WELCOME TO 2015!
As we begin this New Year, you probably do one of two things – reflect on the past year or look forward to what the New Year will bring. I admit that I tend to do both of those things. May I suggest doing one more thing – choose a Bible verse to guide you through the coming days. I have picked Ephesians 5:1-2, “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” If that sounds familiar, it was the text for Rev. Victor Belton’s 2014 LWML Sunday sermon, which had “Fragrant Sacrifices and Offerings” as its theme. These verses just say it all to me – I am loved and redeemed! In obedience to God, my response is to imitate Christ. What more do I need to know?
2015 continues with “The Time Is Now” emphasis for LWML. How can you help?
· Be in Bible study daily.
· Pray for LCMS missionaries and for LWML mission grants.
· Pray for LWML.
· Intentionally seek out a woman in your church who is not involved in LWML.
· Fill your mite box.
· Plan to attend the LWML convention in Des Moines, Iowa, June 25-28, 2015, under the theme, “BOUNTIFUL! Sow + Nourish + Reap.”
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
LWML Missouri District President
The League Pledge
In fervent gratitude for the Savior's dying love and His blood-bought gift of redemption we dedicate ourselves to Him with all that we are and have; and in obedience to His call for workers in the harvest fields, we pledge Him our willing service wherever and whenever He has need of us. We consecrate to our Savior our hands to work for Him, our feet to go on His errands, our voice to sing His praises, our lips to proclaim His redeeming love, our silver and our gold to extend His Kingdom, our will to do His will, and every power of our life to the great task of bringing the lost and the erring into eternal fellowship with Him. Amen.
June 25-28, 2015: LWML Convention, Des Moines, Iowa
September 11-12, 2015: Board of Directors Meeting, Jefferson City, MO
June 3-5, 2016: Missouri District LWML 2016 Convention, Cape Girardeau, MO