LWML Sunday

Serve the Lord with gladness (Psalm 100:2).

LWML Sunday. A time set aside each year to celebrate the mission and vision of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and her focus on nurturing faith in Christ, making our mission meaningful, and sharing encouragement.

As we approach the 75th Anniversary of LWML, thoughts turn to the history of LWML Sunday. From Women IN God’s Service, WINGS, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, Taege, Marlys (1991), here are some fun facts!

  • 1967, July 18-20; 12th Biennial convention, Washington D.C. – First Sunday in October designated as LWML Sunday. Eula Hankel, President.
  • 1968 – “Serve the Lord with Gladness” brochure produced as part of LWML Sunday materials. Evelyn Hartman, President.
  • 1975 – First children’s activity page offered with LWML Sunday materials. Helen Morris, President.

May our service to our heavenly Father be one of joy!