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Our LWML CID district has 3 individuals on LWML committees. Tina Landskroener, Quincy Zone, is on the Christian Resource Editors Committee, Dawn Zerkel, Springfield Zone, is on the Information Technology Committee, and Sheila Lutz is remaining on the Quarterly staff.

2017 LWML CID Fall Retreat Registration Form and Information

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2017 Fall Rally Schedule

Ephesians 6:10, "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might."
    2017 Zone Rally Dates
  • September 19th, Danville Zone
  • September 19th, Quincy Zone
  • September 20th, Champaign Zone
  • September 20th, Jacksonville Zone
  • September 21st, Bloomington Zone
  • September 21st, Springfield Zone
  • September 26th, Rock Island Zone
  • September 26th, Altamont Zone
  • September 26th, Effingham/ShelbyZone
  • September 27th, Peoria/Pekin Zone
  • September 28th, Lincoln Zone
  • September 28th, Decatur Zone

The speakers for the rallies are Deaconess Brenda Scarbeary who will speak about the Illinois Bethesda Ministry and Rev. Dr. James Wright who will speak about Germany/Luther.

LWML Giving Tuesday Campaign

Lutheran Women in Mission

LWML News Release #65              April 3, 2017

For Immediate Release

Mission Goal Reaches New Heights!

ST. LOUIS, April 3, 2017 -- The Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) announced the LWML 2015-2017 Mission Goal of $2 million was met and surpassed!

President Patti Ross shared, "Praise and thanksgiving to God! Through Mite Box offerings and generous responses to our Lord's blessings, LWML will be able to fund all 19 grants chosen by the Des Moines Convention in 2015. In humble adoration and with praise to our faithful God, we dedicate these dollars to Him for the work of missionaries and ministries around the world who work to spread the saving message of Christ's love and forgiveness."

Mission offerings sent with the postmark of March 31, 2017, will be applied to this mission goal, so a final accounting will be available in a few weeks.

Please share this joyous news and lift up prayers of thanksgiving for God's continued blessings.

The pdf version of this notice is attached [ here ].

LWML Receives John of Beverley Award

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League received the 2016 John of Beverley Award from Lutheran Friends of the Deaf (LFD) during a presentation July 10, 2016.

This award is presented only when a nominee is deemed to have made a significant meritorious contribution to mission and ministry to the Deaf and in recognition of accomplishments which directly affect and positively improve the lives of those who live in a world of silence.

To date over the past 57 years, only twenty-eight persons and two organizations have received the award. The medal, named for John of Beverley, depicts the English clergyman who lived at the close of the seventh century and was the first person of record to teach a Deaf person. Presenting the award was Dr. Elizabeth “Betty” Duda, LWML Past President and Mill Neck Manor Trustee member from 2003–2015.

The image to the left is Dr. Elizabeth “Betty” Duda with LWML President Patti Ross

The Lutheran Friends of the Deaf was founded in 1947 by a small group of clergy and lay people who committed themselves to helping Deaf individuals both physically and spiritually. Their Mill Neck Manor School on Long Island, New York, was dedicated September 23, 1951. Within the first year LWML Atlantic District and LWML English District had adopted the school as a mission grant. Grants from other groups and districts followed and continued throughout the years. A more recent grant from LWML was a grant for Bible Story Books in Sign Language and Written Text funded during the 2013–2015 biennium.

The mission of the Mill Neck Family of Organizations is to enhance the quality of life for people who are Deaf, or who have other special communication needs, through excellence in individually designed educational, vocational, or spiritual programs and services.

Lutheran Women in Mission — The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is 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.

LWML Office
3558 S Jefferson Ave
St Louis, MO 63118
Contact: Carol von Soosten
Public Relations Director
Lutheran Women's Missionary League

LWML Chooses Theme for Albuquerque in 2017

The Executive Committee of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) announces the theme and Scripture verse for the 37th Biennial LWML Convention that will be held June 22-25, 2017, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Theme: Jesus Christ Above All

Scripture Verse: Therefore God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name (Philippians 2:9).

Convention Goal Statement: Empowered by the Holy Spirit, through Word and Sacrament, I will proclaim Jesus Christ above all.

Convention Objectives -- Each convention attendee will be:
Encouraged through worship and Bible study
Equipped to share His message of salvation
Engaged in celebrating God’s faithfulness while serving the Lord with gladness

The convention theme encompasses the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the celebration of 75 years of LWML, and the witness to the Salt Lake City community that Jesus Christ is above all. LWML President Patti Ross shared, "As an organization, our goal is and has always been to joyfully proclaim Jesus wherever and whenever He sends us and to support the missions and missionaries of our Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. We look forward to these celebrations with joy and gladness."


Some New LWML National Officers

CID now has the following working at the national LWML level:
Shelley Moeller - Vice President of Gospel Outreach
Sheila Lutz - still on the Quarterly staff
Betty Dietrich - now chairman of Gospel Outreach Committee
Laura "Cecy" Dominguez - new chairman of Heart to Heart Sisters


Donation to The Wittenberg Project

In honor of Rev. Dr. David Bueltmann the interest from the Lampe Account, $974.24, for the year 2014-2015 has been given to the Wittenberg Project. This money is designated to be used for a special ministry. In the picture Linda Rhodes is presenting the check to Rev. and Mrs. Bueltmann.


2015 LWML Central Illinois District Convention Report

The 70th Lutheran Women's Missionary League, Central Illinois District was held April 18, 2015 at St. John Lutheran Church, Champaign, IL. 297 people "Gathered Together in His Name" (Matthew 28:20. President Pam Spilker opened the business meeting. The convention speaker was Pamela Nielson, Associate Executive Director for the Communication Department of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod.

The 2015-2016 Mite goal of $85,000.00 was approved. The 2016 district convention will be held in Jacksonville, IL.

The Gifts of the Heart gathered included 143 sets of flatware, sheets or pots, gift cards totaling $1895.00, and $1545.00 on cash. On Friday afternoon 20 quilts were tied, 96 Bibles marked, and 110 diapers cut out. Numerous stamps were trimmed and ink jet cartridges and old phones were collected. The convention offering totalled $2,991.50.


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New Offices for LWML

An open house was held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at the new Lutheran Women's' Missionary League (LWML) Offices, 3558 S Jefferson, St. Louis, Missouri. Before entering the new offices, the LWML Executive Committee and the Office Staff took time for a Rite of Blessing.

Director of Finance and Administration Kelley Young, Office Manager Corby Petty, along with staff members Eva Koeller, Karen Anderson, and Carol Iannelli welcomed the LWML Executive Committee and led a tour of the new facilities (just down the hall from the previous offices.) Many visitors enjoyed the afternoon, including personnel from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Office of International Missions, LCMS Foundation, Concordia Publishing House (CPH), and Lutheran Hour Ministries.

With the recent improvements in the LWML Store's ordering and shipping process, LWML no longer required the large space of the former office. In November 2014, LWML collaborated with CPH, and the publishing company now stores, processes the sale, and ships all LWML products and resources. “We are excited to move into more efficient facilities and operate with more effectiveness,” President Kay explained.

The LWML is an auxiliary of the LCMS and strives to continue the time-honored practice of mission, Bible study, service, and fellowship. Improvements in the LWML Office and Store allow Lutheran Women in Mission to focus on serving the Lord with gladness through missions.