In This Issue
LWML Winner
APOR Baby Shower
New Website
Y.I. Club
Joyful Response
Pre-Retirement Workshop
PCW Golf Outing
Higher Things Conference

SWD Mission and Ministry Outreach Efforts  

Reach Your Financial Goals While Helping

Build the Church

Accomplish Your Ministry and Financial Goals with LCEF

Share the Gospel, save for the future and use your blessings wisely. All accomplished in one place.

Your Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) investment earns a competitive interest rate while making funds and ministry support services available for ministries and rostered church workers of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS). 
Through the dollars invested by more than 50,000 individuals, congregations, schools, organizations and businesses, capital and resources specific for the unique needs of the LCMS are available now and for the future generations.

Keep your mission moving forward. Visit or call Diana Raasch at 414-464-8100, ext. 25.
SWD - LWML Convention Winner
Cheryl won a beautiful plant by visiting the 

Lutheran Church Extension Fund's booth and by entering her name in the LCEF drawing at the 2014 LWML District Convention. Cheryl is a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, North Prairie, Wisconsin.

SWD Baby Shower
On June 4th the South Wisconsin District Staff
held a baby shower for A Place of Refuge APOR) mom, Tia and her baby Leeonna. Tia was overwhelmed with the "showering" of gifts for Leeonna and very appreciative of the attention given to them. 

Like the SWD Staff, there are congregations in our District that have also sponsored a baby shower for APOR moms. Contact Trish Kagerbauer if your congregation or LCMS lady's organization would be willing to host a future Baby Shower.
Awesome New Website for SWD

Have you visited lately? If you have, then you already have seen our District's brand-new website. If you haven't please take a moment to check it out!

Our new website was launched on Friday, June 27. We are very excited about it and we have had a very positive response. If you would like to share any feedback, or if you experience any "technical difficulties," please let us know! Just call the District office (414-464-8100) or send an email to

Thank you!


Are Your Young Investors Giving Back? Let Us Reward Them!


At Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF), we encourage the sharing of time and talent, even among pre-teens and teens. Now, both Young Investors (Y.I.) Club Mission Builders and World Changers can earn up to $25 "extra credit" in their Y.I. StewardAccount®, just by completing 10 hours of community service.


And don't forget, we encourage all Y.I. members 7 years old and older to share with us their good grades where every A (or equivalent) earns $1 into their Y.I. StewardAccount, up to $25 per year.


Thanks to all of the young investors serving God and His people!

If you have any questions, contact Diana Raasch, LCEF District Vice President by phone: 414-4648100 or by email:
Skip the Envelope!
Your members and school families can fulfill their tithing and tuition commitments easily and electronically with Joyful Response®, Lutheran Church Extension Fund's free stewardship service.

As an organization, you can receive funds efficiently and predictably, avoiding seasonal drops in contributions. Members enjoy the ease and convenience of not writing checks.

Find our more at or by contacting Diana Raasch at 414-464-8100, ext. 25 or

**Ask about Joyful Response for LWML mites too!
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 - 9am to 3pm                   September 13, 2014 - 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 this flyer to all benefit-eligible workers within your church and/or school.
Church Worker Golf Outing
August 11, 2014
Rock River Hills Golf Club, Horicon

8:30am - Registration
9:00am - Shot-gun Tee-off

Share with your co-workers at church/school.

  Excellent!...Way to go Paul!
2014 Higher Things Conference at CUW

Congratulations to Paul from Faith Lutheran in Plano, TX. He won a Y.I. Club Contest.  

LCEF is a nonprofit religious organization; therefore, LCEF investments are not FDIC-insured bank deposit accounts. This is not an offer to sell investments, nor a solicitation to buy. LCEF will offer and sell its securities only in states where authorized. The offer is made solely by LCEF's Offering Circular. Investors should carefully read the Offering Circular, which more fully describes associated risks. LCEF StewardAccount access features provided through UMB Bank n.a. The StewardAccount is not available to investors living in South Carolina.