A Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) Mustard Seed Devotion is entitled “Face to Face Moments.” The third paragraph begins: “The apostle John realized the importance of talking in person. He hoped to meet fellow believers face to face, so that our joy may be complete (2 John 1:12b). Nothing compares to the joy of personal fellowships.” After a year of virtual meetings, the LWML is meeting “face to face” in Lexington, Kentucky, June 24–27, 2021, with the theme “Running the Race … Looking to Jesus.”
A highlight of the convention, the opening worship service, will be held on Thursday, June 24, at 7 p.m. with proclaimer Rev. Dr. David P. E. Maier, LCMS Michigan District President, who is looking forward to celebrating the gracious, loving, all-merciful God we have! Remembering the convention Scripture, Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:1–2), we look forward to his message of hope and joy.
The opening worship and communion service is open to all. No registration necessary. Come at 6:45 p.m. for the pre-service music and worship with us at 7 p.m. in Rupp Arena in Lexington. Unable to attend? Watch from home at livestream.com/TheLWML.