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2019 LCMC Annual Gathering

September 29 – October 2, 2019 in Omaha, NE.

Click here for more information.

Lutheran CORE will have a table at the convocation. Please stop by and say hello.


September 14, 2019 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Chicago, IL.

Please save the date! Encuentro is an annual meeting that includes presentations, prayers, feasting, fellowship, outreach and encouragement for those involved in bilingual and Spanish language ministry or exploring such ministry. Lutheran CORE is one of its sponsors.

To view Encuentro 2019’s mailing postcard, click here.

To read about Encuentro 2018, click here.

To read CORE’s brochure created for Encuentro 2018, click here.

Encuentro 2019 is on September 14th, Holy Cross Day.

NEXUS – “Where God’s Call Meets Your Life”

June 23 – 28 and July 7-12 at Grand View University in Des Moines, IA

“Nexus is a week-long residential experience for high school students to dive deep into leadership, theology, and their understanding of vocation. All this happens in the context of authentic Christian community.”

Click here to register.

2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly

August 5-10, 2019 in Milwaukee, WI.

“We are Church”

  • Click here for more information on the event.
  • To read Lutheran CORE’s take on the draft Social Statement on Women and Justice that is slated for discussion and adoption in 2019, click here.
  • To read the ELCA’s draft Social Statement on Women and Justice, click here.

2019 NALC Convocation

August 07-9, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.

  • The Rev. Dr. Dan Selbo was elected bishop of the North American Lutheran Church on Friday, August 9, 2019.
  • Read more about the 2019 Lutheran week by clicking here.


April 2-3, 2019 in Carefree, AZ.

Click here for details about how coaches can help your congregation.

NALC Life Conference 2019

January 17, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Warrenton, VA from noon until 5 PM.

  • See flyer.
  • For details about the speakers, click here.
  • For more information, click here.

March for Life 2019

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(AKA National Memorial for the Preborn and their Mothers and Fathers)
    • 8:30-10:30, 19 January at Constitution Hall 1776 D St., NW (18th and D St)
  • See article written about the 2018 event for more information about what to expect in 2019.

Saint Paul Lutheran Seminary / Georgia Fellowship: Theological Conference and Retreat

January 21-22, 2019 in Jekyll Island, GA.

  • “By My Own Understanding or Effort”
    • Click here for more information

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.

October 12, 2018 in Chicago, IL.