‘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…

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…

Below is a document containing the amendments to the synod’s constitution and bylaws that were recommended to the 2017 Synod Assembly by the Council on Thursday night. Please look this over carefully. These changes will be acted on at our next Synod Assembly – June 1-3, 2017. These amendments will also be in our weekly newsletter and emailed…

Houses of worship across the country are cutting energy costs and practicing environmental stewardship by upgrading their buildings and operations to use energy more efficiently.  Some are drawing on renewable energy sources by installing solar panels or purchasing ‘green power’ from their utilities, for example. The Wisconsin Council of Churches is circulating this survey in order…

You may be aware that there are new overtime rules according to the Fair Labor Standards Act that kick in on December 1, 2016. Here is a a simple flow chart that helps leaders determine whether or not their employees are covered under the new rules. Click below to enlarge image.

To be honest, I didn’t sleep much on Tuesday night. I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a political junkie, paying close attention to election results whenever they occur, taking note of the trends and patterns, the numbers and the polls. But it became increasingly clear as the night and morning and following day wore on…

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