New England District

Lutheran Women's Missionary League


October 1, 2016

Dear Mite Collecting, Prayer Warrior Sisters in Christ,

Thanks be to God!  Did you notice how the purple thermometer ? Our Mite Goal deposits for the month of September were $3,113.76!!! Nearly $2000 was raised by the M&M ‘s Summer Mite Challenge!!  You girls really love candy!  Well, I think it’s more accurate to say “You girls and guys- love Mites for Missions!”  We are so close to reaching the amount needed to pay Grant #2 $5,000 for a truck for Central Food Ministry in Lowell, MA. My prayer is that we fulfill this grant in October.

Zone Gatherings: Fellowship, Service, Love.  I attended the Koinonia Zone Gathering on 9/10, held at the Orphan Grain Train (OGT) warehouse in Terryville, CT. We heard about the OGT mission, received a tour of the warehouse and sorted donated items – a day of service and fellowship!  Northern Zone held their gathering on 9/17 at Trinity Lutheran in Keene, NH, attended by more than 40 LWML’ers with the focus “Missions Through Education”.  Eastern Zone meets on 10/1 at St. Luke’s in Dedham, MA with “God’s Missions Work,” Mid-Valley Zone on 10/2 at First Lutheran, Holyoke, MA with “The First Rosa,” and Mountain Laurel Zone on 10/22 at Our Redeemer, New London, CT “Walking Together in Mission.”

Help Wanted!  Yes, it’s true! The LWML New England District is seeking servants for the positions of Parliamentarian and “The Beacon” Editor. These positions have been served by Gail Smuda and Carol Sokofski, respectively, for many years and with great love. We THANK THEM for their selfless service! It’s time to give someone else a chance to use their God-given talents here. You may think that the ‘work’ of Parliamentarian or “The Beacon” Editor requires special skills.  Well, do you love the Lord, like to be orderly and follow the rules? Think about being the Parliamentarian! Do you love the Lord, like to be creative with words and pictures, and use Microsoft Publisher? Think about being “The Beacon” Editor.  Please contact me directly. Our web site has a list of responsibilities for all positions under Home, Who We Are.

I hope to see you at the LC-MS New England District Reformation Celebration at St. John’s in Westfield, MA on October 30th.  And the following weekend is the LWML-NED Retreat on 11/4-5 at the Holiday Inn, Enfield, CT! Reserve your hotel room by 10/6!

Together in Mission,

Barbara                           (email:


Please Send Mites to: Shirley Schindler

LWML-NED Treasurer

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

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