2017 Passionate Believers Conference in pictures

February 4 was a day of renewal–renewing old acquaintances, renewing our knowledge of the Word, renewing our faith and renewing our Spirits as we gathered in His Name at Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hartland.  Along the way we gathered new ideas and new friends! Here are a few photos of the day…

July 25-28 – Institute on Liturgy, Preaching and Church Music

LCMS Worship’s Institute on Liturgy, Preaching and Church Music will be held this year July 25–28, 2017 at Concordia University Chicago. This triennial event offers pastors, church musicians, and all who are passionate about the Church’s worship an opportunity to be refreshed in Word, song, and prayer together with opportunities to grow in skills that enhance the joy of the people of God in the reception of His gifts. This year’s Institute takes its cue from the upcoming Reformation anniversary with the theme: The Just Live by Faith—Make This Plain in Sermon, Service, Song.

In addition to three keynote addresses, we’ll have opportunity for daily study of the Word (featuring CUC President Dr. Daniel Gard), daily prayer services, two Divine Services (with new arrangements of Setting Five by Jacob Weber and Jonathan Kohrs with LCMS President Matthew Harrison preaching the opening service and Dr. Gard the final one), a concert by the National Lutheran Choir from Minneapolis, a hymn festival featuring the hymns of Martin Luther, numerous breakout sessions for pastors and church musicians plus many others on general worship topics, and exhibitors with all kinds of wares and services.

Registration will open mid-March via the Synod’s website. Meanwhile, for more information, contact the LCMS at 888.the.lcms (843-5267) or infocenter@lcms.org.

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

Feb. 4 – Passionate Believers Conference

group-in-church-for-pb-conferenceSave the date: February 4, 2017

That’s when we’ll get together for the next Passionate Believers Conference
at Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church, N48 W31385 Hill Street, Hartland, WI 53029.

Rev. Dr. Lawrence R. Rast, Jr., President of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN

Our plenary speaker will be the president of Concordia Theological Seminary, Rev. Dr. Lawrence Rast, Jr., who will present “Be Ready In Season and Out of Season” (2 Timothy 4:2): Confessing the Faith in Good and Bad Times.

Complete information with times and descriptions of the breakout sessions can be found in this 2017 Passionate Believers Brochure.

Presenters’ Bios

Registration Worksheet

Bulletin insert

Pre-service PPT slide

Online registration is now available. Deadline is January 27, 2017!registration-button

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