From District President Becky Haltaufderheid

The 2020 LWML District Convention is CANCELED. Plan to join the live convention on Saturday, June 27. More information coming!

2020 CONVENTION NEWS: Mission Grant Proposal
View the visual presentation of the Mission Grants here as a pdf !

The Bylaw change to be voted on is here. 2020 Bylaw Change
To review the candidate information, look in the April Mission Tidings. April

Inspite of the Pandemic

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you, declares he LORD, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the LORD, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.” (Jeremiah 29:10-14)

I’m sure you are feeling the same as I am, waiting to get out and get back to normal, but what will normal be like? We know that the world has changed because of this pandemic, but one thing remains the same and that is our Lord Jesus Christ who has been walking beside us every day, even though we are apart.

We have been missing our LWML sisters as events this year have been canceled. The Spring Rallies and the Spring Retreat have not allowed us to gather together. The Orphan Grain Train mission trip scheduled for this August has been canceled and rescheduled for Monday, August 2 – Thursday, August 5, 2021. The plans for the trip remain the same with “The Browns” entertaining our group on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Mark your calendars! I hope to see you on the bus next year!

Our 2020 Convention has been canceled and we are conducting the normal convention business with the delegates and voting members by email. Elections will be conducted by ElectionBuddy and a few delegates utilizing paper ballots to accommodate all voters. This will be a historical event across most LWML Districts. Nearly all districts have canceled their conventions and are conducting their business in alternate ways similar to our district.

In addition to elections on line, we are planning on live streaming a short District Convention on Saturday, June 27th beginning at 9:00 AM. A huge thank-you goes out to Anne Hartman and Peace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire for agreeing to host and help us with the technology in order to come to you for this convention. This convention will be live streamed on our website. Why not plan on hosting a safe watch party with a few of your sisters. You will share in a worship service, hear from mission speakers, the results of the elections will be given and Wendysue Fluegge will be with us to sing the theme song she wrote and share many conventions songs with us. Watch for more live stream convention information on our website and on the NWD LWML Facebook page.

Many items have and will continue to be posted on the home page of our website. Watch for the convention manual and the worship folder to be posted. During this convention time, you will be able to give mite offerings online. Thank you to St. John’s in Pulaski for helping to increase our mite offerings! Please watch for the worship service folder – you will find online giving information inside.

Even though we can’t be together for this convention, we will continue do the mission work God has called us to do and support the mission grants selected at this historical convention. Praying God continues to bless you and your families as we journey through this pandemic.

Serving joyfully and walking daily with Jesus!