South Wisconsin District - LCMS 
"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)
June 1, 2015
 In This Issue

North/South Teachers' Conference


   - God at Work at
      St. Martini
   - Prayer Requests

LCEF south wisconsin district
Lutheran Church Extenstion Fund
Summer Camps


Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.        

1 Peter 1:8-9



I used the above scripture verse in a staff devotion at the District office last week and heard it again by the Valedictorian of Martin Luther High School this past Saturday, her favorite verses! These were much needed words of encouragement from Peter to the newly formed Christian church, and are just as important in our time today.


As we end another school year, we will say farewell to those students, families and maybe teachers, who won't be returning, whether through graduation, transition or other circumstances. Regardless of the reason, we know that God puts people in our lives for reasons which we may not know. But what we do know, in our time with them, we are to take every advantage of being a brother or sister in Christ - giving of ourselves to help strengthen their faith and spiritual walk with their Lord and Savior. As administrators and teachers, this is our Calling, nothing is greater! As I transition back into the school setting, and reflect on my time here, I have truly been blessed by the people I've had the chance to cross paths with. While I don't always understand God's timing, I know He is faithful to those who are connected to Him as referenced by Peter.


To our students or teachers who will not return next year, it's not farewell, goodbye, adios, but see you later! God's promises guarantee the marvelous reunion!


Serving Christ Together,


officeclosedDistrict Office will be Closed


The District office will be closed

Monday and Tuesday, June 8-9

for the District convention 

and also on

Wednesday, June 10.

PortalVacancies on the Portal


In addition to listing your vacancy on the District website, you can post your vacancy on the Lutheran School Portal.

  • Under Services, click on Open Positions.
  • Once you have your position listed, please let Robin know so she can approve it.
choiceChoice Expansion

Provisions that foster choice and help private school kids are being perceived as an attack on public education. This will continue for the next month and could get more angry before it subsides. The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) produced a video that answers those arguments:(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw1D2cI0bns).


The Institute is also circulating an op-ed, which ran in the Kenosha News and may be appearing in a newspaper near you. 

CUWAdjunct Faculty - CUW

Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) invites applications

for Adjunct Faculty for courses listed within our online
Dual Credit program. We are seeking enthusiastic and dedicated instructors who exhibit a high degree of 
professionalism, maintain a strong commitment to our Dual Credit high school students, and demonstrate the ability to
motivate and educate in an engaging manner. Candidates should be dynamic educators committed to quality interaction, student success, and scholarship. The program is offered each semester through the Office of Continuing and Distance Education. Online Dual Credit instructors receive semester-based contracts. This is a contracted adjunct instructor position reporting to the specific department Program Director. Job Description
noahsarkSWD Youth and Family Day at Noah's Ark

Friday, June 19

Join us for a day of fun, food and fellowship. 


$29 per person (2 and under are free)


Includes entry to Noah's Ark and an all you can eat lunch buffet.




Register your group by Wednesday, June 11.

NSteachersN/S Teachers' Conference

November 12-13, 2015

Kalahari Resort and Convention Center

Wisconsin Dells


Let's RAP at the Dells!  

Relationships, Analysis, Practice!


Registration, lodging and more information is available on the District website.


Lodging room types have been updated on the website - 5/11/15.


Early Childhood Workshop - Teaching the Faith - will be held on Wednesday, November 11.


AroundtheDistrictAround the District

baptismGod at Work at St. Martini, Milwaukee

Great things are happening at St. Martini! Two students were baptized and two others were confirmed on Sunday, May 17 during the bilingual service. Pastor Prada had the teachers stand as witnesses to the baptisms. Both of the confirmed students will attend Martin Luther High School in the fall.


A few weeks ago, Pastor Prada confirmed 10 adults and welcomed them into membership at St. Martini, the first Hispanic members of the congregation. Most of the adults were either employees of the school, parents of students or both.


Praise God for the awesome work of Pastor Prada!


Prayer Request

Prayers for Rev. Peter Kelm as he begins chemotherapy.

Prayers for those planning the 2015 District Convention in June.
 eventsUpcoming Events


June 7-9 - District Convention, Concordia University Wisconsin

June 19 - SWD Youth and Family Day at Noah's Ark, Wisconsin Dells 


August 7 - Early Childhood Literacy Festival, CUW


August 11 - New Worker Orientation, District office - NEW DATE


August 14 - Firm Foundations

September 29 - Administrators' Conference, CUW 


November 6 - Firm Foundations|

November 11 - Teaching the Faith Workshop - Kalahari Resort, WI Dells 


November 12-13 - NWD/SWD Teachers' Conference, Kalahari Resort, WI Dells



February 5 - WCRIS Leadership Conference

February 12 - Firm Foundations 

July 9-14 - Synod Convention, Mlwaukee


July 16-20 - National Youth Gathering, New Orleans

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 for the Next Generation!

Mark L'Heureux
Education Executive

Robin Mueller
Administrative Assistant

SWD School Ministry | 414-464-8102  |  FAX - 414-464-0602
8100 West Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53222
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