From District President Becky Haltaufderheid

Please note: We have also enrolled in “Joyful Response,” an electronic offering program through LCEF.  If you wish to give electronically, you can fill out an enrollment form and send it on to Jody Cook, District Treasurer. Your offerings can be automatically taken from your personal checking, savings or LCEF steward account. Joyful Response – Member Sign-up

Video invitation to Lexington LWML Convention

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

How many times have your heard in the last few weeks, “I can’t wait for the New Year!” It seemed as if when we turned the calendar from December 31, 2020, to January 1, 2021, all would be better. Well, we are still wearing masks, social distancing is still in our vocabulary and we are encouraged to celebrate any occasions with those within our household. I know many of my friends and relatives along with LWML leaders and members who have endured the coronavirus. Knowing God was with each of them was a comfort for me.

As I sat in church on New Years Eve and sang the song, “O God, Our Help in Ages Past.” I reflected on the past year as I sang the first verse:

O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.

We have endured many storms this past year and yet God has been our shelter within all these storms. I thank God for his protecting arms enfolding us. Knowing that He will be with us in the future is a great comfort.

Then came the fourth verse:

A thousand ages in thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

I thought about time according to God. A thousand years is like an evening to God. This past year seems like it took a very long time to get through, but to God it was simply a blink of His eye. Yet He kept His eyes on us as we endured so many changes in each of our lives. Zoom became the norm. Attending church and school virtually was much safer than in person. Working from home became the norm. This was all part of God’s plan and families grew closer together.

As I sang the last verse, I reflected on what 2021 will bring.

O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be thou our guide while troubles last,
And our eternal home!

Yes, we are still enduring the pandemic, but with God as our guide, we follow Him as He leads us through this year and beyond to our heavenly home. I look forward to the day we can be together again sharing hugs at rallies, retreats and conventions.

May you be blessed in 2021!

Serving Joyfully!