Witness Always
"For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree."
1 John 5:7-8 (ESV)
September 23, 2013
callsandvacanciesIn This Issue

Battery/Light Bulb Program

Associate Director of Schools (early childhood)

LCEF Young Investors (Y.I.) Club

LEA Nominations

Calls and Vacancies
Jim Pingel - accepted - CUW, Assoc. Professor of Education and History

Beaver Dam, Peace - Youth Education Director - Part-Time

Brookfield, Immanuel - Director of Parish Music

Janesville, Mt. Calvary - DCE/EC Director

Oshkosh, Trinity - Teacher, 5/6 grade, .75 position

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November 15-16, 2013 
Concordia University Wisconsin 
Friday - 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

This certification will:
  • Provide Early Childhood professionals with a foundation of Lutheran
    thought and teaching
  • Introduce Early Childhood professionals to the mission
    and ministry of Early Childhood Education in the 
  • Assist Early Childhood professionals in supporting
    the faith life of young children
batteryBattery/Light Bulb Program
Following is the updated pricing for batteries, light bulbs and TVs. This offer ends October 31, 2013.


Light Bulbs
Associate Director of Schools 
(early childhood)

We have begun the process of recruiting the Associate Director of Schools (Early Childhood) for LCMS School Ministry. The position description is now posted.


Feel free to direct qualified individuals from your district to make application for the position.  The link provides the position description and an opportunity for candidates to apply on-line for the position.


Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for your assistance with this process.


Sincerely in Christ,


Terry L Schmidt

Director of Schools

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

National Mission - Life Together

800 248 1930  Ext. 1292

LCEFLCEF Young Investor (Y.I.) Club

Introducing LCEF's New Young Investors (Y.I.) Club


Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) is introducing the Young Investors (Y.I.) Club to help children and teens save for the future and learn about using money as a gift from God.  

An investment in a Y.I. StewardAccount® can be started with just $25. Y.I. Club benefits include:

  •  3.5% (Sept/Oct '13) Premium interest rate on balances up to $1,000
  • Y.I. Club newsletters and web activities
  • Report card extra credit - $1/A up to $25/calendar year to existing Y.I. investment
  • Service hours extra credit - $25/10 hrs./calendar to existing Y.I. investment
  • College scholarship program for high school seniors
  • Option for 16 year olds on up to begin using a debit card

Ready to learn more? Check out Y.I. Club at or call 800-843-5233. 

ORDER Free Bulletin Inserts for this new program here 


KohlLEA Nominations
Lutheran Education Association affirms exemplary educators through 12 annual awards. Each award recognizes educational ministry characterized by strong commitment to serving Jesus Christ and excellence and effectiveness in teaching, leadership, and professionalism. Specific qualifications appear in each nomination document.

LEA confers awards after nominations and nominee self-profiles are considered by a panel of peers, which chooses honorees based on the merits described in supporting documents.

Awards are presented during the year of selection, but all recipients are honored again at LEA's triennial Convocations.

Links below provide copies of award criteria and nomination forms used to identify the 2014 recipients.

Deadline for nominations is October 3, 2013. (Be sure to use the "Confirm Order" button after you've looked at the review sheet on MyLEA. This will submit the nomination to the office.)

More Info 

Article2LEA Convocation Volunteers Needed 
We are still in need of a large number of volunteers to help at the convocation. There is still a need for help with registration, greeting, worship, etc. If your staff could volunteer for two hours during the convocation, it would be greatly appreciated. 


If you still need to register for the convocation, click here


wcrisWCRIS Administrators' Conference

Keynote Speaker: 
Dr. Robyn Jackson 



More information



savethedateUpcoming Events
October 7 - Administrators' conference, CUW, Mequon
October 24-26 - LEA convocation, Milwaukee, WI

October 28 - Pastor Partnership Breakfast, District Office

November 1-3 - District Youth Gathering, Kalahari Resort,
                       Wisconsin Dells

November 8 - Firm Foundations, Martin Luther High School, 

January 15-17 - POLS Conference, St. John's, Orange, CA

January 26 - Educator of the Year awards dinner

January 26-February 1- National Lutheran Schools Week

February 7 - WCRIS Leadership Conference, Oshkosh
                   Convention Center

February 14 - Firm Foundations, Martin Luther High School,

February 22 - Passionate Believers Conference,
             Divine Redeemer, Hartland


Click on the link for
Registering for any of these events.  If the event is not open yet, we will communicate when it will be.

Passionate Believers...Changing Life!

Mark L'Heureux
Education Executive

Robin Mueller
Administrative Assistant

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