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

November 1, 2019 - St. John Ladies Aid met on October 30, 2019, with LaVonne Nitzel as hostess. The meeting opened by singing "What A Friend We Have in Jesus". Pastor Toensing led us in a Bible Study on the friendship of David and Jonathan.

  • Roll call was taken with seven members present.
  • The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved and the treasurer's report was given.
  • It was decided that we will have the cookbooks ready in 2023 when the ladies aid will celebrate its 100 anniversary. We will also have them for the church's 150 anniversary in 2024.
  • A motion was made and seconded for the officers to continue their jobs for another year. Motion passed.
  • A motion was also made and seconded to move next months meeting to November 20 because of Thanksgiving. Motion passed.
  • A motion was made and seconded to move our December meeting to December 18, because of Christmas. Motion passed.
  • We invite the congregation to join us for lunch on the 18 after the Advent service. We will then have our Christmas party. Dianne Kouba celebrated a birthday in October; also, Donna and LeRoy Hillgren celebrated their anniversary. Donna Hillgren will be our hostess for November.

We closed with the Lord's Prayer and the common table prayer. - Shirley Reetz, secretary


April 1, 2019 - LWML is collecting items for hygiene kits for Orphan Grain Train. Items needed are bath towels, wash cloths, bath-size bars of soap, toothbrushes, and sturdy combs. Bath towels and washcloths should be in good condition and dark colors are recommended. All other items must be new. There is a collection container in the narthex at church. We will collect items during March and April. Thank you for helping to provide these basic needs to people in need.

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.