Lutheran Women’s Missionary League March Meeting


The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of Lutheran Community Home met March 6 in the assisted living dining room. Immanuel Lutheran Church LWML hosted the meeting.

Lois Byrkett welcomed the ladies and introduced Seymour Zone LWML President Betty Hill, Immanuel Lutheran LWML President Carolyn Benter and guest Esta Cross.

Vicki Newkirk led the ladies in the opening devotion, “Green Pastures.” Newkirk said, “When the hot, hard times come, God helps us to cling to the words of the Psalmist in Psalm 52:8. But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the love of God forever and ever. We are loved, redeemed and forgiven as baptized followers of Christ. The lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. That spot of green, the safe pasture, is there for us in our daily walk with the Shepherd.”

The meeting was opened by Byrkett reading the minutes of Immanuel’s January meeting and also the minutes of the Seymour Zone presidents January meeting.

Byrkett announced the LWML Spring Workshop will be at 1 p.m. April 7 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dudleytown.

The LWML Indiana District Convention will be June 29 to July 1 at Valparaiso University.

The 2016-18 Indiana District mission projects have all been paid. New mission grants will be decided at the Indiana District Convention.

The national mission project for March is $100,000 and will be given to Lutheran Hour Ministries. This will help Lutheran Hour Ministries reach families, refugees and citizens of the region through a new television program broadcast in Cairo, Egypt.

This new television broadcast has the potential to reach millions of people throughout the Middle East with the message of faith and the true love of Christ and to be a strong Christian voice and witness through Arabic satellite television programming.

Mite boxes for missions were collected, and the ladies repeated the LWML pledge.

Karen Habenicht closed the meeting with the devotion, “A Spot of Green,” taken from Psalm 23. She reminded the ladies to look for a spot of green — a field, a park, a flower bed — and be assured that your Shepherd knows your need and is caring for you.

Refreshments were served to those attending, including Ogrita McKinney, Jan Behrens, Thelma Greathouse, Helen Goecker, Hulda Goecker, Bertha Jackson, Habenicht, Jean Hoevener, Pauline Bloch, Newkirk, Mildred Fenneberg, Pat Weasner, Mae Ellen Schneider, Esther Sundell, Melba Stuckwisch, Byrkett, Benter, Mary Schneider, Beulah Clark, Cross and Hill.

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