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4/9/2023 Weekly article

“My Redeemer Lives”

For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth (Job 19:25).

We who have been in the church our whole lives can somewhat easily lose the out-of-this-world nature of Christ’s resurrection. Pondering just a bit, two really important theological points pop out at us and then one significant personal point becomes wonderfully known. Jesus’ resurrection proves that He paid one’s sin-debt against God by His death. It also proves that He conquered death. Nothing in all the world is greater than that, nor is anything more important. This means that for each of us personally, the guilt of all sin is removed, and death is conquered for us, too. We can repeat what Job said — with full confidence. No wonder the Easter hymns are so rich and wonderful to sing!

In Christ,

Rev. Gary Piepkorn

4/2/2023 Weekly article

“Getting a Sense of Holy Week and Easter”

Holy Week recounts all that our Lord has done for us in His Passion, death, and resurrection. As we move with our Lord from the shouts of “Hosanna!” through the sorrow of Good Friday to the resurrection joy of Easter, we have the opportunity in our churches to hear the story of our salvation. Once again, we see the Passion story before us through palms and candles and crosses, we smell the hope of new life in the lilies of Easter, and we touch the very body and blood of Jesus who has given Himself to death for the life of the world. Jesus, and His salvation hit our every sense this week.

The LWML has great Holy Week and Easter resources, even some items to help engage the senses. Take a look at these coloring pages and perhaps use them to teach your children or grandchildren the story of Holy Week and Easter. Or, color a few of them and use them to invite someone to attend Holy Week and Easter services with you!

Rev. Brian Noack

3/26/2023 Weekly article

The Wonderful Gift of Baptism

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).

I was baptized as an infant. I have friends that were baptized as adults, and I even know of people who were baptized on their death bed. Regardless of when a person is baptized, our Lord does promise in the last chapter of Mark “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mark 16:16a). What a wonderful promise; and what a wonderful day it is when a new child of God is baptized!

LWML has six new Baptism cards. These cards are available as a free download to print and color by you or the recipient. They could be used with a gift or could be a favor given to those attending the baptism. Download your cards here.

Thanks be to God for the wonderful gift of Baptism!

Susan Brunkow

3/19/2023 Weekly article

LWML 2023 Convention and Whova

screenshot of LWML's Whova app homepage

The LWML Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the Whova App will be used for the second time at the 2023 Convention!

The Whova App provides information at your fingertips about convention personalities, exhibitors, and the Wisconsin Center. Attendees are able to connect with other attendees before, during, and after the convention. The Whova App is a great way to joyfully equip attendees to honor God by serving others! In Lexington many Whova App users were able to assist other attendees by answering questions or by helping them find a walking partner.

On March 25, 2023, the LWML 2023 Whova App will be published for all convention attendees who have registered and new registrants will be added weekly so they may access the App. To learn more about the Whova App for the LWML Convention, be sure to check out Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at FAQ — Whova. After March 25, 2023, download the Whova App and start connecting!

See you in Milwaukee!

Kathy Pavelock

3/12/2023 Weekly article

Turning Points in History

We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4).

The Ides of March is the 74th day in the Roman calendar, corresponding to 15 March. It was marked by religious observances and was notable as a deadline for settling debts. In 44 BC, it became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar, making the Ides of March a turning point in Roman history. ( 19 February 2023.)

Approximately seventy-five years later, Jerusalem and beyond witnessed another turning point. At the hands of the Romans, Jesus Christ was crucified. His death settled the debts for the sins of the entire human existence.

As we prepare and repent during this season of Lent, we long for Holy Week, remembering THE EVENTS that changed history. Christ rose from the tomb, victorious over death! His resurrection changed the world and the lives of all believers for eternity.

Learn more by studying His Word: Spring Resources — Lutheran Women's Missionary League ( Thank You, Jesus!

Brenda Piester

3/5/2023 Weekly article

Do You Take Time to Rest?

So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation (Genesis 2:3).

Do you take time to rest? Or is your life hectic day after day? God wants us to rest; He set the example and rested from His work. We are to do the same.

Our grandchildren enjoy doing crafts. On a recent day off from school, we gathered to try our hand at painting flowers. Art galleries are not clamoring for my efforts. Yet it was a very restful, relaxing time. On our LWML website are many craft ideas click here. Use one of them or come up with one of your own and take time to do something fun. Enjoy letting your mind and body relax; invite a friend or family member to rest with you. End your time with devotion and prayer. May your time of relaxation rejuvenate you as you continue to serve Him.

Arlene Naasz

2/26/2023 Weekly article

Mission Service — It’s a Thing!

Have you checked out the ideas on this website that you and your friends can implement to reach out to others with Jesus’ love? We call it Mission Service — it’s a thing! But it’s not a noun. We’re talking action — it’s a verb!

The Gospel Outreach Committee provides ideas each month for you to take action and share God’s love right where you are. I like to consider the Mission Service Activity of the Month, and then look back at all the ideas they’ve provided over the previous months. Then I choose what I think would work in my community. This month’s activity is sewing eyeglass cases for MOST Ministries and this is a very good activity for those who love to sew, but I will choose to read and implement the ideas in the Supporting First Responders article.

Click on the links above and then explore all of the links and find an activity you can do as you serve God with joy!

Mission service — it’s a thing!

Today, and always, we are surrounded by God’s grace,

Debbie Larson


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