Menu

Mailbox Members

RSS Feed

April: Year 2

A printable PDF of these instructions can be found at the end of this article.

Leader instructions

This month we are focusing on the joy we receive by serving Him.

Access the devotion Working with Joy.

For Paper Copies:
  • Download and print this month’s resource (in bold above) to share with each Mailbox Member.
  • Print as many copies of the resource as you need for your Mailbox Member participants.
  • Don’t forget to sign the message and leave your contact information!
  • As you place this information in your Mailbox Member participant’s mailbox, pray for this child of God!
For Electronic Communication:
  • Open this month’s resource idea and read the coordinator information.
  • Get ready to send a new email, and in the subject line write: LWML Mailbox Member Greetings
  • Copy and paste the Mailbox Member message on the next page into your email.
  • Attach the resource(s) for the month.
  • Send this message off with a prayer for this Mailbox Member, a child of God!

Distribute the resource to your Mailbox Member participants with the following Mailbox Member Message:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hello from LWML! 

Each of us has a vocation in life. It may be to raise our children to love the Lord and use their gifts in service to the world. It may be to use the knowledge and skills God has given us to dispense healing medicine or design affordable housing. Our work, our vocation, is specific to each of us as God has empowered and gifted us to serve.

Our community is served by many who give of their time unselfishly so that we might live in safety. When you read the devotion this month, Working with Joy, pray for those who serve in our community — public safety officers, medical personnel, teachers, pastors, everyone who takes time to touch the lives of others and makes our world just a little bit better.

Have you taken the time to say “thank you” to any of these special people? Saying “thank you” can sometimes be taken for granted. We “assume” everyone knows we are grateful for their kindness and sacrifice, but unless we say it — how will they know? Maybe this month you will be moved to write a note of thanks to someone who has offered a kindness or service to you — your home health care aid, a police officer, your child’s teacher, or someone else who has lived their calling to serve.

May God bless you this month as you reflect on the service you have given to others and the service you have received. 

Your Sister in Christ,
____________________

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

View a printable PDF of these instructions

 

Next Step: Would you like to send anyone a Blessing Card?
Go to Blessing Cards

Go to Mailbox Members Home

Go to Group Resources Home

May: Year 2

A printable PDF of these instructions can be found at the end of this article.

Leader instructions

Everywhere around the country the weather has turned warmer. Flowers are blooming and spring vegetables are being harvested. Gardens can provide many hours of enjoyment as we observe colorful blooms and harvest nutritious fruits and vegetables. Gardens can also be one’s quiet place — a special place where “communing with nature” is really “enjoying peace with God.”

Access this month’s devotion How, Lord … can I find peace? and send it along with the following message to your Mailbox Members this month. 

For Paper Copies:
  • Download and print this month’s resource (in bold above) to share with each Mailbox Member.
  • Print as many copies of the resource as you need for your Mailbox Member participants.
  • Don’t forget to sign the message and leave your contact information!
  • As you place this information in your Mailbox Member participant’s mailbox, pray for this child of God!
For Electronic Communication:
  • Open this month’s resource idea and read the coordinator information.
  • Get ready to send a new email, and in the subject line write: LWML Mailbox Member Greetings
  • Copy and paste the Mailbox Member message on the next page into your email.
  • Attach the resource(s) for the month.
  • Send this message off with a prayer for this Mailbox Member, a child of God!

Distribute the devotion to your Mailbox Member participants with the following Mailbox Member Message:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hello from LWML! 

Everywhere around the country the weather has turned warmer, flowers are blooming, and spring vegetables are growing. Gardens can provide many hours of enjoyment as we observe colorful blooms and harvest nutritious fruits and vegetables. But gardens can also be one’s quiet place — a special place where “communing with nature” is really “enjoying peace with God.”

As you work in your garden or sit on your porch, enjoy reflecting on the message of this month’s Mailbox Member devotion, How, Lord … can I find peace?

In your prayers, remember those in your life who are undergoing a time of unsettledness and pray that they might reach out to God and experience the peace that surpasses all understanding that can only come from our loving Heavenly Father.

As always, contact me with any questions. You are in my daily prayers. May your life be filled with peace. 

Your Sister in Christ,
____________________

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

View a printable PDF of these instructions

 

Next Step: Would you like to send anyone a Blessing Card?
Go to Blessing Cards

Go to Mailbox Members Home

Go to Group Resources Home

June: Year 2

A printable PDF of these instructions can be found at the end of this article.

Leader instructions

Being in the Word is a privilege for all God’s people. Reading His Word and studying it on our own or with friends, takes initiative. In some ways we need a little push to get started in making Bible reading, reflection, and study a regular part of our daily routine.

This month’s Mailbox Member study is Go Ahead, Jump!.

For Paper Copies:
  • Download and print this month’s resource (in bold above) to share with each Mailbox Member.
  • Print as many copies of the resource as you need for your Mailbox Member participants.
  • Don’t forget to sign the message and leave your contact information!
  • As you place this information in your Mailbox Member participant’s mailbox, pray for this child of God!
For Electronic Communication:
  • Open this month’s resource idea and read the coordinator information.
  • Get ready to send a new email, and in the subject line write: LWML Mailbox Member Greetings
  • Copy and paste the Mailbox Member message on the next page into your email.
  • Attach the resource(s) for the month.
  • Send this message off with a prayer for this Mailbox Member, a child of God!

Distribute the Bible study to your Mailbox Member participants with the following Mailbox Member Message:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hello from LWML! 

This month’s devotional thought encourages each of us to be involved in reading, studying, and reflecting on God’s Word daily. The analogy of skydiving from an airplane and jumping into God’s Word may seem a little “far-fetched,” but is thought provoking. Take time this month to work through this simple Bible study Go Ahead, Jump! and allow it to be the encouragement you might need to incorporate daily time in the Word into your schedule.

You are in my prayers this month as you dig deep into God’s Word. If you’d like to discuss this lesson with someone, just give me a call. We can dig into the Word together.

Your Sister in Christ,
____________________

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

View a printable PDF of these instructions

 

Next Step: Would you like to send anyone a Blessing Card?
Go to Blessing Cards

Go to Mailbox Members Home

Go to Group Resources Home

July: Year 2

A printable PDF of these instructions can be found at the end of this article.

Leader instructions

This month we’re going to introduce the Mailbox Members program to a ministry of the LWML that in 2023 will celebrate its 20th anniversary. The Heart to Heart Sisters program has brought women of different ethnicities and cultures together from our church-at-large to celebrate their passion for reaching out with the Gospel message to others in their churches and communities.

The article A Place at the Table published in the Winter 2007 issue of the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly introduced the program to the women of the LWML. Sharing this article with your Mailbox Members will give them the opportunity to celebrate this on-going ministry of the LWML and rejoice with our sisters in Christ as each of us answer God’s call for workers in the harvest fields.  

Access the article A Place at the Table.

For Paper Copies:
  • Download and print this month’s resource (in bold above) to share with each Mailbox Member.
  • Print as many copies of the resource as you need for your Mailbox Member participants.
  • Don’t forget to sign the message and leave your contact information!
  • As you place this information in your Mailbox Member participant’s mailbox, pray for this child of God!
For Electronic Communication:
  • Open this month’s resource idea and read the coordinator information.
  • Get ready to send a new email, and in the subject line write: LWML Mailbox Member Greetings
  • Copy and paste the Mailbox Member message on the next page into your email.
  • Attach the resource(s) for the month.
  • Send this message off with a prayer for this Mailbox Member, a child of God!

Distribute the resource to your Mailbox Member participants with the following Mailbox Member Message:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hello from LWML! 

In 2003, the LWML established a program called “Heart to Heart Sisters.” This program seeks to bring together women of different ethnicities and cultures from the LCMS to celebrate their passion for reaching out with the Gospel message to others in their communities.

As we approach the 20th anniversary of the formation of this program we are encouraged to educate ourselves on its purpose by reading the article A Place at the Table, and more importantly pray for all who have participated or who will participate in the future so their voices are heard and lives are touched with the Gospel message.

Enjoy this article, and if you have any questions, give me a call at _____________________.

Please join me in prayer this month for the LWML and especially for those who hear the Gospel message through the bold witness of our Heart to Heart Sisters. 

Your Sister in Christ,
____________________

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

View a printable PDF of these instructions

 

Next Step: Would you like to send anyone a Blessing Card?
Go to Blessing Cards

Go to Mailbox Members Home

Go to Group Resources Home

August: Year 2

A printable PDF of these instructions can be found at the end of this article.

Leader instructions

August is traditionally a month for vacations. Families pack up the van and head off to a national park or visit a museum in a near-by city. While we are travelling, we may come upon different situations where God may place us in just the right setting where we have an opportunity to witness to His wonderful love.

This month’s Mailbox Member devotion Witness Opportunities tells the story of one simple encounter that God used to bring about change and healing for a woman in need.

Access the devotion Witness Opportunities.

For Paper Copies:
  • Download and print this month’s resource (in bold above) to share with each Mailbox Member.
  • Print as many copies of the resource as you need for your Mailbox Member participants.
  • Don’t forget to sign the message and leave your contact information!
  • As you place this information in your Mailbox Member participant’s mailbox, pray for this child of God!
For Electronic Communication:
  • Open this month’s resource idea and read the coordinator information.
  • Get ready to send a new email, and in the subject line write: LWML Mailbox Member Greetings
  • Copy and paste the Mailbox Member message on the next page into your email.
  • Attach the resource(s) for the month.
  • Send this message off with a prayer for this Mailbox Member, a child of God!

Distribute the devotion to your Mailbox Member participants with the following Mailbox Member Message:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hello from LWML! 

Warm summer days are upon us. Many people are taking a break during this weather and going on vacation. Families pack up the van and head off to a national park or visit a museum in a near-by city. As we travel we might come upon situations where God has placed us in just the right setting to have an opportunity to witness to His wonderful love.

Enjoy this month’s devotional thought Witness Opportunities where an LWML member tells the story of one simple encounter that God used to bring about change and healing for a woman in need.

As you read through the devotion this month, reflect on how God has used you in the past to share His love with someone. Take a moment to pray for that person and give thanks to God for allowing you the privilege of witnessing to that person so that they might hear of God’s love for them.

As always, contact me with any questions. Seek and take advantage of opportunities to share your faith. You are in my daily prayers. 

Your Sister in Christ,
____________________

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

View a printable PDF of these instructions

 

Next Step: Would you like to send anyone a Blessing Card?
Go to Blessing Cards

Go to Mailbox Members Home

Go to Group Resources Home

September: Year 2

A printable PDF of these instructions can be found at the end of this article.

Leader instructions

Are you a seamstress? Are some of your Mailbox Members seamstresses? Then this month’s project is for you!

The information in this month’s Mailbox Members program encourages your participants to undertake making clothing protectors for the Bethesda Auxiliary. Please reproduce the information and distribute it to your Mailbox Members along with others from your congregation who might want to make these clothing protectors at home or in a group work project setting. Involvement could be as simple as providing funding to purchase supplies, cutting out the pieces to be sewn by others, ironing and packaging the finished product, or actually doing the sewing. Everyone, amateur or skilled seamstress, may take part.

Access Make Clothing Protectors for Bethesda information to learn more about this project and its recipients. 

Access Pattern for Making Clothing Protectors to also share.

For Paper Copies:
  • Download and print this month’s resource (in bold above) to share with each Mailbox Member.
  • Print as many copies of the resource as you need for your Mailbox Member participants.
  • Don’t forget to sign the message and leave your contact information!
  • As you place this information in your Mailbox Member participant’s mailbox, pray for this child of God!
For Electronic Communication:
  • Open this month’s resource idea and read the coordinator information.
  • Get ready to send a new email, and in the subject line write: LWML Mailbox Member Greetings
  • Copy and paste the Mailbox Member message on the next page into your email.
  • Attach the resource(s) for the month.
  • Send this message off with a prayer for this Mailbox Member, a child of God!

Distribute the information and pattern to your Mailbox Member participants with the following Mailbox Member Message:

(NOTE: If your group is organizing a work day to make this project, please customize this note to include that information.) 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hello from LWML! 

This month our LWML group is working together to sew clothing protectors for those served by Bethesda Lutheran Homes. The protectors are used for meals and snacks. In one state alone, 750 are used each year!

Are you a seamstress? Great! We can use your help. Can you cut out a pattern? Great! Your help is needed also.

The information Make Clothing Protectors for Bethesda and the Pattern for Making Clothing Protectors accompanying this month’s Mailbox Member Message will be used for this project. If you are not a seamstress you may help by providing donations to purchase the supplies and, most importantly, praying for those who will be receiving them. Pray that they will know that they are God’s dearly loved children.

If you’d like more information about making these dresses, please call me at _____________ . I’d love to talk with you about this project. 

Your Sister in Christ,
____________________

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

View a printable PDF of these instructions

 

Next Step: Would you like to send anyone a Blessing Card?
Go to Blessing Cards

Go to Mailbox Members Home

Go to Group Resources Home

October: Year 2

A printable PDF of these instructions can be found at the end of this article.

Leader instructions

October is traditionally Pastor Appreciation Month. This month your Mailbox Members will receive an LWML resource called Pastor Support and Involvement.

This resource will give your Mailbox Members ideas of how they personally may support their pastor during this month or any time of the year. Ideas for greeting card messages, simple supportive gifts, and even fun ideas that children might like to help with that will show your pastor, and other commissioned church workers, how much you appreciate them and their ministry.

Access the resource Pastor Support and Involvement.

For Paper Copies:
  • Download and print this month’s resource (in bold above) to share with each Mailbox Member.
  • Print as many copies of the resource as you need for your Mailbox Member participants.
  • Don’t forget to sign the message and leave your contact information!
  • As you place this information in your Mailbox Member participant’s mailbox, pray for this child of God!
For Electronic Communication:
  • Open this month’s resource idea and read the coordinator information.
  • Get ready to send a new email, and in the subject line write: LWML Mailbox Member Greetings
  • Copy and paste the Mailbox Member message on the next page into your email.
  • Attach the resource(s) for the month.
  • Send this message off with a prayer for this Mailbox Member, a child of God!

Distribute the resource to your Mailbox Member participants with the following Mailbox Member Message:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hello from LWML! 

October is traditionally known as Pastor Appreciation Month. To give you some fresh ideas of how to appreciate and support your pastor and other commissioned church workers, you are receiving an LWML resource called Pastor Support and Involvement. Look through the resource and see if there is an idea here that you would like to utilize in order to show your love and support for your pastor or church staff.

There are ideas for Bible verses and simple messages you may include in a greeting card, or fun “survival kits” made with easy to acquire items, or homemade gifts you might want to share. If you are unable to “do” anything, prayer is always a gift that is appreciated. Remember your pastor and other church staff in your prayers, asking for God’s wisdom, protection, and encouragement to be upon them as they serve.

As always, contact me with any questions. You are in my daily prayers.

Your Sister in Christ,
____________________

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

View a printable PDF of these instructions

 

Next Step: Would you like to send anyone a Blessing Card?
Go to Blessing Cards

Go to Mailbox Members Home

Go to Group Resources Home

Posts

LWML Resources