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WELS Camps

January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018

WELS Camps CALIFORNIA Tree of Life Lutheran Bible Camp - The 2017 season has passed and the 2018 season registration is not open yet.  Sierra foothills near Weimar California Tree of Life Lutheran Bible Camp serves youth entering grades 4-12 fro congregations in Northern California and Nevada. Camp is held for one week in mid-July. Registration Information For more information visit https://treeoflifebiblecamp.org/ or send an e-mail to webmaster@TreeOfLifeBibleCamp.org COLORADO Rocky Mountain Christian Camp - The 2017 season has passed and the 2018 season registration is not 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.

WELS Church Librarians’ Organization fall conference

September 23

WELS Church Librarians' Organization fall conference September 23, 2017 Theme: "Reformation" Host: Cross of Christ, Portage, Wisconsin & St. John's, Pardeeville, Wisconsin Details: In conjuction with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the conference will have a Reformation theme. Northwestern Publishing House will be on site with their huge gift and media display, especially focusing on Reformation materials. There will also be a book exchange, so feel free to bring duplicates and uneeded items and trade them in for different 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.

500 Minutes with Luther – Northwestern Publishing House

September 30

500 Minutes with Luther - Northwestern Publishing House September 30, 2017 -Open to the Public- Visit NPH Christian Books & Gifts Store on Saturday, September 30th, for a special Reformation 500 anniversary event: "500 Minutes With Luther." Enjoy fascinating presentations from WELS speakers on a variety of Reformation topics: Prof. Daniel Deutschlander—The World of Luther and the Reformation, 9:30 a.m. Editor Christopher Doerr—Luther's Family, 11:30 a.m. Editors Michael Schultz and Jeremy Bakken—Luther's Hymns, 1 p.m. Prof. James Korthals—Luther, the Man Continued.

Reformation 500 Commemorative Symposium

October 1 - October 3

Reformation 500 Commemorative Symposium Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Mequon, Wisconsin October 1-3, 2017 Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary is looking forward to hosting A Symposium on Reformation 500 on October 1-3, 2017. This year’s symposium is a special version of the event held on our campus every fall and includes several unique features. The hymn festival and essays will be available via livestreaming. The registration fee for WELS and ELS pastors is $80 ($40 for retired pastors). If online registration is impossible, e-mail or call Continued.

Interactive Faith Bible Study – Fall Session

October 4 - November 8

Interactive Faith online Bible study Wednesdays, 6 or 8 p.m. CST October 4 - November 8, 2017 The next six-week Interactive Faith online Bible study will begin Wed., Oct. 4, 2017. Prof. Joel Otto, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., will lead the study twice each Wednesday at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (central) through Nov. 8. Theme: “Luther's lasting impact" Introduction: Luther's Reformation led to profound developments that impacted the church and how people learn, confess, and live their faith.  As Lutherans Continued.

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.

Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony Performed by Wisconsin Philharmonic October 10, 2017 This concert is in celebration of the Philharmonic’s 70th Anniversary season, but it is also in recognition of 500 years of the Reformation. Date: October 10, 2017 Time:   6:30 p.m. - Pre-concert conversation 7:30 p.m. - Concert Location: Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts Participants: The Wisconsin Philharmonic & Trio Solisti To celebrate 70 years of beautiful music in Waukesha County, Trio Solisti, called “the most exciting piano trio in America” 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. www.Lutherfest500.org

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...

Winnebago Conference – Reformation 500 Celebration

October 28

Winnebago Conference – Reformation 500 Celebration October 28, 2017 -Open to the Public- Come join us for worship! Date: October 28 Time: 2:00 p.m. Location: Performing Arts Center, Appleton, Wisconsin Participants: The Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Choir, under direction of Prof. James Tiefel. Preacher: Rev. Paul Koelpin, Martin Luther College

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: 6:00 p.m. Participants: Choirs, Instruments, and Organ Come early to visit informational displays and vendor booths

500th Anniversary of Reformation Tour-Meyer

October 29 - November 9

500th Anniversary of Reformation Tour October 29 - November 9, 2017 Hosted by: Pastor David Meyer, Good Shepherd, Attleboro, Mass. Travel with WELS members and friends on this twelve-day tour of Germany. Follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther and experience how this pivotal point in history changed the way future generations would understand God’s grace. Places this tour will be visiting in Germany:  Berlin Jüterbog Dessau Wittenberg Torgau Leipzig Mansfield Eisleben Erfurt Eisenach Schmalkalden Coburg Mainz Worms The Rhine Valley Continued.

Nebraska District Reformation 500 Service

October 29

Nebraska District Reformation 500 Service October 29, 2017 -Open to the Public- Come join us for worship! Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017 Location: TBD, Lincoln, Neb. Festival Worship: 4:00 p.m. Guest Speaker: Prof. Earle Treptow

North Atlantic District – New England Circuit – Reformation 500 Celebration

October 29

North Atlantic District – New England Circuit – Reformation 500 Celebration October 29, 2017 -Open to the Public- Come join us for worship! Date: October 29 Time: 4:00 p.m. Location: King of King, Clifton Park, New York Dinner: Following the service. Preacher: District President Donald Tollefson  

North Atlantic District – Joint Reformation Celebration – Seaway Circuit

October 29

North Atlantic District – Joint Reformation Celebration – Seaway Circuit October 29, 2017 -Open to the Public- Come join us for worship! Date: October 29 Time: 4:30 p.m. & a meal to follow Location: Cross of Christ, Liverpool, New York

South Central District – Joint Circuit – Reformation 500 Service

October 29

South Central District - Joint Circuit - Reformation 500 Service October 29, 2017 -Open to the Public- Come join us for worship! Date: October 29, 2017 Time: 4 or 5 p.m. Location: Abiding Word, Houston, Texas Preacher: John Braun; vice-president, Northwestern Publishing House; executive editor, Forward in Christ; Luther scholar More information to come...

Reformation 500 Celebration – University of Houston – South Central District

October 30

Reformation 500 Celebration - University of Houston - South Central District October 30, 2017 -Open to the Public- Come join us for worship! Date: October 30th, 2017 Time: Location: University of Houston, Victoria, Texas - Auditorium Speaker: John Braun; vice-president, Northwestern Publishing House; executive editor, Forward in Christ; Luther scholar

Martin Luther College: Reformation 500 Lecture 1

November 1

Martin Luther College  New Ulm, Minn. November 1, 2017 Lecture 1: Educating Youth at the Time of the Lutheran Reformation by Rev. Paul Prange The focus of this lecture will be the concrete ways the Lutheran Reformation impacted the education of young people. We have heard Luther speak out in support of Christian education in texts like “A Sermon on Keeping Children in School” and “To the Councilmen of All the Cities of Germany that They Establish and Maintain Christian Continued.

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