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  Greetings from the LWML Washington-Alaska District President  
 

Jesus Christ Above All! That theme was felt throughout the 2017 LWML Convention in Albuquerque this past June. It started Thursday (June 25) night with a communion worship service with Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, President of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, as Proclaimer. Our own Northwest District President Rev. Dr. Paul Linnemann gave greetings on behalf of the district. Past LWML President Ida Mall gave the keynote address, telling us that “God has work for us to do” and that we are equipped and ready by the Holy Spirit. LWML President Patti Ross gave her report on what has happened the past two years and closed her report by looking ahead. “God would not have kept us going for 75 years if He didn’t think we were worth the trouble. I look forward to the future of LWML as we continue to proclaim Jesus Christ above all in all that we do. I invite you to enjoy the future with me.” At this convention, as we look toward the future, the new LWML logo was unveiled. Check out the video on the new logo at http://www.lwml.org/posts/free-resources/2017-lwml-logo-reveal-video?month=7&year=2017. Humorous Interrupter Jan Struck portrayed Katie Luther and we learned a little more about Katie’s life through her humorous antics. Saturday night ended with a diamond dazzle party that started with a parade of district representatives, and included a production that gave highlights of 75 years of LWML history. $2.075 million is the LWML mission goal that we adopted for the 2017-2019 biennium. Twenty-two grants were selected to receive over $1.6 million during the 2017-2019 biennium (the rest goes toward in-reach or operations). This convention set the record for the largest number of Young Woman Representatives with 81. Our district did have two. Over 75 people from our district attended the convention. Judy Jeffery made both our own district banner as well as the 75th Anniversary banner.

Information on the LWML Convention can be found at http://www.lwml.org/2017-convention. You can find links to the LiveStream, photos, manuals, service bulletins, and newsletters there too.

I look forward to seeing you at your zone rallies, the district retreat in Gig Harbor September 29-October 1, where we will learn more about “Called to be…” and at our district convention next
June 15-17 in Spokane where we will be “Rooted in Christ … Flourishing in the Faith.”

As Past President Ida said “God has work for us to do,” please continue to use your time and talent at church, at work, at home, and in the LWML, and encourage others to do the same, so together we serve and share His love with others to His glory.

Serving Christ With You,
Marie Chow


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