Mite Box Time – January 5th:
Drop off your mite offerings in the LWML Mite Box in the Narthex.
Mite Explanation and History:
Based on the Biblical account of the widow’s mite (Luke 21:1–4), the Mite Box is intended for regular contributions of “mites” — offerings above and beyond the support given to congregations and the LCMS. Mite Box contributions amount to millions of dollars that fund district and national mission grants and implement the LWML program.
The Widow’s Mite
Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth, but she, out of her poverty, put in everything — all she had to live on” (Mark 12:41–43).
LWML Christmas Party:
Great turn out for our Christmas party. Seventeen ladies attended & everyone had a wonderful time of fellowship and playing games and singing Christmas songs.
Mission Project for Food and Shelter in Norman:
We collected 16 pairs of gloves and 88 pairs of socks. Diana Newman and Vickie Bair delivered the items to Food and Shelter on December 10th. Thank you so much for your donations.
Serve the Lord with Gladness!
New LWML Officers for 2019-2020:
President: Carol Cheatwood
Vice-President: Elizabeth Amendt
Secretary: Karen Lausau
Treasurer: Sandy Dunaway
Christian Growth: Tammy Lemke
Missions: Diana Newman and Vickie Bair
Member Development: Cindy Schemm
Historian: Doranne Beavers
The board will meet on Monday, Oct 7th at 7:00pm.