Women in Mission

2018 Holiday Bazaar

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LWR School Kits "Packing Day"

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Our Lutheran Women’s Missionary League chapter received its charter in 1942.

Who are Willing Workers?
We are women of all ages who want to serve the Lord with gladness! Every female communicant member or the wife of a member of Calvary Lutheran Church is eligible to join our group. Participating members are asked to make an annual $5.00 donation.

What do we do?
We meet together once a month to discover new ways to serve God, to learn more about Him, and to encourage each other in loving friendship as sisters in Christ. Then the fun really begins as we work for Christ, whether it is raising money for missions, cleaning communion cups, gathering food and clothing for the needy .

When do we meet?
Specific details of each meeting will be in the weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter prior to the event. All women of Calvary are encouraged to become involved in service to our Lord and in Christian fellowship with other women through these planned events.

How can I get more information?
Contact one of the Willing Worker board members today!

Willing Workers Board


Vice-President – Doris Sherfy – 

Secretary – Joy Wehrmeister – 

Treasurer – Cookie Fort – 

Christian Life – Kalai Udhay – 

Mission Service – Jane Smith – 

Member Development – Sue McFarland – 

Pastoral Advisor – Rev. Kurt Ebert –

Please join us in one or all, or help us begin a new effort that serves the Lord and those He loves!

  • Financial Support: We raise thousands of dollars at our annual Fall Bazaar for various Christian projects. We donate hundred of dollars annually to Lutheran institutions. We collect “mites” for missions, an LWML program to fund mission projects.

  • Lutheran World Relief (LWR): We piece and tie quilts for LWR to send throughout the world to those in need. We also collect and assemble school kits and health kits for LWR.

  • Prayer Chain: We organize our church’s prayer chain to efficiently pray for those in special need.

  • Poor Relief: We collect clothing for the needy; we take clothing to the Sharing Place Thrift Shop (operated by Lutheran Child and Family Services) and volunteer in the Thrift Shop.

  • Christian Growth Support: We sponsor the LWML Saturday Morning Bible study which meets on the first Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Epic Center. We are a chapter of the National Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and support its’ programs and objectives, including weekend retreats, rallies and conventions. We encourage Bible Studies and pay the subscription of the LWML Quarterlies, making them available for all Calvary women at church.

  • Greeting Card Ministry: We send cards to members who are ill, and those having 70+ birthdays, new babies, 50th wedding anniversaries, or a death in the family.

  • Baptism Support: We always provide hand-made baptismal napkins.

  • Shut-in Ministry: We provide special gifts once a year to all members of our congregation who are homebound.

  • Other Support: We stand ready to support other church and mission programs as the need is made known to us.

  • Blankets for Babies: We knit and crochet blankets for newborns. Blankets for Babies donates these blankets to the Crisis Pregnancy Center and Johnson County Memorial Hospital’s program “Ready or Not- Here I Come.”

  • Holiday Bazaar: We sponsor the annual Holiday Bazaar (started n 1967). This includes vendor booths, bakery shop, holiday boutique, silent auction, and the Attic. Proceeds from the Bazaar go to local, national and international charities.