A Postcard and a Prayer from 
Mennonite Women USA:  November 2016
 
Tuning to Advent
by Marlene Bogard

God of Grace and God of Glory,

Tune our hearts to sing your praise.
As autumn's jewels surrounds us, 
     and sparse trees bare their souls,
We know. We are cherished, we are yours.
God of Grace and God of Glory,
Bend our pride, release our control.
As November skies begin the announcement, 
     and crisp winds carry it forward,
We wonder. We are seeking, we are yours.
God of Grace and God of Glory,
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage.
As the world is fraught with fear and full of debris,
We wait. We are so ready for Advent. Come Lord Jesus, come. 
We are yours.  

Marlene Bogard   serves as Executive Director for Mennonite Women USA, residing in Salem, Oregon. She is a big fan of the season of Advent and prays it will be especially meaningful to all of us this year. 
GIVING TUESDAY

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there's Giving Tuesday  and this year, you can participate in this global movement by supporting your favorite Mennonite Women USA ministries.  Taking part is easy! On Tuesday, Nov. 29, simply make a donation of any amount on our website. That's it!
 

NEW + NOTEWORTHY

     

Sister Care: Guatemala
 
Following four days of advanced Sister Care training in Guatemala, Sister Care co-presenter Carolyn Heggen reflects on the trip and the difference it made.


Advent Coloring Pages 

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Artist Trudy McKinnell has giant Advent and Christmas coloring sheets on sale now. Shipping is free and a portion of the proceeds benefit MW USA. 
IWF Update

International Women's Fund scholarship recipient Jeongih Han recently graduated from Eastern Mennonite Seminary with a master of divinity. Congrats!




Have a blessed month!

Sincerely,
Mennonite Women USA staff