The fall Women’s Retreat is set for September 17-18 at Good Shepherd Lutheran in Owatonna. We will be studying God’s Quilt of Comfort; Wrapping up in the Psalms during this one-day retreat on Saturday with optional servant event and fellowship activities offered Friday evening.

Registration and hotel details will be released later this summer. Updates will be here on our website and our Facebook page.

Make it a girl’s weekend and invite your girlfriends and relatives to join you for this relaxing time away in the Word. Bring your granddaughter, pastor’s wife, or neighbor; all who attend will find comfort and inspiration in the Psalms.

2022 Convention

LWML Minnesota South District Biennial Convention

Date: June 16 – 18, 2022

Location: Willmar Conference Center, 240 23rd St. SE, Willmar, MN 56201

Theme: “Rejoice in HOPE!”

Convention verse: “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” (Romans 12:12)

Our convention message is “In the midst of our struggles, we persevere in prayer and rejoice in hope.”

More convention details will be available in the coming months.


October 10, 2020

The Great Minnesota South Mission Get-Together

“Tell Everyone What He Has Done”

The Great Minnesota South Mission Get-Together
Mayer Lutheran High School

Convention Verse – Sing praises to the Lord; for He has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earthIsaiah 12:5

The Great Minnesota South Mission Get-Together Celebration event was a success with 172 in physical attendance and others attending by live stream. As you may remember, the Biennial Convention was canceled in June and the business of voting was done digitally: (1) the 2020-2022 Mite Goal was set $265,000, (2) the Mission Grants were selected, (3) the Bylaw Amendments passed, and (4) new officers were elected.

Rev William Utech was the proclaimer at the opening worship service with Molly Loder at the piano for hymns. The Celebration event included the Installation of officers as well as celebrating the full funding of the previous biennium’s mission grants.

Mission speakers were previous recipients of grant funds: Mayer Lutheran HS (Joel Landskroener), the Dwelling Place (outgoing Executive Director Linda Wiza and incoming Executive Director LeNae Williams), and Missionary Kayla Hoem. Jan Struck was the keynote speaker leading a Bible study.

Two offerings were collected totaling $2,984.25 which will benefit (1) the 2020-2022 mite goal, (2) divided between Phil’s Friends, Trinity First – Minneapolis, and Chance International. The 31 silent auction baskets sales totaled $3,357.36 for Mites.

An unedited video of the event is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/3v9Bkg_rbcc

Convention Manual available here.

New Officers: 

  • Vice President of Christian Life – Joy Anderson
  • Vice President of Human Care – Debi Mahoney
  • Vice President of Servant Resources – Tracy Eickhoff
  • Treasurer – Joann Rosenfeld
  • Pastoral Counselors – Rev. Rob Jarvis and Rev. Adam Hengst
  • Nominating Committee – Darlene Fretham, Chairman, Pamela Hunter, Kay Gottschalk, Tabitha Hoffman, Jeannie Von Berge

2020-2022 Mission Grants

  • Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Food Co-op $10,000
  • Minnesota South District Student Aid Scholarships $30,000
  • LCMS Missionary Support at Just the Right Time (Mission Central) $10,000
  • The Dwelling Place – General Operating Support $10,000
  • The Timothy Scholarship – Mayer Lutheran High School $15,000
  • Tuition Assistance – Martin Luther High School, Northrup $15,000
  • Rooted*Celebrating*Growing-Capital Campaign of Camp Omega $20,000
  • 3-Way partnership for Financial Assistance, Concordia Academy $15,000
  • Bringing Christ’s Light to Those Living in Darkness $15,000
  • Multiplying International Friendship Centers (POBLO) $12,000
  • Support for a Growing Educational Need (LSEM) $15,000
  • Nigerian Seminary Tuition Assistance $12,000
  • Connecting People in an Inclusive Christian Housing Community $10,000
  • Concordia Seminary’s International Graduate School Students, St. Louis $  7,000
  • Equipping MN South District for Disability Ministry and Respite Care $  2,750  (partial)
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