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
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.
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
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.