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What's happening in your society that others should know about? How are you involving more women of your congregation in LWML activities? What programs are helping your members grow spiritually? How are you reaching out in Christian service to your community?

To submit your stories send an email to: Holly Anderson, editor of Mission Lamp. 

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 Welcome

 LWML members are Lutheran Women in Mission

     Through the LWML, thousands of volunteers daily dedicate their lives to making a difference in this world. They prepare for this through prayer and interesting, encouraging Bible studies.

    The LWML helps women of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS) find avenues to use their God-given talents as they joyfully share the Good News of Jesus Christ with people far and near.  

    One of LWML’s primary means for carrying this out is through mite offerings donated by each member. These moneys fund mission grants – for the national LWML and also the South Wisconsin District LWML. See the list of 2014-2016 recipients Mites collected to date; and 2014-2016 Grant Descriptions

 

Judy Paulson, President

LWML South Wisconsin District

 

Grant #2 - PAID!
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Priya and Praveen Manuel were so thankful to be able to receive this grant on behalf of POBLO and their work in the South Wisconsin District. Priya talked about them looking for a place that can be dedicated to sewing. This will allow the ladies who sew to leave the machines in one place and not have to move them back and forth to share the place with other functions. Read the rest of the article here.
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Christian Life Training Event
Friday, December 05, 2014
Christian Life Training Event   The second annual Training Session for Zone Christian Life Chairmen was held on November 8, 2014 at Bethlehem in Sun Prairie.   We were anxious to share our next two topics with your chairmen so that they could bring them back to your zones.  If your zone does not currently have a Christian Life Chairman, the information was given to the Zone President.   Click on “Christian Life Events” o...
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District Mites Update November 2014
Friday, December 05, 2014
District Mites Report as of November 27, 2014 Mite Goal for Biennium: $213,000.00 Needed to date ($8,875.00 x 5): $44,375.00 Received to date: Mites $ 36,976.68 Memorials/Celebrations $      910.00 Selle Fund $      639.56 Total Receipts ...
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New Program Helps Available - Christian Life Program Helps
Monday, November 10, 2014
    Are you planning the programs for the  upcoming season of your society?  Let us help.   There are many free resources that are available for your society or group from your Christian Life Committee. Devotions, Bible Studies, Litanies and Skits are just a few of the things that you will find there. Go to www.swd-lwml.org, and then click on Program Helps. There you will find a list of all the resources that we ca...
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New Theme, Verse, Goal, and Logo for 2014-2016 Biennium Selected!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
In August, at the Planning Meeting, the theme, verse and goals were chosen for the current biennium.  It was decided to move forward from the theme of the district convention as we continue to be “Living in Step with the Spirit.”  Thus, we chose “Walking in the Spirit – Reflecting God’s Glory” as our theme.    This was taken from 2 Corinthians 3:17-18, in the God’s Word translation, as our verse.  It says, “This Lord is...
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Fall Retreat Photo DVDs Available
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
All Fall Retreat photos are now available on a DVD.  If you would like to have a copy, please send your name and address to Marge Frank at elida1119@gmail.com.  Because the cost of materials and mailing is $2.00, Marge asks you to put the $2.00 into your mite box and she will send you a Fall Retreat DVD.  Remember to include a prayer with each $2.00.
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Christian Life Contest
Friday, October 17, 2014
MINI IMAGES:  Your Christian Life Committee is taking an idea from “Where’s Waldo” and “Taste of Home” and hiding an image somewhere on the Christian Life Webpage.  See the gingerbread image below.  Check out our website and see if you can find it.  It could be anywhere on our Christian Life Webpage.  We hope this will give you an opportunity to check out all of our CL News.     We will change the hidden...
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Fall Retreat Pictures
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
We have received some wonderful pictures of the Fall Retreat!  Follow the link to check out the happenings.  There’s a good chance you’ll find yourself in one of the pictures, or maybe you’ll be so impressed that you’ll be sure not to miss the next retreat!  Thanks, Marge Frank, for being our retreat photographer! Fall Retreat Photos
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Past Officers Annual Get-Together
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Fun times! Past LWML South Wisconsin District officers met on Saturday, August 30 at the Sawmill Inn, Richfield, for an annual get-together. Sharing laughter, memories, and a look to the future was enjoyed by all. Save the date of Saturday, September 12, 2015 for the next luncheon somewhere in the Waukesha area! If YOU are a past officer and did not get the invitation, please email to marlyst@sbcglobal.net to be added to the list. The T...
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Preliminary Information for 2015 SWD-LWML Spring Workshops
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BACK TO BASICS – A Menu for Joyful Service Theme Verse – 1 Corinthians 14:40 – “But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.” Goal - Participants will have a better understanding of the LWML organization and ways in which they can serve with gladness.   Host Sites - Pilgrim Lutheran Church, West Bend                    &...
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Concordia Theological Seminary Update from Roberta Hilgendorf
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  For those who have been there, it is a place of beauty; the simple yet elegant style of the white buildings, the soaring bell tower and chapel, the reflecting pond and wide expanse of green lawns.  It is also a place of spiritual beauty, where men have prepared for the ministry for many decades, and now you also find women seeking to serve the Lord as deaconesses searching the Scriptu...
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LWML SWD Convention Ingathering Final Report
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The final report of the items gathered for the convention ingathering is in.  We tried to gather a total, but when eight large bags and three tall containers were brought in, it was too hard to keep up!  Over 1300 pairs of shoes and 2300 pairs of socks were counted.  This includes 106 pairs of shoes that were donated by Dr. Comfort of Mequon.  We thank them for their generosity!  We were able to fill Trish Kagerbauer's ca...
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Grant Specific Prayer Cards Now Available
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Please go to the Mission Grants Chart page for more information.  
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LCMS Disaster Response
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus:   Recently, tornadoes struck and devastated the small town of Pilger, Neb., killing two, including a 5-year-old child, and injuring more than two dozen, many critically.   In addition to laying waste to nearly the entire town, the storms destroyed the building of our congregation, St. John Lutheran, and the home of its pastor, the Rev. Terry Makelin. Numerous homes of LCMS members also were...
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Prayer Chain
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
  Join your sisters and brothers in Christ in the LWML SWD prayer request program. All are welcome.    
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