2022 District Convention Schedule and Worship Times


The 59th Regular Convention of the Southern Illinois District

of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

Regency Conference Center, O’Fallon, Illinois

February 4 - 5, 2022


“For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 3:11) ESV


Convention Chaplain – Rev. Ralph Laufer


Convention Floor Committees


Committee One –Witness and Theology, Rev. Scott Adle

Committee Two –Mercy and Administration, Rev. Christen Prumm

Committee Three – Life Together, Rev. Tony Troup

Committee Four – Convention Arrangements and Registration, Mr. Jeff Fick

Committee Five – Nominations and Elections, Rev. Timothy Sims



Friday, February 4, 2022


Breakfast on your own


7:00 a.m.– 8:30 a.m. Registration (In the lobby of the Regency Conference Center)


8:30 a.m. Morning Devotion


8:45 a.m. Floor Committee Four - Convention Arrangements and Registration

Call to Order – President Timothy J. Scharr

Standing Rules & Adoption of Agenda


8:50 a.m. Synodical Report – Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, President of The Lutheran

Church-Missouri Synod

9:35 a.m. Synodical Report Q & A with the Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, President of

The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod


10:00 a.m. Business

Committee Five – Nominations and Elections*

(Balloting for President-preceded with prayer by Chaplain)

(1st Balloting for Vice-Presidents)


10:20 a.m. Break - Advisory Delegates (Pastoral and Commissioned) Caucus

To select delegates to the 2023 Synod Convention in Milwaukee

10:30 a.m. Welcome New Members of Synod

Theological Essay – Rev. Dr. Ken Schurb


11:30 a.m. Business*

Committee One – Witness and Theology

Committee Two – Mercy and Administration


11:50 a.m. Prison Ministry Special Recognition


11:55 a.m. Noonday Prayer

Circuits 5 & 7 caucus to elect a Circuit Visitor


12:00 p.m. Lunch (Meal #1 -- you MUST have a #1 on your name tag to be served)


1:00 p.m. Convention Resumes with Devotion


1:15 p.m. Lutheran Church Extension Fund – Rev. Bart Day, Mr. Paul Reeves


1:25 p.m. Business

Committee One – Witness and Theology

International Mission Partnership Dominican Republic – Rev. Joel Fritsche

Southern Illinois District Advocates 4 Life – Mrs. Monica Shannon

Lansdowne Community Initiative – Rev. Dr. Willie Stallworth


2:00 p.m. Business*

Committee Five– Nominations and Elections (with prayer for guidance by the Chaplain)


2:20 p.m. Business*

Committee Two – Mercy and Administration

Committee Three – Life Together


2:55 p.m. Greetings from the Auxiliaries (LWML, LHM)


3:00 p.m. Break


3:15 p.m. Reports*

Concordia Publishing House

LCMS Foundation

SID Golf Tournament Scholarship Fund


3:45 p.m. Business*

Committee Five – Nominations and Elections

Committee One – Witness and Theology

5:45 p.m. Greetings from seminaries and universities

6:15 p.m. Closing Devotions


6:30 p.m. Evening Meal/Fellowship (Meal #2 -- you MUST have a #2 on your name tag to be served.)

7:30 p.m. The Divine Service [Separate Worship Book will be provided.]

Preacher – Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison

Host Pastor – Rev. Dr. Kirk Clayton

Host congregation – Zion, Mascoutah



Saturday, February 5, 2022


Breakfast on your own

8:00 a.m. Morning Devotions

8:10 a.m. Floor Committee Four - Convention Arrangements and Registration

Call to Order – President Timothy J. Scharr


Theological Essay – Part II – Rev. Dr. Ken Schurb


9:00 a.m. Business

Committee Five – Nominations and Elections


9:10 a.m. Business* (The President will call up Floor Committees as needed)


Committee One – Witness and Theology

Committee Two – Mercy and Administration

Committee Three – Life Together

10:00 a.m. Break


10:15 a.m. Business* (The President will call up Floor Committees as needed to complete business before the close of the convention.)


Committee One – Witness and Theology

Committee Two – Mercy and Administration

Committee Three – Life Together



11:30 a.m. Closing Service

Installation of Officers and Board Members

12:30 p.m. – Homeward Bound -- May God protect and keep us all!


See you at our next District Convention tentatively set for February 20-22, 2025


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