The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. Their mission is to assist each woman of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in helping her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world. Our LWML adopts a seminary student, sends college care packages, donates blankets and baby supplies to those in need to Henry County Hospital and much more. This group meets once a month. All LCMS women are welcome to join.
Dartball is the upcoming league sport for inside recreation events. Anyone can play! Our Dartball team consists of a fun, friendly group of players who enjoy a lot of laughs and a good time. Their season starts in October and ends in March.
Dartball is similar to playing baseball. The darts are played on an elaborate 4 foot square board. Rules are very close to Baseball rules. Generally there are nine players on a team, but teams can consist of four players or two players. Players stand approximately 20 feet from the board and throw darts underhand at the board to score hits, strikes, balls, fouls, and outs according to where the darts land. The game is scored like baseball. People of all ages and skill levels can join us in Dartball.
Once a month a few of our church members gather together for fellowship in order to help those in need. We call them "The Knotters." These ladies graciously take time out of their day knotting and crocheting. Most of their materials are found from Goodwill, garage sales and scrap fabric from the Grain Train. Judy Helmke and Bette Weddelman sew 10 inch blocks together before they begin the knotting process. Their blankets have been donated to the Grain Train, Filling Home, Henry County Hospital OB, Defiance Sheriff Department and the Genacross Lutheran Services - Napoleon Campus.
Frieda Boesling likes to sit to the side and crochet blankets for babies. Frieda’s blankets are included in hospital care packages that are assembled for needy mothers of newborns from the Henry County Hospital. A typical care package includes: onesie, sleeper, bib, hat, socks, burp rag, thermometer, bottle, towel, washcloth, card, sweater and blanket.
Our Knotters donate 36x36 Binky Patrol Comforting blankets for children. Deputies from Defiance County Sheriff Department keep a Binky Blanket in their patrol cars. The deputies give them away to children who are ill abused or if they have experienced any type of an at the scene trauma from a car accident.
Our retired church members are invited to join our Retirees every month at a local restaurant for a meal of fellowship. Our retirees meet the fourth Friday of each month. Sit back and enjoy a cup a coffee with some of your church friends.
Altar Guild / Banner Committee
Our group of Altar Guild volunteers care for the altar, vestments, vessels, and altar linens of the church. The Altar Guild helps prepare our church for services. Our Altar Guild supervises the flower decorations of the church. Anyone is welcome to join!
Our Banner Committee custom designs our beautiful banners which hang in our church every Sunday.
Our hard working Outreach Committee helps initiate and coordinate community outreach events throughout the year. We enjoy game parties, trunk-or-treat, chili cook-offs, tea parties, VBS, Friendship Days and much more. We are always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in joining the Outreach Committee please contact Deb Oberhaus.