WELS Together Newsletter:
|» ||God’s people respond|
WELS members have demonstrated their Christian love and concern for hurricane victims in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico with over $1.5 million in gifts to WELS Christian Aid and Relief. We thank God for this generous response to these disasters. WELS Christian Aid and Relief has been working with local congregations to provide funding for Continued.
|» ||Your gifts, God’s blessings 2018|
“Your gifts, God’s blessings: An annual report to our members” is now available online. The 2018 report highlights the blessings that God has showered on WELS through the gifts of its members. Learn more about Russell Scoggins, a seminary student from Texas who served in the Washington, D.C., area, during his vicar year; Carl Boeder, Continued.
|» ||Learning to reach souls with the gospel|
The 13th annual Evangelism Day brought more than 40 speakers from all over the country to Martin Luther College (MLC), New Ulm, Minn., on Jan. 10. Rev. Jeremy Mattek from Garden Homes, Milwaukee, Wis., led the opening worship service on the theme, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Continued.
|» ||Save the date for the 2018 WELS Night at Miller Park|
The date for the fifth annual WELS Night at Miller Park has been determined. Mark your calendars and plan to join thousands of WELS members for the Milwaukee Brewers’ game against the Colorado Rockies on Fri., Aug. 3, 2018. Game time is 7:10 p.m. The Brewers are again offering WELS members up to 50 percent Continued.
|» ||Cleaning up after the storms|
By now, everyone knows about the impactful hurricane season last fall. Countless people in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean were affected. Some of these people were WELS members and their communities. That’s where WELS Christian Aid and Relief stepped in to offer assistance via immediate financial support and long-term clean-up and repairs. Christian Aid and Continued.
|» ||A Savior is born!|
Families will gather. Congregations will join in worship. Children will sing songs of praise. As Christmas approaches, it’s my confident prayer that God grant you and your loved ones a blessed and joyful celebration of our Savior’s birth! Clarification The last “Together” included a report about the latest meeting between WELS/ELS and the Church of Continued.
|» ||Luther movie to stream on Netflix|
A Return to Grace: Luther’s Life and Legacy, the Martin Luther film produced by Boettcher+Trinklein Television, Inc., for the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, will continue to share the history and truths of the Reformation to an even broader audience. The PBS version of the film (Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World) Continued.
|» ||MLC invites public to Evangelism Day|
Martin Luther College (MLC), New Ulm, Minn., will be hosting its 13th annual Evangelism Day on Jan. 10, 2018. This year, for the first time, MLC has scheduled evening workshops that the public is invited to attend. Rev. Mike Hintz, director of WELS Evangelism, says, “When this special program was planned in 2005, the emphasis Continued.
|» ||New movie focuses on outreach|
Filming starts in January for the final movie in a series of four outreach movies that are a collaboration between WELS Commission on Evangelism, Northwestern Publishing House, WELS Multi-Language Publications, and Boettcher+Trinklein Television, Inc. Rev. Mike Hintz, director of WELS Evangelism, says that while the first three movies—Road to Emmaus, Come Follow Me, and My Continued.
|» ||Intersynodical meetings continue|
On Nov. 28-30, representatives from the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS), the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), and the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) met in Jacksonville, Fla., for the sixth annual meeting for informal discussions. The main topics covered were the Doctrine of the Call and a comparative review of the recently published catechisms Continued.