In This Issue
SWD New Website
Family Emergency StewardAccount
RCW Loans
Bulletin Inserts
LCEF Advocate
SOS Center
Parent Event
Concordia Plan Services

SWD Mission and Ministry Outreach Efforts  

Reach Your Financial Goals While Helping

Build the Church

Dear Friends in Christ,

The South Wisconsin District (SWD) has many partnership opportunities. Check out the new SWD website. Please also make sure you call the District Executives if you have a
 specific inquiry in the area of missions, education, and stewardship. 

Feel free to call if you have any questions about any of the information. 

In Christ,
Diana S. Raasch, M.B.A, CGP
Vice President
414-464-8100, ext. 25
Planning = Protection = Peace

LCEF Christian Guide to Planning your Will and Trust is available in print and an electronic version.

Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) is pleased to assist South Wisconsin households and congregations with their planning. Contact Diana Raasch at the District Office, 414-464-8100, ext. 25 or
Be Prepared with a Family Emergency StewardAccount
Unexpected bills or changes in job circumstances can upset a family's financial plan. A Family Emergency StewardAccount helps investors set aside funds to draw upon in a financial emergency. This Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) investment can be started with as little as $25 and requires monthly investments of just $25. The systematic savings in addition to the competitive interest rate helps build a financial "cushion" that provides peace of mind.

Be prepared! Visit or contact Diana at 414-464-8100, ext. 25 or
New to LCEF?  Check out ConnectPLUS!

ConnectPLUS Term Note


ConnectPLUS is for the new LCEF investor who wants to experience the over-and-above reward of supporting LCMS ministries-ultimately helping to expand the kingdom of God. Realize not only the financial benefits that LCEF offers, but start a new relationship with LCEF, the financial arm of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. 


Features of ConnectPLUS

Loans Tailored to Rostered Church Workers
Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) provides personalized loan assistance and advice to rosteredchurch workers and ministries of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS). Since we understand the importance of doing the Lord's work, we strive to provide attentive service and loans with terms that best meet your needs.  

Bulletin Inserts Available - Plan Ahead!

Available anytime during the year 

  • Young Investors Club (Y.I.)
  • Shared Blessings
  • Family Emergency StewardAccount
  • StewardAccount
  • Legacy Planning

Available throughout the year

  • Back to School
  • Reformation
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • New Year
  • Lent
  • Easter
  • Confirmation
  • Spring
  • Father's Day

>> When ordering your bulletin inserts, please allow for a two-week delivery time. <<


If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Diana or Barb at 414-464-8100  

Help LCEF Continue its Mission...Become an Advocate!
As an LCEF Advocate you are part of a team of volunteers working together to enable LCEF to continue it's mission. Your contributions, dedication, and commitment are vital. Each opportunity to share about the ministry contributes greatly.

To learn more of what it means to be be an LCEF Advocate, contact Diana Raasch at the South Wisconsin District by phone 414-464-8100, ext. 25 or email: 

Together let's make a difference in our congregations and
surrounding communities. 
SOS Center + Partner Congregations 
                          = VBS Summer Camp for City Youth!

By Johnnie Fields - SOS Center, Board President


And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

This verse surely conveys what occurred at the SOS Center in Milwaukee this summer as both urban and suburban congregations plus a host of volunteers teamed up to complete a successful five-week VBS Summer Camp under the banner of  Sharing God's Word.

"Performing a Balancing Act for our Kids"

Monday, September 22, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Lutheran High School
8700 W. Grantosa Rd., Milwaukee

This FREE event for ALL parents
We are leading an entirely new generation of kids today. I call the older children "Generation iY" due to the impact of the "I" world they live in - internet and video screens. The younger children are now called, "Homelanders" since they were born since the launch of Homeland Security. Already we can see a difference in these kids. In this inspirational session, we will diagnose the minds and hearts of these children, and examine the best ministry ideas we can employ to reach them.

2014 CRSP Administrative Guide NOW Available Online or by Request!


The CRSP Administrative Guide has been updated for 2014. Due to the mid-year changes to the Concordia Retirement Program, the release of the 2014 CRSP Administrative Guide was delayed until the changes had taken effect and new administrative policies created.


Updated information in this guide includes:

  • CRSP contributions rates (applicable for employers not in the Concordia Health Plan )
  • CRSP administration for a worker on disability
  • Remitting worker and employer contributions
  • CRSP Employer Match administration and an 'Estimating Your Cost' worksheet
  • Updated EBSO, Metlife, and FASCore contact information.
Since the guide is being released mid-year, printed copies are not being mailed to employers. Click here to view or download an electronic version of the guide. For a printed version of the CRSP Guide email or call 888-927-7526 to request a printed copy. (8/14) 

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.