Immanuel Lutheran Ladies Aid 3 met April 21 and opened the meeting with singing the hymn “I am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus” followed by the group reading Psalm 118.
President Jane Pardieck presented the guest speaker, Pastor Ralph Blomenberg. His topic was “Roots.” The formation or roots of the congregation of Immanuel Lutheran Church began in 1870, originating from Sauers. Blomenberg said we have roots of us becoming members of the congregation. Members’ obligation is to start roots in other people or congregations.
One root is now being started in Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Scottsburg. With prayer and dedication, this church has been meeting in the Scottsburg Depot on Sunday evenings with church pastors from Immanuel, Redeemer, Brownstown and Sauers Lutheran churches. The service is at 6 p.m. with Bible study beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and worship with them.
Roll call was answered by 17 members, and minutes from March were read and approved. Mites were received, and treasurer Linda Kamman gave the balance in the treasury. Secretary Carol Hill read correspondence received.
Brenda Snyder gave her report on visitations in March, and Carlana Able gave the report on visitations for April. Cheer chairwoman Rosalie Grabinski gave a report on cards mailed.
Ann Mahan and Norma Kilgas reported that invitations to the arts and craft show are being sent. Also, members were asked to invite other vendors they know of to attend.
The luncheon plans for the district seniors meeting were finalized. Marlis Kilgas, Sharon Klakamp and Ruth Ann Schneider chaired this luncheon.
The Immanuel Lutheran Church support group luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. May 19. All members are to bring a covered dish. Hostesses for the luncheon will be Donna Otte, Donna Runge, Schneider and Sharon Scott.
After the luncheon, a white elephant auction will be conducted. All receipts will go toward missionary Chuck Ferry and his family in Indonesia. Ferry is a former vicar at the church.
Jan Behrens and Doris Beltz will have visitations for May.
The meeting closed with the group singing the sixth verse of the opening hymn and prayer “The Lord’s Prayer.”
Hostesses Snyder and Scott served pie and drinks.