In This Issue
Thank You!
Y.I. Club
LCEF Quarterly Publication
Welcome Dr. Cody
Mission Convocations
2016 National Youth Gathering
2016 LCEF Scholarship

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SWD Mission and Ministry Outreach Efforts  

News for You
You may have a lot going on in your life, but it doesn't mean you have to put off planning for the future. You can plan for the future with our help - whether it's discovering planned giving options or accessing a Legacy Guide that will help you pull together your information. We can help you with a plan that will create a Christian legacy.

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eNewsletter with a friend and contact Diana at 414-464-8100, ext. 25 if we can be of further assistance to you. 

Upcoming Events

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


July 9-14
LCMS Synod Convention
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Volunteers are needed for Synod Convention! 
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Reach Your Financial Goals While Helping Build the Church 

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"Passionate Believers"
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Thank you!
Because of your investments with Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF), 76 South Wisconsin District congregations, RSO's, and various other ministries were able to receive loans. Likewise, through your investments, LCEF was able to provide more than $580,000 in loans to Rostered Church Workers. Each year LCEF also provides thousands of dollars to the districts to be used as needed in each respective location. To God be the Glory!

Did you know the Young Investors Club (YI Club) has been around for almost two years. Did you know the interest rate has remained at 3.5% for the entire time. These accounts make great birthday and Christmas gifts. We purchased one for our granddaughter.

Below you will see an ad for ConnectPLUS.  Tell family and friends of this two-year note, it is currently paying 3.0%.

LCEF investments are impacting ministry here in the South Wisconsin District and beyond. Feel free to use any of this content in your communications with family and your congregational family. If you have any questions please call, 414-464-8100 extension 25.

Yours in Christ,

Diana S. Raasch, M.B.A., CGP
Vice President
South Wisconsin
414-464-8100, ext. 25
fax: 414-464-0602

Welcome to the Young Investors (Y.I.) Club

LCEF Magazine 
Available Online
Read and Share local ministry stories from our Summer 2015 LCEF upper Midwest districts-LCMS magazine. Click here to read about:
  • LCEF Scholarship Winners
  • Families Touched by   Alzheimers
  • Refinance Helps Family Cut Payments, Increase Savings
  • Remodeled Sanctuary in Stewartville, Minnesota
  • Legacy Opportunity in Wisconsin
  • VisionPath Experienced
  • Ministry in Mandan Receives Rebate
  • Laborers for Christ Honors Retiree Dale Vogt
  • Y.I. Challenge Winners Announced 

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ConnectPLUS is for the new LCEF investor who wants to experience the over-and-above reward of supporting LCMS ministries - ultimately helping to expand the kingdom of God. Realize not only the financial benefits that LCEF offers, but start a new relationship with LCEF, the financial arm of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Click here to see the Features of ConnectPLUS.


For more information or to begin your investment TODAY, contact Diana Raasch at 414-464-8100 or LCEF, St. Louis at 800-843-5233. 

Welcome, Dr. Chris Cody 
Dr. Chris Cody recently joined the South Wisconsin District staff as the Education Executive. 

Chris was born and raised in West Allis, Wisc., and received his Lutheran education in South Wisconsin. He attended St. Paul's Lutheran School, West Allis, Martin Luther High School, Greendale and Concordia University, Mequon. After graduating CUW, he taught middle school social studies at St. Peter-Immanuel, Milwaukee until 2007. In 2007 Chris accepted the call to be the Principal at Mt. Olive, Milwaukee, where he served until 2015.


Chris is the oldest of three children. He married his wife, Megan in 2008 and in 2013 they were blessed with their son, James.


Chris's goal is to serve the schools administrators and staff in the SWD as they go about preparing a new generation in the Lutheran faith.  

Center for U.S. Missions "1-Day Convocations"
Mobilizing the Mission of God - A Mission Convocation

This is a joint effort of SWD and NWD to mobilize pastors and people for mission! The convocations will be held in three locations...
  • Thursday, September 10 - St. Mark, 600 Stevens Dr., Wausau
  • Friday, September 11 - Shepherd of the Hills, N1615 Meadowview Dr., Greenville (Appleton area)
  • Saturday, September 12 - South Wisconsin District, 8100 W. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee

Sessions are from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is only $30 - includes lunch!


Easy to register - call the District office and ask for Peg, 414-464-8101. 


Click here for convocation details.

National Youth Gathering 2016

NYG 2016


Place: New Orleans, LA            

Date:  July 16-20 


If you have a youth group that is planning on going to the NYG, please have the group leader contact Robin - - at the District office. We want to make sure that they are receiving all the information from the District office regarding the District event, t-shirts, etc. 


LCEF has been an important partner to those attending LCMS National Youth Gatherings. We will once again provide financial services for youth groups, workers and, volunteers.

A major concern for anyone who travels is handling money, and congregation leaders, parents and young people attending this major event are no different. We want the experience to be fun, memorable and safe! 


Consider LCEF's Visa prepaid cards as an alternative to giving cash to youth group members. Lost cards can be easily replaced, and funds not used can be returned to the youth group's StewardAccount® for future events. 


The LCEF Exchange, also will be operating during the Gathering, July 16-20, 2016, in New Orleans. This service allows for on-site cash transactions for workers, volunteers, DCEs, parents and attendees. 


NEW this year! Youth leaders can text LCEFNYG to 3131-31 for LCEF tips and tools as they prepare for and enjoy the Gathering.

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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.

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