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Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.

  • Everyone knows what we celebrate on Dec. 25. But do you know what we celebrate 40 days later, on Feb. 2?

  • Did you know you can listen to Christian music performed by WELS musicians online? Check it out!

  • The 2015 WELS Night at Miller Park will be Aug. 14, 2015. Mark your calendars!

  • This month's Heart to Heart: Parent Conversations discusses parenting mistakes. Join the conversation!

  • Read about one women's harrowing experience escaping the floods in Malawi.

  • Today, some of our fellow members of God's church are suffering. Just a few months ago, the country of Malawi...

  • At its winter meeting, held January 11-14, the Conference of Presidents (COP) received the encouraging news...

  • On Jan. 9, Teacher Tom Plitzuweit accepted the call to serve as associate director of the WELS Commission on...

  • Copies of WELS Annual Report 2014 are now available. Every WELS congregation is being sent five copies...

  • Download now! Digital display graphics for your church's digital display screen.

Evangelism with a smile

Check out Wisconsin Lutheran Institutional Ministries' new website. And, read how telling those who are incarcerated why you're smiling - because of Jesus! - can have a life-changing impact. This and many more stories from the ministry fields are available at www.wlim.net.

Jesus' baptism and ours

I feel this is a silly question, but today's sermon talked about Jesus being baptized. Why wasn't Jesus baptized as an infant? Why did he wait so long?
Baptism itself was not performed until the time of John the Baptist, and Jesus did not command baptism until the time of his ascension into heaven.  What was available for Jesus as an infant was circumcision, and the Bible tells us that Joseph and Mary followed God’s directive of having Jesus circumcised when he was a week old (Luke 2:21).  It was at that time that the Lord was given the...

Christians Under Construction

By Martin Spriggs, WELS Chief Technology Officer

I developed a series of Stewardship devotions called Christians Under Construction that could be used in family devotional settings.  Their focus is on how we can best use our Time, Talent and Treasure resources. Check out the devotion series and use them with your family.

January 2015 - Year in Review

WELS Connection stories represent what we do together as a synod with the Congregation Mission offerings you give to us. We highlight the faithful work being done in more than 1300 congregations and mission stations, where Christ’s love is freely proclaimed to precious souls. 2014 was a year of many blessings in WELS. Here's a look back at the year in review . . . and a peek at the year ahead.