July 19, 2020

Zion Staunton is seeking a 4th grade full time elementary 10 month position.  The teacher is responsible for teaching a 4th grade classroom.  Contract to begin August 2020. Must hold a teaching certification and be a member of the LCMS. Questions and inquiries can be directed to Jamie Crouch. Email resume to the principal at

July 19, 2020

Unity Lutheran, East St. Louis is currently accepting applications for
the following positions: third grade teacher, fourth grade teacher,
and seventh grade teacher. All interested inquiries may contact Rev.
Aaron Dickerson, 618 - 874 - 6605,  for details.  Application
materials/resume may also be sent to

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has a suggestion for how to spend some of your free time during the pandemic: memorize verses of Scripture together!

On March 25, Director of LCMS Worship and International Center (IC) Chaplain Rev. Sean Daenzer issued the Psalm 91 Challenge over LCMS social media, encouraging members of the Synod to memorize the psalm over a couple of weeks.

LCMS Communications decided to take the opportunity to launch a memory initiative that had been in the works for several months.

“Psalm 1 teaches us that it is blessed to meditate on the Word of God day and night,” said Dr. Kevin Armbrust, director of Editorial for LCMS Communications. “We in Communications had been talking about providing a Bible passage each week for the Synod to meditate on and memorize together. Our unity is in Christ and in His Word, so we wanted to provide an opportunity for the people of the LCMS to be united in memorizing Scripture.

“When Chaplain Daenzer started encouraging us to memo...

June 8, 2020

This is a difficult time for church workers. Opportunities to gather with their people have dwindled, and workloads have increased dramatically. They have had to learn new technologies and face new challenges. They are working hard to find ways to care for their flocks. 

As LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison said: “Your pastors and other church workers need your love now. They are Christ’s gifts to give us His gifts. Please show your love by caring for them and by saying ‘thank you.’ ” 

Here are some suggestions for ways to show your gratitude and support for your pastors, teachers, church musicians, deaconesses and other church workers: 

Mail a thank-you note: Download and print one of these cards or postcards, color it, and write a note to your pastor or church worker. Address it to them and mail it to your church’s address. 

Record a video message: While you may be seeing your pastor or church workers on a livestream, they miss seeing you! Record a short video of you or your fa...

June 7, 2020

We are tremendously blessed with all of our ordained, commissioned and lay workers in the Southern Illinois District. All of these servants of our Lord have put forth an extraordinary amount of effort throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To our servants of the Lord in the teaching and preaching ministry, we say thank you for touching the hearts of many, the wisdom you’ve shared, the support you’ve given and the love you’ve shown. All of these reveal the ways the Lord Jesus is at work in you.  

We are reminded in Col. 3:23-24:

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

We say thank you for all that you do and we pray God’s richest blessings upon your ministry.

In His Service • Jeffrey Fick

May 17, 2020

Zion Staunton is seeking candidates for two full time teaching positions.

3rd/4th grade full time elementary 10 month position. The teacher is responsible for teaching a combined 3rd/4th grade classroom. (Part of the day 4th grade will be pulled out for reading, math, and spelling with a different teacher.) Contract to begin August 2020. Must hold teaching certification and be a member or be willing to become a member of the LCMS.

Email resume to and Lisa Sharp School Board President at .

Questions can be routed to the school principal, .

Full time early childhood 12 month position. The teacher is responsible for ½ day teaching of 4-year-old Preschool M,W,F and ½ day 3-year-old Preschool T, Th. The other 1/2 time is devoted to bookkeeping and admin support in the Early Childhood Center. Contract to begin August 2020. Must hold teaching certification and be a member or be willing to become a member of the LCMS.

May 16, 2020

Have you registered your teachers for the TEC21 workshop program? Multiple TEC21 innovation centers are no longer taking registrations as they have reached their cap, but many still have a seat or two. 

You are encouraged by your district education executive to participate in a program that is impacting Lutheran education and helping it thrive. Register your teachers at

Many schools use Title funds to pay for some or the entire registration fee. Go to to download a cover letter and a non-religious description of the program to submit to your local Title personnel.

May 15, 2020

Every summer, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW), Ind., offers a number of continuing education classes at numerous sites across the country. While CTSFW staff provide the framework for these classes, pastors in your district serve as the site coordinators and choose the topic, teacher, time and location (usually their home church). 

Classes are open to both church workers and lay people.

Messiah Lutheran Church, Carlyle, will host “Giants of Singing the Faith: Luther, Gerhardt, and Bach,” Aug. 25-27. The conference will be taught by Rev. Richard Resch, emeritus professor and kantor, CTSFW.

The study will look at the contributions of Martin Luther, Paul Gerhardt and Johann Sebastian Bach to the hymnological, musical and theological heritage of the Lutheran church. As towering pillars of confessional Lutheranism, what does each man bring to this glorious heritage that so identifies us? And how can pastors and church musicians still make faithful use of their good gifts in t...

On Saturday, March 7, about 100 lay members and pastors from congregations of the Southern Illinois District joined together to participate in the March on the Arch in St. Louis. 

The pro-life event began with a rally at a Planned Parenthood clinic, and then we marched four miles downtown and ended under the Gateway Arch. Throughout the route, LCMS marchers were led in hymns, prayers and catechism recitations by Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, LCMS, president. Along with President Harrison, participants also heard from Rev. Michael W. Salemink, Lutherans For Life executive director. 

At the rally before the march, participants heard the wonderful news that while over 1,000 babies had been killed at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood clinic in 2019, only seven abortions had been performed so far in 2020. Pro-life advocacy and legislation are having a definite and noticeable impact to improve the hope for life for children in Missouri. Unfortunately, the tide seems to be flowing the opposite d...

May 13, 2020

St. Paul Lutheran School is seeking an individual to fill the position of half-time K-2 Content Areas teacher. The ideal candidate is willing to teach lower grades in the content areas, and must have training in or experience with classical education. We are looking for someone with strong skills in science and history, in addition to presentation/public speaking. Ability to teach Latin would be a definite advantage. Because St. Paul Lutheran School is a direct mission of St. Paul Lutheran

Church, this candidate must be a confessing member in good standing of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

St. Paul Lutheran Church has established her school to proclaim the Gospel, teach the Holy Scriptures,

and provide excellence in Lutheran Classical education, developing faith, wisdom, eloquence, and virtue

for all generations. St. Paul’s is the only classical Lutheran school in the St. Louis area.

Interested individuals should submit their CV/resume and cover letter to Kate Thoelke at


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