Minutes of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, December 18, 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 Puerto Rico.
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
Dec. 18, 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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Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
Reproduction Notes
S100 Disc8
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Full Text

Preston, Dec. 18, 1912

The monthly meeting of the Women's Missionary Society was held this afternoon at the home of Mrs. Charles Clare, and eleven members were present.

The President opened the meeting by reading a portion of Scripture and Mrs. Schoenau led in prayer.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted.

A motion was made and carried that the Treasurer pay for the book "Mission

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Studies" and for the postage. Three new members were added to the Society - Mrs. George Clare, Misses Georgina and Minnie Clare.

Mrs. Stahlschmidt read two very interesting letters direct from the field, one from Miss Schade, the other from Miss Munroe.

Mrs. Sohrt then read a letter from the Field Secretary of the Porto Rico Mission Board.

Papers were read by Mrs. Merkel and Mrs. Stahlschmidt.

Mrs. Sohrt read a paper on "Canada from a Home Mission view-point" written by Mrs. Stahlschmidt and Miss L. Martin read a paper on "Conditions in Porto Rico".

After the roll call hearty vote of thanks was tendered Mrs. Clare for her hospitality.

A motion was made by Mrs. Clare seconded by Mrs. P. Bernhardt that the Society send Five Dollars to Porto Rico, the motion was carried.

The Society then accepted an invitation from Mrs.

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Sohrt to meet at her home in January, after which the meeting was closed with Prayer.

Mrs. L. Merkel,

Secretary pro. tem.

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Minutes of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, December 18, 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 Puerto Rico.