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December 2023 Updates

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September 2023 Update

July:August 2023 Updates

June 2023 Updates

Special Update May 17, 2023

May 2023 Updates

April 2023 Wednesday Noon Live – Special Guest Interview with Faith in Place staff, Alexander Malchow, Wisconsin Policy Coordinator, and Jonathan “Cosmic” Jackson, Wisconsin Outreach Coordinator.  April 2023 Updates

March 2023 Wednesday Noon Live – Special Guest Interview Julia Weibe, ELCA member and Bilingual FoodShare Outreach Specialist at Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin.  March 2023 Updates

February 2023 Wednesday Noon Live – Special Guest John Johnson. February 2023 Updates

January 2023 Wednesday Noon Live – Special Guest Vicar Kelsey Johnson January 2023 Updates

December Wednesday Noon Live – Special Guest Seminarian Rachel Wyffels    December 2022 Updates

November Wednesday Noon Live – Special Guest Rep. Kathy Bernier   November 2022 Updates

 October 2022 Wednesday Noon Live – Special Guest Rev. Jonathan Barker    October 2022 Updates

September 2022 Wednesday Noon Live      September 2022 Updates

June 2022 Updates

ELCA Bishops Respond to Supreme Court Leaked News on Abortion

An American Epidemic May 26, 2022 statement on shooting in Texas

May 2022 Wednesday Noon Live – Special Guest: Rev. Lanny Westphal to talk about his sister currently living in Ukraine and how Lutherans are responding to the devastating impacts of the war imposed by Russian.  PDF – May 2022 Updates

PDF Earth Day Celebrations and Resources

April 2022 Wednesday Noon Live – Special Guest: Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette.  How some leaders tried to overthrow the 2020 election results in Wisconsin. What is at stake in the Secretary of State’s position?  PDF – April 2022 Updates

March 2022 Wednesday Noon Live – Special Guests: Rev. Peter Jonas on Second Amendment (gun) Sanctuaries and Rev. Jeff Wild on Blacksmithing and Peacemaking.  PDF March 2022 Updates

February 2022 Wednesday Noon Live:  Special Guests: Hunger Leaders Deb Martin of All Saints Lutheran Church in Oshkosh, part of the East Central Synod, and Cindy Dobberke, member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Mukwonago, part of the Great Milwaukee Synod. Also hear our legislative updates. PDF – February-2022-Updates

January 2022 Wednesday Noon LiveSpecial Guest is Giovana Oaxaca, ELCA Program Director, Migration Policies, gives an overview of 2021 in relation to immigration and refugees, beginning with comments about the insurrection Jan. 6, 2021.  What can we advocate for in 2022?  PDF – January 2022 Updates

November 2021 Wednesday Noon Live: Special presentation on COP26 and its significance for God’s creation.  November 2021 Updates

October 2021: Wednesday Noon Live with a special interview with John Johnson, ELCA Program Director for Domestic Policy.  For our written update:  LOPPW October 2021 Updates

September 2020: Wednesday Noon Live with a special interview with Vance Blackfox, the new ELCA Desk Director for American Indian Alaska Native Tribal Nations.  For our written update:  September 2021 Update PDF

August 2021: LOPPW August Updates 2021

Child Tax Credit – Making a difference now and for the future

July 2021: LOPPW July 2021 Update

June 2021: Updates with a Pastoral Letter regarding the State Budget        LOPPW June 2021 Updates

May 2021:  Wednesday Noon Life: Audio/Visual Video.      PDF May Audio:Visual Newsletter

April 2021: Wednesday Noon Live: Audio/Visual Video      PDF Wednesday Noon Live April 2021

March 2021:  Wednesday Noon Live: Audio/Visual Video   Separate interview with Attorney Ruth Ivory Moore    PDF March 2021 Newsletter

February 2021:  Wednesday Noon Live: Audio/Visual Newsletter – 02/03/2021 Video      PDF LOPPW Newsletter Feb 2021

December 2020:  Wednesday Noon Live: Audio/Visual Newsletter –  12/09/2020 Video      Separate interview with Braver Angels Julie Boler            PDF LOPPW Newsletter Dec. 2020

November 2020:  Wednesday Noon Live: Audio/Visual/Written Newsletter – 11/2020 Video    Podcast   With special guest Peggy Weber, RN, MSN – COVID, the Elections, and now the Holidays:  How do we cope?

October 2020:  Wednesday Noon Live:  Audio/Visual/Written Newsletter – 10/2020:  VideoPDF version Oct 2020  With special guest Reid Magney of the Wisconsin Elections Commission

Additional Special Interview Addressing Hunger (outside of Wed. Noon Live)
Community Meals Ministry. Bill Binroth, Director of Let’s Eat Community Meals of Chassell, MI talks about how to get a community meals ministry started and keep it going!

September 2020:  Wednesday Noon Live September 2020 – Covid-19 & Detention, featuring Attorney Mary Campbell, Program Director of AMMPARO; Ms. Marisol Fuentes de Dubon, Milwaukee Immigration Task Force & Detained Migrant Project; and Dr. Stephanie Mitchell, Professor of Latin American History at Carthage College & Emaus Lutheran Church (Racine) member.

August 2020:  Wednesday Noon Live August 2020 with a focus on the new Mask Mandate, featuring Reverend Blake Rohrer with a response as a citizen and Christian to the the state mandate on masks. Green Bay Alderwoman Barbara Dorff responding to the threats to the City Council after their local mandate and her hopes for the future; Mr. William Mattson of LOPPW’s council and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rhinelander responding to issues he sees locally and the mandate.

July 2020:  Wednesday Noon Live July 2020 featuring Intern Evan Sadlon and Climate Change Video             July 2020 PDF Supplemental

Additional Special Interview on Caring for God’s Creation (outside of Wed. Noon Live):  Talking about Climate Change during the Pandemic    Interview with Chief Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier

June 19, 2020Wednesday Noon Live June 2020 via Facebook  focus is on the New Stimulus Bill and SNAP with special guest, John Johnson, ELCA Program Director of Domestic Policy   PDF Updates, Announcements, & Advocacy Opportunities

Additional Special Interview Addressing Hunger (outside of Wed. Noon Live):  Food Truck Ministry:  Filling a hole during the pandemic – interview with Rev. Lindsey Buekelman of All People’s Lutheran Church in Milwaukee

Additional Special Interview Addressing Policing (outside of Wed. Noon Live):  Policing & the Use of Force with former Madison Police Chief and Police Officer in Minneapolis, now an Episcopal priest, Father David Couper.

Additional Special Interview Addressing Domestic Abuse, Child Abuse, and Sex Trafficking (outside of Wed. Noon Live):  The Pandemic and Living on the Edges of Safety: Interview with Sue Sippel of the Family Center in Wisconsin Rapids talking about domestic abuse; Jan Miyasaki of Project Respect in Madison talking about sex trafficking; Sharyl Kato of the Rainbow Project in Madison talking about child abuse

Additional Event Addressing a New Social Statement (outside of Wed. Noon Live):  “Government and Civic Engagement: Discipleship in a Democracy” moderated by Rev. Dr. Roger Willer.  Zoom Recording of Social Message Draft Discussion

Additional Special Interview Addressing Hunger (outside of Wed. Noon Live:  Great tips and wisdom from Sharry Hebert, Food Pantry Coordinator, Trinity Lutheran Church in Eau Claire.  Watch this video:  How to Start a Food Pantry:

Additional Special Interview on Caring for God’s Creation (outside of Wed. Noon Live):  Our environment since the pandemic and what is possible nextDr. Erin Zimmerman, Climate Reality Leader, please do, in this slighted edited version! She packs a lot of engaging information with a sense of hope into about a five-minute presentation, followed by answers to some great questions people asked.

May 2020:  Wednesday Noon Live Full Program   Interview OnlyPodcast   focus is on Safer at Home and a Wisconsin Nurse’s Journey with COVID-19 WNL May 2020 Supplement

April 2020:  Wednesday Noon Live April 2020 via Facebook  focus is on the Coronavirus and Racism Wednesday Noon Live April 2020 via Podcast

Additional video:  Sudden Surge of Pastors Online!


March’s focus is on Immigration!

Wednesday Noon Live March 2020 via Facebook: Attorney Molly Dobberke Riehle discussed her work at a detention center in Texas and her work with domestic abuse through Centrol Legal, where she serves as the executive director.  Wednesday Noon Live Co-host and Advisory Council Member Andy Twiton also shared his experiences at the border.  Both Molly and Andy made their journeys via ELCA programs and have significant stories to tell.

Wednesday Noon Live March 2020 via Podcast

WNL Program Plus


February 2021:  Wednesday Noon Live February 2020 via Facebook  focus is on water!  Wednesday Noon Live February 2020 via Podcast

We created a video of our interview with Chief Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier from our most recent Wednesday Noon Live. Please feel free to use in your congregations and other communities and share on social media:

January 2020:  Wednesday Noon Live January 8, 2020   Featuring Chief Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier on Climate Change and Natural Disasters Podcast       20-minute interview with Chief Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier – VIDEO         20-minute interview with Chief Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier – Podcast

December 2019:  Wednesday Noon Live December 4, 2019         Podcast

Featuring Attorney Rachel Monaco-Wilcox on anti-sex trafficking and Safe Harbor legislation

Plus the Shocked Intern, Amelia Gonzales  

November 2019:  Wednesday Noon Live November 6, 2019                   Podcast

First Wednesday Noon Live in October 2019  Featuring Trinidad Ariztia, ELCA Program Director for Development and Migration Policy on What is happening with public policies on immigration and refugees