1993 in Edmonton Alberta

In 1993 the Canadian districts of Int’l LWML hosted their sisters from across the United States and Canada at Edmonton. It was a huge undertaking. At the conclusion of that convention, the Canadian women met to found LWML–Canada.

Sign outside the convention centre welcoming Lutheran women to Edmonton.

 

Theme banner for both conventions inside the Convention Centre.

 

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To learn more about Lutheran Women’s Missionary League–Canada visit us at lutheranwomen.ca.

©LWMLC 2018

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Food, Fun and Fellowship…three ingredients for an Epiphany celebration

SASKATOON – Women of St. Paul’s LWMLC and some friends gathered for a belated Christmas social and celebrated Epiphany instead. Gail Mitchell wrote a devotion for the gathering and Verla Schmirler put together a word scramble, both related to Epiphany.

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An exchange of gifts is always enjoyed with lots of shaking and weighing and exchanging for something someone else has but instead of spending money purchasing gifts, participants wrapped and brought an item they no longer needed, and their money went into purchasing gift cards for fast food outlets. As a result, $225 in gift cards was forwarded to Rev. D.J. Kim, missionary-at-large in Central District for his use in street ministry.

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A potluck salad lunch was enjoyed by all.

Throwback Thursdays

Representatives from every society in each district signed the charter at the Founding Convention of Lutheran Women’s Missionary League–Canada.

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To learn more about LWML–Canada visit us at lutheranwomen.ca.

© LWML-Canada 2018

Throwback Thursdays

This blog provides you with news from societies and zones of LWML-Canada. Beginning today and continuing until the LWML-Canada convention in July you will find an additional treat. The league’s anniversary committee began last Thursday to post pictures from the past 25 years on Facebook. Not everyone is on Facebook so we are also providing them via LWMLC News. Under the heading Throwback Thursdays, the postings will be made every Thursday, with the exception of this one which is from last Thursday.

To learn more about Lutheran Women’s Missionary League–Canada visit us at lutheranwomen.ca

©LWML-Canada 2018

Zone celebrates three anniversaries

RED DEER, Alta. – The Parkland Zone fall rally was hosted at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. The theme was Celebrate – “They celebrate Your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of Your righteousness” (Psalm 145:7). Forty-eight attended including six past and present zone presidents.

A game of LWMLC Jeopardy that tested our memories on LWMLC and Parkland Zone history followed a short business meeting. Lunch included a “taco in a bag.”  After lunch, we enjoyed a skit about the life of Katharina Luther (Martin Luther’s wife) where we learned about her life before meeting Martin Luther and her life with Martin Luther.

Pastor Brian Amison from Rocky Mountain House Lutheran Church led us in a Bible study entitled “Celebrate Life.” We learned that even when life is really crumbly and anything but a piece of cake, we still have reason to celebrate.

Linda Horton, our ABC district president was our guest speaker. She talked about celebrating the little things in our lives and gave us encouraging words and thoughts to live by, as we serve one another and our Lord.

The ladies took a Love Offering for James and Leona French from 100 Mile House, B.C. They lost their home in the B.C. wildfires. Over $700 was collected to help them get back on their feet.

Throughout the day, door prizes were given out, and each lady left with a little something. Various hymns were sung during the course of the day.

We celebrated three things: the 45th anniversary of our zone, Canada’s 150th Birthday and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. At the end of the day, we had cake and cupcakes to celebrate these events.

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Below: present and past presidents in attendance

(l-r) Fay Schatschneider, Phyllis Kober, Alvina Wolf, Barbara Richardson, Doreen Decore, Barb Lackman. Missing: Dorothy McGrandle. Left:  cakes and cupcakes made to celebrate the three anniversaries.

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To learn more about LWML–Canada (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League–Canada) visit lutheranwomen.ca.

Donna Pyle visits Saskatchewan

SASKATOON, Sask. – Faith Lutheran Women’s Society invited Lutheran author Donna Pyle to a get-acquainted on October 27, 2018.  Donna was in Saskatoon as guest speaker for the Reformation 500 Commemoration Banquet October 28. She readily accepted an invitation to meet ladies from all of the local LCC congregations.

Joy Circle of Faith is looking forward to using her Bible study Forgiveness–Received from God–Extended to Others.

Renate Bishopp

 

To learn more about Lutheran Women’s Missionary League-Canada visit us at lutheranwomen.ca

Service project inspires vicar

DIDSBURY, Alta. – Yesterday the church I am serving as vicar, Redeemer Lutheran Church, held their monthly LWMLC meeting. This month I was truly inspired by what they have accomplished, and I wanted to share what they did in hopes it will get others to do the same.

One of our missions is contributing to the support of newcomers to Canada, primarily those who come to Red Deer.  This year, for the month of October, we asked the congregation to donate personal care items as well as socks, notebooks, and pens. They were very generous and we were able to make up 21 welcome bags (like the Klenli Kits for CLWR used to be). Praise be to God!

Watching the ladies assemble the bags was heart-warming and spiritually uplifting for everyone involved. They worked tirelessly, knowing that the bags go directly to newcomers who need them badly. We hope that by welcoming new immigrants in this way the light of Christ’s love for us can be spread far and wide.

Vicar Michael Mayer

 

To learn more about Lutheran Women’s Missionary League–Canada visit lutheranwomen.ca