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The 4th Sunday in Lent

We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world (John 9:4–5).

A man, blind from birth, becomes the subject of conversation for Jesus and His disciples. Knowing He would heal this man, Jesus explains that this was an opportunity for the works of God to be put on display for people to see. But then Jesus includes His disciples, and us, in this work. “We must work the works,” Jesus says. We are all called to labor for the Lord, not in the same way as Jesus, but in the way that God has blessed us to be able to do so. Have you considered how you might be able to “work the works” of the Father through your gifts to support LWML? If not, we have wonderful counselors who can help you plan how you might partner with us in this work of pointing people to Jesus, who is the light of the world. That way, when the night does come, the work that Jesus is doing through us might bear abundant fruit for the kingdom.

The 3rd Sunday in Lent

the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him (John 4:23).

What a blessing our Father truly is! We do not have a God whom we must seek, but a God who actually seeks us. He sought out this broken, sinful woman at the well and called her to a new life in Jesus. Through His dear children today, He is still seeking those who will receive His Word and worship Him. In so many ways, God has blessed the LWML to be one of the ways that He has sought out His worshipers, and through the work we have done in His name, many have come to see Jesus truly, just like this woman at the well. The time is coming, and is now here, to consider ways that you might help carry this work forward into the future. Our Lord is with His people, seeking those who will eternally worship the Father in spirit and in truth.

The 2nd Sunday in Lent

Nicodemus said to [Jesus,] “How can these things be?” (John 3:9).

The message of the Gospel, the story of our salvation in Christ, is really quite amazing! So amazing, in fact, that some people have a hard time believing how easy it is to get connected to the life of Christ. How do words have such great power? How does a splash of water make one a child of God? How does simple bread and wine give us the feast of heaven? People of the world have questions, and for over 77 years, the LWML has been able to help point people to Jesus by helping women stay grounded in the Word and supporting our missionaries as they go out to share this wonderful news. All of this work is done to move people from the question of how these things can be, to the answer of the grace of God given to us in Christ Jesus. Consider how you might be able to support this work now, and for years to come. Through your Gifts of Love and careful planning, many more will hear this amazing story of salvation, and by the Spirit of grace, come to know that not only can these things be, but they are certain and they give us life eternal.

The 1st Sunday in Lent

But [Jesus] answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God’” (Matthew 4:4).

As the devil seeks to tempt Jesus away from His Father’s will by encouraging Him to turn stones into bread, Jesus was able to withstand such temptation by means of the Word of God. There are many people in our world today who are seeking to get by on temporal bread alone. They do not even know the true sustenance of God’s Word. The LWML seeks to equip women to confess this Word in many different ways as they live their life in the world. With your help, we can ensure that many more women will be able to grow in their knowledge of the Word and be ready to bear witness to Christ through their own words and deeds. This way, those trying to live on mere bread may find the true life, given in Jesus and revealed in His life-giving Word.

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