LWML Mission Statement
As Lutheran Women in Mission, we joyfully proclaim Christ, support missions, and equip women to honor God by serving others.
“When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice” (John 10:4)
Just a few of the new mission grants to pray for.
Sharing Christ Crucified with High School Youth — Lutheran High School of Greater New Orleans, LA $35,000 Lutheran High School of Greater New Orleans, the only high school in the LCMS Southern District, has been serving youth for over 50 years. It provides students with the opportunity to academically succeed in a safe environment, while educating them about their Lord and Savior through the teachings of the LCMS. Many of the students being served by the school are disadvantaged, culturally diverse, and unchurched. Because the school was devastated by Hurricane Ida, funds which would have been used for computers, school supplies, Christian materials, and scholarship aid are now being used for construction
costs to rebuild one of the buildings. This grant will be matched by five generous donors and will be used to pay the tuition costs of ten students.
Orphan Grain Train Servant Center — Orphan Grain Train, U.S. $100,000 Orphan Grain Train (OGT) has carried out the mission of the Lord for thirty years by providing humanitarian service. They work through the church so the Gospel always accompanies their service. They have assisted orphans, carried out domestic disaster relief, gathered, sorted, packed, and distributed food, clothing, medical supplies, equipment, and educational materials for those experiencing poverty in the U.S. and internationally. The original facility in Norfolk, Nebraska, is outdated and lacking adequate space to carry out their expanding work. They need to build an additional facility to increase their mission capacity and increase the safety level for volunteers. With an increased work area, larger groups of volunteers can work on donations received and the output of mercy meals can double to 10,000,000 meals annually. This grant will help OGT complete their building project.
LWML Sunday — Celebrate with Lutheran Women in Mission A special worship service is planned for Sunday, October 15, to celebrate all that God has done through the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML). The power of God is evident in the dimes, quarters, and dollars you put in your Mite Box, and we celebrate this every LWML Sunday. Thank you! Our new Lutheran Women in Mission Statement reads — “As Lutheran Women in Mission, we joyfully proclaim Christ, support missions, and equip women to honor God by serving others.” The Holy Spirit has been doing this for 80 years through the LWML!
This year’s Lutheran Women in Mission Sunday theme is “The King is Coming” based on Psalm 24: 7–10. Throughout human history, God pictured the coming redemptive King through various images of His promise, providence, provision, and protection for His people. We could easily become down and out because of the evil of our world, and quickly give up because of the constant bad news; but hope, peace, joy, and love is the promise of our God for His people. Christ is the King of Glory! The Gospel is our only hope, as the King of glory comes in, with and through the Gospel, as we were buried with Him in Baptism and raised with Him to a new life! “The King is Coming”, Psalm 24:7–10
Mite Sunday is October 29, 2023 – a 2nd freewill offering will be taken at the 8am & 11am services. Your offering will help support missions locally, nationally, and internationally. Although we have fully funded these missions, our mission still remains. Thanks in advance for all your generosity.