Praise God from whom all blessings flow! By now I hope you’ve all heard the good news that the 2019-2021 LWML mite goal not only was met, but exceeded! The mites collected for the biennium totaled $2,204,724.55 more than $104.724.55 above our goal. All 21 mission grants were funded before the end of the biennium, thanks be to God!
It’s hard to believe that the LWML convention in Lexington, KY is a memory now! What an exciting time we had hearing such inspirational speakers and selecting 28 mission grants for the new biennium. What a faith-filled event! For the opening worship service, there were 61 clergy in the procession and 60 helping with communion distribution, including our Jr. Pastor Counselor Gary Pomrenke. There were 82 total flags for the flag procession, including six new countries (Cambodia, Cameroon, Macau, Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia). It was an awesome sight! If you weren’t able to attend I hope you got to see the livestream feed online. You can find highlights on the LWML page (www.lwml.org) under the “Convention Central” tab.
Speaking of National, if you are interested in serving on a LWML National committee, please go to www.lwml.org and fill out the “Personnel Resource Form.” Contact me with questions.
I hope you will join us in Herndon, VA at the Hyatt Regency Dulles Airport Hotel for our Christian Life Retreat “Spa for the Soul” on October 15-17, featuring retreat leader, Ellie Lofaro and Christine Maconachy as music leader. Be prepared for some God-centered fun with this dynamic duo! I personally thank Christine Dennis-Johnson, VP of Christian Life, Susan Sohn, Christian Life Chairman and of course, the Meeting Managers, Karen Matthiesen and Claudia Jacobson) for of their hard work to make sure this is the best CLR experience.
Are you making plans to celebrate LWML Sunday? Traditionally this is observed on the first Sunday in October, but can be any time. Check the resources available at www.lwml.org/lwml-sunday. There is a new “About LWML” video that you can use. (If you need instructions on how to download the video, you will find them below the video link.) This video can be shared anytime, not just LWML Sunday! It includes the new LWML mission statement, summary of LWML missions supported, achievements, and how to get involved.
Your LWML Sister,