Minutes of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, April 23, 1913
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 April 23, 1913 meeting of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Ontario. Proceeds from the Talent Tea were donated 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
April 24, 1913
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
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
Reproduction Notes
S100 Disc8
Contact
Wilfrid Laurier University Library
Email:libarch@wlu.ca
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Full Text

Preston, April 23, 1913.

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

The meeting was opened with responsive reading.

The minutes of the

(Page 2)

last meeting were read and adopted. The roll was then called. Two new members joined the Society - Mrs. Kischel and Mrs. R. Schultz.

The chairman of the Literature Committee was unable to be present, so the President read a letter she had received from Mrs. Fry. The President announced that she had received word that our reports are to be included in the Synodical reports.

The Secretary then read the receipts and expenditures of the Talent tea.

Receipts $68.70

Expenditures $2.85 for ham, $4.73 for oranges, $2.50 for ice cream

leaving a balance of $58.62 to be handed over to the Seminary.

A hearty vote of thanks was then tendered Mrs. Merkel for her hospitality.

An invitation from Mrs. Helwig to meet at her home in May was gladly accepted.

Mrs. Lucas then read a paper on Japan, Miss E. Stahlscmidt

(Page 3)

on "The Crucifixion" and Miss L. Martin on "Two types of service." Rev. Lucas then gave an interesting talk on the life of St.Paul, after which the meeting was closed with prayer.

L. Martin,

Secretary.

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Minutes of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, April 23, 1913


Handwritten minutes of the April 23, 1913 meeting of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Ontario. Proceeds from the Talent Tea were donated to the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada.