LWML



You are making an impact through your prayers and mites for LWML. 

Thank-you so much!


AUGUST UPDATE

I can’t say it any clearer than the words of Peter. We are privileged to come to the Lord at any time, day or night. How wonderful to have a friend like that and He is a friend to each of us! So call on Him, pray to Him, give Him thanks and praise and prepare to receive comfort and rest for your soul and peace for your heart.

After four long months ( and I’m sure more are to come) we welcome you again to our news about Lutheran Women in Mission. We have not been very productive since everything was canceled and came to a standstill.

I’m sure some of you have been keeping busy helping out where needed, making masks, calling someone who was alone or buying food and necessities for those hit the hardest and our quilters kept right on making those quilts for Lutheran World Relief. You brought in your mites in June when asked and I’m happy to say we reached our goal for Mission Projects with a little to spare as a start for the next list of projects. Thank you all for remembering the LWML and continuing to use your mite boxes.

We did, of course, have to cancel our LWML Rally in April. It is scheduled to be held next April, 2021 tentatively.

The Florida/Georgia District Convention is to be held with the Pastor’s Equip Conference on Sept. 24-26. At last report this was planned to be a Virtual Convention. Delegates will vote on business and projects via email.

  • ·      Beautiful Savior LWML will plan a meeting for Monday, Sept. 14 at 10:00 AM and also choose a date for LWML Sunday usually held in October.

These are both subject to change. We will continue to see what unfolds and just leave each day in the Lord’s hand. I close with our new parting words “Stay well and stay safe!”




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Read our special edition newsletter at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AjUppXc1KYYrszrO1OeI0CrSTX57dB81/view?usp=sharing 

How comforting it is to know that God is close to us, especially as we begin this new decade with so many unknowns awaiting us. 










We recently celebrated LWML Sunday and it was a joy!  The "ladies in purple" want to thank all of you that contributed with your mites and donations to Lutheran World Relief.  Over $1000 was given including the proceeds from the quilt that was auctioned.  Many of you came to our "quilting bee" which was also a joy.  We have a good start on those quilts for LWR.  Thank you, everyone and keep joining us on Thursday mornings as we continue our quilting.

One of the mission projects chosen for the next two years is called "Touching the Living Word". This grant of $100,000. will go to Lutheran Braille Workers (LBW) who have been bringing the Gospel to blind and visually impaired people around the world since 1943.  

  • In its 76 year history, LBW has produced and distributed for free over 14 million volumes of Braille, large print and audio materials.  
  • Currently these materials are published in 11 languages and sent to over 130 countries.  
  • They have published over 220,000 volumes over the last 42 months as the demand keeps increasing.  

With this grant LBW will be able to purchase a PUMA plate embossing device capable of creating the necessary number of zinc plates to meet production needs.  It will also allow the production of more plates in different languages, reaching even more people with the Good News of Salvation.     YOUR MITES AT WORK!

For more information, please see Dolly or call 941-753-3794 soon! 


UPCOMING LWML EVENTS

·      Our next meeting will be Monday, January 13th at 10 AM in the Conference Room. Please join us! 



“And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:19



“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, 

will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”  Philippians 4:7

 

Did you know there are still many ladies that are not signed up to get the Evangel and all the other news from the LWML FL-GA District online? Please share with them how easy it is to get ALL the district news, including the Evangel, delivered to their computer.   
1. Go to www.flgalwml.com  website and on the home page there is a little box titled “Join a Mailing List.” Select LWML FL-GA District Subscription.   





2. Type your friends name and email address in appropriate boxes and CLICK on “Join List.” That’s it!














      


                                                                                                               
The might of mites... see where our mites have been allocated recently.


Please see Dolly Morris or call 753-3794.




































































































































































































































  


“Being raised outside the church, working in a regimented military career,

and living with a Muslim husband certainly could send a young woman into emotional and physical overload.  This was the life of Erica Stephenson, as she served her country and her family, yet she was separated from God.”  She shares her story in the latest issue of the “Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly”.  Erica is a witness to the “steadfast love and faithfulness of our Heavenly Father, who called her out of darkness, into His marvelous light (I Peter 2:9)”.  As a reminder to all of us Erica says “I do not have to shoulder life by myself.  I am a beloved child of God and he wants me to lay my burdens at His feet.”  Her husband has also become a Christian as well as their children.  Erica is still in the military but is also serving as a part-time Deaconess in her home church.  “Praise the Lord”.

 http://www.lwml.org/lwq-summer-2018





Lucy Fuller and Penny Myers will be attending as delegates representing Beautiful Savior LWML.   We sincerely appreciate their willingness to serve in this capacity.  Thank you, Lucy and Penny.  


DISTRICT GATHERING -- 2018 FALL RALLY

 -- SAVE THE DATE – 

LWML FALL RALLY – Nov. 10 in Venice

·      SARASOTA Lakeside Lutheran Church Venice, FL  -- Date: November 10, 2018

 


Our next LWML meeting for BSLC is Monday, Sept TBD, at 10:00 AM and I hope you can join us.


Serving the Lord with Gladness”  Psalm 100:2a


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Remember to recycle those used printer cartridges, cell phones, e-readers, tablets, digital cameras, laptops, etc. Please place them in the bins under the LWML table in the Fellowship Hall. They will be gratefully accepted.

 

Serving the Lord with Gladness” --  Psalm 100:2a



Notes from Dolly Morris...

The two travelers on the way to Emmaus met Jesus and after they recognized Him they hurried back to Jerusalem to tell the disciples and others that He was alive. That message is repeated each Easter in Christian churches all over the world. Does it stop there? I hope not because it is the foundation of our faith. I Corinthians 15:17  

We have the assurance that our faith is not in vain and therefore the hope of eternal life. This is what we want to share by reaching out to others and helping to meet some of their needs in the name of Jesus. That is the goal of Lutheran Women in Mission.


New mite boxes can be found in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you again for using those mite boxes.

 



Many of you may be familiar with Hope Seeds since it originated right here in Manatee County about 17 years ago. They have distributed millions of seeds to many people in 57 different countries and are still going strong. Be sure to come and listen to the latest stories of where and how these seeds are distributed. “Plant a Seed! Feed a Soul!”




RECYLING AS A FUNDRAISER...

Our new program “READY, SET, RECYCLE” has added some other items to the list. You already know & greatfully show your support by bringing in empty (used) ink cartridges from your computer's home printer. -- But check out the new items we're accepting for recycling. 

If you no longer use the following items, we have a place for them and will gladly accept them to be recycled. You can bring in used:

  • Pagers,
  • PDA’s,
  • DVD players,
  • i-Pods,
  • MP3 players,
  • Digital Cameras,
  • Laptop Computers,
  • GPS Systems,
  • Scientific/Graphing Calculators,
  • Tablets,
  • e-Readers and i-Pads.

Wow! We have really gone technical. Keep us in mind if you replace or no longer need these items. Bins for your donations are under the LWML table in the Fellowship Hall. Thanks again!












Our LWML here at Beautiful Savior continue to collect those mites and disburse special gifts to needed charities. Hope Family services recently received the toiletries and used cell phones that you have given. Other recipients of your generosity were the children of Manatee County who are designated as homeless. An added thank-you to all who keep our “Meals on Wheels” barrel full. There is always a need for food and summer is a crucial time as many families can no longer rely on free school lunches.

  • We meet on the second Monday of each month at 10am in the Wayman Still Administration Bldg's library / conference room. 


May your heart be blessed with new joys this fall!



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