Lutheran women’s league conducts May meeting

Members of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League recently met for the May meeting at Lutheran Community Home in Seymour.

Members from Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dudleytown served as the hostesses for the meeting.

Marcia Mildenburger, president of Emanuel LWML, opened the meeting and introduced Emanuel’s pastor, the Rev. David Whan, who led a devotion on “The Resurrection.”

Lois Byrkett read the minutes of the previous meeting. The treasurer’s reports from Immanuel and Emanuel also were given.

Betty Hill, Seymour Zone LWML president, gave a report on the recent spring workshop at Zion Lutheran Church in Seymour and the offering collected. She also reported Carolyn Benter, president of Immanuel LWML, had agreed to fill the position of Seymour Zone LWML treasurer at the workshop.

Mildenburger gave a report about Emanuel’s mission projects, which include collecting infant items for the Pregnancy Care Center of Jackson County in Seymour and donating sheets to Todd’s Place in Seymour.

Byrkett reported Immanuel LWML, with the help of the congregation, had raised money to purchase 48 goats for the people living in the Sahel region of Africa. In this part of the world where the food supply is short, a goat can survive under challenging conditions giving milk that nourishes and sells.

The July meeting date was discussed, as it falls on the Fourth of July. St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wegan, which will serve as the host for that meeting, will be contacted to see what day would be best.

Carla Ault with Emanuel Christian Growth led the women in the collecting of their mites and the devotion “What God Can Do with 57 Cents.” The group then closed the devotion with all singing “We Give Thee but Thine Own.”

Emanuel members served refreshments following the meeting to Hulda Goecker, Evelyn Klinge, Beulah Rieckers, Carolyn Shoemaker, Frances Anderson, Melba Klosterman, Oguerita McKinney, Melba Stuckwisch, Thelma Greathouse, Janet Weekly, Doris Voss, Janet Bobb, Ault, Bertha Jackson, Benter, Pauline Bloch, Jean Hoevener, Janet Kuehn, Mae Ellen Schneider, Helen Goecker, Mary Schneider, Hill, Rosalie Grabinski, Luella Holle, Mildenburger, Beulah Clark and Byrkett.