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


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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


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A fresh way to pray and a drama about Martin and Katie Luther highlight LWML–Canada Sunday

CRANBROOK, B.C. – We observed LWMLC Sunday, October 8, 2017, by presenting “Martin and Katharina Luther; a portrait of their marriage.” Narrator was Connor Mikulcik, Dr. Martin Luther was Derek Mikulcik and Katie, Irene Kaun (although Irene comments that she makes a rather elderly looking Katie). A devotion, “Send Me? Send Me?” written by Sharon Goetzen, was shared with the congregation. MY LITTLE FACT BOOK was given to worshippers, by the women ushers. Refreshments with a special cake, donated by Gwen McMahon, was enjoyed. All women of the church are encouraged and invited to monthly meetings, Kootenay Zone events and to participate in Mission Service projects for the local church, community and church-at-large.         Irene Kaun


CRANBROOK, B.C. – A FRESH WAY TO PRAY, an idea for LWML-Canada Sunday 2017, was well received and participated in by many. This Reformation Prayer Station (made by Debra Lafreniere) is in the narthex at Mt. Zion. It has been present since early September. Congregation members meditated on two questions: “Why is our Lutheran faith so special to us? How can we put our faith into action? Two responses were read by Irene Kaun each Sunday.


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Be my Valentine!

LLOYDMINSTER, Alta. – Ladies of the LWMLC at First Lutheran held their annual Valentine party meeting on February 8, 2018. The evening of food and fellowship included a Bible study and exchange of Valentines. A donation was made to Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots (LAMP) based in Edmonton and the group committed to sending 20+ Learning Back Packs to Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) headquartered in Winnipeg.


Pictured below is Vera May William with her display of valentines. They belonged to her mother, Mrs. Brase, a school teacher and wife of Pastor Brase who faithfully served First Lutheran Church from 1935 to 1951.


Photos by Darlene Hafso

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Mary enjoys knitting for others

RED LAKE, Ont. – Christ Lutheran LWMLC recently donated 30 “We Care Bears” to CLWR—all knitted by Mary Pfeifer (centre of photo), a member of the group.

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Women of LWMLC busy in Lloydminster, Alta.

LWMLC of First Lutheran Church, Lloydminster, held their annual BBQ at the Hafso’s on August 10. God provided a beautiful evening for food, fellowship and Bible study. We also had Mrs. Jaydene Voll’s Grade 3 class from St. James Lutheran School in Hervey Bay, Australia, join the group via FaceTime!



A Mighty Fortress is our God! Pictured are the 120 students with their family & friends after the Friday closing program of Vacation Bible School at First Lutheran Church in Lloydminster Alberta. Many of our LWMLC members served throughout the week of August 14-18. The Men’s Club assisted with the Friday noon lunch of hotdogs and cupcakes.

~ Darlene Hafso


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Sweet Life Café doesn’t disappoint

group attending the retreatParkland Zone, ABC District LWMLC held their annual spring retreat at the 4-H Centre in Westerose, Alta., this past April. Sixty-two attended including eleven children, two facilitators and two babysitters.

Judi Luckhardt and Chantelle Lysgaard served as facilitators for the weekend. Theme for the weekend was Sweet Life Cafe. Ladies spent the weekend in Bible study and in fellowship.

A silent auction raised $2150.50. This allotment was used to keep the registration fee low. An offering was split between ABC LWMLC Travel Fund for delegates and LAMP.

Ladies who attended had this to say:

I was so pleased with the retreat, with Judi and all her work, Chantelle for her assisting, for all the ladies who attended, for how special all the children were, the babysitters did an awesome job, the music was wonderful, the food was great and most of all, our Lord was there as we shared, as we grew in our faith, as we shared with our ladies, as we were able to become closer to the women who attended, lots of neat hands on, lots of fun and fellowship. The Drumheller society did an awesome job with registration and hosting. ~Fay

A wonderful weekend spending quality time with a diverse group of Christian women reading and discussing God’s word. There was singing, bidding, eating, snacking, laughing, drinking coffee, playing games, talking and bonding. ~Doris

I thought it was a relaxed weekend but the pjs were very comfortable and a lot of new younger women attended the weekend. Great silent auction, good way to help young women attend the retreat. Good food and good company. Enjoyed the speaker and sweet cafe. ~Holly

I loved the whole weekend, spending time with my sisters in Christ. I think a good weekend is when we laugh a lot and cry just a little and the weekend did not disappoint. The presentation was great and life was pretty fine at the Sweet Life Café. ~Lynn

The Sweet Life Café was a wonderful weekend of relaxation and fellowship. It was very well organized and presented. The silent auction was fun, and all in all it was a great weekend. ~Marilyn

This was my first time attending and I went with the idea of meeting new people. I wasn’t disappointed and really bonded with my small group on Saturday as we interacted with the activities/discussions set out in the Sweet Life Cafe workbook. As always, I appreciated the company of my old friends from St. Peter’s as well. ~Sandy


Adapted from The Flashlight, ABC LWMLC District


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