Welcome to Benediction Lutheran Church!



Benediction Lutheran Church
8475 W. Fond du Lac Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53225
(414) 463-9158

Vacation Bible School - VBS in a Bag

In late July early August all of our children will receive a bag with Bible story leaflets, music, crafts, and snacks. Our theme this year is "Rainforest Explorer."  It’s easy to get lost. That’s why we need Jesus! At Rainforest Explorers VBS, learn how Jesus is our ultimate guide in the rainforest and in life. He leads us to the treasure of eternal life, and He’ll never leave us!

We invite you to watch the videos, do the crafts, and eat the snacks with your family and friends. Even though we can't be together, we pray that it will be a great week for you. If your child did not receive a packet, please contact the church office.

The Videos are from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour, Indiana

Here are the details for each day:

Lesson 1
Bible Story: God Rescues Noah (Genesis 6:17–22; 8)

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB0gFU4Kz6E

Take-Home Point: God keeps His promises.

Bible Memory Verse:
How precious is Your steadfast love, O God! (Psalm 36:7)

Lesson 2
Bible Story: God Gives the Commandments (Exodus 19:18–20; 20:1–21)

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DVQWe28Wo0

Take-Home Point: My loving God gives direction.

Bible Memory Verse:
You shall be My treasured possession. (Exodus 19:5)

Lesson 3
Bible Story: Jesus Calls His Disciples (Matthew 4:18–22; 9:9–13)

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8RhFMg6WO8

Take-Home Point: Jesus is with me.

Bible Memory Verse:
You will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me. (Matthew 19:21)

Lesson 4
Bible Story: Jesus Heals Ten Lepers (Luke 17:11–19)

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A8c7Ch_OoM

Take-Home Point: Jesus is full of healing.

Bible Memory Verse:
But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. (2 Corinthians 4:7)

Lesson 5
Bible Story: Jesus Visits His Disciples (John 21:1–14)

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF6n9mx0zr8

Take-Home Point:
Jesus helps me share His Good News.

Bible Memory Verse:
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven. (Matthew 6:20)


Worship has returned to Benediction.  

All of our services are also live-streamed on our Youtube Channel. It will also be available later to watch. https://www.youtube.com/user/BenedictionLCMS

Please do not attend worship if you are at high risk for COVID-19 or if you have had symptoms or come into contact with someone who has the virus.

There are also several radio services that you can listen to this weekend. They are:

Evangelische Andacht, Saturday at 4:30pm on WJYI 1340 AM or listen live on the website evangelischeandacht.org or use the tune-in app on your smart phone. (My German radio program with an English summary of my sermon.)

The Lutheran Hour on WTMJ 620 AM at 6:30.
These programs are on Sunday on WJYI 1340 AM or listen live on the the tune-in app on your smartphone
Lutheran Radio Church Service at 7:00
The Word Today at 7:45
St. Paul’s, West Allis at 8:00
Mount Olive at 10:00

Here are our worship guidelines at the present time:

  1. Worship will be available both in person and digitally (live-streamed and on our youtube channel). Until the pandemic is over, do not feel that you must attend church or feel  guilty for not physically attending.
  2. Our worship attendance will be the maximum that we are allowed by the city. (This is currently  50% of our capacity, which is about 680 people)
  3. Sign on Door – “If you are feeling ill or have a fever, please do not attend worship today.”
  4. Those who are “at risk” are encouraged to make an appointment for private communion.
  5. Seating – Every other pew. Those who haven’t been together are asked to keep a distance of 6’.
  6. Hand sanitizer will be available in the narthex.
  7. Masks available in the narthex and are required.
  8. Hymnals will be removed. Everything will be printed in the bulletin.
  9. No friendship books.
  10. Communion – Hand Sanitizer will be used by the pastor before communion. There will be no common cup. Only pastors will distribute communion. The distribution will be a continuous distribution from the main floor. There should be 6 ft. of distance between family units.
  11. We ask people not to shake hands or hug.  It is preferred that you visit outside. We ask that a safe social distance will be maintained
  12. Offerings will not be passed through the pews.
  13. The pews, door knobs, and bathrooms will be thoroughly cleaned between services.
  14. Where applicable, these guidelines will also apply to weddings and funerals.
  15. A meal after a funeral can be provided. However, it is limited to 30 people and must be catered. The family will pay the expense for the catered meal. Proper social distancing should be adhered to.
  16. These guidelines will be reviewed monthly by the Boards of Elders and Trustees and reviewed and revised by the church council.

A Fellowship of Christians, Grounded in the Scriptures
and Centered on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Pastor: pastor@benediction-lcms.org
Office: office@benediction-lcms.org

Check out Pastor Hougard's sermons for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation on the Pastor's tab,

Reformation 500 Themes

Aug 27, 2017 The Reformation Comes to Denmark
Sept 3, 2017 The Freedom of the Christian
Sept 10, 2017 Adiaphora - Matter on which the Bible Is Silent
Sept 17, 2017 the Two Kingdoms - Church and State
Sept 24, 2017 Vocation - The Priesthood of All Believers
Oct 1, 2017 Repentance - The Heartbeat of the Christian
Oct 8, 2017 God's Gift of Marriage
Oct 15, 2017 Anfechtung - Tribulation
Oct 22, 2017 The Power of God's Word
Oct 29, 2017 The Centrality of the Gospel


Weekly Worship Schedule

Summer Worship Schedule:

9 am English Worship
10:30 Hmong Worship
3:00 pm French African Worship


7 pm Midweek Worship

Generally 3rd Sunday of Month
1:30 German Worship


Suscribe to our email list for important information and news about special events.