South Wisconsin District - LCMS 
Weekly Schools Notes
"God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord."
I Corinthians 1:9 (ESV)
February 15, 2016
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Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity.
I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord."
And you forgave the guilt of my sin.
Psalm 32:5

"I think apologizing's a great thing, but you have to be wrong. I will absolutely apologize, sometime in the hopefully distant future, if I'm ever wrong." Ah, Donald. Forgive me for being political, but if nothing else, Donald Trump has certainly provided a number of "huh?" quotes this campaign season. He made the statement above to Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show a few months ago. As easy as it is to laugh at the above statement, how often are we guilty of doing exactly what he said? We apologize, but don't believe we are wrong. We utter the words "I'm sorry," but we don't truly believe it. Or, we see it in our classrooms and homes as kids fight. We force them to apologize...but do they really mean it?

I thought of this again on Sunday morning during church shortly after going through the confession and absolution. I realized that I had recited the entire confession without even realizing what I was saying. It was empty. Do I really believe that I am a poor miserable sinner? Absolutely! Do I really believe that God forgives all sin? Absolutely! Am I guilty of taking this for granted? Absolutely! This is why I love the season of Lent. Throughout this season, we journey with Christ to the cross and are reminded of the anguish, pain, betrayal, and ultimately, death that he suffered for our sins. May God continue to bless you this Lenten season!

Do we pass that cross unheeding, breathing no repentant vow,
Though we see You wounded, bleeding, see Your thorn encircled brow?
Yet Your sinless death has brought us life eternal, peace and rest;
Only what Your grace has taught us calms the sinner's deep distress.
(Jesus, Refuge of the Weary, LSB 423, V. 2)

preretirementPre-Retirement Workshop
Pre-Retirement Workshop
Saturday, April 9, 2016
South Wisconsin District Office

This FREE workshop is designed for all professional church workers of any age (and their spouses), but is especially important for those within 20 years of retirement. It is intended to help you understand the process of planning for retirement, and all of the decisions that go into deciding when to retire.

Advanced registration is required.
To register for this workshop please contact:
Karen at the District office.
414-464-8100, ext. 743

volunteersVolunteers Needed

Volunteers - MANY volunteers - are needed for the LCMS National Convention July 9-14!  

Any amount of time that you can commit to this exciting event will be a
great experience for you and a huge help to the convention committee!
You will have an opportunity to see your synod at work.

Click here for a Convention Volunteer Form and brief job descriptions to choose from.
Feel free to call the District office (414-464-8100) if you have
further questions about anything.

LSNLutheran Schools Night at Miller Park
Lutheran Schools Night at Miller Park
Saturday, April 23

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Milwaukee Brewers

6:10 pm

$17  -  Loge Outfield Box

Ticket order information will be sent to the schools when it is available. 
weatherWeather Day
8th Annual Weather Day

Thursday, April 21

Program begins at 9:15 am
First pitch at 12:40 pm 
HFJHearts for Jesus
Recipient for 2015/2016
SOS Center, Milwaukee

The SOS Center is a nonprofit social services agency that provides Christian care, educational instruction and life skills activities for children and adults in the Milwaukee area.

If you would like someone to talk to your students at chapel, please
contact Chris or Robin.

Please send your check, along with this contribution form, to the District office, attn: School Ministry.
LCEFLCEF Scholarship Application

whereischrisWhere in the District was Chris?
Friday, February 12
WCRIS Leadership Conference

Gov. Scott Walker

Tim Gieschen, Principal
Grace, Menomonee Falls
Sectional Leader

Tuesday, February 9
School Visit
Our Redeemer, Wauwatosa 

 eventsUpcoming Events

February 15 - N/S Teachers' Conference Planning Mtg.
                 Hilton City Center, Milwaukee

April 10 - Teaching the Faith Workshop, Bethlehem, Sheboygan

April 11 - Spring Pastors' Conference, Oshkosh

April 23 - Lutheran Schools Night at Miller Park 

April 25 - Teaching the Faith Workshop, Hales Corners, Hales Corners 
May 1 - Teaching the Faith Workshop, St. John's, West Bend

May 15 - District and personal financial aid applications due
July 9-14 - Synod Convention, Milwaukee

July 16-20 - National Youth Gathering, New Orleans

August 5 - Early Childhood Literacy Festival, Concordia University Wisconsin

August 12 - New Worker Orientation - District Office

August 15 - Firm Foundations

November 4 - Firm Foundations 

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!

Chris Cody
Education Executive

Robin Mueller
Administrative Assistant

SWD School Ministry | 414-464-8100, ext. 3  |  FAX - 414-464-0602
8100 West Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53222
The South Wisconsin District does not endorse businesses that are not under the umbrella of
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
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