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Michigan Lutheran Seminary Commencement

May 26 - May 27

Michigan Lutheran Seminary Commencement Saginaw, Michigan May 26-27, 2017 May 26 Commencement Concert: 7 p.m. May 27 Graduation Service: 10:30 a.m.

2017 WELS Support Staff conference

June 5

WELS Support Staff conference June 5, 2017 Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School Jackson, Wis.  Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School invites church and school secretaries, administrative assistants, and office staff to our campus for the WELS Support Staff Conference on Monday, June 5, 2017. This conference for WELS/ELS office personnel is offered yearly by KML, providing a venue for networking and communication, sharing ideas which could benefit others, and opportunities to grow professionally. Please take advantage of this opportunity to gather Continued.

National Conference on Worship, Music, and the Arts – Kenosha, Wis.

June 13 - June 16

National Conference on Worship Music and the Arts June 13-16, 2017 Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin Presented by: WELS Commission on Worship The worship conference offers “something for everyone.” They are not only for pastors and musicians. Opportunities at the conference include: 50+ presentations Concerts and recitals Plenary address: “A Reformation Perspective on Worship” by Pastor Michael Schultz, Director of the WELS Hymnal Project 125 voice Festival Choir (with full orchestra) directed by Kermit Moldenhauer and Dale Witte 125 voice high Continued.

Summer “Ark Encounter” Tour

June 16 - June 25

Summer “Ark Encounter” Tour June 16-25, 2017 Have you heard about the newly constructed, Biblically proportionate Ark in Northern Kentucky? All W/ELS members are welcome to join the MLC Alumni Association sponsored group tour that will include a visit to the Ark as well as the nearby Creation Museum and many other scenic and historical sites in the Bluegrass State of Kentucky. Tour Features: Daily devotions led by MLC professors, Christian fellowship with like-minded believers, Continued.

Steps of Martin Luther Tour – June – Humann

June 19 - June 30

TOUR FILLED!!! Check out another tour coming up in September! Steps of Martin Luther Tour June 19-30, 2017 Hosted by: Pastor James Humann Come join us for a tour through Germany, Austria and Prague! Places this tour will be visiting in Germany:  Berlin Wittenberg Eisleben Leipzig Eisenach Erfurt Prague Vienna Salzburg Munich Host: Pastor James Humann Package includes: Round trip air-fare form New York, MOST meals, Sightseeing by private motorcoach including our finest guides, admission fees, porterage, and hotel taxes and service charges Continued.

54th Annual Convention of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society

June 22 - June 25

54th Annual Convention of the Lutheran Women's Missionary Society Orlando, Florida June 22-25, 2017  REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE JANUARY 2017. The 54th Annual Lutheran Women's Missionary Society Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida, June 22-25, 2017. Host by North Florida, Florida Sun Coast, and Tampa Bay Circuits, this year's convention theme, "Around the World with Missions" will focus attendees on the words of Mark 16:15.  For more information visit www.lwms.org. Early registration deadline is April 1, 2017. For Continued.

Mysterious Marriage – Carefree, Arizona

July 14 - July 16

MYSTERIOUS MARRIAGE Carefree, Arizona July 14-16, 2017 Get away together . . . to unravel the mystery of marriage. Your marriage. Marriage is profound mystery. In Ephesians 5:32 Paul calls marriage literally, a "mega-mystery." The word mystery seems to imply it can't be solved, but here is an answer and it's entirely possible to know it. It's entirely possible for you to know, feel, and act on the secret to a great marriage. Room Release date: June 15, 2017 Download Continued.

North Atlantic-Michigan District Regional Youth Rally

July 17 - July 20

North Atlantic/Michigan District Regional Youth Rally Xavier University Cincinnati, Ohio July 17-20, 2017 Hosted by: The North Atlantic and Michigan District WELS Commission on Youth and Family Ministries Theme: "Here We Stand" High Schoolers and first year College students are invited to participate in worship, Bible study, small group, fellowship, and team-building opportunities. Highlighted Trips: Creation Museum in northern Kentucky and a Cincinnati Reds baseball game. Featured Speaker: Pastor Phil Kiecker of Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Raleigh, North Carolina. Early bird registration: January Continued.

Return to Wittenberg 2017 Conference

July 18 - July 21

Return to Wittenberg 2017 Conference July 18-21, 2017 "Liberated" Our conference this year will be in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the reformation. About Return to Wittenberg: This organization is comprised of pastors and laymen committed to promoting and strengthening a confessional understanding of the Lutheran faith. Location: Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Theme: "Liberated" is focused on making the connection between how we are "Liberated" from sin, death, and the devil in Christ, and how the church was "Liberated" from Continued.

2017 WELS 64th Synod Convention

July 31 - August 3

2017 WELS 64th Synod Convention July 31 - August 3, 2017 "Our Great Heritage" Host: Luther Preparatory School, Watertown, Wis. Opening Worship: Monday, July 31 in the evening. More details will be posted as they become available.

Mysterious Marriage – Lake Mary, Florida

August 4 - August 6

MYSTERIOUS MARRIAGE Lake Mary, Florida August 4-6, 2017 Get away together . . . to unravel the mystery of marriage. Your marriage. Marriage is profound mystery. In Ephesians 5:32 Paul calls marriage literally, a "mega-mystery." The word mystery seems to imply it can't be solved, but here is an answer and it's entirely possible to know it. It's entirely possible for you to know, feel, and act on the secret to a great marriage. Registration deadline: July 13, 2017 (Registrations Continued.

Christian Educators for Special Education summer conference

August 8

Christian Educators for Special Education summer conference August 8, 2017 Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety Educational and Social Impact Date: August 8, 2017 Location: Country Springs Conference Center, Waukesha, Wis. Conference Schedule: 8:00    Coffee 9:00    Devotion 9:15    Depression - Dr. Mattek 11:30    Lunch 12:30    Anxiety - Sheryl Cowling 3:00    Closing Snack breaks at 10:15 & 1:30 Speakers: Dr. Ryan Mattek, and Mrs. Sheryl Cowling Cost: $65 per teacher (5.5 continuing ed. hours) [av_button label='Register Now' link='manually,https://gf.wels.net/christian-educators-conference/' link_target='_blank' size='large' position='left' icon_select='no' icon='ue800' font='entypo-fontello' Continued.

WELS Night at Miller Park 2017

August 10

WELS Night at Miller Park 2017 Brewers vs. Twins Thursday, August 10, 2017 The Milwaukee Brewers are now selling tickets for the fourth annual WELS Night at Miller Park. Organize your group and plan to join us for the Milwaukee Brewers’ game against the Minnesota Twins. Time: 7:10 p.m. Date: Thurs., Aug. 10, 2017 Mr. Steve Thiesfeldt, vice president of Martin Luther College (MLC) and former MLC baseball coach, has joyfully agreed to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Discounted Continued.

Steps of Martin Luther Tour – September – Humann

September 18 - September 29

Steps of Martin Luther Tour September 18-29, 2017 Hosted by: Pastor James Humann Come join us for a tour through Germany, Austria and Prague! Places this tour will be visiting in Germany:  Berlin Wittenberg Eisleben Leipzig Eisenach Erfurt Prague Vienna Salzburg Munich Host: Pastor James Humann Package includes: Round trip air-fare form New York, MOST meals, Sightseeing by private motorcoach including our finest guides, admission fees, porterage, and hotel taxes and service charges included, and more! Travel Arrangements by: Nawas International Travel, Inc. Continued.

In the Footsteps of Martin Luther Tour – Balza

September 27 - October 8

In the Footsteps of Martin Luther Tour September 27 – October 8, 2017 Hosted by: Robert Balza Germany has been preparing for this anniversary for ten years. All the sites have been spiffed up, there will be special guest musicians, displays, and celebrations in most of the Luther cities. How exciting it will be to travel to the actual locations of the Reformation in this anniversary year! As we travel, I will share stories of Luther and his times, and Continued.

Reformation 500 Commemorative Symposium

October 1 - October 3

Reformation 500 Commemorative Symposium Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Mequon, Wisconsin October 1-3, 2017 Events will include a hymn festival, four essays, and a banquet.

Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors annual convention

October 9 - October 12

SAVE THE DATE Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors convention Oct. 9-12, 2017 Country Springs Hotel, Pewaukee, Wis. “Filled with the Gospel.” Pastor Aaron Christie will tell OWLS about Luther and his music, former WELS chaplain Pastor Josh Martin and his wife will talk about the joys of their life and serving the European civilian chaplaincy in Germany, seminary Professor Bradley Wordel will tell of the work being done in our Japanese mission field.  Pastor Tony Schultz will fill hearts with the Continued.

Mysterious Marriage – Deadwood, South Dakota

October 20 - October 22

MYSTERIOUS MARRIAGE Deadwood, South Dakota October 20-22, 2017 Get away together . . . to unravel the mystery of marriage. Your marriage. Marriage is profound mystery. In Ephesians 5:32 Paul calls marriage literally, a "mega-mystery." The word mystery seems to imply it can't be solved, but here is an answer and it's entirely possible to know it. It's entirely possible for you to know, feel, and act on the secret to a great marriage. Registration deadline: September 13, 2017 (Registrations Continued.

Reformation Walk – Nebraska

October 21

Reformation Walk October 21, 2017 -Open to the Public- Come join us for an interactive opportunity to look at some of the events of Dr. Luther’s life.  Date: October 21, 2017 Location: Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School, Waco, Neb. Walk: 1:00 p.m. Start

Dakota-Montana District – Eastern Conference Reformation Celebration

October 25

Dakota-Montana District - Eastern Conference Reformation Celebration October 25, 2017 -Open to the Public- Come join us for worship! Date: October 25, 2017 Location: St. Martin's, Watertown, South Dakota Festival Worship: 4:00 p.m. Preacher: Prof. Tom Nass (MLC) Participants: The Great Plains Lutheran High School choir will be singing. More information to come.  

Luther 500th Anniversary Tour-Lehninger

October 27 - November 6

Luther 500th Anniversary Tour October 27 - November 6, 2017 Hosted by: Robert Lehninger Come join us for a "Luther Tour"! Places this tour will be visiting in Germany:  Frankfurt Eisenach Erfurt Eiseleben Wittenburg Leipzig Bayreuth Nuremburg Rothenburg Augsburg Munich Host: Robert Lehninger, - Member of Grace, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Package includes: Complete land touring as per itinerary; Breakfast daily, 7 dinners, and one lunch; Air flights from Chicago O'Hare airport, with bus transportation for Milwaukee, Wisconsin guests; and basic tipping Continued.

Lutherfest 500

October 28

Lutherfest 500 October 28, 2017 Noon - 5 p.m. The west metro-Detroit congregations are pleased to announce that we will be hosting Lutherfest 500, an Octoberfest-type celebration of the Lutheran Reformation. Location: Huron Valley Lutheran High School, Westland, Michigan Time: 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m. Look for a website to be launched soon for further updates and information.

Northern Wisconsin District Reformation Celebration

October 28

Northern Wisconsin District Reformation Celebration October 28, 2017 -Open to the Public- Come join us for worship! Date: October 28, 2017 Location: The Performing Arts Center, Appleton, Wisconsin Festival Worship: 2:00 p.m. Preacher: Rev. Paul Koelpin (MLC) Participants: The Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Choir will take part in the service under the direction of Professor James Tiefel More information to come.

South Central District – Gulf Coast Circuit – Reformation 500 Celebration

October 28

South Central District - Gulf Coast Circuit - Reformation 500 Celebration October 28, 2017 -Open to the Public- Come join us for worship! Date: October 28, 2017 Time: TBD Location: Abiding Word, Houston, Texas Included: Luther Lecture Speaker: John Braun; vice-president, Northwestern Publishing House; executive editor, Forward in Christ; Luther scholar   More information to come...

Western Wisconsin District – “Timeless Truths”

October 29

Western Wisconsin District - "Timeless Truths" October 29, 2017 -Open to the Public- Come join us for worship! Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017 Location: Dane County Coliseum, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, Wisconsin. Festival Worship: 4:00 p.m. Special Hymn Sing: 5:30 p.m. Participants: Choirs, Instruments, and Organ Come early to visit informational displays and vendor booths

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