From Advent to Christmas to Epiphany, along with New Year’s and Valentine’s Day, devotional resources and service ideas are available for you and your LWML group for free download at www.lwml.org/winter. These resources include:
- Bible studies.
- Litanies/Responsive readings/Short programs.
- Service projects.
- Leader development.
The Joy of Christmas Mustard Seed Devotions may be purchased for $1.50/packet at www.lwml.org and click on SHOP.
These Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany devotions which are illustrated with nativity scenes from around the world, remind us that Christ came for all.
(As of November 30, 2018)
Mission Goal for 2017–2019 Biennium: $2,075,000.00
Amount Received: $1,547,807.85
Total Mites Still Needed: $527,192.15
Praise to the Lord for the nearly $1,550,000 received so far, and we pray for His blessing upon the grant recipients still waiting for funding in order to complete their planned Gospel outreach. Please continue to fill your Mite Boxes and/or donate your gifts online at lwml.org/donate-online to fully fund all our 22 LWML Mission Grants by the end of the 2017–2019 biennium’s fiscal year of March 31, 2019.
For more opportunities to further financially support the mission grants, click lwml.org/more-ways-to-give. This link will connect you to: ~GoodSearch where your use of this search engine may earn a penny per search for mites. ~Thrivent Choice program where Thrivent members can designate their Choice Dollars to the LWML Mission Grant goal. ~AmazonSmile to direct .5% of your eligible purchases to LWML. (LWML is listed with the St. Louis, Missouri address.)
2017–2019 LWML MISSION GRANT #6 - $100,000
Lutheran Children’s Books for Families Worldwide — Lutheran Heritage Foundation
Recently Lutheran Heritage Foundation (LHF) Development Associate Rev. Rod Benkendorf and Lutheran Heritage Foundation Executive Director Rev. Dr. Matthew Heise stopped by the new LWML Office to bring greetings and thanks for the LWML Mission Grant #6 and for their ongoing support. They presented LWML with copies of the Children's Garden of Bible Stories in Spanish and Farsi that this grant helped produce. To learn more about your support of this LWML Mission Grant and all 22 LWML Mission Grants for this biennium, visit www.lwml.org/mission-grants.
LWML Will Participate in the 2019 LCMS Campus Ministry Conference
LWML Vice President of Special Focus Ministries Kaye Wolff and LWML Indiana District President Marge Gruber will represent LWML at the Campus Ministry Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana, January 2–5, 2019. They will host an exhibit booth and have an opportunity to visit with nearly 425 college students and campus-ministry workers to tell them of LWML’s mission and ministry.
LWML BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEET IN JANUARY 2019
The LWML Board of Directors will meet in St. Louis, Missouri on January 23–26 for conducting business and participating in Bible study, singing, worship, fellowship, offering Gifts from the Heart to benefit ministries at historic Trinity Lutheran in St. Louis, and shopping at the LWML Store. LWML’s new office location at Concordia Seminary, other sites on the seminary campus including worship at the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus, and the LCMS International Center will be highlights on a tour as well.
MAY THE GOOD TIDINGS OF THE BIRTH OF CHRIST THE LORD BRING YOU GREAT JOY AND PEACE.
From the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League
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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