WOMEN OF L.I.F.E

Lutherans In Fellowship & 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.

Statement of Faith and Purpose, 1987

THEME
Lord Jesus - Our Hope, Our Future

THEME VERSE
“Fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart;
For consider what great things He has done for you.”
1 Samuel 12:24

THEME HYMN
My Hope is Built on Nothing Less

MEMBERSHIP

All confirmed women of The American Association of Lutheran Churches are members of The AALC 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.

Leadership

Co-Chair: Karen Huskamp & Katherine Hofinga
Secretary: Mary Dapelo
Treasurer: Donnette Taylor
Materials Resource Coordinator: Laurie O'Brien
Mission Outreach Chairman: Beth Brokenshire
Pastoral Advisor: Rev. Dick Hueter

Commission for Women Regional Representatives

Region 1 (Eastern): Ann Sloan
Region 2 (Greater Heartland): Traci McNally
Region 3 (West Great Lakes): Sue DeSha
Region 4 (North Plains): Donnette Taylor
Region 5 (Western): TBD

 

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. 

Current and past studies, along with leader guides are available. Click on the links below to download information and order forms.


2021 Bible Study

Beloved Apprentice: Becoming a House of Prayer

“Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary pure and holy, tried and true. 
With thanksgiving I'll be a living sanctuary for You."


The AALC Women of L.I.F.E. Bible Study for 2021 is entitled Beloved Apprentice: Becoming a House of Prayer written by Sue DeSha of Christ Lutheran Church in Duluth, Minnesota. The monthly study is a word and prayer workshop for women who want to grow in their relationship with God and with each other in a small group setting. One special feature of the study is its flexibility. If you don’t complete a lesson together, it can easily be finished at home as a personal devotional.

Each lesson introduces prayer mentors from the historical church and the Old and New Testaments to set the stage and followed by the workshop portion that includes scripture passages, related questions, opportunities for discussion and shared observations, all leading to the writing of scriptural prayers from the heart and a time of corporate prayer.

Here are the lessons and our prayer mentors:

January – Becoming a House of Prayer

February – How to Interpret Scripture and Lessons from the School of Prayer

March – The Holy Trinity: Praying Our Creation, Fall and Redemption

April – Moses: Loving and Praying God’s Law

May – David: Psalms of Repentance

June – Jesus Christ: The God Who Prays for Us

July – Hannah: Pouring Out Our Soul

August – Esther: Standing in the Breach

September – Miriam or Mary: Choosing the Better Way

October – Paul: Praying for the Church

November – Martin: Prepare to Die

December – The Puritans: The Valley of Vision

May God’s Word and Spirit be at work in you as you enjoy this study in 2021!

2021 Bible Study Order Form

(This Order Form also includes Custom Orders for 2011, 2015, 2016-17, and the 2018 Bible Studies)

Send completed Bible Study Order Forms & Payments to:

Laurie O’Brien
8508 Cherry Crest CT
Elk Grove, CA 95624

 Please make CHECKS PAYABLE to: Women of L.I.F.E. 


A Potpourri of Studies

INVENTORY CLEARANCE OFFER

We have a supply of past Bible Study books and Leader Guides in stock that we would like to get in the hands of women desiring to study God's Word. There will be NO charge for these books! If you want to give a donation, it will gladly be accepted, but it is not required. We just want to see these studies put to good use. Click on the link below to download Potpourri of Studies Inventory Clearance Order Form.

Potpourri of Studies Inventory Clearance Order Form

Women of LIFE Resource Bank Catalog

Send Potpourri of Studies INVENTORY CLEARANCE ORDER FORMS

and WOL Resource Bank Catalog requests to: 

Bonnie Ohlrich
9652 County Road U
Liberty Center OH 43532

 Subject to availability while supplies last.

Year Title of Bible Study Study Books Leader Guides
2004 Names of God - Unique & Unequaled 4 A Leader Guide will be sent with your order
2005 But God Also Said (Temptations) 5 9
2006 The Exalted Lord (Hebrews) 23 23
2007 Fruit of the Spirit 33 A Leader Guide will be sent with your order
2009 Finding Jesus in Revelation 15 A Leader Guide will be sent with your order
2013 His Marvelous Mercy 132 115
2014 The Righteous Shall Live By Faith 64 48

 


MISSIONS

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 ministries:

Damascus Road Ministries - Paul & Lea Eldred
Friends of Madagascar Mission - Steve Lellelid
Lutherans For Life
The Sending Place
The American Association of Lutheran Churches
Wittenberg Door Campus Ministry
God's Hidden Treasures


Donations for Women of L.I.F.E. Mission Projects can be sent to:

Donnette Taylor, WOL Treasurer
1813 16th CT W
Williston ND 58801

Please make CHECKS PAYABLE to: Women of L.I.F.E.