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May 2019

Featured May 2019 — GREATEST LOVE

For Your steadfast love is great above the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds (Psalm 108:4).

Icebreaker idea: Greatest Influence – Name one person that has had the greatest influence in your life. 

Devotion — Opening: The Joy of Being Loved by God
Devotion — Closing: Kindness
Devotion
— New: The Greatest Love

Bible Study — Select from the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly, Spring 2019.

nullMission Servants ProjectENCOURAGE the police officers and firefighters in your community with cards of thanks for the care  they provide. Prepare a meal or some dessert items and drop them off with the cards at your local stations. At your society meeting include a special prayer for God’s continued presence with these community servants. 

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.

2019–2021 reSOURCEs for Planning Programs

cover for reSOURCEs for Planning ProgramsThis “grab and go” resource provides two years of thematic monthly meeting plans. You can print as many copies as you need of any of the resources which include Icebreakers, Devotions, Bible Studies, Sketches, Mission Servants Projects, and Mission Grant References.

Available for purchase in printed form (152 pages shrinked-wrapped, 3-hole punched, and ready for your binder) 

or FREE as a download: reSOURCEs for Planning Programs

April 2019

Featured April 2019 — RESURRECTION JOY

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (1 Peter 1:3).

Icebreaker idea: Easter Traditions — Share an Easter tradition that focuses on Christ.

Devotion — Opening: Faith is … Relying on Our Heavenly Father’s Grace and Mercy
Devotion — Closing: Simple Trust (No Need to Cheat)

Bible Study — Select from the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly, Spring 2019.

nullMission Servants ProjectENJOY and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord with some Easter caroling. Visit a group or individual homes. Sing Easter hymns to joyfully proclaim the sure and certain hope we have in Jesus, our risen Savior.

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.

March 2019

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

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

February 2019

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.

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!

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.
Browse program helps by type here.

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