At Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI), we are committed to bringing healing, justice, and wholeness to people and communities. Integral to supporting people in the communities we serve is LSSI's advocacy work.
Advocacy efforts, including the annual Lutheran Day, are ways LSSI and other Lutheran organizations live out their mission. People we serve and those who support our mission come from across Illinois.
This year, LSSI is planning several regional activities and a webinar in place of one Springfield-centered Lutheran Day. In this way, we can engage our friends and supporters across the state in a meaningful and convenient way, while receiving input that will help strengthen our advocacy work.
LSSI has some exciting grassroots advocacy efforts on the horizon—our first advocacy webinar and a new lobbyist to work with us on our advocacy efforts—and we look forward to sharing our legislative efforts with you. Because to us, Lutheran Day is Every Day.
We, the People of the State of Illinois in order to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the people; maintain a representative and orderly government; eliminate poverty and inequality; assure legal, social and economic justice; provide opportunity for the fullest development of the individual; insure domestic tranquility; provide for the common defense; and secure the blessings of freedom and liberty to ourselves and our posterity - do ordain and establish this Constitution for the State of Illinois.
-Preamble to the Illinois Constitution
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Enter, you who are blessed by my Father! Take what's coming to you in this kingdom. It’s been ready for you since the world’s foundation.
And here’s why:
I was hungry and you fed me,
I was thirsty and you gave me a drink,
I was homeless and you gave me a room,
I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and you came to me.’
... ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me — you did it to me.’”