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       JUNE 27, 2020
                              LWML CONVENTION

                              Remember All His Blessings

                We will "Walk by faith, not by sight"
                                  2 Corinthians 5:7

Goal: Attendees vision will be renewed through the gifts of God’s
  Word and Sacraments and He will guide us in our faith walk

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Due to the outbreak of the COVID -19 pandemic and the cancellation of the 2020 District LWML
Convention, the following Convention Rules apply to this convention.


  Section 1 – District Convention
          A. A District Convention shall be held in the even numbered years at a time and place determined by the
              District Executive Board.
          B. A District LWML Convention may be hosted by one (1) or more zones in order to provide proper
          C. The societies shall be notified of the time and place through the Mission Tidings.
          D. The official call to convention shall appear in the Mission Tidings published immediately prior to the

  Section 2 – District Convention
          A. The voting assembly of the convention shall be:
                  1. Two (2) elected delegates from each unit;
                  2. Voting Members of the Executive Board;
                  3. Past Presidents of the North Wisconsin LWML District, who are currently members of LWML
                       and reside in the district.
          B. A member of the voting assembly shall vote in one (1) capacity only. Proxy votes are
          C. Each elected delegate shall have at least two (2) elected alternates:
                  1. In the event delegate(s) can’t attend, the vacancy shall be filled by the alternate(s)
                     receiving the highest number of votes.
                  2. The names of the elected delegates and alternates shall be in the hands of the
                     District Corresponding Secretary at least six (6) weeks before the convention.
          D. A majority of the registered voting assembly shall constitute a quorum.
1. All delegates must be properly registered with the Corresponding Secretary.
2. Only registered delegates and other voting members of the convention may introduce business, debate and vote.
3. Nominations from the floor: To nominate a candidate from the floor, please remember the nominee must have been
   contacted prior to the discussion. The nominee must provide a biographical sketch and written consent to the
   Nominating Committee Chair prior to the beginning of the discussion in order to be placed on the ballot.
4. Discussion Via Email: Discussion will begin June 3, 2020 with an email message sent out by the District President
   to everyone who provided an email address. If you do not have an email address, it will be difficult to participate. You
   may call Second Vice-President, Sharon Hanke at 715-842-1986 to have her add your comments to the discussion.
   Discussion will take place regarding the recommended Mission Grant Goal, the proposed Bylaw Resolution and any
   officer nominations from the floor. Once discussion begins and you want to add to the discussion, agree or disagree
   with the subject of discussion you MUST use the REPLY TO ALL in order for everyone to view the discussion. If
   you select reply, you are only conversing with the last person posting a comment. Discussion will take place from
   June 3 till June 10, 2020 at midnight.
5. The parliamentarian interprets the rules and advises on parliamentary procedure.
6. Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised shall govern the proceedings of this convention in all cases to which they are
   applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with District Bylaws.
7. Voting will take place as a two tiered voting procedure. Those with email addresses will utilize Election Buddy
   software for voting, and those without email capability will utilize paper ballots to vote. All voting will take place
   between June 15 – 19, 2020. Paper ballots must be placed in the envelope provided, the affidavit signed and
   postmarked by June 17, 2020 at midnight. They must be returned to Lynne Johnson, Teller Chair.
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Office of the President
                                                                                         Debbie Larson

 June 2020

 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

 It is my honor to bring you greetings from the Board of Directors of the Lutheran Women’s
 Missionary League (LWML). This year all 40 LWML districts will meet in convention, each
 with a different agenda and a variety of activities, and yet we gather for one purpose: to
 glorify one God.

 Our Lord continues to bless the LWML. We humbly thank Him for the thousands of mission grants funded in the past
 78 years, both on the district and national levels, and the countless lives brought to Christ by the working of the Holy
 Spirit through your service, prayers, and generous offerings. To God be all glory and praise!

 In the next few days, you will meet under the theme “Jesus Be My Vision.” My prayer for you is that the Holy Spirit
 will lead and guide you, that you will take advantage of opportunities to share His Good News with a new friend, and
 that you will learn something new about one of the mission grant recipients. I pray that you will always find joy in
 worshiping and serving our Lord. May love and laughter fill each of your hearts as you learn from His Word, complete
 the business for your district, renew friendships, and build new relationships.

 LWML women come from all generations and from all cultures yet gather together praising one God. Our passion is to
 encourage all women to be rooted in God’s Word and to live out our response to God’s grace through mission
 education, mission service, mission inspiration, and mission giving. As a Lutheran woman in mission, this is your

 Please pray for the mission grants selected at this convention and for the 21 national mission grants your delegates
 chose at the 38th Biennial LWML Convention in Mobile, Alabama, in 2019. We hold fast to the commitment of our
 mite offerings to meet our mission goal, remembering that we have pledged to our Lord “our silver and our gold to
 extend His Kingdom.” What a blessing to know that our Heavenly Father gives us the privilege to extend His

 Your North Wisconsin District, under the direction of President Becky Haltaufderheid, has supported the plans and
 programs of the LWML. I thank God for each of you as you individually serve Him wherever you are and with the
 gifts He has graciously given you for this time in the life of the LWML.

 Serving Christ, surrounded by HIS grace,

        LWML President 2019-2023

                                                                 2020 Report to the Districts
                                                                  Lutheran Women’s Missionary League
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President’s message                                                  Mission Grants
         As your new president, I
         wish there could be
                                                                         2019-2021 Biennium
         forty of me so I could
         attend all your
                                                                      Mission Goal $2,100,000
         conventions, but please                                1. Water and the Word for Rural Schools in Kenya,
         know that you are in my                                $80,000
         prayers always.                                        2. Teach Me Too – Preschoolers with Learning
                                                                Needs in Austin, TX (LSEM), $100,000
         This is an exciting time with so many changes.         3. Mission Outreach for At-Risk Young Women in
         We have twenty-one new mission grants to               Africa (LHM), $100,000
         support through our mites. What a variety of           4. God’s Grace for This Generation (LAMP),
         grants — from a Mobile Medical Mercy Mission           $100,000
         Bus in Guatemala to Christ for You Anytime,            5. God’s Word Changes Everything (LBT), $95,000
         Anywhere for KFUO Radio, our LCMS broadcast            6. Mobile Medical Mercy Mission Bus in
         network. Through each of these grants we are           Guatemala, $100,000
                                                                7. Restoring Hope for Detroit Children and Families
         sharing the love and mercy of Jesus.
                                                                — Camp Restore Detroit, $100,000
         The Presidents Assembly met for the first time         8. Lights for Christ Scholarships in Guatemala,
         in January sharing in their discussions ideas,         $95,000
         issues and solutions. This is such a valuable time     9. Wind River Indian Reservation Transportation in
                                                                Wyoming (WRLM), $40,000
         for them, and I pray for these leaders as they
                                                                10. Ministry in Motion at Trinity Lutheran Church in
         take these ideas back to their districts.
                                                                Mobile, AL, $58,000
         This is a time to celebrate the LWML for all the       11. Touching the Living Word (LBW), $100,000
         blessings you have brought to each of your             12. Women’s Witness and Mercy in Asia (Mission
                                                                Central), $100,000
         districts. Together you funded over 464 grants
                                                                13. Digital Media Development (LFL), $30,000
         and raised over $6,086,000 in mites through the
                                                                14. Hope and Healing Hub of Downtown Lincoln, NE,
         forty districts. To God be the glory!                  $50,000
                                    Each of you is special to   15. Pre- and Post-Seminary Training for Local Church
                                                                Workers in Africa, $62,650
                                    me, but more
                                                                16. Preparing Leaders for Tomorrow (LCMS School
                                    importantly special to
                                                                Ministries), $80,000
                                    God. You are HIS!           17. Christ for You, Anytime, Anywhere (KFUO
                                                                Radio), $60,000
                                                                18. Sri Lanka Multipurpose Building Construction
                                                                (LCMS OIM), $50,000
                                                                19. Making Jesus Known in the US Ethnic
                                                                Communities at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO,
                                                                20. Music Outreach, Classes, and Resources on the
                                                                Border in El Paso, TX, $98,400
                                                                21. LCMS Deaconess Ministry (LCMS OIM), $39,523

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39th Biennial Convention                                LWML Sunday 2020
                                                                 Kingdom People Produce Kingdom Fruit

                                                             The kingdom of God will be … given to a people
                                                             producing its fruits (Matthew 21:43)

                                                             Rev. Larry Krueger is a native Texan and a
                                                             graduate of The University of Texas in Austin
                                                             with a BBA in Management in 1978. Before
                                                             enrolling in the seminary in 1982, he was
                                                             employed by Texas Instruments in Temple,
             Running the Race … Looking to Jesus             Texas and Tubular Services, Inc. in Houston. He
                                                             received his Master of Divinity degree in 1986
         Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great      from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis.
         a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every
         weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let    He and his wife Sally were married in August of
         us run with endurance the race that is set before   1984. He has served in a variety of pastoral
         us, looking to Jesus the founder and perfecter of   roles in Oklahoma, Illinois, Missouri, and Texas.
         our faith, who for the joy that was set before      His ministry experiences have included
         him endured the cross, despising the shame,         conventional sole and associate pastor roles,
         and is seated at the right hand of the throne of    campus missionary, conference speaker, and
         God (Hebrews 12:1-2).                               Assistant to the President of The Lutheran
                                                             Church—Missouri Synod.
          Thursday, June 24-Sunday, June 27, 2021
                                                             He was most recently serving as an Associate
             Rupp Arena – Lexington, Kentucky
                                                             Pastor at Concordia Lutheran Church in San
                                                             Antonio. He is today being installed as Senior
                 Convention Logo Explanation                 Pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Waco,
         The convention logo incorporates the shape of       Texas.
         the last letter of the Greek alphabet, Omega,
         and makes reference to the passage from                    Important Deadlines
         Scripture, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the
         first and the last the beginning and the end …      August 15, 2020 – Nominations for LWML
         (Revelation 22:13). The symbol is shaped like a     Officers and Nominating Committee. Send to:
         horseshoe, which is appropriate as horses are a
         large part of the Kentucky culture.
                                                             September 30, 2020 – LWML Mission Grants
         Ancient Greeks awarded horseshoe-shaped             Proposals. Send to:
         laurel wreaths to victors of competitions. In our
                                                             March 1, 2021 – Names of Certified 2021 LWML
         logo, the laurel wreath symbolizes our victory in
                                                             Convention Delegates and Alternates. Send to:
         The banner was a method of announcing an
                                                             March 31, 2021 – 2019-2021 Biennium Financial
         official proclamation. Our banner proclaims that
                                                             Books Close. Mite donations must be
         we are “Running the Race … Looking to Jesus.”
                                                             postmarked by March 31, 2021.

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Welcome to the 38th Biennial Live Stream Convention of the North Wisconsin
District Lutheran Women's Missionary League!
Greetings Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
I have been very blessed over these past two years serving as your
president. Thank-you for the many prayers and support you
provided as we went through many changes, especially this past
year. I, along with many of you, walked by faith as we navigated
through canceled events due to COVID-19. Because of the
Governor's orders, we discovered a new way of attending church
and Bible studies.
Today, we continue to walk by faith as we gather together in our
own homes and bring the convention to you by live stream. It was
a pleasure to work with the ladies from zones 13/14 and 19 as they
worked together on various committees to be ready for all of you to be here, but that won't happen
this year. We have deferred our contract to 2022. You will then be able to come to Green Bay on the
Oneida Indian Reservation for convention. What a blessing it will be, to be with our Native American
neighbors, to meet them and learn more about their culture as we listen to speakers from Lutheran
Indian Ministries and their work here and abroad.
As we gather together today, we will worship, sing, hear how our convention proceedings and
elections were carried out, find out what Mission Grants were selected and who God has called to
lead our district for the next biennium. We give thanks for the many women and men who have been
called by God to place their names on the ballot with the intention to serve our district. We give our
mite offerings as we support mission grant proposals in our district and at the national level. We will
let Jesus be our vision to lead us as we move forward in the LWML. We will "Walk by faith, not by
2 Corinthians 5:7
Serving Joyfully,
Becky Haltaufderheid

Becky Haltaufderheid
NWD LWML President

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Dear Ladies,
 Greetings to you in the name of our risen Lord – Jesus Christ!
 “I have never seen anything like this!” This is the first time that the North Wisconsin District LWML will be
 having a “mini live stream convention” because in 2020, we are safer at home than coming together due to
 COVID-19. That is the reality of our world today. But that does not stop what God continues to carry out through
 you and what your mites do in mission projects. You will gather in a different way to carry out your convention
 “Jesus, Be My Vision” is the title of your convention. The good news is Jesus has perfect vision and just as our
 Lord takes us in the right direction, God’s perfect vision led Abraham and Sarah to Canaan. God led Moses and
 the Israelites to the promised land. God led Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. God sent his Son into the world to
 redeem us because God saw that we could not save ourselves. “He that believes and is baptized will be saved.”
 It is that faith in our caring and trusting Lord that leads us forward into the future with hope. We look around us
 and things have been different. Some of us have been worshipping at home. Some of us have worked from home.
 We have not been able to carry through on plans to be with loved ones. Funerals have taken place with less than
 10 people all because of the pandemic. Yet we hold onto the words of the Apostle Paul to the Corinthians “Walk
 by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). Remember that God has walked with us, led us in the past, and will
 continue to lead us into the future. That is what our faith does for us.

 Ladies, may God continue to bless you as you gather to carry out the Lord’s business. Blessings!

 Rev. Dr. Dwayne M. Lueck District

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38th Biennial Mini Convention North Wisconsin District LWML
                Live-Stream from Peace Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, WI
                                     June 27, 2020

                               CONVENTION AGENDA
                                        Saturday, June 27, 2020

8:45 AM         Music                                                 Wendysue Fluegge
                                                                          Song Leader

9:00 AM Call to Order                                              Becky Haltaufderheid
                                                                 LWML District President
                Lighting of Convention Candle                              Erika Heiden
                                                                        President’s Page
                Divine Worship                                          Rev. Larry Yaw
                                                                     Zone 19 Host Pastor

                       Proclaimer                                        Rev. Jonathan Wessel
                                                                         NWD LWML Sr. Counselor

10:00 Theme Song                                                      Wendysue Fluegge
                                                                          Song Leader

Mite Offering designated for NWD 2020-2022 Mission Grant Goal

10:15 Special Greetings                                             Rev. Dwayne Lueck
                                                                  NWD LCMS President

                                                                          Bill Jordan
                                                               NWD LCEF Representative

10:30 Honoring Past District Presidents

League Pledge - (Please Stand)

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In fervent gratitude for the Savior’s dying love and His blood-bought gift of redemption
we dedicate ourselves to Him with all that we are and have; and in obedience to His call
for workers in the harvest fields, we pledge Him our willing service wherever and
whenever He has need of us. We consecrate to our Savior our hands to work for Him, our
feet to go on His errands, our voice to sing His praises, our lips to proclaim His
redeeming love, our silver and our gold to extend His Kingdom, our will to do His will,
and every power of our life to the great task of bringing the lost and the erring into eternal
fellowship with Him. Amen.                                            Rev Harry Fricke

Remembering Past District Presidents, Florence Schultz and Doris Holdorf, who went to
Heaven this past biennium.

Remembering our faithful Board of Directors member, Sandi Michaelis who was currently
serving as Chairman of the Human Care Committee.

Music during PowerPoint remembrance and a song after from Wendysue

10:45 Convention Information

Convention Rules

Minutes Review Committee                        Sherrilee Wallerman, Chair
                      Committee Members: Linda Pelot, Judy Pelot, Doris Erb

Credentials Report                  Miriam Slaght, Convention Registration Chair
                in the absence of Georgette Vandenburg, Corresponding Secretary

Balloting and Results of Mission Grants Voting                         Lynne Johnson
                                                             Teller Chair
                                                     Sandra Poock and Cathlene Clark
                                                              Tellers for paper ballots
                              St. John's Ladies Aid/LWML in Almond, WI

Election of Officers                                         Dottie Ollenburg-Neumann
                                                                        Nomination Committee Chair
                                                              Assistants: Kim Zastrow & Karol Selle
11:35 Mission Messages

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Video from Cameroon                                             Elliot & Serena Derricks

Mites in Motion Speaker       (Video)                                  Tim Young Eagle,
                                                                Lutheran Indian Ministries

12:00 - Noon take a 15-minute break, make a Mite offering and sing with Wendysue

12:15 LWML President’s Message                                         Susan Donnelly
                                                National LWML Public Relations Director

Video message from Susan and President Debbie's report: HTTPs

        2019 NWD YWR Mobile Convention Report                     Erika Heiden
                                           Kelsey Zernicke, and Lauren Herberts

        H2H Sister 2019 Mobile Convention Report                            Rebecca Edler
                                      (Video from Rebecca)

Invitation to 2021 Convention, Lexington, KY

District President’s Message                                         Becky Haltaufderheid
                                                                 Diane Simon Introduction

Installation of Officers      Video                            Rev. Jonathan Wessel
                                                     NWD LWML Sr. Pastoral Counselor

1:30 PM Closing Devotions                                      Christian Life Committee:
                                                  Dawn Via, Sharon Makela and Sue Pfeil

Extinguish Convention Candle and sing Theme Song as we close           Wendysue Fluegge


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38th Biennial Convention North Wisconsin District LWML
                                     June 27th, 2020

Wendysue is a passionate 'creative' and in light of many of our live events being canceled, she is
now offering VIRTUAL SUMMER RETREATS for women who wish to fellowship around
scripture and music! Each is 3 zoom sessions of teaching, talk and songs based on a theme
(Flight, Sailing/Anchored, or Lavish Love) over 15 days. See her
website for details, to purchase her music, and to connect with her about
coming to your church for a future event!

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Susan Donnelly, Public Relations Director

     Lutheran Women’s Missionary League
     Growing up in Idaho, Susan Donnelly knew about the Lutheran Women’s
     Missionary League from her mother who attended her local church’s
     meetings. Her mom loved the summer retreats at the LWML Utah-Idaho
     District’s Camp Perkins in the Sawtooth Mountains, but with college,
     marriage, and moving, Susan hadn’t gotten involved. When she finally settled
     down, the president of her local LWML group invited her to a meeting and before it was over, she
     volunteered to be the secretary. And the rest, as they say, is history. Susan became editor of the district
     newsletter and, in 2006, she was elected president of the district.

     In 2013 Marguerite Christman called to ask if she would serve as the activities director on the
     Pittsburgh Convention Host Committee. After that wonderful experience, she was hooked and filled
     out an application to serve on a national LWML committee. She was asked to join the Mission Grants
     Committee, where she served for two years as a member and two more as chairman. It was a joy for
     her to see mites working to bring the Good News of Jesus to people all around the world. In 2018,
     LWML President Debbie Larson asked her to serve as the LWML Public Relations Director.

     In her local church, Susan has served as a member and a leader on the church council, and committees
     for evangelism and social ministry, as well as on the call committee. She’s served on the prayer chain,
     the garden committee, the Christmas Bazaar committee, and attends Bible study. She helped with her
     church’s summer lunch program and their Thanksgiving meal ministry, both of which are outreaches
     to the community. She worked outside the home, not using her degree in English from the University
     of Idaho, but rather as a residential real estate appraiser when she moved to New Jersey in 1976.

     Susan is married to Bob; they have three children and four grandchildren. Currently living in a
     retirement community in New Jersey, she and Bob enjoy summer activities on their boat, kayaking,
     and traveling.

     Susan believes that our mission as women of the LWML is to create stronger relationships among our
     sisters and God and in doing so, encourage them to step out in faith, and use their talents to further
     God’s kingdom.

     In 1 Peter 4:10 is a favorite passage: As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good
     stewards of God’s varied grace. Susan wants every woman to hear God’s call and know that her
     LWML sisters will equip and encourage her in all she does for our Savior, Jesus Christ, and to use her
     gifts to spread the Good News in new ways to those who have never heard.

                                                          Serve the LORD with gladness! (Psalm 100:2).

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Proposed Amendments for LWML North Wisconsin District Bylaws
Rationale: To stay in compliance with the Bylaws adopted at the 38th Biennial LWML
Convention in Mobile, Alabama, June, 20-23, 2019. The district presidents will constitute the
Presidents Assembly, not the Board of Directors

Proposed Amendment Article VIII - DUTIES OF OFFICERS, Section 1
Current Text
F. serve as a member of the LWML Board of Directors;

If adopted will read
F. serve as a member of the President’s Assembly;
  1. should the District President be unable to attend, the 1st Vice President could attend and
have a voice and a vote
   2. should either the District President or 1st Vice President be unable to attend, the 2nd Vice
President could attend and have a voice and a vote

                              PROPOSED MISSION GRANT GOAL

   At the April 28, 2020 LWML Executive Board meeting a recommendation was
   made to set the proposed Mission Grant Goal for the 2020 - 2022 biennium at

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First Vice-President
Votes Cast ______ Votes necessary for election _______ Invalid Ballots _________
        Joan Berquist received __________ votes
        Sondra Reierson received _________ votes

Financial Secretary
Votes Cast ______ Votes necessary for election _______ Invalid Ballots _________
        Sharon Kautzman received __________ votes
        Susan Ladwig received _________ votes

Recording Secretary
Votes Cast ______ Votes necessary for election _______ Invalid Ballots _________
        Kaye Schwalenberg received __________ votes
        Megan Suehring received _________ votes

Pastoral Counselor
Votes Cast ______ Votes necessary for election _______ Invalid Ballots _________
        Rev. Dr. Christopher Jackson received __________ votes
        Rev. Larry Yaw received _________ votes

Mission Grants Director
Votes Cast ______ Votes necessary for election _______ Invalid Ballots _________
        Mary Scharenbrock received __________ votes
        Deborah Young received _________ votes
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Whereas the Holy Spirit at Pentecost gave Jesus’ disciples the gift of speaking in many tongues, so that all
God’s children might hear His call (Acts 2: 1-41);
Whereas men, women and children living in the spiritual darkness of Islam in countries like Somalia, Iran and
Indonesia are waiting to be introduced to the one true Savior, Jesus Christ;
Whereas LCMS missionaries and church partners in Muslim-dominated countries are requesting Lutheran
books, such as Luther’s Small Catechism, devotions, tracts and children’s materials, to teach in the languages of
the people they serve;
Whereas both North and South Wisconsin are home to more than a dozen Islamic Centers and many
individuals from Wisconsin congregations have requested Muslim translated materials from LHF (FREE of
charge) to share their faith with a Muslim friend or acquaintance; now, therefore, be it
Resolved that the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League North Wisconsin District assembled in convention,
June 2020 in Green Bay, grant the sum of $7,500 to the Lutheran Heritage Foundation to provide thousands of
books for Introducing Muslims to the Savior, giving church leaders, missionaries and acquaintances worldwide
the materials they need to share the Good News with Muslims in languages they can read and understand.
Submitted by:
Name of church: Christ Lutheran Church
Name of Society and Zone: Tabitha Ladies Aid/LWML; Zone 13/14
Society President: Sue Ladwig

Whereas in Romans 12:9-13, we are urged, “To be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share
with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality;”
Whereas due to the increase of growth in the Ministry of Camp Luther Ministry, more than 6000 come to camp
Whereas the Lord has blessed thousands in the North Wisconsin District by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ
for over 73 years;
Whereas because of the current facility which is over 100 years old and can no longer adequately meet the
needs of the growing ministry;
Whereas because of the impact that Camp Luther has, the North Wisconsin District Board of Directors and the
Camp Luther Board of Directors has set the future vision of camp to increase the capacity of the facility to
address current and future needs of the dining hall, conference, social, and educational areas; and

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Whereas Camp Luther is building a new community center, so that those who come to Camp will be served
and lifted up in praying for them, feeding them, equipping them and practicing hospitality towards them; now,
therefore, be it
Resolved that the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League assembled in convention June 2020 in Green Bay,
grant the sum of $20,000 to Camp Luther to provide furniture, fixtures and equipment for the Community
Center Building to ensure the successful future of Camp Luther for the next generations of children and
Submitted by:
Shelly “Indigo” Karolus

SCHOOL STUDENTS                                              $10.000

Whereas the global proclamation of Christ’s love and the message of eternal salvation through faith in Him
continues to be paramount and, blessedly, the sharing of the Gospel message is increasing in a number of
different parts of the world, and Lutheranism, in particular, is spreading in entire regions of different continents;

Whereas there is a significant shortage of well-formed Lutheran pastors with advanced theological education in
most of these countries, options outside the U.S. are few for the advanced theological study that is needed for
these pastors, and few overseas Lutheran church bodies have the resources to send their most capable students
to the U.S. for this advanced study;

Whereas Concordia Seminary’s Graduate School continues to welcome and form highly qualified international
students; and

Whereas The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has named supporting and expanding theological education
as one of its key mission priorities to ensure that there will be well-formed pastors to lead Lutheran
congregations throughout the world; now, therefore, be it

Resolved that the North Wisconsin District LWML in convention vote the sum of $10,000 to provide vital
support for Concordia Seminary’s international Graduate School students.

Submitted by:
Tom Evens, grant writer, Concordia Seminary


Whereas in Romans 10:14-15 we read, “How can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can
they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is
written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’” and in Mark 16:15 He says, “Go into all
the world and preach the good news;
Whereas the need for pastors, teachers, and other professional church workers continues to be great in our
country and around the world;
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Whereas the cost of training and education continues to rise and can create a hardship for students and their
families; and

Whereas the North Wisconsin District LWML has been a strong and faithful supporter of professional church
work students from our District for many years; now, therefore, be it

Resolved that the North Wisconsin District of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, assembled in
convention in Oneida, Wisconsin in June of 2020, grant the sum of $25,000 to the NWD LCMS office for
financial aid to students from the NWD who are studying to become professional church workers.

Submitted by: St. John Lutheran Church Ladies, Townsend, Wisconsin Zone 7

5. LET THE LITTLE CHILDREN COME TO ME! Peace Lutheran Church, Antigo, WI

Whereas in Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such
belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (ESV);

Whereas God has led Peace Lutheran Church in Antigo, Wisconsin to prioritize ministry to children and their
families through its Lutheran Elementary School for the past 130 years and Childcare Learning Center for the
past 5 years;

Whereas God has blessed work through His Word and Sacraments in the lives of many unchurched children
and families connected with these educational ministries which has led to several baptisms recently;

Whereas Peace cannot currently minister to infants despite a great need in the community, nor additional
childcare children due to lack of space, nor expand elementary education to single grade classrooms due to lack
of space;

Whereas God has provided an open door of opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our community,
especially young families most of whom are not affiliated with a church and many of whom have yet to receive
God’s grace through faith in Jesus; and

Whereas Peace Lutheran Church is pursuing a building expansion project which would provide new early
childhood education rooms for infants through 5-year-old kindergarten, as well as before and after school care,
a new secure entrance for families, and a new administrative hub for church, school, and childcare; now,
therefore, be it

Resolved that the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League assembled in convention in June of 2020 at Oneida,
WI, grant the sum of $20,000 to Peace Lutheran Church, Antigo, Wisconsin to help fund its ministry expansion
project to allow more children to come to Jesus and receive His gifts of grace.

Submitted by:
Peace Lutheran Church Peace Lutheran,
LWML Zone 7,
Antigo, WI 54409
Carol Griffiths, Society President

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Whereas Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School, a high school of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
located in northcentral Wisconsin is “Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus
himself as chief cornerstone.” Ephesians 2:20;
Whereas for fifteen years Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School has been “Shaping Individuals to be
Christian Leaders through Excellence in Education;”
Whereas Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School is a living Christian high school that has seen the fruits of
training students in an excellent academic education as well as building solid Christian morals and faith;
Whereas students at Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School have developed into Christian leaders in families,
churches, and communities;
Whereas Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School alumni have entered the ministry to work as Christian
teachers and pastors;
Whereas education at the high school level is very costly; and
Whereas many families are not able to afford full tuition; now, therefore, be it
Resolved that the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League assembled in convention, June 2020, in Green Bay,
grant the sum of $5,000 in tuition assistance to Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School, Mosinee, to be used
for students who find affording tuition an obstacle.

SUBMITTED BY: St. John Lutheran Church
St. John Lutheran Ladies Aid, Merrill, WI 54452
Nancy Streich, society president

Whereas in 1 Timothy 2:4, we are told that God, our Savior “wants all men to be saved and come to the
knowledge of the truth;”
Whereas the Lord has opened the doors in Eurasia for Cindy Wrucke to work with other LCMS missionaries to
develop the technology needed to reach the most atheist area on earth;
Whereas the people are not familiar with God and communication in group settings; they need resources that
speak to them in what they are familiar and trust. For many of the city dwellers in both Prague and Brno this is
their cell phone. Their phones are constantly with them and is a consistent source of information and
communication. The cell phone has replaced the need for community to many of the young people.
A free app will allow thousands to taste the joy that is theirs in Jesus. Cindy sees young people on their phones
on the streets, in stores, on public transportation, in restaurants, in grocery stores, etc. This prayer app has the
potential to reach hundreds of thousands of unbelievers with the saving grace of the Gospel.
The following is taken from the magazine, Lutherans Engage, “There’s An App for That: Sharing the Gospel in
the Czech Republic” by Cindy Zirbel Wrucke
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But technology is not a substitute for the church. If an app only allows people to access Scripture and prayer,
how do they connect with a Lutheran church, where they can be baptized and instructed in the faith?
That’s why the new app offers a variety of ways to take the next step. After reading the supplied Scripture
passages, users can request a free Bible, sign up to have a daily Scripture verse or prayer sent to their mobile
device, find information about the local Lutheran church, or email a pastor with any questions.
The app was designed to reach Czech people, although users can choose English or Czech—the two languages
used in the Lutheran church in Prague. Since most Czechs have never attended a church service before, the
app’s church information section explains the basics—what to wear, the parts of the service and so on—so that
there are no surprises; and
Congregation members are distributing cards with QW codes to access the app in various locations around
Prague including coffee shops and cafes. Users can also share the app with friends and family. Free Bibles are
available for pickup at the church each week with a bilingual Czech pastor or deacon on hand to welcome
newcomers and answer questions;” now, therefore, be it
Resolved that the delegates gathered at the 2020 LWML District Convention vote the sum of $12,000 to help
fund the mobile app that will Share the Joy of Jesus in Prague and Brno, Czech Republic. This funds the
coverage of the mobile app for a full year in both cities.
Submitted by:
St John Ev. Lutheran Church
LWML Ladies Aid, Zone 10, Sharon Niemann, President

SUPPORT                                               $5,000

Whereas the disciples were given power by the Holy Spirit to preach the Gospel in languages of many people
at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-41), and to be able to read God’s Word in their own language brings much joy to the
Whereas the people of Cameroon, West Africa are hungry for the Word of God in their own native language.
In 1975 missionaries worked five years to quickly translate the New Testament in the native language for the
people of Cameroon, and it needs to be revised as it is not used often. They have not heard or read the words of
the Old Testament which tells them that God created everything that exists and is ruler of all creation,
humanity’s tragic fall into sin and God’s unfolding plan of redemption; the loving words and wisdom of our
Lord Jesus Christ; and the prophesy of His coming;
Whereas the Lord has called Elliot and Serena Derricks of Lutheran Bible Translators to serve in Cameroon,
West Africa to revise the New Testament and translate the Old Testament in the people’s native tongue. Many
of the people of Cameroon live in darkness and do not know the loving words of Jesus and His plan of
redemption for them as we read in Romans 10:14, “How then will they call on Him whom they have not
believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard?”;
Whereas there are over 80,000 Fali people living in Cameroon that do not know Jesus because they have not
heard or read about His loving works and His saving grace, and the Derricks will need a translation and literacy

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office and a livable home to assist in their mission work of bringing the God’s Word to the Fali people of
Cameroon; and
Whereas the cost of materials for the translation and literacy office is about $20,000 and the
renovations for their home to meet their everyday needs for life in central Africa is about $30,000, for a total of
$50,000; now, therefore, be it
Resolved that the Lutheran Women's Missionary League assembled in Convention, June 14-16, 2020, grant the
sum of $5,000 to the Derricks Missionaries to help with the cost of translation materials (computers and
printers) and office space to aid in translating the Bible into the Fali language so they can read the Word of God
in their native tongue, as we read in 1 Peter 1:23 "For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of
imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God."
Submitted by:
Becky Haltaufderheid & St. John’s LWML
St. John Lutheran Church, Algoma

9. VICTORY’S MISSION OF HOPE –GWINN, MI                                                      $20,000
Whereas as said in James 2: 15-16: “Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you
says to him “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what
good is it? And as said in 1 John 3:17: “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has
no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?”;
Whereas Victory Lutheran Church being an inner-city congregation helping residents with their earthly needs,
along with their spiritual needs, which includes much counseling, spiritual and financial;
Whereas the LCMS churches throughout the North Wisconsin District have graciously supported Victory
Lutheran Church in Gwinn, Michigan, by serving meals before Sunday worship services, making donations to
the food bank and thrift store, and financial support, Victory Lutheran could not survive without this help; and
Whereas the use of these new funds would cover the salaries of paid staff, the utilities including the huge
heating bills which should be abated some by the enclosing the stained-glass windows; now, therefore, be it
Resolved that the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League assembling in convention in June 2020, grant the sum
of $20,000 to be dispensed in 2 allotments (one in each year of the biennium) to Victory Lutheran Church in
Gwinn MI. These monies will be used to aid in the cost of maintaining this ministry.
Submitted by:
Dee Mattson
President, Women of Victory

REFUGEES IN FOX CITIES                                      $15,000
Whereas in 1 Peter 2:9 God says: “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special
possession that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.”
Whereas the Lord has opened the doors at Good Shepherd Lutheran church for the Mission of International
Church of Zion for the Good News of salvation to be preached to the French Congolese Refugee community in
Appleton and the surrounding area known as the Fox Cities;

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Whereas many wish to hear the Word of God in their heart language; and
Whereas the mission's members are committed and led by God to grow this community to full church status;
Whereas the mission's people often have no other means of transport to and from worship services on Sunday;
Whereas the mission's members have many children wishing to learn the Word in Sunday school; now,
therefore, be it
Resolved that the Lutheran Women's Missionary League assembled in convention at the Radisson Hotel and
Conference Center, Green Bay, Wisconsin June 14-16, 2020, grant the sum of $15,000 to the worship
equipment, and Sunday school materials and to repair and maintain their community van to bring this chosen
people to worship to hear the Word of God.
Submitted by:
Sarah Long-Radloff & Diane E. Simon
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
LWML Zone 18
Appleton, WI 54915

Whereas the Apple of His Eye Mission Society exists to BOLDLY declare Y’shua as the Messiah and
URGENTLY equip God’s people to do the same, in keeping with Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the
gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes; first to the Jews, then to
the gentiles”;
Whereas for nearly 25 years the Apple of His Eye Mission Society has shared with the lost the Good News of
God’s free gift of grace far and wide in the U.S.A, and continues to take the Great Commission to heart by
expanding into Israel as well;
Whereas the strategy IN ISRAEL includes not only the BOLDLY declaring of Y’shua as Messiah but also
URGENTLY equipping God’s people to do the same through the training of leaders who will need resources
like Hebrew Catechetical texts and Hebrew New Testaments; and
Whereas the Apple of His Eye Mission Society is not ashamed of the Gospel for this is God’s power for
salvation to all who will believe, to the Jew first; now, therefore, be it
Resolved that the delegates gathered on June 14-16, 2020, at the North Wisconsin LWML District Convention
meeting at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, vote the sum of $10,000 for
Bible Teachers in Israel, the Rev. Dr. Robert M. and Kristi C. Roegner, to help train and deploy indigenous
leaders (through The Apple of His Eye Mission Society), leading to Word and Sacrament ministry for
BOLDLY Declaring Y’shua as Messiah IN ISRAEL; and be it further
Resolved that the delegates pray for the peace of Israel and the salvation of the Jewish people joining their
hearts with Jewish people, joining their hearts with the Apostle Paul in Romans 10:1 “My heart’s desire and
prayer to God for Israel is that they might be saved.”
Submitted by:
Rev. Dr. Robert M. & Kristi C. Roegner, Bible Teachers to Israel
for The Apple of His Eye Mission Society (Tel Aviv, Israel)

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12. MOST MINISTRIES – EYEGLASS AND EVANGELISM MINISTRY                              $10,000

Whereas the Apostle Paul, in Romans 10:14 says: “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed
in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without
someone preaching to them?”;
Whereas James 2:16 tells us, “If one of you says to them, "Go in peace; keep warm and well fed," but does
nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?”;
Whereas MOST Ministries in cooperation with and at the invitation of LCMS missionaries, pastors, and
national church bodies around the world; and
Whereas MOST Ministries, a recognized service organization of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, has
an already well developed and Christ centered eyeglass and evangelism ministry that meets the physical needs
of vision correction and eyeglass distribution while sharing the Gospel in a winsome and personal way; now,
therefore, be it
Resolved that the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League assembled in convention at the Radisson Convention
Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, June 14 – 16,2020, grant the sum of $10,000 to MOST Ministries to continue
supplying eyeglass and evangelism teams with reused, recycled, and upcycled eyeglasses to be used in the
mission field, in order to meet both the physical and spiritual needs of 10,000 people per year.
Submitted by:
Penny Selle, Zone 18 LWML

13. NORTHWOODS NEW LIFE RESOURCE CENTER                                                               $9,000

Whereas in Psalm 139, God tells us that we have been fearfully and wonderfully made, and that He knit us
together in our mother’s womb. From the moment of conception, a fetus is a life loved and created by God;
Whereas the mission of the Northwoods New Life Resource Center (NNLRC) in Hayward, Wisconsin, is to
offer spiritual, physical and emotional support to those experiencing family challenges and who want to make
positive decisions about all lives involved. NNLRC pledges to provide safe, confidential and professional
interactions as they offer educational options and community support;
Whereas NNLRC offers pregnancy tests and free ultrasounds to pregnant women between 8 and 20 weeks of
pregnancy. NNLRC has an ultrasound machine on site and uses the ultrasound images to educate the expectant
parent(s) that there is a living baby in the womb. Adoption options and opportunities may be presented;
Whereas most patients seen at the Center are women (but men come too!) and are between the ages of 20 and
34. Parenting classes and an “Earn While You Learn” program are offered. Clients “earn” vouchers for baby
supplies, diapers, furniture for babies, Bibles and similar items in the Baby Boutique found on site while they
learn parenting skills, about the developing fetus, and about support programs in the community around them;
Whereas sharing God’s love and message of forgiveness, NLRC offers a weekly abortion recovery support
group; there is a mission field there as well; and
Whereas NNLRC is a non-profit organization, funds are always needed for educational resources, medical
supplies, lab supplies, and building maintenance and costs. They have a faithful core staff of volunteers that
helps immensely with costs; now, therefore, be it

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Resolved that the NWD LWML, assembled in convention in Green Bay, June 2020, grant the sum of $9,000 to
Northwoods New Life Resource Center in support of their ministry in northwest Wisconsin; a Christian
ministry to the unborn, to infants and children, and to women and men struggling with the challenges of
parenting and relationships.
Submitted by:
Faith, Spooner
Trinity, Hayward
Christ, Lampson (Trego)

14. ROSA J. YOUNG MUSEUM                                                               $15,000

Whereas Dr. Rosa J. Young was instrumental in the education of black children in central and southern
Alabama and planting Lutheran mission churches and schools to provide a “head, hands, heart” curriculum to
these children based on a Life + Christ =Success model;
Whereas The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod memorialized her contributions in the movie, “The First Rosa”
based upon Dr. Young's autobiography, Light in the Dark Belt – The Story of Rosa Young;
Whereas The closing of Concordia College Alabama caused the unexpected relocation of the Rosa J. Young
Museum to a temporary storage facility until an adequate permanent location of the Museum can be established;
Whereas the North Wisconsin District delegates and convention attendees riding the bus to the LWML
Convention in Mobile, Alabama, made a “Heart-to-Heart” connection with the ladies of Trinity Lutheran church
in Selma by hearing their personal experiences with Dr. Rosa J. Young, her encouragement in dedicating their
lives to Jesus and her commitment to share the Gospel of our Lord, Jesus Christ;
Whereas Dr. Rosa J. Young traveled extensively in Wisconsin and Minnesota as an advocate and educator for
Lutheran affiliated schools in rural areas desiring an education for all;
Whereas Dr. Rosa J. Young persevered to establish nearly 30 schools and churches including Concordia
College Alabama at Selma; and
Whereas Dr. Rosa J. Young Museum will memorialize this courageous, dedicated, and inspirational lady to the
glory of God to anyone and everyone who learns her story; now, therefore, be it
Resolved that the Lutheran Women's Missionary League assembled in convention at the Radisson Hotel and
Conference Center, Green Bay, Wisconsin June 14-16, 2020, grant the sum of $15,000 to The Rosa J. Young
Legacy Committee at Rosebud for relocation, management and direction of the Rosa J. Young Museum.
Submitted by:
Sarah Long-Radloff, Meta Krueger, Diane E. Simon
St. Martin Lutheran and Good Shepherd Lutheran Churches
LWML Zones 12 and 18
Clintonville and Appleton, Wisconsin

15. LIFE RECOVERY BIBLES MARATHON COUNTY JAIL MINISTRY                                 $3,000

Whereas in Luke 19:10 it is written: “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost” (NIV), and
in Psalm 119:105 it is written: “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path” (NIV);

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Whereas the Greater Wausau Christian Services conducts Bible studies in the jail, bringing the Word to those
who are lost and in need of a lighted path; and
Whereas The Life Recovery Bible is gifted to those desiring to continue in the Word upon release, causing a
dwindling supply; now, therefore, be it
Resolved that the North Wisconsin District of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League in convention June
14-16, 2020, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, grant the sum of $3,000.00 to ensure a continuing supply of Bibles to
spread God’s Word of Love.
Submitted by St. Mark’s Lutheran Ladies Guild, Wausau, WI
Lorraine Wilde, President
Carol Leopold, member and writer of Grant


Whereas the biblical Great Commission commands in Matthew 28:19 that we, “Go therefore, and make
disciples of all nations,” and again in Mark 15:16 that we, “Go into all the world and proclaim the Gospel to the
whole creation,” it is our mission as people of hope to vigorously make known the love of Christ by word and
deed within our congregations, communities and world;
Whereas over 80 percent of all people who have disabilities are not connected to a church home, and many
Lutheran congregations lack the distinctive and specialized expertise within their staff and laity to effectively
reach into their own pews and surrounding communities to serve people with disabilities;
Whereas these LCMS churches must rely on external sources to obtain training and resources for inclusive
Christian education, accessible worship opportunities, disability awareness, outreach to people with disabilities,
and short-term respite care; and
Whereas Voice of Care, established in 2003 as a Recognized Service Organization dedicated to equipping the
Church to nurture people with disabilities and their caregivers, is eager to provide direct assistance, training,
appropriate tools and resource materials to all interested congregations; now, therefore, be it
Resolved that the North Wisconsin District LWML, assembled in convention at Green Bay, June 14-16, 2020,
grant the sum of $9,292 to enable VOICE OF CARE to begin Equipping North Wisconsin for Disability
Ministry through a series of three workshops, one a specifically-tailored District-Wide Disability Awareness,
Education and Training Workshop for congregations, church workers and volunteers, and the others preparing
volunteers as short-term respite companions, with the goal of equipping congregations to continue and expand
spiritual services to persons with disabilities both within their churches and throughout the community at large,
and leaving behind a sustainable network for continuing to train respite volunteers.

 Submitted by:
 Hannah Solyom, LWML YWR
 Trinity Lutheran Church LWML Society - Northern Illinois District Zone 6 1165 S Westmore-Meyers Rd,
 Trinity LWML Society President: Arlene Solyom,
 NID Zone 6 President: Marilyn Hess,

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17. LUTHERAN DEAF OUTREACH                                                                $10,000

Whereas in Matthew 28:19-20, as Jesus spoke these words to his disciples we are told to: “Therefore, go and
make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very
end of the age”;
Whereas there is 98 percent of deaf people who do not know Jesus as their Lord and Savior;
Whereas God is empowering the deaf leaders in our district to go and make more disciples;
Whereas this grant will establish deaf mission outreach Training with the resources (Resources on USB, Deaf
Catechisms, Theological books, NIRV Bibles, etc.) and equipment needed to reach out to the thousands of deaf
people who live all across our Districts;
Whereas the need is great to equip more deaf leaders through in-depth Jesus Signs Training Workshops so they
may effectively witness to the saving message of Jesus Christ and to strengthen these deaf leaders in their
faith and skills; and
Whereas God wants ALL people to be saved and come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ; now,
therefore, be it
Resolved that the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League a1sembled in convention, June 14-16, 2020, Radisson
CC, Green Bay, Wisconsin, grant the sum of $10,000 to Lutheran Deaf Outreach, in Janesville, Wisconsin, to
aid in outreach training, resources, equipment, and workshops so many deaf people may have the opportunity to
hear the Word of God.
Submitted by:
Mary Scharenbrock
Trinity Lutheran Church, Sheldon WI


Whereas Luke 8:15 (Living Bible) “The good soil represents honest good-hearted people. They listen to God’s
Word and cling to Them and steadily spread them to others who also soon believe;”
Whereas St. Paul, Pine River, is proof of this. It was founded by seven German immigrant families on
December 28, 1891, after meeting in each others’ homes for devotions. Rev. H. Daib of Trinity Lutheran
Church, Merrill, consented to serve the group as often as possible, and a formal church was formed with a
promise of future services;
Whereas after such a small beginning, the group grew and grew. Soon they built a place to worship. After
additions and improvements that building is still used. It is now completely handicap accessible with restrooms,
a large meeting room, modern kitchen, office space and room to serve over 100 for dinners;
Whereas after such a small beginning, the congregation has grown for 127 years, now numbering nearly 240
members from infants to people in their nineties;

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Whereas members have been busy and active: the Ladies Aid – LWML group was honored because of the
many quilts, medicines and other item sent to the Attic Work Shop, the Orphan Grain Train, local shelters, and
members in need. They also send used stamps that are sold and the money is used for missions; and
Whereas many other helps could be listed, the Biggest Outreach Project is the “Party on P” held at St. Paul’s
for the past 10 years on Father’s Day weekend. There is Christian Music, contests and games, food and
fellowship, with an outdoor Polka Worship Service weekend. In November, they host the Clauson Family
Music show, community craft sale, and a free Thanksgiving Day dinner, all drawing many visitors to this small
church with parking limitations. Many vehicles park on the highway and people walk into the property, a great
safety issue. This is a safety hazard especially for anxious children wanting to get to the games and playground;
now, therefore be it
Resolved that several hundred feet of undeveloped land on the east end of the property could be used to expand
the parking area with several feet of fill and a gravel topping. An estimate of $15,000 has been given. A grant of
$5,000 would be good seed money on good grounds and draw even more people to the rural, friendly,
handicapped accessible church, fellowship hall and events for the community.
Submitted by:
Lois Oestreich & Kathy Schieflbein,
LWML members, St. Paul Lutheran Church

Whereas Christ in His Holy Word commands us to go and teach all nations about Him and what He has done
for us (Matthew 28:19);
Whereas individuals from around this country and the world come to Concordia Theological Seminary to
prepare to serve God’s people here in the United States as well as in mission work around the world;
Whereas when these students make the decision to leave their jobs and come to the seminary with their
families, they no longer have the same financial flow of funds, but continue to have the same financial needs;
Whereas spouses in many student families do find employment in Fort Wayne, but most are marginalized
because the employers know that they will only be here for a short time, throwing families into difficult
financial positions; and
Whereas the seminary seeks to reduce this financial burden by providing students access to a Food Co-op,
which currently supplies between 80 and 90 percent of all families’ food and household needs each month at no
cost to the student, relying upon donations from individuals, congregations and organizations; now, therefore,
be it
Resolved that the North Wisconsin District of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League assembled in
Convention in Green Bay in June 2020 grant the sum of $10,000 for the purchase of perishable items for the
Food and Clothing Co-op of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, for the 2020-2022
Submitted by: Dcs. Katherine Rittner, LWML Member
Zion Lutheran Church, Columbia City, IN

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