Lutheran Women in Mission


Southern Illinois District

Lutheran Women’s Missionary League


                                                                                    December 10, 2018


Dear LWML Sisters,


The members of the SID LWML Board bring greetings in the name of Jesus our Savior.


Advent is a time when we prepare for the coming of our King.  A star shone bright to illuminate the way to the humble stable where he was born. This star lead the Wise Men, carrying their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, to the manger where he lay.  The Wise Men were the first Gentiles to acknowledge or show Jesus as “King”.  That is what Epiphany means, to show or make known.  This act of worship by the Wise Men was the first indication that Jesus came for all people, all nations, all races, and that the word of God would go out into the world.


Just like the Wise Men, we hope that your society can begin planning for special Epiphany gifts during the upcoming Holiday Season to show the joy of Jesus to everyone in our lives. We encourage our societies to give a special gift to commemorate Christ’s call to the Gentiles. Acknowledging Matthew’s writing of the Great Commission “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19a), we pray your society, thru sending an Epiphany gift, will support the urgency to spread God’s Word to all nations throughout the world.   Gifts should be sent to the District Financial Secretary, Judy Guebert, 8509 Sunset Lane, Red Bud, IL  62278.


May you be blessed as we prepare for the upcoming Advent and Christmas Seasons.


In service to the King,


Miriam Koehne

VP of Gospel Outreach



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Press Release - September 29, 2018
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PRESS RELEASE September, 29, 2018

Lutheran Women in Mission – 39th Biennial Convention of Southern Illinois District

The 39th Biennial Convention of the Southern Illinois District Lutheran Women in Mission was held September 28 and 29 at Christ Our Rock High School in Centralia, IL. The convention goal statement was based on Psalm 100: 5; “God’s abundant blessings have brought us to this point in time, thus we pray that He gives us the faith to continue trusting His blessings for the future.” We celebrated 75 years AND beyond with DECADES OF MISSIONS” 

The opening evening of convention , little under 100 women shared fellowship, hosted by the Young WOMEN Representatives.   We closed with Vespers lead by Rev. Jay Holden and Rev. Terry Grebing.


Saturday morning we opened with Holy Communion celebration  service with 260 in attendance.



American & International Campus Ministry;SIU Carbondale                                        $4,000

Trinity/HOPE Feed Children of Lutheran Schools in Haiti: Gallatin, TN                       $5,000

Camp Wartburg’s “Shepherding Sheep” Camp for People with Disabilities            $5,000

Seminary Student Scholarships – Southern Illinois District                                             $8,000

Student Assistance Fund Scholarships – Southern Illinois District                             $4,000

Orphan Grain Train Hurricane Relief; Norfolk, NE                                                               $4,000

Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School (Centralia) Rev. Timothy

       Mueller Mentor Grant                                                   $4,000

LCMS U at SIUE-Edwardsville Campus Ministry Outreach Program                             $3,500

Metro-East Lutheran High School (Edwardsville) Student Scholarship

       And Tuition Assistance                                                  $4,000

Esther Comfort Dog Ministry Deployment Fund, Collinsville                                         $4,500

Unity Lutheran Christian Elementary School (East St Louis)                                           $4,000

Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School (Evansville, IL) Tuition Assistance                                $4,000

Shared prison & Jail ministry SID                                                                                           $6,000



Members nominated and voted into positions:  PASTORIAL COUNSELOR:  Rev. Stephen Krenz of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hoffman, IL and has accepted a call to St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Columbia, IL. DISTRICT PRESIDENT:  Diane Grebing from Renault, IL.  VICE PRESIDENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL RESOURCES: Carol Benning from Harvel, IL.  VICE PRESIDENT OF SPECIAL FOCUS MINISTRY:  Carol Walther from Collinsville, IL.  CORRESPONDING SECRETARY:  Sylvia Kleiboeker  from Ferrin, IL.  FINANCIAL SECRETARY: Judy Guebert from Red Bud, IL






39th Biennial Convention


LWML 2018 Convention

Christ Our Rock High School, Centralia, IL 




News on Supporting the Missions of LWML in 2019


Post the National LWML Convention in Mobile Alabama, the LWML is pleased to offer a cruise on the Carnival Fantasy for FUN from June 24- 29, 2019. Well-deserved rest and relaxation with proceeds which benefit the mission projects of the LWML.


Would you like to take part in this fun getaway while benefiting LWML?

McGehee Cruise & Vacation Inc. will assist with all reservations for the cruise.


Registration is now open:

Please follow this secure link for further information and questions. 876028969

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Southern Illinois District

2016 Convention Photos


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.