Women’s Missionary League discusses mission projects

Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of Immanuel Lutheran Church met Nov. 3 at Lutheran Community Home in Seymour for its bimonthly meeting.

The meeting was opened with the devotion “Pray for a Bountiful Harvest” presented by Jan Behrens. Behrens said, “In the fall, we think of harvesting grains, vegetables and fruits. Scripture tells us of another very important harvest. That is the harvesting of souls for the Kingdom of God. One way we do that is with our mission grants. When the mission grants are paid and we hear of their success, let us give thanks to our bountiful God who desires all people to be saved” (1 Timothy 2:4).

President Lois Byrkett read a report on the 2015 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League National Convention in Des Moines, Iowa, that was attended by Carolyn Shoemaker. Shoemaker was the Seymour Zone LWML delegate. At the convention, a mission goal of $2 million was set for 2016-17.

Mission projects were discussed, and the group was given “witness bracelets” to make to be distributed by the Indiana District LWML Mission Team that is going to Nicaragua in 2016. Eyeglasses also are being collected for this mission trip.

It was announced that Immanuel would sponsor the November birthday party, set for 2 p.m. today, at Lutheran Community Home. Arrangements have been made by Beulah Clark.

Members placed their mission offerings in the mite box to be sent to the Indiana District LWML to help pay the mission grants voted on by Indiana District and the National LWML.

The meeting was closed with prayer by Byrkett.

Refreshments were served to those attending, including Frances Anderson, Behrens, Pauline Bloch, Byrkett, Clark, Helen Goecker, Joyce Hackman, Bertha Jackson, Mae Ellen Schneider, Sharon Scott, Melba Stuckwisch, Mary Schneider, Esther Sundell and Adrene Wunder.

The next meeting will be the LWML Christmas luncheon Dec. 8 at Immanuel. Those wanting to attend need to contact Byrkett.

The January meeting will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 5 at Lutheran Community Home.