LWMLC Christmas Social - Monday, December 4, 2017
Eighteen ladies and two Seminary students got together for the LWML Christmas Social. It was a wonderful evening of good food, conversation, and even a visit from Santa and two of his reindeer. The reindeer even helped Santa hand out the Prayer Pal gifts. The evening ended with a beautiful devotion, “Why we celebrate Advent and Christmas: using the titles of some Advent and Christmas Hymns” by Rev. J. Dull and followed by singing Christmas carols.
** Please note that LWMLC will not meet in January 2018. We will meet on February 10th, 2018. No meeting in March due to the Seaside Escape Retreat.
LWML Collections Boxes are in the Lobby Area
Prescription Eye Glasses--Sharon Kluthe is now collecting eye glasses brought into the church. Prescription eye glasses are distributed by optometrists to people requiring vision correction in third world countries. Clean out your drawers and bring in your old glasses!
Stamps--Sharon is also collecting stamps. When you cut them from an envelope, leave a good 1/4 inch border around all sides. These are eventually sold and the money is used as part of the L.W.M.L. mites, supporting any of the projects of the Alberta-British Columbia District.
Pop Can Tabs--About twice a year Peter Wally from the Leduc Lions Club comes into the city to collect the bag of tabs that members of Grace have brought into the church. He visited me the 3rd week of July to pick up a huge bag full, many of which were brought back from the States by Orest and Carole Baron, who collect from all the people in their winter "Snowbird" village. Money gained by selling the pop tabs is used to purchase wheelchairs. Mr. Wally said that he could arrange for any of our members to receive a wheelchair since our congregation has contributed so many pounds of tabs over the years. If your family, club, condo group, etc., consume lots of beverages that open with a tab, consider creating a collection container: Just make a slit in the lid of an icecream pail. When it's full, dump it into a bag and bring it to the church. Or, collect one ziplock bag at a time. There is a collection box in the lobby of the church. Thanks for all your help!
Grace LWML will not be meeting during July and August. We will resume our monthly Saturday gatherings on September 9, 2017.
We are still collecting eye glasses, stamps, and pop can tabs for missions. Thank you to the Grace Decorating Committee for providing the new collection boxes and stand for the LWML.
Lutheran Women: Do you know someone who may be interested in belonging to a group of women:
We would like the input of such women to help determine the value of a “Virtual Society,” a place where women can come together and be a part of the greater mission and mandate of LWMLC.
We are looking for women who are comfortable communicating online and who are seeking to grow in their Christian faith and desire to be part of a group of other women. If you, or someone you know, fit into one of the above categories, we invite you to complete a survey to help us gain a deeper understanding of the needs and wants regarding fellowship with other Lutheran women through LWMLC. For a copy of the survey, please send name and email address to Laura Goerz, firstname.lastname@example.org one of the Co-chairs of LWMLC Virtual Society Task Force or speak with one of the ladies of LWMLC here at Grace Lutheran Church or join us at our next event.
Your input is highly valued and appreciated. Thank you for helping us in making the LWMLC an organization that reaches all LCC women through many avenues.
WHAT IS Lutheran Women’s Missionary League-Canada?
Lutheran.......... A body of believers, trusting in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
Women’s........ Supporting women of all ages, nationalities, backgrounds, in Canada, and around the world.
Missionary...... Reaching out with the Gospel to those in our homes, our churches, our communities, and our world.
League............ Organized into small groups (“societies”) within congregations, zones, districts, and nationally.
Canada............ An auxiliary to Lutheran Church–Canada with almost 3,000 members in societies in 230 congregations
THE MISSION of Lutheran Women’s Missionary League–Canada is to
EQUIP, MOTIVATE AND ENCOURAGE WOMEN to
Our Mission: Equip, Motivate and Encourage Women
to Grow in God’s Word, Share God’s Son and Serve God’s people
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Tapestry is a faith-based magazine written by women for women. If you would like to subscribe to Tapestry ($10/yr) please call the church office at 780 488 7967 or call Edna Abel at 780 489 3926. Tapestry is also available in an electronic version ($8/yr) sent by email. The subscription year runs from fall through to the next summer but partial year subscriptions may be purchased should you order a mid-subscription year.
General Information About the LWML-C
MOTTO: "Called to Serve" Deuteronomy 10:12
(The theme of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League-Canada.)
PURPOSE: Grace Lutheran Church's LWML-C carries out that motto by growing in God's Word and reaching out to others with the Gospel of Jesus through word and deed.
GOALS: The members of Grace LWML
•Promote mission awareness within the congregation.
•Support missions by contributing through MITE boxes.
•Host foreign and home missionaries and missionary speakers.
•Equip women for service through spiritual growth and personal development to serve others.
•Participate in mission efforts in the community.
•Support the work of the pastors of Grace congregation.
•Support the mission work of Alberta-British Columbia District LWML and of LWML-Canada.
GRACE LWML MEETS at 10:00 A.M. on the Saturday following the second Monday of each month. All women are welcome to attend and get acquainted with this group of mission minded members.