May 1, 2017
Dear Mite Collecting, Prayer Warrior, Sisters in Christ,
My calendar page for May has a picture of a hummingbird and pink flowers. How beautiful! I love the Springtime feeling of fresh renewal in God’s creation: the warm sun, the bright greens and yellows, the sound of songbirds, and the perfume of hyacinth and lilac. But, you and I know these feelings are fleeting.
Thanks be to God, we don’t have to depend on our feelings but rejoice in the permanence of Jesus’ resurrection by singing:
Now all the vault of heaven resounds,
in praise of love that still abounds.
Christ has triumphed! He is living!
Sing choirs of angels, loud and clear!
Repeat their song of glory here:
Christ has triumphed! Christ has triumphed!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! (Lutheran Worship #131)
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Every month, I expand the purple thermometer on the left side of this page to show our progress to our LWML-NED Mission Goal. Do you see how close we are to funding Grant #4a Church Worker Scholarships?
If we match the $801 in mite receipts for the month of April, we’ll complete #4a and make a teeny, tiny headway on Grant #4b “Hands of Grace”. But if we exceed April’s receipts, we’ll make significant progress on providing three months of food through the Hands of Grace ministry to families experiencing financial crisis. Let’s do it! With God, we can do it!
May is wonderfully busy with celebrations and remembrances. Gather with your sisters in Christ to pray, rally and remember.
May 4th National Day of Prayer
May 6th Mountain Laurel Zone Rally in Middletown, CT
May 7th Eastern Zone Rally in Roxbury, MA
May 9th National Teacher Day (it said so on my calendar)
May 14th Mother’s Day
May 20th Northern Zone Rally in Burlington, VT
May 31st Memorial Day (observed on the 29th)
There’s still time to register for the LWML Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico June 22nd to June 25th!
Your partner in the Gospel,
President, LWML-NED , firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Send Mites to: Shirley Schindler
6 Davis Road
Ellington, CT 06029-3701
“How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent?” Romans 10:14-15
LWML-NED August 2016 letter