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Your Response is Needed

The need is urgent. As you are able, please support this response initiative for church workers in the LCMS Northern Illinois District through your gift of any amount. May the Lord richly bless your generosity.


Covid-19 has dramatically affected our world in a variety of ways including making a global economic impact that has directly affected congregations and many church workers, perhaps even you. This has rapidly left many of our synod’s workers in economic distress.

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and the Lutheran Church Extension Fund have joined in creating a response to this economic downturn, designed to provide some temporal relief for those suffering financially due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This assistance comes through the Soldiers of the Cross – Covid-19 Response Fund.

With the additional financial support of the LCMS Northern Illinois District, this fund is available to all church workers whether called, rostered, or lay workers, who serve in our Northern Illinois District ministries (congregations, schools, and RSOs). These funds will be distributed through reviews of those who submit the application below.

If you are a church worker in the LCMS Northern Illinois District and find yourself in need, please print the linked information sheet.