The Glory Has Departed


Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence

Bethany Lutheran Worship on
Ustream


NT Greek Lessons - Thursdays, 7 PM.

Saved worship files and Greek lessons are at the live worship link.

email: greg.jackson.edlp@gmail.com,
which works as gregjacksonedlp@gmail.com too.

Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
Book of Concord Selections
Bente's Historical Introductions,
and Martin Chemnitz Press Books

Monday, January 12, 2015

More Jeske and Women's Ordination Conferences (WELS) To Boycott.
Homosexuality, Church and Change, Enthusiasm.
WELS Documented Blog

He's back - but of course - he never left.


Monday, January 12, 2015

WELS Conferences, Workshops, Retreats & Seminars

Mark your calendar for the upcoming WELS Conferences, Workshops, Retreats & Seminars (in order of the date). If you have one to add, please email us at welswatch@gmail.com and we will be happy to add it. 



Name: Men of His Word Conference
Date: January 31, 2015
Location: Best Western Premier Waterfront Convention Center in Oshkosh, WI
Description: Life in this world can be difficult.  We find the world cold and cruel as we see the love of most grow even colder.  Like never before, the world needs noble men, with noble plans, pursuing noble deeds.  Isaiah 32 speaks of these needs and calls on men to step up and be a shelter in this world.  God calls us to be Men of His Word, sharing the Shelter from the storms of life.  Join us at the Men of His Word Conference as we discover God's noble plans for men today with the conference theme: A Shelter from the Storm.



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Name: Mission and Ministry
Date: Feb 3-5th, 2015
Location: Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, Wis.
Description: Theme: "Should I not be concerned about that great city" (Jonah 4:11).
Fuller Seminary at Bargain Prices

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Name: GROW Conference
Date: February 5-6, 2015
Location: Abiding Word Lutheran Church, Houston, TX
Description: It’s Our Time to Grow in Faith; It’s Our Time to Grow In Mission
More Informationhttp://growconference.awlcs.org/schedule
How Randy Hunter Closed the Latte Church
Robert Fleischmann Describes His Two Mansions in "Rural Wisconsin"

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Name: Marriage Enrichment: Simply Marriage
Date: February 13-15, 2015
Location: The Cove in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Description: Your marriage, next to your relationship with God, is the most profound relationship you have. At the Simple Marriage enrichment weekend, learn to overcome frustration, appreciate incompatibility, break patterns that destroy oneness, to use words that work, and to grow more intimate.
More Informationhttp://www.wels.net/sites/wels/files/SimplyMarriageBrochure-TheCove.pdf
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Name: Marriage Enrichment: Simply Marriage
Date: February 20-22, 2015
Location: The Jefferson Street Inn in Wausau, Wisconsin
Description: Your marriage, next to your relationship with God, is the most profound relationship you have. At the Simple Marriage enrichment weekend, learn to overcome frustration, appreciate incompatibility, break patterns that destroy oneness, to use words that work, and to grow more intimate.
More Information:http://www.wels.net/sites/wels/files/SimplyMarriageWausau2015.pdf

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Name: Men Alive Conference
Date: February 21, 2015
Location: Sullivan's Black Forest Restaurant in Frankenmuth, MI
Description: Men Alive! is a gathering of men who meet to be encouraged and strengthened through the study of God's Word
More Informationhttp://www.menalivebalm.org/

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Name: Pathways to Christ Spiritual Retreat
Date: March 13-15, 2015
Location: LaSure’s Banquet Hall, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Description: Spiritual Retreat for Women. This year’s theme “What Burdens Your Heart?” is based on Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God”. Join us as we see how Biblical women used this verse during their daily struggles. Learn to let go and allow God to control your life.
More Informationhttp://pathways.martinlutheroshkosh.com/
UOJ for Women, plus Wendland's Take on WELS Being "Afraid of the Bible"



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Name: Marriage Enrichment: Distracted marriage
Date: March 20-22, 2015
Location: The Magnolia Hotel in Omaha, Nebraska
Description:  Learn how to give your marriage the attention it needs, build connections by taking time with one another, and tune in to each other. At the Distracted Marriage retreat we'll talk about communication, turning off distractions to your marriage, fighting fair, and listening well.
More Information:http://www.wels.net/sites/wels/files/DistractedMarriageOmaha2015.pdf

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Name: Christian Woman Today Retreat
Date: March 20-22, 2015
Location: Olympia Spa and Resort, Oconomowoc, Wis.
Description: The retreat is an annual event held at the Olympia Spa and Resort in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin; planned by a committee of women from Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, Brookfield, Wisconsin.
More Informationhttp://www.christianwomantoday.org/ - More Jeske



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Name: Ironmen of God Conference
Date: March 21, 2015
Location: St. Paul's School in Ixonia, WI
Description: Christian men today face many challenges. What does the Bible say about our roles as husbands, fathers, sons, grandfathers, brothers and leaders in our churches, communities and families? That's what the Ironmen of God Men's Conference is all about. Be strengthened and encouraged in your faith! Ironmen of God Men Wisconsin was formed by a group of laymen from St. Paul Lutheran Church (WELS), Ixonia, WI. Our goal is to "sharpen" other Christian men with God's Word and create an atmosphere of fellowship and encouragement.
More Informationhttp://www.ironmenofgodwi.org/
Jim Buske - "What I Learned from Gay Activist Andy Stanley, When Ski, Parlow, Glende, and Others Worshiped at His Drive Conference"

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Name: Marriage Enrichment: Mysterious Marriage
Date: April 10-12, 2015
Location: Drury Inn & Suites, Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas
Description: Marriage is a profound mystery. In Ephesians 5:32 Paul calls marriage literally, a “mega-mystery.” The word mystery seems to imply it can’t be solved but there is an answer and it’s entirely possible to know it. It’s entirely possible for you to know, feel and act on the secret to a great marriage.
More Information:http://www.wels.net/sites/wels/files/MysteriousMarriageSanAntonio2015.pdf
Randy Hunter again! - "Marriage Is Like Starting a Church Full of Couches and Expensive Coffee"


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Name: Staff Ministry Conference
Date: April 24 - 26, 2014
Location: Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn
Description:
More Informationhttp://www.wels.net/ministerial-education/staff-ministry-conference

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Name: Marriage Enrichment: Richer Marriage
Date: April 24-26, 2015
Location: Lakehouse Hotel and Resort in San Marcos, California
Description: It’s easier to see things the way we want them to be than to see things the way they are. God is more real than that. He replaces rose-colored glasses with grace-colored glasses. That makes your marriage richer.
More InformationEmail Pastor Aaron Boehm or call 619-318-5388

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Name: Marriage Enrichment: Richer Marriage
Date: May 1-3, 2015
Location: Newpark Resort in Park City, Utah
Description: It’s easier to see things the way we want them to be than to see things the way they are. God is more real than that. He replaces rose-colored glasses with grace-colored glasses. That makes your marriage richer.
More InformationEmail Pastor Noah Bater or call 517-256-0042

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Name: National School Leadership Conference
Date: Jun 15, 2015 - Jun 18, 2015
Location: Country Springs Conference Center, Waukesha, Wis
Description: Learn and grow from keynote presenters Timothy Glende, pastor at St. Peter in Appleton, WI; Todd Whitaker, author and professional development and education consultant; and Willow Sweeney, author and member of the developing team of the Top 20 Training program.
More Informationhttp://www.wels.net/news-events/events/national-school-leadership-conference
Learn from Tim Glende - How To Plagiarize, How To Excommunicate Members for Telling the Truth, How To Protect Other Abusive Staffers, How To Sue Victims of Sexual Harassment in Court and Lose, How To Force a Church into Debt, Run Away, and Urge It To Close (Savoy) - and more.

WELS member - "Glende represents every single thing wrong with WELS."
And both were trained by Mark Jeske.

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Name52nd annual Lutheran Women's Missionary Society convention
Date: June 25-28, 2015
LocationRushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, S.D.
Description: The LWMS convention is held every year during the last full weekend of June and is hosted by local LWMS circuits. It is a wonderful opportunity to gather together with other mission-minded WELS women for worship, fellowship, and learning about missions at home and around the world.
More Informationhttp://www.lwms.org/site/default.asp?sec_id=180007972

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Name: WELSTech Conference
Date: Jul 9, 2015 - Jul 11, 2015
Location: Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center, Waukesha, Wis.
Description: Learn how technology can aid the ministry efforts of churches, schools, individuals, and other gospel-sharing organizations at WELSTech Conference 2015
More Informationhttp://www.wels.net/news-events/events/welstech-conference-2015

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Name:Regional Youth Rally
Date: July 13-16, 2015
Location: Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA
Description: Freedom 513
More Informationhttp://www.welscyd.net/site/cpage.asp?cpage_id=180081755&sec_id=180000507
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Name: Synod Convention
Date: Jul 27, 2015 - Jul 30, 2015
Location: Michigan Lutheran Seminary (MLS) in Saginaw, Mich
Description: The theme is "One in Christ." The synod's first vice president, Rev. James Huebner, will present an essay on the theme.During the convention, called workers and lay members will hear presentations, discuss issues, and make decisions related to the synod's work, including setting a ministry plan (budget) for the next biennium. Two offices to be filled by election are the synod president and second vice president, positions currently held by Rev. Mark Schroeder and Rev. Joel Voss, respectively. Both are eligible for re-election to another four-year term.
More Informationhttp://www.wels.net/news-events/events/2015-synod-convention
Re-Elect Gurgle (aka Mark Schroeder). Learn from James Huebner's sojourn at Fuller Seminary

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Name: Change or Die Conference
Date: October 8, 2015
Location: Country Springs Hotel & Conference Center in Pewaukee, WI
Description: The Change or Die Conference brings together leaders from Lutheran congregations in Wisconsin to collaborate on reaching our changing world with the timeless message of the Gospel.
More Informationhttp://www.siebertfoundation.org/Conferences/Upcoming-Conferences.htm

Always the worst that WELS-ELCA-LCMS can offer, under the Enthusiastic leadership of Mark Jeske

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Name: Marriage Enrichment: Distracted marriage
Date: October 9-11, 2015
Location: Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in Fairmont, Montana
Description: Learn how to give your marriage the attention it needs, build connections by taking time with one another, and tune in to each other. At the Distracted Marriage retreat we'll talk about communication, turning off distractions to your marriage, fighting fair, and listening well.
More Information:http://www.wels.net/sites/wels/files/DistractedMarriageMontana2015.pdf

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NameChristian Life Resources National Convention
Date: Nov 7, 2015
LocationSt. Paul in Slinger, Wis.
DescriptionTheme: "Hope abounds."

Opening worship by Paul Kelm - Ancient leader of Church and Changers



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Name: Women's Ministry Conference
Date: July 21-23, 2016
Location: Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI
Description: This conference is designed to create pathways to service for women who desire to serve God to their full potential in the capacity he designed for them. Join fellow Christian sisters to comprehensively study and discuss the application of Paul’s words, “For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved. Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” (I Corinthians 10:33-11:1)
Follow ELCA into women's ordination, abortion activism, and gay marriage.