Minutes of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, October 23, 1912
Description
Creators
Martin, L., Secretary
Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church
, Organizer of meeting
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Documents
Description
Handwritten minutes of the October 23, 1912 meeting of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Ontario. Motions are passed to donate $30.00 to the Board of Foreign Missions, and $5.00 to the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada.
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
Oct. 23, 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
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S100 Disc8
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Full Text

Preston, Oct. 23, 1912

The monthly meeting of the Women's Missionary Society was held this afternoon at the Parsonage. Rev. Lucas opened the meeting with prayer and read a portion of Scripture.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted. The roll was then called.

A motion was made by Mrs. Merkel

(Page 2)

seconded by Mrs. Schlueter, that a hearty vote of thanks be tendered to Mrs. Wirsching for her kindness in giving a tea in aid of the Society was carried. Mrs. Wirsching handed in 75 cents thus making the total receipts of her tea $14.30.

A motion was made and carried that this Society will send Thirty Dollars a year to India, to educate either two female teachers or one male. The Secretary was instructed to forward the money to the General Secretary of the Board of Foreign Missions, asking the Board to use the money as they think best.

A motion made by Mrs. Wirsching, seconded by Miss Ewald, that the Society donate Five Dollars to the Lutheran Seminary in Waterloo, was carried.

Two quilts were also donated, one made by Mrs. H. Meyer, the other by Miss Ewald. Miss. M Roos was asked to send for Indian view post-cards, which are to be sold in aid of missions. It was decided to serve

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coffee and cake at the anniversary service on Tuesday evening, Oct. 29. The Pastor then gave a very interesting and instructive address on "Women and Missions."

A motion made my Mrs. Clare, seconded by Miss L. Martin, that a hearty vote of thanks be tendered Rev. Lucas for his able address, was carried.

A motion was then made by Mrs. Merkel, seconded by Miss Roos that a hearty vote of thanks be tendered Mrs. Lucas for her hospitality, after which the meeting was closed with prayer by the Pastor.

L. Martin,

Secretary.

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Minutes of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, October 23, 1912


Handwritten minutes of the October 23, 1912 meeting of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Ontario. Motions are passed to donate $30.00 to the Board of Foreign Missions, and $5.00 to the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada.