New England District

Lutheran Women's Missionary League


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Convention News -Convention Postponement

March 14, 2020

Dear Sisters in Christ,

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to POSTPONE the April 24&25 LWML-NED Convention in Taunton, MA. We do not have another date yet, but are hopeful for late May or June at the same location. We will select another date within the next 2 weeks.

Gracious and loving Heavenly Father we come to you today asking for guidance and wisdom that only you can provide, While everything around us seems to be changing everyday, we know that your love for us and protection never changes.  We are seeking your guidance in this most difficult decision, knowing that your mercy and grace will protect us. We desire only to do your will and do to that which glorifies your name. We your beloved children ask you heavenly Father to bring us peace, comfort and joy, knowing that the Holy Spirit will guide us for the sake of our Savior, Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.”


In Christ,
Barbara Lis
LWML-NED, President

Article from our Beacon

Dear Sisters:

Let me introduce you to some friends of mine. If you don’t know them already, I assure you that when meet them, you’ll be happy to say, “They are my friends too!”My friends live in the Northeast, the 6 New England states. My friends are from all walks of life; some are older than I am, some are younger; some are the ‘life of the party’ and some are the ‘quiet ones;’ some have worked outside of the home and for some, home is their work; they are artists, craftswomen, gardeners, bakers, cooks, sewers, knitters, readers, writers, and hostesses; they are detail-oriented or big-picture people; they are planners or they are impromptu; they are daughters, mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, grand-aunts, and neighbors. Such a variety –I can’t list everything!What does this group have in common? They love Jesus and know He is their Savior; they attend LCMS churches; they want to know and understand the Word of God; they believe we are all called to share the Good News of the Gospel; they are ‘senders’ and support our missionaries, and they may be ‘goers’ on short term mission trips; they like to help others and understand that we are Jesus’ hands and feet here on earth; they like gathering with one another to praise God for the opportunities, challenges and joys He has blessed us with.TheBeaconWinter/Spring2020The New England District Lutheran Women’s Missionary League NewsletterJennifer Gierke,“Serve the Lord with gladness!”It is He aloneWho redeemed us sinners,Guides us as His ownTo enjoy the blessingsOf His love and grace,Will at last in gloryMeet us face to face.Onward, then, for Jesus!Let this be our aim:“Serve the Lord with gladness!”Glorify His name. Serve the Lord with Gladness, v1Tune: 662 LSB, 518 LW, 658 TLHProf. Ernest LewerenzCan you guess? Of course! I’m talking about our Lutheran Women in Mission in New England. I’m sure when I said The Word, Missions, Service and Fellowship you guessed right away. Let me re-introduce you to the friends and sisters I have worked with on your District Board of Directors. See if you can guess the variety of God-given gifts and talents! Marianne our dedicated Secretary; Shirley and Susan our good-with-numbers Treasurers; Janice and June, Christian Life VPs and planners of our fabulous Retreats; Delberta, Amy, Gail, Jennifer, Priscilla, Leslie and of course Carol Sokofski, our print and online Communications gurus; Cindy, Donna and Sue in Gospel Outreach who promote Missions and facilitate requests for Scholarships and Mission Projects; Sharon, Pat, Jan and Marla in Organizational Resources, Structure, and Leader Development keeping our bylaws, procedures and membership; Jennifer, Sage, and Chris with Special Focus Ministries for young women and human care; Gail and Jan, Parliamentarians, such a blessing; Betsy our Archivist; Pastoral Counselors Reverend Bessette (twice), Reverend Richardt, and Reverend Riley; and our Zone Presidents Leslie, Peggy, Gail & Sharon, Vickie, and Sharon. If you don’t know a name, let me introduce you at Convention!It has been my privilege to serve as your District President. My joy was to lead this amazing group of dedicated volunteers –Sisters in Christ who are “Serving the Lord with gladness.” All praise to Him!

  • Serving the Lord with gladness, with you,

    Barbara Lis, President LWML-NED  Barbara


Please Send Mites to:

 Susan Lastowski, LWML-NED Treasurer    
    PO Box 626
    Holyoke, MA 01041


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

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