Ladies Aid & LWML - Lutheran Woman's Missionary League

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. for almost 75 years, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League is to assist each woman of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world.

LWML & Ladies Aid Meeting

March 1, 2018 - Mark your calendars for another fun evening of “Adult Coloring” on Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00 PM. We will open with a devotion and then get right into coloring. We will be working on Easter cards and once completed you will be welcomed in taking your cards home to share with your family and friends. And if you don’t want to color you can opt for helping to tie quilts.

Karen’s Orphan Grain Train trip is earlier this year… they leave mid-April. So, we need to scurry and get as many quilts completed as possible to send with her and her group. Everyone is invited!! Hope to see many of you there as we join for a fun evening of fellowship.


  • The LWML has a box in the narthex labeled Crete Cares. This will be an ongoing food gathering. We ask that you contribute to this project as often as you would like. Those in need will receive this special gift.
  • WE ARE ADDING another opportunity to help with the quilts on Tuesday, March 13th. This gives us three days to make as many quilts as possible for Karen Tiedeman to take to Russia in April. Come any time between 9:30 am and 2:00 pm. Bring a scissors and something small to share at lunch. No sewing experience necessary! Mark these days on your calendar: March 1, March 13, April 5. Thank you so much!

Ladies Aid Meeting

March 1, 2018 - St. John Ladies Aid met on February 28, 2018, with Darleen Dittmer as hostess. We opened the meeting by singing, “Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed”. Pastor Toensing led us in Bible Study on “The Sermon on the Mount”. Roll call was taken with ten members present. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved and the Treasurer’s Report was given.

  • Old Business: We had more discussion on Ladies Night Out. Diane Kahle and JoAnn Renner are going to check into what would be available to us at The Brew House. We will have more discussion next month.
  • New Business: Irene Reiss is retiring from decorating our church. We thank Irene and Del for all the work they have done for our church. We are looking for volunteers or ways to continue this work. Our next Fish Boil will be held July 8, 2018. Carol Brinkmeyer has made up lists for calling for funerals. The ladies that will be calling are: JoAnn Renner, Janice Reetz, Darleen Dittmer and Carol Brinkmeyer.

JoAnn has ordered Palms for Palm Sunday. It was discussed about whether we want to do another church cookbook. We will have more discussion on this next month. Celebrating birthdays in February were: Bonnie Bleich, Shelley Toensing and Linda Eggert. Hostess for March is Irene Reiss. The meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer and common Table Prayer.

February 1, 2018 - St. John Ladies Aid met on January 31, 2018, with Shirley Reetz as hostess. The meeting opened by singing the hymn, "I Lay My Sins on Jesus". Pastor Toensing led us in the Bible Study on Psalm 139:23-24. Roll call was taken with thirteen members present. Since there was no business meeting in December, the minutes of the November were read and approved. The treasurers' report was given and approved. Janice handed out a financial summary for 2017.

NEW BUSINESS: Diane Kahle has offered to take over the Cradle Roll from Marilyn Nast. A flower chart has been ordered for 2018. Anyone wishing to place flowers on the altar is welcome to sign the chart. Flowers may be placed on the altar during Lent on Sundays, but not during the week. We also passed around a sign up sheet for visiting shut-ins. It was suggested that we clean the kitchen cupboards and the tables. We will discuss this more at our next meeting.

If there are any ladies that would interested in learning more about Ladies Aid, please feel free to come to a meeting. We meet at 2:00 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month.

Anniversaries in January were celebrated by Marvin and LaVonne Nitzel, Larry and Linda Pomajzl and Dave and Deana Eggert. The meeting closed with the Lord's Prayer and the common table prayer. -Shirley Reetz, secretary