Prayer Request (updated): Pastor Stewart Crown our past LWML CNH counselor’s name was submitted to LWML to run for Pastoral Counselor and accepted. He has received a letter informing him that his nomination for LWML Counselor has received approval from LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison and the LWML Presidents Assembly. He is among six names under consideration at this time. The next step will be a Zoom interview with the Nominating Committee. Please continue praying for Pastor Crown during this process and if it is in God's plan for him to be placed on the ballot in June 2025.
A Happy New Year to you all. I am so looking forward to 2024.
Miranda Lambert sings a song called The House That Built Me. It speaks about the house she was raised in and what memories it holds. When I listen to it, it always reminds me of how grateful I am for my Christian home and church family.
Recently, I was looking for my Calvary Lutheran Church 1979 Cookbook for one of my family’s favorite holiday recipes. I looked in my cookbook cabinet and it was not there. I searched other bookcases, asked my family if I had loaned it to them and still could not find it. As I was talking to my husband about this cookbook, I surprised myself as I began to tear up. The memories of the women whose names were in the book is what I really love about it. How lucky I am that God empowered them by His Spirit to raise me up in the Faith and built me, in God’s house. The LWML women, Sunday School teachers, women who were there for my baptism, confirmation, marriage, birth of my children, who were not afraid of sharing their wisdom and faith with me. Who taught me and mentored me in a true and saving faith. I teared up again as I spoke of each of these wonderful Christian leaders and what they were to me. Sounds silly, but I will search until I find the cookbook. At my new church in Lodi, are the amazing LWML women who helped me raise my children and continue with my grandchildren. What a blessing to have such a strong Christian family. Hebrews 13:7-8, tells us “Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
Each of us as LWML women, church leaders, bible study leaders have the same obligation to the young women of our congregations. We need to understand what impact we can have, even if we never hear about it. Share that we serve a Lord who came to Earth to walk among us, suffered on the cross, died, was buried and rose from the dead, so that we may have salvation. Continue to share your experience, love and understanding with the young women and invite them to LWML functions, not just the meetings. Take time to tell them of your faith in our Mighty God and what he has done through the LWML Mites. You are part of God’s house that is building girls and women right now. Let’s build them up Strong in Christ. Hold them up in prayer.
Think of the younger women in your own church, or daughters of women in your church that you can bring to the Redding Convention in April. Click here for the Young Woman Representative (YWR) Application form.
Continue your good work of spreading the Good News to all who will hear.
LWML CNH District President
★ Convention News - March 2024
Updated information and files for the LWML CNH Convention in April are now available.
Click here to visit the 2024 Convention page.
★ Newsflash - February 2024
The February Joyful Servant is now available. Find it under News & Events on the Joyful Servant page.
★ Mites News - February 2024
Two more grants have been funded.
Click here to visit the Mites News page.
Newsflash - June 2023
The LWML CNH Young Woman Representative (YWR) Application form has been added. Find it on the Forms page.
Did you know...
Our own Jan Lemburg wrote an article that was published in the Lutheran Woman's Quarterly, Winter 2022 issue! Click here to read Relying on God.