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.


Upcoming Programs

September 4, 2014:  This is our “Hand’s-on” Mission Night.  We will be assembling dress kits and layettes for Lutheran World Relief.  There may be other projects to work on as well. 

Our mission outreach will be bringing supplies to make the kits.

Hostesses:  Gail Mayhew, Pam Hoffman, Carol Walther

Opening Devotion:  Carol Walther    Mite Box: Lucy Thompson


October 2, 2014:  Pastor Scott Adle will lead us in a Bible Study.

Mission Outreach will be a monetary collection for the Metro East Lutheran High School Auction (includes ad in the auction book).

Hostesses:  Mary Jane Wade, Betty Smith, Brenda Schoenbeck

Opening Devotion:  Brenda Schoenbeck             Mite Box: Linda Gnaegy


Upcoming LWML Programs

September 12-13, 2014: Southern Illinois District Convention at SIU- Carbondale. Ingathering: small pocket-sized Bibles

October 5, 2014 – LWML Sunday

November 16, 2014 – Fall Soup and Salad Smorgasbord

December 4, 2014 – Christmas Party


2014-2015 Officers

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

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International LWML

Visit the official LWML website to find out what is happening nationally and internationally.