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2021 Virtual LWMS Convention Schedule - (download a copy for your church bulletin board)

All times listed for the Central Time Zone

Throughout our virtual convention some of the agenda items will be pre-recorded and others will be live so you can interact in real time. Items listed as “LIVE” will be live at that time through Zoom. Items listed as “ON DEMAND” will be pre-recorded content posted at the time listed and will stay on the website. 

In addition to our daily agenda, we also have BONUS CONTENT for you to view at any time during the convention. You can see those videos listed at the bottom of this agenda. 

How to join a session:  
The title of the session on the agenda below will be linked to the video. Just click on it up to 10 minutes before the session begins. For LIVE Sessions, you will be emailed a Zoom link.

Important Note:  
For any LIVE sessions, you will have to join with a computer or tablet in order to participate. If you call in with a phone, you will only be able to listen to the main room. You will not be able to participate or join breakout rooms.  

Questions & communication during convention: 
Please join us on our discussion board supported by a tool called Slack. Join by clicking HERE

Thursday, June 24th 

8:00 a.m.  CT

Morning Devotion ON DEMAND
Joel Voss, WELS Second Vice President, Resurrection, Centerville, Ohio

Home Mission Presentation ON DEMAND

Ryan Kolander, Palabra de Vida, Detroit, Michigan 

World Mission Presentation ON DEMAND 
Gary & Beth Evans, Central Africa Medical Mission 

World Mission Update ON DEMAND 
Larry Schlomer, WELS World Mission Administrator 

4:00 p.m. CT

Afternoon Devotion ON DEMAND 
Troy Jacobs, Abiding Word, Maineville, Ohio, former Heartland Circuit LWMS Pastoral Advisor

7:00 p.m. 

Zoom Room Fellowship #1 - Sisters of the Round Table Discussions LIVE 
Cynthia Natsis - welcome followed by breakout sessions (Breakout sessions cannot be recorded.)
JOIN HERE
Breakouts:
Circuit OfficersThe Blessings of Proclaiming God’s Promises Though Service
Facilitators: Sophie Korte, Kris Olson, Becky Jungwirth 
 
Reporters Proclaiming God’s Promises Locally in Your Own Congregation 
Facilitators: Cynthia Natsis, Patsy Kramer 
 
Standing Committees: A Look Behind the LWMS Scenes – How do our sisters on the LWMS committees proclaim on our behalf? 
Speakers: Kristie Schroeder-Communications, Jill Doering-Bylaws, Karen Goetzinger-LWMS Awareness Committee (LAC) 
Facilitator: Beth Taticek  

Send One Sister:  The Personal Impact and How To’s– A personal story and how-to suggestions for Proclaiming God’s Promises through friendship 
Facilitators: Mary Jo Barnes, Brittany Gauger 

Friday, June 25th 

8:00 a.m. CT

Morning Devotion ON DEMAND 
Robert Krueger, Immanuel, Findlay, Ohio, Michigan Mission Board Chairman 

Home Mission Presentation ON DEMAND 
Allen Kirschbaum, Spirit of Life, Caledonia, Michigan 

World Mission Presentation ON DEMAND 
Abram Degner, Paraguay 

Home Mission Update ON DEMAND 
Keith Free, WELS Home Mission Administrator 

 

12:00 p.m. CT

Zoom Room Fellowship #2 - Symposiums for Sharing  Brainstorming Discussions LIVE
JOIN HERE


Cynthia Natsis - welcome followed by breakout sessions (Breakout sessions cannot be recorded.)
Breakouts:

LWMS: Where do we go from here? How do we Proclaim God’s Promises in the future?  
Facilitators: Mary Jo Barnes, Beth Taticek, Patsy Kramer 

Sharing your love of Missions with BAM – Proclaiming while supporting our missionaries. 
Facilitators: Sophie Korte, Brittany Gauger, Kris Olson 

Proclaiming to our children with kids c.a.r.e. – God’s promises are given to people of all ages. An intoduction to the 2021-2022 kids c.a.r.e. project - Outreach to Roma.
Speakers: Pastor Michael Ewart and Pastor Iliyan Itsov 
Facilitators: Cynthia Natsis, Sophie Korte 

4:00 p.m. CT 

Afternoon Devotion ON DEMAND 
Alex Groth, Beautiful Savior, Cincinnati, Ohio, Michigan District Circuit Pastor 

7:00 p.m. CT
JOIN HERE

Zoom Room Fellowship 3- Continuing the Discussion with our Missionaries and Missionary Wives LIVE
Cynthia Natsis - welcome followed by breakout sessions (Breakout sessions cannot be recorded.) 
Breakouts:

Q & A with a Home Missionary - Proclaiming in your own backyard 
Speakers: Ryan & Sarah Kolander, Palabra de Vida, Detroit, Michigan 
Facilitators: Cynthia Natsis, Becky Jungwirth 

Q & A with a World Missionary - Proclaiming in a different backyard 
Speakers: Gary & Beth Evans, Central Africa Medical Mission 
Facilitators: Mary Jo Barnes, Sophie Korte

Missionary Wives Panel #1: God’s Promises Proclaimed  
Speakers: Cynthia Johnston-World & Julia Wagenknecht-Home  
Facilitators: Jonathan Zietlow, Patsy Kramer, Beth Taticek 

Missionary Wives Panel #2: God’s Promises Proclaimed  
Speakers: Susan Wright-Home & Krista Wiesenauer-World 
Facilitators: Kris Olson, Paul Schulz 

Sat. June 26th 

8:00 a.m. CT

Morning Devotion ON DEMAND 
Paul Schulz, Grace, Safford, Arizona, LWMS Pastoral Advisor 

Home Mission Presentation ON DEMAND 
Brad Wright, Risen Savior, Mansfield, Ohio 

World Mission Presentation ON DEMAND 
Matthew Doebler, East Asia 

World Mission Presentation ON DEMAND 
Stephen Wiesenauer, East Asia 

10:00 a.m. CT

Annual Business Meeting LIVE 

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 pm CT

Interactive Zoom Room Ignite Workshop LIVE

4:00 p.m. CT

Afternoon Devotion ON DEMAND 
Jonathan Zietlow, Grace, Crivitz, Wisconsin, LWMS Pastoral Advisor 


Sunday, June 27th 

8:00 a.m. CT

Morning Devotion ON DEMAND 
Snowden Sims, St. Paul, Columbus, Ohio, Michigan District President 

Passing of the Gavel ON DEMAND


Bonus Content