With the rising popularity of online meetings, new LWML-themed backgrounds have been developed for use in Zoom meetings and other online platforms. These backgrounds could also be used as computer screensavers, backgrounds, or lock screens on desktop or laptop computers.

The following background themes are available to download.

Click on each link to view image, then right-click on the image and select the "save picture as" option to save to your computer.

General LWML backgrounds:

Lutheran church in Vik, Iceland
Hamburg, Germany
Stained glass windows in spiral
Three crosses at sunset
Open tomb with three crosses in background
Field of purple flowers
Little purple flowers
Purple and pink abstract background
LWML logo on gold background
LWML logo on purple background
"See You There!" Farm in Kentucky (for 2021 Convention in Lexington, KY)
"See You There!" Horses in Kentucky (for 2021 Convention in Lexington, KY)

Backgrounds to promote 2019–2021 LWML Mission Grants:

Elephants in Kenya (for grant 1, located in Kenya)
Bridge over river in Texas (for grant 2, located in Texas)
Waterfall in Africa (for grant 3, located in Africa)
Aurora borealis in night sky over pine trees (for grant 4, located in Canada)
Giraffes in Tanzania (for grant 5, located in Tanzania)
Lake and mountains in Guatemala (for grant 6, located in Guatemala)
Detroit skyline by river (for grant 7, located in Detroit, MI)
Mesoamercian pyramid in Guatemala (for grant 8, located in Guatemala)
Cliffs in Wyoming (for grant 9, located in Wyoming)
Mobile skyline with purple lights (for grant 10, located in Mobile, AL)
Close-up of Braille plate (for grant 11, for Lutheran Braille Workers)
Asian architecture (for grant 12, located in Asia)
Stethoscope and heartbeat (for grant 13, Lutherans for Life)
Lincoln skyline (for grant 14, located in Lincoln, NE)
Monkey in Africa (for grant 15, located in Africa)
Chalkboard and school supplies (for grant 16, for LCMS School Ministries)
Antique radios (for grant 17, for KFUO)
Lighthouse and palm trees (for grant 18, located in Sri Lanka)
St Louis skyline with the Arch (for grant 19, located in United States)
El Paso with lights at night (for grant 20, located in El Paso, TX)
Islands (for grant 21, for LCMS Office of International Mission)


Instructions for adding a new virtual background after joining a Zoom meeting,

  1. On the bottom left of the meeting screen, click the arrow to the right of the video camera icon, then click “Chose virtual background”
  2. In the pop-up window, click the plus icon to the right of the text “Choose virtual background”, then click “add image”
  3. If you do not have a physical green screen, and if you have not previously used a virtual background, you will be prompted to download the smart virtual background package.
  4. Select the file that you would like to upload to Zoom to use as a background image.
  5. Select the new image that is now loaded as an option under “Choose virtual background” (note that the image will appear mirrored in the preview.)
  6. Close the setting window and return to the main meeting screen.

Alternate size backgrounds:

The above images should work for most uses. If uploading the above backgrounds results in a cropped image displayed, try these backgrounds sized for 4:3 aspect ratio webcams.

Click on each link to view image, then right-click on the image and select the "save picture as" option to save to your computer.

Alternate size general LWML backgrounds:

Lutheran church in Vik, Iceland alternate size
Hamburg, Germany alternate size
Stained glass windows in spiral alternate size
Three crosses at sunset alternate size
Open tomb with three crosses in background alternate size
Field of purple flowers alternate size
Little purple flowers alternate size
Purple and pink abstract background alternate size
LWML logo on gold background alternate size
LWML logo on purple background alternate size
"See You There!" Farm in Kentucky (for 2021 Convention in Lexington, KY) alternate size
"See You There!" Horses in Kentucky (for 2021 Convention in Lexington, KY) alternate size

Alternate size backgrounds to promote 2019–2021 LWML Mission Grants:

Elephants in Kenya (for grant 1, located in Kenya) alternate size
Bridge over river in Texas (for grant 2, located in Texas) alternate size
Waterfall in Africa (for grant 3, located in Africa) alternate size
Aurora borealis in night sky over pine trees (for grant 4, located in Canada) alternate size
Giraffes in Tanzania (for grant 5, located in Tanzania) alternate size
Lake and mountains in Guatemala (for grant 6, located in Guatemala) alternate size
Detroit skyline by river (for grant 7, located in Detroit, MI) alternate size
Mesoamercian pyramid in Guatemala (for grant 8, located in Guatemala) alternate size
Cliffs in Wyoming (for grant 9, located in Wyoming) alternate size
Mobile skyline with purple lights (for grant 10, located in Mobile, AL) alternate size
Close-up of Braille plate (for grant 11, for Lutheran Braille Workers) alternate size
Asian architecture (for grant 12, located in Asia) alternate size
Stethoscope and heartbeat (for grant 13, Lutherans for Life) alternate size
Lincoln skyline (for grant 14, located in Lincoln, NE) alternate size
Monkey in Africa (for grant 15, located in Africa) alternate size
Chalkboard and school supplies (for grant 16, for LCMS School Ministries) alternate size
Antique radios (for grant 17, for KFUO) alternate size
Lighthouse and palm trees (for grant 18, located in Sri Lanka) alternate size
St Louis skyline with the Arch (for grant 19, located in United States) alternate size
El Paso with lights at night (for grant 20, located in El Paso, TX) alternate size
Islands (for grant 21, for LCMS Office of International Mission) alternate size