eNews Issue #322 — February 17, 2021
CUPCAKES! Sweet Treats for Seminary Students
In recognition of Valentine’s Day, and to show the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League’s (LWML’s) love and support for all of our seminary students, the LWML provided refreshments to the students on both LCMS seminary campuses.
At Concordia Theological Seminary Ft. Wayne (CTSFW) the students, staff, faculty, and families were treated to special refreshments following Monday’s chapel service. With the help of Deaconess Katherine Rittner, CTSFW Director Food and Clothing Co-Op, the individually packaged sweet treats were given as a reminder of God’s love for us and our love for each other.
The students on the Concordia Seminary St Louis (CSL) campus returned to campus for spring semester at the beginning of February following virtual winter term classes. LWML Business Manager Vanessa Johnson stated, “Since the winter term classes were virtual the campus has been very quiet, so it’s nice to see students walking around again.” The LWML Office, located on the CSL campus, invited the students, faculty, staff and families to drop by the office and receive Valentine’s Day cupcake treats individually packaged with a note proclaiming, We love because he first loved us (1 John 4:19).
Assurance for Life Ministry of Lexington, Kentucky, Receives $1700 from Presidents Assembly
The LWML Presidents Assembly and Board of Directors met virtually in January, but that did not prohibit them from sharing generously with the Gifts from the Heart recipient: Assurance for Life Ministry in Lexington, Kentucky. Throughout the month of January, participants donated online, or via check, to the LWML Office in support of Assurance for Life, and $1700 was received for the organization’s ongoing commitment of providing excellent care and information to those women and men who seek help during a pregnancy, choose to parent, or may need support after an abortion.
The gift will be used to further their vision of “Christ’s love, offered freely, one-on-one, to envision the unique and sacred value of each human being”.
When contacted about the gift, Assurance staff member Janet Harris replied, “We are so grateful for your donation and for the support. Thank you so much!”
LWML Convention Information
All the information about the LWML 39th Biennial Convention in Lexington, Kentucky, June 24-27, 2021, is found by clicking on the Convention Central tab under News and Events on the LWML website.
Here you will find information on the safety protocols for the convention. Registration is available online and discounted early registration has been extended until April 14, 2021. Many questions may be answered in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. The red convention polo shirt with the convention logo is also available for purchase. New information, including the Tee Up 4 Mites Charity Golf Scramble, the American Red Cross blood drive, and all the tours, both before and after the convention, has been added.
Convention Central is where all members may find the proposed bylaw amendments, mission grant proposals, and the slate of candidates (click on Nominations).
A Gifts from the Heart flyer, with information on donations needed by selected mission organizations, is available and you may download and post it in your church. LWML asked all members to share the information about the convention offerings with their congregations. Convention banner instructions for district banners are also available to download.
The convention flyer and a list of bulletin bytes are offered for download to promote the convention in all LWML districts, zones, and groups. The LWML is “Running the Race … Looking to Jesus”!
“I am the Heart of LWML”
The LWML has rolled out a new campaign to promote a strong LWML identity among the women of the LCMS. LWML wants every woman to understand that she is special, gifted by God, and can share her heart, her Savior, with others a Lutheran Woman in Mission. A PowerPoint presentation for the “I am the Heart of LWML” is available on the website under the Service tab and by clicking here. If you are having difficulty hearing the recorded audio that accompanies the PowerPoint, click on “play narrations” when viewing or presenting the slide show. The screenshot of where this tab is located on the PowerPoint slide show is below.
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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