What are you doing on June 3-4, 2022? I am so excited to give you a reason to drive to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Yankton, SD, on those days. It is our LWML South Dakota District Biennial convention, Walk in Love, and you don’t want to miss it!
There are so many activities planned for you. Jan Wendorf, former LWML President is the keynote speaker, and Marie Chow, Vice President of Organizational Resources, is the LWML representative who will bring news from LWML and have a breakout session.
The Mite Walk will be along the Missouri River and end at a birthday party in the park where we will celebrate the 50th year of the Puppet Place and the 80th year of LWML. Pastor Andrew Utecht will do some magic and a puppet show. Our servant events, making a cross in the pocket and finger puppets, will support the Puppet Place at the SD State Fair.
Mission grant reports will be given by Tina Lenz from the Sioux Falls Lutheran School, Reverend Don McKillop from the Community Outreach Mission at Trinity Lutheran in Belle Fourche, and Reverend Peter Utecht from the Early Learning Ministry to Children at Bethesda Lutheran in Hot Springs.
Other activities include the opening communion service, Bible study, a sending service, breakout sessions, ingathering, convention choir, banner parade, YWR activities, and voting on the mission grants for the 2022-2024 biennium.
You will soon be able to register for convention and the hotels. Please talk to your friends and make plans to attend the convention. If you know a lady who wants to know more about the mission of LWML, this is great way to introduce her to it. We joyfully proclaim Christ, support missions, and equip women to honor God by serving others.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!”
Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up