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6/18/2023 Weekly article

It’s Time to Celebrate the Lord of the Nations!

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage! The Lord looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man (Psalm 33:12–13).

The 40th LWML Biennial Convention will be in session this week! We pray for the organizers and the Host Committee as they handle all the final details. We pray for all those traveling to Milwaukee and for those who will be at home watching for news of new mission grants to support and new officers who will lead Lutheran Women in Mission over the next four years.

If you are in Milwaukee or at home, bookmark LWML Convention Central and be sure to check this webpage often throughout the week. In addition to the “Blessing of the Convention Participants,” you can find pre- and post-convention devotions, issues of “The Celebration Chronicles” convention newspaper, links for the convention livestream, and convention videos as they become available.

Celebrating the Lord of the Nations with you and all Lutheran Women in Mission!

Kathy Pavelock

6/11/2023 Weekly article

Making Memories

Convention is almost here! It’s a place where you will find thousands of women celebrating the Lord of the Nations while attending Bible studies, listening to missionaries, and making many memories with each other.

It is hard to describe the mountain top experience of our convention if you have never been there. I want to encourage you to find a way to attend at least one national convention. For those who are unable to join us in Milwaukee, check out the convention page of the LWML website. There will be live video streaming of all convention sessions and worship services and they will also be available for viewing with your sisters in Christ.

And don’t forget to start making plans for the 2025 Lutheran Women in Mission Convention to be held in Omaha, Nebraska. I hope to see you in Milwaukee and/or Omaha where I plan on making many more memories and new friends! See you there!

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing (1 Thessalonians 5:11).

Karla Koehler

6/4/2023 Weekly article


It is written in the Prophets, ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me (John 6:45).

Sam, our two-year-old grandson, lets us know when he wants us to come and follow him. He motions with his arm, opens and closes his hand, and says “come.” As a dutiful grandmother, I go where he motions – usually to read a story or play with blocks.

Our heavenly Father invites us to come and learn more about Him and His love for us. The LWML has many Bible studies available to use. As a grandma, one I enjoyed doing was Let the Little Children come to Me. This study encourages you to pray for those you know – and those you don’t know – that they may learn of Jesus and His love for them. We have the privilege of sharing the Good News with the next generation; may God continue to bless our efforts to do His will.

Arlene Naasz

5/28/2023 Weekly article


We call this message a “Home Page” article. Why? Because this is the “Home Page” of the Lutheran Women in Mission’s website. This is where you begin, a hub where you can reach all other pages that contain LWML resources and information. Home is defined as a central location for family, somewhere that is familiar, and where you feel peace.

For Christians, we know that this world is only temporary. Heaven is our home! Jesus Christ is our central focus and He has prepared a place for us in heaven. We are His through baptism and, even as we experience the joy of God’s promises here on earth, we look forward to eternity with our Savior. He is our home — familiar and secure.

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also (John 14:1–3).

Start here, on the “Home Page” and explore the LWML website. Find ideas and resources that will fill you with His peace and truth!

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

Debbie Larson

5/21/2023 Weekly article

Ready for the LWML Convention?

The LWML Convention is less than a month away. Are you ready to proclaim Christ and His salvation loudly and clearly?

The first step in your preparation will be to review the convention webpage which is packed with information. Before you go, two documents you should download and use are the pre-convention devotion and the “Blessing of the Convention Participants.”

The pre-convention devotion written by Rev. Dr. Greg Walton, helps you focus on the theme — both celebrating our Lord and sharing the Good News with the nations.

The “Blessing of the Convention Participants” written by Rev. John Heckmann, past LWML pastoral counselor, will send the women and men from your congregation to Milwaukee with the Lord’s blessings and your congregations’ prayers.

As you prepare, reread the convention Scripture verse, Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage! The Lord looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man (Psalm 33:12–13).

Now you’re ready, see you there!

Susan Donnelly

5/14/2023 Weekly article

Out with the Old, In with the New

When Spring finally arrives in the north, I find myself with renewed energy — enough energy, in fact, to tackle the one thing I’ve been ignoring all winter — cleaning my closet.

Because of the long winters where I live, I have sweaters and turtlenecks of every shape and color. They are the staple of my wardrobe — but when Spring finally arrives, I’m ready to switch my closet to lighter weight fabrics and brighter colors. The best part is once I’ve cleaned my closet by sorting and storing my winter clothes, I find I have room for some new items. It’s out with the old and in with the new!

After I’d purged my closet, the LWML Bible study A New Spring Wardrobe caught my eye. It’s a wonderful short Bible study using the analogy of our clothing choices and their connection to our spiritual life. This study is sure to encourage a lot of discussion between you and your friends.

Deaconess Betty Knapp

5/7/2023 Weekly article

Join Together to Celebrate the Lord of the Nations

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage! The Lord looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man (Psalm 33:12–13).

One of the favorite songs of my Sunday school class includes the words, “Jesus Loves the Little Children. All the children of the world.” This reminds me of the theme verse for the upcoming LWML convention. God sees all the “children of man,” each one of us, when He looks down from heaven. What a blessing it is to be a child of God, one He has chosen as His heritage!

At convention, we will Celebrate the Lord of the Nations and what an incredible God we have to celebrate! Our God loves us no matter where we live, how old or young we are, or what language we speak. We are all His children and we can celebrate the Lord by proclaiming the Gospel message to all we meet.

We invite you to join us in Milwaukee on June 22–25 as we “Celebrate the Lord of the Nations.” You can learn more about the convention activities and how to register here.

Michelle Jenks


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