2023 WELS National Conference on Lutheran Leadership

The second WELS National Conference on Lutheran Leadership will be held January 16-18, 2023, at the Hilton Chicago. This conference is not only for those who serve in formal leadership positions in their congregation: called workers, church council members, school board members, and the like. This conference is for anyone who is passionate about the mission of the church. It is for everyone who, by encouragement and example, wants to lead others to engage in that mission. So, all are welcome—called workers and laity, men and women, retirees and high school students, lifelong WELS members, and those new to the church. Learn more and register at lutheranleadership.com.

Wisconsin Lutheran College Events
Band and Choir Concert
The Wisconsin Lutheran College Concert Band and the Wisconsin Lutheran Choir and Chamber Choir will perform Fall Showcase Concerts on October 7 and 8. The concerts 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/FallShowcase or by calling 414.443.8802.

Discovery Day
High school students and their parents are invited to attend Wisconsin Lutheran College's Admissions Discovery Day on Friday, October 28. Learn more or register at wlc.edu/DiscoveryDay.

Luther Prep Drama Production
Luther Prep School Presents
“The Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery”
Saturday October 22, 7pm*
Sunday, October 23, 2:30pm

Luther Prep Auditorium
1300 Western Ave
Watertown, WI

*Saturday also has a Dining option at 5:15pm. Must RSVP by Oct 9 online:

https://forms.gle/tzr ShUI qmEe M8A7

or by calling Sue at 920-262-8104

Seats are $6 general admission-no RSVP necessary. (free to ages 6 and under)

Kingdom Prep Gala
Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School, featured in the June edition of the WELS Connection, is hosting their very first gala/dinner the evening of Saturday October 15th at 5:30pm at the Waukesha County airport in the Atlantic Aviation Hangar. Come celebrate with Kingdom Prep and learn more about this amazing ministry. For more information about tickets, go to www.kplhs.org and click on the home page.

Lighthouse Youth Center Benefit Dinner
You’re invited to the 16th Annual Lighthouse Youth Center Benefit Dinner on Friday, October 7th at the Wisconsin Club (6200 W. Good Hope Rd-Milwaukee). We will also be celebrating our ministry’s 16th anniversary and our new expansion. All proceeds raised will provide after-school homework assistance and daily devotions for the inner city youth of Milwaukee. Click HERE to register. Space is limited and fills quickly. If you have any questions or if you desire to donate a gift or auction item contact Rebecca Tomlin via email or (414)731-7674.

Wisconsin Lutheran High School News
WLHS Work Days
Do you have yard work or fall cleaning that needs to be done such as raking, hedge trimming, or window washing? Consider engaging hard-working members of the WLHS Student Council for a few hours in exchange for a free-will donation. All money raised will go to the 2022-23 WLHS mission projects to provide support for Thailand and Central Africa mission efforts. Work days will be held on any Saturday or Sunday starting September 24 & 25 through October 29 & 30, excluding October 8 & 9. To request a team, please E-mail workdays@wlhs.org and include your name, address, phone number, the work you need accomplished, and the day(s) this work could be completed.

WLHS 6th-8th Grade Open House
Wisconsin Lutheran High School's Open House is on Sunday, October 2. Doors open at 12:45 p.m. with a program at 1:00 p.m. Grade school parents and students please join us to meet teachers, tour the school, and learn more about tuition assistance, scholarships, and the Choice Program. See what a difference academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment can make in your child's life! Interested families should register to attend at wlhs.org/openhouse.

WLHS Temporary Accountant Needed
Wisconsin Lutheran High School is looking for an accountant for a temporary assignment. This assignment will assist during a transition period in the business office. Experience needed with general ledger, journal entries, reconciliations, month end processes and audits. CPA certification is a plus. At least 3-5 years of experience in an accounting firm or similar environment is helpful. Please send a resume to hr@wlhs.org. Assignment will last 3-6 months.


Martin Luther College Job Opening
Martin Luther College is accepting applications for a part-time Early Childhood Assistant Teacher and a full-time Custodian & Grounds Worker.
Interested individuals should apply online at mlc-wels.edu/hr/.


2022 National Convention of Christian Life Resources

"THAT WE MAY KNOW" CLR’s National Convention – Saturday, Oct. 15
Join Christian Life Resources (CLR) on Saturday, October 15 from 9:30am-3:00pm at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, 3399 Division Road, Jackson, WI for our annual National Convention. It will be an exciting, informative, and inspiring day of learning. We will be providing the event in person, AND there will be a live stream option too. Our expert speakers will provide their subjects in a concise, prepared “TED Talk” format. Topics: the wonder of life in the womb; being pro-life post-Dobbs; God’s wisdom during times of crisis; live Q&A with CLR’s Life Challenges podcast; and the state of marriage. Onsite $45 cost includes presentations, all materials, continental breakfast, boxed lunch, and snacks. $35 live stream virtual option to watch on your computer. More info HERE or call 800-729-9535 to register.



WELS/ELS Singles Events:


Hiking at Parfrey's Glen

Spend some time outside at one of the most beautiful places in Wisconsin! Meet at Parfrey's Glen (E1377 CR-DL, Merrimac WI) on Saturday October 8 at 2:30 pm. It is a hike of about .75 of a mile to the waterfall. Questions? Please contact Rachel Fritz at rachelfritz@yahoo.com

Board Game Afternoon

The WELS-ELS Singles group invites single/widowed/divorced individuals to a board game event on Saturday, October 22 at 1:30 pm at Star of Bethlehem School, 3700 S. Casper Drive in New Berlin. Bring your favorite games and a snack to share. Questions? Please contact Dawn Fanning Jansen at 920-427-9258 or djansen8@hotmail.com

WELS/ELS Singles Retreat

If you're widowed, divorced, or have never been married, we invite you to join us at the 2022 WELS/ELS Singles Retreat on November 11-13 at Camp Phillip, Wisconsin for a weekend of fun and fellowship. More information can be found at WELS & ELS Singles.



WLS Friends of the Seminary Day

You are invited to our annual Friends of the Seminary Day on Saturday, October 1. Registration and coffee hour runs from 8-9 am followed by worship, presentations, lunch, and optional seminary tour.

As we begin our school year and the 48th year of the work of the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Auxiliary, we are excited to share the ways God is blessings your gifts and using them to prepare pastors. Professor Paul Waldschmidt will speak about how the seminary prepares men for the teaching that pastors are asked to do. Seminary Senior Christian Willick will also share his experiences as a vicar at Beautiful Savior in Marietta, GA.

We hope you will encourage your friends and relatives—both men and women—to attend with you. It’s one of our favorite days on campus because we get to enjoy fellowship and encouragement with others who share the same faith, hope, and purpose.

Please send your name, address, telephone number, and home congregation along with your $10 registration fee to the attention of Lori Guse at 11831 N Seminary Drive, Mequon WI 53092, no later than September 16. For more information, contact Lori Guse at 262.242.8104 or by e-mail at lori.guse@wisluthsem.org.



Treasure Life Events

You're invited to the Treasure Life Event fundraisers for WELS Lutherans for Life on Friday, October 14, at the Milwaukee Marriott West Hotel in Waukesha. The Luncheon is at 12:00pm and the Banquet is at 6:30pm. The featured speaker Kirk Walden invites you to leave the challenges of the day behind and get ready to laugh. These events are filled with humor, challenge, vision, and hope. In addition, be prepared for a surprising view on the true impact of pregnancy help ministries all over the country. These events are complimentary, but registration is required. Tables will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. All funds raised will directly support life-affirming help for abortion-vulnerable mothers, youth development, pregnancy support for women, parenting education, and after-abortion support. Find all the details and register at Treasure-Life.org. For questions call 414-727-8176 or email contact@ALife2.com.