Concordia Lutheran Church members, Teri Miller and Jane Hillhouse showing off the 45 pounds of coffee collected for the Shades of Grace ministry.

During the month of February, members of Concordia Lutheran Church in Kingsport, Tennessee were challenged to bring in coffee to be donated to a local homeless ministry named Shades of Grace. The project was titled “Grounds for Grace” – in a literal sense (coffee grounds) and a figurative sense (God’s grace comes only through His abounding love). A contest was held to see who could bring the most coffee with a reward of a $25 gift card to a local coffee shop. A whopping 45 pounds of coffee was collected! The Shades of Grace ministry was very appreciative and posted a very nice thank-you on their Facebook page.

Paint the Planet Purple – What does this mean?

Paint the Planet Purple with Servanthood

The official colors of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League are purple and gold. Purple, symbolizes royalty, and gold symbolizes value and integrity. The vision of the LWML is to recognize that each woman is welcomed and encouraged to use her unique God given gifts as she supports global mission and serves the Lord with gladness. When you use your gifts to serve God, “Jesus’ love in action,” you are spreading the word of Christ around the world. You are painting the planet purple!

We would like you to share with us where, what, when, and how you have shared “Jesus’ love in action.” The Gospel Outreach Committee would love to hear about and share your mission servant activities! Please contact us through the LWML email at Thank you.