LWML--A Project From the Past

July 11, 2020

Years ago our LWML society often sponsored WIN House, as the need for women's shelters came to light.  This article explains some history.  There is a more complete  book summary  on the LWML bulletin board.

WINning:  The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of Opening a Women's Shelter

Edmonton, AB-Housing for Women Book Society proudly announces the publication of their book that chronicles the history and the stories of the determined people who formed the first women's shelter in Edmonton, Alberta.  WINning: The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of Opening a Women's shelter is written by Marsha Mildon.

In the late 1960s, women arriving in Edmonton without friends, money or homes, had no good choices.  The women--and a few men--who realized this, came together to find a way to help.  The book records the 50-year history, and more importantly, the stories of how the founders got started, how they worked for years despite setbacks, how they fought to keep going and how they won to serve those women in need.

"WINning reflects the ups and downs of fifty years of sheltering," says shelter founder and long-time Board President Ardis Beaudry.  Read the stories--heartbreaking and heartwarming- of the founders, funders, volunteers, staff, and the women who stayed in the shelters.

Society has changed a lot in 50 years, yet there are still women in need of shelter, and dedicated people working to provide it.  These are their stories.

To order a copy of this book, contact Lorna Olson @ 780-435-1832

2021 Convention

The following email is from President Linda Horton:

 The 2021 Convention Committee is in need of some help. Our District is hosting the LWMLC 2021 Convention July 8th to July 11th, 2021 (Thursday – Sunday) at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 10167 – 148th Street, Surrey, BC.  Theme is “Christ Lives In Me” and Bible Verse Galatians 2:20

 Committee Chairperson is Val Lowther  vlowther@telus.net  1-604-953-1954   If you would share with your society members the following positions needing volunteers, and anyone who would be willing and able to help please contact Val.  Thank you in advance.

  1. Transportation Committee: Chair Person

Note:  Attendees will have to find their own way to the hotel.  There is a shuttle company, but we must have 6 people per trip to minimize costs.

  1. Public Relations Committee: Chair Person

Note:  VP Communications Canada and committee will help here.  FYI PR packages go out before the convention – possibly electronically when possible

  1. Pages and Ushers Committee:  Chair Person and committee members (has been filled)
  2. Hospitality Committee: Chair Person and committee members

Note: Set up greeters, runs hospitality table, manage message board, signage

  1. Photography/Audio Committee:  Chair Person
  2. Food Services Committee: Chair Person

Note: They will most likely be using a caterer for all meals served


If you know of anyone who is able and willing to help in any of these areas or would like more information on these PLEASE contact Val at above email or phone #.  Thank you!!  You would attend the meetings on-line so no travel would be required prior to convention.


Karen Hildebrandt, Secretary Concordia Zone LWMLC

Grace LWML-C is collecting empty Tetley Tea containers with lids. Please save your empties and put in the labeled collection box. Thank you for your support.

Prescription Eye Glasses--Sharon Kluthe is now collecting  eye glasses brought into the church.  Prescription eye glasses are distributed by optometrists to people requiring vision correction in third world countries.   Clean out your drawers and bring in your old glasses!

Stamps--Sharon is also collecting stamps.  When you cut them from an envelope, leave a good 1/4 inch border around all sides.  These are eventually sold and the money is used as part of the L.W.M.L. mites, supporting any of the projects of the Alberta-British Columbia District.

Pop Can Tabs - Thanks to all the members who have been collecting pop can tabs over the last year.  On June 11th, Peter Wally of Leduc Lions Club, picked up 58 pounds of tabs from my house.  A huge contribution was made by Orest and Carole Baron who bring them back from their winter home in Arizona.  Peter is going to bring us 10 pails for those members who are really serious about snapping the tabs off their beverage cans.  They will be available for you soon.  The sale of these tabs bring in funds to purchase wheelchairs for those people needing assistance with their mobility.  Keep it up, everyone!  This project is really worthwhile!

--Maureen Tiedemann

LWML Collections Boxes are in the Lobby Area


WHAT IS Lutheran Women’s Missionary League-Canada?

Lutheran.......... A body of believers, trusting in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

Women’s........ Supporting women of all ages, nationalities, backgrounds, in Canada, and around the world.

Missionary...... Reaching out with the Gospel to those in our homes, our churches, our communities, and our world.

League............ Organized into small groups (“societies”) within congregations, zones, districts, and nationally.

Canada............ An auxiliary to Lutheran Church–Canada with almost 3,000 members in societies in 230 congregations

THE MISSION of Lutheran Women’s Missionary League–Canada is to


  • GROW in God’s Word,
  • SERVE God’s people and
  • SHARE God’s Son

Our Mission: Equip, Motivate and Encourage Women

to Grow in God’s Word, Share God’s Son and Serve God’s people

Subscribe to Tapestry Magazine

Tapestry is a faith-based magazine written by women for women. If you would like to subscribe to Tapestry ($10/yr) please call the church office at 780 488 7967 or call Edna Abel at 780 489 3926. Tapestry is also available in an electronic version ($8/yr) sent by email. The subscription year runs from fall through to the next summer but partial year subscriptions may be purchased should you order a mid-subscription year.

General Information About the LWML-C
MOTTO: "Called to Serve" Deuteronomy 10:12

(The theme of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League-Canada.)

PURPOSE: Grace Lutheran Church's LWML-C carries out that motto by growing in God's Word and reaching out to others with the Gospel of Jesus through word and deed.

GOALS: The members of Grace LWML

•Promote mission awareness within the congregation.
•Support missions by contributing through MITE boxes.
•Host foreign and home missionaries and missionary speakers.
•Equip women for service through spiritual growth and personal development to serve others.
•Participate in mission efforts in the community.
•Support the work of the pastors of Grace congregation.
•Support the mission work of Alberta-British Columbia District LWML and of LWML-Canada.
GRACE LWML MEETS at 10:00 A.M. on the Saturday following the second Monday of each month. All women are welcome to attend and get acquainted with this group of mission minded members.