South Wisconsin District - LCMS
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)
February 3, 2014
In This Issue 
featureLutheran School Night at Miller Park



Friday, April 11

7:10 pm  


Milwaukee Brewers vs.

Pittsburgh Pirates


Loge Outfield Seats


Tickets - $17


Order forms will be available soon!



No Greater Love

John 15:13


Men, here's your reminder. You have 10 days to do or plan something special for your significant other!  But if you're like me, you might need to be reminded a day or two before, only to arrive at the flower/chocolate store that morning!  Yes, my wife deserves sympathy.


Did you know last year the per person average spent on Valentines gifts was approximately $130.97!  Did your jaw drop like mine?  I wonder what it is for Lutheran teachers?   Surely not as high.  


Valentines is a day set aside for people to give items of sentiment and love - and obviously some more than others!  As nice as the holiday is, it's nothing in comparison to the act of love described in John 15:9.  Jesus greatest commandment is reiterated here - even to the point of "laying down his life for his friends."  Certainly a value more than $130.97!  Christ set the example with the greatest act known to mankind.  This wasn't a one time deal on an annual basis, but an act that is renewed each and every day.  And where we need reminders, or forbid even forget, He never does.  How blessed are we to experience the greatest love, every day.


passionatebelieversSaturday, February 22, 2014


Here are some of the breakout sessions:


Caring for the Called - Rev. Dr. John C. Wille, President - SWD
In a time when our world is wandering farther and farther away from the Christian culture that we perceived, it is important for congregations and God's people to better understand the demands and the frailties of those who serve in various called positions, both clergy and commissioned. Called workers sometimes struggle emotionally, psychologically, physically and even spiritually. But they need not suffer alone. Called workers are as much a part of the church as anyone else. We will discuss ways to care for called workers. 



Stephen Ministry - Don Halter, First Immanuel, Cedarburg

Stephen Ministry assists pastors to care for the needs of hurting people in their own congregation and in the community. Stephen leader, Don Halter and Rev. Wil Reichmann will share how Stephen Ministry began at First Immanuel and what its status is today. They will also share the steps necessary to become a Stephen Ministry congregation. 





Questions - contact Barb Slak

TADS Booth - WCRIS Leadership Conference
If you are attending this year's event next Friday, we are hopeful that you will drop by our table and say Hi.  And the first 10 WCRIS attendees that drop in and say the words, "True Integration," shall receive a special TADS treat - one per school.  It doesn't matter if you are already a TADS school- you still get the TADS treat if you say those words.  Let's have some fun while we all endure this cold and snowy winter!

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nlsaNLSA Team Members Needed
The District is looking for six individuals willing to serve on two upcoming NLSA visiting teams for this school year (three additional people are needed for each visit). All visiting team participants will need to complete an online training session in order to serve on a team (to be completed on your own time). If you are willing to serve or have questions regarding the events, please contact Terry Hubbard and he will get you set up for the training.


April 21-23           Living Word Lutheran High School, Jackson 

April 28-30           LUMIN system, Milwaukee 

tec21Tec21 Workshop
New this year!
  • Simplicity and ease! No contract to mail. No enrollment fee. Don't pay until September.
  • Ten workshop centers in nine LCMS districts.
  • Undecided on who to send? Enroll a teacher who inspires contagious learning.

Enrollment ends March 31, 2014. Don't miss the opportunity to connect your teachers to one of the most unique perpetual learning communities available to Lutheran schools today. Participation in the workshop site near you caps at 10 teachers!


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LEALEA Award Recipients

 from the South Wisconsin District!


Christus Magister 

Ross Stueber 

Concordia University,  Ann Arbor, MI
Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon

Association of Lutheran Secondary Schools

Distinguished Lutheran Elementary Administrator
Michael Oldenburg
Divine Redeemer Lutheran School, Hartland


Leader in Outreach 

Mary Stafford 

Brookfield Lutheran Church, Brookfield 


Distinguished Retired Lutheran Educator 

Lawrence Sohn

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bucksMilwaukee Bucks Faith and Family Night

The Milwaukee Bucks invite you, your family, your friends and your co-workers to take advantage of these select games at special prices with NO additional fees!

March 8 - vs. Wizards - featuring post-game Christian Concert

Bucks mini basketball for fans 14 and under

savethedateUpcoming Events

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

March 1 - Servant Leader Workshop, Brookfield Lutheran Church, Brookfield

April 11 - Lutheran Schools Night at Miller Park - Brewers vs. Pittsburg Pirates 
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


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

Passionate Believers...Confessing Christ!

Mark L'Heureux
Education Executive

Robin Mueller
Administrative Assistant

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