January 2021

Week 1 Genesis 1:1–2:3 Gen. 2:4-25 Gen. 3:1-24 Gen. 4:1-16 Gen. 6:5-22 Gen. 7:1-24 Gen. 8:1-22 Week 2 Gen. 9:1-17 Gen. 11:1-9 Gen. 11:27–12:9 Gen. 15:1-7 & 17:1-8 Gen. 18:1-15…

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WELS news briefs: January 2021

Synodical Council Six new members joined the WELS Synodical Council: Mr. Pete Aisbet (Southeastern Wisconsin District lay representative), Mr. Jake Lemke (Western Wisconsin District lay representative), Mr. Chip Woods (Nebraska…

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Bringing the Word to Bogotá

Since 2015, the Academia Cristo website, academiacristo.com, has been providing Bible classes, worship services, training for church planters, and other tools for Spanish speakers to study God’s Word. The program…

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Compassion at work

WELS Christian Aid and Relief and Good Shepherd, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, partnered to organize cleanup after storms blew through the Midwest in August. The line of storms, called a derecho,…

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2020 district conventions

“COVID-19 affected so much this spring and summer,” notes Brad Taylor, secretary of the South Central District. “District conventions were no different.” WELS’ 12 districts canceled their in-person conventions that…

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A planted mission field

Chaplains in Schools, a WELS-affiliated organization, is set to reach nearly 3,000 students in seven different Christian voucher schools in the Milwaukee area with the gospel this school year. Because…

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2020 Martin Luther College grads

  View the musical tributes produced by Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary and Martin Luther College. Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary tribute |  Martin Luther College tribute To see Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary's graduates, visit forwardinchrist.net/2020-wls-grads.    …

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New director for Christian Aid and Relief
Left to right: Dan Sims; his wife, Jennifer; and their three kids, George; Josie; and Marcus.

New director for Christian Aid and Relief

In June, Dan Sims will begin his work as the new full-time director of WELS Christian Aid and Relief. “As much as I will miss parish ministry, I’m really excited…

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Decision on district conventions

WELS President Mark Schroeder shares the following about the June district conventions: After thorough discussion and with great reluctance, the Conference of Presidents (COP) has concluded that the district conventions,…

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Go and TELL

WELS Multi-Language Publications has officially changed its name to WELS Multi-Language Productions (MLP). This change reflects how the work of MLP has evolved with technology and has expanded beyond printed…

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Love in action during COVID-19

GEORGIA | NEW YORK Four congregations in Georgia—Abiding Grace, Covington; Faith, Sharpsburg; Beautiful Savior, Marietta; and Sola Fide, Lawrenceville—sent a 16-foot truck to Sure Foundation, Queens, N.Y., filled with supplies…

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District news: April 2020

WESTERN WISCONSIN St. John, Barre Mills, Wis., celebrated its 150th anniversary on March 1. The congregation first worshiped together on March 2, 1870, in a farmhouse that is still standing…

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