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 News - "Quilts for Russia" Update

September 1, 2018 - We are so happy to announce LWML Sunday will be September 23rd this year. All of the quilts made for the Hannah House will be on display in church that day. Karen Tiedeman and her group will hand carry them to St. Petersburg to make sure they get to their final destination. We are so grateful to our St. John family for your support of this project and want to share the finished product with you.

Some of you donated quilt batting, used blankets, mattress pads, flannel, tablecloths or drapes which we used to fill the quilts and make them warm enough for Russia’s cold winters. Some donated material to make into quilt squares. Some donated sheets, lightweight blankets or beach towels which were used for the quilt backs. Some donated heavy-duty crochet thread for tying the quilts. Someone even donated a sewing machine! Some took home quilt parts and sewed them together at home. Some cut material into squares. Some sorted donations and organized them.

In the end, many took time out of their busy lives to come and spend a couple days a month putting quilts together, a few lugging their sewing machines with them. To all of you the quilters say thank you for joining in this endeavor. It couldn’t have been done without your help.

Ladies Aid Meeting

September 30, 2018 - St. John Ladies Aid met on September 26, 2018, with Dianne Kouba as hostess. We opened the meeting by singing "May We Thy Precepts, Lord, Fulfill". Pastor Toensing led us in prayer and a Bible Study on Hypocrites.

Roll call was taken with nine members present. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved and the treasurer's report was given.

OLD BUSINESS: We have collected some used bibles. A motion was made and seconded to keep them until we get more and decide where to send them. Motion passed.

NEW BUSINESS; Carol suggested we should think about Christmas ideas for the shut-ins. It was decided that we will decide at October's meeting.

A birthday was celebrated in September by Linda Pomajzl and anniversaries were celebrated by Ray and Bonnie Bleich, Freddie and Olga Weidner, Wally and Noreen Wild and Del and Irene Reiss. LaVonne Nitzel will be our hostess for next month.

We closed the meeting with the Lord's Prayer and the common table prayer. Respectfully, Shirley Reetz, Secretary