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National Staff Ministers Conference

April 27 - April 29

National Staff Ministers Conference Martin Luther College New Ulm, Minn. April 27-29, 2017 “Here We Stand” A staff minister in 21st century America may face challenges very different from those of a certain monk in 16th century Germany, but the foundation upon which both stand remains the same. “The LORD will be the sure foundation for your times.” (Isaiah 33:6) In honor of Reformation 500, we take Martin Luther’s “ultimatum” for our own and in this year’s conference explore various Continued.

Martin Luther College Commencement

May 12 - May 13

Martin Luther College Commencement New Ulm, Minnesota May 12-13, 2017 May 12 Commencement Concerts: 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. May 13 Graduation Service: 10 a.m. Call Service: 2:30 p.m.

WELS National Campus Ministry Staff Conference

May 15 - May 16

WELS National Campus Ministry Staff Conference May 15-16, 2017 Noon Theme: “Shepherding the Next Generation of the Church” Location: Wildwood Lodge; N14W24121 Tower Place Pewaukee, WI 53072 Pricing: $75 (includes lodging and meals) *We offer 100% Travel Subsidy Join us for this Campus Ministry Staff Conference to help Campus Pastors and lay people in their training of students for ministry by studying God’s Word and sharing ideas for campus work – whether big, small or just starting out in campus Continued.

Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Commencement

May 16 - May 19

Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Commencement Mequon, Wisconsin May 16-19, 2017 May 16 Vicar Assignment Service: 7 p.m. May 18 Call Day Service: 10 a.m. Commencement Concert: 7 p.m. May 19 Graduation Service: 10 a.m. https://livestream.com/WLSLive  

Lutherland Tour

May 18 - May 28

Lutherland Tour May 18-28, 2017 Hosted by: Tom's Christian Tours Places this tour will be visiting in Germany: Berlin Wittenberg Leipzig Eisenach Coburg Heidelberg Rüdesheim Lutherland is a moderately paced tour with stays in six different hotels. There are times when up to mile of walking will be required. Most attractions have elevators, but some require the use of stairs. We'll have a top-notch English-speaking guide with us for the entire tour. Almost every day, there are two included meals Continued.

Luther Preparatory School Commencement

May 19 - May 20

Luther Preparatory School Commencement Watertown, Wisconsin May 19-20, 2017 May 19 Commencement Concert: 7 p.m. May 20 Graduation Service: 10 a.m.

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.

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.

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.

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