Entries by Jason Xiong

Equipping The Saints: Stewardship Resources

These Stewardship resources were recommended at our recent synod event, “Spirited Generosity:  Offering Vitality in the 21st Century,” produced by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center: A Network for Growing Stewards. We commend them to you as you explore what it means to be good stewards of all that God has given us. 

St. Olaf Choir to Perform – January 29 – 8 pm

Join the St. Olaf Choir, conducted by Anton Armstrong, for a performance at Luther Memorial Church on January 29 at 8 p.m. The St. Olaf Choir, with 75 mixed voices, is one of the premier a cappella choirs in the United States, and for more than a century has set the standard of choral excellence and remained at the forefront of choral artistry.

Mission Moment: Anti-Human Trafficking Work

At the 2014 and 2017 Women of the ELCA Triennial Conventions, women voted to continue to bring awareness of and to prevent human trafficking. Women of the ELCA has focused on ending human trafficking for over a decade.
This year there were bills introduced in both legislatures on 3 topics related to human trafficking. Along with the Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin and 2 other Wisconsin women’s synod organizations, our women’s synod board participated in the legislative process and had an impact.

ELCA Church Council Update

The ELCA Church Council met at the Lutheran Center in Chicago, Nov. 7-10. Twenty-three new members, elected by the 2019 Churchwide Assembly, were welcomed. The council serves as the ELCA’s board of directors and interim legislative authority between meetings of the Churchwide Assembly.

#FarmNeighborsCare

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church along with the Farmer Angel Network will be hosting #Farm Neighbors Care on December 11. Farmers, ag business people and anyone interested in supporting the farming community is invited to join us for a light-hearted program featuring Ben Bromley, area newspaper columnist, theater guild actor, and satirist. His often out of the box view on everyday happenings will give all of us a reason to laugh and smile.

Attention Portico Benefits Participants

Plan members have until Nov. 30 to earn up to $400 wellness dollars that can be used for medical expenses. If your spouse is also on the health plan, they can, too. If you have already started earning, don’t forget to complete your activities. If you haven’t yet started, now is the time to begin.

L.I.R.S. Hope for the Holidays

The holidays should be a magical, wondrous time, but this year in America, hundreds of children and families will be spending the holiday behind bars — because they crossed the United States border seeking protection. You can bring joy and hope to families in immigration detention, and to children who crossed our borders alone, by joining LIRS’s Hope for the Holidays annual campaign to send cards and gifts to families impacted by immigration detention.

Custodial Position (Middleton)

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Middleton has a position available for a part-time custodian (15 hrs./week). Holidays required. Most hours worked during the week, with filling in on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesday evenings as needed. Duties include vacuuming, dusting, room setup, coffee hour help, and more.

Mission Moment: Synod Prayer Team

In a spirit of love and care for one another as rostered ministers of this synod, a Synod Prayer Team has been created to offer prayer for those times when a rostered minister would like either themselves or their loved ones to be lifted up in prayer. The synod prayer team also prays for our congregations, communities and our world.  We are the body of Christ together, and enfolding one another in prayer is a comforting and sustaining expression of this body.