MITE BRIGADE The Lutheran WomenÊs Missionary League CHESAPEAKE DISTRICT Enabling women in DC, DE, MD, NC, PA, VA, and WV LWML Volume 11, number 4 November 2009 Inside This Issue President’s Page Mission Grants 2 The long-awaited those who served in Pastor’s Page 3 Christian Life Retreat, these positions: Karen Special Gifts Fund 4 “The Blessing Cup” Updegrave, H.O.P.E. District News 5 based on I Corinthians Chairman, Sylvia Miller, Retreat 6 10:16, was a big suc- past Blue Ridge Chair- Retreat 7 cess! There were 200 man and Robin Zophy, LWML News Notes 8 in attendance. Many past Tidewater Zone District Directory 9 thanks to the retreat Chairman. committee – Carol Zone leaders mark your Zehnder, Constance calendars for the Chesa- Hoff, Penny Helmore, peake District LWML Donna Siverd, Doreen Leadership Retreat to be McDonald, Kim Nestor, held February 26 and 27, Connie Kruelle, Edi 2010 in LaPlata, MD. We Collis; and the presenter, Carol Stano want to avoid any conflicts with zone and music director, Dina Vendetti. and church activities. The training that Through the generosity of the attendees takes place those two days is so valu- we were able to make generous dona- able to not only the leaders, but to all tions to LINC (Lutheran Inner-City- members of the Chesapeake District. Baltimore), the SED Pastors’ Wives Re- Our next district event will be the treat and our district Mission Grants. 2010 Convention to be held Septem- I am pleased to announce we have paid ber 24-26, at the Koger Center, Rich- 2010 CONVENTION mission grant #4, $2000 to “Help and mond, VA. Hosted by the Tidewater The convention is less than Emergency Response (HER,Inc.) Ports- Zone, the theme is “Rooted in a year away so start making mouth, VA” and grant #5, $5000 to Faith. . . Growing with Christ” Colos- plans to come for an uplifting “Lutheran Bible Translators.” Just this sians 2:6-7. I hope you will start plan- and fun weekend. past week, I authorized payment of grant ning to be there now! #6, $5,000 to “Crossway Creative Lu- Joan Kelly, President September 24-26, 2010 theran Ministry, Norfolk, VA.” We still Richmond, VA have seven more to fund. Keep those “I can do everything through Him Keynote speaker: Ruth Koch Mighty Mites coming in. Plan some spe- who gives me strength.” Phil. 4:13 Musician: Dina Vendetti cial ways to raise funds for the MITES. Humorist: Jan Struck In this issue you will note some new Theme: Zone Chairmen, namely Diana Wil- Rooted in Faith…. liams – Blue Ridge and Lois Gallo – Growing in Christ Tidewater. I also appointed Kathy Phelps Theme Verse: Colossians to the position of H.O.P.E. Chairman and 2:6-7 (ESV) look forward to working with all of these ladies. We welcome them to the Chesa- Convention Chairman: peake District Board of Directors. I am Bev Sweeney sure they will find working with the Board Convention Co-chair: Background of the entire retreat was the a very rewarding endeavor. We thank wonder of the great Atlantic Ocean! Rosemond Runyan The mission of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League is to assist each woman of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world. Mission Grants 2008-2010 Mission Goal for the 2008 – 2010 Biennium $125,000 1. Leah’s House Shelter for Women and Children, St. Mary’s County, MD $5,000 PAID Support programs for homeless women and children 2. Student Aid Assistance, Southeastern District, LCMS $5,000 PAID Provide grants to students pursuing careers in full-time church work 3. Southeastern Correctional Ministry, Hampton, VA $5,000 PAID Funds for purchasing Bibles and Bible Study curriculum materials. 4. Help and Emergency Response, Inc. (H.E.R. Shelter), Portsmouth, VA $2,000 PAID Support for Client Assistance Project for women ready to leave the shelter 5. Lutheran Bible Translators $5,000 PAID Funds for native household setup for one new missionary family 6. Crossway Creative Lutheran Ministry, Norfolk, VA $5,000 PAID Furnishings for space for new outreach center in downtown Norfolk 7. College Outreach Ministry, Richmond, VA $3,200 Support for Gospel outreach to students at several Richmond colleges 8. New Ministry Start-up Grant, Southeastern District, LCMS $5,000 Grant for New Ministry Start-up in Circuit 4 9. Galilee Lutheran Church Preschool, Pasadena, MD $3,000 Scholarships for community children in need 10. Hope Lutheran Preschool, Virginia Beach, VA $5,000 Provide needed funds to support expansion to full day program 11. Mt. Zion Korean Lutheran Mission Church, Richmond $3,600 Funds to support outreach to local Korean families 12. Essex Compassion Center, Lutheran Mission Society $4,725 Funding to assist in fire code updates and other renovations to double space available for ministry 13. Hope Lutheran Congregation, Saigon, Vietnam $4,725 Support for Street Children’s Education Project Mission Outreach and Grants New! Medium Size Mite Box Keep those mites coming in!! The most recent grant to be paid was Crossway Creative Ministry, Norfolk, VA, a church So new it isn’t even in the 2009-2010 Catalog. plant in an urban area designed to reach young adults where LWML is now offering this classic in a medium they can be introduced or reconnect to Jesus. Crossway is size. The box is made of corrugated cardboard supported by Hope Lutheran Church, Virginia Beach and the and folds flat. It measures 12” x 5” x 7” (think tall Southeastern District. The grant will help furnish their physi- shoe box) The design is the same as the small cal space . mite box. The next grant to be paid is the College Ministry in Rich- Available through mond, sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church. Funds will be the LWML online used to provide Bible Study materials, materials to use on store or the LWML campus for communication and Gospel outreach, food and catalog. 15805 help with transportation of students from local campuses to Call LWML Trinity. Funds will also help with work beginning on the Inter- For the price: national Student House at University of Richmond. 1-800-252-LWML 1-800-252-5965 Deb Poese VP Mission Outreach and Grants 2 Mite Brigade November 2009 Senior Pastoral Counselor - Rev. Dr. John Sound NO GREATER The purpose of God’s love is not so much to LOVE THAN THIS make us happy, as it is to make us holy. We can never see God unless we are made holy (Heb12:14). Beloved, let us love C. S. Lewis has suggested an analogy: “When we fall one another, for love in love,” he asks, “do we cease to care whether the is from God, and one we love is clean or dirty, fair or foul? Do we not whoever loves has rather then first begin to care? Does the woman been born of God regard it as a sign of love in a man that he neither and knows God. (1 knows nor cares how she is looking? Love may, John 4:7, ESV) indeed, love the beloved when her beauty is lost, but We all want not because it is lost. Love may overlook someone to love us. imperfections and love in spite of them, but love will Pastor Sound greeting Claudia Jacobson Life without love is not cease to wish that every blemish were not there.” following Sunday worship at the retreat. God loves us and in that love sees clearly all dreary and empty. When no one wants our faults and imperfections, and He wishes—wills us, we feel miserable. And we're not happy with just even—they were not there. That wish is father of the anyone loving us. We want to be loved by someone deed. The deed: “He sent forth His Son.” In Him we important, special and the like. have redemption through His blood. God imputes The world needs to be loved. Without love its people His love in us. We are His sons and daughters. Just live as in an Arctic night, without sun, without light, like you and me, no one is beyond the reach of His without cheer; they feel lonely and afraid. Where there love in Christ on the cross; no one should be beyond is no love, it becomes so obvious that one nation is the reach of our voice as we tell of that love. tearing another to pieces and millions starving in many We are to tell about it and LWML has been places. Love compels that we cease the difference and telling it over the years and let us keep on telling: learn to live harmoniously than in a cacophonic way. “God loves you; Jesus died to take away your sins As much as we talk about love, have we ever thought to and to give you everlasting life.” The soldier in some know what love is! At the outset we may deter from place far from home out to know, “God loves me in knowing what love is because one may in all simplicity Christ” That starved body dying on the street in many confide in saying that it is of no help at all in getting to countries just waiting for death ought to know, “God know what love is since no one knows what it is except loves me in Christ.” That person sitting next you on to say that it covers such a broad range of emotions—I the train, bus, plane facing the same eternity, out to love God, I love pizza, I love my wife, my husband, I know, “God loves me in Christ.” So Jesus Christ de- love my girlfriend, boyfriend, I love my children, I love clares the infallible truth-- “” (John 15:13, ESV). You my grandparents, I love my work, and the like. Yet, are His friends. You love God because He first loved what is love? you. Love divine, all loves excelling A monk of the middle ages, loved and respected Joy of heav’n to earth come down! by many people, announced that on a particular evening Fix in us thy humble dwelling, he would preach a sermon on LOVE. All thy faithful mercies crown. When the service came, the cathedral was packed to Jesus, thou art all compassion capacity; and the people stood silently, waiting for their Pure unbounded love thou art beloved teacher. As evening set in and the last rays of Visit us with Thy salvation, light faded from the sky, the monk lighted a candle, Enter ev’ry trembling heart (LSB 700, st. 1) walked up to the life-size statue of Christ hanging on the cross. Pastor Sound+ Without saying a word, the monk, held the Students at St. John’s say thanks candle before the nail-pierced hands. He then showed in sign language (see p. 6) the people the wound in the Savior’s side and lifted the candle high so they could see the thorns of His brow. The monk then returned the candle to its place and left the cathedral. Not a word was spoken, but the people never forgot the monk’s sermon on LOVE. (Lutherans may love this sermon for its length and time .) The Holy Writ of God tells that “Love is God” and “God is Love.” We understand best what love is when we lift our eyes from the manger to let us rest on the cross. Bethlehem and Calvary are the same story. Manger and cross are the instruments of God’s love. November 2009 Mite Brigade 3 Special Gifts Endowment Fund July – September 30, 2009 Chesapeake District IN MEMORY OF: DONATED BY: Special Gifts Fund John Sound Rev. A. & M. Bruning The Chesapeake District LWML has estab- (Pastor Sound’s father) Joan Kelly lished a Special Gifts Endowment Fund to re- Lou Ella Toney Hope & Sam Miller ceive gifts of money and property, either di- rectly or through bequests under wills or Grants paid out trusts, to further the work of LWML. Lutheran Outreach $300.00 Virginia Tech Contributions may be made as a memorial, or to honor someone on occasions such as Our Savior’s Ministry $600.00 birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or sim- Assist New Hope Ladies ply the glory of God. Come up with your own to attend CL retreat unique way to PRAISE THE LORD. Resurrection Church $300.00 All contributions will be acknowledged by the Rehab of church Special Gifts Chairman. Hispanic Mission $300.00 Assist ladies to attend retreat Make checks payable to: Lutheran Church Extension Fund Totals (Oct. 8, 2009) Interest Received $ 52.00 Donations $ 50.00 Grants -$1500.00 Mail to: Pauline Lewis Balance Principle & Interest $17,574.80 8092 Forest Glen Drive, Pasadena, MD 21122 Praise The Lord! We were able to give a number of grants during this quarter Pauline Lewis Date _________________ Special Gifts Chairman To give a gift, use the form at the right. Amount Enclosed __________________ To apply for a grant from the Special Gifts fund contact Pauline for an application. The guidelines and the appli- cation form are simple and the request can be approved In Memory of ______________________ fairly quickly. The funds can be received in a matter of In Honor of ________________________ weeks. Occasion _________________________ To the Glory of God _________________ Send acknowledgement of gift (not amount) to: Please Print Plainly Name___________________________ __ Annie Nichol, IddellaTeeba, Sylvia Tienplay, Karen Soeken, Marie Flahn Address_________________________ ________________________________ Marie Flahn attended the Portland Convention as a Heart to Heart Sister and came back all enthusiastic about LWML. She is organizing a society in her congregation, New Donor ___________________________ Hope - an ethnic mission at Our Savior in Laurel where Address ____________________________ Marie’s husband shepherds as he completes seminary. ____________________________________ Karen applied for a Special Gifts grant to assist Marie and friends to attend the Christian Life Retreat in Ocean City. 4 Mite Brigade November 2009 District News Notes DCMARVA Zone Nominating Committee The Ladies of the DCMARVA Zone had their Fall Throughout the years the Chesapeake District LWML Workshop at The Lutheran Church of Our Savior Satur- has been blessed by the service of women willing to day October 10 with 23 women present. Betty Ellis accept the positions of leadership within our district. used an LWML resource, HOOKED BY JESUS Those presently serving as elected officers are (Cat#11411) which provides everything you need for continuing this good work. We thank them and praise this study on personal evangelism. God for their service. As this present biennium We broke into small groups for the Bible Study. We terminates with the District Convention in September were given real life scenarios to make us aware of how 2010, many of our elected officers have served four we could share our faith in Christ using everyday situa- years in one office and cannot be re-elected to that tions (such as sitting next to a stranger on an airplane.) office. Our Bible Study made us more aware of the fact that The Nominating Committee has begun its task of we as Christians should be fishers of men, women, and searching for candidates for the election that will take children not as an "activity" we do, but as a way we live place at convention. The qualifications, as stated in our lives. the district bylaws, are that candidates have served or Our ingathering of baby bath supplies, wipes, diapers, are serving as officers in their society or zone and they baby food, and winter clothing for toddlers went to the are now active participants in the mission of the Catherine Foundation Pregnancy Care Center. LWML. All officers serve a two year term and may be elected for one additional two year term in the same We continued our fellowship during Lunch and ended office. our workshop with a closing worship service led by In the next Mite Brigade there will be a list of the Pastor Chris Ogne. As we prepared to leave he ex- elected district officers and their duties and a horted us to be "SPARKS" for the Lord that will set the recommendation form for societies and individuals to communities we live in ablaze for Christ! suggest possible candidates to the Nominating Karen Updegrave Committee. This is where we very much need your DCMARVA CHAIRMAN help! Begin now to think about who you would suggest as a future leader/officer for our district. Thanks to Donna Siverd for sharing Karen’s note below Perhaps you would be interested in serving in this way yourself. We will be grateful for all suggestions. Dear Sisters in Christ of the Chesapeake Serving the Lord with you, The 2010 Nominating Committee District LWML , Leslie Jaseph (Baltimore Zone) Thank you for the Toni Killinger (Northern Virginia Zone) many cards, emails Jan Rueter, Chair (Potomac Zone) and prayers for me during my illness and surgery. I have been Christian Life Retreat Committee touched by your kind- Carol Zehnder, VP Christian Life ness and willingness to Connie Kruelle, Meeting Manager Toni Killinger and Teresa Tester take on the M &M working the M&M Store Store at the Retreat. Constance Hoff Through your actions I experienced God's love for Registrar me and I thank Him for being blessed with your friendship. Your lives showed me in many tangible ways Colossians 3:12 & 14. Thank you for being there for me with His love during a difficult time in my life! Not Pictured In His Love, Edi Collis Karen Doreen McDonald "Put on then as God's chosen ones...compassion, Kim Nestor kindness, patience...and above all these put on Penny Helmore Love. Colossians 3:12&14 Thanks to all who helped! Donna Siverd November 2009 Mite Brigade 5 Christian Life Retreat Outpouring of Love What do 69 health kits, 30 scissors, over 100 pencils, boxes of crayons, a table load of canned goods, shampoo and almost 200 Lutheran Women have in common? They all show the love of Jesus! Yes, even crayons can be a gift of love when given from the heart to show some child that they are special, loved and cared about! That’s what we saw at the Christian Life Retreat as Gifts from the Heart were dedicated! We thank God for all that was donated and those who both gave and received. As Lutheran Women in Mission Marge Bruning packing food our giving shows how much we love the Lord. Ruth Krc helping sort & pack food As we look forward to our district convention in Septem- ber, 2010, make plans now for your gifts of love. The gift cards for Seminarians will be repeated and the addition of books for our military men and women to read to their children will be gathered. You will be receiving more in- formation in future Mite Brigades, but your societies and congregation can begin planning gifts from the heart now. As winter approaches take a look at how you and your LWML unit can help someone get through the winter months easier. You might like to gather new or gently used blankets to give to the homeless, socks, mittens, and hats are always welcomed at shelters, urban schools and just to pass out in neighborhoods where the need is great. How about having a soup cooking day at your church and then sharing it with the older members of your congregation? There is much we can do, individually, as a society, church, zone and district. Think of something new and then do it! God will bless your efforts and smiles will abound! Marge Bruning See photo of students at St. Johns School, Dover, DE VP Human Care On p.3 expressing “thank you” for the school supplies. Saturday Evening Program What a wonderful treat to have our sisters in Christ from both east and west Africa share their songs of worship with us. Eritrean songs were sung by Saron Woldehaimanot, St John’s, Springfield. VA and Abrina Tekle, Bethany, Baltimore, MD. Marie Flahn, Idella Teeba, and Annie Nichol from New Hope mission congregation at Our Savior, Laurel, MD shared worship songs of Liberia. Thank you to Abeba Tzeggai who serves on the (national) LWML Heart to Heart Sisters committee for making the ar- L to R Abeba Tzeggai, Annie Nichol, Ideella Teeba, Abrehet Tekle, rangements for this part of the retreat program. Sylvia Tienplay, Marie Flahn, Saron Woldehaimanot, Meaza Berkai Teacup Auction Mite Box Bingo One fun activity Saturday was the Another of the fun activities at the retreat was “Teacup Auction” where folks had a bingo played with coins for markers. Prizes of chance to “bid” on one or more of the luggage straps and devotional booklets came 19 great gift baskets donated by the from the M&M store. Following the games the zones. Each dollar donated to the coins were collected in mite boxes that had Pastor’s Wives’ Retreat fund gained been placed on Karen Patton and Beverly three bid tickets to place in the each table. Young placing their bids “teacup” beside the basket/s of their Coins collected totaled $375.15 choice. On Saturday evening 19 which will be ladies had a basket of their used to help choosing and the Pastors’ Wives fund district Retreat fund had $858.00! mission grants. Unidentified LWMLers filling Bingo Thanks to all who donated baskets! cards with coins for mites 6 Mite Brigade November 2009 Christian Life Retreat The Blessing Cup Sharing the Cup The blessing cup that we bless, is it not a sharing in the The retreat opened Friday evening with the Divine blood of Christ? 1 Corinthians 10:16 NRSV Service with Holy Communion conducted by our pas- toral counselors. Pastor Rohrs serves as Liturgist and With this as our theme Pastor Sound was Proclaimer and Celebrant. The verse Carol Stano led us sermon was titled “Praying the Same Words Again” through a series of stud- based on Matthew 26: 36-45. Assisting with commun- ies comparing cups to ion were Rev. Dr. Jon Diefenthaler, President of SED, our life. Each table was and Dcs. Deb Lennox, Our Savior, Rehoboth Beach. centered with an altar setting featuring a cross The retreat closed with “The Office of Matins” on Sun- and a candle sur- day morning with Pastor Sound as Liturgist and Pas- rounded by bright yel- tor Rohrs as Proclaimer. low cups printed with the President Diefen- Carol and the Cup of Blessing Bible verse above. Dur- thaler and his wife ing each secession (not ViVi attended the a misprint—secession means a drawing away, in this retreat on Friday case from everyday distractions) other cups represent- and Saturday. ing each part of the theme were included in the center Pres. Diefenthaler altar. Friday evening we started with a “closed” cup and brought greetings were invited to open ourselves to the “Blessing of the on behalf of the Cup”. Saturday morning we began with the “Open Southeastern Dis- Cup” - first looking at the “cluttered cup” then freeing trict LCMS and ex- ourselves to become the “empty cup” that is open to pressed his thanks the outpouring of love and wisdom from the Lord. Next Pastor Sound and Pastor Rohrs to LWML for the was the “Chipped Cup” which included the “perfect work they do both cup” which set high expectations and refused to see in their own congregations and throughout the district the flaws. We learned that in support of missions. we need to let God see our Judy Sound and Kathy Rohrs attended the retreat with flaws. This led to the their husbands as guests of Chesapeake District. “cleansed cup” where con- fession leads to a cleansed Music heart and the joy of salva- tion. Saturday afternoon The weekend was filled with focused on the “Broken music as retreat song leader Cup” and the “mended cup” Dina Vendetti kept us singing at a look at the sorrows in our every opportunity. Each ses- lives and how we are sion started with music as we Mary Poling and Pauline Lewis settled in and singing provided mended through putting mend their broken cup with our sorrows in the hands a nice change of pace at break Band aids of the Divine Healer, al- times. We used every one of lowing ourselves to be mended. Sunday morning we the 25 songs in the retreat Dina at the keyboard closed with the “Cup of Blessing” built on the songbook, (some several times) “overflowing cup” based on Psalm 23:5 and thanksgiv- as well as the hymns included ing for God’s overflowing love. The “memory cup” re- in the worship service folders. Dina not only used a minds us of the affirmation of forgiveness in the Eucha- keyboard, but often she would walk through the room rist along with the many ways we have been touched with her guitar accompanying the songs. Dina is a and blessed by others in our lives. Each secession dynamic part of many LWML events including two ended with a litany of thanks and praise for the specific national conventions. “cups” in our lives. Throughout the presentations we used “breath prayers” where you breath in with a Offerings phrase and breath out with another, for example, Offering # 1 on Friday evening was designated for (breathe in) “Oh Lord, my life cup” (breath out) LINC Baltimore They will receive $1028.00 “Overflows with Your blessing.” This brief description is only a taste of the blessing we Offering # 2 on Sunday morning was designated for received through this enlightening retreat study. Thank district mission grants. Amount received $1707.00 you, Carol! November 2009 Mite Brigade 7 News Notes from LWML LWML CHRISTMAS CARD AND DESIGNER HOPE Committee WIN RECOGNITION LWML has a new 2009-10 catalog which made its debut at in Portland. These items are shown on the LWML Store section of the website. In addition to the catalog LWML sends out flyers and news re- leases with the newest products available. Some of these new products are listed here. At left is the 2009 LWML Christmas card with infor- mation about the designer and ordering details. On page 2 you can find ordering information for the new medium size mite box which is not yet in the catalog. Ladies at the Christian Life Retreat saw a sample of this new smaller size box which will fit in the amount of space taken by a shoe box. The LWML Christmas card and its designer, Judy Newell, Outerwear includes three items - A Purple Quilted have received recognition in the St. Louis, Missouri, com- Vest, fitted, with zipper pockets in sizes M, L, XL,1X, munity. The card was featured in a November issue of the 2X. 10074-Q Call LWML office for price St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the widely circulated local news- Lavender Softshell Jacket in a sleek and slender paper. stretch fabric. Water and wind repellant, LWML logo in purple. S, M,L, XL,1X,2X. 10086 $55.00. Judy Newell, card designer, describes the card: “This is a Black Polar Fleece Neck Scarf with LWML in rhine- striking, evocative four-color card with the word ‘Savior’ stones on one end for a little bling in your wardrobe. across the card. The Baby Jesus is nestled in the ‘S’ of 61x7¾ 10025-BL $10.00 Savior. In the lower right of the watercolor card, the wise men are seen riding their camels.” Other wearable items include a white bistro style apron with “Lutheran Women’s Missionary League” The card can be a useful tool in spreading the Good News across the top in purple. 10030W $15.00 (10 or about the Savior Jesus Christ to family and friends. Ms. more $13.00) Newell shares, “This card brings home the true meaning LWML Purple Pinpoint Oxford Shirt - purple on pur- of Christmas.” The Scripture verse from Titus printed in- ple stitching, 3/4 sleeves, princess seams, vented side the card ties into the sharing the message, along with hem to wear in or out, cotton/polyester. Sizes S the beautiful calligraphy that reads, "The wise men were through 5X. 10078-P $28.00 looking for a king, but found the Savior of the World. Re- joice in our Savior!" Also available - WLML Shopping Bag, environmen- tally friendly, waterproof, holds more than 20 lbs. This award-winning Christmas card is available only Made from sugar cane and printed with soy-based through the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. A ink. Rolls up and tabs closed. 16.5” x 20”. package of 10 cards with envelopes is only $6.50 per 99007 call office for price package. Order Christmas cards from the LWML Catalog Black Duffle, quilted, logo stitched in purple, metal (#16520-09) or on the secure Web site at www.lwml.org. feet to protect bottom. Interior lined, 2 interior pock- ets (1 zippered). Outside zipper closure 20.5” x From Pat Bilow, LWML Gift Planning Counselor 10.5” x 12”. 50012 $25.00 Other assorted items include - Flash Drive Bracelet If you are an IRA holder over 70-1/2, you have a limited keep your files close at hand! New 4G flash drive in amount of time to make an easy gift to LWML while not purple or green 16599-G or 16599-P $25.00 increasing your taxable income. Simply contact your IRA In The Word Bookmark The front features the presi- custodian and request that an amount be transferred to dent’s vision for LWML and the back has alphabeti- the Lutheran Women's Missionary League. Any amount cal listing of the books of the Bible with space to can be given up to a maximum of $100,000. (Please bear write page numbers. 16551 5 for $1.00/ 100 for $15. in mind that Congress has not required you to take your required minimum distribution in 2009 because of the Thank you to Karen Updegrave for serving as downturn in the economy.) The charitable IRA rollover HOPE Committee Chairman for an extra year. opportunity ends on December 31, 2009. For more infor- Welcome to Kathy Phelps who was recently mation, call Pat Bilow at 888/482-8425 or e-mail appointed to this position and will take over the email@example.com. M&M Store in time for the Leaders Retreat. 8 Mite Brigade November 2009 Chesapeake District Directory 2008-2010 Note Changes ♫ PRESIDENT DISTRICT MEETING MANAGER ZONE CHAIRMEN Joan Kelly 410-242-6724 Connie Kruelle H 410-641-7215 BALTIMORE ZONE 2215 Smith Ave 1 Chatham Ct. C 240-426-1409 Mary Poling Baltimore, MD 21227 Ocean Pines, MD 21811 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org BLUE RIDGE ZONE VICE PRESIDENT SERVANT RESOURCES HOPE CHAIRMAN Diana Williams ♫ new chairman Carol Schmidt 757-253-1457 Kathy Phelps 804-530-3212 email@example.com 2412 Pates Creek 12511 Mt. Blanco Ct DCMARVA ZONE Williamsburg, VA 23185 Chester, VA 23836 Karen Updegrave firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com ♫ new appointment Kupdegrave@aol.com VICE PRESIDENT CHRISTIAN LIFE CHRISTIAN LIFE CHAIRMAN DELMARVA ZONE Holly Hagelin Carol Zehnder 757-486-4819 firstname.lastname@example.org 3220 Sunnybrook Lane Virginia Beach, VA 23452 MARYLANTON ZONE Carol4lwml@aol.com Laima Kuring (contact) Lkuring@comcast,net V PRES MISSION OUTREACH and GRANTS YOUNG WOMEN CHAIRMAN NORTHERN VIRGINIA ZONE Mary Payne Debra Poese 301-946-4709 Lori Bahn C 757-639-8995 email@example.com 13001 Margot Dr 186 W. Ocean Ave Rockville, MD 20853 Norfolk, VA 23503 OLD DOMINION ZONE Deb.Poese@verizon.net Loribahn@hotmail.com Penny Helmore firstname.lastname@example.org VICE PRESIDENT—HUMAN CARE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR PENMAR ZONE Marge Bruning 804-798-6503 Laima Kuring 301-262-0844 Donna Siverd 12282 Lees Lane 13520 Youngwood Turn email@example.com Ashland VA 23005 Bowie, MD 20715 POTOMAC ZONE firstname.lastname@example.org Lkuring@comcast.net Sylvia Shives email@example.com RECORDING SECRETARY DISTRICT PUBLICATION EDITOR TIDEWATER ZONE Nancy Miller 301-752-2359 Sylvia Shives H 301-739-4008 8410 Perry Pl. 17215 W Wash St, C 240-481-0136 Lois Gallo ♫ new Chairman LaPlata, MD 20646-4468 Hagerstown, MD 21740-5171 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org MMV CONSULTANTS CORRESPONDING SECRETARY STRUCTURE COMMITTEE Mission Ministry Vision Donna Siverd 410-472-6626 Mary Payne 703-221-5950 Marge Bruning Richmond, Virginia 15902 Carroll Rd. 17554 Barron Heights Rd 804-798-6503 email@example.com Monkton, MD 21111 Dumfries, VA 22025-2021 Jan Rueter Derwood, Maryland firstname.lastname@example.org 301-926-2899 FGRueter@aol.com email@example.com ♫ new email Carol Zehnder Virginia Beach, VA FINANCIAL SECRETARY ARCHIVIST-HISTORIAN 757-486-4819 firstname.lastname@example.org Constance Hoff 757-486-0609 Margaret Martens H 410-838-2817 Abeba Tzeggai Alexandria, Virginia 417 Prince of Wales Dr 508 Old Stone Place W 410-436-1341 email@example.com Virginia Beach, VA 23452 Bel Air, MD 21015 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com TEEN LWML Friends Into Serving Him TREASURER SPECIAL GIFTS CHAIRMAN Bethany Bruning Teresa Tester H 301-292-9612 Pauline Lewis 410-255-1367 804-347-1117 firstname.lastname@example.org 1809 Taylor Ave. C 240-210-3247 8092 Forest Glen Dr. Ft Washington MD 20744 Pasadena, MD 21122 Marge Bruning email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 804-798-6503 email@example.com ZONE LIAISON CONVENTION 2010 CHAIRMAN DISTRICT WEBSITE Linda Roscoe H 804-741-9474 Beverly Sweeney 757-673-6819 chesapeakedistrictlwml.org 2008 Ridge Stone Ct W 804-270-4626 2317 Bidgood Dr. C 757-323-1393 Richmond VA 23238 Portsmouth, VA 23703 ♫ phones firstname.lastname@example.org ♫ new email BevSweeney@cox.net SENIOR PASTORAL COUNSELOR JUNIOR PASTORAL COUNSELOR NOMINATING COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN Rev. Dr. John Sound Church 540-667-1459 Rev. Raymond Rohrs 443-752-7639 Jan Rueter 301-926-2899 2800 Millwood Pike Cell 703-402-9059 1203 Talbott Square 19001 Muncaster Rd. Winchester, VA 22602-4634 Belcamp, MD 21017 Derwood, MD 20855-2403 email@example.com FGRueter@aol.com firstname.lastname@example.org ♫ new email November 2009 Mite Brigade 9 LWML PLANNING CALENDAR Pray for these events, the leaders and the participants. Zone leaders, please consider these dates when planning zone events. February 2010 District Leader’s Retreat February 26-27, Grace Lutheran Church, La Plata, MD May 15, District BOD Meeting, Grace Lutheran Church, La Plata, MD September 24-26, 2010 - Chesapeake District Convention, Richmond, VA Chesapeake District LWML Networkers/Women’s Ministry Leaders: Please Mite BrigadE make copies of this newsletter and distribute to the women in your church or forward to those with email. Editor: Sylvia Shives 17215 W. Washington St. Keep the Chesapeake District LWML updated Hagerstown, MD 21740 Send all changes of Networker or church contact infor- email@example.com mation to: Linda Roscoe, lmroscoe@ comcast.net Next Deadline: January 15 , 2010 Need Quarterlies or Mite Boxes? Contact Donna Siverd, firstname.lastname@example.org Send in your articles and photos then go The Mite Brigade is available in PDF format catch up on your scrapbooking. on the district website or from the editor. All photos printed with permission. Permit No. 13 17263-9998 Address service requested PO Box 373, State Line, PA 17263 State Line, PA Chesapeake District Lutheran WomenÊs Missionary League Paid U.S. Postage BRIGADE MITE Non-Profit Org.
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