LWML 2020

2020, TAKE A SECOND LOOK at our national society that was established and supported by our Missouri Synod to ‘give service’ not only to our church as its women’s auxiliary, but to help support those who are in need! Not only do we ‘give support’ to our Lutheran Missions abroad, we ‘get involved’ and try to ‘make a difference’ in doing God’s work in small ways for the benefit of the huge ‘MISSION” that exists in our own backyard; community outreach. There is also time for fun, great satisfaction and reward in one’s heart when sharing God’s love and His Light with others.

The degree of your involvement to serve is entirely up to you. You may join us in the Fellowship Hall, every second Tuesday of each month (Jan thru June and Sept. thru Dec.); 9:30am-11am for a brief business meeting, followed by inspiring programs/speakers, service projects and fun while enjoying fellowship with our ‘Sisters in Christ’! Projects or programs generally begin @ 10:3Oam if you cannot make the business part of the meeting. Questions? Contact MaryAnn Meinardus, LWM President: ma.meinardus@hotmail.com 760-216-4922. Check us out! And, come join us!

On-going services and/or projects for 2020:

· Redeemer’s Woman’s Axillary for the Church: Altar Flowers, Communion Prep., New member/Baptism gifts’, Funeral/Pastoral luncheons, Prayer Chain, Special Good Friday service, Sunday Morning and holiday coffee & refreshment service, Sewing/knitting group etc.

· Mite Box Donations collected totally to support our Lutheran Missions, abroad & in our neighboring community services thru Financial Grants within our district and national Synod. In 2019, collected over $2,000.000 in ‘mites’ that satisfied 18 grant proposals in our District, and 24 nationally supported grants. 2020 Grant proposals are underway to be announced.

· Annually, we support the ‘Orphan Grain Train Organization’ in the month of February (‘Undie Sunday’ February 9, 2020) in which new underwear and socks are donated by the congregation to aid needy men, women and children, living in our Pacific SW District in the US and Mexico.

· Solutions for Change (Homeless Families with Children): Serving family dinner, giving in-take bags for new resident children and monetary donations thru small service projects for them.

· Camp Pendleton Rotary donations, and the Children’s Angel Tree Christmas Present projects.

· Inter-Faith: Lunch bags to ‘working’ homeless men on short-term work assignments>

· RBTS Mops: Volunteering in their ‘Mentor Moms’ program.

· RBTS Pre-School: Volunteer projects like the Cookie decorating, Sing-a-longs, and Story Telling and Reading to the children.

· Birth Choice: Various projects, activities and donations given.

· Monetary donations to Gifts from the Heart Foundation, Lutheran Bible Translators, Mission Aviation Fellowship, The Wycliffe Ministry, etc.

· In 2020, adding support to ChristAid Int’l towards a child’s education in Ahadi, Uganda, as well as to sponsor an elderly woman in the village in the ‘Grandmas for Jesus’ program who cares all

all the children in a given village. Finally, we plan to support LDO World Lutheran Deaf Outreach, and possible others. (Pinned by MaryAnn Meinardus, LWM President).