Who / What

When / Where


2018 NALC Convocation

August 13-17, 2018 in Denver, CO


2018 LCMC Gathering

October 7-10, 2018 at HyVee Hall in Des Moines, IA.

Encuentro 2018

Lutheran CORE annually co-sponsors an inter-Lutheran Encuentro (Spanish for “Encounter”) for those engaged in or considering Hispanic-Latino / bilingual ministries. The Encuentro features bilingual worship, fellowship, practical ministry presentations, theological reflection and resource sharing in the context of a Lutheran urban parish ministry. Jesus’ Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) is the foundational principle of the event. Host sites include St. Timothy Lutheran Church in the Hermosa neighborhood of Chicago and the First & Santa Cruz Lutheran Parish in downtown Joliet IL. For additional information about Encuentro please contact Pastor Keith Forni, STS, 815-600-3030.  KeithLForni@gmail.com.

The next Encuentro will be held October 12, 2018.

Lutherans for Life (LFL) National Conference

October 12 and 13, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Olivette, MO.

The theme for this, LFL’s 40th year, is “From Age to Age the Same” with our theme verse being “You have been borne by me from before your birth, carried from the womb; even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you.  I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save” (Isaiah 36:3b-4).

Check their website for more information.

Phase Three of the Pastoral Summit will be open to all, will be inspirational in nature, and will be based upon the words of Jesus in Matthew 9: 38 – “Pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”

This phase has not yet been scheduled.

March for Life

January 18, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Lutherans tend to gather at 12th St. and Constitution Avenue to set up their banners and prepare to march. It is 1.3 miles from the meeting point to the Supreme Court and that can take about 90 minutes.

  • March for Life website
  • 25th Annual National Prayer Service at TBD, day of the march at DAR Constitution Hall near White House
  • See TBD newsletter for more information.

ELCA Churchwide Assembly

The next event will be held August 5-10, 2019 in Milwaukee, WI.