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

August 1, 2019 - St. John Ladies Aid met on July 31, 2019, with Janice Reetz as hostess. The meeting opened by singing "Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me". Pastor Toensing led us in the Bible Study on "Follow the Narrow Brick Road". He ended the Bible Study with a prayer.

In the absence of President Diane Kahle, Carol Brinkmeyer led the meeting. Roll call was taken with seven members present. The minutes of the June meeting were read and approved and the treasurers' report was given. It was brought up that we need to start thinking of ideas if we want to make a cookbook for the 150th anniversary of the church.

Birthdays in July were celebrated by Janice Reetz, LaVonne Nitzel and Barb Meinke. The birthday song was sung.

A July anniversary was celebrated by Pastor and Carol Brinkmeyer. Barb Meinke will be the hostess for August. The meeting closed with the Lord's Prayer and 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.