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)
June 2, 2014
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HFJHearts for Jesus
Lutherans For Life
Goal:  $15,000
Total: 2,564.61


In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the repentance of the angels of God

over one sinner who repents.  Luke 15:10



A  s many of you close out the year, my guess is there are plans in the making for a "get away" or two. If you're traveling any distance, you have probably looked at a map, or if like me, plugged it into your GPS to see the quickest and best route. My first couple of years in the District, I didn't go many places without my GPS. For comfort, I still use it from time to time because of not being totally sure of the path to take. Even then, there are detours that recalibrate the GPS, making me relying on it even more. How often do you rely on your Global Positioning System (GPS)? How often do you rely on God's Plan of Salvation? Even when it recalibrates?


Do you ever feel spiritually lost? Or, maybe unsure of God's plan? Don't fret, you're not the only one. The Bible is full of God's people who were spiritually lost. Luke 15 contains three parables about the lost: lost sheep, lost coin, and a lost son. Without God's GPS, you will remain lost. Now maybe your not lost, I hope not! But, there are many that are. As disciples of Christ, you are communicators of God's Plan of Salvation! Thousands of students will walk away from our buildings - some not to return. What do you want them to walk away with? Sure, the academic preparedness for the next level is important, but not as important as their salvation. May you continue to find joy in these last days, realizing the importance of your work for the Kingdom!


Blessings to all over the next months for some well deserved rest and relaxation!





This is the last Leadership Learnings for this school year.
You will begin receiving them again in August.


 lifewalkLCMS Life Conference 2015
January 22-24, 2015
Washington, D.C.

We're taking a stand, speaking out on behalf of the 2,900 children who are aborted every day right here in America.


More Info

wittenbergThe Wittenberg Project

The following information is from the Public Relations department at Synod:  


Perhaps you're already aware of this, but this month we are launching a campaign for The Wittenberg Project (www.thewittenbergproject.org) and with it a special opportunity for our Lutheran schools to engage in the project by joining something called the Reformation 500 Club. Basically, we are offering them a chance to take part in the Gospel outreach that is being done through The Wittenberg Project, and congregation and schools in the Reformation 500 Club commit to each raising $500 over the course of the next school year. Here is more info on just the club: http://thewittenbergproject.org/reformation-500-club/.


We have quite a few PR activities in the works to get the word out on this. We have a Reformation 500 Club flyer already complete, a poster in the works, and a few other materials. This should be fun for the schools -- they get to choose how they raise their $500 and it is perfect for the teachers/principals who have not yet chosen a service project or cause to support for the next school year. This is a church-wide project, and we'd love to get everyone involved.

Hearts for Jesus

If you have collected chapel donations for the Hearts for Jesus project

Lutherans For Life

please send your check to the District office by July 1.


golfSWD Golf Outing
golf-ball-grass.jpg Join us for the SWD Church Worker Golf Outing
Monday, August 11
Rock River Hills Golf Club

8:30 am - Check In
9:00 am - Shot-Gun Tee-Off

18 Holes

Cost:  $42/golfer - includes cart and lunch!

Flyer and Registration
preretirementPre-Retirement Workshop



Pre-Retirement Workshop


Concordia Plan Services and the South Wisconsin District are hosting two 1-day workshops for professional church workers and their spouses to help them understand the process and importance of planning for retirement. 

  • Basic Finances & Budgeting
  • Retirement Income & Concordia Plan Changes
  • Health Care & Costs
  • Envisioning Retirement Life
  • Advance Directives
  • Personal Q&A Time (As time allows)

                                        September 12, 2014                                                 September 13, 2014 

                                               9am to 3pm                                                               9am to 3pm

                                    Bethlehem Lutheran Church                                      South Wisconsin District Office

                                  300 Broadway Dr., Sun Prairie                                     8100 W. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee


There is no cost to attend these workshops!  The district will be providing morning refreshments and lunch. But advance registration is needed for planning. You can register by contacting Karen Rayner no later than Monday, August 22, 2014. We will need your name, spouses name if attending, email address and your phone number. Shortly before the workshop you will receive some preliminary worksheets to complete, as well as questions to begin asking yourself about your potential retirement.


Please distribute the flyer to all benefit-eligible workers within your church and/or school.
vacanciesPosting Vacancies
Another venue to list your vacancies is on the Lutheran School Portal. If your school is a member of the LSP, you can post your positions on the Portal.

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

New Worker Orientation
Friday, August 8
at the District office

Registration information will be sent out in July.
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
Dean and Nichole Haas

Adalyn Marie Haas was born on June 2, 7 lbs. 10 ozs, 21 inches long

Baby Adalyn joins the Haas family and big brother Colton.

Nichole Haas teaches at First Immanuel, Cedarburg.

 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 11 - SWD Church Worker Golf Outing, Rock River Hills Golf Club

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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