2017-18 Concordia Pastors Conference series

The 2017-18 Concordia Pastors Conference series will be held at Concordia University Wisconsin on each of the seven Mondays listed below, from September to April. On each of the seven Mondays, pastors are invited to a free lunch at 11:30 a.m. in the Lakeshore Room. The program topic is from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the same room. No advance registration is needed.

September 25, 2017 Dr. Brian German Revisiting Luther’s “Sola Scriptura”
October 30, 2017 Dr. Timothy Maschke The Seven Faces of Luther: Luther’s Lasting Legacy
November 27, 2017 Dr. Thomas Feiertag The Influence of Far Eastern Religions on our Culture and Church
January 29, 2018 Dr. Jason Lane Funeralia: The Art of Funeral Preaching in the Lutheran Church
February 26, 2018 Dr. Jason Soenksen Pursuing the Problem of Prophecy: A Reader’s Guide to Micah
March 19, 2018 Dr. Daniel Paavola Upholders, Obligers, Questioners, and Rebels: Your Ministry Among Gretchen Rubin’s “Four Tendencies”
April 30, 2018 Rev. Steve Smith Faith in the Fight: Civil War Chaplains

 

2017-18 “Music at Trinity” series

Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church

1046 North 9th Street, Milwaukee, WI

 

The 2017-2018 “Music at Historic Trinity” series:

August 19, 2017, 9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.

A Workshop for Church Musicians

–featuring sessions in organ, choral, solo, and handbell repertoire and technique
($25 fee includes a parking pass. To register, call 414-271-2219 or email:
john.behnke@cuw.edu. Please include your name, phone number, email address, and name of church.)


October 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.


January 3 (or 4), 2018, 7:00 p.m.

“Tenth Night of Christmas” Choral Vespers

—featuring music of the season featuring organist John Behnke and the choirs of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church and St. John’s Lutheran Church, Glendale.


April 22, 2018, 3:00 PM

“This Joyful Eastertide” Organ Recital

–Trinity’s historic 1879 Schuelke organ will be heard in a program featuring music of the season performed by Trinity’s organist, Dr. John Behnke.


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

2017 LCEF Scholarships Awarded to Three SWD Students

Three high school students from the South Wisconsin District have been awarded $1,000 LCEF scholarships to continue their education after high school graduation this spring.

Zachary Skovgaard is the first of three 2017 South Wisconsin District (SWD) Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) $1,000 Scholarship winners. Skovgaard is a member of Elm Grove Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elm Grove, Wisconsin and attends Brookfield East High School, Brookfield, Wisconsin.

Skyler Bohn is the second of three 2017 South Wisconsin District (SWD) Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) $1,000 Scholarship winners. Skyler is a member of Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church, Pewaukee, Wisconsin and attends Pewaukee High School (PHS).

Joseph Bender is the final of three 2017 South Wisconsin District (SWD) Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) $1,000 Scholarship winners. Joseph is a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, West Allis, Wisconsin and will graduate from Martin Luther High School (MLHS), Greendale, Wisconsin this spring. Joseph plans to attend Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon in the fall majoring in Pre-Seminary studies.

 

For more about each of these students, please follow this LCEF link.

 

Christian Art and History in Italy 2018

 

After a successful tour of Germany in 2016, Mt. Zion Lutheran Church of Greenfield, WI has organized a trip in September 2018 to take in the riches of Italy’s Christian art and history and its many other wonders. Italy’s historic and cultural heritage is so rich and so vast that very few countries in Europe can match its treasure. Our journey has been custom designed to highlight some of the most important sites for Christians and also to savor some of the country’s most delightful and beautiful places. The tour begins with several days in Rome, focusing on important Christian sites, including a morning devoted to Luther’s stay there in 1510. The tour continues to such sites as Assisi, Pisa, Florence, Siena, Ravenna, Venice, and Tuscany, the cradle of the Renaissance.  September is an ideal time to visit this region. For more information, go to Mt. Zion’s website, and be sure to click the links below to view the brochure with all the details of this once in a lifetime trip. We hope you will join us!

 

October 22 – Reformation Choral Vespers, Trinity, Milwaukee

Music at Historic TrinityTrinity Ev. Lutheran Church
1046 North 9th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233

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

October 22, 2017, 3:00 PM

Organist & Choir Director: Dr. John Behnke, Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church

Choir: The Trinity Choir and nearly 100 members of church choirs from throughout the LC-MS South Wisconsin District singing choral selections that will include several new arrangements written especially for this service.

Preacher: Pastor Hunter Hofmann, Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church

Liturgist: Rev. Dr. John C. Wille, South Wisconsin District President, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, U.A.C. was founded in 1847. The current church building was constructed in 1878 and is both a State Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. The organ was built by the William Schuelke Company of Milwaukee in 1879 and is itself on the National Historic Register.

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

Reformation Choral Vespers flyer