What is LWML?
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is an organization of women dedicated to mission education and support, spiritual growth, and joyful service to the Lord. The LWML motto, “Serve the Lord with Gladness,” is based upon Psalm 100:2.
How do you “Serve the Lord with Gladness?”
The Holy Cross LWML is group of women who joyfully serve in a variety of ways. LWML women serve coffee during fellowship time on Sunday mornings, provide meals for students at the WSU Lutheran Student Center, coordinate weddings, and contact parish members in hospitals. They also serve wedding receptions, anniversary receptions, and funeral dinners/receptions.
Do you have meetings?
LWML General Society hosts four meetings a year. Meetings are held in September, November, March and May. The LWML also hosts a Women’s Retreat in January. All ladies of the congregation are invited to attend the General Society meetings and the Women’s Retreat. LWML members may also join a smaller fellowship and service group called a circle. The Sarah Circle meets the first Tuesday evening of the months October, December, February and April. They focus on service projects, Bible studies, and the support of local missions with in-gatherings.
Whom do you support?
The LWML provides monthly financial support to former Holy Cross members, Al and Cheryl Jensen, who are involved in mission work, and to retired missionaries, Don and Mary Murray. They also support a current member who is involved in mission work with World Impact, Maren Nielsen. Contributions collected for coffee during the Sunday fellowship time help support these mission efforts as well as other mission projects.
Members also financially support “mite” projects. The extra change that often rests in our purses and pockets goes into “mite” boxes and is collected at each meeting. This money supports mission projects selected by the Kansas District and the national LWML. All Holy Cross members are encouraged to financially support the LWML “mite” projects.
How do I join?
All women are encouraged to attend LWML meetings and to enjoy fellowship with Christian women while joyfully serving the Lord! For information about joining LWML, please contact Maria Keil, LWML president, at 744-8935 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair – Melissa Nix
Meets – 1st Tuesday of Oct./Dec./Feb./April at 7 p.m.