Free educational webinars


Did you know that Augsburg Fortress and sparkhouse offer a number of free educational webinars every week? Webinars are usually 30-60 minutes in length and are open to everyone.

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And did we mention they’re free?

New and improved synod listserve!


We’ve moved our synod listserve! Make sure you update your address books

StewardNet features Just One More Ministry

Dear friends, When you reflect on your stewardship ministry, do you ever think about the idea of engagement? Many times we focus on diving into the …

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Spin-A-Thon in Memory of Rev. Walter Hermanns

Spin-A-Thon in memory of Rev. Walter Hermanns

Please join Holy Spokes and the Racine Family YMCA for a Spin-A-Thon to raise money for the National MS Society-Wisconsin Chapter in Memory of Rev. Walter Hermanns

NEW Candidacy Process

Rostered Leaders, Candidates and Congregations in Transition: The transition away from formatta filler has been completed and the new system using pdf forms is now live. …

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Lunch with Joe Ellwanger, author of “Strength for the Struggle”


Join us Thursday, July 24 for lunch and conversation with Rev. Joe Ellwanger at Hephatha Lutheran

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GYOBYGOV!! “Give Your Offering Before You Go On Vacation!!” Our Synod’s Stewardship Team suggests that every congregation encourage their members to “GYOBYGOV” – that is to …

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2014 Summer Stewardship


Now is the time to think of stewardship! “But it’s summer; I don’t think of stewardship at church until November when they ask for money.” Yes, …

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Formatta Transition

Dear Rostered Leaders Grace and peace to you in this season of Pentecost. May the Spirit continue to strengthen you every day to be a bold …

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Update from Allison Beebee, ELCA Malaria Campaign Assistant

Fundraising Update: $12 Million and Counting! Thanks to you, we’ve hit another milestone! The ELCA Malaria Campaign has raised more than $12 million so far-which means …

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Synod Assembly Recap

Together At God's Table

More info coming soon, but for the time being, take a look at what was said on social media during Synod Assembly this year!

Synod Assembly is going mobile (kinda)


Synod Assembly? There’s an app for that!

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Welcom to StewardStats!

Overview Our stewardship ministry in the ELCA has made use of congregational data by looking at statistics related to membership, giving, and mission support, and in …

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New online photo directory for our Synod


For rostered leaders, synod staff, synod council and synod committee members

Feeling Sheepish

Trinity's Lenten Lamb!

One of our members who became semi-homebound heard of the “Buck-a-chick” program a couple of years ago and suggested we try it. Throughout Lent kids of all ages were invited to color a chick for $1 to hang on the giving tree. Another member with a small farm brought live baby chicks and the little kids went crazy!

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Meru Golf Outing Correction

My sincere apologies the correct dates regarding the Meru Gold Outing pricing are: This year we have an early (birdie) registration discount which runs from May …

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Telescopes to Tanzania is growing!

Telescopes to Tanzania

Because of lack of materials, most Tanzanian schools teach only science theory. Telescopes to Tanzania aims to change that by building the first hands-on science center in Tanzania.

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Ours for the Asking (getting ready for fall)

When we ask people to take a step-up and grow in their financial commitment to the ministries of Christ’s church, there is no doubt a variety …

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