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 81-Year Celebration

October 1, 2023 - This October, the LWML will celebrate 81 years as an organization of the LCMS. One of the major goals is to collect mites used to fund mission projects. Please consider picking up a mite box (located in the narthex) and putting your loose change in it. From time to time you can transfer your donations to the large mite box located in the narthex. Thank you for your support for the LWML.


Ladies Aid Meeting Notes

November 1, 2023 - St. John Ladies Aid met on October 25, 2023, with LaVonne Nitzel as hostess. Pastor Toensing led us in prayer, hymn #414 “Tis Good, Lord, to be Here” and then a Bible study entitled, “This is My Beloved Son…Listen to Him” from Matthew 17:5.

  • Roll call was taken with 8 members present.
  • The minutes of the September 2023 meeting were read and approved.
  • The treasurer’s report was given.
  • A motion was made to set up a table at the Methodist Church in Hallam on November 4 to sell cookbooks. Seconded and passed.
  • Marianne Tesar will be the third member to call for funeral food. The Altar Committee, Janice Reetz, Marianne Tesar and Deb Walker have all agreed to continue their jobs for another year.
  • Diane Kahle will be resigning as president. Unless someone volunteers to be president, next month we will put together a nominating committee to find a replacement.
  • Since our November meeting will be after Thanksgiving, we will stick with the Nov 29 meeting date.
  • A motion was made for the Ladies Aid to host a dinner after the worship service on April 28, 2024, when Pastor Lyle Hansen will be our guest pastor as part of our 150th anniversary celebration schedule for the year. Seconded and passed.

Dianne Kouba and Donna Brunelle celebrated birthdays in October. We sang the birthday song to Donna. Donna & LeRoy Hillgren celebrated an anniversary. The hostess for November will be Carol Brinkmeyer. We closed the meeting with the Lord’s Prayer and the common Table Prayer. - Deb Walker, Secretary