Social Media

Pass This On Devotionals

For several months we have been sharing Pass This On messages with our CID churches as a way to reach the unchurched in our communities. We have continued these messages into the new year and are providing them to you to help prepare for services on the upcoming Sunday. Come back each week for the next devotional to be posted! Please feel free to print and share these devotionals also!

1st Sunday After Easter (April 11, 2021) .doc  .docx  PDF
Easter Sunday (April 4, 2021) .doc  .docx  PDF
Palm Sunday (March 28, 2021) .doc  .docx  PDF
Lent 5 (March 21, 2021) .doc  .docx  PDF


Thank you from CID Posts/Slides


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"Having a Good Prayer"

Pastor Harter was asked about prayer. He created this way to work through having "Having a Good Prayer" for someone that may be unfamiliar with praying alone. If you would like a copy of the PDF to print for yourself or share, please click here to download.

Chaplain's Corner

These short devotions were written by Rev. Jeff Harter as a series aired on Facebook during the 2020 Covid-19 crisis. May you find in them peace, strength, meaning, confidence, and hope from our ever-present almighty and all-loving God. To God be the glory!

Living in His Presence Printable Devotions (with video links)

To view corresponding videos, visit the CID's page on Facebook or YouTube.



Social Media Policy

Our main goal in using social media is to inform our audiences and engage broader advocacy and support for District activities. Another goal is to publicize various events in which District congregations, schools, and rostered churchworkers are involved.

Our Lord said, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12). Requesting that our social media followers, friends, and supporters hold themselves to this standard, we encourage respectful postings. We do not edit the posts of others, but the LCMS Central Illinois District reserves the right to refrain from including in its social media duplicate, irrelevant, inappropriate, or offensive content, or content that is otherwise inconsistent with CID’s goals for social media usage. Political statements and/or endorsements are not allowed.

Read complete Social Media Policy Statement