You are cordially invited to the Rite of Ordination for Augusta Barnes

Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Bay Shore Lutheran Church
1200 E. Hampton Road
Whitefish Bay, WI  53217

Bishop Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld Presiding

Clergy are invited to vest and process.  The color of the day is red.

Augusta is new to our synod and will be serving at Luther Memorial in Delavan, WI

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. You can view the live stream of the entire worship service HERE. You may also follow along on Facebook HERE and on Instagram @scsw_elca.

Bishop Installation – Join the Celebration Online!

Social Media Links to the Bishop Installation Festival Worship will be posted here soon so you can join in the celebration if you are not able to be with us in person.

 

Installation of New Bishop

View the Main Bishop Installation page for more information

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

Saturday, August 18, 2018

All congregational members are invited and encouraged to attend. 

We will be participating in a historical and special moment in the life of the ELCA.  And we would also point out that if you want your youth to have a bigger sense of being church together in the world, bring them to this event!  The music, singing and fanfare will be incredible, the message meaningful and the refreshments abundant!

Rostered ministers are invited to vest and process.  If you want to be in the clergy photo, please arrive at the church by 1:00 pm at the latest to vest and get organized for the photo that will be taken in the gymnasium at 1:15.  All clergy in the photo will be seated in reserved seating in the sanctuary .  Those not in time for the photo will be seated in overflow areas outside the sanctuary for worship, so if you wish to be seated in the sanctuary for the installation, please arrive by 1:00. 

Ample parking is available adjacent to the church and across the street in the fairground parking lot.  Attendants will direct you.

We hope you will join in this event where we dwell in the words of Micah 6:8:

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

 

 

 

God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday – September 9 – Are You Ready?

Ideas and a plethora of resources are available on the ELCA website:

http://www.elca.org/Resources/GWOH-Sunday

Go to the event page for more information

Food Trays are Needed for Bishop’s Installation Reception!

Can Your Congregation Help?
It’s not too late to offer your assistance. 

We invite congregations to participate by contributing food items for the reception: cheese and sausage platters, vegetable trays, and bars. Please contact Jeanie Pomplun, Office Administrator at First Lutheran, office@flcj.org, 608-752-7434 if your congregation can help by July 31.  Thank you.

Bishop Installation Page with Additional Information

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. Your child/children/young adult could be a special part of this historic occasion.  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. A rehearsal is planned for the morning of the event and lunch will be provided.

Please contact Carrie Enstad at  enstad.carrie@gmail.com by July 29th, for more information and to sign up.   This event will be streamed, so invite those grandparents to view it live! More info on streaming in future issue.

Bishop Installation Page with Additional Information

Bookkeeper (Part Time)

St. John’s is looking for a bookkeeper for the Congregation and Foundation. The person will maintain financial records, accounts payable, payroll, and budget under direction of the Treasurer.

2018 Synod Assembly Bulletin Insert Summary

A bulletin insert summarizing the results of voting matters and highlights of the Assembly was emailed May 9 to all pastors and deacons, and is provided here as well.

 

Synod Assembly Offering $20,023.45

Synod Assembly Offering Will Provide Help And Hope for Those Recovering from Hurricane Disaster in Caribbean

A special thank you for the worship offering gathered totaling $20,023.45 to provide help and hope to our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico of our companion synod.  As a church, we are standing by our neighbors who have been affected as they begin the long road to recovery.  Lutheran Disaster Response’s affiliates are collaborating with community leaders like Bishop Felipe Lozada-Montanez and the ELCA Caribbean synod and government officials to respond.  Thank you for giving so generously to our worship offering to support this response.