The LWML seeks to develop and maintain a greater mission consciousness among the women of the Synod through education, inspiration, and service. The major emphasis of our district organization is the support of mission and ministry throughout the world by means of mite box offerings. Based on the Biblical account of the widow's mite (Luke21:1-4), the mite box is used to collect money for this purpose. Members of the LMWL are given mite boxes to fill. We also offer the congregation the opportunity to participate. The filled mite boxes are then brought to church for collection at the end of the month or to the LWML monthly meetings. These mite box offerings have funded tens of million of dollars in mission grants since the organization’s inception in 1942.
St.James LWML 2021 Event Calentar
These events /activities are pending Covid19 guidelines & restrictions.
January: Baby baskets for Silent Voices a Victory Resource Center.
February: Backpack Bonanza & Valentines treat bags for 100 residents at the St James Apartment.
March: Lunch for Preschool Teacher’s on March19th NationalPreschool Teacher Appreciation Day. Also a Spring Festival
April: Decorate Easter Cross in Parish Hall for Easter Breakfast.
May: Mother’s Day Raffle and English Tea with small gift basket raffle.
June: Root Beer Floats for Father’s Day after Worship Service on June 20
July: Picnic VBS Month and Sun and Sea Festival in Imperial Beach
August: Worship in the Park with BBQ from Church Calendar - August 15th Friendsgiving is August 1st
September: Rummage Sale? Annual Rummage Sale, try to coordinate with Imperial Beach City Wide Yard Sale.
October: Octoberfest? Fall Festival Host for Zone 23 at St James
November: Thanksgiving meals for Preschool Families or Church families in need with California American water Company gift cards.
December: SBYCS sponsor Family Christmas gifts. NOTE: St.James LWML will provide the dinner meal on the 1st Saturday of the month from February 6th to July 3rd at The Storefront.(teenage homeles shelter)
Activities of the LWML at St. James Lutheran Church
Monthly meetings held the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm.
Includes program,bible study,business meeting,fellowship,
refreshments, & mite offering.
Annual rummage sale held in the fall. Funds raised are used to support various charities.
Valentine’s cards and treat bags delivered to St. James Plaza in Imperial Beach CA.
Mite Box Sunday held the fourth Sunday of the month.
Prayer Shawl ministry-ladies knit beautiful shawls and given free to people fighting illness.
Funeral Ministry-we serve areception meal in the Fellowship Hall after a memorial service for a loved one.
Donuts and coffee after Sunday service.
Annual collection of coats, scarfs and sweaters for the Warmth for Women mission.
Causes Supported by LWML
LCMS World Relief
Lutheran Bible Translators
The Samaritan Center
South bay Community Services
Lutheran Border Concern Ministry