LMWL takes on bookmark project

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Members hope to complete 355 by October

The Dorcas Ladies Aid of Trinity Lutheran Church, Freistatt, met Feb. 2, with Doris Meyer, president, welcoming 12 members.

The business meeting was conducted and committee reports given.

Several months ago, it was noted that many of the church hymnals were in need of new book marks. Susan Stark brought in plastic counted cross stitch mesh to be used as the support going down the spine of the book and ribbons can be attached to them. Suggested colors are gold and burgundy for those wishing to buy ribbon for the project. Members plan to make 355 bookmarks during an upcoming workday. The group hopes to have bookmarks finished by LWML Sunday in October.

Meyer requested members bring any stamps they had collected to the March meeting as she will be taking them to the Spring Board Meeting in Lockwood.

Karen Kleiboeker was unable to attend so Meyer read her report.

Mike Harmon assisted setting up the tables for the Jan. 23 work day. Attending were: Florene Tower, Thelma Barnes, Evelyn Bracht, Bonnie Worm, Lois Gaddy, Barb Steinberg, Edith Harmon, Connie Prater, Karen Kleiboeker, Marge Harris, Lena Bremer and Judy Krueger.

Ten baby and youth throw quilts and four large quilts were tacked. Two fleece blankets for Mt. Olive Church in St. Louis were donated. Cheryl and Walter Brown offered to take the quilts to Mt. Olive.

The next workday is Feb. 27.

The annual baby shower ingathering for Lutheran children and family services were scheduled for Feb. 19 and Feb. 26. Kleiboeker read a list of needed items. Bremer volunteered to apply for a Thrivent Team Action Card to be used for the baby shower.

Members sang the birthday song for Ruth Nelson, Karen Kleiboeker and Nadine Obermann and signed cards for shut-ins.

Meyer installed the new officers, Cheryl Brown, assistant treasurer and Aletha Smialek, assistant secretary.

Meyer read a letter from Julie Golden noting a change in plans for the date and place of the “Cooking like Grandma” class. The class will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Carthage. Leading the class will be Rose from Roswitha’s Schnitzelbank’s German restaurant.

Susan Stark, Cheryl Brown and Betty Sawyer, of the Christian Growth committee, led the LWML Prayer Service, “Celebrating 75 Years of Commending Christ From One Generation to Another.” The theme of the service was how we are connected to the generations that have come before us. Several verses from the hymn book were read aloud and many Bible verses pertaining to the theme were read also. Members sang “Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me.”

The program closed with the League Prayer and members singing, “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”.

Meyer thanked the hostesses Grace Doss and Edith Harmon and adjourned the meeting.

Those attending included Lena Bremer, Cheryl Brown, Evelyn Bracht, Edith Harmon, Marge Harris, Judy Krueger, Doris Meyer, Dorothy Osterloh, Betty Sawyer, Courtney Sletten, Susan Stark, and Aletha Smialek.