The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of Immanuel Lutheran Church recently met at Lutheran Community Home in Seymour.
The Rev. Adrian Krebs of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in North Vernon and the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Scottsburg led the opening devotions. He also is pastoral counselor of the Seymour Zone.
Lois Byrkett, president, conducted the business meeting and also read the secretary’s report in the absence of secretary Janis Mundt. Treasurer Sharon Klakamp gave the financial report.
Sharon Scott, who was one of Immanuel’s delegates to the recent Indiana District convention in Bloomington, told about the daily events at the convention and the mission grants that were selected by the delegates for the next two years.
Scott reported Immanuel’s child care was the recipient of a $5,000 grant during the convention. The grant will be used to expand the child care ministry to the current students and enable outreach to other families.
Byrkett discussed the new July mission project of collecting underwear and socks for the Jackson County Clothing Center. LWML is filling a gap left by regular clothing drives by collecting new socks and underwear for needy children in Seymour going back to school in August.
Thrivent Financial has provided $250 to help with this project. A Thrivent Action Team of Immanuel LWML members will lead this drive.
A report also was given by Byrkett on the recent Indiana District LWML mission trip to Nicaragua in June that organized an eyeglass clinic. Eyeglasses recently were collected by the LWML for Mission Opportunities Short Term Ministries.
This is a recycling program that offers Nicaragua’s poor people the gift of sight and a means for hearing the saving message of Christ’s love and forgiveness. The team distributed 600 pair of eyeglasses.
Adrene Wunder led the prayer for the dedication of the LWML boxes.
MaeEllen Schneider served refreshments of ice cream and sherbet along with cookies and coffee.
The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at Immanuel. It will be a pitch-in salad supper, and members are encouraged to bring a guest.