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!


June 19 – A Trauma-Sensitive Workshop at CUW

A Trauma-Sensitive Toolbox for Teachers:
Meeting the needs of all learners in Christian schools within a fallen and broken world

Monday, June 19, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Friends of Concordia Seminar Room
Concordia University Wisconsin’s Mequon Campus

In today’s world it is imperative that educators understand the impact of adverse and traumatic events on children’s physiology and brain functioning as well as how those manifest themselves in their actions and interactions with others, particularly in school. Such understanding will enable educators to become trauma responsive.

This full day seminar will provide background and resources related to trauma along with specific strategies on how to coach students to manage their brain and their actions within school and, ultimately, begin to learn how to cope and compensate more successfully within the classroom and life. This seminar has been designed for educators in Christian schools but is useful for a teacher in any setting.

Your “Spring Cleaning” can help Blessed Again resale shop!

SPRING HOUSE CLEANING? WE CAN HELP – Spring is here and it is time to spruce things up around the house. Blessed Again Resale Shop would like to help by offering you a place to donate those items you no longer need. Blessed Again, located at 7624 W. Hampton Ave., Milwaukee, exists to support A Place of Refuge, our LCMS ministry to pregnant women and their children. Items can be dropped off at Blessed Again between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm, Monday through Saturday. Please consider donating furniture, household appliances, clothing (for all ages), shoes, jewelry, toys, artwork, books, radio’s, TV’s, entertainment centers, etc. Volunteers are always welcome. Please call 414-464-9099 for more information.

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LWML Scholarship Application available

The LWML South Wisconsin District has been blessed to be able to award scholarships each year since 1991 to women from South Wisconsin District who are preparing for church work in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. An endowment was established to assist women with their undergraduate education. The number and amount of scholarships varies from year to year depending on the funds available that year. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2017-2018 school year.

Who may apply?  Active female members of congregations of the South Wisconsin District of the LCMS who are residents of the SWD prior to college and are preparing for “full-time service in the LCMS” are encouraged to apply. An applicant must be enrolled as an undergraduate at one of the educational institutions of the Synod for the 2017-2018 school year.  (Full-time service in the church is defined as any position available through the Board of Assignments of the Synod.)

How to apply?  Complete the LWML application forms and return them to the LWML SWD Scholarship Committee. All applications and references must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2017.  Application instructions and forms are available online at the LWML SWD website:

Mail your completed application to:
Diane Kitzerow, Chair
LWML-SWD Scholarship Committee
N100 W5880 Oxford Dr.
Cedarburg, WI 53012

Telephone:  262-352-7214


If you know of a young woman who qualifies for this exciting opportunity, please share this information with her and encourage her to apply.