It’s that time of year again, when the leaves of trees change color and begin to fall to the ground. In a few weeks trees, plants and lawns will be dormant, looking as if they are dead. Next Spring the trees will bud again, plants, and grass will come back to life.
This is a reminder that we too were dead in our sins. Christ came to renew our lives through His own death and resurrection, enabling us to live eternally through the gift of faith in Him.
God, as our source of ever renewed power, enables us to live, thrive, and do great work through Him in His kingdom, thus leaving a legacy for others who will follow. Lutheran Women in Mission today follow the women who came before them in service to the Lord by using their gifts, talents, and treasures.
The LWML continues the rich legacy of sharing the gospel of Christ. Please consider a donation at www.lwml.org/donate-endowment-fund or mail to the LWML Office, 801 Seminary Place, Suite L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. Note your donation as LWML 75th Anniversary Thank Offering.
According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again in a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (1 Peter 1:3).
Posted on October 07, 2018 9:00 AM
The Task-Filled Life, authored by Jan Brunette, will be available online and downloadable beginning Saturday, October 6 at lwml.org/life. Jan is currently serving as an LWML Texas District Heart to Heart Sisters Leader. Her passion lies in sharing the love of our Triune God with as many women as possible. She desires to encourage them to spend time in God’s Word on a regular basis through powerful stories and illustrations.
The first main session, The Great I AM, will begin the six-week series, with short sessions each following day for digging a little deeper.
God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I AM has sent me to you’” (Exodus 3:14).
LWML—Lutheran Women in Mission derive their mission inspiration from Holy Scripture. Bible study development is a key part of what we do. This new study is a chance to do a study together yet on our own time, in our own location. We are all busy and have different times when we are in God’s Word. Let’s do this together and invite our friends to enjoy this new study. Be blessed!
Opening Prayer from the first session: Dear Father in heaven, open my heart and my mind to the wonders of Who you are – the Great I AM. Prepare me for the pleasures that are yet to come and the grace with which I will be blessed. In Jesus’ name I ask this. Amen.
Posted on October 01, 2018 9:59 AM
When our eldest son, Daniel, was one year old, he would come running down the hallway to the family room and announce, “Here he comes.” Daniel often spoke in third person, such as, “hold you,” because that is what he heard being spoken to him.
In Scripture, we hear God announcing the Good News of His promises; Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humbled and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey (Zechariah 9:9); …for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous hand (Isaiah 41:10b).
LWML 2018 district conventions will conclude this weekend. As a member of the LWML Executive Committee, and on their behalf, I had the joyful opportunity to bring greetings and good news of LWML to three district conventions. As chairman of the Public Relations Team, I had the privilege of reporting in eNews, all the district convention recaps and highlights written by Public Relations Team member, Beth Weber. At the district conventions, the LWML Executive Committee representative encouraged attendees to electronically receive news of LWML happenings by writing their email address on sign-up sheets.
Please help by announcing to and encouraging others on LWML Sunday and at your fall events to stay connected in the Word with electronic Mustard Seed Devotions and eNews by scrolling down to the bottom of this page or any page on www.lwml.org and click on Sign Up Today!
Posted on September 23, 2018 9:00 AM
When we look at the LWML Mission, Vision, and Primary Focus statements, we see these words: assist each woman, each woman is welcomed, we offer each woman, we accept and encourage each woman, we equip each woman.
“Envisioning a world where the deaf community participates equally and fully in the body of Christ” is the vision of the Lutheran Friends of the Deaf.
We have deaf sisters in many of our LCMS churches. Sometimes we don’t reach out because of the language barrier. We think we cannot communicate, but we can with love.
This is an opportunity to equip ourselves to support the encourage “each” deaf woman in our church.
Special Focus Ministries has led the intentional outreach programs for young women and multicultural women for many years. To be true to our statements of each women, we need to intentionally reach out to our deaf sisters to involve them in active participation in the LWML.
More information on outreach to the deaf community will be coming to our website soon.
The question – Why Special Focus Ministries?
Posted on September 16, 2018 9:00 AM
You are online right now and you have decided to utilize the resources of the LWML website. That’s great! I go to this website daily to read uplifting articles, find devotions for myself and my Bible study groups, check for mission opportunities, and so much more. I also go online to post and look at my Facebook page, read and respond to email, and look up recipes. The internet is a great resource as we conduct daily tasks.
I must ask myself, however, “Do I spend more time online than I do studying the Bible or in prayer to my Father in heaven?” The answer is not always one that I am willing to admit. As I examine my use of time, I ask the Lord to help me find balance in my life, prioritizing my Savior. God knows we need time for work and to rest, and He’s given us all the same 24 hours each day. I plan, by His grace, to spend a good amount of time online with God!
Back to this LWML website I go, where I can find resources to balance my life to the glory of my Lord. A few favorites are Time Management, Balance—Christ Filled Living (this one is available for purchase for $4), and Personal Development. Join me in connecting online with God’s Word, where the power comes directly from the Almighty!
In His service, filled with His joy,
Posted on September 09, 2018 9:00 AM
When Jesus was on earth He taught us many things. He taught us to be kind, humble, caring, loving, and giving sincerely from the heart. When I heard that our mite goal was low, my heart felt heavy as I counted all of the gifts that God has given me just because He loves me. I decided that I would give to Him my love, my praises, my silver, and my gold, not as a show, but as a very small gift from my heart for all He has done for me. Just like I read in Luke 21:
He looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasury; 2 he also saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. 3 He said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; 4 for all of them have contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on” (Luke 21:1-4 NRSV).
Won’t you join me in counting your blessings and gifts that Our Savior has given us and give from the heart to continue to thank Him for the great sacrifice on the cross and His promise of eternal life? “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life (John 3:16 NRSV).
Click on the “Donate” button at the top, right of the screen for more information on how you may help spread the love of Jesus to the hurting, helpless, and unbelieving people throughout the world.
Posted on September 02, 2018 9:00 AM
Under the About tab in the menu bar above, Who We Are is the first point listed. It offers information about our symbols, our mission and vision statements, our history and much more. Reversing two words in the phrase would change the heading to Who Are We making it more of a question.
How might I answer?
LWML focuses on relationships … with the Triune God and others.
LWML focuses on service … to our Lord and others.
LWML focuses on encouragement … offering ways for women to serve Him with gladness.
LWML is a vibrant, energized, God-blessed, Christ-centered, and Spirit-filled organization.
but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15).
As you share your faith in Christ Jesus, may you do it boldly and may your excitement and love for the LWML shine through your explanation.
Posted on August 26, 2018 9:00 AM