Lutheran Women’s Missionary League
Women in Mission at Our Savior Lutheran Church
Logo Meaning: A heart to represent the love and giving nature of the members; a drop to symbolize the blood of Christ and tear of compassion; and a cross above all else to proudly show purpose behind the efforts of the LWML.
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of the Lutheran Church –Missouri Synod. For 75 years, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions.
The mission of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League is to assist each woman of The Lutheran Church –Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world. It uses the phrase from the Bible, “Serve the Lord with Gladness” (Ps. 110:2) as an all-encompassing description of what the organization stands for.
Each Lutheran Church –Missouri Synod congregation can have a local LWML society. Our society here at Our Savior is made up of women who are dedicated to the LWML mission, and serve the Lord in many ways at Our Savior, in the Muscatine community, and throughout the world.
LWML at OUR SAVIOR
Our local LWML society meets monthly from September –May on the third Thursday of each month at the church. Our meetings include a time for fellowship and refreshments, a short Bible study, and a business meeting where local projects are planned and discussed.
Some of our annual activities include:
Holding an annual apple pie making to raise money for missions
Providing desserts twice a year at MCSA when helping with the weekly meal.
Organizing a canned food drive to assist the local food pantry
Donating hats, gloves and scarves to MCSA at Christmas time
All women of the congregation are considered members of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. We invite all women to join us in “Serving the Lord with Gladness!”
Mites are the offerings each LWML member commits to the organization and its mission. These offerings are called mites as a reminder of the Bible Story of the widow who gave two little coins (called mites) to the temple treasury. When the temple officials scoffed at her offering, Jesus praised her, for she had given all she had. The women of LWML work to give all they can to serve their Lord, and they do it with joy, knowing their mites will go to help people better know their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
At each meeting, mites are collected to support the mission projects of LWML at the national and district levels. These projects include helping those in need around the world, providing medical care, developing schools for Christian education, helping at-risk youth, supporting the elderly, and many other worthwhile endeavors. Every two years, the LWML meets nationally and at the District level to choose specific programs and agencies that will receive mite contributions over the Biennium. For the next two years, the mite goal is $2,075,000 at the national level and $ 95,735 for the Iowa East District.
The LWML Pledge
In fervent gratitude for the Savior’s dying love and His blood –bought gift of redemption we dedicate ourselves to Him with all that we are and all that we have; and in obedience to His call for workers in the harvest fields, we pledge Him our willing service wherever and whenever He has need of us. We consecrate to our Savior our hands to work for Him, our feet to go on His errands, our voice to sing His praises, our lips to proclaim His redeeming love, our silver and our gold to extend His Kingdom, our will to do His will, and every power of our life to the great task of bringing the lost and erring into the eternal fellowship with Him. Amen