Minutes of the Ladies' Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, February 16, 1912


Description
Creators:
Martin, L., Secretary
Ladies' Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church
, Organizer of meeting
Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Documents
Description:
Handwritten minutes of the organization meeting of the Ladies' Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Ontario. Includes names of elected officers.
Notes:
Minutes bound in a 32.5 cm x 20.5 cm brown, soft cover notebook. The word "Minute." is printed on the cover, and "Ladies Missionary Society, Sec. Report, Feb. 1912 - Jan. 1915" is typed on white label.

The Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Preston, Ontario was organized on February 16, 1912. The purpose of the organization was to teach members about the church's missionary work, and to provide financial assistance.

Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada is one of five synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, consisting of more than 200 member congregations and 78,000 baptized members. The territory of the Eastern Synod runs from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In July 1861 the Canada Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Canada was organized by the former Canadian Conference of the Pittsburgh Synod. In 1867 the Canada Synod helped organize the General Council. In 1908 the Central Canada Synod organized as a result of English activity of the General Council. In 1918 both synods became part of the United Lutheran Church in America. In 1925 the Canada Synod and the Central Canada Synod merged, retaining the name Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Canada. In 1962 the Canada Synod reorganized as the Eastern Canada Synod of the Lutheran Church in America, comprised of the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and most of Ontario. In 1985 the Eastern Canada Synod withdrew from the Lutheran Church in America to join with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada to form the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. In 1986 the new church began to function officially, retaining its membership in the Lutheran Council in Canada.

Transcribed by Michael Skelton in 2013.
Date of Original:
Feb. 16, 1912
Dimensions:
Width: 20.5 cm
Height: 32.5 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
S100_3.54.6.2.2.1
Collection:
Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada fonds
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.3834 Longitude: -80.31637
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Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
Reproduction Notes:
S100 Disc8
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Full Text

Preston, Feb. 16, 1912.

This afternoon a number of ladies met at the home of Mrs. Stahlschmidt to organize a Ladies' Missionary Society.

After a short talk by Rev. Lucas to explain the object and work of the Society, the following officers were elected:

Hon. President - Rev. C.Lucas.

President - Mrs. Stahlschmidt on motion by Mrs. Lucas seconded by Mrs. C.Clare.

Vice-President - Mrs. J.Wirsching on motion by Miss L. Martin seconded by Miss Ewald.

Secretary - Miss L.Martin on motion by Mrs. C.Clare seconded by Mrs. Kleindienst.

Treasurer - Miss Ewald, on motion by Mrs. C.Clare seconded by Mrs. Kleindienst

Literature Chairman - Mrs. Sohrt, on motion by Mrs. C.Clare seconded by Mrs. Theurer.

A membership fee of ten cents per month was then decided upon. It was decided to begin work immediately on bedding, gowns, towels, pads, etc., so that they can be sent with the bale that other Lutheran Societies are getting ready

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to send to an hospital in India.

It was decided that the Society meet weekly for the purpose of sewing, until all articles intended for the bale to India are completed.

After sewing for a few hours the meeting adjourned.

L. Martin, Sec.

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Minutes of the Ladies' Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, February 16, 1912


Handwritten minutes of the organization meeting of the Ladies' Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Ontario. Includes names of elected officers.