eNews Issue #335 — May 18, 2021
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League
All Praise be to God!
Registration Now Open to All!
Registration is open for everyone. Alleluia! The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) received approval to lift restrictions of the number of participants that may attend the 39th Biennial LWML Convention in Lexington, Kentucky. Registration links were sent to all those on the waitlist. Register here and celebrate “Running the Race … Looking to Jesus” with over 2,500 sisters and brothers in Christ. Thank You dear Lord, for this good news that You have given us!
LWML Proposed Mission Grants Video Now Available
The 2021–2023 LWML Proposed Mission Grants Video is now available on the website for viewing. This video is a highlight for convention participants. There are 34 mission grant proposals on the ballot from all over the world. All members are encouraged to read the proposals, view the video, and share their preferences with their voting representative. Each voting member will vote for up to eight proposals. This biennium, voting for the mission grants will take place online from May 23–29. Voting members received instructions via email. If delegates have any questions, they should contact their district president. Click here to view the new LWML Proposed Mission Grants Video.
Prayer before Mission Grant Voting
LWML requests that all pray for God’s wisdom as those voting prepare and then vote.
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ (Romans 10:17).
Lord, we thank You for the opportunity to extend Your kingdom through mission grants. As LWML delegates and voting members prepare to vote, we seek Your guidance. We watch the mission grant video, we read the proposed mission grant summaries and Whereas statements, and seek input from LWML groups, zones, and committees. Be with all those voting as they make grant selections. Bless all missionaries in their work. You have promised, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it (Isaiah 55:11). May the work of the LWML be done to Your glory and according to Your will. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
“Blessing of the Convention Participants Litany” Now Available
Each pastor and congregation is invited to participate in a “Blessing of the Convention Participants” for those attending the 39th Biennial LWML Convention in Lexington, Kentucky, this June. This blessing asks our Lord that all those attending will be “refreshed and renewed through the many opportunities to be gathered around the Word of God and the Sacrament of Holy Communion with your sisters and brothers in Christ.” If there are women and men attending the convention from your congregation, dedicate a Sunday to share this blessing with them in your church. Click here to download the litany.
Convention Lunch-time Activities
Friday and Saturday lunches at the convention offer a variety of luncheon speakers. Select a boxed lunch on the registration form and one of the scheduled luncheons that are available.
Friday lunches include:
- First-Timers — President Debbie Larson
- Heart to Heart Sisters and District Leaders Reunion
- Lunch with My Friends
- Lunch with the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly staff
- Gifts of Love Ministry — “Faith in Action”
- Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF)
- Lutheran Hour Ministries — “Loud Tables and Open Doors”
- Mission Opportunities Short Term (MOST) Ministries
- Partners in Mission: Pastors, Church Workers, and LWML Impacting Lives
- YWRs, YWR Alumni, and Young Women
On Saturday, the luncheons feature many special speakers, including:
- Andy Bates — KFUO Radio
- Rev. John Carrier — Camp Restoring Hope for Detroit Children and Families
- Rev. Dan McMiller — LCMS Office of International Mission
- Rev. Craig Muehler, Chaplain, LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces, and Mrs. Susan Knowles, wife of Army Reserve Chaplain Alex Knowles
- Deaconess Amy Rast — The Deaconess Program
- Rev. Kevin Robson, LCMS Chief Mission Officer.
- Jan Struck and Abby Goehring
- Gary Thies — Mission Central
- Lorene King — Bethesda Lutheran Communities
- Rev. Robert Zagore — LCMS Office of National Mission
- Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler — Lutheran Hour Speaker
Information on attending any these luncheons is available on page “N” of the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly registration form where you may select your first, second, and third choices.
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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