SAVE THE DATE
An Early Childhood Conference
February 8, 2019
8100 W. Capitol Dr.
German Christmas Service
Come! Join in an old fashion Christmas Service.
December 8, 2020
Trinity Lutheran Church
824 Wisconsin Ave.
Preacher: Rev. Don Hougard, Benediction-Milwaukee
Guest Choir: Concordia German Singing Society
Join in a time of fellowship after the service
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.
TOPIC: “Judges” (The English Standard Version will be used.)
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.
Rev. Mark R. Palmer
St. Paul Lutheran Church
PO Box 577
Bonduel, WI 54107
Phone: 715 758 8559 or 715 853 5225
SAVE THE DATE!
February 15, 2020
Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church and School
31385 W. Hill Rd.
Cost, keynote and breakout sessions coming soon!
New Creation – Christmas
Limited Space – Reserve Today
When: Friday, Dec. 6 – Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019
Where: Camp LuWiSoMo
Who: Children, Grades 1 – 7
Cost: $125 *
* Includes Housing, Programs & Meals
Campers build off of our summer theme “New Creation” looking at Mary, Joesph, and the shepherds with themed crafts, devotions, cookie baking, singing, outdoor activities, games and lots of fun, as we get excited about the real meaning of Christmas!
Drop off your children and enjoy a weekend to handle preparations and quiet time together before the busyness of the season.
Registration closes Friday Nov 22nd
(or sooner if we fill up)
so don’t wait!
Learn More & Register at Kids Christmas 2019!
Camp LuWiSoMo | www.luwisomo.org
This highly-acclaimed German boys choir has performed with the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin,
the Bamberger Symphoniker, and the Freiburger Barockorchester. With numerous CD recordings, TV and
radio broadcasts, and frequent invitations to important festivals, the choir maintains an outstanding
position in the choral music scene. As a musical and cultural ambassador, the Windsbach Boys Choir
travels regularly within Europe, as well as to Japan, North and South America, Israel, Australia, Taiwan,
Singapore and the People’s Republic of China. With a focus on sacred repertoire, the choir covers a cappella
works of all eras, as well as the great oratorios of J. S. Bach, Händel, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Brahms.
Esteemed conductor Martin Lehmann carefully arranges the concert programs to include a wide range of
works from local as well as German and international composers. The travelling choir consists of 50 singers,
ages 12–19, who live and board together with another 70 singing students at their school in Windsbach,
Germany. Vocal training, instrumental instruction and a well-rounded education are the focus of the
Windsbach boarding school.
What: ENCOURAGE. EDUCATE. ADVOCATE.The Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty-LCRL- is a religious Liberty organization in Washington, D.C. established by our LCMS. It’s first Executive Direct, Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz, former Lutheran Hour Speaker, will make the case for Christians to be, “SET FREE TO LIVE FREELY” – I Peter 2:16.
Why: Our government is encroaching more and more into the arena of the Church and its work. God’s people have a role not only in sharing the Gospel but in helping society/culture in being humane, civil, and temporally just. Dr. Seltz will share how his work, under the power of the Spirit, will assist in retaining our constitutional right to worship freely and how we might be part of that mission. Come and hear! Invite your Christian friends!
When: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:00am to Noon
Where: Trinity Lutheran Church -2065 Geneva Street, Racine
Registration: Phone: (262)632-2900 -or- Email: email@example.com
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 14
No cost for the event. Please join the conversation!
See flyer for additional information
CLECT – Certificate of Lutheran Early Childhood Teaching
September 21, 2019
March 28, 2020
9 AM – 4 PM
South Wisconsin District
8100 W. Capitol Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53222
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.
$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.
Contact Chris Cody, firstname.lastname@example.org, 414-464-8102
Register by 9/6/19
August 16, 2019 ♦ November 1, 2019 ♦ February 7, 2020
Martin Luther High School
5201 S. 76th St.
Cost: $60 – includes all three dates and materials
August 16 – ACES – Speaker: Sara Daniel, Saint Aemilians
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (no lunch)
Title: Trauma Informed Schools
This training is an introduction to the model of trauma informed care that Saint Aemilians has developed over the past seven years and has implemented across a variety of school environments.
Participants who attend this training will be able to:
November 1 – PBIS – Speaker: Dr. Fred Johnson, Ed. Resources Services
Title: Proactive Discipline for Reactive Students
This seminar is designed to assist staff to differentiate between typical and atypical student behavior patterns and to establish practical proactive discipline strategies that incorporate Restorative Discipline Practices and PBIS. Participants will also learn how to implement classroom plans that utilizes the RTI 3-Tier Model and meets “Best Practices in Classroom Management”.
February 7, 2020 – ALERT – Speaker: Brad Spicer, Safe Plans
AlerT (Assess, lockdown, evade, resist, Tell) Active Threat Defense training. Our training program will focus on Threat Assessment, Active Shooter Defense and Response, as well as address the need for All-Hazards preparedness.
Deadline to register is August 7.
Experience the scenic beauty of this 100 target course nestled against the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife area. An unpredictable delivery at each station makes some shots easy and some more difficult – appealing to all skill levels.
Enjoy the fun of the flurry shoot, with a team of 4 shooters shooting repeatedly, as fast as they can load, as birds are released in rapid succession.
For more event information, schedule, registration and sponsorship, click below.
Questions/Information: Dan Freiburger / 608-698-3770 / email@example.com
|Take advantage of this great opportunity to help youth in grades 5-8 wrestle with some of the challenges that our culture is throwing at them. This event is an especially good opportunity for confirmation classes to grow together. With all of this in mind, please encourage youth in your congregations and youth you know to save the date and to attend the Servants of Christ Seminar at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW). The Servants of Christ Seminar will ground youth in the grace of their baptism, teach them about the doctrine of vocation, give them information about college and careers, and allow them to take part in breakaway sessions led by CUW professors and other guest speakers. These sessions are designed to strengthen their faith and help them to live as servants of Christ in our challenging world. The Servants of Christ Seminar is for all students in grades 5-8, and it will take place on September 28th from 9:30 AM to 2 PM on our Mequon campus. This event is free. Lunch will be provided at no cost. Registration opens July 1st.
We encourage you to identify advocates who will urge youth to attend and plan rides for youth. Adult chaperones are welcome to attend all sessions and to eat with us at no cost. Adults are also free to drop kids off at 9:30 AM and pick them up at 2 PM.
Please visit and encourage youth to visit this link for more information and for a sample schedule and sample breakaway sessions from this event last year: www.cuw.edu/ServantsofChristSeminar
More information will be sent soon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Jacob Kohlmeier, a senior at Milwaukee Lutheran High School, son of James and Laura Kohlmeier, has won the 9-12 grade division essay contest for Lutherans For Life of Wisconsin. Jacob wrote about why Christians should respond to the sanctity of life which is under attack across the world today. He said, “The Lord has ordained and caused the formation of every human life, and we as a part of God’s creation are not permitted to act as though we are God and decide which of his created beings are allowed to live and to fulfill their part in his plan.”
Lutheran students throughout the state were invited to enter life-affirming essays that centered around different life issues such as adoption, abortion, and the value of life at all ages.
Jacob will receive an award certificate and a check for $150 from Lutherans For Life of Wisconsin. For more information on the next essay contest, please email LFLofWIessay@gmail.com
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you”
(Isaiah 43:2, ESV).
The South Wisconsin District Office of Mission and Human Care will be sending volunteer disaster relief teams to Midwest communities in the coming weeks. More information will be forthcoming, but financial help is needed now to support the many families, towns, cities and churches that have flooded.
We are currently receiving monetary donations to assist in the flood relief efforts happening in Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa. 100% of the donations received by the SWD will be used to provide recovery and restoration supplies, support LCMS distribution centers in impacted areas, give emergency relief grants to families and churches, and send volunteer teams.
Your assistance will help a lot of people so please consider donating to the SWD Disaster Relief/Mercy Care fund through an online donation or mailing your gift to:
SWD Disaster/Mercy Care
8100 W. Capitol Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53222
If you would like more information, have questions or would like to make a corporate contribution please contact Rev. Jonah P. Burakowski at (414) 464-8101 or at email@example.com.
The South Wisconsin District is proud to join with the Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools (WCRIS) in celebrating 2019 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellowship Award Recipients Deanne Boyce (St. Paul Lutheran School, Grafton) and Natalie Doherty (Hales Corners Lutheran School). Only 14 private school teachers from throughout the State of Wisconsin were selected for this prestigious and highly selective award.
Deanne and Natalie will each receive $6,000 and $6,000 for each of their schools. They will be recognized at regional receptions in April. Herb Kohl will attend each ceremony to present the awards, along with WCRIS Board members and staff.
Join us in congratulating Deanne and Natalie as well as in thanking God for their continued service in the Lutheran teaching ministry!
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.”
2019 Educators of the Year
Blessed Savior Early Childhood Center, New Berlin
On Thanksgiving Day we will offer our prayers of praise, thanksgiving and supplication before we participate in an annual feast surrounded by family and friends. We will enjoy a great deal of bounty; reflecting on the generosity of our heavenly Father Who has provided and continues to provide abundantly.
Since 2011, Brookfield Lutheran Church and the South Wisconsin District have partnered together to provide a Thanksgiving meal for families in Milwaukee, Racine and Beloit. Individuals and congregations have shared some of their bounty with others, giving with a thankful heart from the gifts they have received.
Our goal this year is to touch the lives of 954 families with baskets containing a turkey, green beans, corn, rice, yams, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and topping, dinner rolls and apple juice. The members of Brookfield Lutheran Church will assemble and deliver the baskets as they have since 1993. But they need partners to help in this annual day of sharing.
Please consider being a partner as each basket costs approximately $30, and your generous financial gift will go a long way in sharing some of God’s abundance with others. A financial donation of any size is appreciated and so are your prayers for the blessings of God upon this effort to share mercy and grace with others.
As always, if you have any questions please speak with your pastor or call the South Wisconsin District office
at (414) 464-8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev. Dr. Edwin Suelflow was honored at the SWD Convention for 70 years in ministry.
August 17, 2018 ♦ October 31, 2018 ♦ February 1, 2019
Martin Luther High School
5201 S. 76th St.
Theme: “Teaching the Truth”
Faith Integration and Defending the Faith in this Post-Modern Culture
Presenter: Brad Alles
Cost: $60 – includes all materials
August and October dates feature Brad Alles and the topics of Faith Integration and Defending the Faith in this Post-Modern Culture.
February event involves directed site visits to quality area schools along with debriefing and planning activities.
August 17 – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (no lunch)
Opening service at 10:00 a.m. with the LHSAGM High School staffs; joint opening service followed by Brad Alles setting the stage for the year and teaching regarding Christian World View, etc.
October 31 – 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
February 1, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Deadline to register is August 8.