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.

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is your health and salvation!
Let all who hear Now to His temple draw near,
Joining in glad adoration! LSB hymn #790 verse 1

Twenty-two years ago my husband and I moved to Monroe, Louisiana, where there is only one LCMS church. I was asked on several occasions at various public places by people of different religious denominations, “Have you found a home church?” Living in the South, this is not an uncommon question to be asked in the grocery store, doctors’ office waiting room, line at the post office, etc. Many wanted to invite us to their home church and share the Gospel message. Similarly, as Lutheran Women in Mission, we could invite and welcome others to our Lutheran churches in our communities.

nullToday, I extend an invitation to you to join the many thousands, “In Praise to the LORD!” as we worship together, Thursday evening, June 20, 2019 in Mobile, Alabama. Please take the opportunity to extend this same invitation to others including the Mobile area to join you in praising the Lord. Visit www.lwml.org/2019-convention for more information.

Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that has life and breath, come now with praises before Him!
Let the Amen Sound from His people again;
Gladly forever adore Him! LSB hymn #790 verse 5