LWML ND District Convention
Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24, 2018
Clarion Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn), Minot, ND
Lift High the Name of Jesus
9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, – Philippians 2:9-10 (ESV)
Keynote speaker: Jan Wendorf
Jan lives in Wisconsin and is a former national LWML president and will be sharing with us about her mission trip to Tanzania. Jan is especially excited about being with us because during her term as National president, North Dakota was one place she did not have the opportunity to visit. So let’s show her a real North Dakota welcome!
Mission speaker: Rev. Bernie Seter
Pastor Seter serves Zion English Lutheran in Grafton, ND; Trinity Lutheran in Drayton, ND; and St. John Lutheran in Crystal, ND and serves on the LCMS Board of Missions. He is also a former LWML ND District Pastoral counselor.
Celebrating LWML’s 75th anniversary
Saturday night’s banquet will include some special reminisces with Rev. Dr. Larry Harvala and Rev. David Suelzle, both former LWML ND District pastoral counselors. We would like to put together a power point with pictures from LWML ND past. Anyone who has pictures they would like to share for this, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a few other surprises too!
There are designated times that offerings will be collected at convention and the money has been earmarked to be given to the following ministries or people.
Convention Offering #1 – This offering will be taken on Friday night during the Opening Worship Service. All the money given will go to Mites to help fund our North Dakota District Mission Grants and the mission grants at the National LWML level.
Convention Offering #2 – This offering will be taken on Saturday afternoon. The funds collected will be given to Wittenburg Chapel, a ministry of our LCMS ND District located at UND in Grand Forks.
Convention Offering #3 – This offering will be taken during our Closing Worship Service on Sunday morning. All monies collected will be given to help support Nichelle Dykema as she serves our Lord through the LCMS in Lima, Peru. Nichelle is from Idaho and is an LWML’er! Please also pray for her and all missionaries wherever they serve.
Call to Convention:
In this issue of the Messenger, you will find your Call to Convention. Please look over all the information that is there. I pray that all of you will mark this time off and plan to be in Minot in June. – President Valerie