Lutheran Women — LWML

Drawing of a group of half a dozen women and the words

 

 

 

All women in the church make up the

Lutheran Women in Mission

(LWML Luther­an Women’s Mis­sion­ary League, the old name is still in use also.)

MEETINGS

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

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 open

The 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

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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