Festive Worship Celebration and Installation Service for Bishop Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld.

The South-Central Synod of Wisconsin,  Evangelical Lutheran Church in America cordially invites you to attend the Festive Worship Celebration and Installation Service for Bishop Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld.

Saturday, August 18, 2018 at two o’clock in the afternoon at First Lutheran in Janesville.
A Reception will follow the service.  Doors will open at 1:00 pm.

Address of Church:  612 North Randall Avenue, Janesville, WI  53545.

Parking is available both at the church and across the street at the Rock county 4H Fairgrounds.  Attendants will assist.

All clergy and deacons wishing to vest and process will meet in the Sunday school rooms on the second floor of First Lutheran Church by 1:00 pm. Bishops will meet in the conference room on the third floor at the same time. Please note, pictures will occur at 1:15 pm. The liturgical color is red.

Overnight accommodations are available at the following hotels:
Both hotels are 3 miles from the church.

  • Hampton Inn & Suites
    2400 Fulton Street, Janesville, WI 53546
    Reservations: 608-754-4900
  • Holiday Inn Express – $139 plus tax
    3100 Wellington Place, Janesville, WI 53546
    Reservations: 608-756-3100

For additional information, feel free to contact us at the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin office: 608-270-0201 or robynz@scsw-elca.org

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Bishop Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld Will Be the First Female of African Descent to be Installed As Bishop

This historic event will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at First Lutheran Church, 612 North Randall Avenue, Janesville at 2:00 pm.  Doors open at 1:00 pm.  A reception will follow.

Sing with the Synod Children’s Choir at Bishop’s Installation! Sign up extended to July 29!

An all-synod children’s choir is being assembled for our bishop’s installation, held on August 18th at First Lutheran Church in Janesville. Open to all children and youth ages 7-18, the group will present one piece during the service. Rehearsal materials and instruction will be sent out to all participants.

Rev. Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld elected bishop of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin! 

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The Rev. Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld, Beloit, Wis., was elected May 6 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  

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Event Details

Date: August 18, 2018

Time: 2 pm

Location:  First Lutheran Church
612 N. Randall Ave, 
Janesville, WI 53545



Parking: is available both at the church and across the street at the Rock County 4H Fairgrounds.  Attendants will assist.

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