Immanuel Lutheran Ladies Aid

Ladies Aid 3 of Immanuel Lutheran Church’s meeting Nov. 19 opened with members singing verses 1 and 2 of “Now Thank We All Our God” and reciting Psalm 100.

The Rev. Jimmy Rodriguez, the guest speaker, presented a slideshow of what has been and what will be done in Haiti.

Hearts-4-Haiti Lutheran Mission Society was founded in 2005 by Lutheran churches of Jackson County. In the past 10 years, the society has provided a truck, a new roof, generators, a computer lab, French hymnals and a library for the church and school. Every other month, monies are being donated to provide tuition for students, salaries and a food bank to those in need.

The new campaign, “Spreading the Gospel One Step at a Time,” has a goal of purchasing ground and then a church, a school and a medical facility in a village. A gift of $10 equals one step. Plans are underway to recruit workers for a trip to Haiti in February 2016.

President Jane Pardieck opened the business meeting with 17 members answering roll call. Minutes were read and approved, and Linda Kamman gave the financial report.

Ann Mahan gave a report on the back feed of the arts and craft show. Anna Mills and Norma Kilgas reported on visitation for this month. Helen Nolting and Pardieck will have visitations for December.

Cheer committee member Janis Mundt reported two birthdays in November, Jan Behrens and Norma Kilgas.

It was announced that the Indiana District Senior Adult Ministry Task Force meeting, titled “God’s Gifts of Heart, Mind and Soul,” will be conducted in April 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran. The group voted to serve a luncheon for several district speakers and other attendees April 22. Pardieck appointed Ruth Ann Schneider to be chairwoman.

The Christmas dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the church.

The meeting adjourned with a Thanksgiving prayer.

Nolting and Janis Mundt were hostesses for the evening.