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Embracing Stewardship

Embracing Stewardship

Stewardship Fair Brings in Expertise for You! As times change and the world becomes more and more competitive, people can and do connect with all sorts of other individuals and organizations. Sometimes these are groups just down the street. Sometimes these are organizations half way around the world. How does the church stay relevant and […]

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  January 19, 2017   No comments
Annual Reports to the Bishop

Annual Reports to the Bishop

Annual reports to the bishop are now available online and can be accessed at this link:  http://www.elca.org/About/Churchwide/Office-of-the-Secretary/Rostered-Leaders. There are a few important steps in filing these reports: Choose the correct report. Several reports are available on this page so you’ll need to choose the one that is correct for you from this list: Minister of […]

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  January 12, 2017   No comments
Message from Bishop Erickson, January 12, 2017

Message from Bishop Erickson, January 12, 2017

I send you warm greetings from Kilimanjaro Airport, where our delegation of visitors has arrived to participate in the consecration and installation of Bishop Elias Kitoi Nasari. Our flights were long and uneventful, and we hope to rest a bit tomorrow before a busy weekend of events. On Saturday all of the pastors of the […]

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  January 12, 2017   No comments
Crossways Position Opening—Director of Business and Operations

Crossways Position Opening—Director of Business and Operations

Crossways Camping Ministries 912 N. Oneida St., Appleton, WI 54911 www.crosswayscamps.org  General Description: The Director of Business and Operations directs and coordinates the internal operational activities of the organization in accordance with the policies and procedures of Crossways Camping Ministries. Provides sound oversight for the functions of camp operations, human resources, accounting, program, outreach, registration […]

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  December 22, 2016   No comments
A Christmas Message from Bishop Erickson

A Christmas Message from Bishop Erickson

‘Tis the season…to be busy. Everywhere I go, people seem to be ramping up toward that holiday to end all holidays, Christmas. With presents to buy, cards to mail, concerts to attend and prepare for, cookies to bake, etc., etc., this seems to be one of the busiest times of the year. Even in our […]

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  December 22, 2016   No comments
I Find Joy in Giving to God Through Our ELCA

I Find Joy in Giving to God Through Our ELCA

By Richard Lindberg, Synod Stewardship Team Once the Presidential campaign was over, I thought email, Facebook, etc. would get back to normal. Then came Black Friday, shop local Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. Even the ELCA had an email about Giving Tuesday. This is also the time our local church wants my pledge for […]

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  December 15, 2016   No comments
Women of the ELCA Triennial Gathering Scholarship

Women of the ELCA Triennial Gathering Scholarship

ELCA WOMEN TENTH TRIENNIAL GATHERING … JULY 13-16, 2017 Minneapolis, Minnesota Time is running out for you to apply for a Triennial Gathering Scholarship The Greater Milwaukee Synodical Women’s Organization is offering four scholarships of $650 ($395 cash plus the $255 Registration). One of these scholarships will be awarded to a first time voting member who […]

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  December 1, 2016   No comments
Tree Planting at Reformation Lutheran Church, Brookfield

Tree Planting at Reformation Lutheran Church, Brookfield

On Reformation Sunday, October 30, Reformation celebrated its 74th anniversary by planting a flowering crab apple tree on the church lawn. Their hope as they enter their 75th year, and in recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, is to plant or sponsor 75 trees. On the beautiful fall Sunday they processed out of the church […]

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  December 1, 2016   No comments
Thanksgiving Morning by Bishop Erickson

Thanksgiving Morning by Bishop Erickson

‘Twas Thanksgiving morning, and all through the land, the turkeys were roasting, all snug in their pans. They sure won’t be lonely, upon the old table, ‘cause there’s plenty of food to cram while we’re able.   There’s stuffing, of course, and bread to be buttered, Potatoes to mash, while grandmothers mutter. There’s carrots and […]

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  November 23, 2016   No comments
January Elective and Continuing Education

January Elective and Continuing Education

The Deaconess Community, in conjunction with Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, is hosting this January Term course. This course is designed for those who are discerning a call to rostered leadership, Word and Service, and Word and Sacrament students, rostered leaders, and synod staff looking for a wonderful continuing education opportunity.  Synod candidacy committees have also […]

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  November 23, 2016   No comments