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


When expectant mothers first walk through the doors of Mosaic Pregnancy and Health Center, they often feel scared, alone, helpless and overwhelmed. However, they often leave with the strength, courage and support they need to bring their babies into the world.

Mosaic is a crisis pregnancy center with locations in Fairview Heights and Granite City. The centers offer free and confidential pregnancy testing and ultrasounds, along with testing for sexually transmitted diseases and infections.  

Mosaic does not offer abortions and does not refer women to abortion providers.

“We are 100 percent pro-life,” said Kathy Lesnoff, Mosaic president and CEO. “We believe that God creates all life, and abortion would end a life that God created.”

Mosaic also offers free counseling, pregnancy classes, parenting classes and help with insurance and obstetrician and pediatrician referrals. 

Mosaic provides $250 worth of baby items to mothers who complete the parenting classes. Items include diapers, wipes, bot...

May 12, 2020

Trinity Lutheran School, Centralia is seeking a teacher for Preschool
3's and a teacher for Preschool 4's/Kindergarten combination.  Emails can be sent to; for questions or send in a resume.  You can also call (618) 267-3877.

May 1, 2020

The Soldiers of the Cross Response Grant is available to all
Ordained, commissioned or lay workers in our Southern Illinois
District Congregations and schools during this Coronavirus Pandemic.
All applicants needing to apply for assistance should contact the
District Office (618-234-4767) for an application.  Information about
specific beneficiaries is confidential, and privacy is respected.

April 24, 2020

Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) is blessed to partner with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) to provide financial assistance through our Synod’s Soldiers of the Cross program to church workers in crisis situations. LCEF funds, administered by each LCMS district office, will help ordained or commissioned ministers and laity serving congregations, schools and Recognized Service Organizations who find themselves with immediate unmet financial needs stemming directly or indirectly from the spread of the pandemic.

Together, LCEF and the LCMS seek to raise $5 million for Soldiers of the Cross, purely to address the needs of church workers facing a crisis situation. The need is urgent. Please support the Soldiers of the Cross COVID-19 Response Initiative through a gift of any amount. Learn how you can give at May our Lord richly bless your generosity.

Learn more about Lutheran Church Extension Fund’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 8, 2020

St. Peter’s Lutheran in Prairietown will be accepting resumes for
full-time upper elementary (3rd-5th grade) teacher and a part-time
middle school (6th-8th) teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.  The
full-time position hours are 7:45-3:15 PM and the part-time position
hours are 7:45-11:45 AM, Monday through Friday.  Please send resumes
to St. Peter’s Lutheran School, 7182 Renken Road, Dorsey, IL 62021 or  Any questions could be directed to Mrs.
Burns at 618-975-8581 or above email.  We look forward to hearing from
some great teachers!

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