February 15-16 – Higher Things, Trinity, Sheboygan

February 15-16, 2020

“The Beautiful Life”

Trinity Lutheran Church
824 Wisconsin Ave.
Sheboygan, WI

God’s love gives every human life worth and purpose. His work of creating, knitting together in mother’s womb, proclaims all human beings special. His labor of redeeming, becoming incarnate as an embryo and incapacitated by crucifixion, proves all human beings precious. His activity of calling, making temples from sinful bodies, pronounces all human beings priceless.

His grace – not anyone’s age, appearance, or ability – provides sanctity and significance. We may receive every neighbor, even the least of these, as gifts and privileges. We get to declare it with courage and demonstrate it with compassion. Life issues like surprise pregnancy or terminal diagnosis mean much more than political controversies or personal choices. The Gospel of Jesus Christ brings joy and hope, comfort and healing right where the world pressures to use death as a solution. Join us in Sheboygan for the annual Higher Things retreat with Pastor Michael Salemink from Lutherans For Life. We’ll explore speaking His truth, showing His love, and sharing His life in a better way than abortion and embryo experiments!

Picture the sanctuary filled with teenagers, eager for the organ to begin the opening lines of the liturgy or their favorite hymns, listening intently as they learn how their Lutheran faith applies to their lives and relationships, and laughing as they horse around playing games and getting to know other youth from the area. That’s a glimpse of what will happen at this Higher Things Youth Retreat!

Cost:  $50 per person

Contact:  Rev. John Berg
920-458-8246

or Tana McKenna
Higher Things Retreat Coordinator
retreats@higherthings.org or (888) 482-6630

Register via online registration here.

Click here to download the Registration and Information Packet

February 8 – Adventures with Dr. Jean

An Early Childhood Conference  –  “I Am A Child Of God”

February 8, 2020
7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Elm Grove Lutheran Church
945 Terrace Dr.
Elm Grove

Presenter:  Dr. Jean Feldman

Topics for the Day

  • I Am A Child Of God
  • Transition, Tips and Tricks
  • I Like You There’s No Doubt About It

Registration

$50 per person – Early Bird Registration through January 15

$65 per person – January 16-February 1

ONLINE REGISTRATION

FLYER

Winter Conference

Winter Conference Update

It has been decided to retool and re-purpose the previously named Passionate Believers Conference; as such it will not be held in 2020. Please watch for future information on this to-be-named, next generation conference slated for winter of 2021.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to supporting lay leadership and the ministry they carry out by providing meaningful conference content, presentations, and discussion opportunities.

March 28 – CLECT, District Office

CLECT – Certificate of Lutheran Early Childhood Teaching

September 21, 2019
and
March 28, 2020

9 AM – 4 PM

South Wisconsin District
8100 W. Capitol Dr.
Milwaukee, WI  53222

WHO
Early childhood educators (infant to grade 3) serving in LCMS early childhood centers or schools that are looking to learn more about LCMS beliefs and how to incorporate them into the classroom.

COST
$100 per participant
Includes lunch and the book “Right from the Start: A Parent’s Guide to the Young Child’s Faith Development” by Shirley Morgenthaler.

QUESTIONS
Contact Chris Cody, cody@swd.lcms.org, 414-464-8102

ONLINE REGISTRATION
Register by 9/6/19

 

 

 

Office Services Assistant — South Wisconsin District Office

The South Wisconsin District office of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is currently seeking an Office Services Assistant.

The ideal candidate for this hybrid position will be expected to work with the executive staff to ensure clear and concise social media communication, maintain development and donor databases, and to assist in the coordination of district workshops, conferences, and conventions. This is a full-time position. Résumés and letters of interest should be sent to reske@swd.lcms.org or mailed to:

South Wisconsin District—LCMS
c/o Paul Reske
8100 W Capitol Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53222

The job description can be viewed here.

2019 LEA Distinguished Lutheran Early Childhood Teacher

Congratulations Dauna Werner! Dauna was selected to receive Lutheran Education Association’s 2019 Distinguished Lutheran Early Childhood Teacher Award. Ms. Werner teaches 3 PreK classes at St. Paul Lutheran in Grafton, Wis. She was selected by LEA’s Early Childhood Network leadership team.

Dauna graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, both from Concordia University Wisconsin. She is also a graduate of the School Leadership Development Project (SLED). Previously, she taught at three other Wisconsin schools.

In support of Dauna’s nomination, one parent said, “One day while we were driving home from school, [my son] stated that he had forgotten to tell Mrs. Werner something. We proceeded to asked him what it was, and he answered, ‘That I love her.’ This is evidence of the trusting relationship she builds with each child to allow them to grow and flourish.”

Dauna’s principal also commented. “When walking into Dauna’s classroom, you will find a room that is full of positive learning opportunities. Dauna’s friendly and engaging attitude endears her to her young students. Her classroom embodies our motto of being ‘Focused on Excellence…Centered on Christ.’ Dauna inspires her students to ‘give things a try,’ and activities are modeled through learning strategies that bring about success. She leads a team of three teachers and five aides in our PreK program.”

Ms. Werner’s pastor adds, “This past summer, Dauna went on a mission trip to Cambodia to work with Crossing Cambodia. The trip with five others, including myself, focused on sharing the love of Jesus and to work with street children and Crossing Cambodia’s staff. While overseas, I lost my voice and became ill. Dauna, knowing the importance of Christian devotions, stepped up without being asked and led us in devotions and prayer time. Her words from God’s Word were timely, uplifting, and helpful on this journey.”

Dauna says of her mission, “Raised in a Christian home of educators, God began nurturing my gifts to work with children at an early age. Helping my parents work in their classrooms, I learned firsthand what it meant to be a servant leader. As a child’s first formal classroom teacher, parents look to me for guidance as they begin their educational journey with their child. My classroom is centered on Jesus Christ as our Savior and friend. I pray that the children and families under my care will grow to know Jesus and see how he is an important part of their everyday lives.”