Interdepartmental 2017 Meeting
LWML leadership from across the country convened in St. Louis, Missouri, October 25-28, 2017 for an Interdepartmental Meeting under the theme Engage, Encourage, Equip, and Enjoy. All committee, task force, and team members set goals, objectives, and action plans for this biennium. LWML President Patti Ross encouraged all attendees to reflect and share their joy to "serve the Lord with gladness" and to head home with renewed energy, enthusiasm, and plans for the next two years. Visit www.lwml.org/who-we-are to review the 2017-2019 Primary Focus
(Pictured is Pastor Mitch Schuessler, President Patti Ross, and Pastor Robert Mundahl at the Interdepartmental Meeting in St. Louis, MO.)
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MITE Offerings Update as of October 31, 2017
Mission Goal for 2017-2019 Biennium: $2,075,000
Amount Received: $461,932.44
Amount Needed: $1,613,067.56
Mite offerings and donations may be made through a variety of ways. Visit www.lwml.org/donate-online.
NOVEMBER GOSPEL OUTREACH ACTIVITYHonor Our Military Families:
Thank all the military families in your church or throughout your community for their sacrifice to keep us safe and free. Take the opportunity to give back to these families, showing your love and gratitude for their service.
Organize a Military/Veterans Appreciation luncheon.
You can find the instructions for this activity here.
THE PRESCENCE OF THE LWML
St. Peter’s LWML members Kathy Eisenbraun and Charlotte Pardieck helped Vivian Ernst set up and “man” the LWML Booth
Best Practices for Ministry: Heartland conference was held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Columbus, Indiana on October 11-13, 2017. The theme was "Greater Than" based on John 14:12, Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do, and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. LWML was an exhibitor at this event.
Our inspirational LWML Booth
Jesus before His ascension prepared His disciples for ministry when He would no longer be with them. As part of His training, Jesus gave His future church leaders an amazing promise. In John 14:12 Jesus assures them, and us, that, "the works that I do, you will do, and even greater than these you will do." What an amazing word we have from our Lord - that when we as the Church unite in the power of the Holy Spirit that we will be able to accomplish even greater things than Jesus accomplished in His daily life.
A visitor to our booth, Rev. Kristopher Whitby, a workshop presenter, visited with Vivian Ernst.
The goal of Best Practices for Ministry Heartland is “As the Body of Christ gathers together and shares with one another all the things that we are doing well and where we have seen the Holy Spirit active, then we will see Jesus' words fulfilled in our midst - that we will do greater things than He!”
Two years ago, Carmel Lutheran (now Cornerstone Lutheran) brought the concept of the conference to Indiana to make it more easily accessible to more congregations "in the Heartland". St. Peter's Lutheran in Columbus has assumed the leadership of the Best Practices for Ministry: Heartland conference for 2017 & 2018. This information is based on statements from the conference website: www.bestpracticesheartland.com. These are FREE conferences for those who love the local church, the unchurched, and the LCMS. Visit www.facebook.com/bestpracticesheartland.
Article by: Beth Weber, Public Relations Team
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