Ladies Aid 3 of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour met May 18 at the church. Thirteen members and two guests were present.
The Rev. Ralph Blomenberg presented the program on the history of vicars in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Immanuel has supported the vicarage program for several years.
A vicar is a student who stands in for the pastor. He must receive a college degree and then attend a seminary in either Fort Wayne or St. Louis. After spending two years in instruction at the seminary, a vicar spends another year in a congregation under pastoral supervision and then the final year at the seminary to receive a Master of Divinity.
Duties as a vicar include visiting the sick, preaching and participating in services. Immanuel has been blessed to have Will Fredstrom as its vicar this year. A new vicar will arrive in August.
The business meeting was opened with prayer, and committee reports were given. President Sandee Helwig reported the annual arts and crafts show will be held in the school gymnasiums Nov. 6. So far, 74 vendors have committed for booths with four being new vendors. Lunch will be served.
Ideas for a June activity were discussed with new members always welcome.
Hostesses Helwig and Ann Mahan served brownie sundaes.
The meeting was closed with the reciting of Psalm 56, singing of Hymn 702 and the Lord’s Prayer.