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

Read the August 18, 2018 Special Edition of What Matters for a summary of the event.

Thank you to the staff and members of our host location, First Lutheran Church in Janesville for your most gracious hospitality and to all the volunteers from congregations throughout our synod who helped to make this a most memorable, spirit-led event!   We are grateful to walk with you!

If you missed it, the entire event was live streamed and can be viewed here.


News & Updates

Bishop Installation - Join Us Online!

Join us on Saturday, August 18, 2018 beginning at 2:00 p.m. (CT) for the installation of The Rev. Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld as Bishop of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin-ELCA. The worship service will be live streamed on our YouTube channel and you can follow along on our Facebook and Instagram @scsw_elca for updates throughout the day. Click READ MORE below for the links to the worship and our Facebook page.

Bishop Installation - Join the Celebration Online!

Social Media Links to the Bishop Installation Festive Celebration

Food Trays are Needed for Bishop’s Installation Reception!

We invite congregations to participate by contributing food items for the reception: cheese and sausage platters, vegetable trays, and bars.

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! 

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).  

Media Kit

News & Information: Bishop Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld

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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