Minutes of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, January 22, 1913
Description
Creators
Martin, L., Secretary
Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church
, Organizer of meeting
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Text
Item Type
Documents
Description
Handwritten minutes of the January 22, 1913 meeting of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Ontario. A letter was read from C. H. Little, thanking the Society for the donation to the Bethany Orphans' Home.
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
Jan. 22, 1913
Dimensions
Width: 20.5 cm
Height: 32.5 cm
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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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Full Text

Preston, Jan. 22, 1913.

The monthly meeting of the Women's Missionary Society was held this afternoon at the home of Mrs. Sohrt and sixteen members were present.

Mrs. Stahlschmidt opened the meeting by reading a portion of Scripture then leading in Prayer.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted. The roll was called. A motion was made by Miss Roos, seconded by Mrs. Lucas then carried, that the Society meet every Friday afternoon during Lent, at the home of Mrs. Stahlschmidt to sew for the hospital in India. Mrs. Heise and Mrs. Schoenau were appointed to buy the material.

A motion was made by Miss E. Stahlschmidt, seconded by Miss Helwig then carried, that the President write

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to the English Canada Synod of the General Council for its rules and regulations and ask if this Society may be admitted.

It was decided to invite Mr. Kuder of India, who is returning on furlough, to speak in Preston.

A motion was made by Mrs. Schoenau seconded by Mrs. Grobe, then carried, that the next meeting, (it being the annual one) be held in the church, on the fourth Sunday in February. Mrs. Stahlschmidt then read an instructive paper - "11 facts on Japan."

A motion was made by Mrs. Grobe, seconded by Mrs. Lucas, then carried, that the Society buy Mission Literature - three dozen copies of "11 facts on Japan" and three dozen copies of "13 facts on In

Miss Clara Stahlschmidt then gave a very interesting talk on Japan, as she saw it.

A motion was made by Miss L. Martin, seconded by Miss E. Stahlschmidt, and carried, that the sum of Five Dollars be

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donated towards the Mission work in Japan.

The Secretary then read a letter from Mrs. P. Bernhardt thanking the members for the letter of sympathy which she had received from the Society after her bereavement in the death of her sister.

A letter was read from C.H. Little, the Housefather of the Orphans' Home at Bridgewater, N.S., thanking the Society for its contribution of Five Dollars.

A letter was read from Mr. and Mrs. Palmer thanking the members for their donation of clothing.

Three members were added to the Society: Mrs. Cherry, Miss Clara Stahlschmidt and wee Jeanette Stahlschmidt.

After a hearty vote of thanks had been tendered Mrs. Sohrt for her hospitality Mrs. Grobe closed the meeting by leading in Prayer.

L. Martin,

Sec.

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Minutes of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, January 22, 1913


Handwritten minutes of the January 22, 1913 meeting of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Ontario. A letter was read from C. H. Little, thanking the Society for the donation to the Bethany Orphans' Home.