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39th Biennial





 Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School

Centrailia, IL

SEPTEMBER 28 - 29, 2018

Friday Night activity begins at 7:00 p.m.

Registration: 7:00-8:20 a.m. Saturday

Opening Worship:  8:30 a.m.


Ingathering items for CORLHS:  Monetary collection for Computer, reams of copy paper, Kleenes tissues, dry erase markers, or hand sanitizers.

RSVP by July 1 Delegates

August 15 YMR, Pastors, Vicars and Guests

Cost $25.00 with lunch $20.00 without

Pastors/Vicars $10.00 with or without lunch

(Watch this web site as more info becomes available) 






Dear LWML Sisters in Christ,     


“HIS STEADFAST LOVE ENDURES FOREVER!” is the theme for our 39th Biennial SID LWML Convention.

Our theme is based on Psalm 100:5 (NIV) “For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.”  The societies of the Upper Kaskaskia Zone invite you

to attend this convention on Friday and Saturday September 28 & 29, 2018.  All activities will take place at CHRIST OUR ROCK LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL, 9545 Shattuc Road, Centralia, IL. 62801.   Registration

on Saturday begins at 7:00 AM with opening worship service at 8:30 AM.  There will be a morning fellowship with coffee, juice, and lots of home-made goodies.  This will be served until about 8:20 AM.


This convention is going to be a celebration of our District LWML’s 75th anniversary.  We want to look at God’s abundant blessings that have brought us to this point in time, and we will pray that HE gives us the faith to continue trusting HIS blessings for the future. We plan to do this with power point presentations, banner displays, maybe even modeling era clothing, singing, reflections by past District Presidents, mission speakers from the decades, and our YWRs to look at and point us to the future. National LWML Vice President of Christian Life, Jennifer Huecker, will bring us greetings and the latest news from the national LWML.  Jennifer is a farm wife from central Missouri, so she will feel right at home here in Southern Illinois.


Friday evening activities and fellowship will also take place at the high school.  Activities will begin at 7:00 PM and end with devotions about 9:00 pm. 


HOTEL INFORMATION:    Best Western Plus in Centralia, IL.

                                              8145 Jolliff Bridge Road

                                              Centralia, Il. 62801

                                              1-618-918-2559 ask for LWML Convention

The hotel is brand new and offers a free hot breakfast, fitness room and an indoor heated pool. The rooms blocked off are for Friday evening 9/28 into Saturday A.M. You must book a room by September 14th to get the group rate of $97.00 per room. Reservations may be made by copying and pasting the link below into the address bar of any internet browser or calling the property at 618-918-2559 and asking for the group LWML Convention. 


There are lots of restaurants in Centralia at which to eat your Friday evening dinner before coming to CORLHS for the evening activities that begin at 7:00 PM. There is a map with directions enclosed.


Each society holding membership in the SID LWML is asked to send two women as DELEGATES to represent their society in voting for the 2018-2020 District Grants and officers.  Two alternates should also, be selected.  Registrations for delegates and alternates must be postmarked by July 1, 2018.   No delegates will be accepted after the convention has opened, and only a designated alternate will be allowed to replace a delegate who is unable to attend.  Societies are also encouraged to send at least one Young Woman Representative (YWR), who is between the ages of 22 & 35.  The YWR’s will have an active role in the convention and will also attend a special fellowship event on Friday evening.

More information will be provided to each YWR in August.


Registration fees:

Delegates:          $25 with lunch*, postmarked by July 1, 2018

                             $20 without lunch, postmarked by July 1, 2018

Non-delegates:                $25 with lunch*, postmarked by August 15, 2018

                             $20 without lunch, postmarked by August 15, 2018

YWRs:                   $25 with lunch*, postmarked by July 1, 2018

                             $20 without lunch, postmarked by July 1, 2018

Pastors/Vicars:  $10 with or without lunch*, postmarked by August 15, 2018


*Lunch will be a Turkey & Swiss on whole wheat bread, a bag of potato chips, a fruit cup and a package of cookies.  There will be drinks available. Attendees may bring their own lunch. Bottles of water will be available all-day long.

Soda will NOT be part of the catered lunch, BUT we will have soda available for ALL attendees at noon.


Enclosed with this letter are the registration materials, a poster for your bulletin board and a map.   No child care will be available this year. 


All convention registrations should be mailed to:             

                                                                               Marie Voges

                                                                               7755 St. Leos Road

                                                                               Evansville, IL. 62242

                                                                               Phone 618-282-2554



Descriptions of proposed mission grants and resolutions, officer candidate resumes will be e-mailed to

each delegate by August 15th.  If you do not have e-mail, these things will be mailed to you.  If you DO

NOT receive these items (by e-mail or snail mail) by August 25th, please call Ruth Ann Arbeiter at 618-763-4635 or Deb Albers at 618-978-3770.  Well informed delegates help make a more efficient convention.  The time allotted to reviewing the proposed grants at convention will be minimal.  There will be the special convention edition of the Newsletter coming in late July/early August.  This will also contain all this information.  This special edition newsletter will be on the website: sidlwml.org    and will be emailed to the person in your society that receives the regular quarterly newsletters.


Convention Manuals will NOT be mailed to delegate -  you will receive your manual when you register the day of convention.


INGATHERING FOR CONVENTION:  Our ingathering will be for Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School. The following items are needed by the school -  cash for computers, reams of copy paper, Kleenex, dry erase markers, and hand sanitizer.




We will have a “Mite Market”.  Any society, zone or individual who wishes to bring something to “sell” may do so, provided all monies earned go to the new Mite goal for the 2018-2020 biennium.  So, for instance, if your ladies make jellies or sell candles, you may wish to bring a few items that fit on a 4-foot section of table.  The items must be priced, and you may set up Friday evening at 6 PM or Saturday morning between 7-8 AM and all booths must be cleaned up directly after convention is adjourned.      Be creative!  Your “mission” is to raise mites for the new grants to be selected that weekend. 


Looking forward to seeing lots of you in September at CORLHS, as we celebrate 75 years and counting!

We are blessed to be serving you,


         Ruth Ann Arbeiter                                         Norma Tucker

       SID LWML Treasurer                                   Upper Kaskaskia Zone             Host Convention Co-Chairman:  Debra Albers                                                                   Co-Chairman:     Michelle Hill                                                         

Vice President of Christian Life ~ Upper Kaskaskia Zone


Lucy Thompson

SID LWML Corresponding Secretary




· 1976 Saints of ‘76, Arise and Go

· 1983 Reach Out with Christ

· 1984 Reach Out with Christ in Deeds of Love

· 1985 Give God Glory, Praise His Name

· 1986 His Praise In the Assembly of the Faithful

· 1991 Celebrate the Jubilee—Give God Glory

· 1995 Live By God’s Design

· 1996 We Are His Workmanship

· 1997 Hold Up The Light

· 1998 His Light Shines in Our Hearts

· 2000 Free to Be

· 2001 Because he First Loved me

· 2002 Love One Another



We are looking for these banners to use for convention.  If you know where any are, please call: Ruth Ann Arbeiter: 618-763-4635 or Deb Albers: 618-978-3770



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.

https://form.jotform.com/81724 876028969

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