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(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

2016-2017 Bible Study

The Rev. Gary Rokenbrodt is writing a Bible Study titled “Fragrance of Life” based on 2 Corinthians 2:14-17.

“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumph, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God’s word; but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.” (2 Corinthians 2:14-17)

A sample of this Bible Study will be included in the Women’s Packets at the 2016 General Convention. Books will be printed upon receipt of each order and will be delivered in a timely fashion so that those wishing to begin this study as early as the Fall of 2016 may plan on doing so. Still others may choose to wait till January 2017 to start this study and that, of course, is fine too.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Elk Grove CA has graciously offered once again to do the printing. We appreciate their generosity and assistance with the printing of our studies.

Now for the answer to your question about what to study until the new study is ready, we are offering

A Potpourri of Studies

We have an abundant supply of past studies. In fact, I have taken inventory of the Bible Study books I have in my possession – 800+ books – books going back as far as 2003 and that does not include Leader Guides! In an effort to be good stewards of the resources God has given us, I encourage your women’s group to consider doing one of these studies. Following is an inventory of books available to order.

Year Title Study Books Leader Guides
The Blessed Beatitudes
1 Master Copy *
Names of God, Unique & Unequaled
14 Master Copy *
But God Also Said (Temptations)
47 19
The Exalted Lord (Hebrews)
69 52
Fruit of the Spirit
70 Master Copy *
26 28
Finding Jesus in Revelation
129 18
How Did I Get Here? (Trusting God’s Guidance)
53 49
Extreme Makeover: God Edition
Master Copy* 15
No More Excuses
35 73
His Marvelous Mercy
189 148
The Righteous Shall Live By Faith
135 86
Custom Order* Custom Order*

* Master Copy – Order a Master Copy to make your own copies.

To place an order for Bible Study Materials
Click here to download an order form.

Bible Study Order Forms & Payments should be sent to:
Bonnie Ohlrich

9652 County Road U
Liberty Center, OH 43532

Women of L.I.F.E. Treasurer, Katherine Hofinga, has a new address.

Please send all monetary donations for Women of L.I.F.E. to her at:

Katherine Hofinga
PO Box 102
Nunda, SD 57050


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
      • 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)


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