Missionary league reviews recent events


Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour met with President Jan Behrens welcoming members and guests.

Before opening the meeting, a picture was taken with the special action team T-shirts from Thrivent for the June mission service project, which is donating underwear and socks for school-age children to the Jackson County Clothing Center.

Items also were collected for the Ingathering that Behrens was going to take with her to the national convention June 25 to 28 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Pastor Philip Bloch led Bible study from the spring quarterly called “Living the Abundant Life – Living Forgiven.”

The installation of new and returning officers were president, Lois Byrkett; vice president, Sharon Klakamp; secretary, Janis Mundt; and treasurer Bonnie Raabe.

Behrens expressed thanks and best wishes to the officers. She also thanked the members for their support and cooperation over the years when she was president.

Behrens asked for comments from those who had attended the district retreat at Clifty Falls, and they were very favorable for both the food and the program. A picture of the group was displayed.

The report concerning the May 17 gathering for Daniel Phin’s farewell and graduation party at Immanuel given by both Redeemer and Immanuel was a success. Approximately 100 people attended, and pictures of this event were passed around.

Thank-you notes were read from Lutheran World Relief for the group’s gift of $1,040 to be used for purchasing hens and chicks so families can gain self-sufficiency and make a sustainable income. Also, the group received a thank-you note from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod for its $100 donation for the support of missionary Michael Paul, along with a personal note and a newsletter.

The treat shop at Carmel Lutheran Church in Carmel is set for Aug. 22. Registration forms were distributed to those who thought they might go. A $10 registration fee, due Aug. 8, will cover a light breakfast, lunch and materials.

Behrens reported the group’s 2013-15 goal for collecting mites for National Lutheran Women’s Missionary League was $1,830,000, and it received $1,851,348.67.

Behrens closed the meeting with two inspirational readings entitled “Quilt of Holes” and “Iraq” and a prayer for the national convention.

Byrkett and Rosalie Grabinski served refreshments.

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