President Mark Schroeder
President Mark Schroeder
Easter message

WELS President Mark Schroeder
shares a message of hope through
the good news of Easter.

Peace for the
Peace for the
Weary traveler

Christ’s resurrection on
Easter gives us peace
on life’s journey.

2014 Worship Conference
2014 Worship Conference

Children’s and High School honor
choir application deadline
extended to May 1.

His Word

Today's Devotion

Jonah said: "In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry. You hurled me into the deep, into the very heart of the seas...

New Minor Prepares Students for Urban Ministry

MLC is developing a new minor in urban education and calling an urban ministry professor 2014-2015. The new program comes in response to a request from the WELS Conference of Presidents for more teachers qualified to teach in urban schools.
“Urban ministry is growing rapidly,” says Professor Paul Tess, director of clinical studies. “Enrollment is rising in central city schools that share the gospel and offer strong academic programs. A critical need for these growing schools is well-prepared teacher candidates who are ready to go on day one.”

Lord's Supper and leftover wine

Should the wine that isn't used from the common cup be put back in the wine bottle for the next service?
Wine in individual cups that were not used in the Holy Communion service can certainly be used in a future service.  That is not the case with wine that remains from usage of the common cup.  The wine that remains in that cup is to be disposed of.  Practices for disposing of wine can vary from one congregation to another.   . . .

Easter in a Cemetary

Mark serves as the Friendly Counselor to WELS’ sister church body in India. Mark writes about a unique Easter tradition for Christians in India.

Indian Christians have a wonderful Easter tradition.  Like Christians throughout the world, they gather before the sun comes up.  But unique to India, Christians here gather in the cemeteries where their Christian family members have been buried.. . . .

March 2014 - Worship Conference

It’s not too early to start planning for the national worship conference set for late July. Should your congregation consider sending your music director? Absolutely . . . but that’s just the beginning.