Lutheran Women in Mission Sunday
The King is Coming
Traditionally celebrated the first Sunday in October, Lutheran Women in Mission Sunday can be celebrated any time.
Throughout human history, God pictured the coming redemptive King through various images of His promise, providence, provision, and protection for His people. We could easily become down and out because of the evil of our world, and quickly give up because of the constant bad news; but hope, peace, joy, and love is the promise of our God for His people. Christ is the King of Glory! The Gospel is our only hope, as the King of glory comes in, with, and through the Gospel, as we were buried with Him in Baptism and raised with Him to a new life!
Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle! Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory! (Psalm 24:7–10)
2023 Lutheran Women in Mission Sunday downloadable materials, authored by Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray, Jr., are now available below.
All worship and devotional materials have received approval from LCMS Doctrinal Review.
Lutheran Women in Mission Sunday materials for purchase
Please place orders before September 1, 2023 to ensure availability and timely delivery.
- LWML Sunday Bulletin Covers — Letter size — in packs of 50
- LWML Sunday Bulletin Covers — Legal size — in packs of 50
- LWML Mission Grants Bookmarks — in packs of 50
- Order LWML Brochures — in packs of 50
- Order LWML Individual Mite Boxes — in packs of 25
- Order LWML Medium Mite Box
- Order LWML Children's Mite Boxes — in packs of 25
- Order LWML Candy — bag of 50 individually wrapped pieces (limited quantity)
- Shop all LWML resources
Lutheran Women in Mission Sunday materials available as free downloads
Promote LWML Sunday 2023
LWML Sunday 2023 Bulletin Covers
- LWML Sunday 2023 Bulletin Cover — color, Letter size
- LWML Sunday 2023 Bulletin Cover — grayscale, Letter size
- LWML Sunday 2023 Bulletin Cover — color, Legal size
- LWML Sunday 2023 Bulletin Cover — grayscale, Legal size
LWML Sunday 2023 Full Worship Service
- LWML Sunday 2023 Worship Service
- Lutheran Service Builder link: https://app.lutheranservicebuilder.com/share/USoNyyyP
- Users of Lutheran Service Builder can use the above link to import the service into their library of "My Worship Resources."
LWML Sunday 2023 Additional Materials
- Ideas for Collecting Mites
- LWML Sunday 2023 Author Bio
- LWML Sunday 2023 Author Photo JPG
- LWML Sunday 2023 Banner pattern — instructions and small pattern in color, on grid
- LWML Sunday 2023 Children's Message
- LWML Sunday 2023 Litany — Mite Offerings
- LWML Sunday 2023 Litany — Gifts from the Heart
- LWML Sunday 2023 Logo in color PNG
- LWML Sunday 2023 Logo in b/w JPG
- LWML Sunday 2023 PowerPoint Template — wide screen PPTX
- LWML Sunday 2023 Sermon
- The League Pledge and other LWML Songs
- Introduction to LWML video
- Thank You LWML! video from the LCMS
- A conversation with LWML President Eden Keefe at the LCMS convention
- Lutheran Women in Mission FOCUS on Jesus presentations — a series of presentations, available in video or PowerPoint format, about Lutheran Women in Mission based on the mission statement of the LWML
For assistance with downloading resources, call the LWML Office at (800) 252-5965 or email email@example.com.
About the author
Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray, Jr. serves as director of LCMS Black Ministry, serving predominantly black communities and ministering to African-Americans, African immigrants, and other native Black populations. He provides leadership and direction for LCMS districts, congregations, schools, and related organizations as they minister to minority groups in their communities across the country.