WELS Together Newsletter



WELS Together Newsletter

This bi-weekly e-newsletter features a message from the president and the latest news and developments from the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Visit the Together Archive for additional issues. Visit the Subscription Page to receive Together via email.
» 2021 synod convention preparations
The 66th biennial synod convention will be held at Luther Preparatory School in Watertown, Wis., July 26-28. The theme of the convention is “Here We Stand,” echoing Martin Luther’s bold stand on the Word of God at the Diet of Worms in 1521. The location of the convention was changed from Michigan Lutheran Seminary in […]
» 60 years of blessings and progress
The WELS Central Africa Medical Mission (CAMM) is marking 60 years of service to people in Malawi and Zambia. The first clinic began operating in Zambia in 1961; in 1970, CAMM started a clinic in Malawi as well. By meeting the physical needs of the people they serve, the door opens to share the good […]
» New virtual academy offers opportunities
The Association of Lutheran High Schools Online (ALHS Online) has a new name and an expanded mission. For the past ten years, ALHS Online has been offering high-quality online courses to supplement the class offerings of WELS high schools and elementary schools. Beginning this next school year (2021–22), it now also will offer a fully […]
» Taste of Missions—an online Missions experience
Join the WELS Missions office for Taste of Missions, an online missions experience, from July 11-17, 2021. Get to know our synod’s home and world missionaries and get a closer look at their mission work through short video updates, activities and recipes for the entire family, daily devotions, and multiple live events where WELS members […]
» LWMS announces plans for 2021 convention
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) announced via Facebook Live on March 7 that its 2021 convention, originally planned for June 24-27, 2021, in Sharonville, Ohio, will be virtual again this year. “We’ve been doing a lot of praying and brainstorming, and we came up with a solution for this year,” said LWMS President Cynthia […]
» Synodical Council winter 2021 meeting
The Synodical Council (SC) held its winter meeting last week via video conference. The SC reviewed the financial results of the last fiscal year as well as the end-of-calendar year results for Congregation Mission Offerings (CMO). Across the board, both in terms of the synod’s ministry financial plan and regarding the financial position of the […]
» Congregation Mission Offering subscriptions and statistics received
Every year at this time, WELS congregations submit their Congregation Mission Offering (CMO) subscriptions. These subscriptions represent the offerings that congregations prayerfully intend to provide for the work of the synod. The subscriptions have now been received for 2021. We’re pleased to report that 98% of WELS congregations submitted CMO subscriptions for calendar year 2021. […]
» Mission and Ministry held at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
From Feb. 2-4, 2021, students at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., participated in Mission and Ministry, an annual three-day event organized by the students during which they learn about missions and ministry groups of WELS. Under the theme “Share Christ’s Comfort,” this event highlighted the worldwide work of WELS—and how WELS is blessed that God […]
» With the Lord
Rev. John Moldstad, president of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS), was suddenly and unexpectedly called to his heavenly home last Friday from an apparent heart attack. President Moldstad was my classmate and friend, and he has been the president of our sister synod throughout my time as WELS synod president. John was one of the […]
» Potential new world mission fields identified
More than 7,000 people groups in the world live without access to the good news of Jesus Christ. With these unreached people groups and the Great Commission in mind, a group of three world missionaries were tasked with researching where WELS might have the opportunity to plant new world mission fields. “Sixty years ago, WELS […]
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