Immanuel Lutheran LWML celebrates 80 years

The Immanuel Lutheran Church Lutheran Women’s Missionary League recently celebrated the 80th anniversary of the founding of the LWML.

The LWML is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and started following a meeting in Chicago on July 7 and 8, 1942, according to a news release from the organization.

Immanuel Lutheran Church joined the organization on Oct. 20, 1942.

Immanuel’s celebration included a gathering to give thanks to the Lord for his faithfulness in the organization over eight decades.

As Lutheran Women in Mission, the group joyfully proclaims Christ, supports missions and equips women to honor God by serving others.

The LWML’s major emphasis is the support of mission and ministry throughout the world by means of Mite Box offerings. These Mite Box offerings have funded more than $100 million in mission grants since the organization’s inception.

Immanuel recently colored cards for Phil’s Friends, which provides support by way of encouraging cards and care packages for cancer patients, held a baby shower for Clarity Pregnancy Services, collected cleaning supplies for scrub buckets for Orphan Grain Train to be used in disaster relief and most recently, the recovery efforts from Hurricane Ian in Florida.

For information about the work of the LWML or to join with them in spiritual growth, fellowship and service, call 812-522-3118.