Lutheran Women's Missionary League
Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month (except January and July) at 6:45 p.m. in the fellowship hall
Meetings begin with a short social time with a snack and beverage followed by the opening devotion at 7:00 pm. The program for the evening may be a speaker, a Bible study, a work night or a fun and games night. The business meeting generally follows the evening’s program. Ladies may work on a short service project before or after the meeting.
Other activities of the group include the Mother-Daughter Banquet, Prayer Friends with the junior confirmation girls, serving receptions, luncheons and soup suppers, a quilting group, church picnic and a Christmas party. All women and teen girls are welcome.
March 6, 2014: Rosie Adle will tell us about Ft. Wayne Concordia Seminary’s Online Deaconess Program, and about her participation in this program. We’re all anxious to hear about the program and to have the opportunity to get better acquainted with Rosie.
Ingathering for this meeting will be monetary donations to be used to support the Good Shepherd Lutheran School Auction scheduled for Saturday, March 22nd. Hostesses: Tamara Tucker-Lindsey, Carolyn Ashcraft, Kathy Bohnet.
Opening Devotion: Tamara Tucker-Lindsey Mite Box: Carolyn Ashcraft
April 3, 2014: Lynn Cook, our Parish Nurse, will present a program on the “Cancer Companions” Ministry, which is in the development stage here at Good Shepherd. Being able to provide support to victims, caretakers and affected family members is a much needed ministry. Lynn will explain the many volunteer opportunities that will be available through this ministry, and the various ways we can offer our support.
Ingathering is baby items for the Mosaic Pregnancy Center.
Hostesses: Marie Wudtke, Karen Rust, Mary Preuss
Opening Devotion: Karen Rust Mite Box: Marie Wudtke
Upcoming LWML Events
March 9, 2014: Metro Central Zone Prayer Service at 2:00 pm at Hope Lutheran Church in Highland, IL. No registration required - just come.
March 12, 2014: LWML will host the Lenten Soup Supper at GSLC.
March 15, 2014: SID LWML Spring Retreat from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at Zion Lutheran Church, Mascoutah, IL. Registration is $20 due by
March 1st. Program: “A Journey of Life…Ruth and Naomi.” (Ingathering will be food items for the Mascoutah Food Pantry.)
April 24, 2014: Spring Salad Luncheon and Card Party
May 3, 2014: Metro Central Zone Spring Rally at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Troy, IL. Program: Rev. Mark Kiessling, Associate Director, Youth Services, LCMS. Registration $10. Zone officers to be elected are President and Vice President. We will be selecting delegates to the rally at the April meeting.
September 12-13, 2014: Southern Illinois District Convention at SIU- Carbondale. Ingathering: small pocket-sized Bibles
President: Brenda Schoenbeck
Vice President: Ramona Cross
Program Chairman: Lucy Thompson
Secretary: Linda Gnaegy
Treasurer: Ann Goldsmith
Human Care Coordinator: Pat Hoffmeier
Call church office for contact information
Purpose of the LWML
The objectives of this LWML shall be to know and do the will of our Lord Jesus Christ by equipping women to use their God-given talents in sharing God’s love:
In our own hearts and lives:
By reading and studying the Bible, mutual encouragement, inspiration and Christian sociability.
In our own congregation:
By setting the example of consecrated womanhood, visiting the sick, suffering, sorrowing; in winning the unchurched, encouraging and keeping those won; and in other service projects for the congregation and church.
In our own community:
By being alert and bringing to light ways and means in which the church can bring the power of Christianity to bear upon the community for its advancement and improvement.
In our own Missouri Synod:
The society is identified with the Lutheran Women’s Missionary of the Metro-Central Zone of Southern Illinois; we follow the objectives of the Southern Illinois District LWML, which include developing and maintaining a greater mission consciousness among the women of the church through mission education, mission inspiration, mission service and mission grants. We are also affiliated with The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, the official women’s auxiliary of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Since 1942, 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.
Southern Illinois District LWML
Visit the District website to find out what is happening in Southern Illinois.
Visit the official LWML website to find out what is happening nationally and internationally.