Mission of the Month
“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith”
Galatians 6:10

The purpose of our Mission of the Month is to increase awareness of individuals and organizations that are part of the LCC synodical family, performing mission work locally, across Canada, or around the world. We may also include some organizations that are part of our community which share the gospel and serve the needy.

Each month we will feature a different mission highlighting the work our church body is doing and giving our members an opportunity to engage with and support with time, talents, and resources. If you would like to support any of the monthly missions, you can give through normal Saint James offering options indicating “Mission of the Month” or give directly to the mission organization using the information provided.

Mission of the Month support is intended to be in addition to regular offerings. Together with all other congregations across Synod, our congregation already uses a portion of all offerings to support the work of Lutheran Church-Canada. We hope and pray that as we are blessed, we continue to be a blessing to others.

October’s Mission of the Month – LWML

WHAT IS Lutheran Women’s Missionary League-Canada?

  • LutheranA body of believers, trusting in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Women’sSupporting women of all ages, nationalities, backgrounds, in Canada, and around the world.
  • MissionaryReaching out with the Gospel to those in our homes, our churches, our communities, and our world.
  • LeagueOrganized 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

Since 1942, when LWML was first made an auxiliary of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, Lutheran women have banded together to serve their congregation and help those around. By 1950 they began to consider broadening their outlook and activities and so became part of what then became the International Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (ILWML). From there LWML continued to grow internationally, creating the Canadian LWML in 1983 and keeping true to its original mission. Nowadays LWML has many projects from can tab collecting to make wheelchairs, to providing mission grants for missions around the world. Many of these missions are listed below.

NATIONAL MISSION GRANTS 2021-2024

  • $12,000 Street Reach Ministry, Regina, Sask.
  • $18,900 Youth Worker, Richmond and Vancouver, B.C.
  • $10,000 Land purchase for church, Costa Rica
  • $5,000 National Youth Gathering, 2022
  • $15,000 Electronic library upgrade, Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS), Edmonton
  • $14,000 French Sunday school materials
  • $12,000 New mission site, Lviv, Ukraine
  • $8,500 Youth camp, Jackfish Lake, Roblin, Man.
  • $8,600 Diaconal support, Nicaragua
  • $26,000 Mission Opportunity Fund

CENTRAL DISTRICT MISSION GRANTS 2019-2021

  • $10,500 New mattresses and fans, Camp Lutherland, Qu’Appelle Lakes, Sask.
  • $8,000 Remediation of water system, Aurora Lutheran Bible Camp, Thunder Bay, Ont.
  • $2,000 Children’s devotional and prayer books, for outreach, Grace Lutheran, Regina, Sask.
  • $1,000 Bibles for outreach, Mount Olive Lutheran, Regina, Sask.
  • $15,000 Distance Education Technology Upgrades, Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton
  • $5,000 Mission Opportunity Fund
  • $5,000 Theological Education for Deaconesses Cambodia
  • $3,500 Deaconess Support, Cambodia

Funds in support of these projects can be made through Saint James

Cheques should be made payable to Saint James Lutheran Church

Indicate LWMLC in the memo line on your cheque and on your envelope or in the comments of your etransfer.