12 Mar 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Gertrude Simon

Gertrude Simon was born in 1900, in Zachow, Wisconsin. She graduated from the Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1926. After graduation, she accepted a position to serve in China. She arrived in Hankow in 1927...
7 Mar 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Unexpected Paths of Grace

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness! -- Lamentations 3:22-23 Six inches of snow on the driveway was looming over me as I headed home and...
4 Mar 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – History of the LDA Continued

Once the Association was established, the next challenge for Pastor Herzberger was to find a "centrally located Motherhouse where our women workers can be trained and where they can find their home when sickness or old age incapacitates...
4 Mar 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – History of the LDA continued

Once the Association was established, the next challenge for Pastor Herzberger was to find a "centrally located Motherhouse where our women workers can be trained and where they can find their home when sickness or old age incapacitates...
28 Feb 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – “He’s Not Crazy, He’s My Brother”

"Jesus, friend of sinners, companion of the outcast, advocate for the needy, enlighten our eyes to see you in our needy neighbor." The Diaconal Litany, 1959 A text message read,  “Be careful when you leave the church.  There is a...
25 Feb 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Martha Boss

As a young girl in Germany, Martha would gather neighborhood children together for Sunday School. That was the beginning of her lifetime career of caring for and loving people, especially those that were often forgotten by...
21 Feb 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – “You are My Beloved”

My soul is bereft of peace; I have forgotten what happiness is....  But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, God’s mercies never come to an end.  Lamentations 3: 17,...
18 Feb 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Clara Strehlow

Clara Strehlow (born 1895) was among the first students at a new deaconess school which opened Watertown, Wisconsin in the 1920s. This new training program did not require deaconess trainees to become nurses. Clara was consecrated on May...
14 Feb 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Love One Another”

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 I can still picture the plaque that said...
11 Feb 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Geraldine Plato 

Geraldine Eubanks Plato's first encounter with a deaconess was as a child in St. Louis. She was playing in the park with her 12 siblings on a Sunday morning. Deaconess Ann Koch followed the children home and asked their mother what she...