eNews Issue #263 — June 4, 2019


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2019 Convention logo: Purple world with gold cross and red heart stretching out around the world centered on the cross, with the inner point of the heart starting in the convention site of Mobile, Alabama.

Plans. We all make them; and we may spend a lot of time planning — what clothing to wear, what we will have for dinner, what we will do on vacation.

When you got up today, what plans did you have? Did you accomplish these plans? Did your plans have the results that you expected?

Proverbs 16:3 says, Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

The 2019 LWML Convention Host Committee has been planning, planning, and planning. We are still planning, and will most likely be planning up to the very last minute before the convention.

Philippians 4:6 says, do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. The Host Committee is trying not to be anxious but we are. Instead of being anxious about our own plans, we would like to turn our anxiousness around to something else; to you.

The Host Committee is anxiously looking forward to having all of you:

  • Participate in the Tee Up 4 Mites Golf Outing, Mission in Motion Pledge Walk, and Blood Drive.
  • Show your serving spirit at the Servant Activities.
  • Participate in Worship Services and Bible studies.
  • Enjoy the Interest Luncheons and Mission Speakers.
  • Have the privilege of sharing this experience with your LWML sisters.

nullSo, help us not to be anxious, and be a part of the plan.
Plan to attend the convention and part of the LWML experience.
Plan to come, “In Praise to the LORD!” Ya’ll come!

Bunnie Koelsch
2019 LWML Host Committee Chairman

Not too late to register. To register and to read about all the stellar 2019 LWML Convention events in Mobile, Alabama, June 20–23, visit


Plan to come early for the Tee Up 4 Mites charity golf outing at the prestigious Magnolia Grove - Crossings Golf Course.


Be sure to read the LWML Convention daily newspaper, Praise Express, to keep your plans “on track.”


Engaging, Encouraging, Equipping, and Enjoying



The Mailbox Member Program is an intentional way to reach out to women of your congregation who may not be currently participating in the established LWML activities. This program promotes the value of LWML and encourages participation in ways that fit into their lives and various vocations.

The Mailbox Member Program allows women of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to discover how God can work in their lives through the LWML. It is designed to help women stay connected even as they may not participate in every scheduled activity at their church. You, as a Lutheran Woman in Mission, have the exciting opportunity to reach out and encourage these sisters to participate in God’s work through LWML now, right where God has placed them.


This program may benefit a young mother who will find the Bible studies in the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly relevant as she relaxes at the end of her day, and a housebound woman who will enjoy helping with a service activity if she is given the supplies. These women may not join your monthly gathering but, if we make them aware of opportunities and share our joy, they may participate in their own way.

For more info, visit:



nullNew outreach program from the Christian Life Committee.

Heart Blessings Cards are ready for spreading the message of our Savior to a world in need of His Word. Simply print on paper or business cards, separate, and place them in cards and places where blessings are needed.

Designed for printing from a home computer with three printing options:

  1. black & white, 
  2. 2 color (LWML purple & black)
  3. full color

The Heart Blessings Cards file is designed to be printed front-to-back on one sheet of card stock, paper, or business cards, with 10 cards onto one page.

Download this free printable at



nullAre you looking for a way to grow in faith while enjoying fun and fellowship with other Christian women? Maybe your local group, zone, or district wants to offer a women’s day or weekend event but you are not sure where to begin with planning.

Let’s Grab Our Shoes and Go, written by Terri Bentley, is the perfect solution to your event-planning dilemma. Two optional graphic choices, both with a detailed outline and templates for supplementary materials are available for download. Let’s Grab Our Shoes and Go is appropriate for women of all ages, including multigenerational groups. Invitations, decoration suggestions, and printable nametags are included with this Leader’s Guide.

For more info, visit:

LWML Podcast Now Available!

nullJoin in Praying the Psalms with the new LWML Podcast! New episodes with devotional content from Praying the Psalms will be posted every Wednesday.

How to join?
There is nothing new you need to download or install.
Every iPhone comes with a Podcast app by default.
Android users can listen to podcasts using Google Play Music.
Open iTunes or Google Play Music and search for “LWML” or “LWML on the go,” then subscribe!

For more info, visit:



Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer and the entire Concordia Seminary St. Louis family recently enjoyed some cool ice cream treats and fellowship on campus, hosted by the LWML Office staff.



Lutheran Women in Mission — The Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) is the official women's auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Since 1942, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman's relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries, and to support global missions.

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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