Minutes of the Ladies' Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, July 02, 1919.
Ladies' Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church: Organizer of meeting
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Handwritten minutes of the July 02, 1919 meeting of the Ladies' Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Ontario.
Minutes bound in a 16.5 cm x 27 cm brown, soft cover notebook. The words "Account Book." are printed on the cover, and "Women's Missionary Society, May 28/19 - June 27/23" is written in black ink.

The Women's Missionary Society of St. Peter's 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
July 02, 1919
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Image Height: 27cm
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Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada fonds
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.3834 Longitude: -80.31637
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Full Text

Preston July 2nd 1919.

The monthly meeting of the Women's Missionary Society was held this evening at the

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home of Miss Schultz with an attendance of fourteen.

Rev. Voelker opened the meeting with Prayer and Miss Martin read a portion of scripture.

The minutes were then read and adopted.

Miss Volkman one of the delegates to convention gave the following interesting report:

The 11th Annual Convention June 24/19 of the Lutheran Women's Missionary Societies of Central Canada met in Waterloo St. John's Lutheran church today, a large attendance of delegates were present from all parts of Ontario 24 in all and 21 responded.

The sessions opened at 9:30 a.m. The hymns "My faith looks up to thee" being sung which was followed in prayer by Rev. Beckman while it had been hoped the session would be concluded it was found impossible to complete all the work so it was continued next morning at the

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seminary. Mrs. Mueller, President of St. John's W. M. Society read an address of welcome to the visiting delegates after which a short reception was held.

Rev. Voelker extended the greetings of the Canada Synod while Rev. Maurer of Kitchener extended the greetings of the Central Canada Synod.

Most encouraging reports were received from the treasurer Mrs. Becker and others.

At noon a luncheon was partaken of in the basement - which was fully enjoyed by all present.

The afternoon sessions were five interesting talks intermingled with musical numbers making up a most helpful and profitable afternoon.

The "Worth While Hour" was indeed full of interest papers being read by Mrs. Sorenson, Mrs. M. Hagey (Hamilton) and

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Mrs. M. J. Beiber, Winnipeg.

It was moved and sec. that we accept a Junior Society it seems Waterloo is prepared to conduct in support another Missionary Society.

The expenses for delegates "equalization" amounts to $6.60.

We are requested to pay prompt.

Address Mrs. Wilson or Mrs. H. Germau, Waterloo.

Then from July 1st fees will be 20 C per month instead of 10 C. 10 C is for budget for United Lutheran Church

You will find particulars in constitution: it is expected that we pat quarterly 20th October being 1st payment (synodical 10 C)

Rev. Beckman announced that we are $19.00 short for Canada Lutheran. Some have neglected to pay up or do their part. Fifty Dollars is wanted in all.

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The delegates were entertained in the evening to a missionary playlette entitled "A strange five o'clock tea" given by the W. M. Society of St. John's Church, the visitors were delighted with the production.

The society were assisted by Mrs. Thiel who gave dramatic readings in most pleasing style. Mrs. Hagey of Hamilton also delighted the delegates with a vocal solo while Miss Florence Mueller rendered a piano solo in true artistic style.

During the numbers short addresses were delivered by Rev. Hofstead, Rev. Hunt and Mrs. Haufman all from Chicago.

Might say lace and doilies were for sale all during the session made by our Christian Women in India. The neat sum of $70.00 was realized.

The members were all deeply

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interested with the report and thanked Miss Volkman for same.

Moved by Miss Volkman sec. by Mrs. Kleindinst that we have our next meeting in July in shape of a picnic and the we pay this evening June and July.

Moved and seconded that Mrs. Schneider be a member of our society.

The delegates donated the 40 C carfare to society.

Miss Schultz was tendered a vote of thanks for the use of her home.

The meeting then closed with Lord's Prayer.

Dues amounted to $4.70

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Minutes of the Ladies' Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, July 02, 1919.

Handwritten minutes of the July 02, 1919 meeting of the Ladies' Missionary Society of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Ontario.