Special Message from our Synod Vice-President

Dear Friends in Christ,

On June 12th, following extensive discussion with Bishop Viviane, prayer, and consultation with the Synod Attorney; the Executive Committee of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin found Bishop Viviane “unable to serve” under S8.56 of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin Constitution. The Bishop was encouraged to use the time of her suspension to focus on her physical, emotional and spiritual health.

As you know, personnel matters must always be handled with discretion and a degree of confidentiality. That is true for all employees and it is also true for a bishop. I trust that you all understand this and will support the decision of the Executive Committee and will respect the privacy of Bishop Viviane. We also ask that you refrain from asking staff to provide you with additional information. The Synod Executive Committee and the Council will continue to work with Churchwide advisors to examine this matter and will keep you informed as updates are available.

Please continue to hold Bishop Thomas-Breitfeld, the Synod Council, Churchwide and Synod staff in your prayers.

Jane Cahill Wolfgram
Synod Vice President
South-Central Synod of Wisconsin, ELCA

14th Biennial Convention of the SCSW Women’s Organization

Bold Women – Answering the Call

September 21, 2019, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
One day Convention and Business Meeting
at Good Shepherd Lutheran – Verona Campus
7291 County Highway PD, Verona, WI

Nationally known Keynote speaker: Reverend Angela Khabeb at 11:00 am – Love, Light, and Salsa: Infusing the flavor of our faith throughout the facets of our lives.

Cost – $25, includes box lunch.

Free childcare is available.  Handicap assessable.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Bring a friend (or a car-full of friends).

Registration, nomination, resolution, and scholarship forms, along with workshop descriptions and schedule are available in the July Trumpeter found on the Women of the ELCA page of the Synod Website.  https://scsw-elca.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Trumpeter_July19UPDATED.pdf  

Registrations with Childcare, special needs, and special diets must be requested by Monday, September 9.

Biennial Convention Voting Member registrations, nominations, & resolutions are due by Monday, August 12, 2019.

Business meeting on Saturday morning starts at 8:30 am.

Morning options for visitors include attend the Business meeting and/or yoga and /or reading scripture workshop.

Afternoon workshop topics are reading scripture, human trafficking, care of God’s creation, white privilege, nurturing children’s faith, small town and rural ministry, and Discovery Doctrine & issues in Indian country.

Worship closes the day.

Come and experience Worship, workshops, fellowship with your sisters in Christ, and visit vendors.

For questions or more information please contact Helen Sheahan at sheahan1@sbcglobal.net or  608-692-7553.

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is Sunday, September 8, 2019. This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.

Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.

You work every day to make your community a better place. Let us continue doing this work together in 2019! View the video and access resources to guide your congregation’s planning, promotion and more.

Volunteers Needed For Food Pantry & Friday Noon Meal

You Can Change a Life in 3 Hours or Less: Volunteers Needed For Food Pantry & Friday Noon Meal – Great Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals & Groups!  Opportunities are Immediate!

at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St., Madison

You can help eliminate hunger in our community by volunteering for St. Mark’s Food Ministry! Volunteer yourself, or assemble a group of friends, co-workers, classmates, etc. Food pantry workers help clients shop, keep shelves neat, help with inventory.  Friday Meal workers set-up the serving line, help serve, and cleanup after the meal.

Food Pantry:  Tuesdays, 9:30 am – Noon or Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Free Community Meal (6 volunteers): Every Friday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Contact Chris at StMarksFeeds@gmail.com; or signup online at  https://bit.ly/2O1QsCN.