Dorcas Ladies Aid plans summer events

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Dorcas Ladies Aid of Trinity Lutheran Church hosted its May meeting in the Fellowship Hall of the school, located in Freistatt. Doris Meyer, president, called the meeting to order, welcoming 15 members and one guest, Mica Plummer.

The worship “Dish Towel Devotion” was given by Cheryl Brown. She asked how many remembered embroidering the daily dish towels. Each one had a specific chore. Brown read a bible verse and prayer pertaining to each “chore.” Members sang “Lead Me, Guide Me.”

Edith Harmon introduced the guest speaker, director, Mica Plummer, from the Monett Area Sheltered Workshop. Plummer explained the services offered and encouraged everyone to bring recyclable items to the workshop as it provides jobs for the disabled citizens who are eligible to be employed.

The Mite Box ingathering, St. Paul’s Council on Giving, was given by Brown.

The minutes and treasurer reports were given. The correspondence was read.

Harmon, reporting for the altar committee, said two large jugs of candle oil, baptismal candles and cups had been purchased.

Karen Kleiboeker, representing the mission committee, told members the money designated for the Goodman tornado victims had been used to purchase food, which had been delivered to First Baptist Church in Goodman. Also, a large quilt was given to a lady in Goodman who lost her home in the flood. One small quilt was given to the silent auction at St. John’s Church in Monett for the Painter family adopting a child from LFCS.

Dorothy Osterloh announced Connie Prater's was the only birthday for May, and members honored her with the birthday song.

Members signed cards for nursing home patients and shut-ins.

Colleen Marie Pugh passed away April 20, and a service of Thanksgiving and Praise was held April 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Lunch was served to 110 family and friends prior to interment at Omaha, Ark. Those serving the meal were Meyer, committee chairman, Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Worm, Linda Jelinek, Cheryl Bracht and Miranda Schoen. Harmon helped with washing the dishes. The family was very appreciative.

Betty Sawyer reminded members to save the UPC codes from Best Choice products, as well as requesting members ask other organizations to them to save them for the Ladies Aid as well.

Susan Stark ordered ribbons for the new book markers for the church hymnals. She requested volunteers to help with checking the hymnals in church and applying Fray Check to the ribbons that are still in good use. A work day will be needed to construct the new book marks.

In new business, Meyer said Trinity will host the Pastoral Luncheon on Monday, May 15, for approximately 30 pastors. Kleiboeker and Sawyer will be in charge of planning the dinner. Kleiboeker read the menu and asked for volunteers to help with the meal.

The annual Trinity Lutheran Picnic and Bake Sale will be Friday, June 9. Members approved donating the proceeds from the bake sale to the radio broadcast fund.

Meyer will apply for a Thrivent Action Team card for the bake sale. Volunteering to help with the sale are: Osterloh, Harmon, Brown, Lena Bremer and Debbie Porter.

Members voted to utilize monies from the birthday fund to purchase baptismal books for the parents of new babies.

Meyer passed out copies of an email from Amanda Moennig. Moennig and Lacy Creed would like to host a German cooking and canning class at Trinity August 27, and wondered if that would be something that our Ladies Aid would be interested in hosting jointly. Harmon and Kleiboeker will talk to Moennig and Creed about scheduling it.

Meyer said that the Spring Rally at First Lutheran in Neosho was canceled April 30, due to the weather and flooding. It has been rescheduled for May 21.

Stark said that she has a box of skits if someone needs them for their program.

With the passing of Coleen Pugh, Meyer requested a volunteer to take over parish mission outreach.

Judy Lehde reported Jeanne Stoltz had been hospitalized overnight with bronchitis but is now home. She also told us about the Lutheran church she attends in Washington state. Members planned a meet and greet on Tuesday, May 9, for Lehde at the Family Room Steak House.

Meyer thanked her co-hostess Debbie Porter.

The meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer.

Attending were: Evelyn Bracht, Lena Bremer, Cheryl Brown, Edith Harmon, Marge Harris, Karen Kleiboeker, Judy Krueger, Judy Lehde, Doris Meyer, Nadine Obermann, Dorothy Osterloh, Debora Porter, Betty Sawyer, Courtney Sletten, Susan Stark and guest Mica Plummer.