Quick Facts 2010 - St. Louis

47th Annual LWMS Convention
St. Louis, Missouri, June 24-27

"Show Me Your Ways, O Lord" Psalm 25:4

Attendance

Registered attendees: 801
Number of Circuits represented: 57
Current Membership: 910 congregations ~ 1 Individual Member

Mission Presentations

  • Pastor Andrew Fix ~ Des Moines, Iowa
  • Pastor John Holtz ~ Malawi, Africa
  • Pastor Wayne Shevey ~ Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
  • Pastor Michael Duncan ~ Pakistan and Nepal
  • Pastor Philip Strackbein ~ Latin American Traveling Theological Educators (LATTE)

Worship Leaders

  • Thursday evening, opening worship - Pastor Jonathan Rockhoff, Preacher ~ Pastor Douglas Tomhave, Liturgist
  • Friday morning devotion - Pastor MIchael Dietz, Good Shepherd, St. Peters, Missouri
  • Friday afternoon devotion - Pastor Edwin Lehmann, Zion, Springfield and Peace Marshfield, Missouri
  • Saturday morning devotion - Pastor James Witt, Martin Luther, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Saturday afternoon devotion - Pastor Daniel Voigt, Mount Olive, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Sunday morning, closing worship - Pastor Kermit Habben, Preacher ~ Pastor Jeffrey Mahnke, Liturgist

Bible Studies

  • "Knowing His Ways to Showing His Ways" ~ Pastor Douglas Tomhave, Resurrection, Verona, Wisconsin
  • "Shown God's Ways to Show Others God's Ways" ~ Pastor Jeffrey Mahnke, St. Peter's, Schofield, Wisconsin

Workshops

  • "So You Want to Open a Child Care Ministry" ~ Pastor Jonathan Rockhoff, Wichita, Kansas
  • "Showing the Hmong God's Ways" ~ Pastor Bounkeo Lor, Kansas City, Kansas
  • "Mission Planting in the Other Manhattan" ~ Pastor Philip Hirsch, Manhattan, Kansas
  • "Show Me the Way!" ~ Pastor Kermit and Marjorie Habben, retired missionaries to Japan
  • "Show Me How to Use LWMS" ~ Spiritual Growth-Mission Awareness Committee (SG-MAC)

Thank you to outgoing officer:

  • Pastoral Advisor Douglas Tomhave

Thank you to outgoing standing committee member:

  • Communications Committee ~ Sue Sargent

Present Officers

  • President Paula Danekas, Naperville, Illinois
  • President-elect Jackie Hieb, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Vice President Bambi Tuttle, Renville, Minnesota
  • Secretary Jill Doering, Lake Mills, Wisconsin
  • Treasurer Rosalie Pederson, Willmar, Minnesota
  • Spiritual Growth-Mission Awareness Coordinator Alaine Sonnenberg, Colfax, Wisconsin
  • Communications Coordinator Susan Fager, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
  • Pastoral Advisor Brady Coleman, San Tan Valley, Arizona
  • Pastoral Advisor Jeffrey Mahnke, Weston, Wisconsin

33 Mission flags were presented

kids c.a.r.e.

  • 2010-2011 Home Missions Project Caribbean Missions
  • 2009-2010 World Mission Project Pakistan ~ $74,606.76
  • 2008-2009 Home Missions Project Peace In Jesus, Vietnamese Outreach, Boise, Idaho ~ $61,813.51
  • 2007-2008 World Mission Project WELS Mission to the Children ~ $65,158.90
  • 2006-2007 Home Missions Project #4 Children and Adult Bible Study Material ~ $12,239.06
  • 2005-2006 World Missions Project #1 South Asia Orphanages ~ $13,464.23

Mission Projects Selected

  • Ballot
    • Home Mission Project #HM-2008-03: Information Outreach Project - $35,574.39
    • World Mission Project #WM-2008-01: Multi-Language Publications Projects - $35,574.39
  • Worship Service Offerings
    • Home Mission Project #HM-2008-16: Hmong Evangelist Training Project - $18,341.91
    • World Mission Project #WM-2008-24: Nepal Projects - $18,341.91

Offering Totals

  • Mission Projects Offering = $71,148.78
  • Worship Service Offerings = $36,683.82

Mission projects to be voted on in 2011

  • Home Missions
    • Vicars in Mission Settings (HM-2010-12)
    • Cross-Cultural Mission Conference and Training (HM-2010-14)
  • World Missions
    • Brazil Projects (WM-2010-13)
    • Japan Projects (WM-2010-21)

Future Convention Sites

  • 2011 - Frontier Airlines Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 23-26 ~ Milwaukee Metro North and Milwaukee Metro South Circuits (Hyatt Hotel)
  • 2012 - TBA, June 21-24 Heritage Circuit
  • 2013 - LaCrosse Convention Center, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, June 27-30, Winona Circuit