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WOMEN OF L.I.F.E.
(Lutherans In Fellowship and Evangelism)


“Acknowledging that our Lord Jesus Christ is the Divine Head of the Church, and desiring in our day to follow and serve Him, we dedicate ourselves to the furtherance of His Kingdom, by a stewardship of life and service, to the glory of the Triune God.”

Bible Study

We have chosen NOT to be a separate entity unto ourselves.  Therefore, we are governed by the constitution of The AALC and have at least one clergy representative on our Commission to safeguard the theological correctness of our Bible studies.  We never want to state unknowingly anything that would be contrary to our belief that the BIBLE is truly the divinely inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God.

Each year Women of L.I.F.E. leadership or AALC Pastors have written Bible studies using a 12 month format. Some groups study together monthly, others meet weekly with the same study at their pace. There is a study guide to facilitate discussion and for clarification and correct Biblical answers.

Current, next year’s, and past studies and guides, as well as a Resource Bank Catalogue, are available by contacting our Materials Resource Coordinator, Bonnie Ohlrich, at bonnieohlrich@embarqmail.com.


Bible Study for 2015

"JONAH – A Story of God’s Amazing Grace"

was prepared by Cathy Twito,
Member of Ascension Lutheran Church
Ames, Iowa


(a note from Cathy)

My dear family in Christ,

After being introduced to brief study of the book of Jonah a few years ago, I came away still “hungry” for so much more of the insights of God’s word in this book tucked among Minor Prophets of the Old Testament.

 

I had so many questions: Who were the Ninevites that God would care enough to give them a chance to turn from their wickedness? What was Jonah’s world like? Why did Jonah have such a bad attitude? Why did the people of Nineveh respond so quickly to Jonah’s message? The urging of the Holy Spirit to dig for treasure in this book was unquenchable. And the blessing of the study and communion with God along the way was wonderful.

And so, now, I’m very excited for you to join me on this journey alongside Jonah.  Since Jonah’s tale of being swallowed by the big fish is one of the most popular Bible stories, I’m sure it’s familiar to you on some level. And most likely, the big fish swallowing segment of the story takes center stage in your recollection. However, the real spotlight in this journal of the events of Jonah’s life belongs to God’s amazing grace and mercy. God so loved the world…the Ninevites, the mariners, and a prophet with a bad attitude.  God not only speaks His love and mercy clearly in this book, but whispers the name of His Son, Jesus, also if we only have ears to hear. Oh, my – there’s so much to discover, I can hardly wait to share it with you!

May God bless you in the study of His Word! Please know I have already said many prayers for you as you dig for treasure in this book! Be blessed!

So much love,

Cathy Twito


To place an order for 2015 Bible Study Materials
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Our second focus is to be a mission-minded organization dedicating our talents and resources to both local and foreign mission endeavors to zealously proclaim the GOOD NEWS about Jesus Christ, urging men and women to repent of their sins and to put their trust in Jesus as their only Savior and to make Him Lord of their life.

The Women of L.I.F.E. support the following:

      • The AALC Youth Fund
      • Lutheran Bible Translators
      • Servants Unique Family Ministries
      • East European Missions Network
      • American Lutheran Theological Seminary
      • Lutherans for Life
      • Steve Lellelid, Missionary

“Obey the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart. Remember the great things He has done for you.” (1 Samuel 12:24)

Membership

All confirmed women of The AALC are members of The American Association of Lutheran Churches’ Women of L.I.F.E.  It is recognized that some women will serve in areas of Christian service other than the Women’s Commission and congregation circles.  Women who serve in the congregation in such areas as: Choir, Sunday School, Altar Guild, Cradle Roll etc. are still a part of The AALC Women of L.I.F.E.  It is recognized that some women, because of small children, handicapped, aged or infirmed members of the family may not be able to take responsibilities in other Christian service, at least for awhile.  ALL women of the congregation beyond confirmation age; however, ARE the concern of The AALC Women of L.I.F.E. and should be considered in planning.

Our Leaders are

Co-Chairwomen: Kathy Buhr & Karen Huskamp
Secretary:   Laurie Dapelo
Treasurer: Katherine Hofinga
Materials Resource Coordinator: Bonnie Ohlrich
Mission Outreach Chair: Diana Wogen
Pastoral Advisor:  Rev. Dick Hueter


Commission for Women Regional Representatives

Region 1 (Eastern): Bonnie Ohlrich
Region 2 (Greater Heartland): Kathy Gleason
Region 3 (West Great Lakes): Jan Main
Region 4 (North Plains): Beverly Ashley
Region 5 (Western): Katherine Posey