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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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 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


District Mites Update October 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
District Mites Report as of October 28, 2014 Mite Goal for Biennium: $213,000.00 Needed to date ($8,875.00 x 4): $35,500.00 Received to date: Mites $ 28,451.10 Memorials/Celebrations $      860.00 Selle Fund $      507.42 Total Receipts ...
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Fall Retreat Photo DVDs Available
Tuesday, October 28, 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  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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Christian Life Training Event - November 8, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Your Christian Life Committee has been working hard on the upcoming training event which will be held on November 8 at Bethlehem in Sun Prairie.  It begins with coffee at 8:30 and then we will open with prayer at 9:00.   We have posted some information on the speakers, Mr. Timothy Maschke and Rev. Robert Selle.  Please check out Christian Life Events on the side of this page to find out more about them.  If your zone has ...
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Fall Retreat Pictures
Tuesday, October 07, 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
Tuesday, September 02, 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 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, August 27, 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
Thursday, August 07, 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
Monday, July 28, 2014
Please go to the Mission Grants Chart page for more information.  
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LCMS Disaster Response
Monday, July 07, 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
Thursday, July 03, 2014
  Join your sisters and brothers in Christ in the LWML SWD prayer request program. All are welcome.    
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Don't Forget About the SOS Center!
Friday, May 30, 2014
The SOS Center in Milwaukee is again up and running with after school care helping these students with their homework and a safe place to go after school, as well as a place to learn about Jesus and His love.  They are always looking for donations of snacks such as crackers and fruit cups, as well as craft items such as paper, glue, glitter and foam craft sheets.  They want to have a daily summer camp for the students, with activities f...
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Final Mission Grants Paid!
Friday, May 30, 2014
  Grant #12 International Friendship Center – Madison - $12,000    PAID Through your thank offerings international students and their families who are living in the Madison area will be connected to life in the U.S. and to life in Jesus Christ. President Judy Paulson presented the check to Vicar Dan Anderson of the International Friendship Cente...
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Esther Bauers' 100th Birthday Party
Friday, May 09, 2014
Did you know that Sunday, April 27, 2014 was officially named "Esther Schoessow Bauers" Day in Milwaukee in celebration of Esther's 100th birthday? What a wonderful way to celebrate a wonderful woman! There was a fantastic turnout to help Esther celebrate her big day. See below for pictures. The birthday girl, Esther Bauers! ...
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