Mission Service Activity of the Month July 2018: Sharing Jesus’ Love in Action — Loving through Laundry
Ways to Show “Laundry Love”:
- The concept behind “Loads of Love” is simple. Find a laundromat that will let your church team come once a month and pay for the clients’ laundry. Of course, clean laundry isn’t the only objective of “Loads of Love.” While the clients are waiting for the wash and dry cycles to complete, the church team has an opportunity to visit with, listen to, and show Christ’s love to them.
- In every community there are ministries and agencies that house people (homeless, disabled, at risk, etc.). In most cases those facilities may have washers and dryers, but they are usually in need of detergent and fabric softener. Organize a collection of laundry supplies. Use a hamper and a laundry basket as receptacles for the contributions.
- Offer to clean your elderly neighbor’s, new parents’, or ill relative’s laundry at your home or theirs.
A Prayer as You Plan:
Dear Heavenly Father, so often we take for granted the simple gifts you’ve given us, like clean clothes. Please make us aware of those for whom clean clothing is not so simple, especially when that might impede their ability to find work. Particularly help us recognize the needs in our community and show us how to satisfy them. Make us bold, Father, to go out into our community to meet the people who need our help. Send the Holy Spirit to give us the words to say and to be able to show love to people who might not be just like us. They are all your precious children. Amen
Read more about mission service activities here: www.lwml.org/mission-service-activities
2018 LWML SUNDAY
Need a break from this busy life and always wondering what might happen next? Then take a look at the 2018 LWML Sunday materials authored by Rev. Ken Hennings, LCMS Texas District Past President. The theme, “Our Rest in a Changing World,” from Psalm 62:1–8 will take you through worship to the sermon titled “The Rest We Share” giving pause and insight in seeking that rest.
The first Sunday in October is traditionally set aside for the observation of LWML Sunday, but it may be celebrated at any time. A full worship service is available for download. As many pastors prefer to tailor their services to their congregation’s needs, the sermon, litany and children’s sermon can also be downloaded separately and may be inserted in any worship service wherever needed.
Read more about 2018 LWML Sunday here: www.lwml.org/lwml-sunday
Mite Offerings Report
Mite Reports will be published on the 15th of each month to allow for up-to-date numbers from all giving sources to be included.
Mission Goal for 2017–2019 Biennium: $2,075,000.00
Amounts as of June 30, 2018:
Amount Received: $ 1,164,288.19
Total Mites Still Needed: $ 910,711.81
You and your congregation help support LWML Mission Grants through individual Mite Box offerings to local societies, zones, and districts, the LWML website’s online donation process, setting up recurring electronic donations through Joyful Response®, by calling the LWML office — 1.800.252.5965, or mailing your contribution to: LWML, 3558 S. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63118.
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League–Canada Celebrates 25 Years
Canadian women gathered on July 5–8, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for their 10th LWML–Canada Convention to celebrate the 25th Anniversary.
If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose (Philippians 2:1–2).
The theme, “One in Spirit, One in Purpose,” and Bible verses from Philippians 2:1–2 were replicated from the 1993 LWML and LWMLC Edmonton Conventions. LWML Past President Ida Mall who chaired the Edmonton convention brought greetings on behalf of the LWML and President Patti Ross.
A new logo which depicts hearts for mission, service, studying God’s Word, fellowship, and for being united in Christ, was enthusiastically received by the attendees.
LWML 38th Biennial Convention
Date: June 20–23, 2019
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Theme: "In Praise to the LORD!"
Scripture Verse: Sing to the LORD, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations (1 Chronicles 16:23–24a).
Following the 2019 LWML Convention, join your LWML family on a 5 night post-convention cruise for well-deserved rest and relaxation as well as fun and fellowship with old and new friends. Carnival Cruise Line’s Fantasy will be sailing June 24–29, 2019 out of Mobile, Alabama to Costa Maya and Cozumel.
Would you like to take part in this fun getaway?
Registration is now open, so book as early as possible to get the cabin you prefer. McGehee Cruise & Vacation Inc. will assist with all reservations for the cruise. Follow this secure link for further information and questions: https://form.jotform.com/81724876028969. This link as well as more 2019 LWML Convention information may be found here: www.lwml.org/2019-convention.
The LWML is the leading group for LCMS women where each woman is welcomed and encouraged to use her unique God-given gifts as she supports global missions and serves the Lord with gladness.
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