September 12-15, 2018 – Able Trek Bus Tour

Come and join the members of Zion and St. Paul Lutheran Church, LaValle, WI for an informative and inspiring trip to The Creation Museum, and the Ark Encounter in KentuckyWe will relax all three nights at the same quality hotel, providing us a home base and a hot breakfast for each day. Optional activities in the evening are planned for the energetic and an additional cost.

Trip Costs: The package includes deluxe motor coach transportation, three nights lodging, and admission to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter.

30-39 Passengers 40-55 Passengers
Single Room $535/person $520/person
Two/Room $370/person $355/person
Three/Room $325/person $310/person
Four/Room $305/person $290/person

***Registration Deadline is July 29th, along with a $100 deposit per person.

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October 2-3 – Retired Pastors, Wives, & Widows Retreat

October 2-3, 2018

Ramada Grand Seasons Hotel, Waupaca, Wisconsin

The 2018 topic, “Continuing to Impact Ministry: Holding Up the Prophet’s Hand” will address retirement from a Biblical perspective while engaging participants in thoughtful strategies to support their called church workers. Reverend Dr. Bruce Hartung and Reverend Mark Jeske will bring their unique perspective and experience as presenters. Devotions and additional presentations by Reverend’s Jonah Burakowski, Wayne Schroeder, and Dick Thompson will bring together an excellent conference.

You can register either online or download the brochure, complete the registration form and send it along with payment to:

 

South Wisconsin District – LCMS
Retired Pastors Wives and Widows Retreat
8100 W Capitol Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53222

Registration Deadline: Monday, September 24, 2018!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please contact the Office of Mission and Human Care at (414) 464-8101 or burakowski@swd.lcms.org for more information or if you have questions.

October 8-10, 2018 Fall Pastors Conference

On behalf of the Conference Planning Committee, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the 2018 Fall Pastors Conference: Hope and Healing: Pastoral Care in the Face of Abuse.  Scheduled for October 8-10th.  The venue for this year’s event will be the Holiday Inn in Fond Du Lac.  Please make reservations by calling #920-923-1440.  Be sure to mention the “SWD Pastor’s Conference” when making the reservation to get the reduced rate of $95.00.  Rooms must be reserved by September 10th, 2018.

Our conference speakers for this year will be Sandra Ostapowich, Dr. Stephen Saunders, and Rev. Larry Vogel from the LCMS Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Task Force.  Their sessions will focus on helping pastors understand the prevalence of abuse in our congregations while identifying warning signs and symptoms of abuse.  This will all be framed in the context of pastoral care while also addressing legal liabilities, confidentiality and other practical tools for clergy.  Each presenter will approach the subject from a different perspective with their own unique experiences to help equip us in this very challenging area.  The conference fee is $120.00.

In addition, there will also be a women’s event for clergy wives.  Please encourage your spouse to attend!

Tentative Schedule

Registration Form

Online Registration

October 13 – Lutheran World Relief Box Car Loading

Saturday, October 13, 2018

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.m.

The Loading site will take place at:
12th Street and Mt. Vernon
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

If you have any questions, please contact Dennis Walling at 262.514.0113 or 262.389.8225. For details see www.lwr.org or LWR booklet “Be Involved”. Hope to see you there!

 

August 18 – Every One His Witness at Pilgrim, Wauwatosa

The South Wisconsin District will hold an “Every One His Witness” Workshop this August. The focus of this LCMS evangelism workshop is aimed at helping Lutherans share the Gospel with those whom God has placed in their everyday lives.

Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018

Location: Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2664 N. 68th St., Wauwatosa

Cost: $14 per person covers workshop materials and lunch

Please feel free to use this PDF Bulletin insert/registration form at your church or to share with others.

Online registration for this workshop is available.

Find out more about this evangelism module at this Every One His Witness link.

If you have further questions, please call the District office at 414-464-8100.

2018 South Wisconsin District Convention

CLICK HERE for live streaming.

On June 10, 11 & 12, 2018, the 55th triennial convention of the South Wisconsin District – LCMS will be held at the Concordia University Wisconsin campus in Mequon under the theme “Sing His praise, His love declare.”

As God tells us in His Word, But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 1 Peter 2:9-10

Stay up-to-date with Convention News by checking this link as we near June 10, 2018.

Exhibitors: If you have had a booth at our conventions in the past,  Exhibitors Information will be mailed in March. If you do not receive this mailing, or are interested in exhibiting at our convention for the first time, or have any other questions, please contact Diana Raasch at 414-464-8228 or raasch@swd.lcms.org.

2018 Voting Delegate Convention Accreditation Fill-In Form (Must be mailed in with signature)

2018 Convention Workbook


Today’s Business

SWD 2018 Convention Today’s Business #1

SWD 2018 Convention Today’s Business #1 Addendum Exhibitors and Nomination Consent Form

SWD 2018 Convention Today’s Business #2

SWD 2018 Convention Today’s Business #3

 


Registration and Housing information

Online registration is now CLOSED for the 2018 District Convention at Concordia University Wisconsin, June 10-12.

You can use this Registration Form when you register. Mail the registration form and check (if you are staying at CUW or eating any meals)  to the District office, attn:  Robin.

Hotel Information

Lodging Information (at CUW)

Convention Meals


2018 SWD Convention Nominations Forms

2018 Call for Nominations

2018 Convention Nominee Consent and Bio fill-in form
2018 Convention Nominee Consent and Bio form

2018 Circuit Visitor Nomination form

2018 Nomination for District President form

2018 Nomination for District Vice-President form

2018 Recommendation for Board of Directors by region form

2018 Recommendation for Committee on Convention Nominations-District

2018 Recommendation for Committee on Convention Nominations-Synod

2018 Recommendation for CUW Board of Regents form

2018 Recommendation for Secretary of the District form