What is Lutheran Women’s Missionary League-Canada (LWMLC)?
Lutheran…A body of believers, trusting in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
Women’s…Supporting women of all ages, nationalities, backgrounds, in Canada, and around the world.
Missionary…Reaching out with the Gospel to those in our homes, our churches, our communities, and our world.
League…Organized into small groups (“societies”) within congregations, zones, districts, and nationally.
Canada…An auxiliary to Lutheran Church–Canada with over 1,800 members in societies in 178 congregations
The Mission of Lutheran Women’s Missionary League–Canada is to
Equip, Motivate, and Encourage Women to:
- Grow in God’s Word,
- Share God’s Son and
- Serve God’s people
In fervent gratitude for the Saviour’s dying love and His blood-bought gift of redemption,
we dedicate ourselves to Him with all that we are and have;
and in obedience to His call for workers in the harvest fields,
we pledge Him our willing service wherever and whenever He has need of us.
We consecrate to our Saviour our hands to work for Him, our feet to go on His errands,
our voice to sing His praises, our lips to proclaim His redeeming love,
our silver and our gold to extend His kingdom, our will to do His will,
and every power of our life to the great task of bringing the lost and erring into eternal fellowship with Him.
Rev. Harry Fricke
The motto, selected in 1993, is “Called to Serve,” based on Deuteronomy 10:12 (NIV), “And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.”
The intertwined hearts of LWML-Canada’s logo illustrate:
- Women woven together with Christ like a tapestry
- Christ’s heart interlaced with our hearts
- The love we have for Jesus, each other and those we serve with our time, talents and mites
- The diversity of the women in Lutheran Church-Canada
- Equipped as we study together in the Word
- Enabled to serve together in fellowship
- Encouraged as we share Christ and His love with other women at home and around the world