April 9 – Music at Historic Trinity

Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3:00 PM

“Sacred Songs for Sacred Spaces”

Voices of Eterna

“Music at Historic Trinity” welcomes Voices of Eterna, “Wisconsin’s premier treble choir,” on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3:00 PM.  The performance will take listeners through a mirage of classical, gospel, and spiritual songs including movements from Johann Michael Haydn’s “Mass for the Feast of Holy Innocents,” Pergolesi’s infamous Lenten rendition of the “Stabat Mater,” anthems of the tuneful English composer John Rutter, and so much more.  Join the Voices of Eterna in this celebration of songs for the liturgical year


Tickets available at the door: $10 ($5 under 18).

Music at Historic Trinity” offers resources and opportunities to present and enjoy God’s gift of music in Trinity’s magnificent 1878 sanctuary.

May 17 – Reformation Hymn Festival at Mount Olive

At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, the Tour and Chamber Choirs of Concordia College-New York will present the Reformation Hymn Festival at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 5327 W. Washington Blvd., Milwaukee.

The Tour and Chamber Choirs of Concordia College – New York embark annually on domestic tours across the United States. Over the past decade the Concordia Choirs, under the direction of Dr. Jason Thoms, have performed over 300 concerts, assemblies, chapel worship services, in 49 states, 2 Canadian provinces, and Germany. This year’s Great Lakes Tour, from May 14th- 26th, the Tour and Chamber Choirs will embark on a 12-day tour of the Midwest and Upstate New York.

This year’s tour program is entitled “500th Anniversary of the Reformation – Hymn Festival”. The program will feature primarily hymn-based choral and instrumental music, as well as offer audiences an opportunity to sing some beloved hymns together with horn and organ. The selections featured in the Hymn Festival will include music of Bach, Christiansen, Schalk, Weber, Ferguson, Walker, and Jason Thoms.

Concordia College – New York is a college of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod located in Bronxville, New York just 30 minutes north of New York City. Beginning with a Reformation Service performance at New York City’s Carnegie Hall in 1912, The Concordia Choirs established a long standing tradition and later began touring in the late 1930s.

In the summer of 2016, the Concordia Chamber Choir embarked on a 2-week tour of Germany to mark the beginning of a 500th Anniversary of the Reformation celebration. They recorded a live, concert CD in Wittenberg, Germany, at the very heart of the Reformation origin. On June 25, 2017 the Concordia Choirs will host the “500th Anniversary of the Reformation – Hymn Festival” at Carnegie Hall in New York City. This event will feature many of the pieces performed on the Great Lakes tour, including two massed choirs containing a total 400 singers from school, churches and community choirs across the US and Germany, accompanied by a chamber orchestra.


July 7-8 – The Age of the Earth Creation Conference at CUW

Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon, WI will host the fifth annual creation conference. New this year will be a “basics day” held on Friday morning, July 7. These presentations will provide an introduction and overview of the Doctrine of Creation. Friday evening and Saturday will focus on the conference theme of the age of the earth. The presenters will provide strong evidence that the earth and universe are thousands of years old, but not billions as the evolution model supposes.

Keynote speakers are Dr. Don DeYoung and Dr. Russ Humphreys. Both are well known scientists who have thoroughly investigated the creation model and found it to be a true explanation for origins.

For more information, please go to Society of Creation Conferences.

March 24 – Women’s Night Out

Women's Night Out 2017Davian’s Banquet Center — 16300 W. Silver Spring Dr.
Friday, March 24, 2017

Cash bar opens at 6 p.m. / Dinner at 6:30

elizabeth-murphyElizabeth Murphy is a sought-after Christian speaker, author, and blogger who thrives on encouraging women in their faith. A pastor’s wife and the mother of four sons, she is winsomely transparent, accidentally funny, and ridiculously creative. She serves several non-profits, teaches Bible study in her home church, and is a regular columnist for Just between Us.

Tickets are $25 each and include dinner and dessert, music, the presentation, and door prizes.

Send payment, including the names of those with whom you plan to sit (up to 8 at at table) by March 20 to:

Mount Olive Lutheran School
5301 W. Washington Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53208

Download a bulletin insert to share with others: Women’s Night Out flyer

LWML Women’s Spring Workshop

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Let us explore together

Led by Rev. Dale Blanchard

Leaders don’t always follow the same path and sometimes we don’t recognize ourselves as leaders, but it is so very important for us to get refreshed, to be with like-minded women, to stop and listen to the Word of God – for no matter what type of leader we are, we all need and desire the Word of God. Come and participate/listen to this Bible study which addresses leadership … you need it and we need you to be there.

Save The Date  —  Chose Saturday, March 18th at Peace Lutheran Church, Beaver Dam, OR March 25th at First Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cedarburg.

For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me.  Psalms 31:3

8:30-9:10 a.m. Registration, lunch provided at 11:45, dismissal 2:30 p.m.

  • Part 1 – Qualifications of a Leader;
    Who is a leader and what qualifies us to lead?
  • Part 2 – Priorities & Motives of Christian Leaders;
    How do we set such priorities? How do I examine my heart for motives?
  • Part 3 – Characteristics of Christian Leaders.
    What characteristics are most desired by God in a leader?

Food for the soul/mind and Food for the body provided. If you have any questions, please contact Lydia Beasley, lwmlspring@gmail.com or at 414-617-9550.

Click here to download registration form

Link to LWML Retreat information

May 13 – St. Martini Special Worship Service

st-martini-may-eventReturning to our Roots!

Special Worship Service on Saturday, May 13, at 11 a.m. with lunch to follow. St.Martini Lutheran Church is located at 1500 S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive, Milwaukee 53204.

St. Martini Lutheran Church welcomes the old and new members, sister congregations, friends and community to a special celebration to honor their past and look forward to their future. A special offering will be collected in order to raise funds for their missions and ministries.

Join them for a fellowship lunch after the service! RSVP by phone at 414-464-4094, or email: stmartini1@yahoo.com.

(Click here to print flyer.)

6th Annual Belvidere Men’s Retreat


Sponsored by Immanuel Belvidere Men’s Ministry

The weekend begins with the Friday evening Pig Pickin’ with speaker
Pastor David Reimnitz from Bethlehem, MO.
Saturday’s activities include hiking, biking, fishing, frisbee golf, soccer, archery,
airsoft tournament, canoeing, as well as trap, skeet, and bb gun shooting.

Each day begins with prayer—ends by the campfire.

Accommodations include the lodge, cabins, dorms, and camping for the weekend.
The cost for the retreat is $100 for those 19 and older and $50 for those between 11 and 18.

Complete information and registration form can be downloaded with the link below,
or contact Dylen Larsen at DylenALarsen@gmail.com, or 815-520-1303.
You can also register online.


April 1 – Heart to Heart Sisters Event

heart-to-heart-event-graphicPraise the Lord, all People!
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Come and fellowship with LWML Sisters of all different ethnic backgrounds.

Trinity Lutheran Freistadt School
10729 W Freistadt Road
Mequon, WI 53097
(Enter from Granville Rd.)

Doors open at 9 a.m. Program starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be served.
For more information, call Mai Thao, 414-531-3661 or mnthao1@gmail.com.

RSVP by March 26. Call Jan at 414-828-5887 or gjladendorf@aol.com.

Ingathering: We are collecting school supplies fro the Karenni families, 4K-12.

Don’t forget your filled mite box!

Heart to Heart flyer

Racine Lutheran High School announces Veterans Project

Bruce Canny, Class of 1965

  Bruce Canny                     Class of 1965

Dave Nass, Class of 1965

  Dave Nass                      Class of 1965

Racine Lutheran High School is honored to announce the creation of the RLHS Veterans Project to honor the alumni who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

“As a school community, we are proud to recognize and remember our graduates who gave selfless service to our country,” states Dave Burgess, RLHS executive director. “We are truly humbled that two special veterans have chosen to partner with us to honor our military alumni.”

According to Burgess, the project began many months ago at the Class of 1965’s 50th reunion. Classmates Bruce Canny and David Nass, both veterans, reconnected and briefly discussed how war had impacted them. During the ensuing weeks, Canny shared a poem, Vietnam, They Ask, So What Was It Like?, which  he wrote about his tour of duty in the former Republic of Vietnam. The poem had already appeared nationwide, including as part of the Highground Veterans Memorial Park exhibit near Neillsville, Wis. The dynamics of the poem struck a chord with Nass, and he used his musical talents to transform the poem into a powerful piece titled Good-Bye, Good-Bye.

The pair hopes to bring their journey full-circle and honor other RLHS veterans who gave so unselfishly over the years. The RLHS Veterans Project plaque will be unveiled during a dedication ceremony on May 19. All are welcome to attend, and details will be released in the spring.

The school is seeking assistance in gathering the names of former students who served for their enlistment term (or were shortened due to injuries) in peace or war, as well as those who were wounded, killed in action or died as a result of wounds sustained while serving our country.

Information can be sent to RLHS, 251 Luedtke Ave., Racine, WI  53405, or emailed to klong@RacineLutheran.org.  Please include: name of veteran and year of graduation, branch of service, duty station – U.S. or other, years of service and WIA, KIA, POW, if applicable.

Limited copies of the Good-Bye, Good-Bye CD are available through the school for $10.  Proceeds benefit the RLHS Veterans Project, and donations are welcome. The poem and other information is available at RacineLutheran.org or by calling (262) 637-6538.

Feb. 10-11 – LLL’s Father/Son Retreat

LuWiSoMo logoFox River Zone Lutheran Laymen’s League invites you to a winter retreat for fathers/grandpas and sons to bond over faith, fellowship, and fun:

Wing Men: Stronger Together on Life’s Journey

Feb. 10-11, 2017

This special event will address some of life’s biggest questions like “Who are we?” and “Why are we here?” Through a series of group discussions, Bible lessons, and fun activities, dads and sons will work to build an action plan that helps them navigate some of the toughest challenges facing men today.

Who: High school and college-aged men and their dads (or another important man in their lives)

When: February 10 – 11, 2017 (Friday @ 5:00 p.m. to Saturday @ 5:00 p.m.)

Where: Camp LuWiSoMo, W5421 Aspen Road, Wild Rose, WI 54984

Cost: $69/person (includes 1 night lodging and 3 meals plus all retreat materials)

Direct retreat questions to Daniel Weiss at dweiss@brushfiresfoundation.org


Feb. 7 – Does Science Preclude Miracles?

Miracles & the Laws of NatureMiracles & the Laws of Nature

Come and hear Dr. Angus Menuge, professor and chair of philosophy at Concordia University Wisconsin.

Tuesday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m.
The Wisconsin Room
UWM Student Union, hosted by LCMS-U of UWM

What are the strongest arguments claiming miracles are excluded by science?
What are the best responses?
Can we show that belief in miracles does not require abandoning commitment to the laws of nature?

Presentation sponsored by LCMSU, a student organization of Luther Memorial Chapel www.lmcusc.org.

Feb. 7 – Does Science Preclude Miracles?

Miracles & the Laws of NatureMiracles & the Laws of Nature will be presented by Dr. Menuge of Concordia Wisconsin

Tuesday, February 7
6:30 pm
Alumni Fireside Lounge
UWM Student Union

Presentation sponsored by LCMSU, a student organization of Luther Memorial Chapel www.lmcusc.org

  • What are the best responses?
  • Can we show that belief in miracles does not require abandoning commitment to the laws of nature?

“I argue that belief in miracles is entirely compatible with an informed scientific perspective, provided the latter is not conflated with materialistic philosophy.” – Dr. Angus Menuge – professor and chair of philosophy at Concordia University Wisconsin

Please contact Vicar Jennings at vicar@lmcusc.org for more information.

LCMS UWM Professor/Advisor needed

Miracles & the Laws of NatureThe LCMS-U chapter at UWM is interested in UWM professor who might be willing to serve as a faculty advisor.  The time commitment is not great.  The benefit to LCMS presence on campus is.  If your congregation has members who are on the faculty at UWM – please be invited to pass their contact information to Vicar Jennings at vicar@lmcusc.org  Thank you!

Oct. 27-29 – 2017 Reformation Choral Vespers

Music at Historic TrinityDuring the weekend of October 27-29, 2017, “Music at Historic Trinity” will be sponsoring a special Reformation Choral Vespers in celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and the 170th Anniversary of Historic Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, 1046 N. 9th St., Milwaukee. While a Reformation service is typically scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on the last Sunday in October, in order to avoid scheduling conflicts and to insure ample parking, the exact date and time will be announced later. Members of choirs in the South Wisconsin District of LCMS are cordially invited to be part of this grand celebration by joining the massed choir to be assembled for this event. For further details please click the link to an informational letter and registration information.


Feb. 10 – Volunteer Night to Shine 2017

bethesda-night-to-shineOFFICIAL CHURCH HOSTS: 






It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for…Night to Shine 2017!

     Friday, February 10, 2017

     6:30-9:30 p.m.

     YMCA at Pabst Farms, Oconomowoc

     1750 Valley Rd., Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Join us for an unforgettable prom night experience for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 14 and older. Volunteer to help make this night special as our honored guests walk the red carpet, enjoy the royal treatment and dance the night away!  Please join us by registering today.  Visit our webiste by clicking below.

Volunteer, Sponsor, Shine

The Luther Promise

luther-promise-sectionConcordia University takes aim at college affordability

The Luther Promise puts Lutheran higher education within reach for more students

Mequon, Wis. (October 13, 2016) — With a mission to provide access to the “highest-value Lutheran Christian higher education possible,” Concordia University announced today the Luther Promise, an institutionally funded scholarship guarantee that provides qualified undergraduate students between $16,000-$20,000 annually.

“Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor have a bold vision to be the Church’s school, equipping the faithful to make an impact for Christ in ways they never imagined,” explains Concordia President Rev. Patrick Ferry, Ph.D. “Coming at the commemoration of the 500th year of the Lutheran Reformation, this initiative marks a significant commitment to invest even more resources in our students, ensuring that lifelong Lutheran education is available more students than ever before.”

Read more:  The Luther Promise news release

Feb. 10-12 – 17th annual Men’s Retreat

The 17th annual Men’s Retreat will be held Feb. 10-12, 2017, at the Holiday Inn in Manitowoc, under the theme “The Christian Atheist.” First Immanuel, Cedarburg; Our Redeemer, Wauwatosa; and Divine Redeemer, Hartland host this event each year. Over 100 men from 33 different congregations attended the retreat last year.

First time attendees will enjoy a savings of $50 if you register by December 1. E-mail Jim at jnrberg67@gmail.com for more information.