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March 2019

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Featured March 2019 — ATONING SACRIFICE

This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins (1 John 4:10 NIV).

Icebreaker idea: Sacrifice – What words come to mind when you hear the word “sacrifice”? 

Devotion — Opening: God Loves Me Dearly
Devotion — Closing: Forgiven and Free
Devotion 
— New: Love’s Atoning Sacrifice

Bible Study — Select from the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly, Spring 2019. If copies of the printed Quarterly do not arrive in time for the group's meeting, consult the LWML website to download the online version of one of the Bible studies from that corresponding Quarterly magazine.

nullMission Servants ProjectENGAGE in a time of sacrifice at your monthly meeting. Give a special mite offering or give-up the refreshments you might usually serve. 

Mission Grant Resources: A different grant will be featured each month, downloadable for your use. www.lwml.org/mission-grant-resources

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February 2019

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Featured February 2019 — OVERFLOWING LOVE

And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all (1 Thessalonians 3:12a). 

Icebreaker idea: God’s love is – Finish this sentence: To me, God’s love is … 

Devotion — Opening: Joy in God’s Love 
Devotion — Closing: Begin with God … So We Can Love Others
Devotion 
— New: Abounding in Love

Bible Study — Select from the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly, Winter 2018.

Sketch — New: Overflowing Love

nullMission Servants ProjectENCOURAGE your pastor(s) by making valentine cards for him with heart-felt expressions of appreciation for the love he shows and for the love of Christ he shares through sermons, Bible studies, devotions, and visits.

Mission Grant Resources: A different grant will be featured each month, downloadable for your use. www.lwml.org/mission-grant-resources

This is excerpted from the 2-year planner, reSOURCEs for Planning Programs, found here.
Browse program helps by type here.

 
You can also browse the multitude of resources below, organized by type!

Dive into the Word with these resources …

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January 2019

Featured January 2019 — WORKING WITH JOY

Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31b). 

nullIcebreaker idea: Brings You Joy – Think of what brings you the most joy. Share how that can give glory to God.

Devotion — Opening: Working for His Glory 
Devotion — Closing: How, Lord … Can I Work with Joy?
Devotion 
— New: Working with Joy

Bible Study — Select from the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly, Winter 2018.

Mission Servants ProjectEQUIP middle school, junior high, and high school students to see how they can serve God in any career by hosting a career fair during a Sunday school hour. Invite individuals from your congregation and community to tell students about their jobs and how they share Christ and serve Him through their work.

Mission Grant Resources: A different grant will be featured each month, downloadable for your use. www.lwml.org/mission-grant-resources

Looking for more Winter devotional and service project resources? Check out the Winter Resources webpage here!

 
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December 2018

Featured December 2018 — THE PERFECT GIFT

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For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus (Romans 3:23–24). 

Icebreaker idea: Best Gift – Christmas is a time for giving and receiving gifts.  What is the best gift you have ever given or received? 

Devotion — Opening: The Perfect Gift
Devotion — Closing: It’s a New Day
Devotion 
— New: God’s Perfect Gift 

Bible Study — Select from the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly, Winter 2018. If copies of the printed Quarterly do not arrive in time for the group's meeting, consult the LWML website to download the online version of one of the Bible studies from that corresponding Quarterly magazine.

Mission Servants ProjectENGAGE with nursing home residents by hosting a birthday party for Jesus. Sing carols, read the Christmas story from Luke 2, then ask residents to tell about the best Christmas gift they ever received. Next, read this month’s opening devotion, “The Perfect Gift.” Serve a birthday cake decorated in Jesus’ honor. 

Mission Grant Resources: A different grant will be featured each month, downloadable for your use. www.lwml.org/mission-grant-resources

This is excerpted from the 2-year planner, reSOURCEs for Planning Programs, found here.
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November 2018

Featured November 2018 — PRAISE HIM!

Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; tell of all His wondrous works! (Psalm 105:1–2). 

Icebreaker idea: Sing Praises! – Share your favorite song of praise. What are your favorite words in that song? 

Devotion — Opening: Now Thank We All Our God
Devotion — Closing: Total Praise

Bible Study — Select from the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly, Fall 2018.

nullMission Servants ProjectENJOY remembering the wonderful works of God with a “thanksgiving tree.” Secure a large bare tree branch in a pot. Cut out colorful leaf shapes from construction paper. Punch a hole in the top of each leaf and tie a string so the leaf can be hung from a tree branch. Hand the leaves out at the end of a worship service and ask individuals to write on the leaf a work of God for which they want to thank Him. Hang completed leaves on the tree branch. Ask your pastor to include these joyful prayer thoughts in a Thanksgiving worship service. 

Mission Grant Resources: A different grant will be featured each month, downloadable for your use. www.lwml.org/mission-grant-resources

This is excerpted from the 2-year planner, reSOURCEs for Planning Programs, found here.
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October 2018

Featured October 2018 — UNCHANGEABLE

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). 

Icebreaker idea: Change – What is the best “change” that ever happened in your life? 

Devotion — Opening: Light in the Darkness
Devotion — Closing: How Lord … Can I Cope with Hardships?

Bible Study — Select from the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly, Fall 2018. If copies of the printed Quarterly do not arrive in time for the society’s meeting, consult the LWML website to download the online version of one of the Bible studies from that corresponding Quarterly magazine.

Sketch — New: Myths of LWML

nullMission Servants ProjectENGAGE your group to provide care giving services to those in your congregation or community who are caregivers for a child with a special physical or developmental need. As safety circumstances allow, give the caregivers an hour or two of free time while you care for their loved one. Pray with the caregivers for God’s strength in the situations they face. 

Mission Grant Resources: A different grant will be featured each month, downloadable for your use. www.lwml.org/mission-grant-resources

This is excerpted from the 2-year planner, reSOURCEs for Planning Programs, found here.
Browse program helps by type here.

September 2018

Featured September 2018 — LUTHERAN WOMEN IN MISSION

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10).

nullIcebreaker idea: Why LWML? – What prompted you to become a Lutheran Woman in Mission and to serve the Lord with gladness?

Devotion — Opening: Deborah – Encourager
Devotion — Closing: Dorcas – A Woman of Charity
Devotion 
— New: You Look Like Your Father

Bible Study — Select from the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly, Fall 2018. If copies of the printed Quarterly do not arrive in time for the group's meeting, consult the LWML website to download the online version of one of the Bible studies from that corresponding Quarterly magazine.

Sketch — New: Serve the Lord with Gladness

nullMission Servants ProjectENCOURAGE the volunteers in your congregation with thank you notes. Consider making an extra mite donation in their names (e.g., The Volunteers at Peace Lutheran Church).

Mission Grant Resources: A different grant will be featured each month, downloadable for your use. www.lwml.org/mission-grant-resources

This is excerpted from the 2-year planner, reSOURCEs for Planning Programs, found here.
Browse program helps by type here.

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