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

March 1, 2020 - St. John Ladies Aid met on February 26, 2020, with Carol Brinkmeyer as hostess. Pastor Toensing led us in prayer and we finished the Bible Study on Hesekiah. After Bible Study, Pastor had a prayer and we sang "In the Cross of Christ I Glory".

  • Roll call was taken with ten members and one guest, Jess Eggert, present. Jess Eggert has now joined Ladies Aid.
  • The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved and the treasurer's report was given.
  • A thank-you card was passed around from Vosikas for the Christmas gift and the caroling.
  • The Robert Renner family will again provide the palms for Palm Sunday.
  • The Ladies Aid will provide a luncheon after the morning Lenten Service on March 25th. Everyone is invited.
  • We voted to have a Ladies Night Out. A motion was made and seconded to have this on April 28 at the King Buffet in Crete at 6:00 in the evening. Motion passed. A sign-up sheet will be posted. All ladies are invited to join us.

Birthdays celebrated in February were Bonnie Bleich, Linda Eggert and Shelley Toensing. We closed the meeting with the Lord's Prayer and common table Prayer. - Shirley Reetz, Secretary


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.