|L – Lutheran Women in Mission!|
|W – Welcomes all women of the church 18 and over!|
|M – Meets the second Saturday of each month|
|L – Learning, sharing, giving, serving – to make a difference in your life and others!|
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For over 77 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.
Serve the Lord with gladness
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.
The LWML is the leading group for LCMS women where each woman is welcomed and encouraged to use her unique God-given gifts as she supports global missions and serves the Lord with gladness.
We begin our monthly meeting with breakfast and a Bible Study.
Yes, we have a quilting group at Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church and we would invite everyone to join us on Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
We are an extension of the LWML (Lutheran Women’s Mission League) at our church and our purpose is to make quilts for the Orphan Grain Train, which distributes these quilts overseas to be used as bed coverings, wall dividers, and even possibly floor coverings. We use donated material and make the quilts nice but not beautiful, as the beautiful ones are confiscated and sold on the black market!
Our other purpose is to make a quilt top for each confirmand every year. These are nicer quilts and incorporate Christian symbols, a Bible verse for the confirmand, and some personal information. We present the quilt to them upon their Confirmation. We hope that wherever they go through their life, the student is covered with a quilt from Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church to remind him/her of God’s love through the Christian symbols and his/her confirmation verse.
Based on the Biblical account of the widow’s mite (Luke 21:1–4), the Mite Box is intended for regular contributions of “mites” — offerings above and beyond the support given to congregations and the LCMS. Mite Box contributions amount to millions of dollars that fund district and national mission grants and implement the LWML program.
Mite Boxes, available from the district, zone, or LWML office, are distributed to every woman in a society, and often to each member of the congregation. Local groups submit Mite Box offerings to the appointed district officer.
Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth, but she, out of her poverty, put in everything — all she had to live on” (Mark 12:41–43).
SD DISTRICT LWML
The mission of the South Dakota Lutheran Women’s Missionary League is to provide women opportunities for spiritual growth and to equip and nurture them to use their God-given gifts to serve the Lord in home, church, community and the world.
We support a seminarian while he is in school. We also support Rev. Dr. Daniel Jastrom’s ministry in Asia.
We serve a meal to the family and friends following the service.
Prayer Shawls/ Fleece Blankets
Prayer shawls or blankets are given out to anyone that is in need of comfort, suffering from illness, surgery, or loss of a loved one. The college students have been receiving them also.
We make crafts for the Fall Bazaar or work on our own crafts. We have a potluck at our event on the 4th Friday of the month at 5:30 pm. We enjoy food and fellowship. You do not need to be “crafty” to join us!
We collect food for the Food Pantry the 2nd Sunday of each month and provide volunteers on Wednesday and Saturday mornings for 7 weeks of the year.
We have a selection of greeting cards. Proceeds are for missions.
We celebrated Epiphany and enjoyed fellowship at our LWML Potluck January 4th, 2020.
Please join us!
The best way to experience our love and fellowship is to join us!
We meet the 2nd Saturday of the month (September – May) in the fellowship hall.
Our meeting starts at 9:00 am with Breakfast and a Bible Study followed by the business meeting.