Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Collinsville, IL

Life Speaker:  Kristi Hofferber

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.


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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.