From District President Joan Berquist

2021: Fall Mission Tidings

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1).

The North Wisconsin District is certainly in a season of change. Just look out the window and see the daily change of color and the vegetation thinning out. During the summer, it seems like everything stays the same and then in Autumn, we experience daily change when viewing God’s stunning creation.

We have also experienced change in our district leadership. Due to health issues, Becky Haltaufderheid has stepped down as our North Wisconsin District President and according to our bylaws as First Vice President I have assumed the position of President. The Executive Committee appointed a First Vice President, Mary Harrington, to fulfill my term. So, yes, there are challenges that accompany these changes. We ask your patience and understanding as we grow into these positions. NWD Women in Mission are still in mission! The important work of the LWML continues to be done despite circumstances beyond our control.

Autumn is the season for LWML rallies! Plan to attend your zone rally and experience the joy of Jesus when you are with your LWML sisters in Christ. The Leadership Development Workshop is at Camp Luther on Friday, Saturday, October 29-30. The registration form is in the current issue of the Mission Tidings. I encourage you to attend, no matter how long you have been in LWML. We can always learn something new to bring back to our societies. The Christian Life Workshop is coming up on Saturday, November 13. Zone Christian Life Committee members and Zone Presidents are invited to attend the workshop being held at Rib Mountain Lutheran Church, 3010 Eagle Avenue, Wausau.

What’s your 80? In 2022, the LWML will be celebrating 80 years of God’s Grace. In thanksgiving for these 80 years, each member, society, zone and district will be encouraged to reflect God’s love by blessing others with 80 items of something. Use your imagination and share the joy!!

Serving Jesus with you!