Grace Lutheran Christmas Outreach Opportunity
The LWML has chosen the 'John Howard Society' in Edmonton as their Christmas mission outreach.This non-profit organisation serves young people without support systems, victims, and people at risk or involved with the justice system. They believe in restoring lives, preventing crime, and strengthening communities. Many programs are offered to adults as well as family violence prevention.The program Grace is focusing on:Helping men that have been incarcerated integrate back into the workforce.They are in need of many donations. (Donations are low, due to 'hard times' for everyone).Donations can be new or gently used. Items needed are:- Men's jeans, coveralls, work boots, hard hats, work gloves, utility belts.- In winter (now) they need winter jackets (desperately needed), winter boots, snow pants, winter socks, scarves, and underwear (underwear must be new; mostly large and x-large sizes needed.) If you would like to share the love of Jesus in this way, a donation box is located in the foyer and will be there from Nov 27 until Jan 1. Please pray for the people as you make your donation.On behalf of the LWML and the recipients we say 'Thank You'
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Lutheran Women's Missionary League Meetings
Please contact Maureen at 780-919-8409 or Karen H. at 780-457-1260 to offer to host a
meeting, give an opening devotion, lead a topic or study, provide coffee/treats.
(Submitted by Maureen Tiedemann)
Years ago our LWML society often sponsored WIN House, as the need for women's shelters came to light. This article explains some history. There is a more complete book summary on the LWML bulletin board.
WINning: The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of Opening a Women's Shelter
Edmonton, AB-Housing for Women Book Society proudly announces the publication of their book that chronicles the history and the stories of the determined people who formed the first women's shelter in Edmonton, Alberta. WINning: The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of Opening a Women's shelter is written by Marsha Mildon.
In the late 1960s, women arriving in Edmonton without friends, money or homes, had no good choices. The women--and a few men--who realized this, came together to find a way to help. The book records the 50-year history, and more importantly, the stories of how the founders got started, how they worked for years despite setbacks, how they fought to keep going and how they won to serve those women in need.
"WINning reflects the ups and downs of fifty years of sheltering," says shelter founder and long-time Board President Ardis Beaudry. Read the stories--heartbreaking and heartwarming- of the founders, funders, volunteers, staff, and the women who stayed in the shelters.
Society has changed a lot in 50 years, yet there are still women in need of shelter, and dedicated people working to provide it. These are their stories.
To order a copy of this book, contact Lorna Olson @ 780-435-1832
Subscribe to Tapestry Magazine
Tapestry is a faith-based magazine written by women for women. If you would like to subscribe to Tapestry please call Maureen Tiedemann at 780 919-8409. Tapestry is also available in an electronic version 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.
LWMLC Collections Boxes are in the Lobby Area
Please help to collect the following items:
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 - This month we have received a large number of pop can tabs from Marilyn Jansen from Bethel in Sherwood Park. Thank you very much!
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
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.