Feb 15-17 – Higher Things Retreat, Trinity, Sheboygan

Trinity Lutheran Church, Sheboygan, will host their 12th annual Higher Things youth retreat
February 15-17, 2019.

Theme:  The Beautiful War: Equipped to Stand Firm Against the Powers of Darkness
You are those upon whom have come the end of all things. Are you ready for it? Step up to the battle line and take a stand with Ephesians 4-6 as the arsenal the Lord of Lord’s has left you to battle within these evil days, and, having done all, to stand firm. Join us in Sheboygan for the annual Higher Things retreat where Rev. Jonathan Fisk will teach about how we are equipped to stand firm against the powers of darkness!

Click below for more information about the retreat, a registration form and bulletin inserts.

 

 

 

Retreat Contacts:

Rev. John Berg
Trinity Lutheran Church
(920) 458-8246
berg@trinitysheboygan.org
Tana McKenna
Higher Things Retreat Coordinator
(888) 482-6630
retreats@higherthings.org
Trinity Lutheran Church
824 Wisconsin Ave.
Sheboygan, WI  53081

 

April 6, 2019 – Bible Bowl, Rib Mt. Lutheran Church, Wausau

Wisconsin State Wide Bible Bowl 2019
Saturday, April 6

Rib Mt. Lutheran Church
3010 Eagle Drive, Wausau, WI 54401

TOPIC:     “Mark”   (The English Standard Version will be used.)

WHY DO IT?    It is one great way for youth to study the Word of God on their own and in groups.

BIBLE BOWL:     Competition of teams (3 or 4 players) in verbal quiz format. Also an individual, written competition.

WHO:     7th through 12th graders from churches throughout North and South Wisconsin Districts.

Form teams in your church – no limit of (4) person teams per church; limit of three (3) person teams per church.

COMPETITION:     One Double Elimination TEAM Tournament

COST: $30.00 Per team.

REGISTRATION:      8:30 – 9:00 A.M.

Begin at 9:00 AM, break for lunch, and end in afternoon.

Send $30.00 per team, with names of each participant to:

Rev. Mark R. Palmer
PO Box 97
Bonduel, WI 54107-0097

Checks made payable to “St. Paul Lutheran Church”

Deadline for registration is March 23, 2019.

(Please call if this deadline becomes a problem.).

Rules and Registration Form

Additional information may be found at www.nwdlcms.org /Missions /Youth Ministry.

Also INDIVIDUAL competition on a 50 question written test.

QUESTIONS:

Rev. Mark R. Palmer
St. Paul Lutheran Church
PO Box 577
Bonduel, WI 54107

Phone:  715-758-8559 or 715-853-5225

Email:  m.palmer@stpaulbonduel.com

Disaster Relief Teams

All volunteer registrations must be received 48 hours in advance of arrival so proper work arrangements can be made.

Over a two-week period beginning in late August, a sizeable region in West Central Wisconsin received a substantial amount of rain causing flooding in six counties.  After surveying multiple sites and carefully planning with partners in those regions, we have identified several cities that need help.  The Office of Mission and Human Care is coordinating with St. Paul Lutheran Church in Reedsburg, WI to establish a volunteer relief center to work there and in surrounding communities.

Location:
St. Peter Lutheran Church
345 N Pine Street
Reedsburg, WI 53959

The Relief Center includes the following:
– Overnight accommodations in a common space (not gender specific)
– A commercial kitchen for food preparation, cooking, storage and cleaning (each group prepares)
– Showers (gymnasium)
– Tools
– Supplies such as drywall, tape, mud, etc.

Work will include mucking (cleaning) out houses, moving furniture and appliances, removing carpet and other flooring, hanging dry wall, taping, mudding, and assisting community members with other tasks.

All volunteers will be coordinated by a Volunteer Coordinator who will assign worksites, provide general center oversite, distribute tools and supplies, and work with team leaders or individuals to coordinate meal and shower schedules.

Because of the nature of work and safety considerations, all volunteers must be at least 16 years old – exceptions cannot be made.

General Daily Schedule

6:30 AM Breakfast preparation for you or your team
7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast and lunch preparation/packing by team
8:30 AM Meeting with Volunteer Coordinator
9:00 AM Depart for worksite
Noon – 1:00 PM Lunch (provided by individual or teams)
4:30 PM Clean-up worksite
5:00 PM Depart worksite
5:30 PM Dinner preparation (by individual or teams)
6:30 PM Dinner and showers
11:00 PM Lights out

Again, shower facilities are in a gymnasium and overnight accommodations are in the Concordia Fellowship Hall with limited privacy.  While care and effort has been taken to provide as much privacy as possible, it is recommended that you plan accordingly. It is a common space and not gender specific, individuals staying there should plan on bringing:
– Air mattress or cot
– Bedding or sleeping bag
– flashlight
– flip-flops or sandals
– appropriate sleeping attire

Signing up to volunteer with the South Wisconsin District please follow the easy steps:

  1. Click on the Registration and sign up as a team or an individual;
  2. Complete the Medical and Release Form and print it to bring to the site

It should only take a few minutes. Once you sign-up, you will receive an email confirmation with some additional information regarding the location.

Click below to register, and each participant must complete a Medical and Release Form.

Questions may be directed to Rev. Jonah Burakowski at (414) 617-0792 or at Mission@swd.lcms.org.