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LWML SD DISTRICT CONVENTION

63rd Convention
June 7–8, 2024

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Best Western Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center
Aberdeen, South Dakota

"Inexpressible Joy ✟ Matchless Savior" 

Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. (1 Peter 1:8-9 )

 

Goal

   To celebrate the extraordinary gift of salvation given to us by Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Objectives

  • Be blessed by the love of God through studying the Word and receiving forgiveness of sins through the Word and the Sacrament of the Altar.

  • Be blessed by the Holy Spirit by sharing our treasures and learning how they are used by mission grant recipients .

  • Be blessed by Jesus as His love is shared by Lutheran Women in Mission. 

Special Guests

  • Keynote Speaker Kay Kreklau, LWML North Dakota District and Past LWML President.

  • Bible Study Leader Donna Snow, author, LWML Texas District.

  • LWML Representative Arlene Naasz, LWML Vice President of Organizational Resources 2023–2027, South Dakota District.

  • Gifts of Love Presentation, Katy Gifford, LWML Minnesota North District.

CONVENTION AGENDA

 

Friday, June 7, 2024

      8 a.m.  Registration opens

  8:30 a.m.  Servant Events

     10 a.m.  Choir practice

 10:45 a.m.  Delegate orientation

 11:30 a.m.  Noon meal

      1 p.m.  Opening Service.

                The first convention session begins after the opening service.

  5:30 p.m.  Evening meal

      7 p.m.  Mite Walk at Wiley Park
Saturday, June 8, 2024

 8:30 a.m.  Convention session two begins with the banner procession.

    12 p.m.  Noon meal

      1 p.m.  Convention session three begins. This session will end mid to later afternoon with a sending service and installation of officers.

 

Printable 2024 LWML SD District Convention Call Letter. See the call letter for information about candidates, proposed mission grants, speakers, and so much more!

Printable 2024 LWML SD District Convention Flyer.

 

Printable 2024 LWML SD District Convention Manual Coming soon!

Banner Guidelines

Gifts from the Heart and Servant Events (click link for a downloadable flyer
Bulletin insert for Gifts from the Heart (click link for a downloadable document

SAFE HARBOR is a shelter and advocacy organization that provides services in northeastern South Dakota. Any of the following donated items will be appreciated: Ladies deodorant, brooms and dust pans, shampoo and conditioner, scrubbing brushes, facial tissues, floor cleaner, all-purpose cleaner spray, bath towels and kitchen towels, Ziplock bags of all sizes, Swiffer starter sets, disinfecting wipes, toilet bowl cleaner and toilet brushes.

 

JOURNEY HOME Helping people who have the desire to achieve more physically, intellectually, and socially. Their goal is to provide struggling people in the community with a hand-up not a hand-out, based on the love and wisdom of Jesus Christ. The following donated items will be appreciated.

     FOOD BANK: peanut butter, coffee, toilet paper and non-perishable food.

     CLOTHES: hats, any sheets, clothes for babies, elderly, men, women, and children.

     USED ITEMS: pots and pans, silverware and drinking glasses to give out when going on their own.

SERVANT EVENTS

Make diapers out of T-Shirts and/or flannel material for the Orphan Grain Train.

Color Christian bookmarks and cards for Phil’s Friends for cancer patients.

Make witness bracelets for M.O.S.T. (Mission Opportunities Short Term).

Make mitten puppets for The Puppet Place at the South Dakota State Fair.

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62nd Convention of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League of South Dakota
June 3–4, 2022
St. John's Lutheran Church, Yankton, South Dakota

Newly-elected Officers
Vice President of Communication — Heather Miller
Vice President of Special Focus Ministries — Dianne Hemminger

Secretary — Luann Zuercher
Financial Secretary — Paula Warren
Pastoral Counselor — Rev. Brian Mosemann
Nominating Committee — Susan Swanson, chr.; Nyla Jurrens; and Patti Greenseth

 

Mission Grants

  1. Black Hills Pregnancy Center Earn While you Learn Program, Rapid City, SD — $5,000

  2. Financial Assistance for Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN Food and Clothing Coop — $5,000

  3. Feeding Haitian Children Physically and Spiritually — $5,000

  4. International Students Making Jesus Known to the World, Concordia Seminary — $5,000

  5. Faith Lutheran Daycare and Preschool Playground Area Upgrade — $5,000

  6. Luther's Small Catechism for African Missions, LHF — $5,000

  7. Mozambique Sewing Project, LCMS International Mission Africa Region — $5,000

  8. Faith and Hope Center, Siberia LCMS Office of International Mission Eurasia Region — $5,000

  9. Spanish Braille Bibles for Central and South America, LBW — $5,000

  10. Soldiers of the Cross, LCMS — $5,000

  11. Jesus Door 2 Door — $1,000

  12. Teachers to the World, MOST Ministries — $4,000 (partial)

 

Convention Offerings

  1. 2022–2024 Mission Grant Goal — $3,166.49

  2. The Puppet Place — $2,875.91

Convention Highlight Photos, courtesy of Don Reichert

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