Zion Elizabeth LWML

The Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) celebrated its 50th Anniversary at Zion in 1997 and its 60th Anniversary in 2007.  Praise God for His goodness to our organization!

Under the guidance of Rev. and Mrs. Albert Cholcher and with nine charter members, Zion's LWML was organized in June of 1947.  Mrs. Erwin (Lucille) Driewer, Mrs. Henry (Florence) Driewer, Mrs. Werner (Ruth) Driewer, Mrs. Herman (Stella) Kaiser, Mrs. Otto (Dora) Mowitz, Mrs. Herbert (Edna) Opfer, Mrs. Albert (Magdalene) Cholcher, Mrs. Gus (Estella) Stuhr, and Mrs. Arnold (Sylvia) Werth are Zion's LWML charter members.  Again, in 1984, under the guidance of Rev. and Mrs. Mark Etter a second LWML, Elizabeth, was added at Zion filling a need for those desiring to be part of the organization but were unable to meet during day time hours.  In 1993, Zion's LWML merged with Elizabeth and we continue today as Zion Elizabeth LWML.  We currently have twelve members.

The purpose of LWML has been and continues to be for women to gather together for study, fellowship, and service to the world, community, church and one another.  We strive to 1)obtain a greater understanding of God's will for us so that we might grow in our Christian lives, 2) foster Christian fellowship of women of the Zion congregation and the community, 3) gather funds through mite boxes for the support of mission projects, 4) minister to the educational, physical, and spiritual needs of those in our congregation, community, and world as Christ's ambassadors and 5) cooperate with our Zone, Distrct and International LWML with their work and projects.  To this end, countless mite boxes have been filled, sick and shut-ins visited, cards sent, postage stamps and coupons collected, Bible studies shared, prayer services and silent auctions and bake sales held, weddings and funerals served, blouses, skits, shorts, play clothes, hospital gowns, lap robes, bibs, and stuffed toys sewn, Bibles, hymnals, LWML quarterlies, Sunday school materials, devotions and story books sent, banners constructed, bandages rolled, a church library started, quilts pieced and tied, missionaries and servicemen remembered, health, school, sewing kits and layettes assembled, soap and clothing gathered, baptism napkins and banners presented, food collected and new parents, couples and college students remembered.  Only God knows the lives that have been won through these projects.