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District news: November 2022


On Aug. 20, a pickup truck crashed into Cross of Christ, Las Cruces, N.M., as member Julie Baker was practicing keyboard to prepare for worship the next day. Baker was not injured. Cross of Christ held its service off campus on Aug. 21 but was able to worship onsite again beginning on Aug. 28.


Our Savior, Longmont, Colo., celebrated seven baptisms over a two-week span in August.



On Sept. 12, St. Paul, Livonia, Mich., celebrated the 150th anniversary of its church and the 75th anniversary of its school.


On Sept. 23, Messiah, Wichita, Kan., celebrated the 35th anniversary in the pastoral ministry of Jonathan Rockhoff.


St. John, Pelican Lake, Wis., celebrated its 125th anniversary on Sept. 18.

St. Paul, Howards Grove, Wis., celebrated its 160th anniversary on Sept. 18.

On Aug. 28, Redeemer, Fond du Lac, Wis., celebrated the 40th anniversary in the teaching ministries of Scott Herrewig and David Lecker.


Holy Word, Austin, Texas, celebrated the 30th anniversary in the pastoral ministry of Don Patterson on Sept. 25.


On Oct. 9, St. John, Rock Springs, Wis., celebrated its 150th anniversary.


District News Southeastern Wisconsin WLC 50th Anniversary NOV22
Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, Wis., celebrated its 50th anniversary on Sept. 10. Pictured are two alumni with long-time professor Mary Heins (center).


District News drive in movie kids in cardboard boxes decorated
Water of Life, Las Vegas, Nev., hosted a “drive-in” movie night on Sept. 16.


District News Southeastern Wisconsin Kingdom Prep baptism NOV 22
Keith Siverly, a pastor at Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School, Wauwatosa, Wis., baptized freshman Tajh Hines on Sept. 14 during the school’s chapel service.


District News Labor Day Berkshires November 22
WELS churches in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and New York joined together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the WELS Labor Day Retreat in the Berkshires. Each year members come from along the East Coast to gather for Bible study, worship, and fellowship. The retreat became bilingual a few years ago. This year the retreat was held at Camp Danbee in Hindsdale, Mass.


District news mens retreat minnesota
Camp Croix, Danbury, Wis., hosted a men’s retreat from Sept. 16–18.

The district reporters for this month are: AZ-CA—Michael Schroeder; MI—John Eich; MN—James Panning; NW—Michael Dietz; SC—Caleb Schoeneck; SEW— Matthew Schaewe; WW—Brett Brauer.

Volume 109, Number 11
Issue: November 2022

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