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

June 1, 2019 - John Ladies Aid met on May 30, 2019, with Dianne Kouba as hostess. The meeting opened by singing the hymn, "Be Still, My Soul". Pastor Toensing led us led us in Bible Study on "Less Stress" and in prayer after Bible Study.

  • Roll call was taken with eight members present.
  • The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
  • The treasurers' report was given and accepted.
  • OLD BUSINESS; Ladies Night out was held at 9th Street grill on April 30. There were twenty-four ladies present. It was a fun night and good food. We will provide cookies for the Crete Blood Drive on June 18. Please bring cookies to the VFW. It will be open at 9:00 in the morning.
  • NEW BUSINESS: The Ladies Aid will serve lunch for the funeral of Maynard Hessheimer on May 30. The funeral will be at 10:30. The fish boil will be held on July 7, 2019. There will be a sign-up sheet later for anyone wishing to bring food.
  • Birthdays were celebrated in May by Darleen Dittmer, JoAnn Renner, Diane Kahle and Noreen Wild. The birthday song was sung. Pastor and Shelley celebrated their wedding anniversary on May 30. The hostess for June will be Carol Brinkmeyer.

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.