March 30 – Lutheran Schools Night at Miller Park

Join us for a fun night at Miller Park!

March 30, 2019
6:10 p.m.
Milwaukee Brewers
St. Louis Cardinals

Tickets: $20 – Loge Outfield Box

Please check with your church or school to see if they are organizing a group. If so, order your tickets through them. If they are not placing a group ticket order, please use the Individual Ticket Order Form below or order your tickets online.

Flyer 2019

Individual Ticket Order Form

Ticket orders are due by Friday, March 15.
Tickets will be mailed to the contact person on the ticket order.

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.”

February 23 – A Taste of Benediction


at Milwaukee Lutheran High Gymnasium
9700 W Grantosa Dr., Milwaukee

Dinner: 6:00 P.M.
Music: 7-8:30 P.M.
Enjoy a sampling of the African, Hmong and American Food and music of Benediction Lutheran Church, Milwaukee.

Ticket Pricing 
Adults: $10
Children ages (5-12): $5
Children ages (4 and under): Free
Maximum Family: $25

Advanced tickets only! To order call 414-463-9158 or email 

For additional information, click here, or contact Benediction Lutheran Church at 414-463-9158.

March 31 – Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty Event

Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty is coming to Milwaukee!

on Sunday, March 31, 2019

at the Marriott Milwaukee WestW231 N1600 Corporate Ct., Waukesha (junction of I-94 & County Rd F)

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Join Dr. Gregory Seltz and others for a social “SUNDAY CONVERSATION” time.

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Dr. Gregory Seltz and others will address the mission of the LCRL and his vision for how you and others are encouraged to be engaged.

You are only able to register for this FREE event by sending an email to with the message, “PLEASE SEND ME A REGISTRATION FORM TO THE LCRL-MILWAUKEE EVENT FOR MARCH 31.”

Registration Deadline is Monday, March 25. Invite your friends to join you!

For more information click here, or contact Karen Rayner at the South Wisconsin District Office at 414-292-0743 or

March 1-3 – Men’s Retreat

You’re Invited!

Who:  All Men

What:  19th Annual Men’s Retreat

Where: Holiday Inn, Manitowoc

When: March 1-3, 2019

This year the retreat will be centered on the book, “Goliath Must Fall” written by Pastor Louie Giglio. Pastor Giglio works with men in his congregation, he sees the giants that move into the lives of men is his church.

To be prepared for the weekend, you are encouraged to read the book before you attend the retreat.

The book is available through amazon in a variety of formats.

For more information about the retreat and to register for the event, download the brochure. Register deadline is Sunday, February 10, 2019.

July 11-15 – National Youth Gathering, Minneapolis, MN

National Youth Gathering
July 11-15, 2019


January UpdateDistrict event, transportation, and more.

“NYG – LCEF Services: NO CHARGE VISA Cards”

Here is a list of congregations that are attending the Gathering.  If your church is not listed and you are attending, please email Robin.  If Synod does not have any information that you are attending, your church is italicized.

Congregation City
St. Bartholomew Brillion
Brookfield Lutheran Brookfield
Immanuel Brookfield
Our Savior Burlington
First Immanuel Cedarburg
St. Martin Chilton
Our Redeemer Delavan
Faith Germantown
St. Paul Grafton
Divine Redeemer Hartland
Trinity Hilbert
Trinity Howards Grove
Living Word Jackson
Mt. Calvary Janesville
St. Paul’s Janesville
St. Peter’s Lebanon
Lutheran Church of the Living Christ Madison
Mount Olive Madison
Redeemer Manitowoc
Grace Menomonee Falls
Beautiful Savior Mequon
Trinity Mequon
Benediction Milwaukee
Covenant Milwaukee
Mount Calvary Milwaukee
St. Martini Milwaukee
Trinity Milwaukee
Peace Neenah
Blessed Savior New Berlin
Zion New Holstein
Grace Oak Creek
St. John Oconomowoc
St. Paul’s Oconomowoc
Grace Omro
Shepherd of the Hills Onalaska
Trinity Oshkosh
Good Shepherd Oshkosh
St. John’s Portage
Calvary Princeton
Prince of Peace Racine
Trinity Racine
St. Peter’s Reedsburg
Messiah Ripon
Our Savior’s Sheboygan
St. Paul Sheboygan Falls
Faith Sturtevant
Bethlehem Sun Prairie
Good Shepherd Tomah
St. Matthew Warrens
Beautiful Savior Waukesha
Pella Waupun
Our Redeemer Wauwatosa
St. Paul’s West Allis
St. John’s West Bend
Prince of Peace West Salem
Trinity Wisconsin Dells

March 16 – Every One His Witness at Grace, Oak Creek

The South Wisconsin District will hold an “Every One His Witness” Workshop this March.
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, March 16, 2019

Location: Grace Lutheran Church, 8537 S Pennsylvania Ave., Oak Creek

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 414-464-8101.

Educators of the Year 2019


From left – Deanne Boyce, Elizabeth MacGillis, Jonathan Balsman, Jennifer Leinss, Chris Cody









2019 Educators of the Year

Jennifer Leinss
Blessed Savior Early Childhood Center, New Berlin

High School
Jonathan Balsman
Living Word Lutheran High School, Jackson

Elizabeth MacGillis
St. John Lutheran School, Plymouth