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Bakers Needed!

by Dan Wilkinson

We need donations of about 17 pies for our gathering with Bishop Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld on August 28 th. Can you bake a pie and drop it off in the morning on the 28th? You don’t have to make a specific type of pie; choose your favorite recipe and share it with the Bishop and the […]

A Word from the Bishop

by Dan Wilkinson

Greetings Siblings in Christ of the South-Central Synod, I am so honored and humbled to be your bishop. My official start date was July 1st but if you were involved in the MYLE and Youth Gathering 2018 you know I was in place a week earlier. It was indeed a privilege to start my tenure […]

A Message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

by Dan Wilkinson

“Serving the Neighbor in Need” Editor’s note: This is a reprint of the June 2017 column from the presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. These are politically charged times. This very sentence in the presiding bishop’s column is likely to raise eyebrows. Across this church I’ve heard stories of parishioners disturbed by […]

ELCA presiding bishop, faith leaders issue statement on family separation

by Dan Wilkinson

6/7/2018 12:30:00 PM CHICAGO (June 7, 2018) – The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has convened ELCA ecumenical and inter-religious partners in a statement addressing concerns over a recent U.S. government policy calling for more stringent enforcement of federal immigration laws. The policy will most likely […]

A Message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

by Dan Wilkinson

“God Loves” During a recent chapel service at the Lutheran Center, Rafael Malpica Padilla, executive director for Global Mission, shared his favorite Bible verse with us: “Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who […]

Our New Bishop!

by Dan Wilkinson

The Rev. Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld, Beloit, Wis., was elected May 6 to serve a six-year term as bishop of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election was held during the Synod Assembly May 5-6 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. Thomas-Breitfeld was elected […]

A Message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton – “Serving the neighbor in charged times”

by Dan Wilkinson

“Serving the neighbor in charged times” These are politically charged times. This very sentence in the presiding bishop’s column is likely to raise eyebrows. Across this church I’ve heard stories of parishioners disturbed by the Gospel read on Sundays, believing the pastor chose the passage as a critique of the current administration. The Beatitudes seemed […]

Prayers for Bishop Mary Froiland

by Dan Wilkinson

Our Synod’s bishop, Bishop Mary Froiland, suffered a heart attack last week. She received prompt medical care and is taking a short vacation to rest and recuperate. She is expected to be fine and is looking forward to returning to work soon. Please remember her in your prayers!

Dikonia Graduation

by Dan Wilkinson

Yesterday, at Midvale Lutheran Church in Madison, the synod’s Diakonia program graduated four students during a worship service and ceremony. The synod’s Diakonia program will graduate four students at a worship service and ceremony at Midvale Community Lutheran Church, 4329 Tokay Blvd., Madison. The Diakonia program is a two-year process of spiritual formation and theological […]