A Postcard and a Prayer from 
Mennonite Women USA: March 2017
Prayer for Sisterhood 
by Lara Hall Blosser

God of all people and places,
We offer our hearts and minds in prayer for the world.
Today, we pray specifically for our global sisterhood.
Thank you for the gift of amazing diversity ...
            For the rainbow of friendship that stretches from the ends of the earth to the heavens
            For the glistening reflection of You we see in each other
            For the example of grace we receive from each other
            For the wisdom you grant to us through our sisters in Christ.
We admit that it is easy to limit our "family" to those we know, to keep to our familiar ways.
Help us to be ever-reaching, ever-growing, ever-expanding in our definition of sisterhood.
Cover us with your spirit of hospitality and love for our sisters everywhere so that the women of the world might continue to create and model a place of welcome for all.

Lara Hall Blosser is a former co-executive coordinator of Mennonite Women USA, having shared the position with Susan Janzen. She is now a certified physician assistant and works as a hospitalist in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania.
Our official centennial resource page is live, and we're looking for submissions from you!

Have a prayer, story, reading, monologue, poem, video or song about Mennonite women? We want to feature it on our resource page!

Not sure how to get started? Consider one of these prompts:
  • Do you have a story about how a group of Mennonite women cared for you?
  • How has being part of a women's group encouraged you to be a leader?
  • Can you recall attending a gathering of women with your mother or grandmother?
  • Are you a regular donor to Mennonite Women USA? What about our organization keeps you connected?
Send submissions to our executive director, Marlene Bogard, at MarleneB@mwusa.org. Note: videos must be 90 seconds or less.



Missed it in Timbrel?
The most recent issue of Timbrel focused on mission and service. We asked three missionaries about the changing role of women in the church.

MW USA in Orlando
Be part of the MW USA centennial celebration at the MC USA convention this summer. We will have a number of special events during the week. 

Sister Care Seminar
Next month will be the first Sister Care seminar just for black women. For more information, check out the Facebook event page. 

Have a blessed month!

Mennonite Women USA staff