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.

Ladies Aid

February 1, 2020 - St. John Ladies Aid met on January 29, 2020, with Darleen Dittmer as hostess. The meeting opened by singing "You are the Way; Through You Alone". Pastor Toensing led us in Bible Study on Hezekiah. Roll call was taken with seven members and two guests, Deb Walker and Donna Brunelle, present. Donna and Deb have now joined Ladies Aid.

The minutes of the November meeting were read and approved. There was no meeting in December. The treasurer's report was given. Thank you notes were passed around from Pastor and Shelley, Marge Meinke and Kate Kattau. Olga Weidner agreed to take over the call list for funerals. Diane Kahle purchased a new calendar for signing up to put flowers on the altar. A hostess sign up sheet was passed around. Motion was made to host a luncheon after our Lenten Service on March 25. Seconded and passed. Motion was made to table discussion on Ladies Night Out until the February meeting. Seconded and passed. Anniversaries celebrated in January by Marvin and LaVonne Nitzel, Larry and Linda Pomajzl and Dave and Deana Eggert. Meeting closed with the Lord's Prayer and common Table Prayer. - Shirley Reetz, secretary


December 1, 2019 - The LWML Christmas Dinner will be held on Tuesday, December 17th beginning at 6:00 p.m.

LWML News - Quilt Raffle

January 1, 2019 - AND THE QUILT WINNER I... Pat Benson from Marquette, NE! Pat purchased 5 tickets for the quilt and was thrilled that she won it. The drawing was held on Sunday, December 16. Six people witnessed the drawing and the winning ticket was drawn out by Morgan Wohl.

An interesting side note: Pat’s great grandfather was Traugott Haessler who was a circuit rider pastor in the 1870s and preached on occasion at the meetings of Christians in this area. In 1872, a permanent call was issued to him by the congregation of St. John, Kramer. His name was the first signed on our congregation’s initial constitution in July, 1874.

Thank you to everyone who helped support this project by buying tickets or actually working on the quilt. After expenses are paid the money will be used to purchase supplies as needed for the quilts we send to Orphan Grain Train.