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"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)
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Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church and School, Hartland 
National Lutheran Schools Week
January 25-31, 2015
"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) 

 "Stand firm, and you will win life."

 Luke 21:19 


I'm not sure there is any other directive that Jesus speaks more clearly than from the above verse. Short, simple and to the point.


As I write this article, I'm sitting in a hotel room in Santiago, Dominican Republic with no windows and watching the only English TV station - CNN. I guess you can talk 24 hours non-stop on politics!


As all of you know, the South Wisconsin District has been a partner in the DR for over ten years. Over the past three years, our schools have been involved in supporting Escuelas Luteranas La Concordia, Palmar Arriba (day school) and Escuelas Luteranas La Licey (preschool). Over these three years, I have learned an important lesson - Missions are messy! This not only applies to a school in a third world country like the Dominican Republic, but also in our schools in South Wisconsin. Our Lutheran schools, wherever they are located, have one mission and purpose in mind, share the Gospel to advance the Kingdom!  As simple as this sounds, it can become complicated when sinners (like me, you and certainly politicians) involve ourselves in the Divine plan. Yet, we heed Christ's words, "Stand firm!"


In three years, we will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  Martin Luther stood firm 500 years ago to form the Christian belief of Sola Scriptura, Sola Fide and Sola Gratia. Messy? You bet! Without trial, tribulation and persecution? Of course! But, God's promises were true then, as they are today... "you will win life!"  As I walk through the classrooms of those I have little in common with, I see the one thing that brings us all together... God's kingdom being expanded by the spreading of the Gospel. And believe me, the people of the Dominican Republic do much greater things for me than what I do for them.  


So what can we do to stand firm? Pray and pray often for our elected officials to seek our Savior's guidance as they make policy affecting our schools and families. Pray for your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ (even those you have not met and serving abroad) as they lead in their ministries that they may lead appropriately to His will. And lastly pray for the sharing of the Gospel to those who do not know our Lord's promises - and don't be afraid to heed His Call to serve!


Serving Together,


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The Teaching the Faith Workshop for Thursday, November 13 has been CANCELLED

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Help Give $100,000 for Lutheran Education!

Trinity Lutheran School in Billings, MT has been nominated as a finalist to receive a $100,000 grant through Farmers Insurance "Thank a Million Teachers" program. Trinity is one of three finalists in the northwest region and is the only Christian School competing for the grant nationally.

Lynne Erger, Trinity's First Grade Teacher, submitted the grant entitled, "Operation F.I.L.L. It Up." This grant will enable Trinity to purchase Furnishings, I pads, Laptops and Literature in their new library and computer lab that is part of a school expansion.

The grant will be awarded based on the total number of votes for the proposal. The voting begins October 1 and ends November 30. Please join us in voting daily at:

If you send an email to tlsdream@aol.com we will be happy to send you a daily reminder with a direct link to the voting site to make it faster and easier for you.

Thank you for supporting Lutheran education and our children!
POLSPOLS Conference 2015



kohlKohl Fellowships and Scholarships Increased

he Herb Kohl Education Foundation announced that it will triple the amount of all three of its awards! The change will begin with the 2015 recipients, which means this year's awards will be as follows:

  • Teacher Fellowship: Award increasing from $1,000 to $3,000. Teachers will receive $3,000 and their schools will also receive a $3,000 award. Note: The nomination period for this award has ended.
  • Student Excellence: Award increasing from $1,000 to $3,000. Graduating students have until November 26 to apply for this award.
  • Student Initiative: Award increasing from $1,000 to $3,000. Chosen students will receive a $3,000 scholarship to go toward post-secondary education. Note: This award is not competitive- schools are selected by rotation to choose a student to receive the scholarship.
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Prayers for Mark L'Heureux and Jim Breytung... as they travel to the Dominican Republic this week. May God bless their time and ministry in the DR.
 eventsUpcoming Events
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 - WCRIS Administrators Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Madison


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


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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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