In This Issue
Something for Everyone!
LCEF Sundays
The First Rosa
Exemplary Schools

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 Still Time to Extend Until October 15 


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Reach Your Financial Goals While Helping

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Upcoming Events

April 20-22
Spring Pastors' Conference
Holiday Inn, Manitowoc

May 12-13
55 & Up Spring Retreat
Cedar Valley, West Bend

June 7-9
SWD District Convention
CUW, Mequon

October 12-14
Fall Pastors' Conference
Stoney Creek Hotel
Conference Center, Onalaska

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"He is Risen!" There can be no better comment of reassurance for our world.


I pray you and your family had a wonderful Easter and are still basking in the glow and awe of Easter worship.


Please let me know if you have any questions in regards to anything within this newsletter. Likewise, let me know if I may ever be of service.


Yours in Christ,


Something for Everyone

For more details see the ad above or visit Your Pastor also just received a mailing with PartnerPlus brochures. You are always welcome to call my office for more resources and to speak with me or my assistant Barb Slak.

Who is Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF)?

What does LCEF do?

What can LCEF do for me?

What can LCEF do for my congregation/school?


Many recognize LCEF provides loans for churches and Rostered Church Workers, but there are many that do not know who LCEF is and the services it provides to empower ministry...YOUR

ministry! Did you know LCEF can also provide:           


*  Stewardship 101 

*  Strategic planning for

    churches and schools

Demographic Studies

*  Pastoral Coaching

*  Online giving tool with low fees

*  Congregational Campaigns

*  Gift and Estate planning

    seminars for congregations and

    personal assistance for

    individual households


Would you like to learn more about LCEF and the many services they provide? How about hosting an LCEF Sunday at your church? Diana is currently scheduling LCEF Sundays for Spring and Summer. Contact her at 414-464-8100, ext. 25 or email to schedule yours today!

The Untold Story: "The First Rosa"


An effort is under way to tell the untold story of Lutheran

THE FIRST ROSA - Film Trailer

educator and church planter Rosa J. Young. There was another Rosa, but Rosa Young was first. Rosa Parks started a civil rights revolution; Rosa Young started a spiritual revolution.


The Rev. Roosevelt Gray Jr., director of LCMS Black Ministry, leads the production of an LCMS documentary chronicling the unprecedented mission work of Rosa Young and Lutheran missionary Rev. Nils Bakke in Alabama during the early 1900s.


Planned for a 2015 release, the film, titled "The First Rosa," is a story that will inform the church and other public audiences of Rosa Young's remarkable impact on people as she proclaimed the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Click here to read more about "Rosa's" story from the LCMS website.

Exemplary Schools
Congratulations to Divine Redeemer, Hartland and St. Paul, Grafton!

The National Lutheran Accreditation Commission selected Divine Redeemer and St. Paul as two of five outstanding Lutheran schools in the United States for special recognition as exemplary accredited schools. These schools have demonstrated compliance with (NLSA) accreditation criteria that exceeded expectations related to the educational and ministry standards that are expected for accredited schools. In addition, they have demonstrated innovative leadership through the implementation of Best Practices related to the academic quality and spiritual development of its students.

The following schools were also unanimously selected to received this prestigious award during the 2015-16 academic year: 
  • Immanuel Lutheran School, Wentzville, Missouri
  • St. Michaels Lutheran School, Fort Meyers, Florida
  • St. Peter Lutheran School, Arlington Heights, Illinois

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.