Minutes of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, November 26, 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 November 26, 1913 meeting of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Ontario.
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
Nov. 26, 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
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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
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Full Text

Preston, Nov. 26, 1913.

The monthly meeting of the Women's Missionary Society was held this afternoon at the home of Miss Martin and seventeen ladies were present.

Miss Helwig opened the meeting with prayer.

(Page 2)

The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted. The roll was then called.

A letter was read from Rev. Lucas explaining his absence. He enclosed a paper he had written on mission work - "The ungathered harvest", which was read by the Secretary.

The President read a letter from Mrs. Casselman, chairman of Inner Mission Committee informing us that the Protestant churches propose to build a home where immigrants can stay until they obtain employment and asked our support.

The President was asked to reply that this Society may help in the future but would not be able to give any assistance at present.

A motion was made by Miss Helwig seconded by Mrs. Schoenau, then carried, that the Society place a mission box in the church.

An invitation from Mrs. Wirsching to meet at her home in December was accepted, and it was decided to meet the third Wednesday.

The President then gave an interesting talk on

(Page 3)

Inner mission work and instructive papers were read by Mrs. Merkel, Mrs. Kischel and Mrs. Stahlschmidt.

A vote of thanks was tendered Miss Martin for the use of her home and 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, November 26, 1913


Handwritten minutes of the November 26, 1913 meeting of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Ontario.