PCW Fall 2013 


Cindy Hilewitz 
Southeastern District, LCMS 
800 637 5723 Ext. 202 


Monday October 21, 2013 at 4:00 PM EDT
Wednesday October 23, 2013 at 10:30 AM EDT

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Fredericksburg Hospitality House 
2801 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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* Conference Cancellation Policy:

The registration fee is fully refundable if you cancel by October 11, 2013. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment. If you need to cancel your conference registration, call the SED office and speak to Cathy Long 703-971-9371 or 800-637-5723 Ext 203 or email at clong@se.lcms.org

October 2, 2013
Online registration for this event is closed; you can still register for the PCW Conference by calling
Cathy Long at 703-971-9371 or 800-637-5723 Ext 203


SED Professional Church Workers' Conference

Monday, October 21 to
Wednesday October 23, 2013

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Conference Registration Deadline - Tuesday, October 1, 2013*

Hotel Registration Deadline - Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Registration Fees
Pastors and PCWs $175
Retired Pastors and Retired PCWs $150
Spouse or Guest $150

Registration includes:

  • Monday Recognition Banquet
  • Tuesday Workers' Lunch
  • Tuesday Women's Luncheon

Fredericksburg Hospitality House Hotel & Conference Center

2801 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA  22401

Participants should make their lodging reservations directly with the Fredericksburg Hospitality House at 540-786-8321 or 800-682-1049 no later than October 1, 2013. Make sure to let the hotel know that you will be attending the Southeastern District Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Church Workers' Conference. Hotel cost, per room, per day, is $89 (single-double), $99 (triple), and $109 (quad). All rates are exclusive of an 11% state and local sales tax or the prevailing rate at the time of this event.

Hotel Registration Deadline is Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Keynote Presenter and Bible Study Leader

Pastor Walt Waiser, Peace Lutheran Church, Hurst, Texas - Keynote Presenter
Pastor Waiser currently chairs the Committee on Prayer and Spiritual Formation in the Texas District. Beginning in September 1994, he continues to lead an annual 48-hour retreat on Prayer and Spirituality for Pastors. He has lead retreats for the Pastoral Leadership Institute (PLI), the Texas, Mid-South, Minnesota South, Missouri, Rocky Mountain, and Pacific Southwest Districts as well as for the National Parish Nurse Conference at Concordia University Wisconsin.

Pastor Art Scherer, SED President Emeritus - Bible Study Leader
Pastor Art Scherer is President Emeritus of the Southeastern District, LCMS. He previously served as Mission and Ministry Facilitator for the Southeastern District and as a parish pastor. He is currently a regional consultant in ministry services for the Lutheran Church Extension Fund and serves the church in many capacities on the national, District and local levels. He and his wife, Linda, live in Catonsville, MD. They have two grown children and two grandchildren.

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(Updated 9/20/2013)

Monday October 21, 2013
  2:00 pm        Registration Opens
  4:00              Welcome & Opening
  4:15-5:45      Plenary Session I - Rev. Walt Waiser
  6:45              Recognition Banquet & President's Report
                       Dessert & Drinks Reception

Tuesday, October 22, 2013  
                       Breakfast on your own
  8:00 am        Morning Devotion - Rev. Bill Harmon

  8:15-9:45      Plenary Session II - Rev. Walt Waiser
  9:45              Break
10:00-11:15    Bible Study - Rev. Art Scherer

11:15              Break
   Women's Luncheon and Discussion - Living Life as Prayer -
                       Encouragement to see every interaction as a prayer starter and the
                       opportunity to bring the blessing of prayer into the lives of the people
                       we meet and those we love. And - some hands-on tools.

11:30-12:45    Workers' Lunch (lunch only - no program)
  1:00-2:30      Plenary Session III - Rev. Walt Waiser
  2:45              Workshop Sessions
                       + Doorways into Prayer - Connie Denninger
                       Some practical tools in your prayer toolbox for visual prayer. Some possible
                       new paths that might bring growth in your own prayer life: as you listen for God's
                       voice in the whirlwind, chart the story of God's faithfulness in your life and
                       pray the heart of Scripture into your days. For personal use, classroom
                       settings, Sunday School.

                       + Dietrich Bonhoeffer - Presenter to be announced

  3:45              Free time and dinner on your own
  7:30              Eucharistic Worship at Redeemer Lutheran Church,

                       5120 Harrison Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
  8:30              Reception at Redeemer

 Wednesday, October 23, 2013
                       Breakfast on your own
  8:30-10:00    Opening and Plenary Session IV -  Rev. Walt Waiser
10:15-11:15    Bible Study and Closing - Rev. Art Scherer

(Hotel check-out is 12:00 noon)