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.