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RCW Loan
Estate Planning
LCEF Scholarships
Thanks "Giving" Mission
Homeless Ministry

SWD Mission and Ministry Outreach Efforts  

Reach Your Financial Goals While Helping

Build the Church

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Merci, Grazzie, Danke, are the words "Thank You" in French, Italian, and German. Whatever tongue may say these words it isn't as impactful as seeing how our LCEF investments have enhanced our South Wisconsin District churches, schools, or other ministries. The Lutheran Church Extension Fund truly wants to thank you for your part in building ministry in our District.

LCEF's new ConnectPLUS investment is really resonating with new investors. Recently all of the South Wisconsin District pastors were sent a letter and brochures on ConnectPLUS. Please help LCEF promote ConnectPLUS to family and friends so the continuing needs of the LCMS can be funded. If you would like to get more brochures or information for your congregation please contact me, 414-464-8100, ext. 25 or

I wish for you and and your family a most Blessed Thanksgiving.
Yours in Christ,
Diana S. Raasch, M.B.A, CGP
Vice President
414-464-8100, ext. 25
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Rostered Church Worker Loan

Estate Planning Opportunities

"SWD Passionate Believers Conference"


Saturday, January 31, 2015


Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church & School

Hartland, Wisconsin 


At this Conference you will be given the opportunity to attend two very important personal Stewardship breakout sessions.

  1. Prepare, Provide and Protect: Pam Moksnes, CFP, Gift Planning Manager, will give you an overview of how to plan for the provision of family and the ministries we care about.
  2. LCEF Christian Wills & Trust Guide: Diana Raasch, MBA, CGP, will demonstrate the ease of using the Guide in four easy steps.

 Watch for updated Conference details. Online Registration will be available soon!




TWO - LCEF Scholarships Available NOW!


> > High School seniors check out this new LCEF scholarship! <<

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Our LCEF South Wisconsin District also has a scholarship that High School Seniors and College students in the South Wisconsin District are eligible to apply for this $1,000 scholarship. 

Thanks "Giving" Mission

Last year, many individuals and congregations in the South Wisconsin District

provided funds for Thanksgiving meals to families living in the central city of Milwaukee. The meal consists of a turkey and all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The goal every year is to fulfill the requests for Thanksgiving baskets we receive from central city Lutheran pantries in Milwaukee. Last year 1056 baskets were delivered to the pantries, and we have the same goal of 1056 this year. Again this year we will partner with Brookfield Lutheran who has purchased, assembled and delivered Thanksgiving baskets in the central city for many years. Please let me know if you or your congregation would like to help or consider being a host site in the future.


This is where we need your help. You can help by praying for the mission, the individuals who are preparing, assembling and delivering, and for those who receive them. We also ask for financial help. Your generosity not only provides nourishment, it also shows the love you have for your neighbor. 


Come and help me share our joy and love to others this Thanksgiving!


Rev. Peter Kelm - SWD Mission Executive


For additional questions or needed information, please contact Rev. Peter Kelm, SWD Mission Executive at (414)464-8100 or or Barb Slak at (414) 464-8100 or Donations appreciated by Thanksgiving.




Homeless Ministry

Many of you know that Pastor Chris Ikanih and Bethany Lutheran Church have been active in reaching out to


the homeless population in Milwaukee. Mr. Jack Wegner, a member of Trinity-Freistadt, Mequon, has been involved in advocacy for homeless veterans in Milwaukee for many years. These two men invite you to join them for a conversation about working together to serve our homeless population on Saturday, December 13th at 10 a.m. at the District Office. Join us to talk about ways that we can work together to share the love of Jesus with our neighbors who are homeless! Please RSVP to Peg Raabe at



For more opportunities or information about the South Wisconsin District Mission ministry and opportunities, sign-up for Rev. Peter Kelm's monthly eNewsletter by sending an email to Peg Raabe.



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.