Who We Are

On behalf of the women of the Minnesota South District of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, WELCOME to the Minnesota South District LWML web site. We are pleased to have you join us!

President's Message

Farmer’s Market

This time of year we find many Farmer’s Markets in towns, in the country and little stands alongside the road. All those fresh veggies and fruit we receive are so good and tasty. Did you know that many of the farmers prefer selling locally because it engages the rural and city communities? We as consumers prefer to buy from them also. We know that we are receiving fresh and healthier foods. It also gives us the opportunity to meet people and chat with as we browse.

The Lutheran Women in Mission Fall Events have been scheduled, beginning in September going through November. Go to our calendar on our website and find an event that will be happening near you. If you are planning to attend, invite a lady from your congregation to join you in fellowship, hear a mission speaker and learn about LWML.

This is the time to remind your pastor about LWML Sunday. Resources are available on the National LWML website, lwml.org. Many of the resources are available for download and are free. The material was written by Minnesota South LCMS District Emeritus President Rev. Dr. Dean Nadasdy. Also, available on our website is a short 3 minute video of our District Mission Grants. What a great way to educate your congregation.

Blessings as we continue to Serve the Lord with Gladness.

Deb Vinkemeier
President 2018-2022

Mission Statement

The mission of the Minnesota South District Lutheran Women’s Missionary League is to assist each woman of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world.  (Adopted 1988)

The League Pledge

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 fellowsip with Him.  Amen

Interesting Facts

Official name:         Lutheran Women’s Missionary League

Motto:                     “Serve the Lord with gladness” (Psalm 100:2)



Status:  The official women’s auxiliary of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

LWML Sunday: Officially celebrated the first Sunday in October

Publications: Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly (national LWML)

Women On a Mission (the WOM – MN South District)  Note:  can be read online at www.mnslwml.org one week following each district board meeting.)

Our Purpose

The LWML helps women of the church grow spiritually through Christian Life, Servant Resources, Human Care and Gospel Outreach grants.

  • Christian Life – to nourish her through the Word for Christian living.
  • Servant Resources – to develop gifts and abilities as a servant leader to others.
  • Human Care – to provide opportunities for helping others.
  • Gospel Outreach – to support the work of spreading the Gospel by voluntary donations of mites.

We invite you to join us!

Please contact a Society member in your congregation, an LWML District officer, or check out our website for more information about becoming a member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.

Note: We also offer special district programs for young women!