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.

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 Rev. Ken Wieting, kwieting@lmcusc.org, or call the church office at 414-332-5732. Thank you!

October 22 – Reformation Choral Vespers, Trinity, Milwaukee

Music at Historic TrinityOctober 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

Choral Vespers celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Reformation and the 170th anniversary of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church

–featuring Dr. John Behnke, organist and choir director with members of church choirs from throughout the South Wisconsin District assembled in a massed choir singing choral selections chosen by Dr. Behnke, including several new arrangements written especially for this event.

Members of choirs in the South Wisconsin District are cordially invited to be part of this great celebration by joining the massed choir to be assembled for this event. For further details on choral selections and registration information, please send a message to musicathistorictrinity@gmail.com or john.behnke@cuw.edu with “Reformation Choral Vespers” in the subject line. The choir rehearsal will be held prior to the service at 1:00 p.m.

Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church is located at 1046 N Ninth St., Milwaukee, WI 53233.


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