September 15, 2019

Welcome Back Students! It is our pleasure to serve you while you are away from your home congregation.  We hope to see you again!  Join us on Tuesday nights.  We meet in room 1319 of Hyland Hall at 7:00 p.m.  Also, join us today for a free brunch after the service.

LWMS Door Offering:  We will have a basket in the back of church today and next Sunday to donate to our missions, both home and abroad.  If writing out a check, please make it payable to St. John’s Evening Circle. Also, if you plan on attending the rally (see insert and poster), let Marie Findlay (262-593-8920) know before October 1.

Tuck Pointing has started on the church. If you would like to contribute to this project, mark it on the building fund envelope.

Job Opportunity: Wisconsin Lutheran College’s School of Education is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant who will serve the Directors of Teacher Education, faculty, and students of the school. The position performs a variety of managerial and administrative duties including those responsibilities of a confidential nature dealing with students and faculty relations and related personnel matters. Qualifications include high school diploma/GED with at least 1-3 years of administrative support experience. Salary is commensurate with experience along with comprehensive benefits offering. Qualified applicants are required to submit a letter of application addressing the skills required for the position; resume; and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and nature of relationship of three references to John Wendland, HR Specialist, Wisconsin Lutheran College, 8800 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee, WI, 53226, or john.wendland@wlc.edu. Position is opened until filled. View the complete job description.

Mothers-To-Be: Are you a pregnant woman in your first trimester, or know someone who is? Are you interested in a FREE limited obstetrical ultrasound? WELS Lutherans for Life provides sonograms to clients seeking pregnancy-related services. You can help our new sonographers practice their sonography skills on September 17,19, 24, 26 from 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. in West Allis. Please call 414-727-8176 to ask questions and/or to schedule an appointment.

Peace Lutheran Fall Blood Drive: The next American Red Cross blood drive at Peace Lutheran,  1550 S. Osborne, Janesville, is on Monday, September 30, Noon – 6:00 p.m.  To make an appointment to donate your blood, you can call 1-800-Red-Cross or go to their web page at http://www.redcrossblood.org

Reaching The Lost With Jesus In Our District: The newest mission in the Western Wisconsin District is Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Richland Center, a community of about 5,200 people, located between Madison and LaCrosse in southwestern Wisconsin.  The core group, consisting of members of Trinity Lutheran Church (Lime Ridge) and St John Lutheran Church (Hillpoint), is served by Pastors Dan Lewig and James Korthals.  Bethlehem’s grand opening worship service will be held on Sunday, September 29, at 9:00 a.m. at 170 Richland Square with a fellowship brunch to follow.  Those able to attend from our district are certainly welcome to do so.  Please join our district mission board in prayer for God’s blessings upon this outreach effort! 

WELS Mercy Ministry Network of in Jefferson County: As a congregation we are called to save people’s souls with the Gospel, but at other times we are asked to meet the mercy needs of our members. Beyond this there is an opportunity to meet those mercy needs in our communities as well.  Yet, how well equipped are we to provide those mercy needs?  To be sure, there are agencies providing mercy services ranging from pregnancy to marriage to substance abuse and many more.  How familiar are we with these resources?  What types of mercy needs are there in our congregation? In our community? How can we better meet those needs? What entities currently exist and what more do we need? If you are interested in learning more about how we as WELS congregations can improve and expand our ability to meet these mercy needs please plan to attend an informational session on Sunday September 29. Information will be shared about creating a WELS Mercy Network. The session will provide information on some of the agencies providing services and on how we can better equip our congregations to meet these needs.   We will be seeking volunteers to work on a task force to fully develop and implement a WELS Mercy Network for our area.  The session will be held on Sunday, September 29 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the Lake Mills Community Center located at 200 Water St. in Lake Mills, WI.  (Water St. is just off of S. Main in Lake Mills accessible by County Highway B or exit 259 off of I94.) In order to help us prepare for that day, please sign up on-line at this link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084EA9A62EA4FF2-circuit

Band and Choir Concert: The Wisconsin Lutheran College Concert Band and the Wisconsin Lutheran Choir and Chamber Choir will perform a Fall Showcase Concert on Friday, October 4. The concert will take place in the Center for Arts and Performance Schwan Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased at wlc.edu/boxoffice or by calling 414-443-8802.

I3 Event: Debra Waller, Chairman and CEO of Jockey International, Inc.,will speak at Wisconsin Lutheran College on Thursday, October 10. The I3 event, which costs $50 per person, begins with networking at 10:45 a.m., followed by lunch and a keynote titled “Relationships Do Matter: How to build, grow, and sustain a business for more than 140 years.” For information or to register, visit wlc.edu/i3WLC.  I3 is a power luncheon for business leaders to network with Christian leaders, be inspired through excellent keynotes and discussions, and ignite a passion for servant leadership to impact those within their sphere of influence.

You’re Invited! WELS Lutherans for Life is hosting the Treasure Life fundraising events on Friday, October 11 at the Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee (formerly Country Springs). There is no cost to attend the Luncheon or the Banquet. Guests will be given an opportunity to financially support the ministry. All funds raised will directly support life-affirming help for abortion-vulnerable mothers, a youth development program, pregnancy and parenting support, and helping people suffering post-abortion trauma. Amber Albee Swenson will be the featured speaker. She is a WELS author, speaker, and blogger. Amber is a regular contributor to the Time of Grace blog and has written for the Holy Hen House blog. Registration is required and tables will be assigned first-come, first-served, so don’t delay. Learn more and register at www.eveningforlife.org, email Contact@ALife2.com, or call 414-727-8176.

“ENGAGE!” at CLR’s National Convention:  On Saturday, Oct. 19, join Christian Life Resources from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, 3399 Division Road, Jackson, WI for our annual National Convention. “ENGAGE!” will help you learn the tools to share your faith with others – in words and in truth. It will provide a practical approach to not only talk with others in a casual, practical, and confident manner about the Good News of Christ, but help to live your faith in thankful actions. Workshops, materials, continental breakfast, a fully-catered lunch, and snacks included in $45 cost. More at christianliferesources.com or call 1-800-729-9535 to register.

Women’s Leadership Conference: Join us at the Women’s Leadership Conference “Gifted to Lead: Growing in Your Gifts” on Saturday, October 19, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee. Discover your female uniqueness alongside women leaders. Hosted by the Christian Women’s Leadership Circle at Wisconsin Lutheran College, this half-day conference will explore and encourage women’s growth in character, confidence, competence, and commitment. To register, for more information, or to sponsor this event, visit www.christianwomenlead.com/leadership-conference-2019. To ensure you receive all conference materials, register by September 15. Final registration: October 7. The conference will feature keynote speaker Erickajoy Daniels, a Senior Vice-President at Advocate Aurora Health, followed by several breakout sessions. Tickets are $50. Visit wlc.edu/GiftedToLead for registration and details.

UNITED WAY: Feeling pressure to donate through United Way? Choose a charity you can be confident in. Save babies’ lives and transform families through your United Way gift to WELS Lutherans for Life, Metro-Milwaukee. WLFL operates a pregnancy medical clinic in Milwaukee providing free services to mothers at risk for abortion and people suffering from post-abortion trauma. Ask your employer for a “Donor Choice” form and designate WELS Lutherans for Life, Metro-Milwaukee, 8501 W. Lincoln Ave, West Allis, WI 53227. WLFL is a registered non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization (EIN 39-1436085) and is an eligible recipient of the United Way “Donor Choice” option. For information or details, visit ALife2.com/united-way, email Contact@ALife2.com, or call 414-727-8176.

This week
Monday and Tuesday WLS Symposium
Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Fairhaven
Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Campus Ministry in room 1319 of Hyland
Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Bible Class
Future
Clean Church Wednesday, September 25