Lord of Life Lutheran Church
Sunday, February 25, 2018
 
As a community of women
created in the image of God,
called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and
empowered by the Holy Spirit,
we commit ourselves to
grow in faith,
affirm our gifts,
support one another in our callings,
engage in ministry and action, and
promote healing and wholeness
in the church,
the society, and
the world.

To mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. 

GROWTH

To provide a variety of learning experiences that strengthen each woman as a whole person, develop her potential, and equip her for ministry.

COMMUNITY

To enable each woman to value herself and others as created in God’s image and redeemed through Christ; and to build up and celebrate relationships which are global, diverse, and interdependent.

ACTION
To enable women to articulate and act upon their faith as Disciples of Christ in all areas of life.

 OUR SYMBOL
Our symbol with the cross, water, and a water lily - identifies the Women of the ELCA as children of God; baptized, forgiven, adopted into God’s family. It is a reminder of the growth, beauty, and vitality that rises out of that life-giving baptismal water. It is also a reminder to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19)
 

2018 Programs

Cactus Conference - Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 9:30am - 2:00pm "Do you love me? Tend my Sheep" (John 21:15-19).  The Cactus Conference gathering in Yuma, AZ.  The $10 registration fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch.   We are taking a motorcoach from LOL, for $20.00.  Departing at 6:15am, reservations are needed.

…Mosaic Program – Thursday, March 15, 2018 – 5:00pm, dinner and program supporting Mosaic, all women and men are welcome.

… Service Project – Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – 4:30-7:30pm, light dinner and Lutheran World Relief School Kit Project.

… Service Project – Tuesday, May 01, 2018- 4:30-7:30pm, light dinner and Days for Girls Project.

... In Learning Together - - June, July, August on the 4th Thursday at 11:00 am, Summer Bible Study - All LOL women and friends are invited to a Salad Luncheon Bible Study. Led by Pastor Kim Sterner and based on the monthly study in the Gather magazine. Bring a salad or dessert to share in the Social Hall. Bible Study begins at 11:00 am with lunch following at Noon in the Social Hall.

... In Fellowship - Thursday November 1, 5:30-7:30pm  W-ELCA program- all women and men.

... In Thanksgiving - Friday November 16 - Thankoffering Service, General Meeting, Election, and luncheon.

What is a Circle Meeting All About?

 “Whenever two or three are GATHERED in my name, I am there among them.”      Matthew 18:20 
Circle Meetings are each as unique, creative and different as the person planning and the women attending. They seek to experience the presence of God during their time together. 
CORE elements of an effective Circle Meeting are: 
JOY……SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE…..COMMUNITY
BE JOYFUL
   BE CREATIVE
LET THE HOLY SPIRIT LEAD
SUGGESTIONS:
  • Welcome all who come to the meeting. Visitors, guests, occasional seekers.
  • Include everyone in discussions, prayer, planning, leading.
  • Use all types of prayer, music, art, movement, current events, books, DVDs
  • Create your own rituals, you are sacrament makers.
  • Create a prayerful environment, candles, flowers, prayer shawl…..
  • Use the articles in the “Gather” Magazine for discussion topics.
  • Be flexible to change your plans; find God present in current sharing of group. Leads to      spontaneous and healing prayer.
  • Honor confidential sharing of personal information.
  • Encourage women to feel free to move around to different Circles
  • It’s optional to serve refreshments.
  • It’s optional to have a project unique to your Circle...

2018 Circle Schedule

Note:  This schedule is for planning purposes only, the circles will change their schedules for holidays or events as needed.