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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) Registration deadline: July 27th Questions: Lois McKenney, loismckenney@gmail.com  Conference Brochure 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...

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: 4:00 p.m. Location: Prince of Peace, Fairport, New York - Tentative

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 Prof. em. Arnold Koelpin  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 Continued.

AZ-CA District Joint Fall Pastor & Teacher Conference Reformation Celebration

November 2 - November 3

AZ-CA District Joint Fall Pastor & Teacher Conference Reformation Celebration November 2-3, 2017 -Some activities will be open to the public- Come join us for worship! OPEN TO PUBLIC Location: Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church and School, San Diego, California Dates: November 2-3, 2017 Festival Worship: Morning of Nov. 2, 2017 - Time TBD Key Note Speakers: Rev. Mark Schroeder, president of WELS, and Prof. Keith Wessel, MLC CONFERENCE INFORMATION Included in conference:  A series of lectures on the continuing importance Continued.

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