Lutheran Women’s Missionary League


Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of Immanuel Lutheran Church met Jan. 5 at Lutheran Community Home in Seymour.

Refreshments were served to the ladies as they arrived.

Jan Behrens began the meeting with a devotion entitled “New Beginnings.” It was based on Lamentations 3:22 and 23. Behrens emphasized, “No matter what we may be going through in this new year to remember that our Father’s mercies are new every morning and great is his faithfulness and compassion.” Behrens concluded the devotion with prayer.

The business meeting was conducted by Lois Byrkett, president. She told the ladies that the collection of eyeglasses for the Indiana District LWML mission team going to Nicaragua in June had netted 75 pairs.

Also, a total of 92 hats and mittens were collected on the LWML Christmas tree in December, and all had been given to the Jackson County Clothing Center.

Secretary Janis Mundt gave her report and also the treasurer’s report. Mundt read a thank-you note received from Pastor Philip Bloch and passed around a newsletter received from Missionary Paul serving in Taiwan.

Byrkett announced the LWML Prayer Service will be Feb. 7 at St. Peter’s in Brownstown.

Also, the Indiana District Convention will be June 24, 25 and 26 at the Monroe County Convention Center in Bloomington. The theme of the convention is “Who’s Your Lord?,” Matthew 16:15-16.

Adrene Wunder led the group in the mite box devotion. The devotion was based on Isaiah 6:8, “And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ Then I said, ‘Here am I! Send me.'” Wunder’s closing prayer encouraged all to remember the many grant recipients who are helping others with our prayers and with our mites and when possible with personal notes of encouragement.

“Happy Birthday” was sung for members having January birthdays. They included Melba Stuckwisch, who was present, and to Norma Kieser and Elvira Preuss, who were not able to attend.

Those attending were Behrens, Pauline Bloch, Byrkett, Beulah Clark, Helen Goecker, Karen Habenicht, Joyce Hackman, Jean Hoevener, Mundt, Mae Ellen Schneider, Mary Schneider, Stuckwisch, Doris Voss and Wunder.

Byrkett reminded the ladies of the next meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at Immanuel.

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