Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly
Summer 2016 "CrossWords"
“We share His Truth and His Love among ourselves and with the world.”
Each Sunday, I speak those words, the mission statement of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Fishkill, New York, in response to my pastor’s initial proclamation: “Centered on God’s
Word and Sacraments in Christ …”
This Quarterly presents His Truth and His Love — as evidenced in His Word and celebrated in the Sacraments — on a subject matter that is a struggle for many.
“CrossWords,” our summer theme, not only reveals Christ’s words of love and forgiveness from the cross, but also shows how we can convey His truths and promises to a hurting and hurtful world.
A first for the LWQ: This issue contains an extensive, three-part Bible study as well as a short, one-page Bible study. When planning your study, please allot sufficient time.
Leader guides are provided for all Bible studies. It is especially important that the leader guides be used in conjunction with the Bible studies. Please download the leader guides online at www.lwml.org or call the LWML Office to receive a paper copy via mail or fax.
My sincere thanks to the writers, doctrinal reviewers, and the LWQ staff for their prayers and support in guiding this issue from concept to final copy.
God demonstrated his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).
Nancy Graf Peters, Editor-in-Chief
In Every Issue
1 btw … Cross Words
2 Praying the Psalms
3 Then & Now: The Women of LWML
12 Young Women's Page
13 Shop LWML
14 Grants at Work — The Global Seminary Initiative
26 Lutheran Women in Action
29 The President's Page
16 What Does God's Word Say About Homosexuality? Part 1a
18 What Does God's Word Say About Homosexuality? Part 1b
21 What Does God's Word Say About Homosexuality? Part 2: How Do We Respond in Christian Love?
What Does God's Word Say About Homosexuality? — Leader Guides
24 Humbly Grateful or Grumbly Hateful?
24 Humbly Grateful or Grumbly Hateful? — Leader Guide
25 Dando gracias con humildad o quejándose con coraje