Mid-South Lutheran confab set in Eureka

Monday, June 12, 2006

EUREKA SPRINGS -- The Mid-South District of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) an official auxiliary of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, will hold its 2006 convention June 16-18 at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs.

Theme of the convention is "Renew! Rejoice! Reach Out!"

LWML undertakes various mission projects at the district and synodical levels, and during this convention projects within the district will be selected to work on and fund through gifts during the next two years.

National and international projects are selected by the national convention.

The Eureka Springs meeting is one of two significant gatherings of the Lutherans from the Mid-South District, which is one of 35 in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, and is comprised of 130 congregations with about 35,000 baptized members in Arkansas, Tennessee and southern Kentucky.

The district was formed 40 years ago, in 1956, when the former Western District was split. It stretches some 900 miles from east to west. The current president of the district is Rev. Kenneth Lampe, former pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Mountain Home.

The Mid-South District convention is June 9-12 in Memphis, Tenn., with a theme of "Ablaze! By Grace, Hearts on fire to share Christ's love."

Delegates from all congregations in the district will conduct business, set goals for the next three years, and hopefully be inspired to do God's work where they are located. Pastor Kenneth Haydon and Thomas Mancuso will represent the churches in Carroll County, those being Grace in Holiday Island and Our Redeemer in Berryville.

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