Minutes of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, April 22, 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 April 22, 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
April 22, 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
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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 Disc9
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Full Text

Preston. April 22, 1914.

The monthly meeting of the Women's Missionary Society was held this afternoon at the home of Miss Janet Stahlschmidt and 25 ladies were present.

The President opened the meeting with prayer. The minutes were read and adopted. The roll was then called.

Five ladies were then proposed and accepted as

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members of the Society: - Miss Rose Dechert, Mrs. Geo. Fink, Mrs. Chas. Pelz, Mrs. Emil Kleinsteuber and Mrs. Arthur Bernhardt.

The Society decided to hold a social on Friday evening, May 1st, and the Secretary was instructed to send invitations to the Confirmation classes of 1913 and 1914, but it was to be announced on Sunday, that the whole congregation is to attend.

Five ladies volunteered to act as a committee to see about the refreshments and programme. The committee was composed of Miss Roos, Mrs. Gheurer, Mrs. Sohrt, Mrs. Kanmacher and Miss Ewald.

Interesting and instructive papers were read by Mrs. Grobe, Mrs. Werlich, Miss Roos, and Mrs. Stahlschmidt. The President gave an instructive talk on Japan.

The Society decided to meet in the basement in May if no home is offered in the meantime. Mrs. Merkel offered her home for the June meeting.

A motion was made and carried that the

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ladies of the Society attend Sunday School the first Sunday in May for the unveiling of the picture of Dr. Muhlenberg and also to distribute pamphlets.

Mrs. Gheurer handed in the sum of $2.15 which the Confirmation class donated, it being the sum they had left in their treasury.

The Secretary was instructed to write a letter of thanks to the class, addressed to Miss Florence Gheurer, to show our appreciation.

Mrs. Stahlschmidt and her daughter were tendered a hearty vote of thanks for the use of their home.

The sum of $4 was paid in in fees, Mrs. Wirsching gave $1 and Mrs. C. Clare 50 cts to buy lining for quilts.

The meeting was then 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, April 22, 1914


Handwritten minutes of the April 22, 1914 meeting of the Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Ontario.