LWML – Women in Mission

by Dean Porzel

LWML – Women in Mission     By Barb Mazarakos    For 75 years, women have been working together to fund mission projects at both national and international levels through Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. Relying solely on their twice a year mite collections (no additional fundraising is done through LWML), they have been able to support projects such […]

Our Love of Music

by Dean Porzel

Our Love of Music      By Pete Schrank   Most Lutherans, at least this Lutheran, love to sing. Even if we can’t sing, we like to listen to and appreciate music. Who does not love to see the little ones in their robes singing “Jesus Loves Me”, or the Saint Olaf College singing the traditional Christmas Hymns? […]

The Unintentional Reformation

by Dean Porzel

The Unintentional Reformation    By Heather Green   This month we commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. When Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany, he did not intend to start a new church nor did he imagine his actions would begin a cultural revolution.   As Lutherans we know […]

Saved By Grace – Pastor Walt Ledogar

by Dean Porzel

Saved By Grace – Pastor Walt Ledogar by Barb Mazarakos   When I was in my 2nd year of high school journalism, we were tasked with writing an article on someone local for the Penny Saver. For this writing we had to come up with interview questions, set up an appointment, and conduct the interview […]

Pastor’s Corner – October

by Dean Porzel

Pastor’s Corner          The One Ingredient   As fall approaches this 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Year, many of us are reflecting upon the readings assigned for Reformation Sunday.   This Noted Chef Jacques Pepin was interviewed recently on an early morning radio program.  A young, insightful interviewer asked him what one ingredient was essential to his […]

500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFORMATION CONCERT

by Dean Porzel

You are cordially invited to a Special Reformation Concert to be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, (Burr Ridge) on Sunday, October 29, at 4:00. There will be a Brass Choir with Timpani, Sanctuary Choir, Handbell Choir and Organ selections, along with congregational singing! A part of the concert will be Reformation Bible Readings and Reflections […]

NOW OPEN: “RELIGIOUS CHANGE AND PRINT, 1450-1700”

by Dean Porzel

NOW OPEN: “RELIGIOUS CHANGE AND PRINT, 1450-1700” Now open to the public through December 27, 2017, plan your visit to the Newberry Library to see this exhibit. Featuring over 150 objects from the Newberry’s collection, “Religious Change and Print, 1450-1700” views the Reformation through the eyes of the people who experienced the social, cultural, and […]

LERT BASIC TRAINING

by Dean Porzel

Lutheran Church Charities will provide a four-hour LERT basic training program on Saturday, October 21, at St. Paul (Matteson). The registration cost for new LERT volunteers is $35.00; for LERT team members attending to renew your ID, the registration cost is only $10.00. Wear your ID and bring your manual if you have attended before. […]

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