eNews Issue #314 — December 2, 2020
LWML 39th Biennial Convention in Lexington
The Winter 2020 issue of the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly (LWQ), available now, provides all the information you need to register for the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) Convention in Lexington, Kentucky, June 24–27, 2021. The convention insert, in the middle of the printed issue of the magazine, is also posted on the LWML website. The first few pages contain information about the golf outing, blood drive, servant events, Gifts from the Heart, and the Photo Finish Mission Walk. The following pages include biographies of the many speakers coming to Lexington, plus information on the seminars, meals, dinners, travel options, and hotels. Please note the good news on page “L:” each primary registrant has received a $25 reduction off the full registration fee. Dividends from the LWML Endowment Fund will be used to reduce the fee, enabling more people to attend the convention. Now you have an extra $25 to spend at the LWML Purple Rose Store! Housing reservations may be made as early as January 5, 2021, with early discounted registration beginning February 1, 2021.
Heart to Heart Sisters in the Kingdom of God
The LWML Atlantic District shares how they embrace the LWML Heart to Heart Sisters program. LWML District President Linda Guteres conveyed her reflections and those of her leadership team members in the article “Heart to Heart Sisters in the Kingdom of God.” Linda describes her district as a “stunning mosaic of people glued together by their faith as they work guided by their Leader, Jesus Christ.” Districts, local groups, and individuals are encouraged to read the full article and inspire discussion about embracing the Heart to Heart Sisters program in your local, regional, or district LWML. Access the full article here.
Mite Round-Up Connects Mission-Minded Women
Marci Brockmeier and Christy McCombs out on mite offering porch pickups.
Earlier this fall, the ladies of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Olathe, Kansas, sent out a SignUp Genius (an online sign-up application) telling people about LWML Sunday. They told their members that they would offer a "Mite Round-Up" on a Sunday afternoon for contact-less front porch pickup of mite offerings. The SignUp Genius had two ways to reply: “I will bring mine to church on Sunday” or “I would like a mite offering pickup.” Try this fun mite offering collection idea in your church. It can easily be modified using email or phone trees instead of SignUp Genius. Check out the Group Resources page for a list of tips and ideas to help you and your group stay connected during COVID-19.
Advent Devotions Available Now
Are you using Advent devotions this year? The LWML has a beautiful resource available with enough spaces to record your daily thoughts through Epiphany. The stained glass angel image could be used as a coloring page or as an Advent calendar, coloring one space a day. As you pause and reflect with this resource, may it prepare your heart not only for Christmas, but also in anticipation of when Christ comes again! The free printable devotion is found here.
Once you’ve completed your angel image, share photos of your template on social media as both a witness and an encouragement. Use the hashtags #lwmlintheword and #lwmladvent. The template and visual faith practice ideas were first shared in the Fall 2020 Issue of the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly. The template was designed by Amy Gill.
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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