Lutheran Men in Mission
The goals of Lutheran Men in Mission are to:
- "Encourage one another and build each other up..." (1 Thess. 5:11)
- Gather men throughout our congregations to pray for our pastors and church
- Strengthen men's faith, relationships, and mission in their homes, churches, communities
- Tear down the walls of culture, ethnicity, race and location that separate us.
James, the earthly brother of Jesus, admonished that faith without action is useless (James 4:17). The Metro New York arm of Lutheran Men in Mission has taken this advice to heart and at its Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 6 it will launch its faith-in-action mission project to involve as many synod congregations as possible in collecting men’s clothing and other items needed by men in homeless shelters. The meeting will take place at St. John’s, Lindenhurst, located at 36 East John Street, from 9 AM till noon. A continental breakfast will be served and the host pastor, Rev. Thomas Taylor will deliver the homily under the theme: "Be not only hearers but also doers of the Word" and he will lead the Bible study. The business portion of the meeting will include an election, annual reports and an update of the activities of the church-wide LMM. However, the main portion of the meeting will be devoted to discussing and deciding on the details of the mission project-an implementation time line, publicity material, collection and distribution logistics and the impetus for LMM’s involvement. Congregations throughout the synod are urged to send representatives to this meeting to participate in the planning and implementation.
Don’t miss this opportunity to fellowship with men from various congregations who are engaging in men’s ministry and to put your faith into action by being a part of this mission project.
Judge Dan Joy, President
You can help to build men's ministry by contributing in a variety of ways:
To the national Lutheran Men in Mission. Go to www.elca.org/lmm and click "ELCA Gift Basket." You can also send a gift to the national LMM "Building for the Future" matching grant campaign.
To the synod’s Lutheran Men in Mission. Contact email@example.com.
To long term strength. Have you considered "deferred giving?" Consider naming LMM as a beneficiary in your will or insurance policy, or create an annuity.