Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society’s 2015 Convention
Monday | June 22, 2015
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society’s 2015 annual convention kicks-off at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, June 25h to the 28th. The convention is held in a different city each year, and this is Rapid City’s first one. It is an opportunity to gather with other mission-minded women for worship, fellowship and learning about missions at home and around the world.
Today, LWMS counts approximately 900 member congregations that are organized into 60 circuits across the U.S., Canada, and the West Indies. Every woman in a member congregation is by virtue of her church membership a member of LWMS
The convention typically begins with a communion worship service on Thursday evening and ends with a service on Sunday morning. Friday and Saturday are filled with a mixture of mission speakers, workshops, devotions and entertainment.
Thursday – opening service – WELS President Mark Schroeder will preach. LWMS Pastoral Adviosr Wayne Shevey will serve as the presiding minister. Friday speakers include a friendly counselor from South Asia, Pastor Mike Vogel from St. Paul in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Rev. Paul Prange, Administrator for Ministerial Education and Coordinator of Global Cross-Cultural Outreach. Saturday speakers include a doctor and friendly counselor from South Asia and Pastor Nate Walther from Grace in Minot, North Dakota.
For more information visit www.lwms.org or call Susan Anderson at 605-348-8101 or Marilyn Randall at 307-686-2161. Join the LWMS at they “Lift High the Cross in the Hills” at the 52nd annual convention in Rapid City.