Minutes of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, February 25, 1914
Description
Creators
Merkel, 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 February 25, 1914 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
Feb. 25, 1914
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 Disc9
Contact
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Full Text

Preston, Feb. 25, 1914.

The monthly meeting of the Women's Missionary Society was held this afternoon at the home of Mrs. Sohrt, and twenty one ladies were present.

The President opened the meeting with prayer and Mrs. Wirsching read a portion of Scripture.

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

Several of the members read passages from the Bible, bearing on the subject of the day.

A motion was carried, that the Secretary write a letter of thanks to Mr. Adam Roos for the use of a Victrola which helped to make the concert a success.

A motion was carried that all the present officers be re-elected for the year.

Interesting papers were

(Page 2)

then read by Mrs. Merkel and Mrs. Wirsching.

An invitation from Miss Ewald to meet at her home in March, was gladly accepted.

A hearty vote of thanks was tendered Mrs. Sohrt for the use of her home.

Three ladies volunteered to provide refreshments for the first meeting of the Sewing Circle.

There being no other business the meeting was closed with prayer.

Mrs. L. Merkel

Sec. pro. tem.

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Minutes of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, February 25, 1914


Handwritten minutes of the February 25, 1914 meeting of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Ontario.