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)
May 26, 2014
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Lutherans For Life
Goal:  $15,000
Total: 2,564.61




If Jesus had to take time alone with God, then we surely need to.

- Sharon Daugherty


lovelogicLove and Logic Training
Who:  Any Lutheran Educator or Church Work

When:   June 13 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm and
             June 14 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Trinity Lutheran Church & School in Racine, WI

How Much:

What's Included:  
All training, a copy of the book "Teaching With Love & Logic, two
continental breakfasts, one lunch, and snacks.

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Just a reminder that all new rostered workers (whether called from the field or new graduates) to your school need to be installed/commissioned. Please notify Robin when the installation/ commissioning date is scheduled and which pastor will be performing the installation/ commissioning. Paperwork will be prepared and sent to pastor.
When you fill your vacancies, please let Robin know so that the positions can be removed from the website.
neworkerNew Worker Orientation
Please remind all your new teachers - first year or new to the District - about the New Worker Orientation, Friday, August 8, at the District office. Registration information will be sent out in July.
noahNoah's Ark
SWD Youth and Family Day at Noah's Ark
Friday, June 20

Deadline to register is Wednesday, June 11. Please share this information with your youth director and church office.


callsNew Call Documents
As you may be aware, the requirement for the offset payment on page 5 of the call document is being removed, effective July 1. New call documents have been completed to reflect this change and will be available after July 1.

After July, you will need to download the new call document when issuing calls. Please contact Robin for the new password.

More Info - letter from COP and CPS 

Around the District
St. Paul's brings ministry into sharper focus with VisionPath

Like most congregations, the members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Oconomowoc, Wis., have varied interests - and varied ideas about the ministry direction their church should pursue.

Some prefer to focus on facility needs, while others favor a greater emphasis on emotional care. Still other members want more outreach to young adults, senior citizens or the unchurched in general - depending on whom you talk to.  

St. Paul Oconomowoc VisionPath
Students take part in an "Aspiration to Action" ministry session held this winter at St. Paul's Lutheran Church and School, Oconomowoc

"While everyone's hopes and dreams [for the church] have merit, there's no way at this stage in our journey that we have the resources to do everything," said the Rev. Lance O'Donnell, St. Paul's senior pastor.  

That's one reason the church turned to Lutheran Church Extension Fund's VisionPath experience, created by LCEF Senior Vice President Max Biesenthal to help congregants consider different ministry directions and - taking into account needs, opportunities and resources - bring into sharper focus the path where God is pointing

"What once was opaque is becoming clearer," O'Donnell said about how St. Paul's is determining its ministry vision. 


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 eventsUpcoming Events
June 9-13 - Lutheran Church Workers Couples Retreat, Heartland Retreat Center, Trego, WI
June 20 - SWD Youth and Family Day at Noah's Ark

August 1 - Early Childhood Literacy Festival, Concordia University Wisconsin

August 8 - New Worker Orientation, District Office

August 15 - Firm Foundations, Martin Luther High School, Greendale

September 12 - Pre-Retirement Workshop - Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Sun Prairie

September 13 - Pre-Retirement Workshop - District office

September 22 - Parent Event with Dr. Tim Elmore, Milwaukee Lutheran High School

September 23 - Administrators' Conference, Concordia University Wisconsin

November 7 - Firm Foundations, Martin Luther High School, Greendale

November 14 - PCW Conference, Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc



February 13 - Firm Foundations, Martin Luther High School, Greendale 


June 7-9 - District Convention, Concordia University Wisconsin


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


Click on the link to
register 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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