LWR Relief Pickup in Decorah

St Peter Elma LCMS delivered 146 quilts and 7 fabric kits to LWR ingathering on Nov 5 at Decorah.  Next ingathering at Decorah will be first Saturday in May.

Fall Rally 2022

The St. Ansgar Zone Fall Rally was held on Saturday October 8 at Immanuel St. Ansgar. Pastor Squire had opening devotions. Our Zone counselor, Pastor Matthias Wollberg led us in a bible study entitled “The Chrisian Way of Hope”.

The Christian Life Committee of Denise Gerdts, Jan Kruger and Anna Mae Roethler presented the upcoming convention skit “Meet me in Milwaukee”. Betty Borchardt was elected our new Vice-President and Arla Murray-Juhl was elected to continue as our treasurer. Dianne Joens will be the new Christian Life committee member. We did not have a speaker but our ingathering was school kit items for Orphan Grain Train and we assembled 97 kits. This was the zone 80 challenge, also. We also gathered a pickup and trailer of items for the Orphan Grain Train. We had 32 members, 1 guest and 2 Pastor’s present. Our offering was $338.00. 

President Darlene Bodermann and Secretary Norma Brunner

Spring Rally 2022

The St. Ansgar Zone Spring Rally was held on Saturday April 2 at Redeemer, Ventura. Pastor Jesse Burns had opening devotions. Our Zone counselor, Pastor Matthias Wollberg  led us in bible study on the Lenten hymn “A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth”. The  Christian Life Committee of Denise Gerdts and Jan Kruger presented a skit entitled “A Time for Beauty”. Anna Mae Roethler is also a member of that committee. Our speaker was Pastor Jesse Burns who spoke on the St. Philip Lutheran Mission Society of South Africa. It supports seminary students and he visited that seminary when he himself was a seminary student in Fort Wayne. Our convention banner was on display. Anna Mae Roethler and Dianne Joens had constructed for us. Our ingathering was for the preschool and daycare of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Ventura. We gathered a trailer and pickup of items for the Orphan Grain Train. We had 28 members, 2 Pastors and 1 guest attending. Our offering was $315.00. It was a snowy morning so I was blessed to have so many members make the trip.

Fall Rally 2021

The St. Ansgar Zone held it’s Fall Rally on October 9 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Mason City, Vacancy Pastor Jesse Burns had opening devotions. The Theme was “Train up a Child in the Way He Should Go”  Proverbs 22:6. Our Zone Counselor, Pastor Korth led us in a Bible study using Bible verses around our theme. Our guest speaker was Linette Heimbuch, Director of their Sunbeam Christian Preschool & Childcare of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Our ingathering was for them. Jan Kruger and Denise Gerdts of the Christian Life Committee presented the skit “Cruising to the LWML Convention next June in Cedar Falls”. The Orphan Grain Trailer was filled again. Election results; President, Darlene Bodermann and Secretary, Norma Brunner. Anna Mae Roethler was approved to serve on the Christian Life Committee for the 2021-2024 term. Attendance was 33 LWML members, 5 guests and 3 pastors. Our offering totaled $385.00. Bethlehem sent us home with a lovely sack lunch.

LWML Sunday 2021

We honored 3 ladies on LWML Sunday. St. Peter, Elma LWML had a brunch after church to honor our 3 60+year LWML members. L. to R. are Irma Jensen, Beverly Flugge and Charlotte Platte.

Spring Rally 2021

The St. Ansgar Zone held its Spring Rally on April 17 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Elma. Pastor Korth had opening devotions. Our Zone counselor, Pastor Korth led us in bible study on Hebrews 12: 1-17. The Christian Life Committee of Pat Heddens, Denise Gerdts and Jan Kruger presented the skit “The Storms of Life”. Our speaker was Rev. Keith Haney from Iowa West District Mission Outreach. His speech he entitled “Culture in America Today”. Our ingathering was for the Riceville Food Bank. We gathered money and several boxes of items for them. The Orphan Train trailer was filled and the back of a pick-up truck. We had 26 members, 2 pastors and 6 guests. Our offering was $349.00.

Fall Rally 2020

he St. Ansgar held it’s Fall Rally on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Osage. Pastor Kaltwaser had opening devotions. Our Zone counselor, Pastor Korth led us in bible study. The Christian Life Committee of Karen Peters. Pat Heddens and Denise Gerdts presented the Lexington Convention  sketch “Running the Race”. Our speaker was Rev. John Wegener with UNI Campus Ministry and student Amanda. Our ingathering was for the campus ministries at College Hill. We elected Mary Rosendahl as the new Vice-President and Arla .Murray-Juhl as the new Treasurer. We gathered a trailer of items for the Orphan Grain Train. We had 28 members, 2 Pastors’ and 3 Guests attending Our offering was $321.00.