Lutheran Women – LWML

Lutheran Women – LWMLDrawing of a group of half a dozen women and the words "Lutheran Women"

All women in the church are automatically members.

MEETINGS

The Lutheran Women meet the 2nd Saturday of the month at 8:30 am in the Fellowship Hall.  Breakfast is always served.

Minutes of recent meetings:

MT OLIVE LWML MEETING January 2016

MT OLIVE LWML MEETING Sept, 2015

Tables in the Fellowship Hall filled with items for decorating or relating to the holidays
LWML Christmas Bazaar

ORIGINS

From the time the first Lutheran settlers arrived in America, the women of the church have “served the Lord with gladness.”  The first societies (sewing circles) were organized in the 1850s.  Achievements of the societies were so beneficial that a number of pastors and district officials envisioned a Synod-wide women’s league.

Mount Olive LWML

Photo of 4 women with bibles openThe Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, also known as LWML, was created by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) in 1942.  It is very active in every district of the LCMS.  The Mount Olive LWML received their charter from the Washington-Alaska District at their 1986 Conference.

FUNDS AND MISSIONS

Through mite box gifts, mission offerings, bequests and proceeds from resource sales the LWML has funded projects totaling many millions of dollars.  These projects have touched the lives of people in many countries.

Through it all, women have been spiritually enriched, and the Lord’s cause has been advanced.  The Mission Grants passed at the last national LWML Drawing of three women's profiles and the words "Women's Conference"convention for the 2013-2015 bi-ennium is $1,830,000 for 18 grants.

The total passed at the Washington-Alaska District LWML  convention for the 2014-2016 bi-ennium is $89,000 for 15 Mission Grants.  Locally, we use the money raised at the yard sale, bazaar and resource center to give to many worthy projects locally and beyond.

Photo of tables covered with items for sale in the annual yard in Mt Olive's Fellowship Hall
Items are displayed on tables in Mt Olive’s Fellowship Hall for the LWML yard sale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LWML  LOVE  GIFTS

September 2015- June 2016

 

GIDEONS $100

RED CROSS FIREFIGHTERS $200

LIFE CHOICES $250

LACASA HOGAR $200

KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY $250

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD $200

LOVE INC $200

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF $500

MISSION TO JAPAN $150

FLYING H YOUTH RANCH $400

HOPE HOUSE LUTHERAN INDIAN MINISTRIES $200

ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN $150

UNION GOSPEL MISSION $350

ROD’S HOUSE $200

ANSWERS IN GENESIS (ARK) $300

WOUNDED WARRIORS $250

FOCUS MISSION (Nepal -Chandan Pun Ministry) $200

CHILDREN’S WISHES AND DREAMS $400

SHEPHERDS CANYON MINISTRY $300

FEEDING 5,000 $300

NEPALI WATER/HEALTH $250

LUTHERHAVEN-VBS $250

CAPERNAUM CENTER FOR AUTISM $300

GIDEONS $200

LUTHERAN HOUR RADIO MINISTRY $200

ST LOUIS & FT WAYNE SEMINARY FOODBANKS $400

WYCLIFFE BIBLE TRANSLATORS $200

OPERATION BARNABAS $300

MT OLIVE PRESCHOOL LAMINATOR $200

ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN Kyrgyzstan $300

WA-AK LWML SCHOLARSHIP $200

UNION GOSPEL MISSION MEDICAL CLINIC $200

FLYING H YOUTH RANCH $200

PEGASUS PROJECT $200

ROD’S HOUSE $300


Total September 2015-June 2016    —   $8,800

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