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Evening Guild Meeting Minutes

ST. JOHN’S LWML LADIES EVENING GUILD MINUTES

 

KANSAS CITY NORTH ZONE SPRING BOARD MEETING AND RALLY

The Kansas City North Zone spring board meeting was held at King of Kings on March 11, 2017.

Since August 1998, $14,254.35 in mites have been from the sale of stamps. Currently there are 3 buyers for the stamps.  Two members of Holy Cross Lutheran Chruch donated their grandfather’s stamp collection.  A thank you note will be sent.   Anything but bulk and metered stamps are accepted. 

Since 2003, over $29,000 has been collected for mites from the collection of aluminum at Holy Cross.

National LWML is proposing a massive restructuring to result in a smaller board for more efficiency.  Committee members would not be allowed to vote at District board meetings but could at conventions. 

The next district convention will be at Lodge of the Four Seasons on June 8-10, 2018.  The 2020 convention will be in Springfield on June 11-14, 2020

New rules for submitting district grant proposals are on the web site.  Proposals for the 2018 convention are due October 31. 

Our Zone President appointed the Nominating Committee.  Only Christian Life cannot serve another term.  Secretary and Treasurer are eligible for another term.

The Zone spring rally will be held April 1 at King of Kings.  The district guest will be Donna Lacey.  The theme of the rally is WHAT IS OUR MISSION IN THE CITY?

The speaker is Pastor Zirkel from LUMA.  Ingathering is non-perishable food items (pull tabs on cans, no glass).    The building on Mercier is going up for sale.

It was voted to retain the offering in the zone treasury to help cover convention expenses.

Pastor Gier encouraged us to attend the Luther Movie on May 11 at 7:30.  There is a link on the church’s web site  or at TUGG EVENTS/MOVIES for purchasing tickets ($12).  Pastor Scharff will give a 5 minutes introduction and there will be a 30-minute Q&A period after the movie.

On October 15, a 500th Reformation anniversary event (hymn fest) is planned for the Kauffman Center. 

The fall board meeting will be at 8:30 a.m. at Trinity on Saturday, November 4 followed immediately by the rally at 10 a.m.  Pastor Geier recommended that the fall rally program have something to do with Katie Luther.


DISH CLOTH PROJECT

The Ladies Evening Guild sold "The Word's Best" dish cloths during the months of November and December, 2016 to support the Concordia St. Louis and Fort Wayne Seminary food banks.  The dish cloths were purchased from Trenton Mills in Trenton, Tennessee.  A total of 20 dozen dish cloths were sold for $2, and the food banks each received $366.  The project was well received by the congreagation.  The Guild thanks the congregation for their support of this and other projects such as the Easter breakfast and love packages for our college students away from home.


COMFORT DOG VISIT

On Saturday, May 2 the Ladies Evening Guild hosted an event featuring the Lutheran Church Charities

K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry.  The dogs are golden retrievers taken as puppies and trained for a year before

being purchased by  churches/schools to serve as comfort dogs in crisis situations.  There are 70

Lutheran Church Charities comfort dogs at the present time.

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The dogs have “handlers” with different responsibilities.  One family is the home family, responsible for the total care of the dog.  Other handlers travel with the dogs to areas affected by tornadoes, earthquakes, school shootings, death of a child, etc. to bring compassion and mercy to those affected by the situation while the handlers deliver the gospel message and the hope that only Jesus can give.

The dogs spend their days at school where they welcome children to school in the morning, visit classrooms, listen to children read or recite their memory work, and bring calm to students and teachers.

There were three comfort dogs at the event—Louie and Jackson from Joplin, MO and Jessy from Concordia, MO.  After a slide show explaining the ministry and having many questions answered, the guests were invited to pet the dogs and experience the love they gave.

Refreshments were served, and a freewill offering was collected for the ministry.


 

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