Minutes of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, November 26, 1912
Description
Creators
Merkel, 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 November 26, 1912 meeting of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Ontario. A motion was passed to donate $5.00 to Bethany Orphan's Home in Nova Scotia.
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
Nov. 26, 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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Full Text

Preston, Nov. 26, 1912

The monthly meeting of the Women's Missionary Society was held this afternoon at the home of Miss Ewald. Twenty ladies were present, among them two visitors from Hespeler - Mrs. Grill and Mrs. Prestien.

The President opened the meeting by reading a portion of Scripture and Miss E. Stahl-

(Page 2)

schmidt led in prayer.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted.

Three members were added to the Society: - Mesdames Heise, Pfeiffer and Bernhardt.

A motion was made by Mrs. Lucas, seconded by Miss Roos that the Society send $5 to the Orphanage at Bridgewater. The motion was carried.

Mrs. Clare and Mrs. Mickler volunteered to be the Committee to visit the sick, till the balance of the year.

It was decided to study the "Mission book" during the next year, and a motion made by Miss Stahlschmidt seconded by Mrs. Mickler that Mr. Lucas be asked to send for the book was carried.

It was decided to have a general talk on Porto Rico at the next meeting. Miss E. Stahlschmidt consented to give a paper on "India" at the next meeting, Mrs. Merkel on "China", Miss Helwig on Porto Rico, Mrs. Lucas on "Japan" and Miss Ewald on "The Seminary".

(Page 3)

Interesting papers were then read by Mrs. Merkel, Miss Sthalschmidt, Mrs. Sohrt, Miss Helwig, Mrs. Wirsching, Mrs. Clare and Miss Martin.

It was decided to meet at the home of Mrs. Clare the third week in Dec., on the 18th.

After the roll call a hearty vote of thanks tendered Miss Ewald for her hospitality.

The meeting was then closed with prayer.

Mrs. L. Merkel,

Sec. pro. tem.

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Minutes of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, November 26, 1912


Handwritten minutes of the November 26, 1912 meeting of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Ontario. A motion was passed to donate $5.00 to Bethany Orphan's Home in Nova Scotia.