Together e-Newsletter – November 17, 2015


Synodical Council holds its fall meeting

The Synodical Council (SC) met Nov. 6-7 at the Center for Mission and Ministry in Waukesha, Wis. The issues the group discussed include the following: Chief Financial Officer Mr. Todd Poppe reported the financial blessings that the Lord continues to provide for the synod. Overall, the synod (including the ministerial education schools) ended the 2015 Continued.


CELC Asia-Oceania regional conference

WELS and Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) church leaders from the United States and across Asia and from Australia gathered in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 28-30, for the first Asia-Oceania regional conference of the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference (CELC). This historical gathering provided the opportunity for the sharing of ideas and serious study of God’s Word. Continued.


New group forms to help serve the military

A new organization—the Lutheran Military Support Group (LMSG)—will be working closely with WELS Military Services and local congregations to strengthen the church’s ministry to the military. While WELS Military Services oversees ministry to deployed troops, including enabling and encouraging 125 military contact pastors, the Lutheran Military Support Group will be supporting the needs of military Continued.


New executive director for WELS CEF

Mr. Scott Page, 58, has been named president and executive director of WELS Church Extension Fund (CEF). Page joined CEF a year and a half ago to assist temporarily with policy and procedure writing. He then took a full-time position in loan servicing and last month was named president and executive director. Prior to joining CEF, Continued.


You should also know…

WELS Connection begins 28th year WELS Connection, a monthly video that highlights the important work we do together as a synod, is now in its 28th year of production. If your congregation isn’t one of the 900 churches that show the video to their members each month, we invite you to order WELS Connection for Continued.

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