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WELS News & Publications
WELS Together Newsletter:
» Synodical Council meeting summary
The Synodical Council (SC) held its fall meeting Nov. 10-11 at the Center for Mission and Ministry, Waukesha, Wis. Highlights from that meeting include the following: Jon Hein, coordinator for Congregational Services, attended his first meeting as an advisory member of the SC. He presented a summary of the demographic challenges facing our synod and Continued.
» Grants encourage pastor-layperson partnership
Grow in Grace, the institute for pastoral growth at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis., has awarded $500 grants to two congregations to encourage pastors and lay leaders to grow together in carrying out the gospel ministry entrusted to them. Since 2014, a retired pastor and his wife have provided funding and the direction for these Continued.
Forward in Christ Magazine
» Give thanks in all circumstances
In the midst of strife and conflict, we need a spirit of thanksgiving.   Jonathan P. Hackbarth  You are undoubtedly familiar with the childhood poem “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Lesser known is the author of that poem: an American writer named Sarah Hale. Even lesser known is the influence she had on the holiday we today call Thanksgiving.  The development of Continued.
» Does hating the war mean hating the warrior?
A Vietnam vet shares Luther’s perspectives on soldiers and the “sword” as well as tells his own personal story of discovery about what God says about war.  Erhard P. Opsahl  Many people today find war odious and are offended by anyone who is or has been in the military. This hatred was witnessed firsthand by most of us who returned from Vietnam to jeers and spit. And Continued.