'Progressive and vibrant' future envisioned for South Wisconsin by liuqingyan


									                 Mar./Apr. 2007

IN THIS ISSUE                                               ‘Progressive and vibrant’ future
Life Sunday event
addresses abortion,
                                                            envisioned for South Wisconsin District
                                                                 “Progressive and vibrant” grounded in Scripture and ter witnesses and stewards in                             The committee is using
stem cell research
                                                            will be the fresh direction of the aligned with Synod’s, accord- their own personal lives.”                   the “SWOT” analysis model,
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                                                            South Wisconsin District, ac- ing to Tim Dittloff, Lutheran                                                   which evaluates the strengths,
                                                                                                                                     Financial goals
                                                            cording to staff engaged in the Church Extension Fund vice                                                    weaknesses, opportunities,
Mission focus:                                                                                                                            A financial objective of the
                                                            beginning stages of overhaul- president. “Outreach [at the                                                    and threats of the District and
                                                                                                                                     committee is to raise congre-
Madison international                                       ing the strategic plan for the Synod level] is a passion—and
                                                                                                                                     gational offerings by 15 per-
                                                                                                                                                                          its ministries. SWOT analysis is
outreach, Milwaukee                                         South Wisconsin District.            that is a goal for us. We are
                                                                                                                                     cent within two years. Another
                                                                                                                                                                          a tool for helping staff plan
                                                                 Executive staf f, led by looking at how some of the                                                      and focus on key issues.
homeless, Thailand                                                                                                                   objective is for twenty percent
                                                            President John Wille, have en- objectives will reach that and                                                      Strategic planning refers
Hmong & Ghana deaf                                          tered into an intensive process how does it compare to what
                                                                                                                                     of total congregational offer-
                                                                                                                                                                          to the decision-making pro-
mission trips                                                                                                                        ings to be sent to Synod within
                                                            of reworking the mission, vi- we believe in our church                                                        cess of how to apply the
                                                                                                                                     two years, building toward the
page 3                                                      sion, and critical targets of the body,” Dittloff stated.
                                                                                                                                           2006-07 fiscal year level,
                                                                                                                                                                          District’s limited resources.
                                                            District (see sidebar). Alan                                                                                  The planning process aims to
                                                                                                                                           which was thirty-eight
                                                            Meyer, senior vice president Working Mission Statement                                                        identify a focus for the District,
Around the District                                         for planning and research at The South Wisconsin District connects
                                                                                                                                           percent, one of the high-
                                                                                                                                                                          establish specific goals and
page 4                                                                                                                                     est nationally. Much of
                                                            Concordia University Chi- and resources leaders to equip God’s                                                objectives to achieve that di-
                                                                                                                                           the congregational dol-
                                                            cago, is assisting with the people for bold witness of the Gospel                                             rection, and lend structure for
                                                                                                                                           lars sent to Synod fund
Volunteers move                                             evaluation.                       of Jesus Christ.
                                                                                                                                           mission projects.
                                                                                                                                                                          budgetary decisions.
quickly for medical                                              John Ericsen, who was
                                                                                                Working Vision Statement                       Ericsen is hopeful that    Communication review
                                                            hired as business manager
supply donation                                             earlier this year, stated that In a constantly changing world, the
                                                                                                                                           the critical targets can be         Several print and elec-
windfall                                                    the success of the potential
                                                                                              South Wisconsin District is the leader in met, specifically the finan-      tronic avenues are used to
                                                                                              advancing and facilitating progressive       cial objective of raising      share information, including
page 5                                                      plan all comes down to com- and vibrant models for mission and
                                                                                                                                           congregational offerings       the swd.lcms.org website, the
                                                            munication. “It’s more than ministry and leadership development
                                                                                                                                           by 15 percent. “We’ve          South Wisconsin News, and
Hartford scout awards                                       revamping some docu- and wellness.
                                                                                                                                           seen the evidence of what      monthly and bimonthly news-
page 12                                                     ments. It’s revamping the
                                                                                                  Working Critical Targets                 other districts are doing to   letter mailings to professional
                                                            way we serve the churches
                                                                                                                                           make this funding hap-         church workers and lay lead-
                                                            and schools. We are change • Technology             • Finances
                                                                                                                                           pen,” he said.                 ers. These methods and their
                                                            agents. We want to make a • Missions                • Congregations
                                                                                                                                               “As [churches] begin       cost effectiveness are being in-
                                                            dif ference in the way we
                                                                                                                                           to catch the vision we are     vestigated by the District com-
                                                            communicate, and transpar-               Congregations will be di-
                                                                                                                                     working toward, it will hope-        munications committee.
                                                            ency will be a big part of that.” rectly impacted through
                                                                                                                                     fully be in the spirit of partner-        To improve access to and
                                                                 Patricia Stalker, member of completion of the critical tar-
                                                                                                                                     ship,” Dittloff added.               timeliness of information, a
                                                            St. John, Glendale, since 1982, gets established. Ericsen con-
                                                                                                                                          Stalker said, “What does        much greater emphasis on e-
                                                            believes the changes in com- tinued, “The goal is to have
                                                                                                                                     the District do? How does it re-     mail, electronic newsletter
                                                            munication are positive. “The congregations look to us as a
                                                                                                                                     late to the Synod? It’s a mys-       subscriptions, web updates
                                                            District is having an identity value-added resource. We
                                                                                                                                     ter y in our churches. It’s          and other technologies is ex-
                                                            crisis. They need to explain the hope it will positively affect
                                                                                                                                     great that [the strategic plan-      pected.
                                                            mission and goals for the fu- the congregations and
                                                                                                                                     ning] is addressing
                                                            ture.”                               schools.”
                                                                                                                                     this. It’s time for
                                                            Ministry approach                                                        some chang es—
                                                                 The strategic planning             Our Core Values                  definitely!”
                                                            process was initiated soon af-             • Discipleship                     The group be-
                                                            ter President Wille was in-                • Relationships               gan the strategic
                                                            stalled. According to Ericsen,             • Integrity                   planning process in
                                                                                                       • Diversity
                                                            the motivation behind the lat-                                           fall 2006 and is cur-
                                                                                                       • Excellence
                                                            est strategic planning was ush-                                          rently continuing to
                                                            ered in with Wille’s new                                                 modify necessary
                                                                                                     Dittloff added, “Congre-
                                                            administration in order to look                                          elements of the
                                                                                                 gations will hopefully become
                                                            at what the mission is and how                                           plan. A tentative
                                                                                                 even more passionate about
                                                            to achieve it.                                                           schedule for this
                                                                                                 sharing the Good News. As
                                                                 The working mission, vi-                                            spring includes cre-
                                                                                                 they become more con-
                                                            sion, and critical targets are                                           ation of an action
                                                                                                 nected, they may become bet-
                                                                                                                                     plan for the District.

                                                             BUSINESS NEWS BRIEFS
South Wisconsin District—LCMS

                                                            ! SWD welcomes new business manager John                                      ! The 2007 percentage of District receipts to be for-
Milwaukee, WI 53222-1920

                                                            Ericsen. It is with great excitement and joy that we                     warded for national ministry has been raised to a full ten
                                                            announce that South Wisconsin has a new business manager,                percent, with possible further boosts pending finance
8100 West Capitol Drive

                                                            John Ericsen. He comes to us from a diversified background,              committee and board review in case of property sales.
                                ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED

                                                            working with financial services, public relations and                         ! Ralph Klevenow, former SWD business manager and
                                                            information technology. Prior work experience includes                   LCEF vice president who has been assisting with the business
                                                            serving as controller for a major Milwaukee public relations             office transition, has been appointed assistant treasurer.
                                                            firm as well as operations manager at Compuware.                              ! A 2006 District convention DVD is being mailed to
                                                                A graduate of UW—Oshkosh and UW—Milwaukee with a                     churches and schools. Segments include District and Synod
                                                            BS in psychology and a BA in finance and accounting,                     president and staff reports, question and answer session, and
                                                            Ericsen’s personality and his skills promise to be a great asset         the “God and Country” military salute. The official proceed-
                                                            as our District moves ahead in bold witness of our Lord Jesus.           ings book is also on the DVD in PDF format and is available
                                                            Ericsen lives in Brookfield with his wife Andrea and sons                on the District website at swd.lcms.org/resources.
                                                            Adam and Joel.
2                                                                               South Wisconsin News                                                                  March/April 2007

 THE PRESIDENT’S CORNER                                                    Bricks symbolize hope in Lake
                                                                           Country awareness program:
                                                                           E-mail starring
                                                                                                                 CALLS              &V A C A N C I E S
                                                                                                                CONGREGATIONS CALLING PASTORS:
                            The cross puts our                             Lake Country                         Cedarburg, First Immanuel
                                                                                                                                               Mequon – Trinity-Freistadt
                                                                                                                                               Milwaukee – Bethany
                            lives back together                            residents delivers                   Grafton – St. Paul (associate) Omro – Grace
                                                                                                                Hartland – Divine Redeemer     Portage – St. John
                                                                           the message                            (eval.)                      Potter – Trinity
                                                                                                                La Crosse – Faith (eval.)      Reedsburg – St. Peter
                               Reading through the various                                                      Lebanon – St. Peter            Sheboygan – Christ
                          family histories in Holy Scripture, it’s                                              Mayville – St. John (eval.)    Sheboygan – Trinity
                          not difficult to see that there is                                                    Menomonee Falls – Zion
                          trouble in every family. But it’s not
                          just families, every person and ev-                                                   PASTORS WHO ARE CONSIDERING CALLS:
 Rev. John C. Wille       ery relationship suffers in some way.                                                 Erik Cloeter – Bethlehem, Wales to Messiah, Clio, MI and Our Redeemer,
                                                                                                                   Cohasset, MN
                          Joseph and his brothers are an ex-
                                                                                “What’s your brick?” This       David Gehne – Trinity, Racine to executive director, Concordia Publishing
  ample. They fought incessantly. It was more than sibling                                                         House, St. Louis, MO
  rivalry. There was a genuine hatred between them. And it                 question is the foundation of
                                                                                                                Byrene Haney – Gospel, Milwaukee to Pilgrim, Baltimore, MD
  wasn’t just the sons of Jacob. The same emotions charac-                 a new communications pro-            Christopher Navurskis – Christ, Weyauwega to Gethsemane, Lakewood,
  terized the relationship that their father Jacob had with his            gram to build public aware-             OH
  brother Esau. Look at the intrigue that David brings into                ness of the capital campaign         Jeffrey Teeple – Pella, Waupun to St. John, Portage
  his family because of his lies, because of his adultery, and             for the permanent home of
                                                                                                                PASTORS WHO HAVE ACCEPTED CALLS:
  his murder of Uriah. Absalom sees what his father has done;              Lake Country Lutheran High           Mark Benning – Holy Cross, Spokane, WA to Good Shepherd, Tomah
  and he himself goes beyond the boundaries, leading a re-                 School (LCLHS). The main             Ronald Breight – St. Luke, Lyndon Station to Christ, Forest Hills, PA
  bellion against his father David. There is the betrayal of               component of the “What’s             Andrew Lemley – Bethany, Milwaukee to Zion, Wellington, CO
  our Lord at the hands of one of his trusted disciples. An-               Your Brick?” outreach is a           Ronald Meyer – SWD president emeritus to senior “Fan Into Flame”
  other denies him. Everyone remembers what Cain did to                    video message from students,           development officer, LCMS Foundation
  his brother Abel—and for what reason?                                    parents, the school principal,       Roy Peterson – Grace, Menomonee Falls to Concordia University
                                                                           and others in the community            Wisconsin, Mequon
       It happens because every person is tragically broken,
  fatally flawed. We see it in the family stories of Holy Scrip-           about their hopes and dreams         PASTORS WHO HAVE DECLINED CALLS:
  ture. We know why. Adam and Eve eat the forbidden fruit.                 for the new school campus.           David Paape – Immanuel, Sheboygan to St. Paul, Stevens Point, WI
  Sin and death enter the world; and all humanity is cursed                     The marketing campaign,         Paul Jay Pfotenhauer – Bethel, Westmont, IL to St. John, Portage and
                                                                           conducted by The Lutheran              Trinity-Freistadt, Mequon
  with sin. We know the words from Romans 3:12: “All have
  turned away, they have together become worthless; there                  High School Association of           PASTORS RETIRING:
  is no one who does good, not even one.” That broken-                     Greater Milwaukee (LHSAGM),          Wilmer Reichmann – 12/31/06
  ness is part of who we are as sinners. We experience                     was unveiled in January.             Calvin Seban – 12/31/06
  that brokenness in our own friendships and in our own                         The “What’s Your Brick?”        PASTORS TRANSFERRED OUT OF THE DISTRICT:
  families.                                                                video, starring students and         William Lewis (emeritus) to North Wisconsin District
       That curse and that brokenness is why God the Father                parents from the school and          PASTORS RESIGING THEIR CONGREGATION:
  sends his Son to the cross. What God has done for us—                    members of the Lake Country          Harold Austermann – St. John, Neshkoro; St. Paul, Westfield; Trinity,
  sending his Son to the cross—is similar to what happened                 community, is embedded in              Montello
  one day as a father returned home after a hard day at work.              an email that was sent to ap-
                                                                                                                PASTORS RESIGING FROM THE ROSTER:
  He was exhausted. His nerves were frayed. His patience                   proximately 450 recipients on        Allan Jahneke – 1/30/07
  was gone. But his young son wanted attention, wanted it                  Jan. 29. As a “viral” e-mail, the    Peter Marth – 12/30/06
  now, and he wouldn’t grant the poor man a moment’s                       message will spread and mul-
                                                                                                                PASTORS CALLED TO GLORY:
  peace. All he wanted was for his father to color a picture               tiply as the first round of re-
                                                                                                                Carl Selle – 12/10/06
  with him in his Sunday School book. It was a picture of                  cipients forward the e-mail to
  the world. But in total frustration the father ripped the                friends, family, and others,
  picture out of the book and tore it to shreds.                           who may in turn send it to ad-
                                                                           ditional people.
                                                                                                               West Bend Life Sunday event addresses
       “Here,” he said, “now go and put the world back to-
  gether again.” To his amazement, within a few minutes                         “We will effectively multi-    abortion, embryonic stem cell research
  the boy was back with the picture all taped together. The                ply the reach, frequency, and
  father was astonished. “That’s incredible! How did you do                effectiveness of our message,”            “Defending the defense-            abortions performed since 1973
  that so quickly?” The boy said, “It was easy. On the back-               said Tom Buck, LHSAGM su-           less” was the topic presented by         is greater than the current
  side is a picture of the cross. I used the cross to put the              perintendent of schools. “Get-      Dr. Keven Voss at St. Andrew,            population of California.
  world back together.”                                                    ting more people engaged in         West Bend, on Life Sunday, Jan.               Discussing stem cell re-
       Our Lord has done the same. Our God has taken this                  the vision of the high school       21. His message conveyed a re-           search, Voss emphasized that
  world, as well as our lives which were shredded and de-                  will create the excitement and      minder that God is the creator           research on embryonic stem
  stroyed by sin, and he has put this world and our lives                  word-of-mouth support we            of all human life and that he has        cells kills babies and that adult
  back together with his Son who died on that cross.                       need for a robust grassroots        a plan for everyone before they          stem cells have been more suc-
       It’s the message of Lent. It’s the message of Easter.               fundraising campaign.”              are born. Voss is director of            cessful in treating diseases.
  God’s Son dies to earn forgiveness for us. God’s Son rises                    The e-mail includes a link     Concordia University’s Bioethics              After services, members en-
  to give us life. Through the cross and the tomb our Lord                 to whatsyourbrick.com, where        Institute in Mequon.                     joyed a “birthday” party, fol-
  Jesus puts our world back together again.                                the video and testimonials                On what was the 34th an-           lowed by lunch and games.
                                                                           from students and community         niversary of the Roe vs. Wade            “This event was a great oppor-
                                                                           members are available. Visitors     decision which legalized abor-           tunity to gain a deeper appre-

  Anniversary Corner                                                       can also enter their own            tion in America, Voss pointed            ciation for the gift of life,” said
                                                                           thought. The site also includes     out that the total number of             member Esther Oehme.
                                                                           information about LCLHS, the
             Birthdays (90, 95, 100 & above)                               construction time line, capital
                                                                           campaign progress, volunteer
 MARCH                                                                     activity, and many ways
    19 Robert Mehne, 90, Trinity, Oshkosh
                                                                           people can contribute.
 APRIL                                                                          Additional materials such as
     2   Lillian Genrich, 90, Grace, Omro                                  posters, flyers, brochures, and           Published bimonthly by the South Wisconsin District
    24   Bernelda Husman, 101 Faith, Sturtevant
                             101,                                          other visuals of the “What’s                     The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
    26   Norbert Qualmann, 90, St. John, Horicon                           Your Brick?” theme will be
    27   Ella Hell, 100 St. Paul, Westfield
                    100,                                                                                                            Volume 31, Number 2
                                                                           placed around the community.             8100 West Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53222-1920
         Anniversaries (50, 55, 60, 65 & above)                                 “Creating a vibrant cli-              (414) 464-8100 " In Wisconsin, (800) 793-3678
                                                                           mate of giving—all centered               Fax: (414) 464-0602 " E-mail: swd@swd.lcms.org
 APRIL                                                                     around making this dream a                        Visit our Web site at swd.lcms.org
     7   Robert and Rose Mehne, 66, Trinity, Oshkosh                       reality—will encourage other
     8   Norman and Eleanor Kindschuh, 68, Pella, Waupun                   major gift donors to come for-
    20   Gus and Valois Ponto, 50, Zion, Neshkoro
                                                                           ward,” said Buck.                   Production Manager ............................ Barbara Balwinski
    26   Don and Lois Dummer, 60, Berea, Milwaukee
    27   Fred and Hannah Arreins, 50, Pella, Waupun                             At the end of 2006, approxi-
                                                                           mately $9 million was raised        The purpose of the South Wisconsin District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri
         Ron and Barbara DePriest, 50, Our Redeemer, Delavan                                                   Synod is to enhance the congregational ministry of bringing Christ to people and
         Don and Audrey Richter, 50, St. Paul, Brown Deer                  toward the $15 million needed       helping them grow in their Christian faith and life.
                                                                           to start construction in late
                                                                           spring. To make a gift or for
Send us the names of people who will observe a May or June 2007 birthday                                                  NEXT ISSUE: MAY/JUNE 2007
(90, 95, 100, or above) or anniversary (50, 55, 60, 65, or above).
                                                                           more information, call the
Deadline is March 30, 2007. Mail to: South Wisconsin News, 8100 W.         LHSAGM development depart-                 SUBMISSION DEADLINE — MARCH 30
Capitol Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53222. E-mail: editor@swd.lcms.org.             ment, (414) 421-9100.                        Send your news to: editor@swd.lcms.org
March/April 2007                                                              South Wisconsin News                                                                               3

Madison chapel’s international outreach creates ripple effect
by Wayne Weiss,                     the responsibility of the lead-       in interest in learning more      questions. The first one he          lives in her native country. In the
Living Christ, Madison              ers (and group members) to            about Jesus.                      asked concerned his wife, who        meantime, Peter attends our
     I have the privilege of par-   regularly invite new people to            Now Peter and I are meet-     is Christian. He asked if God        weekly meeting asking ques-
ticipating in a weekly Bible        the Bible study. One person,          ing weekly. He has scores of      would punish her for some-           tions and growing in knowl-
study at the International          Thomas (not his real name),                                             thing she had done. (Someone         edge.
Friendship Center (IFC) in          said that in his culture it was                                         in their native country placed            A ripple started when Tho-
Madison. When it was estab-         not appropriate to ask people                                           the fear of God on her.) I as-       mas invited Paul. Paul’s faith was
lished, we had four main            to do this. But after the train-                                        sured him that through repen-        strengthened. Paul invited Peter.
goals: to be multicultural, to      ing sessions, Thomas started                                            tance and seeking forgiveness,       Peter is learning more about the
provide an opportunity to           inviting classmates to join us.                                         God would forgive her and            Lord, and his wife wants to re-
strengthen the faith of attend-     He brought a new guest for                                              grant her his peace. The follow-     connect to her faith. One some-
ing internationals and Ameri-       the next four weeks. One of                                             ing week, Peter said that he told    what reluctant action has
cans, to use the study as an        those was Paul. After his initial                                       his wife about our conversa-         touched three other people.
outreach vehicle, and to train      visit, Paul was a regular each                                          tion. She was very happy, and             Is there a person in your life
internationals to be group          week until his return home.                                             now wants to start going to          you could invite to a Bible study,
leaders so they can lead small      Paul brought his friend Peter         Wayne Weiss (at right), his       church again. She had not gone       a church social event, or a wor-
groups here and in their home       to an IFC social event. That’s        wife Suzanne (left), and          in a long time. With the assis-      ship service? Don’t put it off!
country when they return.           where I met Peter, who is not         International Friendship Center   tance of LCMS World Mission,         Your action will touch the hearts
     As we were training a          a Christian. During my conver-        Bible study students Tsung,       I supplied her with the name         and souls of more people than
group of leaders, we discussed      sation with him, he expressed         Jihye, Darren, Jiyun and Uni.     of a church close to where she       you can imagine.

                                    All Nations mission start braves the cold with street ministry
                                    from Rev. Christian Ikanih            houses, the bus station                      ing, backpacks,           night, searching for the home-
                                         Over the recent cold             or 24-hour coffee shops                      food and water—           less.
                                    months, we have done outreach         in search of their own                       and the Gospel. We              We are grateful to Rev.
                                    to the homeless in the inner city     shelters.                                    are planning to of-       Dan McMiller (South Wiscon-
                                    of Milwaukee.                               Within the local                       fer haircuts and          sin District missions executive)
                                         The inner city streets of Mil-   homeless population is                       shaves to those that      and Rev. Andrew Lemley
                                    waukee are home to many, and          a group that lives in the                    need them.                (Bethany, Milwaukee) who have
                                    there are not enough shelters         street regardless of                             A crew of four        accompanied us on these drives.
                                    for this population, especially in    weather conditions, re-                      volunteers in van         We are indebted to the churches
                                    frigid weather. When the shel-        fusing to go to shelters                     roam the streets of       who support this ministry: St.
                                    ters are filled up for the night,     at all. This is the group we                 the inner city of         Paul, West Allis; Immanuel,
                                    the unfortunate individuals go        have been reaching out                       Milwaukee on              Mayville; Good Shepherd,
                                    right back into the streets, un-      to and ministering to recently,   Wednesday and Saturday               Watertown; and Prince of Peace,
                                    der bridges, boarded up               providing bedding, warm cloth-    nights from 9:00 p.m. to mid-        Menomonee Falls.

                                    Thai trip trains Hmong leaders                                          Ghana deaf ministry gains 4 vicars;
                                         Rev. Jeff Prewitt (New Hope,          The group witnessed the      Lutheran high school begun
                                    Neenah), Rev. Yia Vang (Hmong         changing of names for an in-
                                    Hope, Milwaukee) and Dr.              fant and adult member. The            From Jan. 9-Feb. 1, Rev.         progress) and tribulations
                                    Fungchatou Lo had the oppor-          naming ceremony is part of        John Reinke and a team of four       (Law and Gospel instruction,
                                    tunity to travel to Thailand Jan.     Hmong culture marking pas-        volunteers—Linda Zoiss, Betty        communication struggles, lost
Rev. Via Vang baptizes Vangfong     15-31, 2007, for more mission         sage through different stages     Jo Lucero, Karen Hale and            luggage, travel challenges), in
Lor, a non-Christian from           work among the Hmong                  of life.                          Sandy Pittaro—taught the             their detailed updates available
Laos, who after four days of        people. Two men came from                  A Hmong village they had     Gospel to deaf children and          online. Visit deafjesus.org and
hearing the Gospel in Thailand,     Laos to be trained as leaders.        been praying for was visited,     adults in Ghana, West Africa.        click on “mission society.”
received baptism. Pastor Vang       There were also seven other           and two Gospel films were             You can read about the                Additional mission trips are
prays that Vangfong will stay in    men from different villages in        shown to the villagers. The       team’s successes (four new           planned for May and August
the faith and share it with his     Thailand who participated in          group also visited many fami-     vicars, leader training, out-        this year, as well as in January,
family members.                     the leadership training sessions.     lies and prayed for the sick.     reach, school construction           2008.

Lutheran Counseling & Family Services receives $50,000 grant to spur charitable gifting
    Lutheran Counseling &           meet with nearly 1,000 poten-         ings will share and illustrate    lion charitable gifting initiative   porters of LCFS. Generous gifts
Family Services (LCFS) of Wis-      tial new LCFS donors. Educa-          the mental health and adop-       program.                             from those with a heart for
consin, 3800 N. Mayfair Road,       tional and motivational               tion service mission of LCFS,          Dr. Chuck Meseck, CEO of        LCFS are essential to helping us
Wauwatosa, recently received        meetings are scheduled to in-         and encourage participants to     LCFS stated, “We are grateful        help others by providing men-
a $50,000 grant designed to         volve 25 Wisconsin communi-           help LCFS help others through     for the par tnership with            tal health counseling, drug
generate thousands more in fi-      ties with LCFS offices including      charitable gifting.               Thrivent      Financial        for   and alcohol programs and
nancial gifts to advance their      eighteen locations and four               The grant is one of 75        Lutherans Foundation, and            adoption services for children,
social ministry. The grant will     thrift stores in the South Wis-       awarded by the Thrivent foun-     the resources needed to meet         individuals, couples and fami-
be used to reach out to and         consin District. These meet-          dation as part of its $4.8 mil-   with new and renewed sup-            lies in need.”

May 21 Lutheran Special School golf outing
Play-a-round for special kids
     Make plans to attend the 18th annual “play-a-round for spe-
cial kids” golf outing, Monday, May 21 at North Hills Country
Club in Menomonee Falls. The outing benefits the students and
families of Lutheran Special School & Education Services (LSSES).
     “This is our main fundraiser of the year,” according to Michelle
Wagner, fund development director. “Each year, we have to raise
$400,000 above fees and tuition we receive. Without the golf out-
ing, many students would not benefit from our services.”
     The competitive format is a scramble with a shotgun start.
Foursomes are invited in three flights: men, women and mixed
couples. There are advertising, hole sponsorship and volunteer
opportunities. Non-golfers can enjoy a delicious meal and a si-
lent/voice auction of many special items, including seats in the
right field picnic area at Miller Park, items from the Milwaukee
Bucks, and vacation accommodations. Registration forms are avail-
able at lsses.org.
     LSSES is an independent tax-exempt organization , and relies
solely on donations, grants and fees to fund their programs. For
more information, call (414) 461-8500.
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25 years in teaching                  event will be used to purchase         be July 22, to coincide with the     meet in the fine arts building at     Historical Institute, the LCMS de-
                                      non-budgeted items for the             week-long dedication services        Wisconsin Lutheran College,           partment of archives and his-
ministry for Paulette Stecker
                                      school. Matching funds are antici-     held in 1963 for the present         8800 W. Bluemound Rd.,                tor y. Moberg was among
    The Mt. Olive, Milwaukee,
                                      pated from Thrivent Financial’s        church building. Guests will be      Wauwatosa. For more informa-          seventeen individuals and orga-
family will celebrate Paulette
                                      Milwaukee North Chapter.               sons of the congregation, Pas-       tion, call (262) 251-3159.            nizations honored at the 32nd
Stecker’s 25 years of teaching in
                                                                             tors John and Robert Selle. A                                              annual awards banquet hosted
the LCMS on March 11. Just as         St. Peter, Reedsburg seeks                                                  Mt. Olive, Milwaukee senior
                                                                             potluck dinner and program will                                            at Concordia Seminary in St.
Stecker teaches her students to
                                      crafters for November sale             follow the 9:30 a.m. service. The    choir secular program                 Louis, Mo. Her work won the
appreciate the history of the
                                           This November, St. Peter          finale will be Oct. 21, featuring         The Mt. Olive senior choir       commendation in the major
great state of Wisconsin, she’ll
                                      Lutheran Church and School in          another son of the congrega-         will present its thirty-fourth an-    publications category.
be recognized in true Wisconsin
                                      Reedsburg will be 140 years old.       tion, Rev. James Pape. A catered     nual secular program on Friday,
fashion: with fun, food and fel-                                                                                                                        “Feastings from Pilgrim”
                                      A yearlong celebration is planned,     dinner and program will follow.      May 11, 2007, at 7:30 p.m. and
lowship. Call (414) 774-2200.                                                                                                                                The ladies guild at Pilgrim,
                                      starting with a large craft and        Tickets will be available through    Sunday, May 13 at 3:00 p.m. in
                                      bake sale on Nov. 10, 2007, from       the church office later this year.   the Christian activities center       West Bend, compiled a special
                                      9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are looking      Call (920) 987-5229 or (920)         gymnasium, 54th Street and            cookbook when celebrating
                                      for crafters to fill 90 booths. Con-   987-5804 for details. Emmaus is      Washington Boulevard, Milwau-         their church’s 50th anniversary
                                      gregations are welcome to join all     located in Waushara County, in       kee. Note there is no Saturday        in 2004. The cookbook contains
                                      its crafters together in a shared      Poy Sippi at N4494 Highway 49.       performance. The program will         a unique collection of nearly
                                      spot also. For more information                                             feature the senior choir, adult       600 recipes including breads,
                                      or a signup form, call the craft       Lutheran a Cappella choir            handbell choir, stage band and        desserts, salads, soups, veg-
                                      cordinator at (608) 768-2662 or        spring concert, Wauwatosa            soloists. For tickets or other in-    etable and main dishes, plus
                                      write St. Peter’s Craft Fair, c/o           The Lutheran a Cappella         formation, call the church office     hints, helps and guides for plan-
                                      Caroline Brandt, 1203 Wellington       choir of Milwaukee will present      at (414) 774-2200 or Ralph            ning meals and get togethers.
    Paulette Stecker teaches at       Dr., Apt B, Reedsburg, WI 53959.       its spring concert, “Make a Joy-     Kohrs at (262) 790-1398. Tick-        To order, send a check for $12
    Mt. Olive, Milwaukee.             Forms will be mailed in early          ful Noise,” April 29, 3:00 p.m.,     ets are also available at the door.   per book to Pilgrim Ladies Guild,
                                      April.                                 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran                                                  462 Meadowbrook Dr., West
MLHS ladies guild annual                                                     Church, 1615 Wauwatosa Ave.,         Northwest Lutheran School             Bend, WI 53090. For more infor-
shrimp buffet dinner                  Emmaus, Poy Sippi,                     Wauwatosa. All the music in the      celebrates 50 years                   mation, call (262) 334-0375.
     On March 23, 2007, the           100th anniversary                      concert is based on words from            Northwest Lutheran School        Mt. Zion, Greenfield,
Milwaukee Lutheran High School             Three separate celebrations       the book of Psalms.                  Association, owned and oper-
ladies guild will host their annual   are planned in 2007 by                       Tickets are $12, seniors and   ated by Beautiful Savior, Berea,      celebrates 75th
shrimp buffet dinner from 4:00-       Emmaus, Poy Sippi, under the           students $10 in advance. Call        and Covenant Lutheran                 anniversary
6:30 p.m. in the high school caf-     theme, “Standing firm forever,”        the choir’s information line at      Churches of Milwaukee, and a               Under the theme, “On
eteria, 9700 W. Grantosa Dr.,         based on I Cor. 15:58 and Psalm        (262) 521-4545, or visit             partner with LUMIN, will cel-         Christ the solid rock,” Mt. Zion
Milwaukee. The dinner features        33:11. The congregation was            lutheranacappella.org and click      ebrate fifty years of partnership     Lutheran in Greenfield, ob-
all-you-can-eat boiled shrimp to-     organized on April 1, 1907, so         on ticket orders.                    in the Christian education of         served its 75th anniversary on
gether with homemade salads,          the first anniversary service will                                          young children. Celebration           Dec. 3, 2006 with a special ser-
bread, desserts and beverages.        be held April 22, with son of          Radio Service plans                  events with the theme “From           vice and banquet. Guest
Ticket prices are $13 for adults      the congregation, Rev. Gary            annual meeting                       generation to generation” will        preacher was Rev. Edward
and $5 for children 11 years and      Nehring as guest speaker. A pot-           The Lutheran Radio Church        be held June 9-10, 2007.              Balfour, a convert from Judaism
under. Advanced tickets are re-       luck dinner and program will           Service will hold its annual              Saturday, June 9 includes an     who offered interesting insights
quired—call (262) 781-6897.           follow the 10:15 a.m. worship          meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. on     afternoon of fellowship and fun       into the faith. Dr. John Saleska
     Proceeds from this annual        service.The second service will        May 1, 2007. The group will          on the Northwest grounds fol-         brought smiles and laughter as
                                                                                                                  lowed by a picnic supper and          banquet         speaker,      and
                                                                                                                  concluding with an informal           Concordia University’s Alleluia
                                                                                                                  worship service. Rev. Thomas          Ringers performed.
                                                                                                                  Eggebrecht, a Northwest gradu-             Mt. Zion’s first church ser-
                                                                                                                  ate who presently serves at Mt.       vice was held in 1931 on the first
                                                                                                                  Calvary, Milwaukee, will be the       Sunday in Advent. Back then it
                                                                                                                  guest speaker.                        was known as Howard Avenue
                                                                                                                       On June 10, each associa-        Lutheran Church. Not only was
                                                                                                                  tion congregation will recognize      the name later changed, but the
                                                                                                                  their ministry partnership with       location of the church changed
                                                                                                                  Northwest during their regular        as well to its current location on
                                                                                                                  worship services. A banquet           Layton Avenue.
                                                                                                                  will be held at Silver Spring
                                                                                                                  Countr y Club beginning at
                                                                                                                  noon. Northwest graduate, Rev.
                                                                                                                  Jeffery Schubert, executive di-
                                                                                                                  rector of LCMS district and con-
                                                                                                                  gregational services in St. Louis,
                                                                                                                  Mo., will serve as the master of
                                                                                                                       For more information or to
                                                                                                                  reserve your place, please con-
                                                                                                                  tact the Northwest school office
                                                                                                                  at (414) 463-4040 or visit

                                                                                                                  Marlys Taege Moberg
                                                                                                                  honored for Lutheran
                                                                                                                  history contribution
                                                                                                                      Marlys Taege Moberg of
                                                                                                                  Milwaukee received the Award          Rev. Aaron Koch dressed in
                                                                                                                  of Commendation for her work,         “clergy casual” at Mt. Zion’s
                                                                                                                  “Treasured Lives: The Story of        banquet.
                                                                                                                  Bethesda Lutheran Homes and
                                                                                                                  Services, Inc.,” from Concordia
March/April 2007                                                            South Wisconsin News                                                                           5

Volunteers move quickly for $200,000 medical supply windfall
     When the F. Dohmen Com-                                                                              transfer the supplies to Shep-          It was determined that the
pany in Germantown—the fifth                                                                              herd of the Hills member Kent       remainder of supplies would be
largest pharmaceutical distribu-                                                                          Loehrke’s garage in Sussex.         sent to Africa. The Brakebush
tor in the U.S.— was bought out                                                                           Twenty-five skids, 4 by 4 by 5      Chicken Co. donates trucks to
by an Ohio company last year,                                                                             feet high were shrink wrapped       help Orphan Grain Train pickup
a member from Shepherd of the                                                                             for pickup. An itemized list of     materials nationwide. Volun-
Hills, Pewaukee, shared the in-                                                                           the supplies totaled over           teers loaded a provided 54-foot
formation with fellow member                                                                              $170,000 in value.                  semitrailer for transport of the
Bob Wittkopf, who is active with                                                                               After discussion with Jim      supplies to Nebraska and then
the food, furniture and clothing                                                                          Farrelly, human care director at    on to Africa.
pantry of Mission of Christ, Mil-                                                                         the District office, and contacts       Through communica-
waukee, and its coordinator,                                                                              in Louisiana, Wittkopf got in       tion, initiative and coordina-
Eric Bell.                                                                                                touch with Erin Walters at Or-      tion, human hear ts were
     In the Dohmen warehouse                                                                              phan Grain Train (www.ogt.org),     moved to act. Needy souls
was a $24 million inventory of                                                                            a volunteer network that shares     were helped in the central city
medical supplies, an assort-                                                                              personal and material resources     of Milwaukee, throughout the
ment of over-the-counter items                                                                            with needy people in America        Midwest, and all the way to
                                    Back row: Volunteers Eric Bell, Bob Wittkopf, Jim Flynn (driver),
such as pregnancy tests, vita-                                                                            and around the world.               the shores of Africa.
                                    Sam Gall, front row: Tony Townes, Melvin Hortman, Quincy Price,
mins, lotions, body cleansers,
                                    Kent Loehrke and John Haumschild loaded medical supplies
mouthwash, catheters, ban-
                                    destined for Africa.
dages, diabetic meters and sup-
plies and much more. As part        in medical supplies to several      an Episcopal church in New
of the company’s purchase           free clinics in Milwaukee, in-      Orleans and to Milwaukee’s His-
agreement 25 percent of the         cluding the Vets Place Center,      panic Resource Center.
inventory had to be donated or      Dr. Suson and the Free Clinic           In November, Bell learned
discarded.                          Collaborative, a group of ten       the warehouse had to be com-
     Wittkopf arranged for some     clinics serving the poor and in-    pletely emptied by mid-month
of these supplies to be distrib-    digent. Wittkopf also delivered     or dumpsters would be placed
uted through the outreach pan-      supplies to First Methodist         at the loading dock doors.
try from Mission of Christ.         Church, Waukesha. From this         Brookfield businessman Gor-
     Bell delivered $30-35,000      location, diabetic items went to    don Veseley donated a truck to

Good Shepherd, East Troy receives
grant to share divorce resources
     Parish nurse K athy            vorce Care” group will meet         (262) 642-3310 or visit
Saltzmann recently received a       the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of         www.divorcecare.com.
grant from Lutheran World           each month at 6:30 p.m. at the
Relief and Human Care to ex-        Wesley House (2931 Main St.,
pand resources for Good             East Troy), which is also home
Shepherd’s divorce support          to the East Troy Family Com-
group in East Troy.                     munity Resource Center.
     “The divorce                               Good Shepherd is
support group                                   also starting a pilot
has       been                                 program        called
meeting for                                  “Changing Families
three and a                                            Kids Club.”
half years                                             This is an af-
now and we                                             ter school
wanted to increase                                     program
access for clients and                                meeting
purchase divorce care ma-                            twice a month
terials,” said Saltzmann.           between January and May for
Good Shepherd’s divorce min-        children ages 5-12 who are af-
istry reaches out to individu-      fected by separation or di-
als who are hurting because of      vorce. This program will be
divorce or separation.              offered again in the fall. If you
     With the grant funds, two      would like information on “Di-
healing opportunities will be       vorce Care” or “Changing
offered. A thirteen-session “Di-    Families Kids Club” please call
6                                                                          South Wisconsin News                                                           March/April 2007

                                                                                                                                                  See You there!
                                                           Mission Lamp                                                                       June 21-24 - National
                                                                                                                                                  LWML convention
                                                                                                                                                   in Sioux Falls, SD
                                                  Lutheran Women’s Missionary League News                                                     Oct. 26-27 - Fall Retreat
                                                 Here is what Lutheran Women in Mission are doing!                                             at Wintergreen Resort,
                                                                                                                                                    Wisconsin Dells

From our President                      We have all experienced                                         Grant #4 Paid
Dashing...                        the death of close family mem-
                                  bers, neighbors, co-workers,
                                                                                                        $7,500 Given to Place of Refuge
       …through the snow!” cherished friends and even our                                                    A Place of Refuge (APOR),              When a prototype sign
This definition of the word beloved sisters in the LWML.                                                the fourth mission grant cho-         was placed at an LCMS church,
“dash” brings to mind winter We ask “Why, Lord?”                                                        sen by SWD LWML convention            it was noticed by a young
fun. (We also could say we’ll           While we may never                                              delegates, has received a check       woman, too frightened to reveal
be “dashing along the free- know the answer in our life-                                                for $7,500.                           to anyone, including her par-
way” to attend our Spring time, perhaps we need, in-                                                         It will provide $4,250 for       ents, that she was pregnant.
workshops on March 17 or 24!) stead, to ask this question:                                              printed educational and pro-          After she gave birth all alone,
       Another meaning of the “What do you want of me,                                                  motional materials, $550 for          she walked into the pastor’s of-
                                                                                                        outdoor signs for churches,           fice, with her baby in her arms
word “dash” is the
little line you see be-
                                               Lord? My loved
                                               one is gone and I’m
                                                                           Our Mites:                   $1,500 for a notebook com-            and asked for help because of
tween two words,                               still here. What         Sharing Christ’s Love           puter and $1,200 for a projec-        the sign.
like “March – June;”                           would you have me         Around the World               tor. All are intended to help               New mite gifts now will
this dash represents                           do?” We may find                                         more people learn about this          fund an $8,500 grant to Alaska
                                                                          2006-2008 Goal:               ministry, which began in 1993.        Mission for Christ. This mission
the period of time                             the Lord leads us to
between          those                         examine our loved            $190,000                         As “A Place of Refuge for        serves the Copper Valley of the
                                                                                                                                              huge state of Alaska, where only
dates.                                         one’s “dash” and                                         Pregnant Women and Preborn
       Years ago I re-                         seek to use the posi-
                                                                            Needed by end               Children,” APOR in Milwaukee          19% of the people claim mem-
ceived an e-mail                               tive aspects of their          of January                provides counseling, food,            bership in a Christian Church.
which spoke of the                             life to find new              $55,416.69                 clothing, furniture, and, if
writing on tomb-                               meaning in ours.               Received:                 needed, a temporary home for          Seminarian’s
                                                                                                        women who choose not to
stones, an example
being “1950 –
                         Carolyn Blum,
                                               Each person makes
                                               a unique contribu-
                                                                             $55,589.76                 abort their unborn child.             Challenge led to
2001,” where the                               tion to God’s King-                                                                            Ft. Wayne Grant
dash represents the lifetime of dom, and we may consider, as
                                                                                                                                                     Mission Grants Chairman
the person between their birth a way to honor their
                                                                                                                                              Joyce Buehrens had the joy of
and death dates. It went on to memory, to model ourselves
                                                                                                                                              visiting her Fort Wayne seminar-
say that while we mark those after the most God-pleasing
                                                                                                                                              ian grandson Dec. 14 and also
milestone dates in a person’s portions of their lives.
                                                                                                                                              presenting a $5,000 LWML
life, we often may not pay at-          Jesus, being our supreme
                                                                                                                                              check for student aid. The bal-
tention to the period of time role model, used the ‘dash’ in
                                                                                                                                              ance of the $10,000 grant will
the dash indicates, the time His life to spread God’s love,
                                                                                                                                              be given this year to benefit the
they spend here on earth.         to care for others and to give
                                                                                                                                              2007-08 students.
                                  the ultimate sacrifice so we can
                                                                                                                                                     The grant, which received
                                  join Him in heaven. As we cel-
   DISTRICT OFFICERS              ebrate His death and His glori-
                                                                                                                                              the second highest total votes
   President                                                           Present for the SWD LWML check presentation at Concordia               at the district convention last
                                  ous resurrection at Easter time,
     Carolyn Blum                                                      Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN, were the South Wisconsin students            June, came about because
                                  we can dedicate ourselves to
     262-966-7418                                                      who will benefit from the grant: (left to right, front row) Paul       Joyce’s grandson, Jason Zirbel,
                                  patterning our life on His and       Spira, Sun Prairie; Dr. Dean Wenthe, CTS President; Mrs. Joyce
     cjblum@bicyclerider.us                                                                                                                   (a third-year student at the sem)
                                  prayerfully ask for guidance to      Buehrens, Kevin Spaeth, Sheboygan Falls. (Middle row) Dea-
   VP, Servant Resources                                                                                                                      challenged her. He said that sev-
                                  be more like Him every day of        coness student Rachel Thompson, Brodhead; Seth Mierow,
     Judy Paulson                                                                                                                             eral other district LWMLs were
                                  our lives.                           Beloit; Rev. George Lange, CTS Director of Financial Aid. (Back
    920-989-1777;                                                                                                                             represented at the annual Fort
                                        A blessed Easter to all!       row) Jason Zirbel, Milwaukee; David Abuya, Pewaukee;
     judykay1@ix.netcom.com                                                                                                                   Wayne donation day, but never
                                                                       Donald Krause, Berlin, and Peter Grana, Grafton.
   VP, Gospel Outreach/                                                                                                                       South Wisconsin. Adding that
   Christian Life                                                                                                                             many SWD students need help,
     Florence Harms                                                                                                                           he asked, “What are you pre-
                                  Looking Ahead to...                                                                                         pared to do about it?”
   VP, Human Care, Grants
                                   Fall Retreat                                                                                                      With the help of Rev.
                                                                                                                                              George Lange, Financial Aid Di-
     Ruth Krueger                       Gary Thies, Mission De-                                                                               rector, a grant proposal was
     262-877-4005                 velopment Counselor for the                                                                                 written by Joyce, and it was ap-
     hrkrueger11@peoplepc.com     LCMS, will be the keynote                                                                                   proved for the ballot.
   VP, Communications             speaker for the LWML Fall Re-                                                                                      This year eight SWD stu-
     Mari Ann Colburn             treat Oct. 26-27 at the Winter-                                                                             dents are studying at Fort
     920-285-2894;                green Resort, Wisconsin Dells.                                                                              Wayne. One is Rachael Thomp-
     clc@chorus.net                     Based on Matt. 9:37-38,                                                                               son, who is part of the first dea-
   Recording Secretary            the emphasis will be on “The                                                                                coness class started on the semi-
    Linda Ault                    Master Calls for You.”                                                                                      nary campus three years ago.
    608-676-4994 (M-F a.m);             An LWML Birthday Party                                                                                The other seven are in the pas-
    copi1kitty@aol.com            is planned for Friday evening,                                                                              toral program. Each will receive
   Corres. Secretary              featuring 60 years of memories                                                                              $625 from this grant toward
     Verna Jordan                 and missions.                         Milwaukee-area Hmong Lutheran women wore their national               their expenses of $30,000 to
     262-673-3510                       Mark your calendars now,       dress when they attended a December gathering sponsored                $50,000. These men range
     vmjordan@nconnect.net                                             by the LWML Heart-to-Heart Sisters Task Force at Hmong                 from recent college grads to
                                  and plan to invite your friends.
   Financial Secretary                                                 Hope Lutheran Church. Subsequently they voted to form an               middle-aged second career pas-
   (Receives all funds)           Retreats are great getaways!
                                                                       LWML society. Enjoyed by men, women and children, the event            toral students.
   Janis Mattson                                                       included a lunch of Hmong, African Immigrant, French, Af-
   3557 S. 43rd St.
                                     Save This Date, Too!                                                                                     You Can Do It, Too!
                                                                       rican American and American Caucasian foods.
   Greenfield, WI 53220                 Plan now to attend the                                                                                      All LWML members may
   414-546-1998                    2008 SWD LWML Convention                                              Heard at YW Retreat                  submit suggestions for mission
   jmm11098@aol.com                Friday and Saturday, June 27 -                                             Karen Lippert, keynote          grants, just as Joyce Buehrens
 Treasurer (Pays all bills)        28, 2008, at the Olympia Resort                                      speaker: “God chose us and            did in the story above. New
   Lorraine M. Koch                in Oconomowoc. Pastor Dan                                            appointed us to go and bear           grant proposal forms are avail-
   608-781-5416                    McMiller will speak on the con-                                      fruit that will last...and that in-   able on the SWD LWML web-
   lorko@centurytel.net            vention theme, Go – Gather                                           cludes loving the people who          site. They have been revised to
 Senior Counselor                  – Glorify, based on Isaiah 6:8.                                      drive you nuts!...Happiness           make them more understand-
  Rev. Robert Busse                                                                                     depends on happenings, but            able and easy to complete.
  920-295-4747                        RIGHT, YWR Co-chairman                                            joy is found only in Jesus.”                Although the next conven-
  revbusse@yahoo.com                  Margie Hua kept the 2007                                                Rev. Robert Busse,              tion is over a year away, it’s not
 Junior Counselor                       Retreat on time and on                                          Bible Study leader: “How does         too early to begin identifying
  Rev. David Totsky                      target with her three-                                         YOU being rooted, grounded,           worthy mission needs. To be
  414-444-4133                            month-old son, Toby,                                          and growing in Christ define          considered, completed forms
  tots_brkfld@yahoo.com                            in her arms.                                         YOUR ministry in missions?            must be postmarked by Oct. 31.
March/April 2007                                                                 South Wisconsin News                                                                                7

                2006-2008 Theme:                                       Welcome to Two New Societies!
             Faithfully Leading All                     The South Wisconsin LWML is pleased to welcome two new ethnic                           Mission Lamp
              to Christ, the Rock                   societies. They are:
                  “From the ends of the                  --Nkauj Seev Yees (Women Are Singing, Longing for Their Lord),                               Vol. 56, No. 4
                  earth, I call to you. I call as   based at Hmong Hope Lutheran Church, Milwaukee.
                  my heart grows faint; lead
                  me to the Rock that is                --Mujeres Trabajando para el Senor (Women Working for the Lord),                                March/April
                  higher than I.”                   a Hispanic society at Primera Iglesia in Racine.                                                          2007
                                 Psalm 61: 2

Open to Everyone!
                                                                                                                   Scholarship Application
Spring Rallies: A Great Opportunity                                                                                Deadline: April 30
to Hear Some Great Speakers                                                                                             Utilizing the proceeds
                                                                                                                   from its Female Churchworker
                                                                                                                                                      and must include all required
                                                                                                                                                      documents and references.
      Self Esteem                       entitled “Walking in the            Baby Shower is planned. A              Scholarship Fund, the SWD               All application materials
      Angels                            Footsteps of our Lord.” Rev.        Bible study will be led by Rev.        LWML each year gives several       have been revised. Do not use
      Mission Trips                     James Mallmann will lead a          Mark Meier.                            scholarships to women who          an old form. See the LWML
      World Views                       Bible study.                              Zones 20 and 21                  are enrolled at LCMS colleges      website (www.swd-lwml.org)
      Place of Refuge                         Zone 10 (West Bend/           (Madison North/South) -                and universities and studying      for the new guidelines and
      Bio-Tech 101                      Random Lake) - Wednesday,           To be announced.                       to become full-time church-        forms.
      Holy Land Visit                   April 25, at 6 p.m. at St.                Zone 22 (Oconomo-                workers (teachers, DCEs, dea-           Copies are also available
      A Pastor’s Wife’s Expe-           Andrew’s Church, Hwy. 144,          woc) - Tuesday, April 17, at St.       conesses or lay ministers - any    from zone presidents or by con-
riences                                 West Bend. “World Views:            Paul’s Church, 210 Pleasant St.,       position available through the     tacting Chairman Elizabeth
      These are just a few of the       How Can They Believe                Oconomowoc. “Bio-Tech                  LCMS Board of Assignments).        Pierog, 220 Hawthorn Dr., West
interesting and inspiring sub-          That?” will be the subject of       101” will be the subject of                 Applications for grants for   Bend, WI 53095 (Phone: 262-
jects that will be featured at the      Concordia University Prof.          Diane Chadwick of Lutherans            the 2007-08 school year must       334-0457; e-mail: ejpierog@
Spring zone rallies planned dur-        Gary Locklair.                      for Life. Registration: 6:30 p.m.;     be postmarked by April 30          yahoo.com).
ing April and early May.                      Zone 11 (Sheboygan            Program: 7 p.m.
      Everyone, whether an              South) - Tuesday, April 24, at            Zone 23 (Watertown)
LWML member of not, is wel-             Trinity Church, Town Wilson.        - Saturday, April 21, at Peace,
                                                                            Beaver Dam. A 9 a.m. fellowship
                                                                                                                   Meet Our Missionaries...
come. Rallies are great oppor-          Registration and lunch at 6 p.m.
tunities to share good Christian        will be followed by the program     period will precede the 9:45           and MORE at Spring Workshops
fellowship, to grow spiritually,        at 6:45 p.m. The speaker, Trish     a.m. rally. Rev. Donald
and to enjoy some delicious             Kagerbauer, will share the lat-     Steinberg will lead the Bible                Remember how exciting              There will also be a break-
                                                                            study.                                 it was as a child when a mis-      out session where attendees
refreshments. All you have to           est news about A Place of Ref-
                                                                                  Zone 24 (Janesville) -           sionary spoke on your congre-      will share their society’s suc-
do is just come - no pre-regis-         uge in Milwaukee.
                                                                            Monday, May 7, at Zion, Town           gation’s annual Mission Sun-       cessful activities and events
tration.                                      Zone 12 (Sheboygan
      Zone 1 (Metro-South               Central) - Thursday, April 19,      of Center. Speaker Judy Henke          day? You can have that same        - a great help for all who care
Shore) Monday, April 30, at Our         at Immanuel, Sheboygan. After       of the International Friendship        pleasure now by attending ei-      about LWML and missions.
Father’s Church, 6025 S. 27th St.,      dinner at 5:30 p.m., the pro-       Center, Madison, will talk about       ther of the LWML Spring Work-            Use the form below to reg-
                                                                            “Bridging the Gap: Con-                shops. Their theme: “Meet the      ister, or register on-line at the
Greenfield. Dr. Grace Peterson          gram at 6:30 p.m. will feature a
                                                                            necting the International              Missionaries...and MORE!”          district LWML website:
of Concordia University will speak      speaker from MOST Minis-
on “Self Esteem in the Chris-           tries.                              Student to Life in the U.S.                  For the program, Rev.              www.swd-lwml.org
tian Woman.”                                  Zone 13 (Sheboygan            and Life in Jesus Christ.”             Daniel McMiller, SWD LCMS                There is no fee, but a free-
      Zone 2 (Metro-South)              North) - Wednesday, April 25,       Dinner at 6 p.m.; program at           Mission Executive, will bring      will offering will be taken to
                                                                            6:45 p.m.                              along two missionaries who         cover materials. Bring a bag
- Sunday, April 29, at Oklahoma         at 6:25 p.m. at St. Paul’s, She-
                                                                                  Zone 25 (Beloit) -               are spreading God’s Word to        lunch. Host churches will pro-
Ave. Church, 5335 W. Okla-              boygan. Rev. Ronald Peder-
                                                                            Wednesday, April 25, at Our            ethnic and other special popu-     vide beverages. Dates: March
homa Ave., Milwaukee. Regis-            son will lead a Bible study.
tration: 2 p.m.                               Zone 14 (Plymouth) -          Redeemer, Delavan. Ruth                lations in the district.           17 at Blessed Savior, New Ber-
      Zone 3 (Metro South-              Tuesday, April 24, at St. Peter     Krueger will speak on “Bib-                  Other speakers will in-      lin, and March 24, at Bethle-
west) - Monday, April 23, at            Church, Hilbert. Rev. John          lical Angels.” Time: 9:30 a.m.         clude Susan Vang, who is in-       hem, Sun Prairie. Time: 9 a.m.
                                                                                  Zone 26 (Kenosha) -              volved in the SWD Hmong min-       to 3 p.m. BUT a fellowship pe-
Blessed Savior Church, 15250            Schenck will lead a Bible Study
                                                                            Saturday, April 14, at 9:30 a.m.       istry; Jeff Kelm of MOST Min-      riod with check-in, coffee and
W. Cleveland Ave., New Berlin.          on Psalm 61. Registration
                                                                            at Our Savior, Burlington. The         istries, sharing info on the SWD   rolls begins at 8:15 a.m.
Speaker Ruth Krueger will               opens at 6:30 p.m., with the
discuss “Biblical Angels.”              program at 7 p.m.                   speaker will be from A Place           LWML’s upcoming eyeglass
                                                                            of Refuge in Milwaukee.                mission trip to Puerto Rico Nov.         Send news for
Time: 6:30 p.m.                               Zone 15 (Winnebago)
                                                                                  Zone 27 (Racine) - Sat-          2-10; Jana Hoffmann, of Thri-        May/June Mission Lamp
      Zone 4 (Metro-West) -             - Tuesday, April 17, at Trinity,
                                                                            urday, April 28, at 8:15 a.m. at       vent Financial, offering tips on        by March 15 to:
Saturday, April 28, from 8:30           Menasha. Registration and din-
                                                                            Trinity church, 2065 Geneva St.,       working with volunteers, and           Marlys Taege, Editor
a.m. to noon, at Lamb of God            ner at 6 p.m. will be followed
                                                                            Racine. An ingathering is              Jan Wendorf (a nominee for              7120 W. Dove Ct.
Church, N19W25050 Blue-                 by the program at 7 p.m. A Bible
                                                                                                                   the national LWML presidency)         Milwaukee, WI 53223
mound Rd., Pewaukee. Rev.               study, “Give It a Rest,” will       planned for the Attic Work-
                                                                                                                   leading a mission-oriented Bible          414-357-6672
Harvey Lange will speak on              be led by Rev. Tim Kinne.           shop. Speaker Tim Hasko will                                                 marlyst@sbcglobal.net
“Mission in Mongolia” and                     Zone 16 (Berlin) - Tues-      tell about his Mission Trip to         study.
lead a Bible study.                     day, April 17, beginning at 3:30    India. Rev. David Gehne will
      Zones 5 and 6 (Metro-             p.m., at St. John, Berlin. Rev.     lead the Bible study.                    Spring Workshop Registration Form
Northwest and North) -                  Tom Fleischmann will speak
Tuesday, April 24, at Berea             on “Chaplaincy Mission and
Church, 4873 N. 107th St., Mil-         Ministry        in     Nursing      Space Still Available                  Name_____________________________________________________
waukee. Speaker Sandy                   Homes.” Rev. Bryan Fritsch          On Mission Trip                         Address_________________________________________________
Berres will describe Mission-           will lead a Bible Study.                  Ever wished you could be
ary Work in Togo and                          Zone 17 (Marquette) -         a missionary? Now you can by            City/State/Zip__________________________________________
Ghana. Registration: 6 p.m.             Saturday, April 14, at 9:30 a.m.,   participating in an Eyeglass
      Zone 7 (Metro-North               at Calvary Church, 202 S.           Mission trip planned by the             Telephone__________________________________Zone________
Shore) - Rev. Glenn Meyer               Farmer St., Princeton. Program      SWD LWML, going to Puerto
will discuss Mission Trips to           Theme: “Jesus, the Rock for         Rico Nov. 2-10. The deadline            Congregation/City______________________________________
Hong Kong, Taiwan and                   All Ages.” Rev. Franklin            for signing up is April 20.
China, Saturday, April 21, at           Biebel will lead the Bible study.         A typical team consists of        I will attend:
8:30 a.m. at Gospel Church,                   Zone 18 (LaCrosse) -          14-18 people who test eyes,                     _____Saturday, March 17, 2007
1535 W. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee.         Saturday, May 5, at United in       hand out glasses, and share                            Blessed Savior Lutheran Church, New Berlin
      Zone 8 (Ozaukee/                  Christ Church, Dellwood. An         their faith. There are still a few              _____Saturday, March 24, 2007
Washington) - Monday, April             ingathering will benefit the        spaces left. Participants will be                      Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Sun Prairie
30, at Trinity, Mequon. Follow-         women’s and children’s shelter.     trained beforehand.                         There is no registration fee. However, we do need to
ing a 6 p.m. salad supper, the 7        Judy LeMoine will describe                For info, contact Heather        have pre-registration by as soon as possible to make sure that
p.m. program will feature Lou           her Mission Trip to Haiti. The      Weiss, Team Administrator,             we have sufficient handouts.
Ann Meyer sharing “Experi-              Bible study will be led by Rev.     MOST Ministries, PO Box                     Freewill offerings will be taken for the coffee and rolls that
ences of a Pastor’s Wife.”              T. Christian Nelson. Registra-      130678, Ann Arbor, MI 48113.           will be provided during the registration and fellowship time
      Zone 9 (Horicon) - Sat-           tion and coffee at 8:30 a.m.;       Phone: 734-994-7909, Ext. 16,          and for workshop expenses. Please bring a bag lunch.
urday, April 21, at Immanuel,           rally: 9 a.m. to noon.              or FAX 734-994-7974.                   Beverages will be available.
North Burnett. The rally opens                Zone 19 (Southwest) -               No one is too old. Worried            Mail to: Mary Lou Thur, 204 McKinley St.,
at 9 a.m. and closes with a noon        Thursday, April 26, at Trinity,     about the language? English is                    Beaver Dam, WI 53916-1938
lunch. Speaker Marlys Taege-            Wisconsin Dells. Registration       spoken widely in Puerto Rico.
                                                                            Don’t like to travel in winter? It’s     Questions? Call 920-356-0078 or e-mail LWML@thur.org
Moberg will give a slide pre-           opens at 5:30 p.m. with supper
sentation on the Holy Land,             at 6:30 p.m. An ingathering         summer there year-round.               Save postage! Register on line at www.swd-lwml.org
8                                                                              South Wisconsin News                                                            March/April 2007


President’s Report                                                                                             Let the Project Connect
South Wisconsin Lutheran Laymen’s League                                                                       display racks work for you
Greetings in the name of our        list is New Neighbor Outreach.       to the internet call LHM at 800-           Do you know of a relative,    lets. Engage visitors with it in
Risen Savior!                       Open the page and view the           944-3450 ext. 4305 and find           friend, neighbor or acquain-       your church narthex. Place a
                                    promotional video. For more          out how to get your plan              tance that is suffering or hurt-   Project Connect display in
New Lutheran Hour initiatives       information download a New           started.                              ing from health issues, marital    your community center,
      The staff at Lutheran Hour    Neighbors Outreach Informa-               LHM has designed a fun           problems, alcoholism or loss       doctor's office, funeral home,
Ministries has been busy look-      tion Sheet on that page and          children’s website for younger        of a loved one? Do they per-       or barber shop. Imprint your
ing for ways to develop re-         follow the systematic instruc-       children 2 to 6 years old at          haps not know of the saving        church's information on the
sources to better equip us to       tions given there. It will take      www.JCPlayZone.com. Chil-             grace of Jesus                                   back - complete
reach out to the unchurched.        you through the steps neces-         dren will find games, crafts,         Christ? All these                                with worship
One of the initiatives is the       sary to begin your own evan-         recipes and other fun activities      concerns, and                                    times and direc-
New Neighbor Outreach. Wel-         gelism outreach plan.                in a safe Christian environ-          more, can be an-                                 tions.
coming new neighbors to                   Go back to the Outreach        ment.                                 swered by pick-                                       Filled with a
your community is routinely         Development page and click                Parents can find helpful         ing one of the                                   variety of book-
done but how do you wel-            on Practicing Hospitality. This      parenting articles and find an-       Christ Centered                                  lets, both the
come new neighbors to your          page will take you through a         swers to their spiritual ques-        booklets from a                                  Project Connect
church? Welcoming new               series of short videos to learn      tions. You can feel comfortable       Project Connect.                                 display and the
members to your church is an        what it takes to be more warm        letting your child or grandchild           Your congre-                                PC Junior offer
effective evangelism effort, yet    and welcoming; what it feels         entertain themselves on LHM’s         gation can reach                                 an accessible
few churches do it consistently     like to be a visitor and how to      new web site for children.            out in an easy-                                  way to reach out
and in an organized manner.         make simple changes that will              I find the daily devotions      to-use evangelism tool from        to visitors, members, and
      Do you want to find out       make a big difference. Practic-      delivered directly to my com-         Lutheran Hour Ministries with      other friends in your commu-
how to set up a program for         ing Hospitality complements          puter a great way to start the        Project Connect, an indispens-     nity. Each Christ-centered
your church? There are two          the New Neighbor Outreach            day. There is a wealth of infor-      able on-site and outreach          booklet covers real-life issues
easy ways to find the informa-      Program.                             mation to be found on the LHM         booklet ministry resource.         such as improving family com-
tion to develop a step by step            Both plans are easy to use     website that will benefit both             Each full-sized display       munication or coping with
course for you to use. If you       and you receive a Program            you and your church. If you           holds 24 pocket-sized book-        anxiety and health.
have access to the internet, go     Planning Guide, learning ma-         haven’t experienced the LHM
to www.lhm.org. When their          terial, facilitator script and a     website yet, why wait any
home page opens up, on the          DVD to use in worship. LHM           longer?                               Calendar items
left side, click on resources for   staff has spent a great deal of           While you’re surfing the
your church. A list will appear     time refining these very effec-      web, check out our South Wis-         South Wisconsin District-LLL
listing several choices. Click on   tive programs for your               consin District LLL website at
                                                                                                               April 10-12 Spring Pastors’ Conference, Chula Vista, at Wis-
the Outreach Development            church’s use. Don’t delay! Fire      www.lll-swd.org. If your church
Training tab. The page will         up your computer and start           or organization wants to post         consin Dells
open up giving you two              on your outreach program to-         an activity on our calendar of        April 14 South Wisconsin District-LLL Board of Directors Meet-
choices. The first item on the      day. If you don’t have access        events,      e-mail     me    at      ing, St. John Lutheran Church, 207 E. High St., Edgerton, WI
                                                                         ejb2211@tds.net.                      April 22 East Central Zone Rally, Living Word, Jackson, WI.
                                                                                                               4:30 potluck, LuWiSoMo presentation, and business.
 Serving you in                                                                                                April 26-28 Int’l Board of Governors, St. Louis, MO
                                    Update items                                                               May 20 Fox River Zone at Camp LuWiSoMo. Future LuWiSoMo
 South Wisconsin
                                    Lutheran Hour Ministries                                                   plans presentation, and Creationism presenter, Eugene Sattler
                                                                                                               June 2 South Wisconsin District-LLL Board of Directors Meet-
                                    LHM Announces Its First Congregational Partner
    Edward Bieno                                                                                               ing, LCMS District Office, 8100 West Capitol Dr. Milwaukee, WI
                                          Grace Lutheran Church in New Albany, Indiana, is Lutheran
    608-873-0100                                                                                               July 14-19 LCMS Convention, Houston, Texas
                                    Hour Ministries' first Congregational Partner in LHM's plans to
    Vice-President                  partner with 1,000 churches during the next five years. LHM's              July 22 St. John Lutheran Church Loganville, 150th Anniver-
    Elmer Payne                     Congregational Partnerships program helps partner churches                 sary with Speaker, Rev. Ken Klaus
    Treasurer                       develop, implement, and evaluate an outreach plan tailored to              July 26-29 Int’l LLL International Convention, Duluth, MN
    Mark Ramel                      their congregation and community.                                          August 18 South Wisconsin District-LLL Board of Directors
    920-994-2022                    LHM's On-line Devotions Reach Around the World                             Meeting, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Sun Prairie
    Secretary                             Tens of thousands of churches and individuals accessed Luth-         September 14-15 South Wisconsin District-LLL District Con-
    Roger Fischer                   eran Hour Ministries' 2006 Advent devotions, entitled "Love Was
                                                                                                               ference, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 300 Broadway Dr., Sun
                                    Born at Christmas", which were available entirely on-line for the
    608-782-6886                                                                                               Prairie, WI 53590
                                    first time ever. On-line Lenten devotions are expected to be very
    Education Rep.                  popular as well.                                                           October 18-20 Int’l Board of Governors, St. Louis, MO
    Peggy Kraase                    LHM's New Interactive Web Site a Hit with Kids and Parents
    262-306-0904                          Searching for a safe place for your child to play on the Internet?
    Pastoral Advisor                Discover JCPlayZone.com where you will find crafts, games, E-
    Rev. Duane Daeke                cards, and so much more. Parents will find articles, blogs, and            Duluth to host 2007 convention
    608-727-3841                    spiritual Q&A’s and other parenting resources from a Christian
    Information Services            perspective. Safe on-line fun for children ages 2 to 6.                                                        held in Duluth, Minnesota,
                                    LHM's Bulletin Inserts Now Available in Spanish                                                                July 26-29, and it promises a
    David Jording
                                          LHM's quarterly bulletin inserts are now available on-line in                                            little something for everyone.
                                    Spanish as well as English. Each issue promotes U.S. and Interna-                                              Duluth is a city of 87,000
    Member-at-Large                 tional Ministries' programs that church members can use to share                                               people, nestled in the hills
    Dean Oetzman                    Christ's message of hope with people in their community and                                                    overlooking the largest lake in
    608-985-7262                    around the world. They can be given out any time during the                                                    the world--Lake Superior. It is
    Orphan Grain Train              season they are issued.                                                                                        a perfectly preserved city of
    Elmer Payne                     Sharing the Gospel - A Unique Gift Idea                                                                        historical splendor and cul-
    715-228-4511                          The family members of Tom and Lori Yahr of West Bend, Wis-                                               tural grandeur. From the
    District Manager                consin, gave them a Christmas gift that impacts their whole com-                                               cobbled streets and mansions
                                    munity. The family is sponsoring the weekly airing of The Lutheran             Let Your Light Shine with       built by timber barons and
    David Martin
                                    Hour on WBKV Radio in the West Bend/Milwaukee area for four                over 1,000 other Christians at      mining tycoons to the interna-
    262-334-7616                    weeks, from Dec. 24 to Jan. 14.                                            the 90th International Con-         tionally known technology vil-
    Region 6 Governor               Not sure when or where to hear The Lutheran Hour?                          vention of the International        lage thriving in the heart of the
    Eugene Fiedler                        Check at http://www.lutheranhour.org/. Also listen to the pro-       Lutheran Laymen’s League            bustling waterfront district,
    920-496-0849                    gram on XM’s Family Talk Radio 170 every Sunday at 1 p.m. East-            (Lutheran Hour Ministries).         Duluth is sure to intrigue visi-
                                    ern Standard Time.                                                         The 2007 convention will be         tors with a variety of interests.
March/April 2007                                                        South Wisconsin News                                                                  9

                                             Camp LuWiSoMo
                                                                    W5421 Aspen Rd
                                                                Wild Rose WI 54984-9177
                                  Phone: (920) 622-3350 Fax: (920) 622-4960 Email: camp@luwisomo.org Web: www.luwisomo.org

The Word is Spreading about Feeding His Flock                                                                                             Upcoming
    By Joan Voigt, Campaign Coordinator                                                                                                    Events at
     The word is out in South
Wisconsin District congrega-
                                   pledges toward this Cam-
                                                                    ser ve more campers in a
                                                                    more comfortable dining hall
                                                                                                           Be sure to schedule your
                                                                                                      outdoor ministry experience
tions. The excitement about             Please prayerfully con-     and family style accommoda-       today with a week-long or
our Campaign is being              sider how you can serve the      tions, while we continue to       weekend        get-away      in     Spring Youth
shared with many of you al-        Lord in this Campaign to con-    provide spiritual enrichment      LuWiSoMo’s scenic retreat
ready. The message about           tinue growth in                               through the out-     setting to relax and refresh        Confirmation
our need to build a new din-       this year-round                               door ministr y       your spiritual life so you can        Retreats
ing hall and additional fam-       outdoor minis-                                programs of-         return prepared to serve the
ily lodging is spreading into      tr y with t he                                fered at Camp        Lord as He calls you on your         Mar. 2-4, 2007
congregations including            gif ts He has                                 LuWiSoMo.            daily journey.          Camp        Mar. 9-11, 2007
Grace, Deerfield; Our Savior,      granted you.                                       If you would    LuWiSoMo is dedicated to
Sheboygan; Bethany, Kohler;        The success of                                like to schedule a   providing faith-growing op-         Mar. 23-25, 2007
Pilgrim, West Bend; Faith,         this project de-                              visit          by    portunities in a Christ-cen-
LaCrosse; Grace, Racine; St.       pends on the                                  LuWiSoMo staff       tered outdoor ministr y
Peter’s, Reedsburg; and Risen      cooperation                                   to meet your         setting for all ages to refresh        Women’s
Savior, Franklin. Will your        and ef for t of                               congregation         the whole person through            Scrapbooking &
congregation be next?              volunteers to work toward        and share the word about          the blessings of people, facili-
     We have already received      the long-term vision for         Feeding His Flock with a pre-     ties, and God’s word.
                                                                                                                                         Stamping Retreat
130 pledges to support the         Camp LuWiSoMo to build a         sentation to your congrega-                                           Mar. 16-18, 2007
Campaign with a cumulative         new dining hall to meet the      tion, please call the camp
total of $530,013.03 in
pledges. Some congrega-
                                   growing needs of our camp-
                                   ers and those generations yet
                                                                    office (920) 622-3350 or Carl
                                                                    Brakebush (800) 933-2121
                                                                                                                                          Men’s Spiritual
tions are making annual            to come. We will be able to      ext. 1201.                        Raises                               Enrichment
                                                                                                      Pennies                                Retreat
Would You Like Cheese with that Wine?
    By Elizabeth Miller
                                                                                                          You can help make contri-        Apr. 13-15, 2007
                                                                                                      butions to Camp LuWiSoMo
    The theme for the Spring       2007 Luther Hostel, formerly     to the theme. We have a wide      while searching the web.
                                               known as the Se-     variety of new events and ac-     Goodsearch.com donates one           Spring Work
                                               niors Retreat, is    tivities planned including vis-   cent to a designated non-profit
                                                                                                      for each search made from
                                               “Would You Like      iting the Kerrigan Brothers
                                               Cheese       With    Winery in Appleton, WI. We        their site. Simply go to             Apr. 20-22, 2007
                                               That Wine?” For      will also be holding a card       www.goodsearch.com and
                                               the retreat, Rev-    tournament with prizes for the    designate Camp LuWiSoMo as
                                               erend       Mark     winners, so bring your partner    your charity, and do your          Pancake Brunch
                                               Meier from St.       along. That’s not all, so be      online searching. It is powered
                                               Peter, Muscoda       sure not to miss it!!!            by Yahoo! You can make                Apr. 22, 2007
                                               and Christ, High-         God bless you, and we will   goodsearch.com your home
                                               land will be lead-   see you there!                    page too. The more people
                                               ing our Bible                                          who use it, the more those          Spring Luther
                                               studies, relevant                                      pennies will add up!
                                                                                                                                           Apr. 23-25, 2007
Women’s Scrapbooking and Stamping
    By Joan Voigt
                                                                                                                                           Joyful Hearts
                                                                                                                                             Jun. 3-8, 2007
    First time stampers and        through the volumes of pho-      Retreat Center
scrappers along with many          tographs to incorporate into     wit h     some
                                                                                                                                           Jun. 10-15, 2007
returning crafters were wel-       new scrapbook pages.             clever,     new                                                        Jun. 24-29, 2007
comed by Elizabeth Miller to           Sharon Herried of Tomah      stamping ideas.                                                           Jul. 1-6, 2007
the second joint Crafting Re-      led the ladies with devotions    In the Chapel,
treat in the midst of the first    for spiritual enrichment and     Joan Voigt, also                                                        Jul.15-20, 2007
snowfall of the season.            renewal over the weekend.        a Close to My                                                           Jul. 22-27, 2007
Hearts were warmed with re-        Lori Vertel, Close to My Heart   Heart Consult-
newed friendships and fond         Consultant from Sussex, led      ant        from
                                                                                                                                         Jul. 29-Aug. 3, 2007
memories as ladies sorted          the stampers in the Krueger      Wautoma, demonstrated ba-         from Wausau, will lead scrap-        Aug. 5-10, 2007
                                                                    sic scrapbook pages for be-       book make-and take-projects
                                                                    ginners, as well as tips and      in the Chapel. Stamping
                                                                    techniques to incorporate         projects will be led by              Family Camp
                                                                    into advanced page layouts.       Stampin’Up! Demonstrator,
                                                                    There were make-and-take          Marj Colby from Adams                 Jul. 1-6, 2007
                                                                    projects for both stampers        County, in the Krueger Re-
                                                                    and scrapbookers to com-          treat Center.
                                                                    plete under the direction of          Be sure to call the camp       Family Weekend
                                                                    the consultants and then take     office at (920) 622-3350 to          Celebration
                                                                    home to enjoy.                    reserve your room and per-
                                                                        The third joint Crafting      sonal table space to join in        Aug. 10-12, 2007
                                                                    Retreat is sc heduled for         the crafting fun, fellowship
                                                                    March 16-18 with a Mother’s       and making memories, along
                                                                    Day theme. Jenn Torkelson         with the special surprises
                                                                                                                                            For a full
                                                                    of Clyman, spiritual leader       that Elizabeth loves to do to        calendar of
                                                                    will lead women in devo-          pamper her scrappers and             events, visit
                                                                    tions. Creative Memories          stampers.
                                                                    Consultant, Carol Raczek                                              luwisomo.org
10                                                                             South Wisconsin News                                                             March/April 2007

An incredible year of accomplishments
      What an incredible year!     campus, now taking full ad-            ally. The outpouring of support       make it an incredibly beauti-       to give thanks. Looking ahead
The 2005-2006 Academic Year        vantage of the breathtaking            also provided the opportunity         ful campus. For this we are         gives us reason for hope. Our
theme, “One Blessing After An-     beauty of Lake Michigan - one          to dramatically improve the           thankful as we move forward.        Academic Year theme for
other,” inspired from the          of God’s created natural won-          physical environment for the                However, the essence of       2006-2007 is “Overflowing
Apostle John’s words in John       ders. This physical transforma-        faculty to prepare for their          Concordia University Wiscon-        with Hope,” which comes
1:16, was prophetic in many        tion now makes Concordia               classes, as well as space to ad-      sin is contained in these words     from Romans 15:13: “May the
ways but no more so than the       University Wisconsin a destina-        vise and mentor students. Up-         of our Vision Statement:            God of hope fill you with all
blessings revealed through the     tion, not only for our students,       per Luther was beautifully                  “Concordia University will    joy and peace as you trust in
generous gifts provided from       who desire an excellent faith          remodeled and redesigned to           be well known nationally and        him, so that you may overflow
our benefactors.                   based educational experience           assist the faculty in their voca-     internationally as a premier        with hope by the power of the
      So much was accom-           but also for our friends, neigh-       tional and professional               Lutheran university, widely rec-    Holy Spirit.” It is through this
plished as a result of this        bors and visitors.                     growth.                               ognized for meaningful integra-     unyielding faith in God’s plan
record breaking fiscal year in         When speaking with our                   These completed projects,       tion of faith and learning.         for His people that ultimately
gift income. The “Renewed by       students, they consistently and        made possible because of your         Concordia University Wisconsin      provide the hope for our stu-
the Waters” Phase 1 goal of $8     respectfully speak of the              gifts, created an attitude of         alumni will assume significant      dents to become future ser-
million dollars was met and        University’s outstanding faculty,      hope as we look toward the            servant leadership responsibili-    vant leaders. Our generous
exceeded with gifts from this      who place the emphasis on              future. The improvements              ties in the Church and commu-       donors also remind us that
effort given and pledged one       teaching and learning while de-        made to the physical campus           nities across the nation and the    their gifts are given because of
full year ahead of schedule.       voting their efforts to help each      are a visual reminder that this       world.”                             their faith and their belief in
These gifts provided the fiscal    student reach their potential          University is blessed with gen-             Looking back on the past      this special education that pre-
resources to transform our         academically, as well as spiritu-      erous benefactors that help           year provides abundant reasons      pares our students.

Lutherhostel set at Concordia this June                                                                           SAVE THE DATE!
     ALOA, Association of          Bible,” Dr. Steven Montreal on         will be conducted by Rev. Dr.
                                                                                                                  25th Annual Friends of Concordia
Lutheran Older Adults, and the     “Political Beliefs and Activities of   Dan Paavola. Additionally, tours        Falcon Day Golf Classic
Concordia Bible Institute have     Lutheran Clergy,” Rev. Dr. Kevin       will be conducted of historic
joined together to present         Voss on “Stem Cell Research            Trinity Lutheran Church and the                                 Monday, Sept. 17, 2007
Lutherhostel on the beautiful,     and the Bible,” Rev. Timothy           Romanesque Basilica of St.                                      Mequon Country Club
Lake Michigan campus of            Maschke on “Tradition: Blessing        Josephat, both in Milwaukee.
Concordia University Wiscon-       or Blight in Lutheran Worship?”        The Milwaukee Brewers’ Miller                                       Mequon, WI
sin. Running Saturday, June 2-     and Dr. Philip Arnholt on “Ecol-       Park will be the backdrop of
Tuesday, June 5, it will feature   ogy of Concordia’s Lake Michigan       lunch at T.G.I. Fridays. Our bus                                  Call 1-800-811-1716 or email
presentations by Dr. John          Bluff.”                                will bring us back to campus                                 friends@cuw.edu for more information!
Saleska on “Christ in the Old           Attendees will also partici-      along beautiful Lake Drive.
Testament” and “The Bible and      pate in a make-and-take craft          Campus meals and lodging will         Concordia will be hosting receptions
Psychology,” Dr. Nathan Jastram    project directed by Prof. Cynthia      be provided, but participants
on “The Dead Sea Scrolls and the   Hoffman Mellendorf. Devotions          may choose to stay at a variety       at the LCMS Synodical Convention
                                                                          of wonderful local hotels.            and Youth Gathering, July 2007
                                                                               For more information, con-
                                                                          tact Dr. John Saleska (262) 243-           July 14- 19, 2007 are the dates for the LCMS Synodical Con-
                                                                          4577, Bonnie Treloar (262)            vention and the Youth Gathering. Dr. Ferry, President of Concordia
                                                                          243-4422, or Walter Schmidt of        University Wisconsin, will be hosting receptions both in Houston,
                                                                          ALOA at (623)937-8835, or             TX during the Synodical Convention and in Orlando, FL for the
                                                                          www.aloaserves.org.                   Youth Gathering.
                                                                                                                     The University would like to send invitations to those attend-
                                                                                                                ing the Synodical events. If you are planning to be at the Conven-
                                                                          2nd Annual CUW                        tion contact Amy Poulsen in the Church Relations Office at
                                                                                                                262-243-4339 or amy.poulsen@cuw.edu for an invitation for the
                                                                          at Miller Stadium                     Houston reception. Likewise, Concordia will be hosting a few re-
                                                                               Save Sunday, June 24,            ceptions on Sunday, July 29th, during the Youth Gathering. If you
                                                                          2007; this is the date of the         will be in Orlando, call Diana Raasch in the Alumni and Parent
                                                                          WAICU (Wisconsin Association          Relations Office at (262) 243-4540 or diana.raasch@cuw.edu.
                                                                          of Independent Colleges and
                                                                          Universities) night at Miller Park.
                                                                          The game is a Brewers vs. Kan-
                                                                          sas City game, with a 6:05 p.m.
                                                                          start time. This year the WAICU
                                                                          schools have reserved the entire
                                                                          Dew Deck. The cost: $55.00 per                          your family for
                                                                                                                    Alumni! Bring your family for some great times and
                                                                          person. The Dew Deck area in-                                                          Hot
                                                                                                                     catch up with old friends at the Wilderness Hotel
                                                                          cludes a buffet line and tickets                      esort
                                                                                                                               Resor located
                                                                                                                      and Golf Resor t located in the Wisconsin Dells!
                                                                          for two beverages. Any pro-                          Stay
                                                                                                                               Stay with us April 27th & 28th 2007
                                                                          ceeds from our group will go              Rooms for a family of four are $109 per night and you receive
                                                                                                                   unlimited access to the three indoor water parks and four-story
                                                                          toward Concordia's Alumni En-
                                                                                                                   dry foam playhouse. Secure rooms with a credit card by calling
                                                                          dowment Fund. The University               the resort at 1-800-867-9453. Tell them you are part of the
                                                                          has a limited number of tickets,                   Concordia Wisconsin Alumni room block.
                                                                          contact the Alumni and Parent                               Mark your calendars now
                                                                          Relations Office (262) 243-4541                 Check the CUW website and watch your mail for
                                                                          to reserve tickets or for more in-                                further details
                                                                          formation.                                          SPONSORED BY THE ANNUAL FUND

  For more information about Concordia University Wisconsin
                    visit us on the Web at:                                                                        www.cuw.edu
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12                                                                        South Wisconsin News                                                         March/April 2007

                                                                      Divine Savior, Hartford scouts earn “God and Me” awards

Little ones at St. Andrew, West Bend,
learn about caring and sharing
    The families and children at St. Andrew Lutheran Early Child-
hood Campus in West Bend, along with church members, col-
lected nonperishable food items, clothes and toys for Walther
Memorial, Milwaukee, located at 4040 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
Many needy families will have food, warm clothing ad toys be-         Divine Savior, Hartford scouts pictured received the “God and Me” award on Jan. 7 and are
cause of the generosity of the campus and church’s outpour-           pictured with their scout leaders. Front row, left to right: Jake B., Asher W., Austin N., Zach K.,
ing of love, caring and sharing. It was a wonderful lesson for        Emmet W., Tannor P., Ben M. and Kevin H. Back row, left to right: leaders Sheila Bauer, Jamie
the children: no matter how small you may be, you can be a            Wolman, Breanna Newlun, Shelly Klein Schmidt, Robert Klein Schmidt, Dan Williams, Rev. Ricky
helper for Jesus.                                                     Schroeder, Karen Parr, Sue Maxwell, Don Maxwell and Gary Hartwig.

                                                                                                        Front row, left to right are Nick B., Alex. R., Cory M. and Brice P.
                                                                                                        Second row, left to right are leaders Sheila Bauer, Kyle Richards,
Early childhood students at St. Andrew, West Bend, are shown with some of the donations                 Jamie Patin, Don Maxwell and Sue Maxwell. Back row is
collected for Walther Memorial, Milwaukee.                                                              counselor, Joe Elshaug.

 CLASSIFIED                                     “Morning Meditations” is a one-minute                   Lake Country Lutheran meets $1 million challenge
                                                radio program that has been on the air for
  Experienced Missouri                          58 years. Twenty-seven Sheboygan County                 Funds raised to match anonymous gift
                                                pastors participate and the program is spon-                The Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwau-
  Synod organist-choir                          sored by the American Luther Association, a             kee (LHSAGM) announced it has successfully raised $1 million
   director available.                          Sheboygan-based group of lay people dedi-               to meet an anonymous donor’s million dollar challenge. The
   Call (262) 695-4618.                         cated to spread the Gospel message and                  $1 million challenge gift, earmarked for the permanent build-
                                                                                                        ing for Lake Country Lutheran High School, was contingent on
                                                enjoy fellowship. You can hear “Morning
                                                Meditations” at 6:45 and 10:45 a.m. on                  the association itself raising an equal amount by Dec. 31, 2006.
                                   1330 AM WHBL and at 7:28 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on 1420 AM                   The fundraising effort for this challenge, which began Oct. 1,
                                   WJUB Monday through Friday.                                          2006, was led by LHSAGM superintendent Tom Buck and the
                                                                                                        association’s development department, consisting of director Jim
                                   “A Grace Minute” is a one minute radio program that just             Greenfield and Phil Meinzen, a development professional who
                                   celebrated its first year of existence. Pastors Alan Kretschmar      has joined the staff to assist in raising additional major gifts.
                                   and David Stevens of St. Paul, Sheboygan, share the Gos-                 The successful match secures the original pledge and adds
                                   pel message in a relevant and timely manner. Members and             an additional $1 million toward the $15.1 million phase one
                                   listeners support this ministry. You can hear “A Grace               goal for breaking ground this spring, when construction is
                                   Minute” at 7:28 a.m. and 12:40 p.m. on 1330 AM WHBL.                 scheduled to begin. For more information, call (414) 421-9100.

                                  ‘Lutheran Schools Week’ set for March 4-10                              “Young Lutherans Sing” music camp
  Sunday Mornings
  Sunday                                                                                                  The Association of Lutheran Church Musicians presents a one-
                                      LCMS schools are gearing up for “National Lutheran Schools
     5:30 a.m.                    Week 2007” March 4-10. “Lutheran Schools — A Great Place to
                                  Grow” is the theme, with a special emphasis this year on “Trans-
                                                                                                          week choral and worship program July 1-6, 2007 at Carthage
                                                                                                          College in Kenosha for grades 4-8 with a variety of hands-on ex-
     WKTI 94.5FM
     WKTI                         forming Lives,” based on 2 Cor. 3:18.                                   periences and opportunities to develop musical skills and gain
                                      A worship and activity booklet for this year’s Lutheran             knowledge and appreciation of the church's songs for future spiri-
                                  Schools Week observance is available free at www.lcms.org/              tual growth and worship leadership as members of their own con-
                                  pages/default.asp?NavID=1694.                                           gregations. Visit alcm.org/news/yls.asp.

                                  Click here, walk there:
                                  Two ways to support A Place of Refuge Ministries
                                  Forget Google                                                         nate a special gift directly to A   now for the annual LifeWalk.
                                      When you search the web,                                          Place of Refuge Ministries.         This year’s walk will be Satur-
                                  try using prolifesearch.com.                                               Looking up items through       day, June 9, 2007 at Immanuel,
                                  ProLifeSearch is a search en-                                         prolifesearch.com costs the         Brookfield. LifeWalk is the larg-
                                  gine that donates money from                                          visitor nothing, but gener-         est fundraiser of the year for A
                                  sponsors directly to pro-life                                         ates needed funds for A Place       Place of Refuge, so watch your
                                  charities. Users search for free,                                     of Refuge and other pro-life        church bulletin and newsletter
                                  and the company donates ad-                                           agencies. One extra click can       in the coming months for in-
                                  vertising revenue.                                                    make a big difference.              formation on this event.
                                      How does it work? When-                                                                                     If you have any questions
                                                                                                        Join LifeWalk on June 9
                                  ever you need to search for         it! You may optionally register                                       about these programs or want
                                                                                                            Another important way
                                  something online, simply            at the site, which allows                                             to learn more about the minis-
                                                                                                        you can support this vital
                                  point your web browser to           ProLifeSearch to contact you                                          tr y, please contact Trish
                                                                                                        ministry to women and chil-
                                  prolifesearch.com first. That’s     with opportunities to desig-                                          Kagerbauer at (414) 438-2767.
                                                                                                        dren is to mark your calendars

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