Dorcas Ladies Aid approves standing rule
Reports on holiday efforts reflect outreach to needy
The Dorcas Ladies Aid at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freistatt approved a new standing rule for delegates attending the Missouri District Convention during their meeting on Jan. 4.
President Doris Meyer read the proposed rule, which said the Dorcas Ladies Aid will pay for the registration, convention meals and lodging for delegates. Lodging will be paid for two delegates sharing a room. A single rate will be available if no one can share the room expense.
The organization will also pay mileage to the convention at a rate of 35 cents per mile, or gas expenses, whichever is less.
The district convention will be held June 8-10 at the Lodge of the Four Seasons at Lake Ozark.
In other business, Meyer reported the Thanksgiving ingathering food helped 15 families and two children. Hot chocolate and fruit was given to residents of Golden Heimat and other shut-ins. A $10 gift card was given to parishioner Chris Smith, in appreciation for attending the Navy Academy at Annapolis, Md.
Karen Kleiboeker, reporting on missions, said four quilts were given to Ellen Koenemann to deliver to a family in the Mt. Vernon area who recently experienced a home fire. Judy Krueger reported three Baptismal napkins were given out in December. Betty Sawyer said the Best Choice UPC drive netted $90 from Springfield Grocery. Marge Harris reported Betty Sawyer and Cheryl Brown had perfect attendance in 2017. They received a box of cards.
The program, "Living God's Size Dream," was presented by Meyer from the Winter Quarterly.
The birthday song was sung for Aletha Smialek, Debbie Porter, Cheryl Brown and Dorothy Osterloh. Connie Prater gave the financial report. Cards were signed for shut-ins.
Attending the meeting were Evelyn Bracht, Lena Bremer, Cheryl Brown, Marge Harris, Karen Kleiboeker, Gloria Krueger, Judge Kruger, Doris Meyer, Connie Prater and Betty Sawyer. Karen Kleiboeker and Gloria Krueger served as hostesses.