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March 2021

Featured March 2021 — JESUS’ SERVANTS

… through love serve one another (Galatians 5:13b).

Icebreaker: Define It – What does it mean to be a “servant?” 

Devotion — New: Jesus’ Servants

Bible Study — New: God’s True Desire For His Children
Also available: God’s True Desire For His Children — Leader Guide

Mission Service Project: Host a foot washing Lenten event at your LWML meeting. Have each person bring her own dishpan. Have gentle body washes, washcloths, and hand towels available. Pair participants together. Have partners take turns washing and drying one another’s feet. As the foot washing takes place, have a volunteer read out loud: John 13:1–17.

Mission Grant Resources: A different grant will be featured each month, downloadable for your use. www.lwml.org/mission-grant-resources

Weekly Stewardship Meditations: Each week, a mediation upon a Bible verse will be posted here: www.lwml.org/stewardship-meditations


This is excerpted from the 2-year planner, reSOURCEs for Planning Programs, found here.

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February 2021

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Featured February 2021 — COMPASSIONATE CARING

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God (Ephesians 5:1–2).

Icebreaker: Showing Christ’s Compassion – Share a time when someone showed Jesus’ compassion to you. How were you helped?

Devotion — New: Compassionate Caring

Bible Study — New: How to Show Christ’s Compassion To Those Who Face Chronic Conditions
Also available: How to Show Christ’s Compassion To Those Who Face Chronic Conditions — Leader Guide

Mission Service Project: Phil’s Friends is a non-profit group that specializes in care for individuals fighting cancer. Go to https://philsfriends.org/ for information on how your group can help with care packages and other needs. Or, contact a similar group in your area to volunteer.

Mission Grant Resources: A different grant will be featured each month, downloadable for your use. www.lwml.org/mission-grant-resources

Weekly Stewardship Meditations: Each week, a mediation upon a Bible verse will be posted here: www.lwml.org/stewardship-meditations


This is excerpted from the 2-year planner, reSOURCEs for Planning Programs, found here.

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January 2021

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Featured January 2021 — AFRAID OF WHAT?

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7).

Icebreaker: Facing Fears – What is the most frightening experience you’ve ever faced?

Devotion — New: Afraid of What?

Bible Study — New: Faith Over Fear
Also available: Faith Over Fear — Leader Guide

Mission Service Project: Make or purchase fleece blankets or small stuffed animals to donate to your local law enforcement agency, fire department, or social service agency to give to children for comfort in crisis situations such as car accidents, fires, or natural disasters.

Mission Grant Resources: A different grant will be featured each month, downloadable for your use. www.lwml.org/mission-grant-resources

Weekly Stewardship Meditations: Each week, a mediation upon a Bible verse will be posted here: www.lwml.org/stewardship-meditations


This is excerpted from the 2-year planner, reSOURCEs for Planning Programs, found here.

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December 2020

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Featured December 2020 — THE RIGHT TIME

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons (Galatians 4:4).


Icebreaker: Perfect Timing – Share a situation when God’s timing was different from your own.

Devotion — New: Time Out

Bible Study — New: The Right Time
Also available: The Right Time — Leader Guide

Mission Service Project: Contact a local foster care organization for needs and assemble care packages for children entering foster care.

Mission Grant Resources: A different grant will be featured each month, downloadable for your use. www.lwml.org/mission-grant-resources

Weekly Stewardship Meditations: Each week, a mediation upon a Bible verse will be posted here: www.lwml.org/stewardship-meditations
 


This is excerpted from the 2-year planner, reSOURCEs for Planning Programs, found here.

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November 2020

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Featured November 2020 — GOD, YOU WANT ME?

And I heard the voice of the LORD saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me” (Isaiah 6:8).

Icebreaker: Truth Tellers – Share a time when you followed the Lord’s prompting to share the Gospel with someone. What happened? 

Devotion — New: God, You Want Me?

Bible Study — New: A Life-Long Mission Trip
Also available: A Life-Long Mission Trip — Leader Guide

Mission Service Project: Make plans with your group to go on a short mission trip. Go to www.lcms.org and click on “Serve” to find out about current mission service opportunities.

Mission Grant Resources: A different grant will be featured each month, downloadable for your use. www.lwml.org/mission-grant-resources

Weekly Stewardship Meditations: Each week, a mediation upon a Bible verse will be posted here: www.lwml.org/stewardship-meditations


This is excerpted from the 2-year planner, reSOURCEs for Planning Programs, found here.

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October 2020

Featured October 2020 — LORD, I CAN’T HANDLE THIS!

[Cast] all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).

Icebreaker: Stressed Out—Not! – What is an effective way that you handle stress?

Devotion — New: Be Still

Bible Study — New: Lord, I Can’t Handle This!
Also available: Lord, I Can’t Handle This! — Leader Guide

Sketch — New: Wearing the Armor of God—Really!

Mission Service Project: Organize a team of women from your congregation to assist a person currently living in a stressful situation with housework, meal preparation, childcare, transportation, and so on. People in need of such assistance might include a cancer patient, an older adult with no relatives in the area, a mom who cares for a child with a physical or developmental disability, or an individual recovering from surgery.

Mission Grant Resources: A different grant will be featured each month, downloadable for your use. www.lwml.org/mission-grant-resources

Weekly Stewardship Meditations: Each week, a mediation upon a Bible verse will be posted here: www.lwml.org/stewardship-meditations

This is excerpted from the 2-year planner, reSOURCEs for Planning Programs, found here.
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September 2020

Featured September 2020 — WORKING TOGETHER

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind (1 Peter 3:8).

Icebreaker: All Together Now – Divide into groups of three. In three minutes, name as many activities as possible where it is necessary to have more than one person involved to get the job done.

Devotion — New: Working Together in His Strength

Bible Study — New: Working Together
Also available: Working Together — Leader Guide

Mission Service Project: Plan a work day to help a local mission organization, school, or other Christian organization with a big project (e.g., painting, landscaping, remodeling). Invite people of all ages from your congregation to join in the project.

Mission Grant Resources: A different grant will be featured each month, downloadable for your use. www.lwml.org/mission-grant-resources

Weekly Stewardship Meditations: Each week, a mediation upon a Bible verse will be posted here: www.lwml.org/stewardship-meditations

This is excerpted from the 2-year planner, reSOURCEs for Planning Programs, found here.
Browse program helps by type here.

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