South Wisconsin District - LCMS
Witness Always - Raising Up Faithful Disciples
"For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree."
1 John 5:7-8 (ESV)
December 9, 2013
In This Issue 


"I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all, but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess."

- Martin Luther  



Please share this information with your youth director.
Bible Bowl 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014

St. Mark's Lutheran Church
600 Stevens Dr.,

Topic:   "The Life of King David"
Scripture:   1 Samuel 16 - 1 Kings 2  (the English Standard Version will be used)


WHY DO IT? It is one great way for youth to study the Word of God on their own and in groups.


BIBLE BOWL: Competition of teams (3 or 4 players) in verbal quiz format. Also an individual, written competition.


WHO: 7th through 12th graders from churches throughout North and South Wisconsin Districts.

Form teams in your church - no limit of (4) person teams per church; limit of three (3) person teams per church.


RULES AND REGISTRATION FORM:  may be found on the North Wisconsin District website  



Rev. Mark R. Palmer

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bonduel, WI

Phone:  715-758-8559 or 715-853-5225

Email:  m.palmer@stpaulbonduel.com


article2Online Mission Trips
Take your students on an international mission trip... without leaving the classroom! 
More and more people throughout the Church are discovering new zeal for international mission outreach through "hands-on" mission service alongside field missionaries. But to be involved in this kid of global outreach, a participant typically has to be grown up; opportunities for children thave been limited. Lutheran Hour Ministries is changing that.

Welcome to a unique, kid-friendly international partnership opportunity with Lutheran Hour Ministries:  Online Mission Trips!

article3Group Purchasing Agreement

Group Purchasing Agreement (formerly the National Contract Program) is a service of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. 

Substantial Discounts

For 20 years the program has offered substantial discounts on moving, and on products and services to LCMS churches, schools and affiliated organizations by combining the buying power of over 8,000 organizations.



article4Rural & Small Town Mission's free monthly webinar

"Worship Solutions for Small Congregations" webinar with Church Music Solutions-12/12/13 at 1pm CST

Thursday, December 12, 2013
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central Time 

You can choose to hear the audio for this meeting either through your computer speakers or by dialing the following conference call information with your phone:

Conference Call : Toll Number: 213-416-1560 | Attendee Access Code: 356 351 933

Please click here to join this meeting

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Personal message from LCMS Rural and Small Town Mission

Please join RSTM December 12th at 1:00pm CST for the webinar, Worship Solutions for Small Congregations with Church Music Solutions.  It's important to run the system check below if you have never used www.anymeeting.com before in order for the webinar process to work smoothly for you. Give yourself 5-10 minutes for this process! Contact our office ahead of time if you have questions.  Thank you!


savethedateUpcoming Events
November 27 - District office closes at noon
November 28-29 - District office closed

December 24-25 - District office closed

December 31 - District office closes at noon 

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 13-15 - LEA National Administrators Conference

February 14 - Firm Foundations, Martin Luther High School, Greendale
February 22 - Passionate Believers Conference, Divine Redeemer, Hartland 
April 14 - Teaching the Faith Workshop - Northwest Lutheran School, Milwaukee 
April 27 - Teaching the Faith Workshop - Trinity-Freistadt, Mequon
May 4 - Teaching the Faith Workshop - Blessed Savior, New Berlin
June 9-13 - Lutheran Church Workers Couples Retreat, Heartland Retreat Center, Trego, WI
November 14 - PCW Conference, Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc

November 12-13 - NWD/SWD Teachers' Conference, Kalahari Resort, WI Dells


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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