eNews Issue #290 — May 13, 2020
Consider Nominations Now
And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this? (Esther 4:14)
Now is the time to prayerfully consider names of possible candidates to send to the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) Nominating Committee for the offices of Vice President of Christian Life, Vice President of Gospel Outreach, Vice President of Communication, Recording Secretary, and Nominating Committee to be elected at the 2021 LWML Convention in Lexington, Kentucky. The deadline for nominations and completed application paperwork is August 15th. Please see the LWML Procedures Manual and LWML Bylaws 2019 for job descriptions.
Do you know a woman equipped and eager to serve in one of these offices? Nominate her now at lwml.org/nominations. Nominations can be submitted online or through paper forms (via mail or email). For questions, please contact Brianne Stahlecker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian Resource Editors Committee
CRE Committee — Ruth Badciong, Terri Bentley, Chair and Linda Koeller
The LWML Christian Resource Editors (CRE) Committee works with authors to provide top-quality, doctrinally sound resources to enable women (and men) to be nurtured in their faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Each biennium, this committee creates a collection of resources that includes nearly 50 new Bible studies, and devotions as well as fun icebreakers and sketches. Bible Studies and devotions from previous packets are also available on the LWML webpage as free downloads. Below are some examples:
- Living with Pain by Roxanne Smith
- Dilemmas and Decisions by Terri Bentley
- Go Ahead, Jump by Heather Ketron
- Parenting with the Lord's Help by Cheryl Mattil
The CRE Committee is currently seeking new Bible studies and devotions in the following categories:
- Caregiving (both accepting and giving)
- Relationship with God
- Relationship with Others
- Joy in the Journey
- Dealing with Down Days
- Family Times
- Comfort and Hope
- Christian Living.
If you have a heart for a particular topic and would like to create a Bible study or devotion on any of these subjects, contact LWML Vice President of Christian Life, Susan Brunkow at email@example.com for details.
Overflowing Abundance Bible Study Continues
Donna Snow continues to unite women and men in Bible study on Facebook Live Tuesday evenings through June 2, 2020, at 8 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Donna is leading listeners through her Overflowing Abundance Bible study based on Jesus feeding the five thousand found in Matthew 14:13-21.
One letter, from Debra Albers of the Southern Illinois District, stated, “LWML you have done it again…. How special you have made me feel! Thank you so very much for sharing Donna’s Bible Study Overflowing Abundance with us all for FREE! I am super excited to be in the front row of her “one on one” personal Bible study each week. I can watch when I have time to sit and listen and it is so timely and interesting to learn from her. I LOVE IT! Thanks and many blessings.
LWML President Debbie Larson, Vice President of Christian Life Susan Brunkow, and our Pastoral Counselors, Rev. Mitchel Schuessler and Rev. Brian Noack, will be online answering questions and taking prayer requests in the comments. The study guide is available as a free download here.
To learn more and to invite your friends, check out the Lutheran Women in Mission Facebook event page.
Mission Grant Recipients Need Your Support
Even while you practice social distancing, your impact may be felt as LWML mission grant work continues. Continue to pray for mission grant recipients and support them with your donations. You can contribute directly through your LWML district treasurer, send a check to the LWML Office at 801 Seminary Place, Suite L010 Saint Louis, MO 63105 or donate online.
Lutheran Women in Mission — The Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) is an official auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Since 1942, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman's relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries, and to support global missions.
The LWML is the leading group for LCMS women where each woman is welcomed and encouraged to use her unique God-given gifts as she supports global missions and serves the Lord with gladness.
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