North Wisconsin - Upper Michigan District


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Page updated: 2015-08-30

The North Wisconsin – Upper Michigan District is one of the many districts across the United States and Canada that is a part of the International Lutheran Laymen’s League. This group includes men, women, and young adults that participate in Bible studies, evangelism and outreach efforts, local service projects, and other events.

Our Mission:

"Bringing Christ to the Nations and

the Nations to the Church"

Christ to the Nations — Lutheran Hour Ministries develops culturally relevant programs and projects that proclaim the Gospel to the unchurched, encouraging those people who are reached through these ministry efforts to respond by contacting staff or volunteers.

Nations to the Church — Lutheran Hour Ministries then cultivates relationships with those who respond to ultimately facilitate a relationship between them and a congregation, thus helping grow the kingdom of God.

September Board Meeting

We're all set for our September Board meeting. The meeting will be held at St. Jakobi Lutheran Church in Shawano, Wisconsin. The church has a Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study from 8:00 to 9:30. We will then meet at 10:00 AM in the Parish Hall Kitchen, as there is a wedding in church at 1:00.

September 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM

St. Jakobi Lutheran Church

W8089 County Road A

Shawano, WI 54166

Click here for directions

September Agenda                         June Minutes

District Convention - October 24th

The North Wisconsin - Upper Michigan District of the Lutheran Laymen’s League will be hosting their 70th Annual Convention at the Plaza Hotel in Wausau. It will be just a one day event this year on Saturday October 24th.

The theme this year, is “SENDING” from John 20 verse 21


“Christ Alone” in a Coexist World

Participants will examine the culture that defines present-day America. They will identify prevalent religious views present in the U.S. and become educated about them. Students will learn points of connection and apply unique conversation paths towards sharing the Gospel with relevance to people of today’s culture.

November 7, 2015

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Altoona, WI


Over the past several months you have heard the term “Mission U” and may even have attended a LHM Mission U event or two. Those that have attended have an understanding of the scripture-based program and the quality of the presenters.

Mission U events feature outreach training workshops tailored to the specific needs of your church. Does your church need help in witnessing to others? Do you need ways to use media and other ways to reach outside your church? Further Mission U course syllabuses and descriptions can be found on Lutheran Hours Ministries Mission U webpage.

If your congregation or Circuit is interested in how the North Wisconsin District of Lutheran Hour Ministries (NWD-LLL) can partner with you to host a Mission U course, contact: Ed Bieno, NWD-LLL Outreach Chair at or by phone at 608-206-0339. We are waiting to hear from you.

Helping People Change Lives

For nearly a century, the International Lutheran Laymen’s League, Lutheran Hour Ministries, mission never wavered. We use multiple media and outreach centers worldwide to effectively reach:


-Multicultural and urban groups

-Unchurched people

-Anyone in need of Christ

...with the Good News of Christ’s saving love.

Any individual that makes a donation to Lutheran Hour Ministries becomes a member of the International Lutheran Laymen's League and will receive our publication called "The Lutheran Layman".  As a member you are entitled to attend the your congregation's group of Lutheran Laymen, attend the Zone meetings, the North Wisconsin - Upper Michigan convention, or the International convention.  To make a donation and become a member, please click the link below.

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August 27, 2015

Myanmar Ministry Center Responds to Flood Emergency

On July 30, heavy winds and rain from tropical Cyclone Komen compounded flooding caused by unusually heavy monsoon rainfall in parts of the Asian country of Myanmar. Lutheran Hour Ministries—Myanmar visited the hard-hit Magway Region to bring relief and the comfort of the Gospel.

Regional Outreach Conference in Seattle Is Just Around the Corner

The Regional Outreach Conference in the Seattle/Tacoma area is less than a month away. Looking for a hotel room? A special room rate for the conference expires August 27!

Coming Soon: LHM’s Advent Devotions for 2015

Summer is just now winding down, but the Christmas season will be here before we know it—along with all the angst, financial strain, hurriedness, and tumult the end of the year brings. Fear Not!, LHM's Advent Devotions for 2015, will be available in late September to help you deal with the anxiety that often robs the season of all the glory and honor it rightfully deserves.

Pack Your Virtural Bags! LHM’s ‘Online Mission Trip’ is Headed to Guatemala!

Lutheran Hour Ministries' popular Online Mission Trip for Lutheran school students is back for 2016! Join LHM January 25-28 as we travel to the Central American nation of Guatemala for a virtual mission adventure!

No Joke: LHM Volunteer Team Makes a Spirit-fueled Impact

A skeptical village leader discovers God's providence when a team sent by Lutheran Hour Ministries shows up to work alongside and strengthen his community.

Coloring Contest Promotes LHM’s Rose Parade Float

Children across the nation are invited to participate in an annual contest sponsored by the Petal Pushers. Find out how your kids can participate and what they can win!

July 28, 2015

Scholar, Outlaw, Reformer: New Bible Study Looks at Martin Luther

Talkin' 'bout the Reformation! Lutheran Hour Ministries has just released the first installment of a three-part video Bible study on Dr. Martin Luther, the extraordinary man who helped ignite the Protestant Reformation. Get your copy today!

Two New Grants Provide Additional Support to LHM’s Refugee Relief Efforts

Funding from The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod and the Lutheran Women's Missionary League will allow LHM–Lebanon to further expand its efforts to reach out with the Gospel to destitute people living in poverty-stricken refugee camps in the Middle East.

Mission Trip FLIP: LHM Thailand Team Witnesses in Wisconsin!

We're accustomed to sending mission teams out to help with ministry efforts around the world. How often do we encounter mission teams from other countries that have come to the United States to help do ministry? It happened this month when a team from Thailand visited a church in Wisconsin!

‘Five14’ and upPaved Ministries Team up, Address Issues with Teens at Colorado Youth Gathering

Lutheran Hour Ministries' five14 hit the road in June to team up with unPaved Ministries and present a powerful Youth Gathering program for the LCMS Rocky Mountain District.

Ministry Center’s Holistic Outreach Offers Relief after Ghana Flood, Fire

The June 3 flood, explosion and fire that ravaged part of Accra, Ghana has been called one of the worst disasters in the country's history. Lutheran Hour Ministries—Ghana reached out to help survivors meet their urgent needs.

Small in Size, Big in Content – New Booklet Points to the Savior

Lutheran Hour Ministries is excited to present another powerful teaching resource for children. The new booklet Do You Know Who Jesus is? uses the story of the Savior to teach young children the rudiments of sharing their faith!

Get Energized to Witness at a ‘Regional Outreach Conference’ This Fall

Are you ready for a two-day event that offers practical knowledge and witnessing tools to train you on how to be mission-minded disciples for Jesus Christ? Make plans now to attend a Regional Outreach Conferences when events resume this fall in Seattle and Orlando.

Board Nominations Open for 2016 Election

Do you know an individual whose God-given talents, skill sets and passion for outreach ministry make him or her an ideal candidate to serve in a leadership position for this ministry? LHM is seeking candidates for the positions of chairman and director to be on the ballot in next spring's election.