Minutes of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, October 12, 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 October 12, 1913 meeting of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Ontario. This was a special meeting where members volunteered to collect money for the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada, and to recruit new members.
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 Evangelical 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
Oct. 12, 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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75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3C5

Full Text

Preston, Oct. 12, 1913.

At a special meeting of the Women's Missionary Society held this evening after service, the following ladies volunteered to go around collecting for the Seminary - Mrs. Schultz and Mrs. Gerbig, Mrs. Schoenau and Mrs. Heise, Mrs. Theurer and Mrs. P. Bernhardt

(Page 2)

Mrs. Merkel and Mrs. Schlueter, Mrs. Stahlschmidt and Miss L. Martin, Miss Ewald and Mrs. Sippel, Mrs. Mickler and Mrs. Levandusky, Mrs. Kischel and Mrs. Pfeiffer, Mrs. Sohrt and Mrs. Wirsching volunteered to call on the members in the country.

The President suggested that while the ladies are out collecting they also try to get new members for the Society and new subscribers for the Mission Worker.

L. Martin, Secretary.

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Minutes of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, October 12, 1913


Handwritten minutes of the October 12, 1913 meeting of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Ontario. This was a special meeting where members volunteered to collect money for the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada, and to recruit new members.