September 1, 2016
Dear Lutheran Women in Mission sisters,
Welcome to Autumn in New England! (almost) For me, one blessing of life in New England is the changing seasons. We’re beginning the season of warm days and crisp nights, of bright blue skies, colorful leaves, sweet & juicy apples, sweaters, back-to-school days, renewed energy (for me!), and a renewal of the many LWML activities we love. Thank you Lord!
Plan to attend your Zone Gathering: Koinonia Zone on 9/10 see Orphan Grain Train’s mission, Northern Zone on 9/17 “Missions through Education,” Eastern Zone on 10/1 “God’s Missions Work,” Mid-Valley Zone on 10/2 “The First Rosa,” Rosa Young’s mission work, and Mountain Laurel Zone on 10/22 “Walking Together in Mission.” Check the LWML-NED website at www.lwml-ned.org for more information or if you’re not sure about your Zone, or contact me.
Celebrate LWML Sunday on October 2nd (or any October Sunday) with the theme “Come and See” Psalm 66:5. The LWML website at www.lwml.org has great resources, including bulletin covers, a full worship service, and the LWML pledge and songs. “Through [LWML’s] invitation to ‘come and see’ what God has done for all people, countless neighbors from all walks of life have been reached and touched by the love of God in Christ Jesus.” (Bulletin Bytes, LWML Sunday, lwml.org)
Attend the LC-MS New England District Reformation Celebration, a kick-off to the 500th anniversary year, at St. John’s in Westfield, MA on October 30th. Remember, they are requesting processional banners in honor of the event! Are you making a banner, or do you plan to bring a banner? Please send me an email, I wonder how many we’ll have!
We are serving the Lord here in New England, and, “I fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23:4b-6 NIV
Together in Mission,
Barbara (email: email@example.com)
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