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

December 1, 2018 - The St. John Ladies Aid met on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 with Janice Reetz as hostess. The opening hymn was “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” Pastor Toensing led the Bible Study, “Let us Pray.”

There were 8 members present. The minutes were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was given.

OLD BUSINESS: President Diane Kahle submitted the building committee questionnaire. Bonnie Bleich, Deanna Eggert and Linda Eggert volunteered to be the Altar committee. Chris Hollman will purchase the flower calendar for 2019. Diane Kahle and Janice Reetz will be hostesses for the Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 19. We will have a covered dish and invite the people attending the Advent service.

NEW BUSINESS: We had between 160-170 people for the Ken Tesar funeral luncheon. It was moved and seconded to give our annual gifts and add “Main Street” for $20. We will also send $50 to the Ashers. Motion passed.

The Altar Committee will request poinsettias for the Christmas season.

Birthdays for November were Olga Weidner, Irene Reiss and Carol Brinkmeyer.

We closed with the Lord’s Prayer and the common table prayer.

Respectfully Submitted, Acting Secretary, Carol Brinkmeyer