Serves Before and After Worship Services
Women of this group dedicate their time and talent to providing a reverent worship space that demonstrates love and respect for God and His people gathered in His name. Functions performed by them include: displaying, cleaning, and storing paraments and linens appropriately; caring for sacramental vessels and vestments; preparing for and cleaning up after worship; ordering supplies and flowers; and decorating the sanctuary for seasonal and special events.
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML)
Meets as Needed September to May
Second Thursday of the Month
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 the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world. LWML encourages all sisters in Christ to be grounded in God’s Word and to live out their lives in mission service and to financially support mission grants through the use of mite boxes. Our LWML group sponsors many congregational events such as a Souper Bowl Door Collection for St. Matthew’s El Comedor Popular Soup Kitchen, an annual Prayer Breakfast, a National Day of Prayer Service, an LWML Sunday Service, and Gifts from the Heart gatherings for human care agencies. Members of the group attend events at the zone, district, and national levels. The LWML also places St. John subscription order for The Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly.
Sew What Group
Meets Weekly Year Round
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Sew What Group spends the vast majority of their time making quilts which are donated to human care agencies such as Lutheran World Relief who distribute them to individuals living amidst poverty, disaster, and war. They also make eyeglass cases for MOST Ministries and wheelchair/walker bags. Sewing is not a prerequisite for joining the group. Some ladies serve by cutting quilt squares and tying the quilts. Others use their knitting or crocheting skills to make lap blankets for Phil’s Friends to distribute to cancer patients. The ladies also take time each week to enjoy fellowship over a brown bag lunch. You need not stay for the whole day; come for as long as you wish. Moms, feel free to bring your preschool children.
Women’s Book Club
Do you enjoy reading and discussing books? Then this home-based group is for you. Each month a readily accessible book from area libraries is chosen to read. Selections are varied and include Christian fiction of all genres to inspirational non-fiction books. Each session is opened with prayer followed by breakfast supplied by appointed members. A lively discussion about the book read, including how it relates to faith, follows based on author’s or reviewer’s questions. The group then chooses a new book to read.