Published 9:53 am Friday, November 16, 2012

Ladies Aid of Our Savior’s

The Ladies Aid of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Albert Lea met Nov. 8. Hostesses were Angie Nelson and Joyce Peterson.

The Rev. James Kassera’s devotion was on Thanksgiving. The message was that everyone should give thanks for the blessings in life, not only on Thanksgiving, but all year long.

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Vice president Sandy Pieper presided over the business meeting. She thanked all who helped and brought cakes for the funeral of Randy Peterson. She also thanked those who helped and brought salads and desserts for the appreciation dinner honoring Rev. Wayne Halvorson.

The secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were read and approved.

Motions were made and approved to give $200 to the Bethany College Seminary Emergency Fund and $100 to Thoughts of Faith, Gift of Life. A motion was made to add additional funds to the Mission Festival offering to total $200 for home missions.

After some discussion, a decision was made to buy small pointsetta plants for the shut-ins for Christmas.

Jeanette Gulbrandson purchased and donated 20 additional Corelle coffee cups.

A reminder was made to bring Christmas gifts for residents of the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center by Nov. 12.

The meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer and the table prayer.


Wa Tan Ye club

President Dorothy Wedge called the November meeting of the Wa Tan Ye service club to order. Roll call was made with eight members present.

JoAnn Holstad read the minutes which were approved and placed on file. Alice Petersen gave the treasurer’s report, which was also approved and placed on file.

The holiday luncheon for the service clubs will be Dec. 14. Reservations have to be turned in on Nov. 29.

The committees gave their annual reports. Reports were given orally this year to save on paper. Membership dues were paid for the next year.

Members who attended the annual convention in Clinton, Iowa, in October gave a report. Both amendments were passed.

The group will be putting up a Christmas tree for the Albert Lea Art Center. Trees will be displayed at Northbridge Mall.

A motion was made to no longer have door prizes at the meetings. It was seconded and passed.

A donation of $35 was collected for local food shelves.

The meeting was adjourned. Delores Weller was the hostess.

The next meeting will be Dec. 3, and the group will hold its Christmas party at this meeting.