radio Monday, August 8th 

   

On Monday, August 8th, Tim Hetzner was interviewd by Ashanti Pettaway, host of Urban Praise on Moody Radio (in Chicago - WMBI AM 1110).  We will post the interview on our website, www.LutheranChurchCharities.org,

     

as soon as it is available.    Click here for a directory of the Moody Radio Station Group    

     

 


Thanks to Your Generous Support, We Were Able to Provide Assistance to the following:

"Send a Spoken Prayer"

Pastoral Assistance Fund - NID House Fire Fund - St. John's Lansing Joplin Gift Card Fund - Martin Luther School, Joplin, MO Haiti Disaster Relief

Your Donations Make A Difference Special In God's Eyes, a special needs group from St. Matthew Barrington, delivered 20 handmade fleece blankets to the LCC offices. Pictured is the group's leader, Pat Marks.

LCC's "Send a Spoken Prayer" e-Card site is available.   To learn more, Click Here  

 

 

 

Looking to be in an in-depth Bible Study? Does Your Church Want to Host a Study? Your Small Group?  

Over 150 weeks of In-Depth Bible Studies available on DVD

 

Tim Hetzner, President of Lutheran Church Charities, has led over 40 Biblical Studies Trips to the Middle East over the past 30 years.  Learn his insights into the Biblical Text, the Culture and Customs of the People, the History and Archeology of the land - but MOST OF ALL - discover the MIND-METHOD-MANNER and MINISTRY of our Lord Jesus Christ.   All Courses are available on DVD and also on the Internet.  Become a host site for Word Among Us Studies and find Answers in the Bible for Life's Many Difficulties and Questions!      For more information and registration, Click Here...    To find out more information contact Tim Hetzner at 866-455-6466 or email at WAU@LutheranChurchCharities.org 

 


Families in Need Help Make A Difference St John Lansing Family Home Destroyed in Fire  Request from Pastor Duane Fluechtling, St. John Lutheran Church, Lansing, Illinois

  Single Mother Needs Car for Medical Treatment and to Find Employment Request from Pastor Harold Wahl, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Thornton, Illinois

Family Loses Everything in Fire  Request from Larry Baade, Organist, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Addison, Illinois  

Disaster Response New Disaster Response Trainings Scheduled For Fall 2011   

Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisle will host LERT Training on Tuesday, September 20th. Registration and a light supper will begin at 5:30 pm with class from 6 pm to 9 pm.      St. John Lutheran Church in Island Lake will host LERT Training on Thursday, September 22nd. Registration and a light supper will begin at 5:30 pm with class from 6 pm to 9 pm.      Immanuel Lutheran Church in Batavia will host LERT Training on Tuesday, October 25th. Registration and a light supper will begin at 5:30 pm with class from 6 pm to 9 pm.    On Saturday, November 12th, Our Savior Lutheran Church in Carol Stream will host LERT training.  Registration and a light breakfast will begin at 8:30 am with class from 9 am - 12 noon.     Click here to register for LERT Training     Registration is $20 and helps cover the cost of the training materials, meal, and the LERT vest, which is required to be worn in a disaster response situation. Registration can be paid by credit card online at time of registration or by cash or check at the door.     This training will prepare team members for credentialing and will focus on the safety, work, and ministry of Lutherans as Early Responders.     Click here to register for LERT training. For more information, call Dianna Bonfield at 866-455-6466 or email LCC@LutheranChurchCharities.org.

 


Immanuel Joplin Begins Transition to Long Term Recovery: LCC Continues to Support Their Efforts  

With the school season quickly approaching, Immanuel Lutheran Church and Martin Luther School in Joplin are beginning the process of transitioning their disaster relief center into a long term recovery ministry. LCC will continue to register volunteers for the efforts in Joplin and update our website and newsletter with all the latest information.   Click here to donate to Tornado Relief in Joplin, Missouri  Click Here to Volunteer in Joplin, Missouri 

Alabama Recovery Continues - Volunteers Still Needed

  Reverend Ed Brashier, Southern District Disaster Response Coordinator, has sent us an update on the progress of recovery in Alabama. He writes...   In the Gardendale, Hanceville, Cullman areas (Birmingham and north) we are still doing tree and debris removal.     In the Tuscaloosa area we are still doing tree and debris removal PLUS some rebuild and remodel of homes.     We are currently still housing volunteers in Gardendale and Tuscaloosa. Currently all rebuild work in Tuscaloosa is organized through another ministry. All tree and debris removal is organized through Shepherd's Heart Ministry.     I estimate that we will be working tree and debris clean up for another 4 months. Rebuild efforts will probably last another year.     Please continue to encourage volunteers to come to Alabama.   Thank you for all your work in support of the disaster recovery efforts in every location! Ed     As you can see there is still much to be done in the south and we encourage individuals and churches to consider organizing a team to help in Alabama. Click on the link below to volunteer. Contact Dona Martin at 866-455-6466 or DonaMartin@LutheranChurchCharities.org with any questions.   Click Here to Donate to Disaster Relief in Alabama     Click Here to Volunteer in Alabama 

     


With LCC CARE CARDING You Can MAKE A DIFFERENCE in a Tangible Way   So many people want to help the people of Joplin, Missouri in a meaningful way - but are not sure what to do. Here is an opportunity to provide Mercy and Compassion and Help to an individual or family right now!   Click here for more information    If you are unable to do a CARE CARD but would like to contribute to the purchase of gift cards, click here to donate.

LCC Needs Chainsaws for Disaster Recovery   One of the greatest challenges faced by communities hit with tornadoes and hurricanes is the removal of fallen trees. Those involved in disaster response know you can never have too many chainsaws!   Read more...   Click Here to Donate

Travel Trailers Needed for Disaster Response Work

Request from Rev Ed Brashier - Associate Pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gardendale, Alabama and Southern District Disaster Response Coordinator  

LCC is in need of a donation of 1-4 travel trailers, the kind you can pull with a car or truck and live in, to be used down south for the longer term recovery efforts because of the tornadoes and flooding.   Read more...    

         


Vehicles Needed to Help Individuals and Ministries All vehicles that are donated to LCC go directly out to families or individuals through our congregations. NO vehicles are sold. LCC has received numerous requests from churches for vehicles for families in need of reliable transportation. The need for cars and vans to provide a means for getting to work, school and medical appointments has never been higher. If you have a working car or van please consider donating it to LCC for one of these families. All vehicles that are donated to LCC go directly out to families or individuals through our congregations. NO vehicles are sold. Here are some of the most recent requests, but we have others that are still waiting for some word... Single Man in Need of Transportation for Work  Single Man in Need of Reliable Transportation for Work    Single Man in Need of Reliable Transportation Cars Needed for Immigrant Families  Click here for the complete page listing the needs 

  If you have a vehicle to donate,  please contact LCC@LutheranChurchCharities.org or call 866-455-6466

Faith Led Feet - A New Opportunity to Put Your Faith in Action  

Lutheran Church Charities has created a new page,"Faith Led Feet", on our web site that will help Christians who are involved in activities for a charitable cause as an expression of their faith to spread the word.   Click here to read more.

Other Stories Still Seeking Support Lutheran Man in Need of Pro Bono Criminal Legal Counsel and Representation  Request from Northern Illinois District President to Help District Pastor  Kenyan Pastor Needs Replacement Vehicle for Ministry and Family  Help bring See Through the Scriptures to Haiti and the Dominican Republic  Help support former Iraqi Muslim attend seminary 

   


Items Free for the Asking LCC works THROUGH churches and is not a Direct Service Ministry.  To request an item on our "Free for the Asking" list please contact your Church and ask that they call us (866-455-6466) requesting an item.  Arrangements will then be made to connect the item with you.  If you are not a member of a Christian Church then please call LCC to place you in contact with one of our LCMS churches who can assist you.   Pictured: 1930 Cable Nelson baby grand piano - good shape, needs a little TLC and a tune-up (item #2877) 2880 Rest-o-pedic (Limited Edition) queen size mattress with matching box spring and bed frame. Good condition 2879 72"x72" Sauder oak wall unit Side cabinets have 4 shelves each (16" deep), Middle section is for TV with closed cabinet underneath (20"deep), top of TV opening is another cabinet with glass doors with an interior light - ALL ONE PIECE 2878 3-cushion sofa(79" long) and a 2 cushion love seat (54" long) - Excellent condition - print fabric with beige background with a design of light blue and pale wine 2873 Savin 3350 Duplicator 2873 Savin 3350 Duplicator 2872 3-5 drawer black lateral file cabinets for drawings (ie. architectural dawings or art work). Measures 16"T with four drawers 4'W x 3"D Click here for the full list of Items Free for the Asking  To OFFER an item for this section, or to get a Receipt for an item you have donated, CLICK HERE for the NON-MONETARY DONATION FORM

Ministry Needs Help Make A Difference   Team Needed to Paint Wheelchair Ramp in Hillside  Request from UKANDU Chicago      During this summer's UKANDU Mission Trip a wheelchair ramp was prepared to paint but due to the rain all week this project wasn't able to be finished. We are looking for LERT Teams, Youth Groups, Men's Groups or individuals who would be willing to volunteer their time to paint this deck. UKANDU will fund the materials for finishing the project, we simply need volunteers to donate their time.     If this is something you or group would like to help with please contact Tim Kurth at 866-455-6466 or TimKurth@LutheranChurchCh 

   


Housing Needed for Visiting German Youth Choir   

The Jugenblasorchester (Youth Concert Band) of Bibertal, Germany will be visiting Chicago between August 17th and 20th. They will present a concert at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Melrose Park on the evening of the 18th. We are looking for families or individuals that are willing to provide overnight accommodations for these high school and young adult musicians. For more information, please contact Jenny Robinson at 708-383-6534 or via email at shamrock31772@comcast.net.

Bus Driver Needed   

Grace Christian Academy in Chicago is looking help. For many years our school has had a "Racetrack Ministry" in which we have transported students from their homes near Hawthorne Racetrack to the school and back, free of charge. Grace has been able to do this through the generous loan of a church van.     Unfortunately, changes to the Illinois law about the transportation of students means we can no longer continue this service. We are pursuing several avenues, including running our own bus. While we have located a source for reasonably priced used buses, we cannot continue to pursue this project unless we are able to also find a very responsible and qualified person or persons able to drive a school bus - meaning someone with a CDL license, for starters.     School starts August 22, so we need to hurry! Please contact Grace Christian Academy if you have any recommendations or can offer any assistance with us in this venture. Our phone number is 773-762-1234.

Items Available to a Ministry  

Reed Organ Available Ten stop antique reed organ available to a congregation.  The instrument, of solid oak construction, and lovingly waxed and polished, has been in the same family since it was built in the late 1800's. Although modest in volume by today's standards, it might well serve a smaller congregation in providing support for its liturgy and hymnody. Currently in storage for the last several weeks, this organ, operated by mechanical bellows using pedals, has been played until recently.  A bench is included. 2879 72" X 72" Sauder Oak wall unit - Side cabinets have 4 shelves each (16" deep), Middle section is for TV with closed cabinet underneath (20"deep), top of TV opening is another cabinet with glass doors with an interior light - ALL ONE PIECE 2878 3-cushion sofa(79" long) and a 2 cushion love seat (54" long) - Excellent condition - print fabric with beige background with a design of light blue and pale wine 2877 Cable Nelson baby grand piano  2873 Savin 3550 Duplicator 2856 Hammond Commodore Series 300 Organ Wood is in excellent condition, teak color, includes bench. Was serviced about a year ago. Two


manuals/keyboards, full foot pedals, many stops. 2849 (100) HS98 Hymnals Click here for the full list of Items Available to a Ministry      To OFFER an item for this section, or to get a Receipt for an item you have donated, CLICK HERE for the NON-MONETARY DONATION FORM 

Mission Opportunities  Help Make A Difference   Short Term Mission Opportunities MOST Ministries  

Carly Stevens, Executive Director MOST Ministries

Lutheran Church Charities endorses MOST Ministries as a valuable partner in Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in works of service to others in places throughout the world. We have worked with MOST in the past and endorse and support this ministry. If you are interested in Short Term Mission opportunities, please click here to find out what currently is available. Or you may go directly to their website at www.MostMinistries.org    We thank God for the ministry and partnership of MOST Ministries and encourage those who are interested to be involved with them in serving others.   Thank you,   Tim Hetzner President

Lutheran Church Charities

Malaria Initiative The LCC Malaria Initiative provides treatment for malaria and research in multiple countries to combat the spread of Malaria.    For more on the Malaria Initiative, click here   Visit their web site: www.malaria01.org or E-mail: malaria01@yahoo.com  Click here to view a video about this project   Click here to donate      

     


COME LORD JESUS, BE OUR GUEST ... You recognize this prayer written by Martin Luther ...

Come Lord Jesus, be our guest And let thy gifts to us be blessed.  Amen If we really mean this prayer and want Jesus to be our Guest - wouldn't we feed him also? Consider becoming a part of LCC's individual challenge and FEED THE INVISIBLE GUEST - AND MAKE HIM VISIBLE program to help feed the hungry. Click here for more details | Click here to donate now Click here for a Bulletin Insert

International Ministry LCC to Furnish Guest House in Haiti    Last October work began on the Guest House in Jacmel, Haiti. Part of the Building Homes and Hope in Haiti project, which partners LCMS World Relief and Human Care and Lutheran Church Charities, the Guest House will be used to house mission groups working in the area. The walls are up and the interior work has begun. Many items are still needed before the Guest House opens this fall so we are having a "Guest House Shower". If you or your group would like to be a part of the "shower" and help furnish the Guest House you can make a donation for any item(s) on the list. LCC will arrange for all donations, Dollar per Dollar, to be sent to Haiti to purchase the items. This is a great opportunity for individuals, congregations, mission teams or organizations to be part of a project that will have a lasting impact in Haiti.   Thank you to Jackie Rychel and the Ohio District for all their work overseeing the construction and furnishing of the guest house.     If you have any questions regarding items on the list, please email Jackie Rychel at jrychel@gmail.com.    Click here to read the list of items     Click here to donate to furnish the guest house in Haiti   

       


"Fill the Bus" is Rolling Along!  

Immanuel Lutheran Church - Richton Park, along with their community members, made a commitment to help the children of Jeremie, Haiti, in particular the 30 orphaned children living with Pastor Isaac Jacquet.   They have decided to do this by purchasing a pre-owned school bus that will be used as a shipping container. The "Fill the Bus" kicked off with a concert and recently a ham dinner held at the church. The next event is Immanuel Fest at Immanuel, LCC's Puppet Ministry, led by Christine Richton Park on Saturday August 13. Rechsteiner, performed at the Immanuel   Richton Park ham dinner in April   The cost of this project is substantial and will be funded through donations and fundraising events.     Call the church office at 708-748-0558 for more information on the upcoming events. You can also contribute to the "Fill the Bus for Haiti" project at the link below. Every dollar of your donation goes directly to "Fill the Bus".     Click here to donate  

Here are Ways to Help Our Ongoing Haiti Relief Efforts  

Physical Needs Water Filters - School Version - $185 - Home Version - $35 Building Homes and Hope in Haiti Shoes - $5 Motorcycles for Pastors - $1,000 Support College Students Volunteering in Haiti - $150 Goats - $50 each General Disaster Response Donations

Spiritual Needs Staff Workers in the Tent Cities - $200 a month Bibles in French - $6 each Luther's Small Catechism in Creole - $5 each See Through the Scriptures manuals in French - $2 each Developing Projects Radio Ministry - click here to learn more Hosting Haitian Christian Music Group for U.S. Tour - click here to learn more

     


Christian Education Projects in the Philippines   Help the Lutheran Church of the Philippines (LCP) move toward establishing 100 new church and school ministries by the year 2017 to reach more people with the saving gospel of Jesus Christ!  Rev. James Cerdenola is the LCP President.   Read more...    Click here to donate 

LCC Ministry Resources  Ministry Resources Available to Congregations    Looking for Ways to Share the Mercy and Compassion of Christ to Those in Your Church and Community?      How to Conduct a Successful Mission Fair  

Click here to learn more about these and other Ministry Resources available from LCC 

 

LCC Staff and Comfort Dogs Available for Church Functions and School Chapels! Click here to learn more! 

 

Servant at Heart - Online Christian Business Directory Looking for a Christian business?   Lutheran Church Charities has an online Christian Business Directory, Servant@Heart. This online directory allows:  - Christians businesses to advertise their services without cost.  - Christians looking for employment a place to post their resume - Christians with job openings a place to post those opening  - Others to seek out Christian businesses and employees

  Click here to learn more 


Now Available: Join Tim Hetzner this fall as he leads a CHRISTKINDL MARKETS trip to the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria, November 27 to December 5, 2011   December is the time for the Christkindl Markets (Advent Markets) in the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria, a tradition that dates back hundreds of years. Literally translated, the street fairs are Christchild markets. They happen in nearly every city and village, large and small. They are always cause for celebration and for shopping, for some roasted sausage, music on the streets and the insides of centuries-old churches, and, of course, some hot, spiced wine.     Let this be an invitation to focus on Advent and the Coming of Christ in bringing in the Christmas Season.   Tim Hetzner President, Lutheran Church Charities   Click here for more information on this trip 

Tim's Pick of the Week

Has God Spoken? By: Hank Hanegraaff   Apologist Hanegraaff MAPS out compelling and reliable evidence that the Bible is truly the holy Word of God! Manuscript fragments, Archaeological proofs, Prophecy accurately predicted, and the Scriptural synergy of the 66 books clearly confirm the trustworthiness and divine nature of the Bible. A memorable way to defend your faith when skeptics ask questions! 272 pages, hardcover from Nelson.  

Thrivent Choice - Help Support Making A Difference Through Lutheran Church Charities   Thrivent Choice is the new charitable grant program through which Thrivent Financial for Lutherans members are able to direct Thrivent charitable funds. Eligible members are designated Choice Dollars, based on insurance premiums, contract values, and Thrivent Financial volunteer leadership which are directed by the member to Lutheran organizations.

 


LCC Emergency Assistance Fund   LCC gets requests daily concerning people who need assistance, and it is increasing because of the current economic times we are living in. LCC works through our churches to provide assistance by making the need known - and dollar per dollar we give the money to a church to help the family or individual. However, we receive some requests that are emergencies, and money is needed that day or the next day and we can't always get the need out in our weekly email newsletter first. Would you consider making a gift to our LCC Emergency Assistance fund so that when these emergency needs occur we can help (through our churches) quicker? This is an important way for the Body of Christ to share the Mercy and Compassion and Proclamation of Christ. To contribute please click here Thank you for continuing to Make A Difference! Tim Hetzner

      Mark Schultz Concerts   Thrivent Financial for Lutherans with Habitat for Humanity will be hosting two concerts featuring Christian Singer/Songwriter, Mark Schultz. Mark Schultz is a Dove Award winning, platinum selling artist that has become one of Christians Music's most acclaimed singer/songwriters. Mark has also earned the top spot on Billboard magazine's Christian Adult Contemporary songwriter list. The opener for each concert will be Christian Artist, Lynn Stoneking.   All proceeds from the concerts will be going to Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity.   Tickets for both concerts are available NOW through itickets.com .   Locations, dates and times for the concerts are below:     Friday, August 19, 2011 at 7pm Hales Corners Lutheran Church 12300 W Janesville Rd Hales Corners, WI 53130     Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 7pm The Hemmens Cultural Center 45 Symphony Way Elgin IL 60120

             


21st Anniversary Pig Roast August 21 - food served from 12 noon to 5 pm St. Matthew Lutheran Church 24500 North Old McHenry Rd. Hawthorn Woods, Illinois   Menu Board: (for the price of a meal ticket) Pork Applesauce Baked Beans German Potato Salad

Rolls, Butter Pickles, Tomatoes Hot Buttered Sweet Corn Coffee

For more information visit www.StMatts.net  

Lutheran Catechetical Society - The Magdeburg Conference   August 26 & 27 Christ Lutheran Church Normal, Illinois

  The city of Magdeburg, Germany received a new pastor: Martin Luther. By Luther's preaching the Word of God, the city defected from Roman Catholicism and joined the cause of the Reformation. Emperor Charles V outlawed the town repeatedly. Even under siege, the city retained its independence. In the years to follow, Magdeburg gained a reputation as a stronghold of the Reformation and its furtherance, even being the first major city to publish Luther's writings.   - The Magdeburg Conference has a simple goal: to find refuge in God's Word and the Lutheran Confessions from the siege of false theology.   - During the Magdeburg Conference we will delve into and study the Augsburg Confession, one of the most basic Lutheran confessions of faith after the Small Catechism. (Each conference participant will receive a complimentary copy of the Augsburg Confession.)  Click here for more information    - The spirit of Magdeburg lives on   - The Reformation lives on

ROC-Chicago, Illinois - September 9-10, 2011 Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) and the Northern Illinois District (NID) of the Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod bring a truly unique conference experience to the Chicago suburb of St. Charles for the fourth of LHM's eight Regional Outreach Conferences (ROC) for 2011.     ROC-Chicago will deliver valuable, ready-to-use ministry information from mission specialists, who are engaged in creative projects that combine innovation and enthusiasm to bring the Gospel to their communities and the people they meet everyday. Tim Hetzner, President of Lutheran Church Charities, will be presenting a breakout session on 101 Ways to Share the Mercy and Compassion of Christ.   Prepare to be strengthened as a witness of Jesus Christ! This conference will include: the opportunity to meet and hear from the new Speaker of The Lutheran Hour Rev. Greg Seltz; a missional challenge from LCMS NID President Rev. Dan Gilbert; a passionate presentation from Mission Facilitator Rev. Mike Mast; practical breakout sessions on hard-hitting topics to reach today's culture; age-appropriate training events for children and teens; Spanish language workshops and translation of main stage programs, and so much more! Click here for conference details and registration information  

Upcoming Events - Click Here for a complete listing of Upcoming Events


How To Support Lutheran Church Charities All contributions go dollar per dollar to the causes listed in this newsletter. If you would like more information on how to help or if you have items to share please contact TimHetzner@LutheranChurchCharities.org or send contributions to LCC, 333 West Lake Street, Addison, IL 60101 or contribute at our web site at http://www.LutheranChurchCharities.org or call us for credit card donations at LCC's office at (866) 455- 6466  


August 10, 2011 - Making A Difference Newsletter