FROM THE PRESIDENT, JAN LADENDORF…
LWML MITE BOX SUNDAY – Mite Box Sunday is the first Sunday of every month. These mites support our mission grants for the South Wisconsin District and the National LWML. A big mite box is located on the LWML table in the entryway. You may deposit your mites there. (If you don’t have a mite box, there are some available on the LWML table.)
DO YOU LIKE TO SEW? Our LWML Winter Getaway will be filling some cinch sacks with items for the SOS Center. They would like us to make these cinch sacks and bring them to the Getaway ready to fill with other items that will be part of the Ingathering. If you like to sew, we could use some CINCH SACKS. The pattern is on the LWML table in the lower entryway of church. They will need to be turned in to the LWML bin in the mailroom on or before the first Sunday in February. Thank you!
PRAISE GOD! The LWML SWD has paid Grant #7 for $12,000 for Lutheran Books for Missionaries Around the World. We are now collecting mites to fill Grant #8, $30,000, SWD Church Worker Student Grant. This grant will assist church work students (teachers, pastors, deaconess, DCE, DCO, lay ministers) who are studying to be full-time church workers at one of the synodical universities/seminaries with funds to be used toward tuition and board. Please help us support those students who have answered the call to work for the Lord and our church.
OUR JANUARY MEETING will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 12 Noon in the Gathering Room. We will have some wonderful homemade soup, rolls, and eat some Christmas cookies. We welcome Pastor Chris Conkling, who will lead us in a Bible study. Then we will pack cookies to be distributed at Concordia. Bring your mites and your cookies! Join us!
LWML WINTER GETAWAY will be held on February 7-8, 2020 Marriott Milwaukee West in Waukesha, WI. The theme is Encouraged by Christ to Encourage Others. The keynote speaker is Missionary Pastor Brent Smith, Mission Development Counselor with Mission Central, LCMS. Ingathering items: chap stick, tissues, wet wipes, toothpaste & toothpaste pack, floss, children’s Arch books, pens, pencils, pads of paper, comb, brush, washcloth, hand sanitizer, mini flashlight with batteries. These items will be used to fill the cinch sacks (see above) and will be given to SOS Ministries.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
- Jan. 15, 2020 Soup Lunch and LWML meeting 12 Noon
- Feb. 7-8, 2020 LWML Winter Getaway at Marriott Milwaukee West in Waukesha