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 17, 2014
In This Issue 
LEIF Search
Inactive Status 

As you do LEIF searches to fill vacancies on your staff, please remember that individuals on Non-Candidate status may accept a call. Individuals may only stay on Candidate status for four years and then have to move to Non-Candidate status, even if they are still seeking a position.






You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now.

How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today,

but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.

-       Dale Carnegie



Saturday, February 22, 2014


Here are some of the breakout sessions:


Long & Short Term Missions - Rev. Dan McMiller, Office of International Missions  

Men's Ministry - Rev. Randy Raasch, Senior Pastor - First Immanuel, Cedarburg 

Risk Management - Denise Webb, CRM, RF, Executive Director Risk Management & Insurance - LCMS

Hispanic Ministry - Rev. Tim Sims, Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee 

Estate Planning - Diana Raasch, M.B.A., CGP, LCEF District Vice President - SWD  

Generation Change:  Building for the Future - Bob Gleason



Questions - contact Barb Slak


Lutheran School Night at Miller Park

Lutheran Schools Night at Miller Park

Friday, April 11

7:10 pm  


Pittsburg Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers

                                 Loge Outfield Seats -  Tickets - $17



General info

Student order form

Individual order form

Ticket order form 


graceplaceGrace Place Retreats

Calling all Lutheran Church Workers Couples!


Consider pausing with the Grace Place family this summer...


Grace Place, in coordination with the North and South Wisconsin Districts, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Heartwood Retreat Center with additional underwriting from The LCMS Office of National Mission, is announcing a wonderful opportunity for Lutheran Church Worker Couples to Be Well and Serve Well.

This Monday afternoon to Friday noon continuing education event focuses on skills and attitudes to keep you healthy in body, mind, spirit and finances.  It is anchored around four "pause points" to be in God's Word each day, daily exercise, adventure activities and free time each afternoon, and wonderful, nutritious food and fellowship.


Leaders include Rev. Dr. Darrell Zimmerman, Grace Place Director of Programs, and Rev. Dr. Todd and Heather Biermann, Senior Pastor, Faith Lutheran in Grand Blanc, MI.


Each participant and each participant's congregation receives $50 for participating in this retreat if a member of CPS.


To enroll in the Be Well, Serve Well program, visit http://www.bewellservewell.com/


Cost:  $250 per couple

For more information (directions, agenda, etc) and to register, visit:




Click on:

 Don't delay - register today!

taxdeductionPrivate School Tax Deduction Q&A
Questions and answers regarding private school tuition:

Question:  What amounts paid may be used for the subtraction?

Answer:   The subtraction only applies to tuition and mandatory student fees.  Separate charges for other items, such as room and board, athletic tickets, or other costs, may not be subtracted.

Additional questions and answers are available on the department's web site:  http://www.revenue.wi.gov/taxpro/news/2014/140116.html.   
Wisconsin Department of Revenue 
Customer Service 

hoursSchool Year Hours
Clicking below will open an excel spreadsheet through the DPI website to assist administration in calculating hours
needed for a school year. 

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 by Mercy Me!

Bucks mini basketball for fans 14 and under

savethedateUpcoming Events

February 22 - Passionate Believers Conference, Divine Redeemer, Hartland

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

March 8 - Faith and Family Night - Bucks vs. Wizards - Mercy Me concert

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


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...Confessing Christ!

Mark L'Heureux
Education Executive

Robin Mueller
Administrative Assistant

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