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Assistant to Assistant
October 2015
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November 12 -13
North/South Teachers' Conference
Kalahari, Wisconsin Dells

January 30
Passionate Believers Conference
Divine Redeemer, Hartland

July 9-14
Synod Convention
Milwaukee, WI

July 16-20
National Youth Gathering
New Orleans, LA

LCEF Upper-MidWest Districts
(Iowa East & West, Minnesota South, 
North Dakota, North & South Wisconsin) 

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Five Powerful 
Leadership Lessons 
from the 
Book of Esther
By Rev. Randy Raasch, First Immanuel, Cedarburg
The account of Esther in the Old Testament provides us with some humbling facts about leadership. The story takes place while God's people are in exile. In this time in history they are under the control of the Persians, living far from the Promised Land. The Persian King, Ahasuerus, seeks a bride. The kingdom is searched for a fitting wife. In what seems to be an ancient version of The Bachelor, Esther, a Jewish woman, is chosen. Read more...
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Fixing up the Neighborhood
The 2008 financial crisis was devastating for a lot of neighborhoods across America and 
An abandoned home in the Sherman Park neighborhood  of Milwaukee, Wisc. being cleaned up and renovated.
many have yet to recover. The Sherman Park neighborhood in urban Milwaukee, Wisconsin however is moving in the right direction. Its members are taking action. 

October Promotional Resources
Below are the updated resources for your bulletins, powerpoint presentations, newsletters and/or websites. Please let me know
if you would like any of these printed for display.

LCEF Investment:

LCEF Scholarship:

SWD Stewardship:
Thanks "Giving" Mission
Last year, many individuals and congregations in the SWD provided funds for Thanksgiving meals to families living in the central city of Milwaukee.

Again this year the SWD is partnering with Brookfield Lutheran Church to provide a goal of 1043 baskets to the pantries.

Please help us reach our goal, first by praying for the mission and 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 your joy and love to others this Thanksgiving!

For more information visit or contact Rev. Peter Kelm at the South Wisconsin District Office, 414-464-8100.



Sunday, October 25

  • 2:30 p.m. "Harvest Blessings Concert" - First Immanuel, Cedarburg
  • 3:00 p.m. "Milwaukee Area Reformation Service" - Trinity, Milwaukee
  • 3:00 p.m. "Reformation Service & Rally" - St. John, Racine
For additional information on the above events, visit

Sunday, November 1
  • 3:30 p.m. "Sheboygan Area Reformation Celebration"               
                   Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts, Sheboygan

You're Invited: Showing of the First Rosa
The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod has produced and is ready to release the First Rosa, a film that summarizes Rosa's remarkable history, begin to initiate and invoke the vocation of new professional workers, and hopefully inspire the establishment of a new Rosa J. Young Academy in the South Wisconsin District.

It's time to hear the full story.


Join us for a special premiere showing of
"The First Rosa"
Monday, October 25, 2015 - 6pm
South Wisconsin District
8100 W Capitol Dr., Milwaukee

Reserve your seat today!  RSVP Mission of Christ Lutheran 414-264-4050 or 

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing." John 5:5

Join the Women's Leadership Insititute for their 3rd Regional Conference in Lisle, Illinois on Saturday, November 7. It will be a day full of great speakers, Bible study, and encouraging sectionals.  Our regional conference mission is to provide local speakers to a local community to connect and encourage one another and act as a catalyst for ongoing ministry opportunities. 

Registration Deadline: November 1 

Click here to register and learn more about the conference.

Everyone His Witness!
Equipping individual believers to be more effective witnesses of Jesus in their everyday lives.

November 14 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
South Wisconsin District Office
8100 W. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53222

Rev. Mark Wood, Director of Witness & Outreach Ministry/Revitalization Office of National Mission-LCMS, presents this brand-new workshop for the South Wisconsin District.

Registration is $20/person (includes lunch). Please bring a check with you when you come. To register, please call Peg Raabe, 414-464-8101; or raabe@swd.lcms.orgAbsolute deadline for registration is Nov. 2, 2015

Click here for workshop resources and detailed information about the workshop.

Lutheran Singles Association (LSA)
- Upcoming Events -

Plan to join us for a
n afternoon of food, fellowship and a short devotion. RSVP to Linda Gerbitz, LSA President at or 262-336-6631 at least one day prior to luncheon if you plan to attend. Reservations will need to be made if more than six are planning to attend. Separate checks will be given.
November 8, 2015 - 12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Perkins Restaurant, 2400 Milwaukee St., Delafield, WI 53018

November 21, 2015 - 1:00 p.m. "Thanksgiving Lunch"
Immanuel Lutheran, Riverton, IL

June 2016: LSA Conference (Site is TBD)

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LCEF Partner for 2016 NYG 

> Click here for more LCEF -2016 NYG information


> Contact Robin Mueller at if you have a youth group that is planning to attend the NYG, We want to make sure you are receiving all the information from the District office.

The Joy of Generosity

By Ron & Phyllis Chewning, Stewardship Advisors

Planning a stewardship emphasis? Not sure which resource to use? Let us help.
Below is a new stewardship resource for you to review and download for FREE. The program is called "The Joy of Generosity" and has been reviewed by President Wille, the SWD Stewardship Taskforce and a few local clergy within the South Wisconsin District.

Downloads include:
> Bible studies and devotions
> Communication and promotion resources
> Leaders guide, and
> Worship planning self-helps

If your congregation would like the assistance of the Stewardship Taskforce, please contact Diana Raasch at 414-464-8100, ext 25 or

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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