Organizations and Projects Supported

The Council of Lutheran Women (CLW) supports several ministries in the Detroit area.  Members and guests are reminded to bring donations to general meetings and the annual Women of the Year Luncheon to help support them.

Seminary and Deaconess Student Assistance

Every year CLW asks its member congregations for the names of seminary students from their membership.  Proceeds from the Women of the Year Luncheon are used to fund scholarships for these seminary students and also two  female students from Concordia University in Ann Arbor who receive memorial scholarships.  Monetary gifts are also accepted.  Please consider becoming a Scholarship Sponsor by making a contribution directly to the Scholarship Fund.

Operation Layette

project2The CLW collects infant supplies which are assembled into layettes and donated to organizations in southeast Michigan which assist pregnant women and new moms in need.  We accept donations of new and gently used items:  crib blankets, receiving blankets, cloth diapers, undershirts & onesies (3-9 month sizes), sleepers (3-9 month sizes), socks, wash cloths, and bottles (8-9 ounce and 4 ounce).  Gender-neutral items offer more flexibility than items which are “girlish” or “boyish”.  Monetary gifts are also welcome.  Layettes are assembled twice a year at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Royal Oak.

Click here for instructions on making a layette.   To find out when the next assembly evening is scheduled or for additional information, contact Pam Stasko at


Detroit Area Food Banks

CLW encourages people attending the Women of the Year Luncheon and the Spring and Fall Meetings to bring items for the food banks. Especially needed are: toilet paper, toiletries like toothpaste, deodorant, toothbrushes, soap or shower gel, non perishable food items, “easy open” canned goods, paper products for serving meals, Kleenex, women’s sanitary supplies, adult underwear and socks, warm outerwear and gloves.  Monetary gifts also accepted.

Lutheran Center Association


The purpose of the Association is to foster, preserve and defend the common interests of the churches in the Detroit area, which hold membership in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod; to foster and support Christian education; to foster and support charities; and further engage in such enterprises as may be of service to or for the benefit of the Lutheran clergy and laity of Greater Detroit.

Sadly the bookstore will be closing on June 26, 2020.

The book “Be Thou My Guide” by a local author, Margo Heath Dupre, will be available for purchase on February 4, 2020.  This book is a Bible Study on growing trust in God through examples of biblical figures.  The price is $12.99. Click here to for more information or to purchase the guide.

The Michigan Church Supply will be filling all Church orders for the Lutheran Center Bookstore.  Their website is


issuesThe CLW Issues & Action Coordinator investigates the issues affecting the Metro Detroit area citizens and reports to the General Assembly.  This will include updates from the LCMS’ “Free to be Faithful” Newsletter, which features information on important court cases and religious liberty issues that have significant impact of the lives of Christians and to educate and move people to take informed actions to protect our religious freedoms.

Remember to register to vote by  October 19 (mail in) or November 3 (in person) and vote on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  Please pray for our nation, leaders and the election.  For voter guides go to Right to LifeMichigan Family Forum, or Citizens for Traditional Values (CTV).

Celebrate Life: Hold a baby bottle drive, a diaper drive or baby shower for a Crisis Pregnancy Center in your area.  Support Lutherans for Life or Michigan

Student Statesmanship Institute Summer Camps in Howell for Teen
“Empowering Teens to Changes their World” – Go to “The LEAD Summer Program is a life-transforming week featuring authentic leadership simulations in the legislative, media, judicial, campaign and business fields under the direction of Christian professionals. During this real-world experience high school students learn valuable life skills such as teamwork, critical thinking, strategic planning and effective communication. While engaged in high-level leadership roles, they are also inspired to apply Biblical and moral principles in their own life and the world around them. Students from all over the United States have attended LEAD, as well as teens from Canada, Mexico, England and Israel.

Click here to see/download the Theme Prayer Guide

To sign up for the Issues and Actions email chain or for questions, contact Patti Jacques at 248-933-7472 or