October. Our chapel offerings are supporting the Redeeming Life Maternity Home in Carpentersville, Illinois. Deaconess Lori Trinche from the Norther Illinois District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod joined us for chapel this week to share about this important ministry. More information about the Maternity Home in Carpentersville can be found here.
April. For 32 years, Deaconess Lori Wilbert has served in a chaplaincy role at Stateville Correctional Center. As she teaches classes and builds community there she continues to see God’s grace and hope permeate the environment. Prison is a place in which God’s spirit dwells and is found in the mundane, obscene, and obscure. Deaconess Wilbert sees the light of God’s love in so many places behind the wall from cards and drawings sent in to growth within individual men both in the small moments and over the long-term. Learn more at nidlcms.org/voice-of-hope-behind-the-wall/.