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Today's Devotion - Audio

» A Citizenship to Treasure – February 22, 2019
What are we living for?...

» The Problem of Darkness – February 21, 2019
into our chasm of darkness, there came the Light of the World...

» His Victory – February 20, 2019
Can Christians be tempted to rest on their laurels?...

Forward in Christ Magazine

» A gospel-filled life: Part 1
A simple way to pray   Jeffrey D. Enderle  Learning to swim can be traumatic enough. But in the captivating memoir The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls tells of her father’s no-nonsense way of getting her to swim. He simply tossed her in the pool. If the desire to live was strong enough, he figured, she’d figure out a way to keep her head Continued.

» Merging for mission – Part 1
Two case studies reveal the blessings and challenges of mergers and multi-site ministries.  Julie K. Wietzke  If you talk to Nathan Strutz, pastor at Resurrection, Verona/Monroe, Wisconsin, about the recent merger between Resurrection, Verona, and Mount Olive, Monroe, he will be quick to point out it wasn’t about keeping the doors open on the beautiful church building in Monroe. “It is Continued.

» Ambassadors: Help them see Jesus : Part 4
Ask Questions Before You Confront  Jeremiah J. Gumm  When Michael first walked through our doors, I wonder if he even knew what he believed. One thing was certain, his search for answers had left him with a confused “religious” worldview. Growing up, his family had been Episcopalian, but in late junior high, he became an atheist. A teacher in high school helped him return to the Continued.

WELS Together Newsletter:

» CMO totals for 2018 and CMO subscriptions for 2019
Congregation Mission Offerings (CMO) received in 2018 totaled $21,111,878. We are grateful for this generous support our synod’s mission and ministry. The total, however, was $246,000 (1.2%) below the offerings received in 2017 and $148,000 (0.7%) less than what congregations had indicated in their CMO subscriptions for the year. More than a decade of flat, Continued.

» Church dedication in Puerto Rico
On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria swept over the island of Puerto Rico causing great devastation and destruction. WELS members responded generously with gifts to WELS Christian Aid and Relief. But the devastation caused by the storm made communication with fellow Christians in Puerto Rico difficult. It was hard to know what needed to be Continued.

» Women’s ministry conference highlights being “living stones”
“You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 2:5). The focal point of the upcoming 2019 WELS Women’s Ministry Conference, being held at Luther Preparatory School, Watertown, Wis., July 18–20, is “living stones” and how Continued.

» Mission and Ministry held at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
From Feb. 5–7, students at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., participated in Mission & Ministry, an annual three-day event organized by the students. Under the theme “Work for the Harvest,” this event highlighted the worldwide work of WELS. Each day featured a worship service, keynote address, and an update from WELS administration. In addition, to Continued.

» Big steps for the WELS Hymnal Project in 2019
The development of the new WELS hymnal and its supplementary products is making significant progress this year in anticipation of the final release scheduled for Advent 2021. A preview of the new hymnal will be available in 2020. “It’s really wrapping up,” said Hymnal Project Director Rev. Michael Schultz. “Almost every aspect of the main Continued.



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Through My Bible In 3 Years - Audio

» Through My Bible Yr 2 – February 22
Bible reading Matthew 8:1-22 (NIV84)

» Through My Bible Yr 2 – February 21
Bible reading Obadiah 1 (NIV84)

» Through My Bible Yr 2 – February 20
Bible reading Habakkuk 3:16-19 (NIV84)

» Through My Bible Yr 2 – February 19
Bible reading Habakkuk 3:1-15 (NIV84)

» Through My Bible Yr 2 – February 18
Bible reading Habakkuk 2:6-20 (NIV84)