Communication & Events
As you know, each week we hold Communion Worship in the synod office chapel and each week, we invite a different preacher. This is an opportunity that is open to all of our Pastors and Deacons, whether…
Links to Resources from Potico: Video series for congregational treasurers; Resourceful Stewards Initiatives; Savings Matching Programs
Last week we provided an update on what this synod team is doing to help us care for God’s creation. This ministry is funded through your mission support and a portion of that is sent on to the ELCA…
Instructors: if you are a rostered minister and would like to teach a Diakonia course, we are looking for instructors
on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Bay Shore Lutheran Church, Whitefish Bay, WI. Augusta is new to our synod and will be serving at Luther Memorial in Delavan, WI
Many prayers for all who are experiencing displacement and loss because of the flooding throughout Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Good Afternoon Church, As you know, I like to sing. As we are still dealing with the aftermath of the flooding in our synod, I found a hymn by one of the most prolific contemporary hymn writers around,…
The ELCA Youth Leadership Summit is an annual gathering for high school youth identified as leaders and adult representatives from each synod from across The ELCA. WILL ONE OF YOUR YOUTH REPRESENT OUR SYNOD at the Next Leadership Summit? Applications Are Being Accepted - Deadline: September 25, 2018.
Our emphasis is education and advocacy in the area of the environment. We continue to educate about the Carbon Fee and Dividend issue. This year we are prioritizing the formation of Green Committees in churches.
Find devotions, questions for reflection, prayers and inspiration for the journey to end hunger and seek justice.
Each year, the bishop invites all rostered leaders in our synod and their spouses to participate in a few days of learning, collegiality, respite and fun! This year we will gather in the Lake Geneva area under the theme: "Preaching & Proclamation in Such a Time As This". REGISTER by September 18 to reserve a hotel room!
The Seminar's goal is to improve leadership skills for today's ministry.
LUAD is a synod ministry supported by your mission support. Thank you! And now, the work of this synod ministry has a time-sensitive need as they respond to recovery efforts for those in our synod impacted by the flooding from recent heavy rains. Congregations and individuals have been asking where to send their special offerings for victims of the flood.
Some of you may have read an article in the new issue of Living Lutheran about one of the congregations of the Sierra Pacific Synod, Grace Lutheran Church in San Francisco.
It is your mission support that makes these ELCA ministries possible. Together we are doing What Matters in God’s kingdom! Thank you! Meet our synod’s new Young Adults in Global Mission! Another…
This August/September we will hold six Greet Meet Gatherings across the synod to give you an opportunity to gather as a community of faith, to meet Bishop Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld and for her to meet and get to know you! The events are organized by geographic region.
Ideas and a plethora of resources are available on the ELCA website:
Looking for an inspirational read? Read the ELCA online publication, “Living Lutheran.” Check out this quick read on vocation:
It is your mission support that makes these synod ministries possible and it was voting members of our assembly who voted to support these ministries with human and financial resources. Together we are…
May these leaders continue to be blessed for service.
Great Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals & Groups! Opportunities are Immediate at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce St., Madison
for St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (Madison). If you have one that your congregation would be willing to donate, please email: StMarksFeeds@gmail.com
will be October 7-9, 2018 at – Abbey Resort, Fontana
Next Assembly is May 5 -6, 2018. View the Assembly Page for more information.
Tuesdays from 12:00-3:00 pm on October 23rd & 30th, November 6th & 13th at First Lutheran, Janesville. REGISTER before October 16!
Connect & Reflect on Sunday, September 30, 2018 / 4 pm - 7 pm
Friday, November 2 - Saturday, November 3 (with optional additional stay on Saturday night). This year's theme: Hungry for Change: Food Insecurity & Environmental Issues
on Sunday, October 14 Event / 4:00- 6:00 pm. Led By Theologian and Author, Dr. Craig Nessan!
on Sunday, September 16 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Using music and prayer, Francisco Herrera ...
for Healthy Conversations About Alzheimer's and Related Dementias: September 29, 2018 2-4:30 pm at Bethel in Madison
Please save the date Sunday, Sept. 9, for "God's work. Our hands." Sunday.
"Listening For God, Walking With Jesus" September 22 at New Life Church (Madison)
October 29-30 at Cedar Valley in West Bend, WI This Retreat is targeted at Clergy and Ministers serving congregations. Certified Spiritual Director Holly Whitcomb will help us learn to balance the expectations of leading others in an authentic spiritual life, while maintaining our own spiritual life.
For Pastors, Lay Leaders, and Anyone wishing to learn more about Stewardship in Today’s Church Context
Attention Rostered Ministers in Your First Three years of Call! Are you a rostered minister in your first 3 years of a call? Then mark your calendar for our fall event!
Join Reverend Jeff Quinto, Bethel Series Executive Director, and his wife Toni on ten life-changing days in the Holy Land, February 22 – March 3, 2019, on the 2nd Annual Bethel Series Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
September 21-23, 2018 at the MacKenzie Environmental Education Center, Poynette, WI
Saturday, October 13 - 7:00 am - 11:00 am - Wisconsin Southern Railroad Yard
October 7-9, 2018 at - Abbey Resort, Fontana
Siebert Lutheran Foundation's Annual Change or Die Conference (Thursday, October 11, 2018 at: Milwaukee Marriott West) provides an opportunity for Lutheran ministry leaders to network and learn from each other. At the 2018 conference, we are excited to present Dr. James Emery White, the founding senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Join us on September 26, 2018 at 6:30 at Trinity Lutheran , Madison. for a cabaret concert sharing songs & stories from his nonstop, 3-year road trip to all 417 National Park Service sites.
HOLD THE DATES! September 16-18, 2018 Green Lake Conference and Retreat Center with Ruth Haley Barton, an award-winning and sought after teacher and conference speaker!
We gather for worship and holy communion on Thursdays. Please join us! Each week a different preacher from our synod leads worship.