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…

The Rev. Paul Erickson will oversee 128 congregations as bishop of the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Credit: Calvin Mattheis Original article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel   By Jessie Bekker of the Journal Sentinel With four months’ worth of cash and an itch to learn Spanish, Paul Erickson packed…

Reverend Paul Erickson is elected new Bishop of the Greater Milwaukee Synod   Paul Erickson elected bishop of ELCA Greater Milwaukee Synod 6/14/2016 9:40:00 AM            CHICAGO (ELCA) – The Rev. Paul D. Erickson, West St. Paul, Minn., was elected June 4 to a six-year term as bishop of the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the…

  Number of votes cast: 352 Number of illegal votes cast: 20 Number of legal votes cast: 332 Number of votes needed for election on this ballot (75%): 249 (List names with vote totals in descending order of totals.) Paul Erickson 68 Lisa Bates-Froiland 59 Harvard Stephens 40 David Dragseth 36 Joy Mortensen-Wiebe 29 Lindsay…

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 –…

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…

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…

Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. (Hebrews 13:1-2). This is Nargis. She is 2 and has been traveling with her mother and father for two months. Because of security reasons, they fled their home country and have been…

Make no mistake. I love being your bishop. It is something I have regarded from the beginning as a great privilege and a great trust.

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At our next Synod Assembly in June 2016, we will be holding a Bishop election. The Bishop election is held every six years. The election is guided by the Holy Spirit while following a fair and independent process.

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…

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…

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…

We are ready to receive ideas for the dispersal of over $400,000 intended to make a difference in the life of the church and the world.

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…

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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