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A sad day for all

Like so many others, I find myself sitting in shock and sadness at the news of yet more violence, this time as police officers were targeted and killed in Dallas. Of course that is all compounded by the senseless killings in St. Paul and New Orleans, where two black men were shot by police. I […]

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  July 11, 2016   No comments
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Lead and Learn January 23, 2016 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Registration 8:30 – 9 a.m.) Our Savior’s Lutheran Church 3022 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53208 Cost – $20/person Keynote Speaker: Ken Inskeep, Director for Research and Evaluation for the ELCA Click here for more information! Stewardship Fair Friday, February 5, 2016 6 – […]

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  December 2, 2015   No comments
Lutheran Disaster Response – US Flooding

Lutheran Disaster Response – US Flooding

Sisters and brothers in Christ, The rain may have stopped, but the catastrophic damage from record rainfall in the Carolinas is just being realized. Rivers have yet to crest and unprecedented scenes scatter the state. The flooding has led to the deaths of more than a dozen people, tens of thousands are without power, major highways […]

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  October 6, 2015   No comments
GMS Photo Contest

GMS Photo Contest

In celebration of our new website design (still working out a few kinks), we are hosting a photography contest! If you have ventured to the new website, you will notice a photograph slider at the top of the page. We would like to display one of your pictures here! The photo can be of a Synod […]

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  September 28, 2015   No comments
Pastor Norma Castillo

Pastor Norma Castillo

I received a call from Pastor Lisa Bates-Froiland this morning. She and Mary Campbell have been in El Salvador for the past week, where they had a chance to visit personally and pray with Pastor Norma. Lisa encouraged me to widen the circle of prayer for Pastor Norma to include the whole synod. Many of […]

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  July 14, 2015   No comments
Opportunities to Serve – Nominations for Synod Assembly

Opportunities to Serve – Nominations for Synod Assembly

Opportunities to Serve The Greater Milwaukee Synod is looking for individuals willing to serve as Voting Members of the 2016 Churchwide Assembly, and to serve on the Synod Council, the Consultation Committee and the Nominating Committee. Information on applying appears at the end of this message. These positions offer the opportunity to grow in the […]

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  March 2, 2015   No comments
Abundance

Abundance

One day Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor of dynamite, picked up a newspaper. There to his dismay, he read his own obituary. Alfred’s brother had died, and a reporter had mistakenly thought that the great industrialist had passed away. But the obituary gave Nobel an even greater shock. The reporter had described Nobel as the […]

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  August 7, 2013   No comments
“Gods work, Our hands” Sunday

“Gods work, Our hands” Sunday

On Sept. 8, 2013, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations – will have an opportunity to celebrate together the 25th anniversary of the ELCA by taking part in “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, a day dedicated to serving the communities in which we live. You work every […]

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  June 27, 2013   No comments
Will Our Children Be Generous?

Will Our Children Be Generous?

When my husband, Jay and I were young parents, we taught our two daughters what our parents taught us:  to be generous givers; those who share and save their money as well as spend it.    I remember the formula.  Our weekly allowance was divided in three areas:  church, savings, spending (play money).  We raised our […]

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  May 9, 2013   No comments