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Lutheran Womens' Missionary League (LWML)

 

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For over 75 years, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions.

 

 

LWML MISSION STATEMENT - IN RESPONSE TO GOD'S LOVE, THE MISSION OF ST. JOHN'S LWML IS TO ASSIST EACH WOMAN IN SERVING HER LORD AND SHARING CHRIST'S LOVE WITH OTHERS.
 
CHRISTIAN LIFE - Bible Study, prayer, spiritual resources and opportunities for Christian Growth.
SERVANT RESOURCES - Equip, educate and provide tools" to use gifts in ministry.
HUMAN CARE - Information and helps for serving others in home, congregation, community, and
                                                            nation.
GOSPEL OUTREACH -  Funding projects through Mite Box offerings. 75% Goes to District and 25%
                                                            International.
 
 
WOMEN’S INTEREST GROUPS OF ST. JOHN'S
 
Each of these groups is named after a prominent woman of the Bible.

 

ANNA CIRCLE - meets the 2nd Thursday of each month. The Anna Circle members are also involved with FISH: (Friends Into Serving Him) – for girls in middle and high school and their moms. For more information about FISH, contact Tara Kinsley at 668-0118 or Janice Stone at 660-0472

 

Dorcas circle – The Dorcas Circle meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 3 p.m. except the months when the Quarterly meeting of the LWML is held. Dorcas is the sewing circle with sewing projects being baptismal napkins, acolyte robes, sewing quilts for Lutheran World Relief, making banners and future projects for the church.

 

 

RACHEL CIRCLEThe Rachel Circle enjoys serving our Lord in many outreaching activities at  St. John’s and the Yankton Community. Each child baptized at St. John’s receives a Baptismal candle, a baptismal cloth.  We send each baptized child a birthday car beginning at age 1 to age 3 and then invite them to come to Sunday school and preschool.

            We also  make counted cross stitch Bible bookmarks for the confirmands which are presented to them on their Confirmation day, and we host a brunch for the high school graduates on their special graduation Sunday.

            We serve at the Yankton Community Banquet every year in March. This is a free dinner served to anyone in the community. We also enjoy Christmas caroling at the Human Service Center at Christmas time as part of our Christmas party  each year.

            If you enjoy studying God’s word, singing, laughing, sharing ideas, and serving with a joyful group of women, Rachel Circle is a great place to be! We welcome you! Please come and join us the first Monday of each month at 2:00 p.m.

 

RUTH CIRCLEThe Ruth Circle continues to be a stewardship circle. We meet the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the church. Ruth Circle helps furnish food and with the serving at the Human Service Center picnic and devotions. In December, LWML fruit baskets were made up and distributed to shut-ins by the Ruth Circle. We invite all to visit and join us at our meetings for devotions and a light lunch.

 

For information on becoming involved with these groups, please contact the Church office.