South Wisconsin District - LCMS 
Mercy Forever
"For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
Mark 10:45 (ESV)
September 29, 2014
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A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. 

~ Albert Einstein


lscsLutheran School Consulting Services

The new school year is well underway and maybe you have schools the may be experiencing one or more of these symptoms:

  • Enrollment begins to decline
  • Finances begin to become an issue
  • Pastor/principal vacancy past first call
  • Stagnation
  • District Ed Ex senses signs of trouble
  • Leadership Concerns
  • Accreditation Indicators of Issues
  • Relationships / Conflicts
  • Other 

If so Lutheran School Consulting Services may be able to help!  Please contact Bill Cochran at Bill.Cochran@outlook.com. Since we made the change to LSCS we have served 15 Lutheran Schools with some type of service. Our goal this school year is to be able reach 18-20 schools. 

HFJHearts for Jesus
The recipient for the 2014/2015 Hearts for Jesus is:


CPTLN (Cristo Para Todas Las Naciones or "Christ for all nations") is made up of several District congregations, supported by our District and Lutheran Hour Ministries, working together in Hispanic outreach ministry. This ministry supports four congregations from our District: Santa Cruz, Racine; Grace, Milwaukee; Oklahoma Ave, Milwaukee; and St. Martini, Milwaukee. Resource materials are being developed and should be available by the end of December.
schoolministrymailingSchool Ministry Mailings
If you did not receive the mailing from School Ministry, following are the resources that are available on the Portal.
  • Alight
  • NLSA Exemplary Schools Best Practices
  • Computer File
  • Early Childhood Devotions
  • Family Matters
  • Growing in Governing
  • Insight and Ideas
  • Parent Pages
  • Professionally Speaking
  • Rattles and Prattles
  • School Shepherd
  • Time Out for Directors
  • 2014-2015 Portal Subscription Invoice
  • 2014-2015 chapel Talks Stand in Mercy Order Form
Published monthly through May 2015, future mailings throughout 2014-15 will only be accessible online as reproducible PDFs with a active portal subscription.
Certification in Lutheran Early Childhood Teaching (C-LECT)
This certification will:
  • Provide Early Childhood professionals with a foundation of Lutheran thought and teaching
  • Introduce Early Childhood professionals to the mission and ministry of the Early Childhood Education in the church
  • Assist Early Childhood professionals in supporting the faith life of young children

November 7-8, 2014 or February 6-7, 2015


The registration deadline is October 24, 2014 or January 23, 2015.



DuedatesReport/Form/Registration Due Dates
October 1
  • NLSA Fees to Synod and District
October 3
  • NLSA Captains and Consultants registration
November 1
  • School Statistical Report
November 26
  • Kohl student excellence nominations
AroundtheDistrictAround the District


Fall Work Weekend


Work weekend is an opportunity for Youth groups, individuals, and families to spend a weekend at Camp LuWiSoMo for free!


View brochure and Registration Form




6th Annual Taste of Elegance Dinner for Camp LuWiSoMo

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Registration & Social Time: 4:00pm

Dinner: 5:30

Auction: all night

Lodging available 

Enjoy a wonderful evening meeting new friends and visiting with current friends at the 6th Annual Taste of Elegance Dinner for Camp LuWiSoMo.


Dinner for the evening will feature Prime Rib and Roast Turkey.


Guest speaker, Kim Goller of Lifest will speak about "How to engage youth in the Church"       


To view/print a full page Taste of Elegance invitation, please select the link below:


 eventsUpcoming Events
October 11 - Lutheran Grade School State Cross Country Meet - Concordia University Wisconsin

October 13 - NLSA Captains and Consultants Training, District office

October 24-26 - Lutheran Grade School State Volleyball Championship
November 7 - Firm Foundations, Martin Luther High School, Greendale

November 7-8 - CLECT Seminar, Concordia University Wisconsin

November 14 - PCW Conference, Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc



January 14-16 - POLS, Christ Lutheran Church, Phoenix, AZ


January 31 - Passionate Believers Conference, Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church and School, Hartland

February 6-7 - CLECT Seminary, St. John Lutheran Church, Portage

February 12-14 - LEA National Administrators' Conference, Orlando, Florida

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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