eNews Issue #348 — September 9, 2021
September to Remember 2021
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) website homepage has been featuring “Shining Lights,” stories of people who share Jesus’ truth in love through service to others. Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:16). The LWML Board of Directors has been sharing stories of those who have been “Shining Lights” in their lives building up to a “September to Remember” one day campaign.
“Giving Tuesday” is a day of giving, typically celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. The LWML is celebrating its day of giving, “September to Remember,” on September 14, 2021. You are invited to share a story about one of your “Shining Lights” on Facebook, donate to the LWML Mission Goal in honor of that special someone, and pray for all district and national mission grants.
These daily posts will continue through September 14, 2021. On that day, you may donate through the LWML website, under the “Giving” tab, in honor of those “Shining Lights” in your life, making an eternal difference in the lives of others. The LWML has been blessed with $10,000 in matching funds towards your donation. Donate early in the day and your gift may be doubled!
You may also mail your donation, indicating it’s for “September to Remember” or “Giving Tuesday,” to:
801 Seminary Place, Ste. L010
St. Louis, Missouri, 63105
You can learn more about LWML’s GivingTuesday and read past stories of “Shining Lights” at lwml.org/givingtuesday.
Please feel free to copy this information for your church bulletins and district newsletters.
Mite Offerings Update
LWML continues to praise God for the generous donations given toward the 2021–2023 LWML Mission Goal. As of July 31, 2021, mite offerings from LWML districts totaled $204,211. Donations and offerings given at the LWML Lexington convention came to $45,403. Other sources, such as special appeals, direct donations, donations through third parties such as Thrivent Choice, and donations from endowments, came to $93,454. Total donations received from all sources, as of July 31, 2021, added $343,067 toward our mission goal of $2,150,000. Praise the Lord! LWML will begin accepting requests for payment of the selected mission grants October 1.
LWML Heart to Heart Committee is Complete
The LWML Special Focus Ministries Department added one more member, Linda Patel, from the LWML California-Nevada-Hawaii District to the Heart to Heart Sisters Committee, completing this committee of four. She joins Giovanne Turincio (LWML Texas District) and Deb Vinkemeier (LWML Minnesota South District). The committee is chaired by Karol Selle from the LWML North Wisconsin District. The LWML welcomes and asks God’s blessings on our new committees and the work they will accomplish to His glory.
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) — Lutheran Women in Mission — is an official auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Since 1942, Lutheran Women in Mission have joyfully proclaimed Christ, supported missions, and equipped women to honor God by serving others
801 Seminary Place, Ste. L010
St. Louis, MO 63105